I'm teaching a new course Making Poems this quarter. Knowing the grammar of poetry is important, but I believe it's more important to learn how to live a poetic life!
The Art of Poetry
By Jorge Luis Borges
To gaze at a river made of time and water
and remember that Time is another river.
To know we stray like a river
and our faces vanish like water.
To feel that waking is another dream
that dreams of not dreaming and that the death
we fear in our bones is the death
that every night we call a dream.
Borges reads 'The Art of Poetry.'
(Spanish version with English subtitles)