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Fanfare for the Common Man: A sonnet about Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man'
Posted by Douglas, May 29, 2008. 2286 views. ID = 1342

Fanfare for the Common Man

Posted by Douglas, May 29, 2008. 2286 views. ID = 1342
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In Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man,
Each trumpet rises with dramatic sound,
Yet each conforms to Copland's clever plan;
Sweet melody and harmony resound.
Not so the fanfare of these common men -
These politicians who would woo the crowd -
As careless notes in discord rise unplanned
And unskilled braggarts blow their horns aloud.
Oh, is there not a single player here
Among this boastful, proud menagerie,
That plays a trumpet song both sweet and clear,
And plays that song with skill and honesty?
With all these common men, there's no defense
For candidates that lack in common sense.

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WOW
May 29, 2008
Amen!
   ~Posted by WOW, May 29, 2008



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