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A poet is someone with the sensitivity to feel deeply and passionately; the perception to see what isn’t there; the desire to articulate what is felt and seen, and the ability to do so artistically.  Poetry is constituted by poets.  Poets don’t simply write in iambic pentameter.  Poets write in beautiful mathematical equations.  Poets fold a rectangular piece of paper into beautiful folds.  Perception favored above the rest.  The poet who falls in love, and writes a poem about the love he/she shares with their beloved will likely write a poem about the heartbreak from their beloved.  Seeing what isn’t there is not always a good thing.

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