1 If a man understands a poem,
he shall have troubles.
Mark Strand is a wonderful poet. he has compiled a list of items that are full of wisdom for all poets (young or old, new and aspiring, or old and perspiring, just before expiring) to keep in mind.
I should be especially mindful of this, his very first item on the list, and especially as I write here.
It is especially truthful and ought to be etched in stone as A Great Commandment for readers of this blog and for this poet, to keep in mind.--T.K.