Think Kmart has a point guys, may be poetry is changing and simply reflecting the way we speak...speach is getting less formal, less needed, and fewer words period.
Poetry from different eras reflects different speach patterns.
Could just be!
Just a thought...
there are those who would say speech is more needed than ever. especially in the context of families and home etc
I think maybe its one thing to read and write blind poetry, it is as pointed (mostly) easy to see the perspective ...but I would imagine there would be a lot of confusion if people started omitting I's from actual speak
...apart from that "I" and "me" are an integral part of some generations dialect
I was thinking maybe if words are less needed, p'raps we are on our way back to communicating with primal guttural sounds ..or maybe hopefully a kind of advanced dolphin speak
Indeed there are parts of the world which have tuts and clicks as part of their vocabulary
dunno what that would mean for writing though