When a poem they dissect,
Some, their own beliefs reflect.
Things that they’d like changed or mended
May have never been intended
To convey the perceived slight
That they’d rather see put right.
Each poetic situation
Varies in interpretation.
Some will get the poet’s meaning;
Others judge it by their leaning,
So assume the bard’s intention
And express their strong dissention.
Should the poet set them right?
On the meaning shed some light?
From expounding, best refrain;
Leave as is and don’t explain.