Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 14th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 111,284 comments.
Edwin Arlington Robinson - The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame

No matter why, nor whence, nor when she came,
There was her place. No matter what men said,
No matter what she was; living or dead,
Faithful or not,he loved her all the same.
The story was as old as human shame,
But ever since that lonely night she fled,
With books to blind him, he had only read
The story of the ashes and the flame.

There she was always coming pretty soon
To fool him back, with penitent scared eyes
That had in them the laughter of the moon
For baffled lovers, and to make him think—
Before she gave him time enough to wink—
Her kisses were the keys to Paradise.

Share |

Added: May 7 2003 | Viewed: 5546 times | Comments and analysis of The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame by Edwin Arlington Robinson Comments (41)

The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame - Comments and Information

Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame
Poem of the Day: Feb 12 2010

Comment 41 of 41, added on November 18th, 2013 at 6:21 PM.
izwFvDwICpb

Vp10za wow, awesome blog post.Really thank you! Really Great.

click here from Micronesia
Comment 40 of 41, added on November 17th, 2013 at 3:42 PM.
gaIAGVGtytv

5LsnMY Great, thanks for sharing this blog post. Fantastic.

great things to know from Somalia
Comment 39 of 41, added on November 17th, 2013 at 12:11 PM.
stDlOnKhworphZNmFWu

OQBRzG Thanks again for the blog. Keep writing.

great things to know from Bolivia

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Story Of The Ashes And The Flame, has received 41 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Robinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore