I have a friend who confessed he’d like to start “getting into poetry” but was at a loss for how to proceed. He’s intimidated and knows no poets or authors. He doesn’t really read as a hobby, and is not the deepest thinker.Truth be told, he is one of those people who are into ‘balance, energy, contrast and the universe’ (We all have those friends.)

So, the poems I’ve tried to share with him fall a little flat. I’ve shared poems I like; but he said they sounded pretty but he didn’t really understand them.

I really do want him to discover the joy of unwrapping a good poem. Any suggestions of good introductory poems? Or, if so inclined share poems that made you fall in love with po-e-try!