“But YOU are an Artist. It’s kind of the same.” I answered.
She said, “No, it is quite different.”
A few days later I asked her to explain, and this is how she explained it~
“I guess maybe as an artist I see things, and they go into my head quietly and get processed through my mind quietly and come out quietly. And as a poet, you see things and then your head is filled with words and fancy descriptions and literary references and instead of just seeing the thing, you see all these metaphors and stories that you apply to it.”
(This post is a continuation of a prior post, “A Poet’s Mind” – which I followed up on since it triggered questions as to what was the difference between the a poet and a painter)