Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Al Gore, poet?

"Al Gore was a dull politician, but those people (women of a certain age and liberal persuasion, mostly) who have suspected that his wooden exterior hides a heart of passion and a soul of fire have new evidence in support of their theory. It turns out – on the evidence of a poem Gore has published – that he has a gift for verse, and a haunting turn of phrase.

Somewhat immodestly, he told his publisher that WB Yeats was responsible for the apocalyptic poem he has included in his recent book on climate change. Amusingly, his publisher was inclined to believe him. Astonishingly, this doesn’t necessarily mean his publisher lacks all critical faculties."""


Big Al falls upon the thorns of life, and.....bleats

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