I just returned from a week long photography conference in New Orleans. One night, sometime around midnight, we came across this poet who had set up shop in front of a bar. For a suggested donation of $10-20 he would compose a poem on any theme you suggested. There was a line and a 30-minute wait to get your poem. Sometimes it's easier to make a living doing what you love than we let ourselves believe.
Here's to the poets that sustain our language, and at times, also show us how to live.