O Muses! What Is Genius?

O Muses! What is genius? Is it born?
Or is it taught? Why do some possess it,
and some do not? These questions are outworn!
As riddle over which to obsess, it

matters only that genius brings forth art,
music, poetry, mathematics, dance,
religion, and science to endow heart
and reason to mindless souls which, by chance,

we know as “Fools.” Genius is not for wasting,
or for consuming it upon one's lust:
rather, it is meant for God Everlasting;
to bring Him praise before one turns to dust.

Whatever genius's mystery is, it's His
to give as He pleases—of that there's no quiz!

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Written on 2023-05-19 at 16:25

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D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
The second line in the third stanza - it went home. Thanks for that, we mustn't cast our pearls unwisely.