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A Funeral

The three brothers approached the porch of the white clapboard house, their feet crunching snow with every step. The men, all of them slim, tall and dark, formed a monochrome procession; black on white in their funeral garb. 818 more words


For National Poetry Month: A Poem a Day Keeps the Blues Away

Since it’s National Poetry Month, I’m dedicating each Monday post in April to sharing my favorite poetry with you. I hope you’ll share with me too! 513 more words


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. 111 more words

Quote from Edwin Arlington Robinson

This morning I took the hyphen out of Hell-bound and this afternoon I put it back.

– Edwin Arlington Robinson


“You eyes, you large and al-inquiring eyes, that look so dubiously into me, and are not satisfied with what you see, tell me the worst and let us have no lies.”


Poem on Envy

I love this poem. It is so easy to deceive ourselves. I first read it in high school and it left a deep impression. I have come back to it so many times when looking at favorite poems. 146 more words


The Sage

FOREGUARDED and unfevered and serene,
Back to the perilous gates of Truth he went—
Back to fierce wisdom and the Orient,
To the Dawn that is, that shall be, and has been: 89 more words

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