Dec 17 2012

A note on my commentary…

Published by at 9:36 am under Poetry,Poetry Chaikhana Misc.

I always hope you feel free to read a different meaning in a poem than I do. Sometimes what I write only relates indirectly to the poem, when some phrase or image sends me off on my own rambling tangent. My observations on these poems should not be read as the single, absolute meaning. It is not even necessarily intended to reflect the original author’s meaning. I believe a poem, like a dream, has layers of meaning — and that meaning can shift over time and from differing perspectives. My commentary is offered in order to suggest a starting point for you to begin your own exploration into the poem’s meaning. So, please, weigh anything I say against your own reading of the poem and your own life experience — and then let me know what you think!

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