Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review of "Late August on the Lido" by John Hollander

"Late August on the Lido" by John Hollander was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on August 20, 2013.  The poet died at the age of eighty-three only three days ago.  The poem has an unusual rhyme-scheme, particularly in the first two stanzas, which enhances the nostalgic imagery.  It ends on a somewhat sombre note.  There is a hint of the renewal of spring, but also a sense of the ephemerality of a perfect summer day.

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