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‘Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.’

Drunken Library

poet's corner: solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (american author and poet 1850-1919)

Weep, and you weep alone.

For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,

But has trouble enough of its own.

Sing, and the hills will answer; 128 more words

Forever Young

Remembering Sylvia Plath, that most brilliant and radical of poets, on the occasion of what would have been her 85th birthday.
She died, age 30, in 1963.

--From The Bell Jar (1963)
Poetry

Richard Wilbur 1921-2017

The title of this blog is from a line of a poem by Richard Wilbur. In the night sky of writers above me, Wilbur was not the north star, but he was in the constellation of the big dipper. 393 more words

Tributes

"Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim. 103 more words

Books

Shortest run of the year Two Mile Run

I could never get away from them. I don’t know how they ever found me. But today, I went up the old quarry road near the tri-state border of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 573 more words

Critic's Corner