"The world stands out on either side "

Great poem. Sadly, the literary establishment downgrades it, probably because it rhymes.

Posted by Fat Man at November 12, 2014 10:24 AM

What a wonderful world! Yeeaah.

Posted by Jimmy J. at November 12, 2014 2:46 PM

I loved this poem when I was 15. Just a few weeks ago I revisited it after -- my God -- 40+ years? -- and found that I loved it all the more, if a bit differently. A pleasant surprise. Another pleasant surprise to see it posted here with tender respect at a site I visit daily. Two other bits of verse stand out from my youth that I still hold dear: Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" and Edgar Lee Masters' "Silence". Thank you, Gerard. You are a good man. We'll be friends someday.

Posted by Matt Burchett at November 12, 2014 3:52 PM

I included this poem in a poetry anthology I had to assemble for a project in 8th Grade. 8th Grade! I was introduced to etymology in that class. To philology, to some great literature, but more than anything else, I was taught to love poetry in a non-ironic way.

Thanks for the reprise.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at November 12, 2014 4:17 PM

The "Wide Wide World" TV show on NBC - long time ago, I know - ended with Dave Garroway reciting the first four lines of this poem. Maybe it was "Wide World", maybe it wasn't Garroway, but it was someone and I was about six or seven (ten?) and it touched me deeply. Just rememberin' the old times.

Posted by Ike at November 12, 2014 6:22 PM

Ike is exactly correct. Same place I first heard it.

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