(Um, ok, that just means that they have some poetry skill not that they're even a worthwhile person to have in your life.) I simply think this is neatly said, "turn pain into poetry." Making this into a canvas, poetry strips
During a time of Industrialization people felt like interchangeable parts, just flat out insignificant. Emerson's transcendentalist ideals opposed this idea arguing that humans are part of this world God created and therefore part of God.