April 13, 2014: NaPoWriMo – A poetry manifesto

The Five Laws of Poetry (being a take off of Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science): 

  1. Poetry is for use, for reading, reciting, and study.
  2. Poetry is universal. There is a poem for every person.
  3. Every person can understand poetry with effort.
  4. Poems should be short enough to convey the message.
  5. Poetry as a literary genre is a growing organism. 

Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

6 thoughts on “April 13, 2014: NaPoWriMo – A poetry manifesto”

  1. Here are Ranganathan’s Five Laws:
    1. Books are for use.
    2. Every reader his book.
    3. Every book its reader.
    4. Save the time of the reader.
    5. The Library is a growing organism.


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