Paradoxically, it is the written word which communicates from heart to heart, not the spoken word; for our most secret knowledge comes to us in solitude.
, mythology and nature were modes for illuminating psychic development. The core of women's creativity lay in the development of a self, needing both spiritual and human relationships.
's lengthy, successful career as twentieth-century poet, autobiographer, essayist, critic, and translator, won her many awards in England and other countries. She called the writing of words (especially poetry) her greatest joy.