HEAR YE THE POET TREE?

If a poem
Falls to the ground
And there’s no one
There to hear it,
Does it make a sound
Case for fruitless
Echoes to resound
If only in spirit?

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5 comments on “HEAR YE THE POET TREE?

  1. Don Frankel says:

    The answer to the question if the tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound is no. The tree falling sends out sound waves but if there is nothing there to catch the waves then no the don’t make a sound. They just disappear. And, if a poet doesn’t have people read his poems then I guess they don’t make a sound either. This one makes a great sound but your fans don’t get to hear it.

    If they cut out 200 ;pages from one of my novels I’d have a fit. The articles I write on SWI are not the same thing as my fiction to me so if I lose a few it’s no big deal. So while I can’t feel your pain I can relate. But sooner or later you’ve got to come back to the Pack. And, no I won’t bug you abut this every time I come here. But I won’t leave you alone either.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Don, it’s good to know that I’ll never be alone. And, though I may not “come back,” neither am I going away. Look for the same lovable creativity in my comments to SWI posts as always – sort of like Groucho telling Margaret Dumont in NIGHT AT THE OPERA, “When I invite a woman to dinner, I expect her to look at my face. That’s the price she has to pay!”

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  2. If the writer falls in here,
    And there’s no one there to hand him his beer
    Are AA meetings drawing near?

    Is that one a haiku? First one I’ve written since high school.

    Just posted it here so you know you don’t have any competition worth worrying about, Sr. Muse.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Ricardo, I’m not saying your haiku doesn’t add a certain something to this post, but I got even by adding a poem to your latest SWI post (and I don’t even expect a tip for my trouble).

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  3. […] first item in my rear view mirror is Don Frankel’s 10/31 comment to my HEAR YE THE POET TREE post, in which he answered “no” to the question of whether a tree falling in the […]

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