I always hated having to decide the meaning of a poem when I was in high school. No one but the poet could know what the poet meant, we could only truly decide what the poem meant to us. I was always wrong.

My poetry is very close to my heart. I can tell you what I was thinking, or feeling, or doing, when I wrote each one. Perhaps one day, I’ll release a text-only edition of Echoes, with annotations on each poem, so there can be no questions about my intent.

If you’ve read Echoes, I would love to hear what some or all of my poems mean to you. In what way do my words speak to your heart?

But if you’re trying to tell others what I meant — please don’t speculate on what is very personal to me. Ask! If I didn’t want to hear from you, I wouldn’t have so many ways for people to find and contact me! I’ll even give you a contact box right on this post.

Thank you for understanding.


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Author: Amanda Grabler

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