Theodore Roethke

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Comments about Theodore Roethke

  • Rookie - 189 Points Stan Petrovich (4/18/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    Roethke is a treasure.

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  • Rookie - 523 Points Gigi Levin (9/16/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    Sad that nobody else seems to have noticed this wonderful poet.

The Reckoning

All profits disappear: the gain
Of ease, the hoarded, secret sum;
And now grim digits of old pain
Return to litter up our home.

We hunt the cause of ruin, add,
Subtract, and put ourselves in pawn;
For all our scratching on the pad,
We cannot trace the error down.

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