Friday, December 5, 2008

Poetry Friday

I wasn't going to make it to the Poetry Friday Roundup today but while chauffeuring my kids around, I heard an interview on NPR with a guy who wrote poems on the 2008 election. Anyone who says he was inspired to write poetry by John Sununu is worth a read, don't you think?

Anyway, here is a taste of Deciding the Next Decider
by Calvin Trillin':

On a Clear Day, I See Vladivostok
(The Barbra Streisand standard as sung by Sarah Palin)

On a clear day
I see Vladivostok,
So I know world affairs.

(For the rest of the poem, follow the above link.)

More poetry over at Mommy's Favorite Children's Books.


Julie said...

I am so glad to see this book mentioned, Yat-Yee. Calvin Trillin is such a smart guy. Have you seen the clip of him on The Daily Show, reading more from Deciding the Decider? Jon Stewart can't stop laughing:

Julie said...

OH, shoot, that link didn't work. Well, just go to and look for the post from December 3rd. The clip is linked there.

Yat-Yee said...

Hi Julie. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to check it out.