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His Winter Travel Policy

Below zero
or snowing?
Not likely
he's going.

The Bard of Sherman Avenue

12 Years Late, Justice’s Poem Printed

A dozen years ago, Statesman editors told retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice Byron Johnson that he'd have to translate to prose a poem he's submitted as a letter to the editor if he wanted it published. Poems are generally not allowed on the editorial pages. Last week, I had lunch with Johnson, whose memoir was the topic of my May 31 column. Thanks to the miracle of electronic media and this blog, I believe it's time to revisit the question. Johnson hadn't forgotten what he considers a snub to a perfectly good art form. He'd declined the offer to turn poem to prose, but brought a copy of his poem to lunch. Bear with me, this takes some set-up/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here including Johnson's poem. (Limberlost Press photo, review here)

Question: Have you ever written poetry? When? What prompted you to do so?

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Day 3: Phil Hart Poem Of The Day

(Lizard People channels hip-hop sensation Antoine Dodson.)

He’s climbin in your State Land
He’s snatchin your endowment up
Tryna log em tryna log em so y’all need to
Hide your kids, hide your wife
Hide your kids, hide your wife
Hide your kids, hide your wife
And hide your husband cuz he’s takin’ bogus exemptions
You don’t have to come and settle
We’re lookin for you
We gon find you we gon deny you
So you can run and tell that,
Run and tell that
Run and tell that, Phil Hart

Lizard People

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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