Leslie Monsour

The Education of a Poet 

By Leslie Monsour (b. Jan. 25, 1948)

Her pencil poised, she's ready to create, 

Then listens to her mind's perverse debate
On whether what she does serves any use;
And that is all she needs for an excuse
To spend all afternoon and half the night
Enjoying poems other people write.

i.m. Nathan Carson, Nov 2, 1979 - Aug 11, 2018

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