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The eyes follow you no matter where you are

My mother’s favorite painting in the Toledo Museum of Art is of Mordecai Myers, painted by John Wesley Jarvis in 1814. She has always been fascinated by the man in this painting, always wondering who he was. 502 more words


Robert Lowell and the Rebellion into Confession

I offer this introduction to one of my favorite poets as a way of beginning the exploration into what American Poetry is and has become since the turn of the century (1900). 1,214 more words


Poem Of The Day: Saturday, July 12. Robert Lowell.

For The Union Dead

Robert Lowell

Relinquunt omnia servare rem publicam.

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded. 409 more words

Poem Of The Day

Delmore Schwartz Part 1

On the fly-leaf of my dog-eared copy of Summer Knowledge: Selected Poems of Delmore Schwartz, I have noted “Oxford, December 1968”. That means that I bought the book just two years after the poet’s sad death. 1,424 more words



Hopewell’s Virgin heiress, Seka, still thrives in her James River cottage
Her sleep is more than profound
Her trucks tarry tonnage of unmarveled gravel. Her armor… 336 more words


Glory (1989)

“If you are for me and my problems,” Malcolm X said in 1965, “then you have to be willing to do as old John Brown did.” 2,384 more words