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  1. Absolutely! And not only from the point of view of a poet, but also from the point of view of a poetry lover.

    Have you ever read a book in one gulp, without looking up from the first to the last page? Certainly.

    And to read a whole volume of poetry in this way? Hardly. It is difficult. It's too much. After all, there is a whole world between the lines, a deep meaning, a spectrum of emotions, feelings and experiences. And you need to understand, explain and feel it

  2. I once wrote a semi-serious article on this topic. The problem with answering the questions of philology is that philology is a humanitarian science that tries to study a natural phenomenon. In short, it is in verse that our evolutionary predispositions are more pronounced than in prose texts. The rhythm of speech, the vocabulary, the need to express a lot of meanings in short lines, all this makes the poet brush aside unnecessary things, so poems reflect the poet's personality, more precisely than prose. This is something like a tired habilis puffing to the beat of heavy breathing: “yy yy” (chorus), and his partner understands that this is a prey nearby and rejoices: “egegey” (anapest). My answer is that poetry is not a special type of thinking, but it is less subject to logic, skill and lies, that is, it better reflects the type of thinking of the author.�

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