Thursday, August 18, 2011

cheap tricks

one can always write about writers
about wonderful works of art
name names and be terribly clever
and prove one is frightfully smart

one can quote from zillions of sonnets
and from the all of the war poets too
it's perfectly acceptable
reflects only well upon you

one can talk for a tome about homer
(not from the simpsons, the greek)
acknowledging all epic poets
of whom you're a smug thing to speak

i prefer to infer from the oevres
that the author of course knew his stuff
the work of refining, if mastered
will make it all sound off the cuff

years of study, exams and tuition
wordsmith genii make they do not
and cod-intellectual snobbery
it pisses one off quite a lot