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Theodore Roethke

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Poems of Theodore Roethke

1. Big Wind 3/30/2010
2. Child on Top of a Greenhouse 1/3/2003
3. Cuttings (later) 1/3/2003
4. Dolor 1/3/2003
5. Elegy For Jane 1/3/2003
6. Epidermal Macabre 1/3/2003
7. I Knew a Woman 1/3/2003
8. In A Dark Time 1/3/2003
9. Infirmity 3/30/2010
10. Journey Into The Interior 1/3/2003
11. My Papa's Waltz 1/3/2003
12. Night Journey 1/3/2003
13. Once More, the Round 1/3/2003
14. Open House 3/30/2010
15. Pickle Belt 1/3/2003
16. Root Cellar 3/30/2010
17. selections from I Am! Said the Lamb 1/20/2003
18. She 1/3/2003
19. Snake 1/3/2003
20. The Bat 1/3/2003

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.

[Hata Bildir]