Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke ( /ˈrɛtki/ RET-kee; May 25, 1908 – August 1, 1963) was an American poet, who published several volumes of poetry characterized by its rhythm, rhyming, and natural imagery. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his book, The Waking, and he won the annual National Book Award for Poetry twice, in 1959 for Words for the Wind and posthumously in 1965 for The Far Field.

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    All lovers live by longing, and endure:
    Summon a vision and declare it pure.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    The mind enters itself, and God the mind,
    And one is One, free in the tearing wind.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    In the first of the moon,
    All’s a scattering,
    A shining.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    Last night you lay a-sleeping? No!
    The room was thirty-five below;
    The sheets and blankets turned to snow.
    MHe’d got in: Dirty Dinky.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    When I saw that clumsy crow
    Flap from a wasted tree,
    A shape in the mind rose up:
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)