The Poet’s Conundrum
Aarish Shah

There’s a real nice edge to the line “find meaning where I meant none,” which has the effect of completely upending the reader’s experience of the poem, and then the plea that follows, despite the confession, to find a meaning anyway.

I like the idea of a struggle between finding meaning in something empty of it but that is pretty enough to take on the impression of having one. That poetry reflects on things so far removed from the source they become hollow in a way, and yet it still tries.

A nice a read!

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