Language is equal parts logic and magic.
Poetry is where the dynamics of both things work together to open up significant moments.
Poetry is a complex of semantics and séance.
A new experience can happen with a poem, as profound as the inspiring material. Occasionally, profounder.
Metaphors can create an unusual state of mind in the reader.
A poet can present something almost beyond words in terms of simile, personification, and mixed resonance. The shadow of what is elusive casts a coloration onto the page.
The poet performs a linguistic conjuring. The poet summons the ghosts of words that hide in equivocal regions between time and emotion.