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Election Poetry

Monday, 27 November 2000 12:00 AM

But the Great 2000 election controversy is so big that a bunch of all-star poets have come out of retirement to quickly set the story to rhyme.

For starters, history buff Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Listen, my children, don't dare ignore

Edgar Allen Poe is his usual gloomy self:

Once upon a campaign dreary, one which left us weak and weary

Could there be another election with such a case of misdirection, yet fraught with tension to the core? Quoth the ravers, "Nevermore."

Britain's Edward Lear's limerick is lighter:

There once was a U.S. election

Ditto Ogden Nash:

I regret to admit that all my knowledge is

Joyce Kilmer's a media analyst:

I thought that I would never see

Walt Whitman is lyrical, as always:

O' Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip's not done

Alfred Noyes rhythmically rumbles:

And still of an autumn night they say, with the White House on the line,

Dr. Seuss takes a look at election officials:

I cannot count them in a box.

Clement Moore adopts a holiday theme:

'Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the courts,

Which leaves the problem:

Perhaps the best way to stop complaints that are raucous is

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But the Great 2000 election controversy is so big that a bunch of all-star poets have come out of retirement to quickly set the story to rhyme. For starters, history buff Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Listen, my children, don't dare ignore Edgar Allen Poe is his usual...
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