Does Poetry have anything to say about modern life?

And yes, I get the irony of describing this online. But 2 viewpoints worth hearing as they are utterly opposite and relate to modern society. Worth noting that both poets are male. Both have elements of truth, both are heavily biased towards one view and both have pools of shallow reasoning where cause/effect and consequences are not dipped into overmuch. But they get you thinking. And possibly talking. Whether you discuss that in person with a friend over coffee or tweet about it – or both – are your modern life choice.

 

One point of view: “Look up”

46,000,000 viewings

 

The opposite: “Look down (look up parody)”

394,000 viewings

 

And here is another: “Look Down: a rhyming response to that LOOK UP viral video”

look down parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKpOCFiDcI

195,000 viewings

 

Another : “Look down (look up parody)”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jhd3HXcaEk

317, 000 viewings

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