"A mind that is lively and inquiring, compassionate, curious, angry, full of music, full of feeling, is a mind full of possible poetry. Poetry is a life-cherishing force. And it requires a vision-a faith, to use an old-fashioned term. Yes, indeed. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry. Yes, indeed."
The very wonderful Mary Oliver from her also wonderful 'A Poetry Handbook.'
A very joyful new year to all our readers wishing you success, fulfillment and much happiness.