It has been noted recently that Senator John Kerry has undergone a kind of personal renaissance that has led him back to the unafraid passion that he was well known for back in the 1960s. If that is so, it is appropriate that the Poets for Kerry web site is now back in operation, preparing the way for the return of John Kerry as a presidential candidate in 2008.
The return of Poets for Kerry came at the request of Robert Freedland, who operates the John Kerry for President 2008 blog, in the form, appropriately, of a poem. The creator of Poets for Kerry responded to that poem in kind on Friday. Robert Freedland’s poem, and the response, are seen below:
From Robert Freedland to Poets for Kerry:
Ten weeks gone by
With no poems seen.
No comments heard.
America needs your wit
Write once more for Kerry
We await your return.
Like knights on a quest
We strive to make right
We revel and shout.
We are here for a Senator,
Once bowed in defeat
Who stands tall
And speaks truth and wise words.
So set your pens down once again
Let the words come forth once more
John Kerry awaits
And the battle is nigh
2008 is soon here
Bring forth your verse.
To Robert Freedland from Poets for Kerry:
In days before this world was remade
they told of kings corrupted
by rusted blades
falling toward the waterâ€™s edge
into carriages from Avalon,
light as goose down,
soaking up every drop of blood,
pulled them under great mountains
to lie on beds of stone
until such time as they were needed again
for the old country.
Underneath the marble facades
of temples vainly appearing to be Greek,
a crack in the Earth opened today,
and a voice emerged
speaking of restoration.