Friday, August 11, 2006

I'm a professional poet

I sent this poem to an American writers' magazine:

OENOLOGY

My words are vines
The grapes they bear
Harvested with tender care.

Picture my rage
When on the page
The vintage is vin ordinaire.

They sent me $5 (£3) – net of postage, less than $4.
That's 15 cents a word.

I could give up my day job - if I had one.

5 comments:

Ed R said...

I wish I could do that. I'd be up to $1.80 already.

riviera writer said...

Less supertax?

Ed R said...

Oh heck. IS that 17 amd a half percent or a flat 20 nowadays?

riviera writer said...

Four zero Ed - which would make it $2.40 net, or about 30 cents an hour.

Ed R said...

FORTY PERCENT! No point in working, then.