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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 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.
Sky_dancer
Written by Sky_dancer
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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