Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Poets Don't

Poets “don't write rhyme” because they reject it, but because they’re not, and never were, good at it. Too many poets don’t spoil the soup (or do they?). They shoot poets—don’t they? “True poets don’t belong to any country.” “Poets don’t fall in love.” Silent poets don’t break the silence. No one ever said that poets don’t deserve the same things. Simply that those things don’t really exist reputably for poets like they do for other… There is a running joke, with a kernel of truth in it, that poets can't drive; poets don't do it for the money. Poets don't.

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