The pleasures of poetry are subversive and perhaps always have been. Poetry is not fundamentally necessary. Poetry is a privilege; it is the result of the desire in mankind to make beauty with language. Poetry is part of a beautiful world; it does not exist in a mechanistic system of atoms, chance, and randomness. But if God created the cosmos then we have a reason for poetry. As Christians, we have great reason for appreciating poetry since a large part of the Scriptures are God-breathed poetry.
Why Bother with Poetry? by A.E. Stallings