Member Rara Avis
As Grinch said, the poetry in these forums is merely a vehicle.
Moon, there is absolutely nothing mere about a vehicle that takes you where you need to go. A poem that doesn't communicate something to someone somewhere is like a pretty shiny Mustang you bought off the new car lot and then parked in your garage for the next thirty years. If it brings you personal pleasure, fine, but please don't ask me to spend the night in your garage with it. I want to GO somewhere.
Grinch and Moonbeam are pretty much on the same page (at least in this) and always have been. For them, the path to learning or teaching is strewn with very recognizable landmarks. When those landmarks are absent, they get a little lost, I think. They forget, perhaps, that metaphorically, all roads lead to Rome.
That's okay. This site has never tried to be all things to all people. Throwing a dictionary and grammar primer into a baby's crib is potentially one way to teach him to talk. It's never been my way. I have always believed that good communication isn't simply taught. First, it is made desirable. Then, it can be emulated. Many of us need to see something to make it work. Later, sometimes much later, when everyone is finally ready, we can sit down and talk about WHY something works.
We're all on the same path. We're all heading in the same direction, moving towards the same destination. Fortunately, however, we're not all crowded into that same little bend in the road. I suspect it would get uncomfortably crowded if we were.