I’ve heard people say that they don’t like poetry because it’s difficult to understand. I, too, have avoided poetry thinking that it was too vague to comprehend (or it took too much work to understand). But even as an amateur poetry reader, I know that good poetry can transcend the physical page and provide visceral experiences.
A clear example of such a poet is Pablo Neruda. I was introduced to his work when I received the book 100 Love Sonnets as a gift. No, it wasn’t Valentines Day but it was from a love interest. Yes, librarians have love interests.