|The Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum||
To mark the conclusion of the Republican National CONvention, I have posted a throw-back from my plog's (poetry blog's) archives from 2018: Trump's TOP TEN LIES. There were and have been so many lies, it was hard to choose -- and of course, there have been THOUSANDS of lies since 2018 (including all of the "coronavirus is a hoax" and "it will just disappear" lies), so perhaps one day soon I will update the list? Anyway, for now, here were Trump's Top Ten Lies as of 2018:
From our political correspondent Dorothy "Lottie" Dawe:
A large contingency from the Dickinson Organization of Poetry Enthusiasts met in Washington, DC, yesterday to participate in the March for Children. What is happening in our government is chilling -- the development of the president's inhumane policy (advocated by John Kelly and white supremacist Stephen Miller), the separation of children from their parents, the use of cages to house children, the use of biblical scripture to support their heinous acts, the ruthless scheme of having toddlers appear alone in court, and the unemotional denials and cover-up about their cruel actions.
Of course, all of us were inspired to attend the rally due to a poem by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request). Dickinson's poem "Away from Home are some and more" (below on the left) also inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "Away from Home are some and I" (below on the right).
The rally started with a Native American speaker who said that we were all welcome on his people's land, and he stated that we are all united -- through the water, the air, and the land.
Below: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, and America Ferrera attended the rally:
A poetry log for the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum (above the coin-op Laundromat on Dickinson Boulevard in historic Washerst, Pennsylvania).