Fred – I just noticed that my response to your comment seems to have vanished.
Your remarks about Angel’s reading are very charitable; maybe you’re right.
To me, a poem is difficult if I cannot allow myself to be in a similar mental and emotional state as the poet was when he or she wrote.
Yes. Which kind of suggests that readers will gravitate toward poets whose worldviews are similar to their own, doesn’t it? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.