Hammil writes, “We think poetry is about emotions. We are dead wrong. Poetry is not about. The poet identifies a circumstance in which the poetry reveals itself. We say the poem touches us, sometimes even deeply. We often say the poet is a bit touched” (Hammil 549-550). When a poet writes poetry, it means they are ultimately giving you, the reader, a part of themselves. The poet never asks for anything in return, but just enjoys knowing we are there sharing their experiences. I agree with Hammil as he says “the poet invents a being, and that being, man or woman, stands before the world, naked a feeling” (Hammil 551). Poets inspire me. They see things in the world we might look past. They all write the truth and even in a world of pain, they find love and hope to keep aspiring themselves to write.