Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great Regulars: [John Greenleaf] Whittier remains a minor writer,

but his homeliest and most original work helped bring about the long-lived triumph of American vernacular verse. Responsive to [Robert] Burns, he sowed the seeds that would bloom so magnificently in the poetry of a later Robert: Frost.

Telling the Bees

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Telling the Bees by John Greenleaf Whittier


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