Flying Buttresses for Freshman Writers
  What is the lodestone of art?
How much does a metaphor cost?
How many unpublished stories
Are greater classics than Joyce?
Why do the scholars avoid
Meaning and feeling and hope?
Why do they so need to know
The price and the press and the point?
If you asked them to fathom the value,
Would they count it in nickels and dimes?
If you mirrored before them the loadstar,
Would they haul you away for your crimes?
  Copyright © 1993, 2005 by Robert E. Romanelli PhD