Poetry is art.
Like a painting or a sculpture, you either love it or you hate it. It either moves you or it doesn’t. You either understand what the poet is saying or you don’t.
It's as... More > simple as that.
And like art, poetry is subjective. You can either look at a Jackson Pollock painting and it “moves” you in some way, or it looks like he splattered paint on a canvas.
That is poetry.
- Michael Spence Dobson, Editor.< Less
A narrative (or story) is any account that presents connected events, and may be organized into various categories: non-fiction (e.g. New Journalism, creative non-fiction, biographies, and... More > historiography); fictionalized accounts of historical events (e.g. anecdotes, myths, and legends); and fiction proper (i.e. literature in prose, such as short stories and novels, and sometimes in poetry and drama, although in drama the events are primarily being shown instead of told). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity and art, including speech, writing, songs, film, television, video games, photography, theatre, and visual arts such as painting (with the modern art movements refusing the narrative in favour of the abstract and conceptual) that describes a sequence of events.< Less