The Secret
  Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of
poetry.I who don’t know the
secret wrote
the line. They
told me

(through a third person)
they had found it
but not what it was
not even

what line it was. No doubt
by now, more than a week
later, they have forgotten
the secret,

the line, the name of
the poem. I love them
for finding what
I can’t find,

and for loving me
for the line I wrote,
and for forgetting it
so that

a thousand times, till death
finds them, they may
discover it again, in other

in other
happenings. And for
wanting to know it,

assuming there is
such a secret, yes,
for that
most of all.

Denise Levertov

As a writer myself, although not of the talent of many, This poem has always held a special place in my heart. It shows how, even if you have something in mind when writing a piece, the audience can take something totally different from it. This is the great thing about writing and reading what others have written. TJ