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He gave a picture exhibition,
Hiring a little empty shop.
Above its window: FREE ADMISSION
Cajoled the passers-by to stop;
Just to admire - no need to purchase,
Although his price might have been low:
But no proud artist ever urges
Potential buyers at his show.

Of course he badly needed money,

But more he needed moral aid.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 23 April 2020

" Nothing succeeds like success" . The realization of the fact made the artist to employ a marketing trick that worked. The story of the artist penned most adroitly through this beautiful verse well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Dr Antony Theodore 23 April 2020

Then (strange it is beyond the telling) , He saw the people round him press: His paintings went - they still are selling... Well, nothing succeeds like success. nothing succeeds like success. a fine theme to ponder. tony

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Ellen Ni Bheachain 23 April 2020

Nicely said. However, don't you think it has all the beginning, middle and ending of a " Short Story" . Reading it left me wanting to know more.

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Mahtab Bangalee 23 April 2020

And so some came and saw and sniggered, And some a puzzled brow would crease; And some objected: " Well, I'm jiggered! " ...........an artist has great efficiency to solve the fact of problem; anyone can enjoy the solution because of the solutions are made on the base of wisdom//// great poem penned

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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 April 2020

It is a well articulated poem on artist by Robert William Service.

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Ramesh T A 23 April 2020

Yes, knowing the mentality of audience, arists have to canvass for their areative products in the market to succeed in the world of art! Thanks for sharing!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 23 April 2019

Nothing succeeds like success. Brilliant idea of marketing discovered by the artist.

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Kevin Patrick 23 April 2019

Service solves an artists problem, when their Is a supply and no demand, invent a lie to demand. He also seems to be taken a jab at modern art, the battle of classical vs modern goes on even today. A lovely classic poem of the day.

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Douglas Scotney 23 April 2019

'We'll buy it, ' they said, 'and see in it later what we can't in it now.'

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Susan Williams 23 April 2019

Isn't that the truth! ! !

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