is an objective term, and I didn't say pretty, I said beautiful
, because those small moments he captures are
beautiful, but we usually don't stop to write them down. His crudeness becomes something more because he gave it life, and that is the way I write, as well (although my influences include more flourid prose, as well, so my style may actually seem more "pretty" than his).
I prefer poetry that captures only a moment to that which tries to encapsulate the cosmos or sentiments far larger than themselves. If I do write like that myself, I find the larger world by accident, and I like that sentiment in other poets, as well. One moment can encapsulate the cosmos, even accidentally, and that is far more exciting to me than trying to ponder the cosmos outright. It seems too stilted and intentional, and I think there is beauty in the accidental, in the mundane, in the crude.