“The stream of everything that runs away”   Leave a comment

Today is Robert Frost’s birthday (1874-1963). To celebrate, here’s a poem of which I’ve not yet written but plan to do so someday. If possible, I would want to discuss Roberto Benigni’s character in the Jim Jarmusch film Down by Law (1986), who speaks highly, in his limited English, of “Bob Frost,” the great poet, while imprisoned in a Louisiana jail with Tom Waits & John Lurie. Waits said that Lurie kindly undertook to instruct Benigni in the English language during breaks in the filming, though he purposely taught all wrong words for the Italian equivalents.  Click on the link below to read Bob’s poem about “contraries” & that which “in nature we are from.”

West-Running Brook


Posted March 26, 2011 by the meaning of rivers in Uncategorized

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