Friday, March 07, 2014

Puttin' On The Blitz(kreig)

This blog's poet-in-residence (The Deadline Poet aka Calvin Trillin) sent this blogger scurrying to a Google search for the structure of today's poem. 'Tis a ballad stanza also known as a folk ballad. If this is (fair & balanced) deconstruction of poetic form, so be it.

[x The Nation]
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The Russians had the thought the Olympics
 were done.
They toasted a splendid occasion.
Then Putin remembered another event:
The Giant Cross-Country Invasion. 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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