This ceremony is held in the depth of winter,
but by the words we speak
and the faces we show the world,
we force the spring.
President Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993
Spring can't be forced, not even by
the January thaw--
no tulip blooms by state decree;
robins obey no law.
The libertarian butterfly
disdains the plebiscite,
and roses grow, steady and slow--
you can't compel delight!