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Week 187: Mr Flood's Party, by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Could anything express the isolation and desolation of old age better than the closing four lines of this poem? It makes an interesting comparison with Robert Frost’s ‘An Old Man’s Winter Night’, and indeed Robinson may be counted as one of Frost’s influences. 560 more words

Poetry

All the difference

All the difference

By L. Stewart Marsden

My high school junior daughter, Livia, recently challenged me to reconsider Robert Frost’s iconic poem, The Road Not Taken… 704 more words

Opinion

5 Poetic Failures Part 1

What is a poet? There are the laureates recognized by the crown. The few who gather a community or a following around them. Or at least those who have been published. 1,409 more words

Literature

Word Cloud: OUT-OF-FASHION

by Nona Blyth Cloud

Popular interest is a fickle thing. This year’s critically acclaimed, best-selling novel may be completely forgotten five years from now, and then re-discovered a couple of decades after that when Hollywood finally makes a movie out  of it. 2,100 more words

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Shutter Snaps: Cassandra (WPC: Half-Light))

I usually write my own poem for these challenges, but given this week’s “assignment,” I wanted to take the opportunity to share my all-time favorite poem- sorry it’s not more cheerful! 329 more words

Photography

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

“For auld lang syne.” The weary throat gave out, 

The last word wavered; and the song being done, 

He raised again the jug regretfully 

And shook his head, and was again alone. 

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Literature

on poetry

“The world is not a ‘prison-house,’ but a kind of spiritual kindergarten where millions of of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks.” 47 more words

Poetry