famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Back To Country With Pulitzer Analysis



Author: poem of Liam Rector Type: poem Views: 7

Sponsored Links



I left here at eight

And returned at 75.

In between



I largely wasted America.

I married, had children,

Distinguished myself in a profession



Full of fools, becoming one myself,

As is the way

Of this (or, I suppose, of any other) world.



I missed

The Nobel but I did bring down

The Pulitzer. The weather,



The politics, the stars,

And my own small contribution

All lined up, and I got one.



So "Pulitzer" became my middle name

Before I came here, where no one seems

To care a whit about such things.



I failed at love.

That's where I truly fucked up.

I couldn't.



The women in this town

Are mostly severe, resentful

—The men bitter, disappointed.



A perfect place for my purposes.

I stay in a room

In the house of an old woman



Who doesn't want to have sex any more

And neither do I

So we do not



Trouble each other on that front,

Which is good.

I do like to drink.



I used to love to eat

But then I don't much

Give a shit



About any of that now.

The old woman sometimes says wistfully

God will soon be calling both of us



Back home, but as an agnostic

I don't believe that.

As an American,



I don't buy that.

I came here to retire from love,

To face my failure to love



As I attempted to face everything

Else before, and that

Is exactly what I am doing and doing



With the exactness I used to put in

To my work, for which I received the Pulitzer.

I hate a coward.



My son

Came here the other day and asked

Exactly when I might



Be coming back

And I sent him off without an answer.

The answer



Seems to be staying here,

Staying honestly here and coming to terms

With my greatest single failure.



My wife is dead. To me,

It seems I am left over

To eat a shit sandwich.



"Eat me," the world says,

now that I have lost my appetite.

We used to say "Eat me"



To each other in high school,

Another thing from which no one

Ever recovers. America likes to think



Every one can recover from every thing,

But about this,

Especially, America is wrong.





Submitted by Michael Schiavo






Sponsor



Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

.: :.

This is one of my favorite poems by Liam Rector. I think its a an honest and concise with some of the best lines I've ever read. Sometimes poems are good because they are well written and intriging, nothing more, nothing less.

| Posted on 2009-09-25 | by a guest




Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

Back To Country With Pulitzer Analysis Liam Rector critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Back To Country With Pulitzer Analysis Liam Rector Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Back To Country With Pulitzer Analysis Liam Rector itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 65
Poetry 150
Poetry 138
Poetry 139
Poetry 125
Poetry 184
Poetry 179
Poetry 179
Poetry 28
Poetry 63
Poetry 32
Poetry 212
Poetry 16
Poetry 56
Poetry 103
Poetry 10
Poetry 218
Poetry 100
Poetry 28
Poetry 119