Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Poem and The Poet

Okay, so. I really thought the poet had been canceled since no one should ever have to speak after Obama (except, maybe Rev. Lowery). But there she was, with a too-folksy poem (for me), and a cadence that sounded like stomping in new boots compared to Obama's speech. But I hope poets keep getting included in such rip-roarin' events. (And it was far better than Maya Angelou's fluttery fritterings....)

What did you think?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm with you Ame--keep the poets but wish they would do better. The only thing I liked about her poem was that it ended with the word "light." I think. Lowery was much better!!!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

After hearing it twice I liked it a little better - but the delivery was awkward and just plain weird for people who are not used to poetry readings - or even for those that are! I wish the big moment for poetry would have made a better general impression.

Erin O'Brien said...

I went to fold the laundry at that part. To be honest, I just wanted to think about the speech and the event just then.

Randall said...

You are used to more sophisticated work. Your tastes have evolved from reading so much over the years.You now know how I feel when my friends who are so smart and knowledgeable in so many things still listen to rock music. Im baffled by it! We have a rock museum and most people cant name 3 american composers......

kamper said...

Thanks for saying it, Amy! I thought it kinda sorta, um, sucked. However, when I opined as much, I was informed that I had an unsophisticated palate and didn't appreciate poetry.