Three Epigrams

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?


A democratic politician lives the greatest shame,
Not in his foe’s reproaches, but when followers chant his name.


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.

Morgan Downs

If you have any thoughts on these epigrams, Morgan Downs  would be pleased to hear them.