I love reading poetry. No form of writing is more distilled and concentrated. When people say they can't read or understand poetry, I sometimes suggest that they pull out each sentence and just read them all in order. (Usually poems are written in sentences, no matter what they look like spread out on the page.) If not sentences, then phrases. Then tackle the poem as it appears, knowing at least something about it. Like meeting a stranger: sometimes you feel an instant bond, sometimes you need a few visits before you decide if you want to become friends. And sometimes you take an immediate dislike to each other. It happens. Move on.