DD I agree that is the best part of being a poet, it is why we are all poets.
K, I got the money prize thing once invested it and as it turns I could live happily and comfortably off the interest in about 500 years. OH JOY. I just wish that there was a village a community of poets artists even if they are all pompous pseudo intellects at least they would make the effort to understand or pretend to understand.
POET: Look family I wrote a poem
"lets read it" chorus family,
five mins later blank expressions....
"what is it about?" chorus family
POET: It is about me.. life my inner most emotions that I can't put into words....
"OH" chorus family
"Oh no it is lovely, we'll stick it on the fridge" chorus family
Where as pseudo intellect scenerio
(We shall name the pseudo intellect
Tony, in homage to the great Tony the lecturer at my college).
POET: Look pseudo intellect I wrote a poem.
pseudo intellect: "give it here"
Tony P.I: Bloody hell, you call this expressing your feelings, explain the influences your thoughts on this.
Tony P.I: "As a pseudo intellect I suggest to first read the entire words of Keats, Milton cross reference with Kavanagh, Auden and Yeats before you even consider EXPRESSING your emotions".
Poet, crushed, cowering in the presence of genius "but this poem is about my emotions, my feelings."
Tonu P.I "feelings never come into poetry, be abstract, filmic look at neo realism, new wave, beat blah blah blah blah.
Poet "how about a poem like this
I have a cat he is brown
he licks his himself and chokes on fur balls
gags then reels in agony before suffering a seizure and dying in a pool of his own vomit.!"
Tony P.I " yes you have something there, a post modern reference. Work on it"
Sorry went on a rant there. phew I am calm all is calm.
Temptress, male models. sorry I was kidding about them, there shall be no male models.
"you are what you own in this land, you can be king and it all depends on the view and what you can see" Whipping boy
[This message has been edited by brian madden (edited 05-27-2001).]