What do they have in common?
Both have stereotypes fueling strong misunderstandings about their nature.
Maybe it’s just me.
To check on the alignment of stoicism and your beliefs about it visit the Daily Stoic website.
Poetry is a very side sea. Perhaps reading The Poets Laureate Anthology will provide an experience base. Or choose a poet, perhaps the accessible Billy Colliins and browse their books. Or perhaps listen to Billy Colliins reading a pair of poems. I found the Wikipedia Poetry page to be a bit dry, though I won’t fault it for lack of comprehension.
You have your life and it is filled with your concerns. Perhaps these will fit into it.