Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review of "A January Dandelion" by George Marion McClellan

"A January Dandelion" by George Marion McClellan was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on January 4, 2014.  A link to the poem may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23825?utm_source=PAD%3A+A+January+Dandelion+by+George+Marion+McClellan&utm_campaign=poemaday_010414&utm_medium=email

George Marion McClellan (1860 - 1934) earned a master's degree from Fisk University.  In addition to writing poetry, he worked as a minister, teacher, and principal.

"A January Dandelion" is a Shakespearean style sonnet lacking only the final heroic couplet.  Mr. McClellan used a dandelion "misled" into blooming by a few warm days in January as a metaphor for love lost.

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