Poem of the Week: EAR

At one time, those initials would have needed no explanation to the American reading public.  Alas, it is not so today.  Edward Arlington Robinson, a profoundly innovative and profoundly good poet is remembered today (if at all) for two poems: "Miniver Cheevy" and "Richard Cory."  But he composed in his "Merlin" and "Tristram" some magnificent epic poetry á la Tennyson.

So today, we can take a look at one of the shorter lyrics--part of a body of work that in its time won three Pulitzer Prizes for poetry:  Edward Arlington Robnison's "Eros Turranos"


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