This is encouraging -- NOT!!!

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Registered: 01-27-2004
This is encouraging -- NOT!!!
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Wed, 09-22-2004 - 1:00am

One of my favorite Irish CDs has a song on it about a poet and his wife, a beautiful song called The Irish Girl.

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Registered: 12-12-2003
Wed, 09-22-2004 - 12:55pm

Call me dense if you like, but I don't see what you're saying.

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Registered: 01-27-2004
Wed, 09-22-2004 - 2:00pm

I have SO been there -- pity there's no telethon for the dreaded Brain Freeze.


The song goes on (at some length) about a poet's miserable poverty -- just as I take up poetry!

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Registered: 01-27-2004
Wed, 09-22-2004 - 2:19pm
Lynda, I'm sorry; my answer was a bit snippy.

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Registered: 06-02-2003
Wed, 09-22-2004 - 5:37pm
Irish,

When I read this post, I had to laugh. Yes, you are right. Poetry pays poorly. (How about that alliteration?) On the up side, it is so soothing to the soul. (There's that alliterative thing again. It's not deliberate, honestly.) Most writers of poetry either hold down 'a real job' or they, as you suggest, have prose as the mainstay of their writing life and write the poetry for personal fulfillment.

Either way, once a poet your heart is stuck, I'm afraid. Now that you've found the key to that corner of yourself, you'll just have to suck it up and be the wonderful poet you now know you can be - even if that means you must sell a novel in order to support that celtic spirit.

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Registered: 12-12-2003
Wed, 09-22-2004 - 8:04pm

I get it now!

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