“We All Must Suffer for Our Art!” Grandiose Scottish Poet Nails Ear to Tree, Wins Universal Acclaim

"We All Must Suffer for Our Art!" Grandiose Scottish Poet Nails Ear to Tree, Wins Universal Acclaim
A Scottish poet (apparently not, however, a Dutch one!) had to be rescued by the renowned Edinburgh Fire Brigade after nailing his own ear to a tree. Stan ‘the word’ Smith 36, revealed the source of inspiration that had prompted him to do it.

The eccentric wordsmith said –

“I was ambling freely through a forest one evening when I heard the sound

of wolves howling from a carcass of eagle claws that spiked coyote prowl in

swooning pause, like an ice wind whistling plummet of fleeing deer, streaking

across the strewn summit and the jagged frontier – night owls in starved repertoire

without an instrument to strum, for a sincere symphony to sooth the lonely scars

on the hearts of their beating drum. I gazed up at the night sky, picked a star and

wondered what it meant. And then as if to tell me it flickered like a signal – like a

message sent. A star so silent, so lonely lit, and I could never touch it. But it touched

me with an epiphany. I thought to myself ‘I think I’ll go to Fat Mavis’s hardware store,

buy a hammer and some nails and nail my ear to that tree.’

"We All Must Suffer for Our Art!" Grandiose Scottish Poet Nails Ear to Tree, Wins Universal Acclaim

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