In this regard, she is similar to Emily Dickinson who wrote that “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”
Poetry can convey meaning in a way that prose cannot and the loss of poetry in our culture has impoverished our culture.