Tag Archives: Byron

The Trumpiad: Book 1—Canto 5

May 2017 Prelude—A Villanelle against the Villain Let fly the flags; resistance songs upraise; As one, chant slogans and hope reignite: For we have made it through a hundred days. We were convinced that he would set ablaze The Constitution, and … 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 being in contention By laying down an ode or epigrammata Before composing something with dimension For fear … Continue reading

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