Theodore Roethke

Michigan / United States
Theodore Roethke
Michigan / United States
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The Far Field

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I dream of journeys repeatedly:
Of flying like a bat deep into a narrowing tunnel
Of driving alone, without luggage, out a long peninsula,
The road lined with snow-laden second growth,
A fine dry snow ticking the windshield,
Alternate snow and sleet, no on-coming traffic,
And no lights behind, in the blurred side-mirror,
The road changing from glazed tarface to a rubble of stone,
Ending at last in a hopeless sand-rut,
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Blanket Pierce 07 March 2015
What a lesson!
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Michael Cayley 01 July 2011
This was the poem that introduced me to Roethke. I love the use of details, and how they are related to metaphysical concerns. It's a difficult poem, but well worth the effort of reading and re-reading.
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