At long last, how to read and understand poetry:

Read poetry.

“Oh, I don’t like poetry.”

Read poetry.

“I don’t understand poetry.”

Read poetry.

“Poetry is too hard, weird, opaque, avant-garde.”

Read poetry.

“No.”

Read poetry.

“SHUT UP!”

Read poetry. 📚

Then write some. ✍️

Richard Leis @richardleis