Atalanta In Camden -Town
AY, 'twas here, on this spot,
In that summer of yore,
Atalanta did not
Vote my presence a bore,
by Lewis Carroll
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21 Jun 2018 09:10
A brilliant piece. Thanks for sharing.
21 Jun 2018 06:58
Well, I got a good laugh out of it. I was interested in many of the questions raised by comments below but have nothing to add to their discussion but to say it is good to see some educated comments posted instead of the flood of ugliness and filth and fguyjo; k'ihuyyfv klkuih comments that have been posted lately and that PH is allowing to remain. Makes a mockery of this site for those of us who are serious about literature.
Edward Kofi Louis
21 Jun 2018 12:26
Drunk with the dawn! ! Thanks for sharing.
21 Jun 2018 07:39
but, lewis, i'd day, why not ask her again for her answer? -gk
21 Jun 2018 06:43
A great poem in story style, loved
21 Jun 2018 01:14
O those eloquent eyes! I was drunk with the dawn Of a splendid surmise -I was stung by a look, I was slain by a tear... amazing dear poet.
Bernard F. Asuncion
21 Jun 2018 01:06
Such a great write by Lewis Carroll👍👍👍
16 Sep 2014 09:29
A take-off on Swinburne's Atalanta in Calydon.
26 Feb 2009 08:41
This is a very unusual Lewis Carroll poem in that the element of fantasy appears to be almost completely absent. It's very tempting to speculate in fact whether the 'I' in the poem could be Dodgson himself. If it is then it is extremely interesting to note that he appears to be as equally able to satirize himself as he was the rest of his contemporaries.