Category Archives: poetry

Stranger (to myself)

  I moved away from Canada in nineteen-eighty-five: I wanted to see how the other half survived; The Brits were somewhat welcoming to me, There were so many places I wanted to be.   But I didn’t realize how much … Continue reading

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First New Lyrics in Years

Exempt of Every Faculty   They say: you can lead a horse to water, But you can’t make him drink; I say: you can teach a youth to read, But you can’t make him think, Because he’s exempt of every … Continue reading

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Poetry as Semi-Autobiography

Richard Cory There are many theories as to whom Richard Cory refers. Some have suggested that two individuals who lived in Gardiner, Maine (Robinson’s home town) may have been the models for the character: Sedgewick Plummer; and Frank Anne. Some … Continue reading

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Lightfoot: A Winter’s Night

the snow is softly falling It is easy to forget how beautiful a song is until you unexpectedly hear it again in the middle of September. Susan and I tried out for a choir last Tuesday. The choir sings exclusively … Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder (fragment)

If you have a detective nature, You will find so much to trace: The words on the page are your Clue that there’s more than just a face, Staring back from the computer screen; You need only search through history … Continue reading

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A New Day

Lifting black covers, Today’s Sun reveals pink sheets On purple pillows.

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Day’s End

The orange fireball Streaks behind a navy veil And slips into bed.  

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