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Biographical Senryu Poems
Author: Richard H. Williams

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I
Ginsberg's lyric Howl
and the narrative Kaddish
influenced poets.

II
Bunny Berigan
Theme song: "I Can't Get Started"
Supreme soloist

III
Archibald MacLeish;
poet, dramatist, public
servant, and teacher.

IV
Hail Ronald Reagan,
the golden tongued orator,
a likable guy!

V
Is Hemingway great?
What about William Faulkner?
Shakespeare is the best!

VI
Is Madonna through?
Great press but decreased talent.
Just one good movie!

VII
Laurel and Hardy
were the best comedy team.
Chaplin stands alone!

VIII
Short, stout Gertrude Stein
Who can understand her prose?
Perhaps A. Toklas!

IX
F. Scott Fitzgerald
described the roaring twenties.
Wrote very smooth prose.

X
There is John Updike,
displays versatility.
Yet no Nobel Prize!

XI
President Harding
liked dogs, revered Roosevelt
and Napoleon.

XII
Hot pants Bill Clinton,
constantly seeking women.
Will distort the truth.

XIII
Mussolini and
Hitler and Hirohito.
Black Triumvirate!

XIV
President Nixon
knew his politics quite well.
But would you trust him?

XV
Do you think Norman
Rockwell is an artist or
an illustrator?

XVI
Jackson Pollock was
an Abstract Expressionist.
Was killed in car crash.

XVII
John L. Sullivan
known as "The Boston Strong Boy".
Heavyweight champion.

XVIII
Jackie Gleason was
"The Great One." Successful in
TV, stage, and film.

XIX
Ty Cobb: some viewed him
as best of baseball players.
Was a nasty guy!

XX
Greg Norman is a
colorful golfer; didn't
win US Majors.

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