By Mark Yakich

Poetry can be intimidating. But if you give yourself the time to enjoy it and space to focus, who knows what you might discover.

“A poem can feel like a locked safe in which the combination is hidden inside. In other words, it’s okay if you don’t understand a poem. Sometimes it takes dozens of readings to come to the slightest understanding. And sometimes understanding never comes. It’s the same with being alive: Wonder and confusion mostly prevail.”

Read more at The Atlantic

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