I think this quote/poem reflects Mr. Keating, the poet’s personality and thoughts. I feel like he has his own style of expressing his ideas. When he was saying to the students, it just grabbed their attention. I think the reason why they were interesting is because he was different from other teachers. (He calls himself a free thinker.) This quote/poem is really meaningful in my opinion. It gives reasons why we need poems and I greatly agree with it. It seems so true and seems like it doesn’t need any more explanation. The poem made me think that the poet has strong beliefs and is a really passionate person. This made me think about poems again, like what they exist for and what’s so important about them. I like how the quote/poem itself has no boundaries (no racism, no sexism, etc.); it’s for the free minded.