on the other, darker hand, i think that Yes, language alters life.
However,
It seems that poetry as in making meanings/music from noise, is kind of at the end of the road.

Why?

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Since, imho, meanings themselves are noisy. They rely on power to keep going. Hence when one might point at the insincerity from a politician urging Love of country while pillaging it's resources (aka bojo)
One could do well recalling that the very way by which such thoughts may make things clear, relies on violent training of people to use that very language

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