Lyrical Somerville – June 20

On June 20, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Dan Sklar.

I once saw a hilarious skit on Saturday Night Live. A deranged counselor talking to a student said: “So you want to be a writer, huh? Well- La-De-Freakin’-da.” Now my colleague at Endicott College Professor Dan Sklar is a serious writer but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Here is a poem to explain his point of view to you.



Actually I am
not serious
about my writing.
I never was.
If anything
I am silly about
my writing.
I do not need
comprehensive lists
of grants & awards
with prominent
writers to inspire me.
My kids jumping
inspire me enough.
A cup of tea
inspires me enough.
I do not need leads
on contests and
conferences and
writers colonies.
I am more interested
in ant colonies and
the straggler ants
who will not join.
I take one look at
Poets and Writers
Magazine and …

– Dan Sklar

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