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  • POEM: A Coat by William Butler Yeats (7/3/2012 10:57:00 PM)

    I've read five W. B. Yeats poems tonight and, It is strange to say but, I don’t believe Mr. Yeats’ poetry can be fully understood for at least a century. I believe he made use of poetic devices beyond the current intellectual boundaries of literature. It’s not stylistic, it’s graphed on a different grid and can only be partially appreciated by what can be plotted in ours. I find it jarring that for all my schooling, no instructor read us Yeats. Maybe this is one reason why but, how I wish they had! I see a lack in my life.

  • POEM: The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams (7/1/2012 8:32:00 PM)

    so much depends
    upon

    a pediatrician

    ministering to a sick child

    whose prized red wheel
    barrow

    and white chickens

    also must wait.

  • POEM: The Death Of Santa Claus by Charles Harper Webb (7/1/2012 12:21:00 AM)

    This poem came into my mind a few times today and, it's just so sad. I'm sorry to the poet whose heart was broken. I'm sorry for the need for sarcasm that strikes out like a weapon to mask such aching, bitter pain. I'm grateful to the poet because, he helped me see part of my shadow today for all it's ugliness, fear, and hate. That lump of coal.

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