Speaking of poetry, here are some further thoughts, this time from Rumi, the Sufi master:
… Poetry, the dear
words and images of song, comes down
over me like mountain water
(Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing)
Refreshing, live-giving mountain water, some poetry is indeed like that.
I also read recently that you come away from reading poetry, feeling that you have been cleansed – yet another image that I can relate to.