Theodore Roethke

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Comments about Theodore Roethke

  • Rookie - 198 Points Stan Petrovich (4/18/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    Roethke is a treasure.

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  • Rookie - 523 Points Gigi Levin (9/16/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    Sad that nobody else seems to have noticed this wonderful poet.

The Geranium

When I put her out, once, by the garbage pail,
She looked so limp and bedraggled,
So foolish and trusting, like a sick poodle,
Or a wizened aster in late September,
I brought her back in again
For a new routine--
Vitamins, water, and whatever
Sustenance seemed sensible
At the time: she'd lived

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