Theodore Roethke

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Comments about Theodore Roethke

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

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

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

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

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

    Roethke is a treasure.

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

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

The Meadow Mouse


In a shoe box stuffed in an old nylon stocking
Sleeps the baby mouse I found in the meadow,
Where he trembled and shook beneath a stick
Till I caught him up by the tail and brought him in,
Cradled in my hand,
A little quaker, the whole body of him trembling,
His absurd whiskers sticking out like a cartoon-mouse,

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