Treasure Island

Patti Masterman


Don't try to write for the masses


Don't try to write for the masses-
Your sleight-of-the-hand phrase of articulated beauty
Will scarcely be acknowledged.

The subtle twist of rhythm escapes their notice;
The artist knows all this by heart;
He only writes now to try and save himself.

I have known astounding works
Untouched by human hands, never visited
But once: the discovery by only one
Enough to save whole lifetimes.

Submitted: Saturday, September 29, 2012
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  • Smoky Hoss (10/14/2012 12:17:00 PM)

    He only writes now to try and save himself, wow. Powerful, perfect phrase. Excellent. (Report) Reply

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