By John Kaufman In honor of World Poetry Day Couplets for those who don't betray The verse of stars, the vow of stones And meet the sinking sun alone-- As if a cell can bar a soul ... As if a whale can hide the whole.
By John Kaufman PEN International is profiling four poets on World Poetry Day now being held either in prisons or under house arrest for dissenting against injustice through art and/or journalism: Aron Atabek of Kzakhstan, Liu Xia of China, Amanuel Asrat of Eitrea, Dareen Tatour detained by Israel. To see what you can do to … Continue reading To Honor Poetry on World Poetry Day, Help Imprisoned Poets Across the Globe
If Trump banishes Mueller will Republicans banish him? Offhand I'd say the odds are much skinnier than slim. It's going to take some form of electoral disobedience To evict a president who demands we pledge allegiance To him, to him, to him, to him, to him, to him--to Him! ("Fake news" if he should lose, … Continue reading Couplets: “King of the Expedient”
Tillerson, late of State, was fired by a tweet From the president, our "moron" (cheek!) As he was called, reportedly, by Till- erson, undiplomatically, but still . . .
Within the White House the forecast is "Stormy." But the president swears that NOTHING porny Ever happened with that woman hushed With money that had NOTHING to do with slush. Lawyers pay off porn stars all the time Right before elections . . . with their own dime Without the knowledge of the one was … Continue reading Couplets: “It Was a Dark and STORMY Day”