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Poetry cannot be taught

I'm not sure poetry can be taught. We can be taught to arrange words together that rhyme, just the same as we can be taught to play the notes we see on a sheet of music, but that is not the same as creating magic.

I think writing poetry is a skill as innate as the artist's hand that controls the paintbrush. We can be taught to admire the craft of creating an image, an understanding, with words—words so carefully chosen the result looks effortless.

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