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

Letter To Kizer From Seattle Analysis

Author: poem of Richard Hugo Type: poem Views: 7

Sponsored Links

Dear Condor: Much thanks for that telephonic support

from North Carolina when I suddenly went ape

in the Iowa tulips. Lord, but I'm ashamed.

I was afraid, it seemed, according to the doctor

of impending success, winning some poetry prizes

or getting a wet kiss. The more popular I got,

the softer the soft cry in my head: Don't believe them.

You were never good. Then I broke and proved it.

Ten successive days I alienated women

I liked best. I told a coed why her poems were bad

(they weren't) and didn't understand a word I said.

Really warped. The phrase "I'll be all right"

came out too many unsolicited times. I'm o.k. now.

I'm back at the primal source of poems: wind, sea

and rain, the market and the salmon. Speaking

of the market, they're having a vital election here.

Save the market? Tear it down? The forces of evil

maintain they're trying to save it too, obscuring,

of course, the issue. The forces of righteousness,

me and my friends, are praying for a storm, one

of those grim dark rolling southwest downpours

that will leave the electorate sane. I'm the last poet

to teach the Roethke chair under Heilman.

He's retiring after 23 years. Most of the old gang

is gone. Sol Katz is aging. Who isn't? It's close now

to the end of summer and would you believe it

I've ignored the Blue Moon. I did go to White Center,

you know, my home town, and the people there,

many are the same, but also aging, balking, remarkably

polite and calm. A man whose name escapes me

said he thinks he had known me, the boy who went alone

to Longfellow Creek and who laughed and cried

for no reason. The city is huge, maybe three quarters

of a million and lots of crime. They are indicting

the former chief of police. Sorry to be so rambling.

I eat lunch with J. Hillis Miller, brilliant and nice

as they come, in the faculty club, overlooking the lake,

much of it now filled in. And I tour old haunts,

been twice to Kapowsin. One trout. One perch. One poem.

Take care, oh wisest of condors. Love. Dick. Thanks again.


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 |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

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

Most common keywords

Letter To Kizer From Seattle Analysis Richard Hugo critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Letter To Kizer From Seattle Analysis Richard Hugo 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 Letter To Kizer From Seattle Analysis Richard Hugo itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 193
Poetry 32
Poetry 34
Poetry 36
Poetry 81
Poetry 79
Poetry 113
Poetry 65
Poetry 40
Poetry 60
Poetry 66
Poetry 11
Poetry 200
Poetry 134
Poetry 190
Poetry 198
Poetry 140
Poetry 128
Poetry 8
Poetry 177