Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundation for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.*
Scribes draw to either relieve or increase tension, and thus facilitate the pace of change in conversation.**
We may not have the words we need to take us to new places. This is where poetry helps: finding new words^ or using words in different ways brings breakthroughs in reality and imagination.
Finding the words to describe reality is tricky enough; finding words to describe what is not yet is even more difficult.
We can also add illustrations-with-attitude.
If we believe we can fully express ourselves within our present vocabulary then we’re probably missing a trick.
There’s always more to see than meets the eye.
(*From Audre Lorde’s The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House.)
(^From Kelvy Bird’s Generative Scribing.)
(^Check out Gerard Manley Hopkins‘ poetry for new words.)