Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Did You Know?

Did you know Simon and Garfunkel's song "Richard Cory" is based on a poem with the same title written by the Maine poet Edwin Arlington Robinson?

The song was featured on the duo's 1966 album Sound of Silence, and the Pulitzer Price-winning poet published the poem in 1897.

To read critics' perspectives on the poem, click here.

- John C.L. Morgan

(Hat tip: Portland Monthly)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, every good child of the 60's and English majors know this.

Those were halcyon days for singer-songwriters.

Sounds of Silence is a great album containing gems like Homeward Bound, Kathy's Song, I Am a Rock, and April Come She Will.