How do I spell the world?

Poetry is, for the Christian, the art of being a creature; the art of being finite and searching out a relationship with the Infinite in the Most Holy and the Little Holy and the Barely Holy which He uses to make Himself known; the art of being content with the slowness with which the Infinite makes Himself known to finite man. Poetry is simply organized gratitude for creation; if all the cosmos signifies God, as Dante suggests, then poetry is the work of making sentences out of objects, then stories out of those sentences; poetry wants to see how a mountain and an apple rhyme; if all the cosmos is a text which reveals God, then poetry seeks to know the grammar and syntax of being human.

from The Cedar Room