Roman epigrammist MartialTwo Epigrams by Morgan Downs The Society June 18, 2018 Poetry 2 Comments To Make a Poet “A man can learn the art of poetry,” You say, “and many learn this art by me.” Poetry teacher, render something clear: Tell me, how do you teach a man to hear? The Erudite Poet Strange use of words, Professor! And a stranger way to show it; Yet neatly proved—a merely clever man is not a poet. Previously published in Snakeskin. Morgan Downs is a poet in his 20s living in Massachusetts. Related Post ‘Oak’ and Other Poetry by Jeffrey Essmann Oak In quiet awe before a solid oak in summer bloom, I thought: to such as these my Saxon kin of long ago bespoke their pagan prayers—a source of ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses Sally Cook June 18, 2018 Dear Morgan – It’s good that there is increasing attention being paid to the craft of poetry. But who is the poet and how does he get that way? You cannot separate the poetry from the man. Thanks for pointing this out. Sally Cook Reply Dave June 18, 2018 I liked your epigrams. Would be interested to see some of your longer pieces. Best, Dave Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.