Thursday, March 7, 2013
Throwback Thursday - Frost and Sandburg
On the Thursday night of my first poetry reading it is only fitting I pay a little attention to the only two poets who wrote poems I remember from my youth and can still recite!
Sandburg's The Fog struck me, when I was "forced" to read it in 9th grade English, by both its imagery and it brevity. Sandburg managed to capture an entire event and the feelings it inspires in 21 words.
Slightly differently, and a year later, Frost's The Road Not Taken just resonated in my core. I was the one taking the road less travelled. I was standing in that wood on a snowy evening. It was frightening and empowering at the same time.
Frost's and Sandburg's works, of course, have been published in many, many formats and by many publishers. In my opinion, you can't go wrong. My favorite versions, for their inexpensiveness, their clarity, and their ease of use, are the Dover Thrift Editions.
What do you think? Any favorite poet from your school days?