Monthly Archives: April 2015

THE WASHING OF THE WORLD: WHITMAN’S “RECONCILIATION”

In the previous posting, I discussed Walt Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d. I think of today’s much shorter poem by the same writer as a companion to that longer work. It seems to complete and lay to … Continue reading

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WHITMAN’S TRINITY OF REMEMBRANCE: WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOOR-YARD BLOOM’D

T. S. Eliot wrote: April is the cruelest month, Breeding lilacs out of the dead land… Though he has his memorable phrases, I always have the feeling that Eliot is writing in a room hermetically sealed off from Nature, as … Continue reading

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