Is this just an intellectual, mind-stretching exercise then or can it benefit our emotional and mental health? Absolutely it can!
Take a few minutes to meditate on a poem at a ponderous pace and it can distill all the excess chatter of our mind. Read it out loud. Let the assonance, the music, the rise and fall of the poem seep through you like water through ground coffee beans. Don't feel intimidated if you are not entirely sure of it's meaning. Read it again. Slowly. Really feel it.
It can be difficult to find ways of quietening the mind; calming the heart. Could holding a poem inside you body be such a way?
I'd love to expand on this theme but maybe if I waffle less you'll go peruse a poem.
The Moodscope Team