Saturday, August 4, 2012

How 2 Be a POET

Learn how to be a poet!

...but then, if that doesn't work for you, maybe you should take Matt Groening's advice-- complete with test!-- How To Be a Sensitive Poet.

(sigh. I miss Life in Hell )


Smith said...

Life Is Hell
(a found poem mostly Matt Groening)

I saw a genius in the mirror today
Across the lonely beach I wander
Near the lonely knoll I weep
On the lonely cliff I loiter
Alas, the hornets buzzing in my brain

Autumn death pain trees
The cosmos critics beauty
Clouds suicide dreaming
Leaves yourself loneliness
Futility blight depression
Decay loss entropy love
Flowers branches tree stumps

Can you face disdain?
Can you face ridicule?
Can you face utter indifference?

Answers don't matter
Recognition isn't nothing
Everything is impossible
In a cosmic sense

Let your mind drift
Set your soulfree
Get tranced
Sit in your cubbyhole waiting waiting

A sensitive poet
writes view of creaky old barn
sonnets your mom
fleeing emotion from no understand
complex symbol's private plan

Subjects, guts, exercizes,
you will need
pencil. paper, somber clothing
and credit for this cartoon

Don't read

-- Smith, 8.12.2012

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

I like it!


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau