Taking one’s place in society

Tallis Steelyard

It has to be said that it nice to feel appreciated, to feel that one’s art is at last accepted and one’s genius is valued.

Thus it was with a feeling of genuine pride that I noticed how well Lambent Dreams was doing. Apparently, (and I have this on good authority,) on the Amazon chart for free poetry, I took fourth place, coming behind Homer, Aristotle and Edgar Allan Poe.

I have taken an opportunity to familiarise myself with their work and I will grant that they are indeed men of stature. Indeed it does appear I have somehow been bracketed with towering genius.

Still it gives me cause to hope. After all, whatever one says about that trinity of versifying, it must be confessed that their best days are behind them and they have published little new for some time.

On the other hand I hope to build on…

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