Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pan without Cake: On Not Being a Writer "Under-40" Worth Watching

Pan without Cake

The talking birds dance backwards without showing off.
I can remember old Fred by his cough.
(Fred Dupee, wise in his age, definitely worth watching at 60.
Merce at the end better than anybody to watch.
Pablo at the end none such and almost never a botch.
Hugh MacDiarmid drinking in Scots his Scotch.
Rodin scampering to Cambodia at seventy.
Be kind to the old dog whose name is whiskey.)

-- David Shapiro, to Don Share


Jordan said...

Wait a second!

Shelley said...

Being not worth watching leaves more time for reading, writing, revising, and feeding the ducks.

I advise it.