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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 neednít 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.
Sky_dancer
Written by Sky_dancer (The Cosmic Dragon)
Published | Edited 9th Mar 2019
Author's Note
Rule 2 (of Stephen Fry's How to Read Poetry): Be not afraid!

Thanks to Matty for having a wee fiddle with it.
Rule 2 (of Stephen Fry's How to Read Poetry): Be not afraid!

Thanks to Matty for having a wee fiddle with it.

Edit pt II: I dont know what gods of words I have appeased but she decended and blessed me with her divine prosodic skill and suggested some editting to this bit I did. Thank you to the Empress of DUP herself, Jade-Pandora, I love you, I worship your skill and ability. Sorry I took so long to do this. Let the punishment begin! *hands you the whip* ♥
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