|Earl the Squirrel's Rule #115|
We ruminated together about how we dealt with disingenuous ConPoets going on about poetry being alive because so many people are trying to write it. (Needless to say, without success.) The Saint produced an incisive counter:
"I ask them to recite some."
"When they start I say: 'Contemporary poetry.' After they pause I add: 'Written by someone other than yourself.' That usually shuts them up."
|Earl the Squirrel's Rule #111|
"How do they explain poetry in preliterate societies?"
"They don't. They really don't think things through."
They never do. It's a blissful, thought-free and fact-free existence.
Apparently, the Saint and I were heading in the same direction as he pronounced the word:
|Earl the Squirrel's Rule #124|
What are they afraid of learning?