Plus you have to take popularity and overall marketability into consideration. You have the talent, the writer, who does the work, and then you have the editors who correct it to the poetsâ€™ standards. We are not writing essays here, we are writing poetry. Art with the written word, we can paint whatever "pictures," and "mold" emotions and thoughts using whatever language we like, and anal people get to deal with it. If it is possible they can even look past it and see the message in the poetry.
You can teach anyone grammar and large words, you cannot however TEACH TALENT. You have it or you donâ€™t. I donâ€™t always spell correctly and I donâ€™t always have 100% correct grammar, however people read my work, they like it, and its popular. I have a gold favorites award and a rating of 4.7. Iâ€™m not worried about the marketing appeal of my work, and in a few years I do hope to get published. I probably will, and some day I may BECOME GREAT. But I never claimed to be now; I'm still learning and adapting my style.
So while some poets are so busy trying to be deep, philosophical, and grammatically correct, others are actually being read.
Poetry is an art, therefor there arent set standards or guidelines. You stand for your opinion only, I stand for only mine. We happen to disagree, and thats alright, however both of us have validity.