“Reading a good poem doesn’t give you something to talk about. It silences you. Reading a great poem pushes further. It prepares you for the silence that perplexes us all: death.” MARK YAKICH

Today, take time to find silence by trying out 20 thoughtful strategies for reading a poem. Take time to read the article, find a favourite poem and try out this guide for the perplexed. If you have not got a favourite poem, no worries. Try the strategies out with this wonderful poem by Simmonds.

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