johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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Poet turns down the White House

Maybe a bit over the top, but I think this letter from poet Sharon Olds rejecting a Laura Bush invitation to the White House due to disagreements with status quo Iraq policies is a gesture for good.

So many Americans who had felt pride in our country now feel anguish and shame, for the current regime of blood, wounds and fire. I thought of the clean linens at your table, the shining knives and the flames of the candles, and I could not stomach it.

Link via New York Times story.

Tags: iraq, poetry
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