Sometimes when reading a poem I stop and take note
The images conjured by the poem explode in my mind
How do I know the Poet thought the same as she wrote?
Or is the poem a template for whatever meaning I find?
If so when I write and use symbols for thought
and send messages I want to be understood
it depends on my reader and what he's been taught
the finer point's chance of transmission aren't good.
of the heart-felt thoughts of the poet
put down in words as her expression
but her inner thought - I'll never know it
The Reader's mind decodes interpretation
uses his images and word association
The readers and writer's collaboration
yields a different poem, each reader's adaptation
Sadly for me on this occassion
"bead strung to the navel" association
the image that sprung unwanted from my mind
was body pierced hippy - that's all I can find...
But please don't get me wrong
I like the poem, it is strong.
You speak of our Mortality
all things in Seasonality