Words aren't everything, Auden said. They're just all we have to work with.
Which is why writers especially have to stop reading every once in awhile, and rent a couple motorcycles and ride to a place—any place—where there are no words. Like The Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley.
And Badwater Basin, which Wikipedia will tell you is the lowest point in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. But Wikipedia can't tell you it'll be the high point of your trip, because it doesn't know she will be there when you arrive.
Back at the writing desk, remembering a young neighbor boy who used to tell my dad, "Anything can happen now, Mr. Murray!"