"The Healing Quality Of The Poetic"

Michael Berger sees the potential of poetry:

 [P]oetry has that strange way of reflecting every sad inch of you.

Yet if we consider poetry as less a morbid exploration of these bleak realities and more of a redemptive confrontation with them, then poetry will start selling like The Power Of Now or The Secret.  Poems, instead of all those smug, unrealistic books on self-deification, will be the signposts directing us down navigable routes through thickets of pain and wastelands of loss.