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Mike Acker Mike Acker Male, 61, Canada (10/20/2013 8:23:00 PM)

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Sorry, Lamont, I should have made myself more clear. The plumber part was more about giving up on writing if I can determine that I have no talent. Not meant to say that I expected to make money through my poetry. I don't care about making money through poetry and I have never written with any type of accolade in mind. My bottom-line dilemma is that I am realizing that no one on the face of this earth can truly state with absolute authority who is and who is not talented in regards to poetry. When I read a poem, say by Elizabeth Bishop, and see that there are are references in her poem to subjects that the poet assumes her reader will understand, but those references are understood only by an educated elite I shudder. When I write I want the message or my crying out or quest for some truth, be it emotional or other, to be heard by all human beings and not by any kind of elite, at the risk of the elite poo pooing my writing. Anyway.........

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,083 Points Xelam Kan (10/20/2013 8:50:00 PM) Post reply
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    Hey Mike, get some Fizzy drinks, i m sure u will feel better or bitter..(.jus kiddin)
    Anyway yours concerns r worthy to be noticed but...
    For what you r sermonizing here?Yourself, poetry, readership etc
    We are HUNGRY my dear,

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