The decline in U.S. oil production is explained by the Hubbert Peak Theory, which states that “the amount of oil under the ground in any region is finite, therefore the rate of discovery which initially increases quickly must reach a maximum and decline.” Makes sense, right? The same theory can apply to anything of a finite quantity that is discovered and quickly exploited with maximum effort. Including, it would seem, rock & roll. -- Overthinkingit.com
Lemon Hound is "very, very tired of people confusing their personal aesthetic preferences with good poetry and anything that doesn't fit as bad poetry." Most of us are! So... Maybe what we can do is correlate the production of poems with that of both oil production and rock music to get some mathematical certainty about where poetry's headed!