[Milton-L] Poetry Daily

Nancy Charlton nbcharlton at comcast.net
Wed Jun 22 14:39:32 EDT 2011

Forgive the violation of the one-a-day rule, but I thought you'd 
all enjoy this poem by Mark Doty. By weaving an account dreadful 
happening with a mythology, it creates a worthwhile subjective 
spin that redeems the dreadfulness.  And incidentally, employs an 
unusual Milton reference:

. . . (I want to spell /long/

with two n's, as Milton spelled
/dim/ with a double m
to intensify the gloom of hell)


Nancy Charlton

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