Poets, on the other hand, can obfuscate to the point that no one really realizes they've been insulted, unless they listen carefully.
Take, for example, one of my all time favorite poets, e.e. cummings. He wrote this delightful little poem entitled if you like my poems let them. It goes like this:
if you like my poems let them
walk in the evening,a little behind you
then people will say
"Along this road i saw a princess pass
on her way to meet her lover(it was
toward nightfall)with tall and ignorant servants."
See, wasn't that nice? Did you catch the insult?
If you didn't, read. it. AGAIN. (The "idiot" is implied, not actually written, see?)
But e.e. cummings was a masterful poet. I am just a hormonal mom. So instead, I say:
"OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Marie Antoinette photo originally downloaded by hannah karina