A girlfriend is very into poetry, and thus has been sending me lots of it. Is there anywhere I can go to simply get better at reading poetry? Although I do like some of Bukowski's poems, I cannot seem to grasp the metaphor or simile of most poetry. Along with this I find it difficult to derive what the poet was thinking, or what I think the poem means, whether this is because I have too many ideas and I get confused or too few is still up to date. But anyways, any good resources for me? Edit: Though this is a writing forum, how can one write poetry without being able to see what is good or bad poetry first?