Comment 3 of 13, added on June 12th, 2005 at 4:55 PM.
My daughter's day care provider began reading her this poem daily when my
daughter was three months old. She is now four months, and reciting the
poem can make her stop crying. Of course she doesn't know the sad topic,
but loves the poem's cadence.
Terry O'Day from United States
Comment 2 of 13, added on May 8th, 2005 at 10:00 PM.
this poem is so sadly poignant. From the tone in the beginning i can almost
forsee the result....which is a slow and painful breakup i suspect. what's
worse is that she can't forget and is reminded every season of the ups and
downs of her fallen relationship.
Chant from United States
Comment 1 of 13, added on December 21st, 2004 at 11:31 AM.
I met a girl on holiday in Spain when I was seventeen, she was from new
York. her name is Karen Caputo. She sent me this poem in a letter, and I
lost both in the passing of time, but I never forgot either. Every time i
hear a crow or a rook call on an autumn day, i remember the poem, and her.
Every time I found a poetry anthology, I would look for this poem. It was
more than thirty years later - three years ago, when i suddenly though of
using the Internet to find the poem, which I did, and my tummy did a little
forward roll as i read it again. To me, a memory encapsulated by this peom
is the beauty of poetry, and the art of the poet. I love this poem, and I
from United Kingdom
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