I love writing poems. If I could choose a dream career based on my passion, I’d say that would be it. Would it last forever? Not necessarily. But you can always move on. And by then my passions surely would have changed, and not just been deleted.
But, I also have technical prospects. I say that tongue-in-cheek, though there’s no need to. I really do, if I admit it to myself. I don’t think it’s possible sometimes, to succeed, in the topics I’m studying for a career transition into: web design, game design. Mostly web design. Game design for side income. I don’t know the ratio of effort : income that these thrusts would yield as of yet. I haven’t been down the road far enough to say.
But it’s just interesting to think, that, would poetry really be an efficient career for the species? Web design surely is more important. Building functional communication tools on our global network of information sounds much more functional and important than putting pretty, and sometimes bizarre, words to the page. Doesn’t it?
I can’t as of now, perhaps because I’m stuffed with Christmas Eve dinner with the family, perhaps not, think of why in heaven or hell poetry would be a functional career commitment. I have heard there may be ways to monetize it. I suppose it would take tremendous effort, even if as of now the stuff I put out is pretty effortless for me.
I just don’t know. It will take time to find out. Time, hard work, and research. Experience, perhaps.
So, this isn’t a poem, but some thoughts on the discipline. Perhaps you’ve had similar. I just wanted to share.