Atef Ayadi


Do Not Teach Poetry!


Do not teach poetry;
Poetry is not a skill.

It is a painting
that does not need a standard
To be taught or be drawn.

Do not preach
To write or use a poem;
A poem
Is a baby’s face
one can not add, or change
stay by and let it just grow.

Do not look for
A rhythm:
Just!
Center your “self”
And create
Your warbling echo.
.

Submitted: Thursday, March 01, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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