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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

 

The

trees

mock

us

with

their

roots

as

we

jog

by

staying

above

ground.

 

Seymour Mayne’s latest books include Ricochet: Word Sonnets/Sonnets d’un mot (University of Ottawa Press, 2011), The Old Blue Couch and Other Stories (Ronald P. Frye & Co., 2012), and Cusp (Ronald P. Frye & Co.), a new selection of word sonnets which was released in 2014 to mark fifty years since his first collection of poetry was published in Montreal. He is a professor of Canadian literature, Canadian studies, and creative writing at the University of Ottawa.

 

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