I don’t get poetry. Sure, there’s a couple poems I like (literally, I can think of two). But for the most part it completely goes over my head. I much prefer poetic prose such as (if you’ll excuse me using my standard example) Comes The Huntsman.
So when I see people bagging on Kristen Stewart’s poem, I find myself very suspicious. I read it, and to me it looks just like most other modern poetry. I suspect that if the author was unknown, this wouldn’t be viewed as bad. Maybe not great, I dunno, I can’t judge poetry.
I think 95% of the ridicule that’s being thrown at it is by people who just dislike Kristen Stewart for whatever reason and want to hate on anything associated with her. I agree that she’s bland, and
a poor actor her acting in the Twilight movies was uninspired. But I don’t see anything to separate this poem from most other poetry I’ve run across.
Maybe I’ve only ever been exposed to bad poetry? I suppose that would explain my dislike of it.