William Butler Yeats, Cannabis, Baudelaire discussed on Forum

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Legend is this guy came to let's see hawk revolt yeah apparently it's not true i am so disappointed to hear that i think i'm just going to keep believing it's true in then you wonder about whether he was using something at the time some substance i ain't i am pretty sure he was using something but you know whatever tech's i like to tell the story but it's probably one of my favorite poets is william butler yeats by far and i like to tell the story that two students that um i actually was sorry to say i did inhale and all that like bill clinton the saying he didn't i did with cannabis as a young man that's all becoming clear to me yeah oh boy and i remember writing a poem under the influence and waking up in the morning and eh well ready imposing this is as good as it investigates his ever written i welcome the warriors total gibberish have made absolutely no sense as a serie always gets a laugh uh that's a lesson most poets learn instead i'm the enthusiasm created by the alternate substances may not uh doesn't last when he read it and this is also dismissed steep though it goes back to baudelaire and all these other poets here the more you drinking more substances malcolm lowery ah even raymond carver you know you're going to drink and you're gonna take substances and you're gonna write great poetry are great fiction he eventually adequate though carver and yaabad layer always be drunk exactly i'll know that lima then grading about that palme's he goes on it now of course y unwind but on everything i have anything so you know maybe not even need that yeah his michael writes it seems inevitable that you're going to spend his time talking about how people connector poetry and never talk about the controversy of bob dylan's poetry being recognised with the nobel prize and how son poetry as the inheritance of homer his part of the conversation why would it be inevitable now here we are talking about a as an inevitable i'm a huge dolan fan and i was thrilled that he won the nobel prize usual event i is not thrilled and all rely in fact they had the on television talk invited they cut it very short and then i think they talk to you uh i.

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