Stan Petrovich

Rookie - 189 Points (10/27/1950 / Fort Riley, KS)

A Quote - Poem by Stan Petrovich

Tristan Tzara, dada's papa,
Wrote that, if one can understand a piece
Of art, it is nothing but the product
Of journalism. I agree in ways piling up,
Wanting art to look good, sound good,
Or fly well; not necessairily be understandable.
I fell into a wishing-well when I was twelve,
And never got rescued.
So I did not marry and become a philosopher
Like Socrates - I am not enamored by young boys, either.
But to become a poet is not
A challenge, but a deep pit of cold mud.


Comments about A Quote by Stan Petrovich

  • Rookie Stefanie Fontker (9/7/2011 4:58:00 PM)

    Somewhat melancholy. I like this though, it makes me feel something, poetry doesn't usually have that effect on me. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Shadow Girl (8/29/2011 6:26:00 AM)

    Intriguing....as ever...powerful meaning. I liked it.
    SG (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 28, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 28, 2011


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