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How is poetry to be defined? It doesn't have to rhyme, and it doesn't have to scan: yet prose chopped up into shorter lines does not thereby become poetry. No definition is attempted - examples are offered for you to consider.

Art, I opine, comes about because the artist sees things differently; realises this, feels confident to express it and wants to share this vision. To be sure of transmitting this vision effectively, the artist is obliged to consider how the rest of the world sees things: if there is no common ground between artist and audience then the audience will be unable to share the artist's vision. Art which overlooks or loftily ignores this premise is sliding into arrogance and frustrating itself.