• Thomas Hardy (No, not Mad Max Hardy.  The other one.) stated, "Poetry is emotion put into measure."  I like that.  Coleridge stated, "Poetry: the best words in the best order."  I like that, too.  How do we describe one of the oldest art forms?  Can we?  Should we?  Well, let's try.  

    Let's make this a space of conversation.  Below you will find W.H.Auden's Unknown Citizen.  It is a comment on social persuasion and rhetoric.  Who has the right to persuade?  How do we prepare our citizenry for the barrage of advertisment?  Who will be persuaded?  Is this a good thing?  A bad thing?  

The unknown citizen