Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shit SB Says

Poetry, with very few exceptions, bores the living shit out of me. Most people are just so bad at it. I used to write it, but now even my own stuff puts me to sleep. I once participated in a poetry reading and, of course, I loved that. I have this theory that all writers are dickless frustrated actors.

5 comments:

downtown guy said...

I wouldn't be an actor if you paid me. (ha ha)

Ms. Moon said...

Oh god. You are SO right. Look at me. I do all this acting and don't get a dime. It costs ME money.
But then again, same with the writing.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

DTG,
I love you.

Ms. Moon,
You are not dickless--you actually have the balls to get out and DO IT.

Jeannie said...

I think as children we are predisposed to love poetry - and music. But bad poetry - or poetry that requires too much thought to figure out is like bad art. Who cares? But if you put that bad poetry to good music - you've got magic. Because then it can mean whatever you want it to mean. Maybe that's the difference - musicians don't feel that they own your response.

I think we are all divas at heart - we all want to scream "Look at me!"

Parabolic Muse said...

All writers? Or just poets? I'm not a frustrated actor! Although, I do like to perform once in awhile... I used to write poetry, too. The math of it satisfied me, but when I realized only other poets read it, I said, fuck this.