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The Laughing Poet

The guy in an art museum was causing quite a fuss. He was walking from one old priceless masterpiece to another laughing and shaking his head. People began to hiss at him, some told him to behave himself, a few got aggressive and cussed him out. When he got to the Jackson Pollock exhibition he grew silent as if musing deeply. By now quite a crowd had gathered around him. He turned to the small crowd and said in a clear voice: "You People don't see what I see." The crowd got angry, called him a philistine, an ignorant buffoon, a dolt! One person asked pointedly, if he had had any art training? The guy smiled and replied: "No I'm a poet" Of course security was called, He was ejected roughly from the art gallery. The guy made his way home. Later he got a stick and began to write all the famous names of the artists he could recall onto a large wet patch of mud, just their names - nothing more. A child watched him do this his curiosity fixed on the strange scene. Then lastly, under the list of those famous names, he wrote his own. Eventually the child finally got it. "Hey Mister," he called, "you must be a poet!" Both began to laugh out loud at the joke.

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