What is the role of poets in politics?

Nov 26, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Oregonian

The question of what poetry has to do with political discourse continues to dog both poetry and politics.

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cow patti

Huachuca City, AZ

#23 Jan 1, 2012
Fish Cake wrote:
Gulch , thanks for the annoying lesson . I never
expected a Marist Poll in the desert. Live,
Learn, and Leave.
Tell us what a "Marist" poll lis Fish.

“Keep Arkansas Clean”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#25 Jan 1, 2012
Marist Poll is a public opinion poll conducted by Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College
in Poughkeepsie, New York . Marist college was founded as a religious college for Lay Bothers.
( don't you dare joke ). These were brothers of a religious community who would not be ordained as priests , but would devote their lives to teaching or some other charitable work.( Possibly
members of the Society of Mary -( S.M.) or
Marianist.(?)However the college was sold in 1969
to Marist College Educational Corp.(a private corp.) with an independant board of trustees. Marist Bothers have become teachers in many schools across the country.~~~~ Now about that poll ~~~~ I was just surprised that it would be mentioned on this website. While I was not familiar with Marist Poll,
My connection with Marist College goes way back.

cow patti

Huachuca City, AZ

#26 Jan 1, 2012
FISH,
you are my hero, you are so smart.
brokie_firehorse

Tucson, AZ

#27 Jan 2, 2012
I write poetry for dogs, it's mostly grumbles and shouting. Vote for me for mayor of Juniper Flatts!!!(is it "flats" or "Flatts" as in Rascle Flatts?)
cow patti

Huachuca City, AZ

#28 Jan 2, 2012
brokie_firehorse wrote:
I write poetry for dogs, it's mostly grumbles and shouting. Vote for me for mayor of Juniper Flatts!!!(is it "flats" or "Flatts" as in Rascle Flatts?)
Are you the stud from the flats?

“Keep Arkansas Clean”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#29 Jan 2, 2012
You see----> Studs are more popular than smart guys.
And if your a smart stud-----> Well , hang on to
your hat ,Cowboy . Here's a little sample of
some dog poetry :*********
Gerruff,gruff. I see you there - growll ,jump ,gerruhhhff.
watch your step.~~ Sneeze ,Snif ,
Snarl , I have your butt. Scuff rear feet, left
then right. If I like I can easily bite.
Slober, yelp, jump back and growl . This is no joke , Bub . A mutt you say ?
You will pay~~ It'll be better for you if you go away. Oh , Crap !!, I have to pee , I need a tire--
I need a tree !! I need a bigger dog than me .
brokie_firehorse

Tucson, AZ

#30 Jan 2, 2012
Fish Cake wrote:
You see----> Studs are more popular than smart guys.
And if your a smart stud-----> Well , hang on to
your hat ,Cowboy . Here's a little sample of
some dog poetry :*********
Gerruff,gruff. I see you there - growll ,jump ,gerruhhhff.
watch your step.~~ Sneeze ,Snif ,
Snarl , I have your butt. Scuff rear feet, left
then right. If I like I can easily bite.
Slober, yelp, jump back and growl . This is no joke , Bub . A mutt you say ?
You will pay~~ It'll be better for you if you go away. Oh , Crap !!, I have to pee , I need a tire--
I need a tree !! I need a bigger dog than me .
Fitting words, nice form, I have terrible luck with dogs myself
Ben There

Honolulu, HI

#31 Jan 3, 2012
Fish Cake wrote:
You see----> Studs are more popular than smart guys.
And if your a smart stud-----> Well , hang on to
your hat ,Cowboy . Here's a little sample of
some dog poetry :*********
Gerruff,gruff. I see you there - growll ,jump ,gerruhhhff.
watch your step.~~ Sneeze ,Snif ,
Snarl , I have your butt. Scuff rear feet, left
then right. If I like I can easily bite.
Slober, yelp, jump back and growl . This is no joke , Bub . A mutt you say ?
You will pay~~ It'll be better for you if you go away. Oh , Crap !!, I have to pee , I need a tire--
I need a tree !! I need a bigger dog than me .
Doggerel

