Monday, May 2, 2016

Quote of the Day (Phyllis McGinley, on One Neglected by Pollsters)

“Day after day across this mighty land,
While thunderous presses roll,
Young men with hat and briefcases in hand
(Or so I understand)
Wander from poll to poll,
Asking odd men in some peculiar street
Which candidate is theirs, which breakfast food
They least dislike to eat,
Which heresy offends their current mood.
But, left or right though thick the issues fall,
Nobody asks me anything at all.”— American poet Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978), “The Forgotten Woman,” in Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades With Seventy New Poems (1960)

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