Friday, November 13, 2015

Well, yesterday's presidential satire has turned out be the most popular post in this blog's history. The fascinations of poetry cannot compete with the fascinations of dystopian politics. Shall we laugh or cry?

Wordsworth will tell us what to do:
A poet!—He hath put his heart to school,
Nor dares to move unpropped upon the staff
Which art hath lodged within his hand—must laugh
By precept only, and shed tears by rule. 

1 comment:

Carlene said...

Whitman says it well, also:
"The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people."