My dearest poet, do not study for hours another's poetry
for you will hinder your words
Rich painter, do not gaze in a fellow's perspective
for you will stifle your perception
Wise philosopher, learn not your teachers account
for you will obstruct your thoughts
But look to the manner of your mentor without imitation
So your thoughts may flow freely with no destination
Acquire your creativity's unruly protest
Your unadulterated spirit is what makes you an artist.


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