On the Nose

Dateline: London

A bit curious. This sculpture is on view at Marble Arch. I could not find the artist’s name. How strange is that? I would like to know what the artist was thinking, but without his name, I have no way of looking up that information.

Was the artist “turning art on its head”? My initial response was to remember a poetry tutor telling me that my poetry was “on the nose.” I wasn’t familiar with the term and asked for an explanation. As far as I can tell, if your writing is too much “on the nose,” your specificity gives too much away- a bad thing when writing poetry – Better to drop some suggestions and let the reader draw his own conclusions. Hum.m.m….

Someone called poetry a “surly craft.” How true.

About timeout2

I have lived 100 lives. I write essays, short stories, poetry, grocery lists and notes to myself. If I am ever lost, look for a paper trail, but be careful not to trip over any books that lie scattered here and there. I am a reader. I am a reader in awe of writers. When I don't live in Westcliffe, Colorado, I live in London where I am a long-time member of Word-for-Word - Crouch End.
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