Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
February 6th, 2016 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 311,705 comments.
Edwin Arlington Robinson - Richard Cory

Whenever Richard Cory went down town, 
We people on the pavement looked at him: 
He was a gentleman from sole to crown, 
Clean favored, and imperially slim. 

And he was always quietly arrayed, 
And he was always human when he talked; 
But still he fluttered pulses when he said, 
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked. 

And he was rich—yes, richer than a king—
And admirably schooled in every grace: 
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place. 

So on we worked, and waited for the light, 
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; 
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, 
Went home and put a bullet through his head.

Share |

Added: Feb 4 2004 | Viewed: 5762 times | Comments and analysis of Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson Comments (1096)

Richard Cory - Comments and Information

Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Richard Cory
Poem of the Day: Sep 11 2000

Comment 1096 of 1096, added on January 1st, 2016 at 7:11 AM.
vmGCarZBEnYYAfVTkP

iBp2ID

CQdReltHVcmrT from New Zealand
Comment 1095 of 1096, added on January 1st, 2016 at 5:12 AM.
BmIElgjrbW

KIIQf0

zdBWMYdhkXTUF from Iraq
Comment 1094 of 1096, added on January 1st, 2016 at 1:51 AM.
cXSNHcSSmT

9TTnaH

JzRZRNlsKhvl from Zambia

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Richard Cory, has received 1096 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Robinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links