I would want whatever is read to be true, not just read because it is pretty poetry.
Same here. If a poem isn’t true at some emotional or experiential level, I have absolutely no time for it. (And as you can see, some of my own poems are far from “pretty.”)
But I think what you mean by truth here is something altogether different: a universally verifiable proposition about the physical universe. I call that science, and look for it elsewhere than in religious texts.