I don’t read and write poetry ‘cause it’s cute. I read and write poetry because I am member of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noblo pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O Life!… of the qustions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?”
I answered: that I am here; that life exist, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and I may contribute a verse!