What I think poets tell themselves, either aloud or unconsciously, is that poetry is part of the moral resonance of the world. Poetry adds to that, that sense that human beings have that we have some moral meaning that is part of the basis of our identity, no matter what our acts are. C.K. Williams, …

creativedreadhead: the poem at the end of the world is the poem the little girl breathes into her pillow   the one she cannot tell   the one there is no one to hear   this poem is a political poem   is a war poem   is a universal poem but is not about these things   this poem is about one human heart   this poem is …