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138th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 138th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2012 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Please visit the stops on the National Poetry Month Blog Tour from April 2011 and beginning again in April 2012.

Today’s poems is from Sara Teasdale:

The Look

Strephon kissed me in the spring,
      Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
      And never kissed at all.

Strephon's kiss was lost in jest,
      Robin's lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin's eyes
      Haunts me night and day.

What do you think?

  • You know I’m not big on rhyming poems, but I did like this one. The idea that he kissed her with his eyes and it haunts her is intense and beautiful.

  • It’s possible that I have a soft spot for “fluffy” poetry, but I really like this. I’m especially intrigued by what names are used. Strephon. Such a stuffy name, yet his kiss is lost in jest. There’s a story there. Robin, the bird of spring, kisses in the fall. And Colin. I can read too much into the word ‘haunt’ and wonder if Colin exists at all.

  • ooooo – LOVELY! I’m going to make a copy and tack up on my board.

    Thank you for sharing this!