Poetry is not an easy art
Poetry is not an easy art;
it requires skill and meter
and a poet that’s awful smart,
or he will tire and teeter.
Poetry requires wit and heart;
one must be a practiced poet
who writes with love and art
to create grace and not blow it.
Poetry is a divine art;
it comes from the Nine Muses
who both imbue and impart
afflatus that the poet never refuses.
Poetry can be an arduous art,
a source of perspiration
that demands the better part
as one yearns for creation.
Poetry is a demanding art;
it’s not for the casual dilettante
nor for the weak and faint of heart,
the cavalier or nonchalant!
Poetry is a noble art;
more lovely than science or math,
it requires the mind of Descartes
and the wish for Parnassus’s path.
Poetry, at last, comes from the heart
and sometimes makes no sense.
But it keeps us from being apart:
and that makes all the difference.
Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2017