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Edwin Arlington Robinson

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fluencymark: ...you had lost your life in worrying To find out what it was that worried you. Edwin Arlington Robinson, Captain Craig

fluencymark: “It is always said that [Edwin Arlington] Robinson fails in these very long poems. And so he does. What is not said often enough is that he comes nearer to success in this form than any other poet writing at the time.” - Martin Seymour-Smith

alaskastardust: That mf Edwin Arlington Robinson could write. Sometimes I just read some of his work and I’m like

AscensionArcana: And were I not a thing for you and me To execrate in angish, you would be As indigent a stranger to surprise, I fear, as I was once, and as unwise. — Edwin Arlington Robinson, Nicodemus, "Prodigal Son"

terrywhalin: "Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give." -- Edwin Arlington Robinson

stmaryredcliffe: Thought for the day: ‘Edwin Arlington Robinson's 'Eros Turannos' read by Richard Wallace’

SunnyFaronbi: There are two kinds of gratitude: the sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. - Edwin Arlington Robinson

Spill_Words: The Clinging Vine Poetry by Edwin Arlington Robinson “Be calm? And was I frantic? You’ll have me laughing soon. I’m calm as this Atlantic, And quiet as the moon; I may have spoken faster Than once, in other days;

ChadGriffethAIF: “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

imlillian_: if you're looking for a depressing read, check out Edwin Arlington Robinson's Wikipedia page bc holyyyy crap.

lienacdm: OH SAVE YOU FROM YOUR FATE DEAR LEADER. WE KISS YOUR RING ON OUR KNEES. Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson | Poetry Foundation

Tomato_bird: The only poem I ever really bothered memorizing back in ye olde days was "Cassandra" by Edwin Arlington Robinson and while it's very preachy in tone and and on the nose I think of it all the time whenever I hear of current event bullshit going on

Stephen_Groner: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. Edwin Arlington Robinson

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

UtLbooks: They are all gone away, And our poor fancy-play For them is wasted skill: There is nothing more to say. There is ruin and decay In the House on the Hill: They are all gone away, There is nothing more to say. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson

phildelnegro: "Shake the tree of life itself and bring down fruits unheard of!" ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson

phinosaur: So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head. Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869)

phinosaur: Whether or not we read, we can feel From time to time the vigor of his name Against us like a finger for the shame And emptiness of what our souls reveal In books that are as altars where we kneel To consecrate the flicker, not the flame. Edwin Arlington Robinson (1897)

nimmasoda: “A poet can do much more for his country than the proprietor of a nail factory.”

MacCocktail: "I shall have more to say when I am dead." ― Edwin Arlington Robinson (died this day, April 6, 1935)

MacCocktail: "Life is the game that must be played." ― Edwin Arlington Robinson (died this day, April 6, 1935)

OnlineSentinel: On this date in Maine history: April 6, 1935: Edwin Arlington Robinson, who won the Pulitzer Prize of Poetry 3 times, dies of cancer in New York City. Robinson was born in 1869 in Alna’s Head Tide village and spent most of his childhood in Gardiner.

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

stoneangels5: "They are all gone away The house is shut and still. There is nothing more to say... There is ruin and decay In the house on the hill" Edwin Arlington Robinson

aymz_a: How wonderfully resonant. By Edwin Arlington Robinson

terrywhalin: "Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give." -- Edwin Arlington Robinson

Stephen_Groner: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. Edwin Arlington Robinson

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

mirafzal72: Richard Corey by Edwin Arlington Robinson Questions Answers

gobalax: House on the Hill | Edwin Arlington Robinson | Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry) | Book

arojasc: “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

LoveMyLove28: Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” -Edwin Arlington Robinson FUMIYAM forPILIKULA FUMIYAM forPILIKULA FUMIYAM forPILIKULA

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

Bradley76728632: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

caba_claire: I really do be feelin like Richard Cory from the poem Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

cshislop: "To some will come a time when change itself is beauty, if not heaven." Poet, Edwin Arlington Robinson Your action for today is to think of something you've been meaning to change and take a step toward doing so. Have an extraordinary day!

ColleenSoehnlei: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson

GraniteObjectsP: “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

arojasc: “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

John_Wise2: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

lance458: Richard Cory BY EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim.

chelseanaredo: "So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head." -Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Cory

Stephen_Groner: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. Edwin Arlington Robinson

eewwishh: "And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head." -Edwin Arlington Robinson

PackforaPurpose: “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” — Edwin Arlington Robinson

OnlineBizMind: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

GitaMadhu: Lancelot - Edwin Arlington Robinson Gawaine, aware again of Lancelot In the King’s garden, coughed and followed him;

roto_tudor: Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson | Poetry Foundation

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

StevenH82349089: Tristram book by Edwin Arlington Robinson Gosling's rum! Nashawn cuz! The city of Charleston.

geoff_stemen: Something is here that was not here before, And strangely has not yet been crucified. —Edwin Arlington Robinson, “A Christmas Sonnet (For One In Doubt)”

OnlineBizMind: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

JoeyCutless: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

shiftychicken: "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

lavanyadeepak: “Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” -Edwin Arlington Robinson

