This was inspired by Emily’s submission to ilovecharts. Mine is not nearly as elegant, so I’ll explain a little.
A poet tries to put something into words. Sometimes that something is beyond words - for me at least.
Poetry is up to interpretation though. What a poet writes and what the audience reads isn’t always the same. It doesn’t mean the reader is wrong. It also doesn’t mean that the reader is right - particularly when someone thinks way too hard about it.
Also, some poems don’t mean anything at all.