Gingrich: The Second Coming

Yesterday, I ran across a parody I wrote last spring, a take-off of T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" called "The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich."  Perhaps I was premature.  Anyhow, it moved me to now demolish W. B. Yeats and his great poem:THE SECOND COMINGTurning and turning like a … Continue reading Gingrich: The Second Coming

Along Came Newt

Newt Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler writesBut out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.Along Came Newt(with sincerest apologies to Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, and the members … Continue reading Along Came Newt

With Apologies to Percy Shelley…

I met a traveler from Manhattan IslandWho said: "Those vast towers of steel and stoneStand in the street. Near them on the ground,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frownAnd wrinkled lip and sneer of cold commandTell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them … Continue reading With Apologies to Percy Shelley…

Announcing the Parody Poetry Fest!

Call for SubmissionsOn August 16, 2006, One Flew East will host the Carnival of the Liberals edition (#19), “Parody Poetry.”The only prize is a link to the parody on your blog or diary, but please join in and submit a parody via this link or email cotl-submissions@carnivaloftheliberals.com.The parodies can be of poetry or song—and can … Continue reading Announcing the Parody Poetry Fest!

The Rime of the Liberal Weblogger (An Excerpt)

It is a liberal Weblogger,And he stoppeth one of three.`By thy pajamas and glittering eye,Now wherefore stopp'st thou me ? The Bridegroom's doors are opened wide,And I am next of kin ;The guests are met, the feast is set :May'st hear the merry din.'He holds him with his skinny hand,`The issue's Bush,' quoth he.`Hold off … Continue reading The Rime of the Liberal Weblogger (An Excerpt)