“… how people take a poem, how people take anything written, how they take a poem particularly. I suppose …
a poem is a kind of fooling.”
I remember when I read a lecture from Robert Frost and came upon this quote. It stuck with me. I wondered if poetry, or writing fiction in general was a kind of fooling for the writer/poet. Are we subconsciously building our own perfect, or imperfect, worlds within our own minds? Are we fooling ourselves into believing that things are better or worse than life really is?