All English classes will delve into poetry next semester, and, as a brief introduction, it would be wise to acquaint yourself with the art of good poetry. For most, poetry is not what we expect. Poetry is not the vague airing of our deep desires to be notices through forcing personal dramas into strings of alliterated verse; poetry is noticing the world and shaping language around it, into something to be witnessed, experienced, felt, heard. The Guardian has published a great, short article on these points and comes to me via Mr. Keys, which should be a signal of its value. Read it, consider it, and prepare for the study of poetry!