ChristinedePiz6: Cassandra by Edwin Arlington Robinson I heard one who said: “Verily, What word have I for children here? Your Dollar is your only Word, The wrath of it your only fear. (1/12)

RedmondMichael: I don't say what God is, but a name That somehow answers us when we are driven To feel and think how little we have to do With what we are. -- Edwin Arlington Robinson

JaredSparr: "To some will come a time when change itself is beauty, if not heaven." Poet, Edwin Arlington Robinson Your action for today is to think of something you've been meaning to change and take a step toward doing so. Have an extraordinary day!

antonyuuhh: 1/2/2020: "Life is the game that must be played: This truth at least, good friend, we know; So live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go." ~Ballad By The Fire by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Stephen_Groner: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. Edwin Arlington Robinson

MikesJokesEtc: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. -Edwin Arlington Robinson

bodyinu: Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

Mr_Sevid: There is not a dawn in easter skies… "Luke Havergal by Edwin Arlington Robinson"

luckynaut: “There are no boomers anymore,” -Edwin Arlington Robinson

ProfMondo: A few minutes ago, I read that a writers' colony to which I recently applied was frequented by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Had I known that, I think I would have lacked the temerity to apply.

susanstewartw: Edwin Arlington Robinson - 1869-1935 Most people who are my age will remember “Richard Corey” from the 1960s adaptation by Simon & Garfunkel. This caught my eye & mind today:

everseradio: “A Christmas Sonnet (For One In Doubt)” by Edwin Arlington Robinson -

meskahl: "beware, i say, the failure and the shame of losing that for which you now aspire so blindly, and of hazarding entire the gift that i was bringing when i came." - Edwin Arlington Robinson

pauljimerson: It’s the birthday of the poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (books by this author), born in Head Tide, Maine (1869), and among whose most celebrated works are the stories “Richard Cory” (1897) and “Miniver Cheevy” (1910).

wakdjunkaga53: Dear Friends by Edwin Arlington Robinson - Poems |

LiteraryRob: On the birth of poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, December 22, 1869, who once said his name sounded "like a tin bathtub bumping down an uncarpeted flight of stairs" --

wakdjunkaga53: The Dark Hills by Edwin Arlington Robinson - Poems |

SSBDupont: Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on three occasions and nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.  Read more at

SSBrockville: Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on three occasions and nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.  Read more at

Curculiunculus: 1/n Apparently Edwin Arlington Robinson is pretty much forgotten: no one I follow seems to have noticed that today is his 150th birthday. For my Classicist followers, here are his translations/variations of 11 Greek epigrams:

MichaelDPress: Today is the 150th birthday of American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, author of what might be my favorite English language poem, "Luke Havergal"

jlorts: Go to the western gate, Luke Havergal,— There where the vines cling crimson on the wall,— And in the twilight wait for what will come... God slays Himself with every leaf that flies, And hell is more than half of paradise. --Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

BullardLibrary: December 22, 1896: 1st Pulitzer Prize poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

CoreyMesler: says, Happy Edwin Arlington Robinson's birthday. He said, "Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored and imperially slim....

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22,1869), author of "The Man Who Died Twice” (1924) et al.

matthewjdowd: Happy bday poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, b.1869 in Maine. “The world is not a prison house, but a kind of spiritual kindergarten where millions of of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks.” “Life is the game that must be played”

thevandykeparks: Poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, born Dec. 22, 1869, was not in it just for laughs.

ASuss49: Multi-Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, author of, among others, the original poem “Richard Cory,” was born 150 years ago today:

MacDowellColony: Christmas was in the air and all was well / With him, but for a few confusing flaws / In divers of God's images. … "Karma" by Edwin Arlington Robinson (MF 24x 11-34)

silvermurph: It’s the birthday of the poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, born in Head Tide, Maine (1869), and among whose most celebrated works are the stories “Richard Cory” (1897) and “Miniver Cheevy” (1910). Richard Cory By Edwin...

todayquotes: "I shall have more to say when I am dead." Edwin Arlington Robinson, wb 150 today

Ray__RJ: Also keen to find a little volume of Edwin Arlington Robinson. He was a discovery for me this year.

michaeldacosta: Edwin Arlington Robinson undervalues his talent

nyartguy: Born Dec. 21 (1): Thomas Becket, Giacomo Puccini, Roger Williams, Benjamin Disraeli, Connie Mack, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Andre Kostelanetz, Lady Bird Johnson, Doris Duke, Barbara Billingsley, Gene Rayburn, Calder Willingham, Jim Wright, ....

HowardFricker: Check out this tweet from POETSorg: There is ruin and decay In the House on the Hill —Edwin Arlington Robinson

POETSorg: There is ruin and decay In the House on the Hill —Edwin Arlington Robinson

nilanjofashion: We are almost to our goal - your kindness, consideration and support is always appreciated! “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson

MelanieJaxn: "The world is a kind of spiritual kindergarten where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell "God" with the wrong blocks." ~ Happy birthday, Edwin Arlington Robinson

psbrown94: "Richard Cory," by Edwin Arlington Robinson

relaciones_tips: "Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give." - Edwin Arlington Robinson

jenniferlee_75: Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson. It’s dark and I love it.

iehoiachim: “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson “Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked;



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