Album: Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories (1972)

Songfacts®:

  • According to the December 1992 issue of the fanzine Nova Lepidoptera, "The Poet" was written in 1967 and is "having a go at the self-importance of 'the artist' - that kind of 'sit next to me and listen but don't touch or criticise' attitude". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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