spends a great deal of time listening to her unconscious + slowly calling up a poem
word by word, phrase by phrase
until something beautiful is brought forth into the world that changes people’s perceptions + we respond to a poem emotionally.
and i think we should take as great a care when we write
as we would if we were writing such a poem. so that when people listen to a theological idea, they feel as touched as when they read a great poem.
:: Karen Armstrong,
interviewed by Krista Tippett on Speaking of Faith, 2004 ::