Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Little Perspective, If You Please

I am a big fan of Shel Silverstein, one of the best poets I've ever read (W.B. Yeats not withstanding). I have been re-accquainted with his writing thanks to my children. We here at MB4 spend a lot of time mentoring, nurturing, and advising other writers, and giving you all our individual perspective on the art and craft of writing. This one might work just as well.

Writer Waiting by Shel Silverstein

Oh this shiny new computer -

There just isn't nothin' cuter.

It knows everything the world ever knew.

And with this great computer

I don't need no writin' tutor,

'Cause there ain't a single thing that it can't do.

It can sort and it can spell,

It can punctuate as well.

It can find and file and underline and type.

It can edit and select,

It can copy and correct,

So I'll have a whole book written by tonight

(Just as soon as I can think of what to write).

Thanks for the perspective, Shel.


Marta Stephens said...

Oh, this is too funny!! Thanks Ron (and Shel). :)

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Love it, Ron! Thanks for the chuckle. ;o)