“When Power Corrupts, Poetry Cleanses”

Today is National Poetry Day…

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.  When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence.  When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.  For art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.

John F. Kennedy

Kensington Park, Michigan


7 thoughts on ““When Power Corrupts, Poetry Cleanses”

    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      President Kennedy had the great American poet, Robert Frost, read at his inaugural. A nice touch. BTW, I really like the title of your blog and the Steinbeck quote. A good reminder to us all.

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