Thanks again, Lori, for being so kind in your responses. It means a lot to me.
What you said about the poems being an emotional experience really gets to the heart of what I’m trying to do. The poems that influence me the most are those that I live, not just read. They take me in to such an intimate extent that I feel I have shared the poet’s experience, almost as if in the moment it has happened.
So, anyway, I’m glad some of that is rubbing off on me!