Poet: Stephen Dunn
Poem: The Routine Things Around The House
Volume: Stephen Dunn -- New and Selected Poems 1974 - 1994
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Feb 13 2011
Comment 4 of 4, added on June 26th, 2007 at 10:56 AM.
The way you structured your sentence, Coleen, you make it sound like Dunn's mother exposed her breasts after she died. I guess you meant to say Dunn revealed, after his mother's death, the fact that his mother had exposed herself to him. Revise your sentences before you go pointing fingers. By the way, Stephen Dunn is a fantastic poet.
Daniel from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on August 2nd, 2005 at 2:33 PM.
This poem is spectacular, and rather than blaspheming her name, I think he exalts his mother and her candidness at sharing the really tough things to share, without shame or diapproval. "(she)permits me to love women easily", shows the poets gratitude towards his passed mother.
Michael from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on June 20th, 2005 at 4:29 AM.
coleen: no wonder all you read is dr. seuss. try to read dunn's poem a little more discerningly and with a little more openness. the poem, i think, is actually a tribute to the mother. i guess you're the one with issues if you think the poet can't talk about a mother in that way.
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