I have posted my responses (they are private) to your Response #1 (CS Lewis).
In this post:
1. Quote your favorite line of poetry so far, along with your comments. My favorite is from Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality":
"To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears" (202-3).
Last month I took my wife out to a Chinese restaurant in Wichita, and we shared a spring roll filled with fresh basil. The taste was so delicious that tears came to my eyes and a strange, almost painful nostalgia seemed to overcome me. I tried to explain it to my wife, but she just smiled patiently at my strange romanticism. Perhaps the fresh basil reminded me of an unfallen herb in Eden, I just don't know. But I think Wordsworth's "meanest flower" triggered a similar emotion in him.
2. Post a comment on the class discussions so far, and pose a question.
3. Respond to a classmate.
Remember with poetry to 1) Use quotations around poetry titles, and 2) Cite the line # of the poem you are quoting (as I have done).