I was talking to a friend on Facebook last night about Shakespeare and Poetry by poets like Thomas Hardy and Alfred Lord Tennyson and she pointed me to a couple of poems that she really liked and I found that I liked them too. I am proper dense with poetry, I don’t often get the hidden meanings and so forth but the poems she pointed me too were quite dark and morbid which I can be like at the best of times and I got them, kind of. Maybe it’s were I’m older now or where I’ve read more fiction over the years that I don’t just feel dumb when I’m reading Poetry. I still don’t think that I’ll ever be a big poem person but I am tempted to get some of Hardy’s and Tennyson’s work and read through them once in a while.
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I’m not a huge poem person either. Sometimes, though, they just need to be read aloud. I’ve found I enjoy poetry a lot more that way.
I’ll have to try the reading aloud thing. Maybe I’ll ‘get’ them better 🙂