Intention in a poem or story is when your heart skips a beat or your breath is taken away or tears flow, and when the author is able to say, “Good. I meant to do that.”
That’s intentional, that’s wonderful, that’s the author using words in a certain way.
Intentional – wonderful – certain – all words that have the power to mean so such more than they mean in everyday life.
A certain way: A particular method but also a method used with intention and certainty.
Wonderful: Full of wonder.
Intentional: Done with clear intent.
When the art is crafted intentionally, the result is certain wonder.