Treasure Island

Archibald MacLeish

(7 May 1892 – 20 April 1982 / Glencoe, Illinois)

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Baccalaureate


A year or two, and grey Euripides,
And Horace and a Lydia or so,
And Euclid and the brush of Angelo,
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  • Kevin Patrick (6/25/2013 12:29:00 PM)

    I think its about the writers memories of himself when he was learning of the masters, and his embracing them and there work while realizing there words are simply a fragment of their identities lost to the elements. Although these men are dead their work and they themselves live within the language and the culture they have expanded for human understanding. Becoming the symbols of eternal truth and great name

    Or just read it yourself and come to your own understanding. (Report) Reply

  • Jeff Thornton (11/4/2004 3:20:00 PM)

    brilliant. moving and so complex in content and rhyme.

    man- i hafta read his whole body! a hack like me could learn a toy or two- (Report) Reply

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