Law and poetry have risen from the same bed.
They share important relations between them
and exert mutual influence on each other.
We have seen that law and poetry share language as their working medium;
language shapes the chaos of experience in law and poetry;
and law and poetry are products of human ingenuity and imagination.
Law and poetry differ from one another as well.
Law tends more toward the scientific dimension of human thought;
poetry tends more toward man’s artistic side.
Law is often an act of power; poetry makes no claim on power.
The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life – to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.
But what, then, is the business of poetry?
Precisely, to make sense of the chaos of our lives.
To create the understanding of our lives.
To compose an order which the bewildered, angry heart can recognize.
and to visualize man in all his full glory.