Words matter. It is how we connect with each other.
Whether by blog post or biblical story, words are how we navigate every aspect of life.
They can get stale, “decay with imprecision, will not stay in place,/Will not stay still,” as T.S. Eliot writes.
They get worn from overuse until reality brings us back to their core meaning.
Poetic usage has the potential to change how we understand meaning, transience versus transformative experience. Here is English writer Joesph Pearce describing poetry’s potential:
Poetry is the still, small voice of calm in a world gone mad with distraction. It finds us space to breathe. It allows us time to think. It takes us out of time and space into the realm of metaphysics. It takes us from the transient things to the permanent things, from the things of time to the things of eternity. It takes us to goodness, truth and beauty. Poetry takes us from the five physical senses to the five metaphysical senses: humility, gratitude, wonder, contemplation and dilation.
The Power of Voice
When I saw this poetry video “musical” the power of poetry became even more dramatic.
“The forgotten dialect of the heart”