« The Most Important Thing I Learned At College | Main | An Introduction to my Shimer Internship at Growing Power »

May 08, 2012



As the person responsible for circulating that poem, there's something I should mention. I've recently come across something that puts Miss Gregory's authorship in question: the poem appears verbatim in Frances Wood's hand, in her memory book from 1838-1842, i.e. approximately a decade earlier, alongside various other poems from what seems to have been a fairly torrid friendship with one "blue-eyed Mary."

So it seems that Miss Gregory copied Miss Wood's teenage poem into Miss Wood's own memory book... an act undoubtedly fraught with symbolism, though *exactly* what it signified to the two of them I don't expect we'll ever know.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • The opinions expressed by the Shimer bloggers are theirs alone, are subject to change upon each blogger's reflection, and do not reflect the opinions of Shimer College. Shimer is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any of the information supplied on this blog and strongly encourages you to contact the Shimer Admission Office directly if you have questions about Shimer. The entries on this blog belong to their authors and to Shimer College. Shimer encourages and deeply values discussion, but the college is not responsible for what is posted by commenters and reserves the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever. Deletions will likely be made if commentary is commercial, irrelevant, abusive, profane, rude, or destructively inaccurate. Shimer students on the regular staff of this blog are modestly compensated for their efforts.