The Portuguese and Galician term 'saudade' suggests a profoundly bittersweet nostalgia.
I don't think you can read poetry while you're watching television very well.
When poetry separates from song, then the words have to carry all the rhythm themselves; they have to do all the work. They can't rely on the singing voice.
Poetry is meant to inspire readers and listeners, to connect them more deeply to themselves even as it links them more fully to others. But many people feel put off by the terms of poetry, its odd vocabulary, its notorious difficulty.
Depression is a feeling without a cause. Mourning has a cause.
The elegy does the work of mourning; it allows us to experience mortality. It turns loss into remembrance, and it delivers an inheritance.