Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Poet Learns To Be Unread

~by Gerry Spoor

Some poems disappear when critics advise;
"They should vanish before they are noted",
and impassioned poets quickly surmise,
that their verses will seldom be quoted

Though most labor on, and never give in,
to the fashionable trends of the day
They'll wear thicker skins, since critic's akin,
label everything "trite, and cliche"

A poet must learn, that all his concerns
are not shared by the prosaic masses
Like Byron, or Burns, they'll often take turns
finding solace in whiskey filled glasses

Just so it is said, by masters now dead;
"Poetry written will soon be unread"


This is one of my favorite poems. The author is not me, but rather Gerry Spoor.

Thanks Gerry!

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1 comment:

Jeanne Rene said...

Perfect Spoor to post ... it has it all ... Gerry's wit, insight and classic poetic talent.