Friday, March 21, 2014

Don't Fret, Here's The Deadline Poet With Another Octet

Well, this blogger misses his dependable word-cloud generator at TagCrowd. What a bummer. Nearly as bad as the Mercer win over Duke in March Madness 2014. Ukraine/Crimea, Malaysia flight MH370, a dark TagCrowd are three more elements in March Madness 2014. If this is (fair & balanced) March Monomania, so be it.

[x The Nation]
A Popular Referendum In Crimea
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The referendum will offer two choices, neither one of them “no.”
The New York Times

The ballot was designed to show
That they should change the status quo.
It listed two ways they might go,
But didn’t have a box for “no.”

The vote turned Putin all aglow:
Plain folks had dealt Ukraine a blow—
In democratic vote, although
They didn’t have a box for “no.” 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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