What rhymes with strong, stable majority?
U.S. author Elinor Lipman set herself a challenge earlier this year -- to write one political poem on Twitter every day leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Today's instalment, for instance is this one:
Struck down today: Don't ask-don't tell/Good riddance, stupid ban!/ 1 bad upshot was troops less hot/less neat, less fun, less tan
This weekend, as it happens, Lipman will be performing some of her poems at the Burlington Book Festival.
Good timing -- It strikes me that our prosaic federal politics might lend itself to some poetry too: Sheila Copps rhymes with Brian Topp, right? (surely that should get some of you amateur bards started.)
So, if the muse strikes you, and with a nod to Lipman's project, I invite you to send in your Canadian-politics-themed rhyming couplets here. Sonnets and epics are welcome, but bonus if I can distribute them on Twitter -- that means under 140 characters, ideally well under, so we can put a #cdnpoli hashtag on them.