"Poor Salignac! how hard a fate was thine..."
February 10, 2010 4:28 PM Subscribe
Presidents as Poets
posted by Iridic (22 comments total)
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, a virtual exhibit from the Library of Congress, examines the lyrical efforts of eight American presidents, including Barack Obama's "Pop,"
Abraham Lincoln's "The Bear Hunt,"
and John Quincy Adams' Dermot MacMorrogh or the Conquest of Ireland: An Historical Tale of the Twelfth Century in Four Cantos.
For the sake of idle comparison, a few poems of the English monarchs:
"No Man Immured,"
by Richard Cœur de Lion. [scroll down]
by Henry VIII.
"Ah, Silly Pug, wert thou so Sore Afraid,"
by Elizabeth I.
"A Sonnet Occasioned by the Bad Weather Which Hindered the Sports at New-Market,"
by James I.
"Majesty in Misery: Or an Imploration to the King of Kings," by Charles I.