The famous Argentinian poet Jorge Louis Borges in answering the question, "What is the purpose of poetry," rhetorically asked - "What is the purpose of dawn,? What is the purpose of a caress,? What is the purpose of the smell of coffee? The purpose of poetry, he reflected, is pleasure; it's for emotion, it's for living."
For me the act of photographing is part meditation, part serendipity - it's going out to see what Nature has to say to me and trusting that a few pictures will achieve Borges' definition of poetry.