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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    The living all assemble! What’s the cue?—
    Do what the clumsy partner wants to do!
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils;
    And her quick look, a sidelong pickerel smile;
    And how, once startled into talk, the light syllables leaped for
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

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