Remember the time? |Let’s talk about it

School is starting everywhere. It’s in the ads, the jaded memes, and the relieved sighs of harried moms all over the land.

It’s also the time that some of us reflect on what happened way back when, as we’re watching teens drive their first cars out of the driveway, tying baby’s shoes for kindergarten, and waving goodbye to those young adults moving on to college.

But this has me thinking about the books I read years ago. Things that I remember reading that helped shaped me (for better or worse) into the person I am today.

The poet that immediately comes to mind is Edgar Allan Poe. I started reading Poe when I was in the 6th grade. His macabre voice, use of repetition and dark symbols has stayed with me today.

What about you? Who is one poet you learned about in school that stayed with you all of these years?

Come talk to me in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Remember the time? |Let’s talk about it

  1. I hate to sound like a Yes Man, and to fail to add diversity to your post, but Poe was my guy too! (And right about the same time too.) I remember checking a book out of the library of his works (poetry and prose) and being fascinated with it. I wanted to know everything about this strange dark man who seemed (when I was a kid) to be from an era long past. (Of course I know now that relatively speaking, his time wasn’t really that long ago.) To this day, although I own most of his stuff somewhere in my cluttered archives of books, toys, comics, music you name it, I still like to check stuff out from the library. It takes me back to my childhood like nothing else does or ever will.

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    • I’m going to guess that we’re not the only ones who ran into him at that stage in life. His work was so weird and dark. Kind of twisted. I couldn’t help but be intrigued. And like you said, it felt like a long gone era. I occasionally look up his poems on these internets and check them out.

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