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Poetry Friday: Alexander Throckmorton

October 31st, 2014 (06:00 am)

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: If I Could Change Your Mind by Haim

In youth my wings were strong and tireless,
But I did not know the mountains.
In age I knew the mountains
But my weary wings could not follow my vision-
Genius is wisdom and youth.

- Alexander Throckmorton in Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

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Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: October 31st, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)

I tried to comment earlier, don't believe it went through. Thanks for this. I love Spoon River, have always enjoyed the reflections each 'person' shares via Masters. A bit melancholy, but often nice, and sometimes sad. Thanks.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 1st, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)

It's definitely melancholy and memorable.

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