poet Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke

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Theodore Roethke
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Theodore Huebner Roethke was born in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Otto Roethke and Helen Huebner, who, along with an uncle owned a local greenhouse. As a child, he spent much time in the greenhouse observing nature. Roethke grew up in Saginaw, attending Aurthur Hill High School, where he gave a speech on the Junior Red Cross that was published in twenty six different languages. In 1923 his father died of cancer, an event that would forever shape his creative and artistic outlooks. From 1925 to 1929 Roethke attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, graduating magna cum laude. Despite his family’s wish that he pursue a legal career, he quit law school after one semester. From there ... more »

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  • get Jane (5/8/2019 9:05:00 AM)

    elegy for Jane (my student, thrown by a horse) . bye Jane.

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  • Larry Levy (8/1/2018 11:50:00 AM)

    I first read Roethke in high school and over the next six decades have never stopped. He is a poet's poet, a peerless craftsman, and often deeply moving.

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  • Destiny (5/3/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    iv never liked any of the pomes because i have not heard any

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  • Richard (2/5/2018 9:10:00 AM)

    This poem fire and I listen to it before i go to bed

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  • Wbiro Numi Who? (8/5/2017 4:49:00 AM)

    'The Far Field' should be in the short list.

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  • Sam Smedley (6/10/2015 7:45:00 PM)

    Awesome. Amazing work. This is a treasure that must be kept alive.

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  • Stan Petrovich (4/18/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    Roethke is a treasure.

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  • Gigi Levin (9/16/2014 10:20:00 AM)

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

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Best Poem of Theodore Roethke

In A Dark Time

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood--
A lord of nature weeping to a tree.
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.
What's madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance? The day's on fire!
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
That place among the rocks--is it a cave,
Or a winding path? The edge is what I have.

A steady storm of correspondences!
A night flowing with birds, ...

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