A Poem to Cyclists by David Byrne

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I don’t think this qualifies as a poem, but it’s interesting that David Byrne does.

Does poetry have to be written? I think it does, but I think I can see David Byrne’s argument, that poetry is more of a feeling and less of a set of rules. Elements that once defined poetry, like meter and rhyme, now define only categories within the subject of poetry. Maybe, as we keep moving away from paper, the definition of poetry will extend to include digital media that explore poetic ideas.

So, maybe David Byrne is predicting the future, and poetry will not always be something you can put on paper. I’m not saying he’s right, but he’s got an interesting point.

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