Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reading Poetry

Read a poem not as you would prose, or even in a prosaic state of mind. Instead, you need to cast your mind to one side, to read each sequence of words as if they were an object. Before you is no mere description; every word is a stone, a solid lump of the edifice poetry. Look at a poem as you would gaze at stars, in the dark of the night, in order to see more clearly. If you face a poem head on, with everyday focus - it disappears.