Why poetry?

Seth Haines has been posing the question, Why Poetry?  Today it's my turn to have a try at answering.

 

Why poetry?

Because maybe it happens to you: the small shimmer that puzzles at the corner of your eye. Ordinary day, the playground with your kids, or about to pull open the door to your house, and there it is: just a glint where you don’t expect it....

 

You can read more at Seth's blog.