Friday, December 27, 2013

Review of "Manifest Destiny" by Cynthia Lowen

"Manifest Destiny" by Cynthia Lowen was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on December 27, 2013.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23817?utm_source=PAD%3A+Manifest+Destiny+by+Cynthia+Lowen+&utm_campaign=poemaday_122713&utm_medium=email

In "Manifest Destiny," the poet attempts to apply the motivation that led to the settlement of the West to the modern work-a-day world of drudgery.  There are some clever puns--"old growth paper" vs. old growth trees to conquer.

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