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.

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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