Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 26 D. H. Lawrence: Bavarian Gentians

Today, I start a new chapter in the textbook (Introduction to Poetry, 7th Ed., X.J. Kennedy). “Myth”.┬áMyth can be a controversial subject as it delves into the intimate and touchy subject of religion and religious beliefs. Perhaps I don’t believe … Continue reading

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September 25 Wallace Stevens: Anecdote of the Jar

I don’t know how it is in Tennessee, I’ve never been there. My uncle moved there and since has refused to talk to his brother, my father, and that’s all I know about Tennessee. When I read this poem, I … Continue reading

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September 24 Theodore Roethke: Night Crow

I think that this is a good Halloween poem. It has sort of a scary undertone to it. The real thing, the clumsy crow, is just there out on his wire tooling about, but the one that lives in his … Continue reading

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September 23 John Donne: A Burnt Ship

This is not a happy poem and granted at the moment these are not happy times. I read a short biography of the poet who had a somewhat turbulent life. He married without consent of the brides father and this … Continue reading

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September 19 Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken

Today’s post is a special treat, this is one of my favorite poems from childhood. Teachers read it to us in Elementary School to inspire us. It’s their way of saying, “your life is an open book filled with adventure.” … Continue reading

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September 18 William Carlos Williams: Poem

Once again it’s time to play Symbol or No-symbol. Does “Poem” contain a symbol? Or is it symbolic of anything? This one should be an easy one for those who know William Carlos Williams’s work, but lets go through it … Continue reading

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September 17 Christina Rossetti: Uphill, Robert Creeley: Oh No

Now it’s time to play Symbol or No-symbol. I thought it would be interesting to contrast these two poems. We have what appears here to be two completely different poems.┬áThe differences in the periods and the style even the tone … Continue reading

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