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The prodigal blogger has returned to poetry and now is trying to get caught up. We met at Frances’ house (last November) and discussed the upcoming election. Of course, since we all seem to share the same political sentiments, there wasn’t a whole lot of spirited debating, at least not about who to support for President. So we meandered into the politics of poetry.

Jan started us off with:

A jingle to help us recall the order of Presidents from Washington to Wilson

And this little gem which I could not find online. It’s from 1972 when Nixon won reelection in a landslide.

The election is over, the results are now known,
The will of the people has clearly been shown.

Let’s all get together and show by our deeds,
That we will give Dick all the help that he needs.

Let bygones by bygones and all bitterness pass,
I’ll hug your elephant if you kiss my ass.

Robert Hayden (1913-1980) – bio

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

from Words in Mourning Time part I which opens with
For King, for Robert Kennedy,
destroyed by those they could not save

Read an analysis here.

Billy Collins (1941- ) – bio

The Future

Carl Adamshick

Our flag

Madeleine Begun Kanebio

McCain Limericks

Sarah Who??

Some Friendly Advice for Obama

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) – bio

Let America Be America Again

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) – bio

If–

My Boy Jack

Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005) – bio

Whose foot is on the treadle

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Jusangjollidae Cliff, Jeju Island, South Korea 2008   

Jusangjollidae Cliff, Jeju Island, South Korea 2008

Thinking about water, we shared these poems at Dan and Gloria’s house on September 7.

Bobbi Katz bio

Things to Do If You Are the Rain

Bruce Balan (1959- )-bio

Wet Dog

The Dog

Robert Frost  (1874-1963) – bio

Once by the Pacific

Going for Water

Kay Ryan (1945- )-bio

The Niagara River (with audio)

Tune

 Beatrice V ()-bio

Landscapes

Nikolay Gumilyov (1886-1921)-bio

The Giraffe

Pablo Neruda  (1904-1973) – bio

Rain (Rapa Nui)

John Masefield  (1878-1967)- bio

Sea-Fever

Robert Hayden (1913-1980)-bio

Monet’s Waterlilies

David Ferry  (1924- )-bio

Lake Water

Lauryn Hill  (1975- )-bio

Just Like Water

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