Who is Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935) was an American poet. Robinson won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

Early life Robinson was born in Head Tide, Lincoln County, Maine, but his family moved to Gardiner, Maine, in 1871. He described his childhood in Maine as "stark and unhappy". His parents were Edward and Mary née Palmer. They had wanted a girl, and did not name him until he was six months old, when they visited a holiday resort—at which point other vacationers decided that he should have a name, and selected the name "Edwin" from a hat containing a random set of boy's names. The man who drew the name was from Arlington, Massachusetts, so "Arlington" was used f...
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Edwin Arlington Robinson Poems

  • Ballad Of Dead Friends
    As we the withered ferns
    By the roadway lying,
    Time, the jester, spurns
    All our prayers and prying -- ...
  • Captain Craig
    I

    I doubt if ten men in all Tilbury Town
    Had ever shaken hands with Captain Craig, ...
  • Ballad Of Broken Flutes
    In dreams I crossed a barren land,
    A land of ruin, far away;
    Around me hung on every hand
    A deathful stillness of decay; ...
  • Vickery's Mountain
    Blue in the west the mountain stands,
    And through the long twilight
    Vickery sits with folded hands,
    And Vickeryâ??s eyes are bright. ...
  • An Old Story
    Strange that I did not know him then.
    That friend of mine!
    I did not even show him then
    One friendly sign; ...
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Never 102 Long 101 Time 98 God 89 Light 83 Life 83 Away 80 World 76 Night 70 Alone 69


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  • Bobnlestrange: among the millions of reasons why i hate woodrow wilson is the fact that when he got into office, he demanded that edwin arlington robinson, who had been given a sinecure by teddy roosevelt to write poetry (the only thing i like about teddy) work at the job he had been given.
  • Personaldevel_: life is the game that must be played. -edwin arlington robinson via wise life lesson
  • Heather_nanni: "so, friends (dear friends), remember, if you will, the shame i win for singing is all mine, the gold i miss for dreaming is all yours." ~from 'dear friends' by edwin arlington robinson dear friends
  • Thesedarkpod: this one in particular: “haunted house” by edwin arlington robinson.
  • Thesedarkpod: from among the lilies: a passage from “lincoln hill,” a story in sonnets inspired by the poems of edwin arlington robinson and my childhood view of hills.
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The Ballad Of Father O'Hart
 by William Butler Yeats

GOOD Father John O'Hart
In penal days rode out
To a Shoneen who had free lands
And his own snipe and trout.
In trust took he John's lands;
Sleiveens were all his race;
And he gave them as dowers to his daughters.
And they married beyond their place.
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