Cross on bedside table on Sunday evening.

Poets have a way of making us think. Through the use of evocative language, they push us deeper into truth. As Robert Frost once said, “Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another (The Poet and His Poetry, 114).” This may be why poems get under our skin. There is a subversive quality about poetry that seeps inside the bedrock of popular opinion to the heart.