A portion of a “to do” list inside that POEMS notebook I found recently.
Get a load of No.8 there – “write poem while waiting”. Have to love the attitude of the kid I was. Got a couple of minutes to spare? Hell then, be creative and productive while you’re waiting around! Of course. That’s how all the great poets operate, y’know, scribbling profundity into their notebooks while waiting for Mum & Dad to finish getting ready so we can all go to the shopping centre (to “buy book[s]” no less!).
Please note that the spelling in No.6 is clearly in reference to the sort of practice future ARTISTES need to do. *cough*