Palin Poetry?

John Lundberg has a wonderful piece up on The Huffington Post called: Sarah Palin, The Anti-Poet.

After reading it I thought I'd add my two cents...


Calling what Sarah Palin spits out of her bungling maw should never be considered poetry. Ever!

Aside from "repetition"
She displays nothing that nears poetry.
No form, no rhythm, no rhyme nor reason.
No ambiguity, symbolism, or irony.
No other stylistic elements.
No metaphor, simile or metonymy.

She is rhythm(less), meter(less), thoughtless,
And without an nth of metrical pattern.
Her words possess no alliteration,
Assonance nor form!


The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse... the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. ~Aristotle, On Poetics

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. ~Salman Rushdie

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing. - John Cage

Sarah Palin"s the antithesis of a poet. She's a blank sheet of paper waiting to be written upon or discarded altogether as contrivance. ~thepoetryman

Below is a video featuring Sarah's speechwriter and it certainly gives valuable insight as to why she was always so "poetic" in her speeches. Seriously. Watch it and see for yourself...


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