I started with a party and am ending the same way.
I began with a wandering heart and wound up madly in love.
I set off with dreams and went out to achieve them.
Bring on the teens.
Escolar aka Walu
9 years ago
(An accessible poem) is a poem we can understand. Immediately. We feel no drive to delve. It is not a poem we need to analyze. There are no pesky layers of meaning. What you see is what you get.
In some ways, such writing is worse than that which obfuscates and fancy-dances in order to create a dazzling surface, a distraction from its basic emptiness of content or intellect. The (too-obvious) meaning in a Bass poem cannot compensate for the lack of a dazzling surface.