Today is Joseph Campbell’s birthday.Â That is all.
Oh, wait, that is not all.Â It is also the birthday of A.E. Housman, Tennessee Williams, and Robert Frost.Â That is all.
Robert Frost. Meh.
Happy Birthday, JC!
The usual and best response to the seemingly knowing hipster dismissal of Frost is: Read Randall Jarrell’s essay. That is all.
Four birthdays diverged in a Yellow Wood,
And sorry I could not cel’brate all,
Having one gift there long I stood,
And had cake and ice cream as long as I could…
I was wondering how to pigeonhole myself, so I am grateful to now know that I belong to the “seemingly knowing hipster” club. Thanks, marc.
Is that not what “Meh” indicates? Help me out. I may need to update my field guide.