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It's now official-- sort of :)
"Poet and Philosopher"

The first time I recall being asked to state my occupation on a form, I was sixteen years old.  I didn't want to put down "student", which was not a role I identified with.

I thought awhile as how best to describe my true occupation.  (I still find this a difficult question.)

Finally I wrote: "Poet, philosopher and rogue."

To my astonishment, the first two designations have now been declared official, you might say, by the French government, in a sweet endorsement by French Minister of Culture Catherine Tasca.  (Fulltext in French.)

Note that I am not claiming to be either.

But still, two out of three's not bad...