Ars Poetica

Archibald MacLeish

MacLeish sums it up nicely in his poem “Ars Poetica

A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs.

A poem should be equal to:
Not true.

A poem should not mean
But be.

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By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.