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Brooks And Warren's Understanding Poetry* - Poem by Max Reif

These pages are a river
down which a young girl watches
her lover disappear,

and someone meditates upon
crude rhythms of a city street
and finds a suffering God.

The seasons change
and change again,
a pear tree reaches high,
a cock crows, and the chickens sit
beside a red wheelbarrow.

All the seasons of the soul
are ripened and transmuted here,
and I, the reader, disappear,
as well, into the flow.
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*UNDERSTANDING POETRY, by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, has been a premier poetry textbook in high schools and colleges, in revised editions, for 6 decades. The book is basically a luxuriously rich anthology, with commentary on poems organized into chapters to illustrate the various facets of poetics.


Comments about Brooks And Warren's Understanding Poetry* by Max Reif

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (1/14/2006 2:17:00 AM)

    Another marvelous piece Max. Tight and meaningful. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie THE LAST REMNANT OF SANITY BIDS YOU ADIEU (8/28/2005 10:21:00 AM)

    I don't want to hyperbolize here, Max(well) - but this is absolutely lovely! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Alexander Shaumyan (8/24/2005 4:14:00 PM)

    Sometimes we forget what poetry is. Excellent reminder. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Poetry

  1. 51. Brooks And Warren's Understanding Poetry* , Max Reif
  2. 52. Why Won'T You Read My Poetry? , Mary Nagy
  3. 53. Poetry , Subhojit Kar
  4. 54. 0289 Bacchus, God Of Poetry And Wine , Michael Shepherd
  5. 55. Chickens In Poetry , Nick Hilton
  6. 56. Thoughts On World Poetry , Michael Shepherd
  7. 57. 0193 American Poetry , Michael Shepherd
  8. 58. Poetry Everywhere , William Schwenck Gilbert
  9. 59. The Nevers Of Poetry , Charles Harpur
  10. 60. 0364 Poetry Reads; Poetry Speaks , Michael Shepherd
  11. 61. 0026 To Live In Poetry , Michael Shepherd
  12. 62. To The Muse Of Poetry , Mary Darby Robinson
  13. 63. Poetry! ! Poetry! ! Poetry! ! , Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthe ..
  14. 64. With Poetry , Theorem The Truth Serum
  15. 65. Did Kate Moss Ever Write Poetry? , Uriah Hamilton
  16. 66. 0034 Poem With Which To Start A Poetry R.. , Michael Shepherd
  17. 67. Poem About Poetry - Haiku - Poetry , john tiong chunghoo
  18. 68. Of Poets, Poetry And Acrimony , Amberlee Carter
  19. 69. Poetry Practice (Kids) , Herbert Nehrlich
  20. 70. Poem To Poetry , Bill Knott
  21. 71. Too Much Nasty Poetry , Mary Nagy
  22. 72. Poetry Hell , Chuck Audette
  23. 73. Poetry! , Ballerina With Fins
  24. 74. Apology For Poetry , Sonny Rainshine
  25. 75. Poem About Poetry - Poetry Is Not , john tiong chunghoo
  26. 76. Ph: Poetry: God's Kind Of Poetry , Brian Johnston
  27. 77. Lloyd Likes Poetry -Haiku , Herbert Nehrlich
  28. 78. I Sleep Poetry , Sylvia Chidi
  29. 79. Goethe's Poetry (Bilingual) , Herbert Nehrlich
  30. 80. Poem About Poetry - Adam's First Poem Af.. , john tiong chunghoo
  31. 81. What Is Poetry? , Sylvia Chidi
  32. 82. For Mr. Poetry Hound , His Homeynence Sir Peckerwoo ..
  33. 83. I Got No Right On A Poetry Site , Vallerie Lobell
  34. 84. The Threehundredth Milestone Of The Poet.. , nimal dunuhinga
  35. 85. 0026 The Other Poetry , Michael Shepherd
  36. 86. Pen For Poetry , Herbert Nehrlich
  37. 87. Poem About Poetry - Song Of Tea And Poetry , john tiong chunghoo
  38. 88. Poem About Poetry - Why Poetry? , john tiong chunghoo
  39. 89. Ph: Poetry Writing: In Poetry , Brian Johnston
  40. 90. To Dennis Kim (Victim Of Poetry) , Lori Boulard
  41. 91. About Writing Poetry , Bruce Bigelow
  42. 92. To The True Patroness Of All Poetry, Cal.. , Francis Beaumont
  43. 93. Poetry , Marilyn Shepperson
  44. 94. Drunk With Poetry , Uriah Hamilton
  45. 95. Simple Poetry , Arti Chopra
  46. 96. On Modern Poetry , Michael Shepherd
  47. 97. Poetry , David Darbyshire
  48. 98. Poem About Poetry -Spooky Haiku Way To .. , john tiong chunghoo
  49. 99. 'There’s Poetry In Writing A Winning Lyr.. , Trade Martin
  50. 100. 0271 Texting Poetry (Hamlet's Soliloquy) , Michael Shepherd
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