On poetry and it's success????
I guess that depends on what one means by success.
As far as my thoughts go....if a poem reaches out and grabs me,
pulls me in and touches me in one way or another
it's a success to me.
If a writer can make me feel what they are saying, in my book they have done well.
And if the piece has good meter, rhyme, flow etc...then it's even better.
But who am I?
I know there are rules to be followed in poetry, but I am not one to follow rules.
I don't even know what half of them are.
I write from the heart....what I feel.
Uhhhhh...Anyway, back to your question
(sorry, got a little side tracked there)
I wouldn't think that it "solely" depends on the stand point, but I would
venture to say that it would have a lot to do with it.
If you don't have readers....you don't have success.
Then there is the flip side. A person could write a perfect poem, (Rules),
and that could be a success. BUT, it may have awful content.....
Again, that's in general. Success to one person is not success to another.
You've asked a really good question here Temptress.
My wheels are turning now.
"The things that come to those that wait may be the things
left by those who got there first"