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  • Walk among the poets for a while.
    They are more than bronze statues that can be melted for cannonballs or the granite of tombstones.
    They are deep thinkers and sparse speakers.
    Poets adorn our most solemn occasions with a token of humanity.
    In defeat they offer resilience, in victory humility.
    I heard their words yesterday soaring over the crowds at the Washington Mall.
    What lingers with me today is the line:
    “Find the good and praise it.”
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