Trained as a professional in the field of computer science,I found poetry to be the interesting and fascinating. What goes on in the mind of a human being sometimes cannot find space if all is written down in books. Writing a short can cover entirely what goes on in the mind.
Sometimes, when solving people's computer problems, I encounter inspirational incidences and have to put them down with a pen. There no time for books and yet a short poem can carry the message of an entire book.