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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 9

September 2017 I Satire depends for its effectiveness Upon the supposition a way through Absurdity, aggressiveness, and mess Can be discerned; that what is good and true Is clear and held by all those who profess To be the thoughtful, … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 8

August 2017 I “This is my son, mine own Telemachus, To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle”— Thus, Ulysses (from Tennyson). No wuss Was this princeling, but full of care and wile; A stern-browed Ithacan (not treasonous), Who … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 4

April 2017 I I’m cogitating on this, when appears Before me a familiar compound ghost. The wry smile, weary mien beyond his years, And fierce disgust bear witness to a host Of agonies imposed upon his peers— Of murder, beatings—which would break the most … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 3

March 2017 (Inspired in part by Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column of February 18, 2017.) I In epics, usually at their very heart, The plot stops and the hero, marked by fate, Encounters a Parnassian whose art The poet thinks … Continue reading

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The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 1

January 2017 I In olden days, a writer with pretension To voice his people’s hopes in smooth hexameter, Would make a case for poetic ascension By laying down an ode or epigrammata, Before composing something with dimension For fear he’d … Continue reading

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