Yeah, I'm going for 1 and 4. Only becaue I'm one of those self-important, egomaniacs who only want others to read my marvelous work and comment on it. I would prefer long, in-depth commentary, so I know that the reader has gleaned something from my work... oh hell, who am I kidding? I love replies and I like to get bumped, but when I write a piece it has (or maybe not) meaning to me that may or may not be apparent to those who read it. I am fond of thinking that poetry is a multi colored canvas, each of us sees something different on the same canvase. I like to hear what others think my poetry means, but I also cringe inside (just a little) when the reader makes assumptions of the meaning of the poem. One could write a poem about being raped and will get a dozen responses tell them to 'hang in there' or to 'get some help' or you have my sympathies, etc. All assuming that the poem is a reflection of the reality of the poet's life and not merely a poem she or he wrote.
What the heck was I talking about? I hate it when that happens....
Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient