|Praise Song for the Day|| |
|by Elizabeth Alexander|
A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration
It may be worth noting that Bush did not ask a poet to read at either of his inaugurations, nor did his father. In fact, this is only the fourth time a poem has been an official part of the inauguration. For the first, Robert Frost planned to read "Dedication," at John Kennedy's inauguration, but the sun was so bright he couldn't, so instead he recited from memory "The Gift Outright." Maya Angelou read "On The Pulse of Morning" at Bill Clinton's first Inauguration, and Miller Williams read "Of History and Hope" at his second.
I Like the part about patching tires :) and repairing things in need of repair.
Now if Obama will do this
What do you think?