What is it constitutes a miracle?
Well, first of all, it isn’t dull
But rather, something extraordinary
And therefore likely to be very scary,
As when something appears out of the blue,
Materializing right in front of you,
And even more if it’s just what you need,
And maybe prayed for, helping you succeed
In some important venture you’ve begun,
Which without aid like this could not be done.
In such a way a poem like this arrives,
Nor is it ever finished otherwise:
There needs a special spirit to enthuse
Such verse: which is the office of the Muse.