Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Caput Mortuum
Comment 1 of 1, added on December 15th, 2010 at 12:08 AM.
Artist Outliving His Fame
The real question in this sonnet is whether Robinson is positioning himself as the narrator or the old poet. Probably both, as he ruminates on an artistís fame, and how thoroughly gone it is when it goes away, and how bittersweet it is when the poet sees his reputation die while yet he has the power of creation in him.
Orson Scott Card from United States
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