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The House In The Woods

Rating: 2.6

At the back of the houses there is the wood.
While there is a leaf of summer left, the wood

Makes sounds I can put somewhere in my song,
Has paths I can walk, when I wake, to good

Or evil: to the cage, to the oven, to the House
In the Wood. It is a part of life, or of the story

We make of life. But after the last leaf,

The last light--for each year is leafless,
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Lamont Palmer 07 December 2007

I love the lyrcism in this. Good poem on isolation. Jarrell was a wonderful poet (and critic) who serves as a nice model for poets today. He was direct, musical and thoughtful. -LP

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