Friday, December 06, 2013

One Black Friday Poem Isn't Enough When The Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day 2013

This blog's poet-in-residence — The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin) — is stuck in a Black Friday loop. It's enough to make an ol' blogger dizzy: revolving door poems. If this is (fair & balanced) vertigo, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Another Ode To Black Friday
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Gloomy Numbers for Holiday Shopping’s Big Weekend—New York Times Headline

Yes, Christmas shopping’s start was weak.
And so, as to the malls you start out,
Remember that your country calls:
Your duty is to shop your heart out. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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