The Need To Read More

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.