I have been writing sad poems lately, and the sadness is not mine, but from the people I see and know. I wonder how would an anthropologist write about sadness. It is easy for a poet to be emotional since logic is not the foundation of poetry. Can an anthropologist rely on his emotion about someone's feelings or sadness? Since anthropology is a science, should logic supersede emotion? I just don't think anyone can write about someone's sadness without empathy or sympathetic feelings. I also don't think one can be objective when he is emotional.
A sample of what I have been writing: