Friday, September 1, 2023

Quote of the Day (Edwin Arlington Robinson, on a Tycoon Financially Ruined)

“The broken voice, the withered neck,
The coat worn out with care,
The cleanliness of indigence,
The brilliance of despair,
The fond imponderable dreams
Of affluence,--all were there.
“Poor Finzer, with his dreams and schemes,
Fares hard now in the race,
With heart and eye that have a task
When he looks in the eye
Of one who might so easily
Have been in Finzer's place.”—Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935), “Bewick Finzer,” originally printed in The Man against the Sky (1916), reprinted in Robinson, Poems (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series, 2007)

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