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In mystery the twig is bent Imagines, by some mental twist, That he alone is sentient Of the intolerable load That on all living creatures lies, Nor stoops to pity in the toad The speechless sorrow of his eyes.
He asks no questions of the snake, Nor plumbs the phosphorescent gloom Where lidless fishes, broad awake, Swim staring at a nightmare doom. Anne Sexton was a model who became a confessional poet, writing about intimate aspects of her life, after her doctor suggested that she take up poetry as a form of therapy.
Sexton won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry inbut later committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning. Topics she covered in her poems included adultery, masturbation, menstruation, abortion, despair and suicide. The Truth the Dead Know by Anne Sexton For my Mother, born Marchdied March and my Father, born Februarydied June Gone, I say and walk from church, refusing the stiff procession to the grave, letting the dead ride alone in the hearse.
I am tired of being brave. We drive to the Cape. I cultivate myself where the sun gutters from the sky, where the sea swings in like an iron gate and we touch.
In another country people die. My darling, the wind falls in like stones from the whitehearted water and when we touch we enter touch entirely. Men kill for this, or for as much.
And what of the dead? They lie without shoes in the stone boats. They are more like stone than the sea would be if it stopped. They refuse to be blessed, throat, eye and knucklebone. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men. When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism.
One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her. And perhaps that their desire for her body gave her the upper hand in relationships.
She was also one of the best modern writer of sonnets, if not the best. Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you. Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust. A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew, A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.
They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. But I do not approve. More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. And I am not resigned. So subtly is the fume of life designed, To clarify the pulse and cloud the mind, And leave me once again undone, possessed.
Think not for this, however, this poor treason Of my stout blood against my staggering brain, I shall remember you with love, or season My scorn with pity — let me make it plain: I find this frenzy insufficient reason For conversation when we meet again. When this now-famous sonnet was written in it barely caused a ripple.
And yet today, most Americans can probably recite a line or two, or at least recognize the most famous lines when quoted. Since then the poem has changed the perceived meaning and purpose of the Statue of Liberty itself.
As a gift from the government of France, purchased with coins donated by French school children, the Statue was meant to symbolize the hard-won liberty of two nations that had become friends.Inductees.
Each recipient becoming an Honouree of Pathway of Fame, Peterborough and District has made a distinct contribution to the area’s arts and humanities heritage. John Steinbeck (–) was born in Salinas, California.
He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in , when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial caninariojana.comeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in Read an Excerpt.
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