Sunday May 08, 2011
Poet by Tweets
Feeling the Notes
The other day I heard a poet on the radio. She was getting airtime because she had received the greatest number or tweets that casted votes in her favor.
At one point, she said that all the tweets affirmed her poetry and her decision to become a poet. Her statement might sound reasonable.
But lets back up.
What if she hadnt won the popularity vote? What then, neighbor? Would that make her poetry or her decision to be a poet any less valid?
Its no vice to enjoy the admiration of others. But to gauge your art worthiness, your dharma, by a show of hands is a tragic misstepone way or the other.
You are on sacred ground when you know where you stand.