Poetry is knowledge, redemption, power, surrender. The poetic activity which is capable of changing the world is by nature a revolutionary force; as an exercise of the mind it's a method to inner liberation. Poetry reveals this world; it creates another one.
The artist must copy what is inside the object, that which exercises its action by the intermediary of the form and figure and addresses itself to us by means of symbols: the spirit of Nature.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nature is the only flame, on which the poetic spirit feeds; from it alone it draws all its power, to it alone it speaks even in the artificial, in the man engaged in culture.