Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ed Smallfield on Williams’ lines from “To Elsie”

The pure products of America/go crazy —A simple declarative sentence. Article adjective noun preposition noun/verb adjective —there could be (should be?) a period at the end of the sentence. But there isn’t. “The pure products of America go crazy.” Set … Continue reading

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Abe Smith on a Narcissistic Creepologist and the new car called The Keats

here’s To Autumn and that old verb in there that everyone loved a few hundred years ago…. …… ooze …. ….  my heart-eye on the cider; my hat tipp’d to my living cipher thru whom i’ve learned to translate a … Continue reading

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Linnea Ogden on Mary Ruefle and Songbirds

The bluebird was really blue, its breast an apricot in the sun. I should start by saying that my primary reaction to these two lines, which are in the first stanza of a poem called “The Nutshell,” by Mary Ruefle, … Continue reading

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