The Reckoning” by Theodore Roethke

Again, today, I turn to Theodore Roethke to help me with the Ragtag Community Daily Prompt, “reckoning”. Here is his Poem The Reckoning.

I find particularly interesting the grammarage of the word “keep” in the last verse. It makes its subject plural–and so suggests that “lack” is a collective noun, that what we lack in our reckoning cannot be expressed in the singular.

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