''A Sonnet on Genius,'' Refreshed

Geniuses are so very rare, a kind
unto themselves: souls who are led by God's
inspiration and manifest powers of mind,
insight, and vision that surpass all the odds.
Some possess gifts of poetry, like Keats;
or of musical composition, like Mozart;
in the sciences and arts, some perform feats
of creativity that quicken the heart.
The inspired gifts of genius are a tool
conferred by the Nine Muses to create
art, music, and science to uplift the fool:
to elevate him to a more dignified state.
So, if your genius be not found in this rhyme,
then give the greater gift of your precious time.

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-03-27 at 04:04

Tags Poetry  Genius  Inspiration 

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bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
This is well-crafted. I mostly enjoyed the turn, the volta, in the concluding couplet. That was touche!