"It is difficult/ to get the news from poems/ yet men die miserably every day/ for lack/ of what is found there."
I wonder what it would be to begin each political discussion or presentation with a poem.
Here is a suggestion. It is by Czeslaw Milosz.
Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills.
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.
Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesn't matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn't always understand.
~ Czeslaw Milosz ~