Tag Archives: Frost

Brief history lesson

I remember Frost’s fumbling at Kennedy’s inauguration–an old man then, and the first poet to be asked to read at such an event–such a different time. When asked to recite a poem, this was Frost’s response: “If you can bear at … Continue reading

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Two poems about birdsong

The first, in sonnet form, by Robert Frost, published in 1942. The second a more contemporary song by Troy Jollimore. Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same He would declare and could himself believe That the birds there in all … Continue reading

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Underepresented

I see I’ve only posted one poem by Robert Frost in the history of this blog. Today’s post makes this two. He’s such a master of rhyme–could anyone else rhyme honeysuckle and knuckle without it seeming contrived? He lived so long, it’s … Continue reading

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Snippets

Over breakfast we have have some pretty far ranging conversations. I am usually reading some poems (lately a selection Larry put together of his Berryman favorites), Larry is reading the Wall St. Journal or the NY Times. I read parts … Continue reading

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