Sometimes I read so many theory-heavy poetry blogs that I become very afraid of writing poetry. Then I come back to lines like these and that feeling goes away:
Do not be defeated by the
Feeling that there is too much for you to know. That
Is a myth of the oppressor. You are
Capable of understanding life. And it is yours alone
And only this time.
--"Some General Instructions", Kenneth Koch
Hm...that quote out of context makes it seem like a deadly serious poem. It ain't, be assured. Here is another quote to prove it:
Sexual information should be obtained while one is young
Enough to enjoy it. To learn of cunnilingus at fifty
Argues a wasted life.