Good Artists Borrow; The Great Ones, Steal.

Rating: 3.5
I swear to God,
if somebody is only
adding
my new poems
to their favorite list
to copy them—

I’ll be so thrilled! !
Go for it.
“mimicry
Is the highest compliment! ”

[proclaimed the
jester
to the
thief]

is it not? —
you monarch butterfly, you.

this means I’m on to something.
Not sure what exactly.
But it’s proof in the hole-bent theory:
I’m not the only fool.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
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COMMENTS
fanniesson - 11 March 2007
great write here loved it
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Melanie Emiko 15 February 2007
Love the title and everything in it...lots of style. Every line comes with a surprise.. :)
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Ivan Donn Carswell 09 February 2007
The though arises, perhaps the motive is to grasp the essential SJG (who is, afterall, a mercurial essense) rather than 'steal' poetry. The signature of an SJG poem is umistakeable - unforgable I would credit. The observation: 'Good aritsts borrow; great ones steal, ' is a nice way of putting it but scarcely concedes the point that Sus underrates herself propitiously! Rgds, Ivan
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Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler 06 February 2007
turnabout is fair play in this poem. it struck me appropos that you borrowed Dylan's line about the Joker and the Thief from 'All Along The Watchtower'. it's been said of Dylan's most recent two albums 'Love & Theft' and 'Modern Times' that much of the material and subject matter was lifted from other authors and poets. None of whom seems to mind. Frankly, I wouldn't mind either. i like your message. like lost children, they'll all come back to you in the end. Jake
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Original Unknown Girl 05 February 2007
Love this Sus...... you are of course a fantastic artist so I guess some people have no morals or imagination of their own! Missed your writing. HG: -) xx
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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 04 February 2007
Damn SUS! ....I didn't think you'd mind....Look, i'll fax them all back to you...i'm finished with them now.....oh, wait...no, i can't fax them...my fax is broken...Repairman can't come til next week...i'll be doing book signings on my new book of fresh new work....funny how everything just flows so smooth & fast, when ideas just keep poppin out of site! lol! hope ya find yir scoundrel....people haven't found my work good enough to steal yet, so I guess its fair to say that im safely unsuccessful.... GREAT WORK, HERE, SUS...INNOVATIVE...LIKE IT MUCH! ~ F. j. R. ~ -02/04/07-
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