Art Poetica (Quintus Horatius) - Poem by Xelam Kan
(To emerging poets) ...........
Did not hear about Quintus Horace?
Who descended the laws to Verse in grace:
On unity, invention and imitation,
and what is the art of characterization.
Though he was a rational in form and style
But honored all the 'Aesthetic considerations'.
In spirit he was purely a Roman, but he
ignited the passion: for Art and sensations.
To him, for POET's security;
he must attain brevity and avoid obscurity
and blind imitation, that would spoil
his fancies and romantic pulsations.
If you want to be a man of Art and Letter, then
Compose well or don't rhyme either;
And if you're ignorant to the words 'decorum and meter`
then respect Horace and absorb his classic versification.
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