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Pointed Poetry

Some of the best commentaries take the form of poetry. Here are some of our favorites.

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  • HTML Version or Menu Text Version The Blind Men and the Elephant, John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887) — A cautionary tale of the dangers of reductionism.
  • HTML Version or Menu Text Version Invictus, William Ernest Henley (1875, Newport News, Virginia) — Statement of one who is unconquered.
  • HTML Version or Menu Text Version Ulysses, Alfred Tennyson (1842) — Aged but not ready to quit.
  • HTML Version or Menu Text Version 'No man is an island, entire of itself', John Donne (1624) — Every man is involved in mankind.
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Original URL: http://www.constitution.org/col/poetry.htm
Jon Roland of the Constitution Society
Original date: 1998/10/18 — 

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