A lady should be at least mildly conversant in the popular subjects of the time, including local and international news, popular and classic entertainment, as well as secular and educational matters. One such thing is poetry. You need not be a scholar to be conversant, as long as you acquaint yourself with the classics. A working knowledge of Shakespeare, Byron, Keats, Shelley, and Pope can be considered quite an acceptable variety, and all are well-known to even the most casual of poetry readers. An effort to expand your horizons, as well as your understanding, may be incredibly useful some day- if not, you will be known as an educated, nicely reasoned lady, which is all any of us can ask for.