March 30, 2007
i went to a reading to hear a renowned and celebrated canadian poet. iím familiar with this manís writing and have never been much of a fan. it is pristinely perfect. the metaphors are effective, the language carefully crafted so that every word counts. he follows the how to manual precisely. and the crowd goes wild. his writing reminded me of the great poetry of an earlier time. it was so perfect that all i could do was sit and listen. the words came from a mountaintop, sermon of the poet. it intimidated me. i could never achieve such perfection.