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A columnist has assembled quotes from Donald Rumsfeld into a volume of poetry, says NPR’s Morning Edition. That book of “poetry” has now been set to music.

Columnist Hart Seely put the defense secretary’s words to poetry in the book Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld. One poem, “The Unknown,” was based on one of Rumsfeld’s most famous phrasings: “There are known knowns. There are things we know we know…” (See the full text below.)

San Francisco-based pianist Bryant Kong put the poems to music in The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld, issued on his newly formed label, Stuffed Penguin Music.

The Unknown
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don’t know
We don’t know.

And since my eye for cute guys never takes a vacation, can I just say that Bryant Kong is now on my list of cuties?

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