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February 22 2009 Poetry Newsletter

Over the past few weeks, I have encountered some poetry that has been more difficult to read than others. I began to think about how to interpret the poems and how to make sense of them. After analyzing my technique, I began to realize that reading poetry is really like sitting down for a five course meal. While the process is enjoyable, it takes some patience and time. You can read what I found in the latest article from the Poetry site at BellaOnline.com.

Why is Poetry so hard to understand?
Reading poetry is akin to eating a five course meal. It can be a pleasantly satisfying experience when consumed in small portions.


If you have come across some poems that have been very difficult to understand, or if you just have some thoughts, I'd love to hear about them on the forum where the community can help with interpretations and can respond to questions at:


Quote of the week:

We may encounter many defeats but
we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

Angela Saunders, Poetry Editor

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