Help write a 'people's poem' for the inauguration:
At The Takeaway, we think poetry was built for the digital age — and this inauguration could use a People’s Poem. So we invited noted poet Kwame Dawes to start us off with a first line — and we want you to be our co-authors! It’s a grand experiment — and here’s how you can make your voice heard:
Noted poet Kwame Dawes (@kwamedawes) has given us his first line:
Say “nation.” In the wake of quarrels, say “hope”
Tweet us back (we're @thetakeaway) with the line you’d write next. Always tweet with the hashtag #prezpoem — that way we’ll know what you’ve written — and so will everyone else.
Find out more here. FUN!
Here's the contributions I tweeted:
In the cold light of morning, remember the dream;
In the hurly-burly of the day's governing
remember the freedom of peace.
Given my recent class experience of collaboration ... maybe I should work on finishing it too. Stay tuned for an update.