Note 1

the function  of poetry
is rather like the function of the intestine.
not only does it absorb the better part of what’s consumed
but it ejects the faecal matter of what’s felt.
as a result, the emotions
dilate and contract like a sphincter.

the excess of bad poetry
causes sphincters to fail.

a man who dedicates his life
to poetry
is a man who ends up smelling of shit.

Share this poem

view comments

Comments (1)

C.P. Ravikumar

There may be another interpretation of the poem than the one you have provided.  Perhaps the poet is stating that much of the poetry is bad. As a result, one who reads too much poetry in a life time will drown in his own **it! Perhaps the poet is also referring to poetry critics who may have spent much time reading bad poetry (out of choice).

Leave a comment