"Poetry is hard, but good poetry is brutal."--Ngoc Nguyen

''An Arduous Art'' Augmented

Poesy's an arduous art;
it requires skill and strict meter
and a poet of strong, rare heart;
or he will soon tire and teeter.

Poesy's an arduous art;
one must be a well-trained poet
to deftly pen poems subtly smart
and lyrical and not blow it.

Poesy's an arduous art;
a poet needs to be real sharp,
or his songs will just fall apart
with the pluck of the minstrel's harp.

Poesy's an arduous art;
from inspiration to the end,
even from the very first cold start,
a poet's measure should transcend.

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Written on 2021-08-04 at 18:27

Tags Art  Meter  Measure 

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