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GUEST,Jts BS: Inauguration poetry (42) RE: BS: Inauguration poetry 21 Jan 09

I didn't know we had so many people who felt qualified to criticize the content of a poem. I think Ms Alexander made an admirable job trying to capture the mood of the country and to include everyone she could.

I think this line was aimed at mudcatters and people like them.

>>Someone is trying to make music somewhere with a pair of wooden spoons on an oil drum with cello, boom box, harmonica, voice.<<

Isn't the test of poetry whether it moves people? Isn't the context important? Isn't the most moving line of that ceremony "I Barack Houssein Obama, do solemnly swear." It was written 2 hundred years ago but it was poetry to my ears.

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