(About) two years ago (not) today, we had one of our funnest, liveliest meta's ever.
It started because of a stupid poem that snagged my attention, and got me thinking and talking about what passes for poetry. An admitted Philistine when it comes to modern poetry — okay, most English-language non-rhyming poetry, period — I voiced my thoughts in my usual calm, non-inflammatory, mild way.
Actually, not so much "hilarity" as a really fun, contentful, educational, challenging discussion. Karsten Piper (son of John) graciously stepped in and offered some helpful, thoughtful comments, for which I'm still grateful.
So for the reading-pleasure of you relative newbies, I hereby point you here. Pour yourself a glass of white wine, or Martinelli's, have a slice of cheese or two. Enjoy. It really is one of our best, thanks to the level of discussion in the meta.