Wednesday, June 21, 2006

This is one of the most important poems in American literary history.

Why? Got me swinging. It questions identity, obviously, a universal and yet American cultural concern.

I just love the playful irony of it. "Then there's a pair of us." No doubt even more than that!

"I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us--don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!"

I've visited her house, and for this I feel blessed.

1 comment:

may said...

a millions of pairs i believe. a gazillion of nobodies, of which yeah, i am one :)