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Edwin Arlington Robinson (Эдвин Арлингтон Робинсон)


Momus


"Where's the need of singing now?"--
Smooth your brow,
Momus, and be reconciled.
For king Kronos is a child--
Child and father,
Or god rather,
And all gods are wild.

"Who reads Byron any more?"--
Shut the door
Momus, for I feel a draught;
Shut it quick, for some one laughed.--
What's become of
Browning? Some of
Wordsworth lumbers like a raft?

"What are poets to find here?"--
Have no fear:
When the stars are shining blue
There will yet be left a few
Themes availing--
And these failing,
Momus, there'll be you. 



Edwin Arlington Robinson's other poems:
  1. Afterthoughts
  2. Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from Stratford
  3. Ballad of a Ship
  4. Lost Anchors
  5. Credo


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