Nature, in every way, inspires us. Louis Khan apparently said that "to express...give presence..we must consult Nature." Because we need only follow Nature's design and we will find where we should put this piece and that piece. Perhaps writing is like that too.
" Even a brick wants to be something," Kahn said. "A brick wants to be an arch." In the same way, words ought to be something, something more than just their denotation. And the design, I guess would be literature.