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Poetry Friday: Afterthoughts by Edwin Arlington Robinson

June 14th, 2013 (07:13 am)
thoughtful

Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Song: Rectify score music

We parted where the old gas-lamp still burned
Under the wayside maple and walked on,
Into the dark, as we had always done;
And I, no doubt, if he had not returned,
Might yet be unaware that he had earned
More than earth gives to many who have won
More than it has to give when they are gone--
As duly and indelibly I learned.

The sum of all that he came back to say
Was little then, and would be less today:
With him there were no Delphic heights to climb,
Yet his were somehow nearer the sublime.
He spoke, and went again by the old way--
Not knowing it would be for the last time.

- Afterthoughts by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: June 16th, 2013 12:26 pm (UTC)

How appropriate that you are here at the end of the PF roundup. Kind of an afterthought to keep us thinking.

About my verse novel post -- I got Eva of the Farm from your list!! Thanks!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 16th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)

So glad that you liked Dia's book! :)

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