Member Rara Avis
I don't consider the poem obscure. When I write, I have very specific images brought on by very specific feelings in mind. I'll admit, I don't go out of my way to make my words clear; I figure that's best left to the reader. Explaining your poetry is cheating. It's a way for the reader to remain safe instead of being cast into the unknown. I'm sure people would like it if they could ask Picasso about his work, but then, the work would lose much of its power; it could be easily categorized in the viewer's mind, generalized, left behind.
Having said that, there's one thing to be wary of in any type of art: masks. Never take art, or words, too literally or too seriously. That's when the fun is lost, and where most misunderstandings spring.