Unlike drama, the narratives of visual art and music are fluid and wildly interpretive. Dramatic stories unfold more easily, more rationally, even when time is fragmented or reordered.

For the moment of its being, language as art must transform and not just inform, represent, or tell. The poem becomes for its moment in mind, the beauty felt, the harm caused, the love shown.

When I see, hear, or touch art that works well for me, I am in a state of complete captivation.

The Craft of Art