No Poet at Inauguration 2017

Posted January 20, 2017 5:00 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

There was no Poetry or Poet Laureate at the Inauguration.  I am pleased.  Do you remember the drivel from May Angelou, the gibberish from Elizabeth Alexander and the rubbish from Richard Blanco?
Long gone at the days of a Robert Frost in 1961.   He had written a poem for the occasion, “For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration”.  However, the light was so bright and it was so cold that he couldn’t read it.  Frost therefore recited from memory “The Gift Outright”, which he wrote 20 years earlier.
The land was ours before we were the land’s.
She was our land more than

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