The Shadow of Sirius

The Shadow of Sirius - W.S. Merwin I feel I've really missed something completely, or perhaps it's the fact that I either didn't understand the poems, or I simply have a bad taste in poetry. Perhaps it's a combination of all of these factors.

To put it shortly, I didn't see what was so magnificent or wonderful about his work, as others have written before. He's already the third, I believe, poet who has won several awards and upon reading the work it went over my head. Yes there were some good lines here and there, but overall it was a struggle to get through the poems. I usually enjoy reading poetry before bed, but I had no incentive to pick the book up and read even one poem. After a certain point I didn't even bother touching it and dropped about three quarters of the way through.

Simply put, this was totally not for me.