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Paudeen by William Butler Yeats

Paudeen was a not so kind word for a shopkeeper, someone below Yeats’ station in life. A class system in Yeats’ time sharply divided people of the British Empire, with the high too often and too quickly exasperated with the … Continue reading

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Danny Deever by Rudyard Kipling

The immortal Rudyard Kipling. (one of many internal links) A favorite poem. Masterful use of call and response. Danny Deever By Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) ‘What are the bugles blowin’ for?’ said Files-on-Parade. ‘To turn you out, to turn … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

The only poem Lewis Carrol published that had an unhappy ending. Make no mistake, this is a happy and sometime joyous poems that revels in the English language. Some say this is the most extended example of nonsense poetry in … Continue reading

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Where Alph, the Sacred River, Ran Through Caverns Measureless to Man

Legend says that opium helped Coleridge write this poem. If true, I’d like to place an order. Actually, I don’t understand much of it. Like this sentence, “As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing . . . … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits) is the only Lewis Carroll poem that doesn’t have a happy ending. That, though, cannot take away from the happy character it possesses from beginning to end. Described as nonsense … Continue reading

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