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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who harasses or disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comment or comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Best, Dave Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.