Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Brook

ravenna creek,seattle
It can be interesting to study poems in thematic sets. Here we have yet another meandering body of water. Tennyson's "The Brook" can be contrasted with Frost's "Hyla Brook" and "Going for Water". One of the most striking things about "The Brook" is that the speaker is the brook itself: a personified creek.

In what way does the brook "go on forever"?