On Reading More Poetry
Be fearless when reading a poem, or prose,
And hesitate not upon words no one knows.
The poet, or writer, has opened a book,
It's called a thesaurus, and had a quick look.
You needn’t be bashful when reading a draft,
A poet's wish isn't to make you feel daft
In writing a sonnet, or ode so complex,
Conveying their meaning without causing vex.
Delight in the wonder and wander with awe
The wondrous wandering writing you saw.
For even though some of these words go amiss,
Its feeling, or essence, quintessence or gist:
Go bravely yon dear one, into that cinquain,
Each ballad and sonnet and echoed refrain.
For although you might not be fully aware;
The beauty of poets to catch and ensnare.