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Swimming In The Flood ("The Swimmer" and "Mr. Flood's Party")

There was not much that was ahead of him,
And there was nothing in the town below—
Where strangers would have shut the many doors…

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Week 95: For A Dead Lady, by Edwin Arlington Robinson

The American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) is probably best remembered today for that fine poem of old age, ‘Mr Flood’s Party’, but I like this one too, for all its datedness. 236 more words