Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
'As usual, listening is the only corrective.'
'… men demand activities…'
Paul Celan at 100
'The issue for me has always been that I can feel it.'
'Surely this is at the heart of the mock confession—the social failure of catharsis in a society in which mercy has been replaced by the bureaucracy of punishment.'
'… the cynic believes he will at least escape being disappointed by the world, although the misery and poison he carries around with him can make one wonder how effective an escape it really is.'
'… life, the inconnectable.'