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Comment 4 of 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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.

mikael from Philippines
Comment 1 of 5, added on June 14th, 2005 at 10:01 AM.

this guy has issues, i just came across this site will looking for a dr
suess poem and came across this poem, i think it is extremely sad how he
can tell people that his mother showed him her breasts after she had died,
thats a good way of blackening her name to the people that know her, and
disrespecting her memory.


Coleen from United Kingdom

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Information about The Routine Things Around The House

Poet: Stephen Dunn
Poem: The Routine Things Around The House
Volume: Stephen Dunn -- New and Selected Poems 1974 - 1994
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Feb 13 2011


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