Edwin Arlington Robinson

(22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States)

Archibald's Example


Old Archibald, in his eternal chair,
Where trespassers, whatever their degree,
Were soon frowned out again, was looking off
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  • Brian Purdy (1/11/2012 10:47:00 PM)

    '...and he twinkled in his chair...' Good gawd! Only Robinson could make a statement like that work as chillingly as it does in this poem. No one in American literature paints the portrait of the half-crazed, semi-fantastic-to-the-point-of-riveting fascination 'outsider' half so well as he. (Report) Reply

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