Lola Ridge

(December 12, 1873- May 19, 1941 / Dublin)

Betty - Poem by Lola Ridge

You can see the sandhills from our new room.
Butterflies
live in the sandhills
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Comments about Betty by Lola Ridge

  • Gold Star - 9,662 Points Terry Craddock (3/29/2015 6:27:00 PM)

    Yes also read the novella, also loved the child mind revelations, some exquisite unique lines, I also agree with Kim; the poem 'Betty' deserves a much higher rating. I shall vote it 10.

    Butterflies’ liveries
    are scarlet and black.
    They drive chariots in air.
    People in the chariots
    are pale as dew—
    you can see right through them—
    but the chariots
    are made of gold of the sun.

    Such wonderful flights of fancy are surely worth a 10+++ (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 15,151 Points Kim Barney (3/29/2015 2:09:00 PM)

    Surprisingly, I was able to make it all the way through this almost-novella, and was even intrigued by the workings of the little girl's mind. Strange, but fascinating, and deserves a much higher rating than the 5.4 out of ten given by the 54 voters so far. (Report) Reply








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