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Topic: The Arts

Celebrating the arts in the Hudson Valley. Please let editor@rocklandpost.com know about your upcoming events, shows, and gatherings.

POEM: e.e.cumming’s ANYONE LIVED IN A PRETTY HOW TOWN

Our favorite poem. The rhythm, meter, sound, and constellation of meaning are absolutely timeless. 'Anybody lived in a pretty how town' is most perfect when read aloud. Continue reading.

POEM: ROBERT FROST’S ‘MENDING WALL’

ROBERT FROST is an American poet that should need no introduction. Frost was born March 25, 1874, son of a Harvard graduate and champion of States Rights and the South. The family moved out west for his father to become the Editor at San Fransisco Examiner during the end of the civil war. During this time, Robert Lee Frost was born and unfortunately his father died of Tuberculious a short year later. Frost's mother, who moved to The States from Scotland at the age of 15, returned to her husband's native New England to raise baby Frost. The first Frost settled in the New England area in 1634. He graduated valedictorian from his Lawrence, Mass. High School. Frost bounced around from Dartmouth to Harvard and after another try at mill and newspaper work, the now married man settled on a farm near Derry, New Hampshire. Frost went on to teach, write, and rear six children with his wife, Elinor Miriam White. His poetry made him America's premier living poet as he was appointed U.S. Poet laureate by President Eisenhower in 1958 and he read original work at the U.S. President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Continue reading.

POEM: Dylan Thomas’ ‘do not go gentle into that good night

DYLAN THOMAS was a critically acclaimed poet most known during the Second World War. He was born in Wales in 1914 and he passed away from a coma on his fourth visit to New York at the age of 39. Thomas, a son of an English teacher, was educated at the Swansa Grammar School and did news reporting and broadcast in addition he wrote radio and movie scripts. He abrupt passing was during a poetry reading tour in NYC and Thomas was survived by his wife, Caitlyn MacNamara Thomas, and three young children. Continue reading.

FIRST WORDS: Welcome to rocklandpost.com

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY A sneak peek of what to expect from us. Continue reading.

EXPECT: More written content in upcoming weeks, months

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY What's the plan of action for the coming months at Rockland Post? Read here to find out! Continue reading.