Phyllis read this poem by Bob, written about 1940 or so, when he was at U.Va. This was written when he was both editor and contributor to the poetry journal published by students at U.Va.
“Argument in Favor of the Elegant Gesture”
We shun the “show of things” Too much, desiring [...]
Vitai Lampada (“They Pass On The Torch of Life”)
There’s a breathless hush in the Close to-night – Ten to make and the match to win – A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the [...]
1 Living is no joke you will live with a great seriousness like a squirrel for instance that is, not expecting anything except and beyond living that is, all your work will be to live.
You will take living seriously that is, to such an extent, so very much that, for example, your [...]