Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Patrick Kurp today:
There was a time when poetry was not the hobby of an inbred coterie. Non-poets read it for inspiration and solace, and some even wrote it. Narrative poems were always popular. Americans declaimed story-poems from stages and by the fireside. Our fifth-grade teacher had us memorize the opening stanzas of “The Village Blacksmith.” ....
'He Came to Save that Stricken Soul'

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated. I will gladly approve any comment that responds directly and politely to what has been posted.