I believe we are called to fill our life with poetry. Poetry doesn't mean escaping from life, settling down on some sentimental cloud as I used to fear. No, poetry brings you closer to life because it can name your experiences more precisely and sharply that any lengthy sentences could. And sometimes it takes you further than the horizon of the everyday, it gives you a strikingly new perspective. That's also being close to life, to its flow and going forward. Poems bring awareness.