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Just think about it. Who is he? What is he? Why is he in your house? What does he want there?

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Poetically Speaking about Antigonish [I met a man who wasn’t there] by Hughes Mearns

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This year I am doing a stripped down version of Poetically Speaking. Check back every Friday in April to chat about poems with me. Antigonish by Hughes Mearns is the kind of poem that I feel like everyone knows. Mearns wrote this poem in as part of a play. According to the Internet it was inspired, apparently, by reports in Antigonish, Nova Scotia of a roaming ghost. In some ways it makes perfect sense that the poem is meant to evoke a ghostly presence.

Interestingly, the poem feels much more whimsical and childlike when read in its entirety whereas reading the first stanza in isolation feels much more sinister and seems to refer to more than a mere ghostly presence.

Rhyming poetry can be a bit controversial. People either love it or they hate it. Rarely is there any kind of in between. What do you think? Is this poem as much a part of the zeitgeist as I think? Like Like. Sometimes what something is is not as important than what it is not. But this poem is more. I saw a man.

Watching an episode of Midsomer Murders called a worm in the bud, I became aware of this poem. I did a Google Search and stumbled across your post which I very much enjoyed. The character in the episode only mentioned to the first stanza, of course.

Thanks to you, I now have been able to read the entire poem. I agree with you it is a bit Whimsical and childlike after seeing the whole thing. I love poems like this! Like Liked by 1 person. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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They seek him here, they seek him there; those Brownites seek him everywhere. Is he in cabinet or is he in hell, that damned scribbler of doggerel? That, at any rate, is the question gripping the Westminster village, where the hunt is afoot for an anonymous poet, believed to be a senior minister, who has penned some decidedly off-message verse about Gordon Brown. The poem has also stirred up the ever-festering feud between the Blairites and supporters of the prime minister, and even led to the business secretary, John Hutton, being accused in the Commons of harbouring a secret literary bent. Word of the Downing Street Bard surfaced a week ago after a well-known Labour backbencher drew it to the attention of the columnist Matthew Parris.

Sightings looks for meaning in the abyss of chaos that currently challenges American, and global, culture. Some readers may welcome an audio backup on YouTube , which makes available an old Glenn Miller recording, where I first heard and heard of it see Resources. So far as Google and I can tell, the poem has always invited as many exegeses as it has had readers or listeners.

Sign In. Edit Identity Showing all 24 items. It is really a poem titled 'Antigonish' by William Hughes Mearns. This poem was also turned into a popular song, giving it widespread attention.

THE MOST FAMOUS GHOST POEM

This year I am doing a stripped down version of Poetically Speaking. Check back every Friday in April to chat about poems with me. Antigonish by Hughes Mearns is the kind of poem that I feel like everyone knows. Mearns wrote this poem in as part of a play. According to the Internet it was inspired, apparently, by reports in Antigonish, Nova Scotia of a roaming ghost. In some ways it makes perfect sense that the poem is meant to evoke a ghostly presence. Interestingly, the poem feels much more whimsical and childlike when read in its entirety whereas reading the first stanza in isolation feels much more sinister and seems to refer to more than a mere ghostly presence. Rhyming poetry can be a bit controversial. People either love it or they hate it. Rarely is there any kind of in between.

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Mearns is remembered now as the author of the poem " Antigonish " or "The Little Man Who Wasn't There" , but his ideas, about encouraging the natural creativity of children, particularly those age 3 through 8, were novel at the time. It has been written about him that, "He typed notes of their conversations; he learned how to make them forget there was an adult around; never asked them questions and never showed surprise no matter what they did or said. Mearns wrote two influential books: Creative Youth , and Creative Power Essayist Gabriel Gudding credits those books with "[lighting] a fuse" under the teaching of creative writing , influencing a generation of scholars.

Inspired by reports of a ghost of a man roaming the stairs of a haunted house, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia , Canada , [1] the poem was originally part of a play called The Psyco-ed , which Mearns had written for an English class at Harvard University , circa

Inspired by reports of a ghost of a man roaming the stairs of a haunted house in Antigonish , Nova Scotia , Canada , [1] the poem was originally part of a play called The Psyco-ed which Mearns had written for an English class at Harvard University about Mearns' "Antigonish" has been used numerous times in popular culture, often with slight variations in the lines. Versions are frequently featured in modern entertainment. A version printed in Mad magazine around the time of the Church Committee hearings read:.

William Hughes Mearns

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I need to write an explanation of what this poem means When I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today, I wish that he would go away. Mearns wrote a handful of similar ditties, and inspired many parodies and imitations. As I was sitting in my chair, I knew the bottom wasn't there, Nor legs nor back, but I just sat, Ignoring little things like that.

Hughes Mearns Poem

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Poem. Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away When I came home last night at three.

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THE MOST FAMOUS GHOST POEM

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I met a man upon the stair

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