The Poetic and Preaching

It seems so obvious that when a significant portion of Holy Scripture is poetic in form, poetry in genre, that preachers should take courses in understanding ancient poetry—and some instruction on how to interpret more modern forms of poetry would surely help as well. But the poetic is not in vogue in our culture (apart from modern music, and that is usually little better than nursery rhymes!), and we, and preaching, are the worse off. Is it no wonder that the Psalms, the poetic portions of the Prophets and other poetic portions of Holy Scripture are not regularly preached as much as the more didactic forms that appeal to the modern western mind-set?