"Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is." ~James Branch Cabell
And what would that be, that man is, which causes such rebellious discourse? I agree with Cabell in principal that poetry wants to rebell. It wants desperately NOT to conform because that is too mundane. Is it that man has the capacity to always be unsettled no matter what his plight? The hungry want food, the King wants more territory.
Is poetry simply a more refined version of an animal instinct?