Saturday, February 06, 2016

Farewell, Iowa, Farewell

Today, this blog's poet-in-residence — The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin) — offered a valedictory poem to the Children of the Corn as the Dumbo/Teabagger Klown Kar careened off to the Granite State. There seems to be no end to the national nonsense. If this is a (fair & balanced) complimentary close to Act I, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Iowa: Sweet Relief
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The pollsters now have all moved on.
And cafĂ© patrons needn’t fear
A candidate just might barge in
To plead his case and smear a peer.

And now it’s safe to get the phone:
One needn’t fear a robocall.
The rest of us for four more years
Won’t be discussing ethanol. 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 (English) from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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