...is one of those things needed to help lasso in escaping words, words of description, words of flight and fancy, in order to create a more perfect poem, a poem that gives life and speaks to the human within. Or a poet lariat can be used, perhaps, to wrestle, hogtie, and then drag in reluctant patrons into coffeehouse poetry readings, especially those who don't want to listen to angsty poets droning on and on about their lives of woe and misery interspersed by guitarists who can barely strum their instrument, know a chord or two, and sing off-key.
Do I need a poet lariat to improve my poetry, to help me choose my words? Probably! However, I don't want to be forced to listen to coffeehouse poets; I want to have a choice.
On the other hand, there are good poets who produce good poetry. They write insightful poetry, and their words touch the universal within us. Now, for that, I could be roped in!
Causes Nancy Smith Supports
Doctors without Borders
American Diabetes Association