HaydnsGabe wrote:It wasn't until I went away from all that and started my current WIP that I finally decided just not to give a $%*(). In fact, I actually wrote against the workshop. I decided if they wanted to trash my stuff, I'd write the trashiest, least literary thing possible. The irony? People seemed to like it. A lot.
New postby polymath » 16 Jul 2010, 21:16
In my experiences, expectations liberate more than imprison. Freedom comes with its own set of shackles. A hobo is the freest being in society, but never free in any meaningful sense from poverty, disease, hardship, and heartache.
post by polymath » 17 Jul 2010, 08:09 Paradox: the reward is the goal, the journey is the reward; the latter the real inherent value of a poet's progress. And, yes, a poet seeks to provide for public sensibilities and from succeeding provides for private sensibilities. If a poet seeks solely satisfaction of private sensibilities, it's a cutout. Where then is the benefit to society? And where does that leave a poet? Perenially outside. That way lies justifications and motivations for antisocial acts. Crimes against society, at least, if not against humanity.
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