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Poetry Tuesday!: "The Pulley" by George Herbert

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  1. Thank you, Sasha.

    I enjoy these posts very much. I am old enough to have been in school when we were still taught (forced? encouraged?) to memorize poetry, and I came to like it.

    I still do.

    1. I grew to detest English classes and the poetry they pushed, because the agenda was always to analyze it their way, the correct way, and never to just enjoy the rhythm of the words, the cadence, the sounds, even the rhymes. Ogden Nash and Edward Lear were too common. Etc etc etc.

      There are certain poems today which my mind rejects purely from memories of those awful teachers which I am sure I would enjoy otherwise. Robert Frost’s “Miles to go” (I do not know the name) is one.

  2. I’m really enjoying these. Unlike bernard11, we didn’t memorize poetry much in school and never had much taste for it. But in the past few years or so, I’ve really come around.

  3. I love Herbert’s poetry! I’ve used it in a number of the adult Sunday School classes I teach at church. And he’s good to just sit down and chew on slowly.

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