A classic elegy about life and death

With my four eighty-something and ninety-something parents and parents-in-law still with us, Mr Gray’s classic poem (with oft borrowed phrases like the madding crowd) is worth a reflective peek.  

Wikipedia does a good job, in my opinion, analyzing Gray’s meanings and metaphors…  Our 16th President reportedly cited this classic, being a true man of letters.

Here is a link to the WSJ weekend article that caught my eye and attention:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323716304578482950460324738.html?KEYWORDS=Elegy

Your thoughts?

 

 

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About davidefrost

A Vermont Yankee in Southern California.
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