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  • Dave Jan 20, 2009 @ 21:47

    Happy birthday! A fun poem.

  • Dave Jan 20, 2009 @ 21:47

    Happy birthday! A fun poem.

  • Adriaan Jan 21, 2009 @ 5:14

    the peanut man,
    the oil man and his dad,
    the man from hope,
    and all present, smile
    and say, “Best wishes.”

  • Adriaan Jan 21, 2009 @ 5:14

    the peanut man,
    the oil man and his dad,
    the man from hope,
    and all present, smile
    and say, “Best wishes.”

  • Ken Wagner Jan 21, 2009 @ 20:38

    Thanks, Dave and Adriaan. It was a good day all around. It would be interesting to know what those luminaries were really thinking.

    I wrote this one a bit ago after learning about the troubles that multi-national corporations had growing peanuts in Africa. The local knowledge on soil conditions had been lost or ignored.

    Somehow, it felt right for the Obama’s inauguration. Poetic license, perhaps.

  • Ken Wagner Jan 21, 2009 @ 20:38

    Thanks, Dave and Adriaan. It was a good day all around. It would be interesting to know what those luminaries were really thinking.

    I wrote this one a bit ago after learning about the troubles that multi-national corporations had growing peanuts in Africa. The local knowledge on soil conditions had been lost or ignored.

    Somehow, it felt right for the Obama’s inauguration. Poetic license, perhaps.

  • Jack Loftis Jan 22, 2009 @ 17:01

    peanuts won’t sprout
    In that patch of dirt
    The young Obama smiles

    That’s what I liked about this poem. Eerily
    apropos for this moment which dispatches
    so many “can’t happen’s” at a single event.

    So simple, so much.

    Looking for more time to peruse your site.

    MacJax

  • Jack Loftis Jan 22, 2009 @ 17:01

    peanuts won’t sprout
    In that patch of dirt
    The young Obama smiles

    That’s what I liked about this poem. Eerily
    apropos for this moment which dispatches
    so many “can’t happen’s” at a single event.

    So simple, so much.

    Looking for more time to peruse your site.

    MacJax

  • Ken Wagner Jan 22, 2009 @ 19:29

    Thanks, Jack. I think your version works a bit better for the event, no?

  • Ken Wagner Jan 22, 2009 @ 19:29

    Thanks, Jack. I think your version works a bit better for the event, no?

  • gautami tripathy Jan 24, 2009 @ 9:15

    peanut will sprout
    anywhere
    it only needs a will

  • gautami tripathy Jan 24, 2009 @ 9:15

    peanut will sprout
    anywhere
    it only needs a will

  • Ken Wagner Jan 24, 2009 @ 20:46

    Indeed, “it only needs a will”. Good soil helps, however. And a bit of luck. We are improbable, after all – https://haikuhabits.com/snowflakes-fall-snow-haiku-poem-example-010209/.

  • Ken Wagner Jan 24, 2009 @ 20:46

    Indeed, “it only needs a will”. Good soil helps, however. And a bit of luck. We are improbable, after all – https://haikuhabits.com/snowflakes-fall-snow-haiku-poem-example-010209/.

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