The interpretation of a poem should not be to find some direct meaning as A poem should not mean, but be (MacLeish). In forcing the interpretatio, one tends to torture a confession out of (Collins) a poem, rather than waterski across the surface (Collins) instead. The interpretation of poetry should be enjoyable and met with an open mind. Essentially, poems are palpable and mute as a globed fruit, (MacLeish) and it's the reader's job to get lost in poetry and probe [their] way out (Collins) to find meaning. At the same time a peom should not be beaten with a hose to find out what it really means (Collins) as poetry must be looked at with a mind open to the many different interpretations one can have about a particular poem, rather than attempting to find one singular meaning.

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