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Renée’s Story: ‘Kubla Khan’ & ‘Stopping By Woods’ Friday, 15 January 2010

Posted by edincityoflit in Stories.
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An English teacher at high school once said ‘you should always be able to recite at least one poem – it will surely get you out of a pickle one day’ and thereafter i committed Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening’ to memory. Sure enough, it is often in a curious, long, or lonely moment that i find myself reciting it.

In my purse I carry a copy of Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’ – lacking the ability to commit its fantastical lines to memory, the wee folded up note, with its size 6 font provides swift escapism for the same moments mentioned above.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree:

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.


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