Glen Martin Fitch
ADVICE TO A YOUNG POET (WHEN I FIND ONE)
“But Poetry's dead, ”
“And Song and Drama, Painting too!
No Muse. No Bard.
To write in verse and meter's
simply wrong and rhyme
is only for a greeting card.
There's nothing more to say.
It's all been said.”
If you, like me,
must answer to the call,
we have to reach
beyond the blasè bred conventions
of the unconventional.”
Don't borrow, take.
Scan jargon, slang,
but keep it true.
Record your dreams.
Re-heed mistakes you make.
Clichès are lazy.
Tweak the old anew.
a girl with doll declare her sorrows.
Hark when drunken sailors swear.”
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