"The most seasoned reader...does not bother about
understandinng; not, at least, at first. I know that some
of the poetry to which I am most devoted is poetry
which I did not understand at first reading; some is
poetry which I am not sure I understand yet..."
"It is better to read a difficult poem a dozen times,
than to read it once and then have it explained to you.
In the one case the process of re-creation takes place
and in the other it does not."