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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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THERE is a drear and lonely tract of hell
From all the common gloom removed afar:
A flat, sad land it is, where shadows are, 94 more words

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SMALL knowledge have we that by knowledge met
May not some day be quaint as any told
In almagest or chronicle of old,
Whereat we smile because we are as yet… 76 more words

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FOR what we owe to other days,
Before we poisoned him with praise,
May we who shrank to find him weak
Remember that he cannot speak. 53 more words

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