What Are Some Good Examples of Rod McKuen's Poetry?


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The following is a poem from Rod McKuen's book "Listen to the Warm": "These long years later it is worse, for I remember what it was as well as what it might have been." Another poem in McKuen's book is “Now is next to nothing compared to where I've been.”

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The poem "The Need," described as one of McKuen's more famous works, includes the following lines: "It's nice sometimes to open up the heart a little and let some hurt come in. It proves you're still alive." McKuen's poem "A Cat Named Sloppy," written in memory of a pet, includes the lines: "A dozen summers we lived against the world. An island on an island. She'd comfort me with purring; I'd fatten her with smiles."

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