Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Praise for The Inaugural Poet, January, 2009

This is an excerpt. Read the whole poem at Starting Today: poems for the first 100 days.



Day #14: Cornelius Eady

Praise for The Inaugural Poet, January, 2009

Perhaps it’s an impossible task
On an impossible day. A young poet
Fixes her gaze along the plaza,

Looks at this latest version of America in the eyes,
Looks in the camera at all the places we’ve touched
Or torched.



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Love this poetic shout-out from Cornelius to Elizabeth.

5 comments:

susan said...

Yes!

I'm a huge Eady fan. Thanks.

Collin Kelley said...

YES! Love it!

Maya Ganesan said...

LOVE IT! I sucked in my breath when I read that, it was so perfect.

Kristin said...

I love this poem that you called our attention to--thanks for that!

January said...

My pleasure, Kristin. It's one of those poems that should be read by more people.

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