(Poetry Diary 259 – 6/9/17) Thinking about yesterday’s Comey Hearing, here’s one about one of history’s first televised hearings:
Ira Sadoff – The Mc Carthy Hearings
Everything’s under suspicion:
the gray clouds, the rust-colored trees,
Muffled sounds from the television,
and parents glued to every word, as though
I’m esp. interested in this re: the topic of “political poems” today after reading comments by Billy Collins in Connecticut Magazine on how “Political poetry usually doesn’t last very long because it has a shelf life, it’s tied to the headlines….” Which is true, yet it’s great to be able to turn to political poems of the past, such as this one, for perspective.