Genius is like truth—it's nature and quiddity vary for every individual.


Sonnet: "Genius"

A genius is a special kind indeed:
he or she is a creature of the mind
who goes where breaths of inspiration lead
like mythic Muses on a Grecian wind;
some have the gift of poesy like Keats
and some the gift of music like Mozart;
some pen pastorals of farms, fields and sheep
while others write refrains that move the heart.
The divine gift of genius is a tool
conferred by one's high Muse to create art,
music and science to ennoble the fool
in ev'ry tribe of which we are a part.
But if your genius be not in this rhyme,
then share the richer "genius" of your time.




Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-04 at 19:08

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
I like this poem a lot: a well-made sonnet, and a diverting poetic essay on the nature of genius. Thank you for posting it!
2018-05-07