From the title alone, we can say that the “First, A Poem Must Be Magical” describes “what a poem should be”. I think Jose Garcia Villa wanted the readers to know what a poem is based on the standards that he gave.
I like the way he employed figures of speech in this, giving another dimension to just plain and declarative sentences. The rhymes are also good—they give this feeling of “uniformity” all through out the work. The thing that I love the most about this poem is that the poet did not forget to mention God at the end. It appears to me that, no matter how good he is in poetry, he does not forget to look up and thank Him for the talent He has given him.