Money in Poetry

Busy busy! Daily life can be such a pain. All the mundane details pile up and get in the way of writing. Too bad stories are made up of those seemingly mundane details, so they are necessary. As I sort through my daily duties, here’s one of my favorite quotes.

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About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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2 Responses to Money in Poetry

  1. Marge Simon says:

    What an adorable quote! (Never thought I’d use the term “adorable” in reference to money –but it’s round about and besides, Robert Graves said it so well!

    • I agree! I loved this quote. It’s a good comeback for all those who warn us against “wasting our time.” I do love money, but writing is a need. I think we too are often “born that way.”

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