I think that Spanish *Ay* can be hard for a non-native to pull off with any conviction, don’t you?

I’m poetically illiterate – I like Kooser. I like that he makes me laugh; I like feeling that I know what he’s talking about.

Those difficult poems leave me feeling sort of dumb when I don’t get them. Maybe because I’ve only ever seriously approached them with a teacher to guide my understanding and don’t feel really capable when muddling through on my own.