Edwin Arlington Robinson Poems

Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet who won the first Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His poetry is less well-known now than it was at the time, but he’s still regarded as an incredibly important American poet. He’s remembered as being very dedicated to his writing. 

Mr. Flood’s Party

by Edwin Arlington Robinson

‘Mr. Flood’s Party’ by Edwin Arlington Robinson describes a man’s later years in life and how lonely he has become. It suggests that a long life is not always a blessing. 

A wonderful Robinson poem that is deeply emotional.

Old Eben Flood, climbing alone one night

Over the hill between the town below

And the forsaken upland hermitage

That held as much as he should ever know