Anterotics Poem by William Ernest Henley

Anterotics

Rating: 3.0


Laughs the happy April morn
Thro' my grimy, little window,
And a shaft of sunshine pushes
Thro' the shadows in the square.

Dogs are tracing thro' the grass,
Crows are cawing round the chimneys,
In and out among the washing
Goes the West at hide-and-seek.

Loud and cheerful clangs the bell.
Here the nurses troop to breakfast.
Handsome, ugly, all are women . . .
O, the Spring-the Spring-the Spring!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rajnish Manga 19 November 2020

I love the skill of the poet for this exquisite landscape and the action taking place there on. But I can't find merit in his observation 'nurses troop to breakfast.... Handsome, ugly, all are women'. It is not fair to describe nurses on superfluous parameters.

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John S 19 November 2020

I love the personification: the April morn laughs through his window. Light pushes the shadows away and is happy doing it. The west is playing hide n seek. Trochaic tetrameter in form (stressed, unstressed x four) . O spring! I can’t wait for spring to return either as winter is upon us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 19 November 2020

Loud and cheerful clangs the bell. Here the nurses troop to breakfast. Handsome, ugly, all are women... O, the Spring-the Spring-the Spring very good poem. tony

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Deluke Muwanigwa 19 November 2020

My take on this. A mom is at a maternity hospital gave birth to the baby narrating the story. The dogs and birds are just to give the ambience of nomalcy. The dogs are coming for morsels thrown out by nurses on a feeding break. They are being chased away playing hide abd seek. Bell for food break clangs and the nurses go back to work. My critism is that there is no such as an ugly nurse. In white they are all beautiful

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Deluke Muwanigwa 19 November 2020

Anterotics from ante natal......like therapoetics

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Chinedu Dike 19 May 2022

Well articuated and nicely brought forth. A beautiful creation...

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 November 2020

Loud and cheerful clangs the bell. Here the nurses troop to breakfast. Handsome, ugly, all are women... O, the Spring-the Spring-the Spring! /// expression within anti-!

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Khairul Ahsan 19 November 2020

Loved the great imageries drawn in words, particularly the following: 'And a shaft of sunshine pushes Thro' the shadows in the square'. The poem gets 5 stars***** from me.

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Edward Kofi Louis 19 November 2020

Hide-and-sick ways of nature! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley

Gloucester / England
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