My Grandmother's Love Letters

By Hart Crane

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A beautiful recitation of the poem "My Grandmother's Love Letters" by Hart Crane

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have only a couple of good memories in your whole life? Do you already have only so little? Poet Hart Crane knows how you feel and illustrates one of his only good memories in the poem, "My Grandmother's Love Letters".

This poem is about Hart remembering his grandmother, whom he had stayed with for a little while because of his parents fighting. The relationship the two had together was of a tender and gentle sort. Hart took care of his grandmother and she helped him by just living with her, away from his parents. Hart had lead a troubled life and the memories of his grandmother were of his most cherished ones that they were fragile at the same time too. As he is remembering his grandmother Hart begins to wonder if he really should be revisiting these memories and decides to anyway...

"And so I stumble. And the rain continues on the roof

With such a sound of gentle pitying laughter"(Lines 25-26)

It is actually pitiful at how this the only good memories of his time and how there's room for so much more.

Performance Details

When: 16-17 December 2015

Where: Mr. Vollrath's classroom Room C147 between 9:20am and 10:10am