Strange that I did not know him then.
That friend of mine!
I did not even show him then
One friendly sign;

But cursed him for the ways he had
To make me see
My envy of the praise he had
For praising me.

I would have rid the earth of him
Once, in my pride…
I never knew the worth of him
Until he died.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem An Old Story


  1. Caity says:

    This poem reminds me of my mom

  2. Brittany says:

    i really like this poem. he is a really deep wtiter.i am using this poem for my moive maker!

  3. Gretzel says:

    this poem is sad i really like it and i might use it for a project i have!!!!

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