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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 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 Best, Dave Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.