So far, I have learnt three not-so-demanding poems: William Carlos Williams' "The Red Wheelbarrow," Margaret Atwood's "This Is a Photograph of me," and Thomas Sterns Eliot's "Preludes". We read Atwood's poetry at college, and it's been quite a joy to try to memorise the poem. Such a wonderful contrast; sedate words and quite an unfathomable strength coming out of that poem.
I will give it a try about posting updates on the poems and how they affect me.
It would be quite an honour to read your poems, because writing/reading poems is as you say a moving and powerful experience, and it gets much better when you share it with others.
Also, I will definitely give it a try and read J. Gilbert's work, because, honestly, this is the first time I've heard of him. Thanks for the recommendation.