Sunday, August 7, 2016

News Quotes That Go Perfectly With Poems

Good Day World!

Sometimes I read things in the news that seem to go perfectly with published poetry.

There's so many examples, but I'll keep it down to just two for today:

In The News

"Earth is stationary and does not move.
Quote from last week by Saudi cleric Sheikh Bandar-el-Khaibari 

Here's what came to my mind:
The Man In The Jar
I once knew a man who lived in a jar,
for a stranger sight you'd have to go far.
I asked him once, why he lived in a jar,
he grimaced and said, how bizarre you are.
My jar's so cozy, warm and bright,
even in the full moonlight.
The only drawback is you see
is getting out quickly when I have to pee.
By Irwin Mercer

And this quote:
"They (The New York Times) have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don't - they don't write good. They don't know how to write good."  -Donald Trump

The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for a Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach,
The Ogre cannot master Speech:
Among its desperate and slain,
About a subjugated plain,
While drivel gushes from his lips.
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips.
By Wystan Hugh (WH) Auden

Time for me to walk on down the road...   

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