Thursday, February 4, 2010

Theodore Roethke

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”
Theodore Roethke quote

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible”
Theodore Roethke quote

"My Papa's Waltz" to me reminds me of my dad when I visited him during the summers and him and my step mother would get drunk and start to act crazy. To me the boy "waltzing" with his dad is not really a dance it is the son trying to help the dad to bed. "Still clinging to your shirt" to me is a sign the dad is holding on to the boy for balance. The title to me says it is a reacurring waltz. He labled the actions of the waltz as his Papa's. I like the poem.

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