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Flash Fiction: The Toad

I didn’t have a chance to work on some of my extended projects this weekend, but I did work on a new flash fiction piece, drawing on the following list of words for inspiration: 614 more words

"For the Union Dead"

Since the latest unrest in Ferguson, Missouri Robert Lowell’s poem has been on my mind. I did not know the piece by heart but its title kept pressing me. 499 more words


The Power of the Broken Pattern in Robert Lowell's "Father's Bedroom"

Robert Lowell’s poem “Father’s Bedroom,” stands out in Life Studies because it separates from his usual techniques and uses the break from habit to his advantage. 696 more words


Home After Five Months Away

Georgia’s idea of home


My title is taken from Robert Lowell’s poem, Home After Three Months Away in which he observes his toddler daughter and himself after his stay in a psychiatric hospital. 658 more words


Tuesday Poetry: Lowell's "Home After Three Months Away"

“Home After Three Months Away”

Gone now the baby’s nurse,
a lioness who ruled the roost
and made the Mother cry.
She used to tie
gobbets of porkrind in bowknots of gauze--
three months they hung like soggy toast
on our eight foot magnolia tree,
and helped the English sparrows
weather a Boston winter. 174 more words

Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath

Today is the 82nd birthday of Sylvia Plath.  I have a handful of favorite poems that became my favorites because they perfectly encapsulated a feeling I was experiencing at the time in my life when I first read them.  754 more words