Gy Young is hosting a Poetry and Wine giveaway over at his blog. Now, much as I love wine, I'd have wanted to post on his suggested topic even without the lure of a prize. "Why Poetry Matters Today" is a topic dear to my heart, though I am not sure I could do it justice if I had unlimited word count, much less 100 words or less. Still, I appreciate the opportunity to give it a try. Do look at the time I completed this and have mercy when judging my entry, friends.
Poetry is an artistic presentation of words which show a depth of emotion. Like other art forms, some styles of poetry trigger a response in some and not others. Poetry gives us an emotional bridge to both the past (Chaucer) and the future (Lady Gaga). When Adam was asked to name his helpmate, he felt such a depth of emotion, he responded with poetry. Man has also responded to the awesomeness of God with poetry. So long as we respond to anything with words, there will be poetry, and if we believe our response matters, then so must poetry.