Thursday, September 30, 2010

Not that I don't love Sonnets from the Portuguese

But why do anthologies always include Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee?" instead of "Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" or "Cry of the Children"? I mean, really. The latter two are so powerful, and they are much more representative of her "aesthetic of the real."

Just sayin'.


Bardiac said...

Because all poetry is love poetry and heterosexual and blah blah, of course, and if it's not it's about how beautiful nature is and stuff.




The Steel Magnolia said...

Don't know the answer, but I'll check out those poems. It's an interesting point.