My initial reaction to the poem was that I was not a big fan of it and in complete honesty, I was not a big fan of it in the end. One of the things i love about both poems and music is that you can feel exactly what they are feeling without ever experiencing it. They use their words to convey the message of what they want to say. That being said I like to read poems about things that i can care about and relate to. There is not a single scenario in which i believe that everyone or anyone for that matter in the entire world can be 100% good. So i kind of shut down from the beginning which is not any slight to the author if we are still reading and bisecting and supposed to be taking something from a poem this old it must have something worth learning from. to me, the best line from our assigned section was from section 6.
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more
I like this line because it highlights something that i think is very important. We spend our whole lives trying to understand others. We work together and we make friends and form relationships but we do not truly understand anyone and why they are the way they are. People will always have secrets and people will always do things without reason. I think that most people are not the most genuine version of who they are so judging off actions it is still very hard to know if people are being an honest version of themselves. If i am being completely honest i feel like a lot of people go their whole lives and do not even understand themselves. I had a lot of difficulties with this work because there was not a lot of room for a personal interpretation. I felt like every time you said that this line of the poem meant this is thought it meant something completely different. So i found it frustrating when i could not make the connections i was supposed to be making.