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February 18th, 2007
02:22 pm


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Design / Robert Frost
A fantastic poem by Robert Frost that I'm encountering for the first time:

I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth--
Assorted characters of death and blight
....(click to read the rest)


Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Ehud Banai - Haagas 1

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Date:February 18th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)

An erlier version

There is an erlier version of this poem, named "In White". You can find a comparison of them here:


(note that there is a possible mistake on this page. As far as I know "Design" was first published during the 1920's, or thereabouts. I'm too busy to check it right now, though.)

"Itzy bitzy" to you all.
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Date:February 18th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Delightful - thanks; somehow, I never came across it before.
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Date:February 18th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Would you like me to send you Hanna Nir's translation to this poem?
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Date:February 19th, 2007 07:11 am (UTC)
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Date:February 18th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite sonnets. Not just about the argument from design, perhaps, but also an illustration of how art can impose its own design on the horror of existence.
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