Here is a sample paragraph for idea and emotion section of the poetic method. “since feeling is first” is a poem by e.e. cummings. It explores the importance of feelings and the role they play in the lives of people. The line “kisses are a better fate than wisdom” demonstrates his belief that the pursuit of love is better and more rewarding than the pursuit of knowledge. Embracing love, and your partner, is key. Those who do not allow themselves to give over completely and lose themselves in relationships, especially while they are young, are the ones who miss out. “Life is not a paragraph” may mean that life can not be captured in words, but must be felt. Focusing on death, rather than life is what limits our potential. The poem is a hopeful one which offers a reader a life lesson from a wise man who has learned his lessons from love.