The poetry I read and attempt to write feels like it is inspired by –what would it be called?–a creative, almost spiritual source.
Suddenly I try to imagine what kind of poem a MAGA devotee would write, so I looked it up on Google. First I came up with The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump by Rob Sears. Since it was “unauthorized,” I decided that wouldn’t be fair, so I persevered in my internet search. Under a search phrase of Poetry by Conservatives I found Rob Sears had authored another book, Vladimir Putin: Life Coach, which had no customer reviews but earned a 4-star rating. “Be the dictator you’ve always dreamed of being, with this handy guide to life inspired by everyone’s favourite autocrat.”You’ve got to know that I wondered if this was on the level, or a spoof, so I looked further. Maybe poetry wasn’t indexed by the political leanings of the editor, or even the poet? I tried some more: Oh, I see…I got a peek under the first poem’s title and it wasn’t written by Donald Trump, I can tell you!
So, how about looking up conservatives by their name and see what poetry they’ve written? I looked–surely there are some MAGA folks who wrote poetry before Trump tricked them? If you look, and find them please let me know….This can be continued in a subsequent blog. I’m really curious.
6. W. B. Yeats, ‘Easter 1916’.
7. e. e. cummings, ‘next to of course god america ’.