Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Last Duchess

I had to give the duchess a bit of an attitude. And a few more years . . . Somehow the desire for her to strike back overtakes me . . .

I have to read and teach at Lake Erie College today, and I am taking Tom Clark's wonderful new book, Canyonesque, with me. I plan to and use the poem, "Poetry Lesson" in class.


TC said...


Totally wonderful this.

Good for you, for sticking up for the poor dear.

They were always wrong, the Old Masters.

Nin Andrews said...

Ah perfect. I love the end of the poem, and here it is. and more--in the link. Did you know that women used to wear merkins? When was that, the 1400s?