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TEN REASONS FOR BUYING POETRY

That is to say, ten good reasons.

  1. Most of it's thin
  2. Your friends will think you have taste.
  3. It gives you something else to think about.
  4. Buying it's easier than writing it.
  5. There’s room in the margins for lists and doodling.
  6. It doesn’t answer back.
  7. Look in your kitchen cupboard. I bet there's no poetry in there (yet).
  8. It has no best-before or sell-by date.
  9. It makes the author happy.
  10. It makes the publisher even happier.

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HAPPENSTANCE GOES WELSH
POETRY BOOK FAIR FIVE
 

Comments 6

Guest - Stephen Parr on Sunday, 04 October 2015 12:21

Buying chocolate-coated poetry is even better, cos it releases endorphins while you read it!

Buying chocolate-coated poetry is even better, cos it releases endorphins while you read it!
Guest - Nell on Sunday, 04 October 2015 15:31

Actually I forgot to mention reason 11 (which you've just subverted, Stephen): poetry isn't fattening.

Actually I forgot to mention reason 11 (which you've just subverted, Stephen): poetry isn't fattening.
Guest - William Thirsk-Gaskill on Monday, 05 October 2015 00:31

A signed, first-edition poetry book makes a very economical, personal Christmas present.

A signed, first-edition poetry book makes a very economical, personal Christmas present.
Guest - Reno Filla on Monday, 05 October 2015 10:00

Also, it's satisfying to know that someone formed it with their own hands and decorated it, either before or after firing.
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Oh so sorry, I thought we were talking about buying pottery.

Also, it's satisfying to know that someone formed it with their own hands and decorated it, either before or after firing. ? Oh so sorry, I thought we were talking about buying pottery.
Guest - Gill McEvoy on Monday, 05 October 2015 18:36

I think it's time to have poetry in the kitchen cupboard....

I think it's time to have poetry in the kitchen cupboard....
Guest - Nell on Monday, 05 October 2015 18:54

Pottery isn't fattening either, Reno. However, there is some of it in my kitchen cupboard already...

Pottery isn't fattening either, Reno. However, there is [i]some[/i] of it in my kitchen cupboard already... :)
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