Valentine's Day is tomorrow, which is a time for fancy dinners, chocolates and if you are really romantic poetry. But before you think about writing a love poem know that writing a good one is no easy feat. Just look what happened to actress Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame.
She recently shared a poem she penned, titled "My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole," with the magazine Marie Claire:
My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole by Kristen Stewart
I reared digital moonlight
You read its clock, scrawled neon across that black
Kismetly … ubiquitously crest fallen
Thrown down to strafe your foothills
…I'll suck the bones pretty.
Your nature perforated the abrasive organ pumps
Spray painted everything known to man,
Stream rushed through and all out into
Something Whilst the crackling stare down sun snuck
Through our windows boarded up
He hit your flint face and it sparked.
And I bellowed and you parked
We reached Marfa.
One honest day up on this freedom pole
Devils not done digging
He's speaking in tongues all along the pan handle
And this pining erosion is getting dust in
And I'm drunk on your morsels
And so I look down the line
Your every twitch hand drum salute
Salutes mine …
Some critics have dubbed it the worst poem ever, but one poet believes Stewart's work shows some promise, and above all bravery. Brian Kim Stefans, a UCLA assistant professor of poetry, joins the show with his review of her work.