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Edwin Arlington Robinson - How Annandale Went Out

“They called it Annandale—and I was there 
To flourish, to find words, and to attend: 
Liar, physician, hypocrite, and friend, 
I watched him; and the sight was not so fair 
As one or two that I have seen elsewhere:
An apparatus not for me to mend— 
A wreck, with hell between him and the end, 
Remained of Annandale; and I was there. 

“I knew the ruin as I knew the man; 
So put the two together, if you can,
Remembering the worst you know of me. 
Now view yourself as I was, on the spot— 
With a slight kind of engine. Do you see? 
Like this … You wouldn’t hang me? I thought not.” 

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: How Annandale Went Out
Poem of the Day: May 11 2009

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 19th, 2014 at 4:20 AM.
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Comment 2 of 3, added on July 4th, 2010 at 1:34 AM.
How Annandale Went Out

Diane Meredith writes:
I believe this poem is a physician's testimony in front of a judge or jury
explaining why he had to euthanize his friend Annandale, who was nothing
but a wreck of a man with much suffering left to endure before death.

Believe? Nay, Madam, 'tis. I know not believe.


Tondoleo Breckenridge from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on March 17th, 2008 at 11:55 AM.

I believe this poem is a physician's testimony in front of a judge or jury explaining why he had to euthanize his friend Annandale, who was nothing but a wreck of a man with much suffering left to endure before death.


Diane Meredith from United States

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