| Romy the Cat wrote:|
To summarize the thread, at least what is important ....
After giving Ivan this condemnation, the guest inquired: “Your profession?”Romy The Cat
“Poet”, Ivan acknowledged somehow unwillingly.
The guest became distressed.
“Oh, how unlucky I am!” he exclaimed, but then caught himself, apologized, and asked, “And what is your name?”
“Uh-no…” said the guest with a frown
“What‘s the matter, don’t you like my poetry?” asked Ivan with curiosity.
'“And what have you read?”
“I haven’t read any of your poetry!” retorted the visitor irritably.
“Then how can you tell?”
“Well”, replied the guest, “it’s not as if I haven’t read other things like it, how is it? But maybe, by some miracle, yours is different? All right, I am ready to take it on faith. Tell me yourself, are your poems any good?
“Horrifying!” Ivan blurted out boldly and frankly.
“Don’t write anymore!” the guest implored.
“I promise you, I swear I won’t” was I Ivan’s solemn reply
“Enter the Hero” from “Master and Margarita“ by M. Bulgakov
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche