"Poetry makes nothing happen;
yet, men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there."
Poetry is simply a couple of words in a beautiful pattern and rhythm which implies a deeper meaning in within. Playing along the lines of the poems are different emotions, different feelings, and different thoughts. The most usual thing that you can find or see in a poem, is the wonderful meaning of life. In the quote, it says that poetry makes nothing happen. It seems true since it's just a language of the heart and mind, yet men die miserably everyday for lack of what is found there because in poetry you can see, feel, and understand the inner beauty and grace of life. Maybe you know that nothing happens; yet unconsciously, your soul is gaining something valuable, something significant, something beautiful. Usually when we read poems, we can relate, and as the poem goes on, as the rhythms flow, we can feel better inside. It can heal some pain or aches in our hearts, it makes us smile while reading it as we find it amazing, it touches not only our heart, amazes not only our mind but as well as our inner soul. It lifts up our spirits, we can find hope, faith and inspiration in between the lines. It can change some of our looks, points and views about life; it can even change something inside us. Yet still, it can't help that some may not appreciate or will find it just a waste of time. In the quotation, the phrase 'men die miserably' is just like a flower that you cared for and just withered. It's similar to that because the flower is just like our life and everyone cares about their own life. Understanding poems, going deeper in the field of poetry is like you're going into the another dimension of the world you're living in. You'll find figments of different things not found in your real world. It's like an adventure or a journey that is within the lines. It's even miserable if a man really die without even seeing or knowing the thing found beyond the verses of his life.
(some article i made around 2007 i think, found from my old stuffs, just sharin it out here.)