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Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #2127657
A sonnet whose rhyming couplet offers a refreshed view on what we regard as "genius."
Geniuses are so very rare, a kind
    unto themselves: souls who are led by God's
inspiration and manifest powers of mind, 
    insight, and vision that surpass all the odds.
Some possess gifts of poetry, like Keats;
    others, musical composition,—like Mozart;
in the sciences and arts, some perform feats 
    of creativity that quicken the heart.
The inspired gifts of genius are a tool
    bestowed by the Nine Muses to create   
art, music, and science to uplift the fool: 
    to elevate him to a more dignified state.     
So, if your genius be not found in this rhyme, 
then give the greater gift of your precious time.
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