I almost always add a note or two following my writing, particularly my poems. I started this as a guide for myself about what I liked and didn’t like about the poem, as well as a place to pose questions and invite suggestions. However, my husband said that I should let my poetry stand alone, and that by explaining myself I was not allowing my reader the chance to interpret my writing. He has a point. Do I add the notes because I am afraid that my poetry cannot stand alone, without the crutch of my after-thoughts? Perhaps I will attempt a stand-alone poem, and restrain myself. I will do my best to let the poem speak and be heard, without the attached notes.


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