Sunday, 20 March 2011

the problems of a poet

Re: My Salmon

I read it to my other half.

"It's good", he said, "but you weren't using a waggler, I think it was a stick float". 

"I know", I said, "but it wouldn't scan".

I read it out again with 'stick float' instead of 'waggler'. "You see?" I said, "It's better my way. It's called poetic licence". 

He nodded but I don't think he agrees- he's a bit of a purist about such things.

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