Well, not all poetry is difficult to understand.
You know I like the simple, witty worded, nature inspired poetry. I love the beautifully crafted sentence. A vision in words.
Honestly, it takes me many readings
to understand some more challenging pieces.
And sometimes hearing it read out loud helps.
Take the following Sonnet.
Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love ’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error, and upon me prov’d, I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
I have heard this verse used in movie weddings, Jane Austen movies and in the Sex and the City Movie.
I am just beginning to understand it completely.
This line I do not completely get....
It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
I understand until 'although his height be taken."
I do love that sonnets such as this are used in popular culture as much as they are....
I would not have 'met' them....
and I like learning new things.
New beautiful things.
Encourage one another