“Keep Arkansas Clean”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#33 Jan 3, 2012
Ben There wrote:
<quoted text>
Doggerel
~~~~~~~~~~ Doggerel , Doggerel ~~~~~
The Sound of Remorse -- Of a Dogg on a journey-- glued fast to his
course.~~~ The Bay of the Infamous Coon Dogg from Hell ......
Not Hell , but Hel.~~~Doggerel , Doggerel .~~~~~~~~~
ooouit - Here Boy ! Come here for a spel.~~~They claim we aren't wanted-~~ Should we say " do tel ? ". The pair of us , really ?
and we thought we were swel.~~~~Doggerel , Doggerel ,~~~ Now you
should flee (ha).~~~ Put many an eon between you and me .~~ Hope
I'll see you in Eternity-- Doggerel , Not for reason - Surely not for rhyme. None-the-less Doggerel, Thank You for your time.
Ben There

Honolulu, HI

#34 Jan 4, 2012
Thanks. Very nicely done.
But instead of a request for a poem,
mine was but an offer of a pun.
ed

Fargo, ND

#35 Jan 4, 2012
brokie_firehorse wrote:
<quoted text>Fitting words, nice form, I have terrible luck with dogs myself
And vice versa
hounded

Fargo, ND

#36 Jan 4, 2012
He tied his dog to a tree...dog so dehydrated he couldn't pee...fed no food...so now he's dead...all thanks to idiot Ed.
Anonymous

Islamabad, Pakistan

#37 Nov 22, 2012
A poet can not only awake a man or a politician but he has the power to awake the whole nation but if he has a true spirit in his mind and if he would fully gear up to bring a revolution to change the state of a region.In other words a poet is narrator of all nation on which he grow up and he can better understand the problems of all nation.And for the politics he can write ever bests than any other man.
poetry in politics

United States

#38 Nov 23, 2012
Thank God, we won, 52 to 51!
Now it's all over said and done.
No more calls, no more walks,
I'm gonna miss those long, long walks.
Gonna miss being a data-hawk.
But the campaigns never stop,
long after we all drop-
Next time around will be a blast.
This is a high that lasts and lasts.

3 and a half years ago, people in this forum tried to ruin my reputation with sexual slander, allegations that I am a "crrackhead" a "crack whore", a "crazy lady." A meth-addict. A herpes victim. That I am a "prostitute" with "open sores" u know where. That folks, was cancer. But I saw the cruelty and how gleefully you all enjoyed my suffering. You all joined in with Eric, my ex-husband Pete, my sister Donna, Maggie,Pete's ex paramour, Sel...you joined with them to be bullies. To repeat lies and innuendo to destroy another's self-esteem for the sport of it all. Then, you all patted yourselves on the back because you sent me to the brink of suicide....and you all laughed.
Welll, that was a long time ago. Not one thing my tormentors said was true. And I went out there in real life and proved it all wrong. I have destroyed my internet enemies. They are no longer relevant. Real life has been so awfully good to me. I worked very very hard to turn Arizona Blue. The people who know me in Democratic circles in Tucson have re-affirmed my value as a human being and gave me so many opportunities to prove my integrity and strength of conviction.
I'm glad I passed the audition.
To all those haters who waated to see me with my head smashed on a curb...
I pray that you find a spark of hummanity in your hearts, enough to bring forth love for others, and just stop being so bitter inside.
You never know, you may just get lucky and find a way to be happy.
Peace.
Merry Christmas
Joy to the World!
EHH

United States

#39 Nov 25, 2012
I that you, Eric?
NoBama

Glendale, AZ

#40 Nov 25, 2012
poetry in politics wrote:
3 and a half years ago, people in this forum tried to ruin my reputation...
You did that to yourself.

You should consider moving on. If you are truly as happy as you say in there here & now, it makes now sense living in the past.
chisom

Umuahia, Nigeria

#42 May 10, 2013
unn encourage community services and activities focused at preserving the natural environment.http://www.unn.edu .ng

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