Thursday, March 15, 2007

Legislators: occasionally funny.

Minnesota is in the process of approving the position of Poet Laurate for the state. Indiana has one, a lot of other states do as well, and I'm glad to see another state officially announce support for poetry. And, since somebody in the lege apparently has a sense of humor, the bill was written in rhyming verse. In part, it reads:
The poet will be free to write rhyming lines,
With removal only for cause,
But we trust that the bard will promptly resign
If the verse reads as badly as laws.
At first, I didn't believe this was legitimate. But, since I found it on the Minnesota House's own webpage, I believe it.

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