I found many ways to read the final line, each with a different meaning.
Then, ironically, today I went to my Homepage, ARTS AND LETTERS DAILY, and found this new article at the top.
Here is the teaser:
THE LOGIC OF HATING NEW POEMS They’re impenetrable, elitist, and fail to measure up to those of the past. But this contempt reveals just how badly we need them... more »
Then, I had to laugh: the article starts out with this:
In ninth grade English Mrs X required us to memorise and recite a poem and so I asked the Topeka High librarian to direct me to the shortest poem she knew and she suggested Marianne Moore’s ‘Poetry’, which, in the 1967 version, reads in its entirety:
I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however,
with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in
it, after all, a place for the genuine.