Thanks for the change of direction Jules, let's see where it leads.
I'm a big fan of poetry myself, especially poetry that opens possibilities rather than closing them down. There's a wonderful quote by the dramatist Jerzy Grotowski that might be apt here.
If a phenomenon can be defined as 'it is that, and only that,' that means it exists only in our heads. But if it has a real life existence, we can never hope to define it completely. Its frontiers are always moving, while exceptions and analogies keep opening up.
It is these possibilities that the best poetry points to.
Don't ask me to describe
the taste of my poison.
At the end of years of wandering
I've chosen a Friend. Don't ask who!
I weep in the doorway.
Last night I heard you saying
what cannot be said.
Now you motion to me,
The pain of being in my room alone
is really what cannot be spoken.
So like Hafiz, I walk the love-road
aware in a way that has no name.
~Hafiz e Shirazi (Sufi Poet 1320-1389)