Art Poetica (Quintus Horatius)
(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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(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928)
Sheldon Allan Silverstein
(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(12 October 1938)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
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