Poetry is a wellspring of inspiration we turn to throughout the valleys of life, each ebb and flow of elation and despair. Poetic and prosaic texts often articulate what ordinary speech cannot. Emotions, feelings, and far off dreams are all animated within the lines. There’s a special serendipity when finding a piece of poetry or prose that speaks to you, almost like it directly found you. And whenever it’s found, those are words to hold close and treasure forever.