"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 7695
|Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 10:28 am: |
the stuff was dry because it was all someone's view of "proper decorum".
(True dat. The main thing everyone was concerned with was not offending anybody. Dull is the safest way to go.)
But, in the Queen's defense, there's only so much you can do with "My Country 'Tis of Thee
Folks, that was the blackest inauguration we have ever seen and likely ever will see (
(God help us all)
Why didn't he call on Lucille Clifton
or Wanda Coleman?
(Too black. Too strong)
I am not familiar with her work, so I do not know if that poem was in keeping with her style or what
(She has done better. Much, much better. Read her poem "The Venus Hottentot" and the book it's in. She has suffered from the same thing that has destroyed many of our fine poets and writers--as they advance in White Academia they get duller and duller--