Playing or listening to a song for the hundredth time—if it is a great song—will yield new interpretation and discovery. The films, at once intellectually and sexually stimulating, juxtapose the cultured pursuit of reading with the more deviant pastime of masturbation. If you find more in a poem than the words alone convey, then something larger is at work, making the poem more than the sum of its parts. Some literary critics would link this as well to the power of seeing, to the relationship between subject and object. The companion piece to the carpe diem poem might well be the aubade, a form in which the poet begs his lover to stay in bed and mourns the rising of the sun because it means that they must part. Poems have this in conjunction with everything else that is written in English: If all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love. Or you can head to YouTube to watch the erotic readings right now. With the rise of eBooks and library apps, these strange sacred spaces sometimes teeter on becoming obsolete. For some poems, visual impact may also be important. Generally, poems were written for the page. We wish the poem to be object so we can possess it through our "seeing" its internal workings. You may enjoy an easy climb for a while, but you may also find that you want a bigger challenge. And so difficult poetry is the ultimate torment. Who is the speaker? Read that way, too, on a literal level first. Published in partnership with the Great Books Foundation.