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Comment 20 of 25, added on May 26th, 2010 at 7:54 PM.
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he has been doing this for years he wasn't at his first rodeo. he is
another example of unfulfilled people's dreams and makes this long trek for
booze regularly. NOT a bleeding heart.

stephen from United States
Comment 19 of 25, added on April 8th, 2010 at 1:02 PM.
Relapse

Mr. Flood had quit drinking (perhaps after alienating the folks in Tilbury
Town). Then, he relapsed. He can't wait until home before he drains the jug
"he had gone so far to fill."
He pretends he was tempted by "the bird on the wing," or poetry, or "auld
lang syne," which momentarily dulls his sense of shame. "Welcome home" says
the alcoholic upon tasting his first sip. He has lost home, friends, work,
and is now debating with himself or singing on a lonely cold night. The
irony is in the title: "Mr. Flood's Party." A party of one.



jill weissich from United States
Comment 18 of 25, added on March 29th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 17 of 25, added on December 10th, 2009 at 11:04 PM.
auld lang syne

auld lang syne is the song that plays at New Years!!!!! but i dont think
the poem is actually on new years, hes just thinking of past times and is
very drunk...

Missy from Australia
Comment 16 of 25, added on November 13th, 2009 at 1:04 PM.

This poem is set in the fall, hence "Harvest Moon", NOT new years eve,
despite the song he sings.

Sarah G from United States

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Mr Flood's Party
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 20 2000


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