From Michael Rosen, the UK children‘s poet laureate:
Why is television afraid of poetry? What’s the matter with them? Poetry fills clubs, halls and venues. Poets and poems can talk to the deepest feelings and to the silliest. It can be like stand-up or rock music. It can be intimate, it can be pubic.
I’m guessing if it’s pubic, it’s probably intimate, too.
(Via the tireless choriamb)