I love this! However, many bad poets also write very short essay, right?
Yes, they do, Julie, but bad poets put the lie to many things we find engaging in poetry!
Huh! Going to have to think about this!
Let us know if you come to any conclusions.I've been giving it some thought and I think that many poets are rhymers. Others are succinct storytellers. And still others are terse essayists. It's all in the way they use language and passion.