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  1. James says

    Nice guy this Richard Blanco. But, where is Robert Frost when we need him? I’ll be interested to see if Blanco rises to the occasion.. and reads an insightful poem.

  2. WebHybrid says

    That was prose!

    Not that it wasn’t good prose, but I can’t imagine how anyone would consider it poetry.

  3. James in Toronto says

    Actually, that was spoken free verse, I believe, and I thought it be astonishingly good. He managed to concisely capture and portray that moment of his family’s life with elegance.

  4. bluedogj says

    There is a lot of insight in his work on what it means to be an American TODAY in the 21st Century. And free verse is every bit as poetic as iambic pentameter – and equally inspirational. I am proud that he has been chosen to represent us and all Americans at Obama’s inauguration.

  5. James in Toronto says

    @bluedogj: “There is a lot of insight in his work on what it means to be an American TODAY in the 21st Century”

    …and a Cuban family transitiong over. in that poem.

    Fantastic.