I love poetry. This thing get me going, it gives me perspective about many stuff in life. It is the greatest teacher, a consoler and a motivator. This is what William Hazlitt think poetry is. After the quote, find one of my favourite poems by St Francis of Assisi!
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.