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Mon Sep 5 10:00:56 EDT 2016
Hmmm . . . a lofty quotation by JFK on the Facebook page of "future presidential hopeful" Cory Booker.
The "poetry" that immediately comes to mind is Frank Sinatra singing "High Hopes."
(Please note that the above somewhat cynical lines were intended for satirical entertainment purposes only, not intended to disparage any Milton-L participant nor endorse any political candidate, past, present, or future. We now return to our regularly scheduled non-contemporary politics-based Milton-L programming.)
From: milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu <milton-l-bounces at richmond.edu> on behalf of Arlene Stiebel <amstiebel at aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 9:07:03 PM
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Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Poetry
The nation lost more than we could imagine on November 22, 1963. RIP, JFK.
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> On Sep 4, 2016, at 4:14 PM, Nancy Charlton <charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apropos of nothing, and not specifically Miltonic, I came upon this quotation from John F Kennedy, shared on Facebook by one future presidential hopeful, Cory Booker.
> "When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
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