Song of the Worms Redux

March 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm (Uncategorized)

I mentioned in an earlier post that in writing a blog I sometimes felt a disconnect with readers.

Sure, some people regularly post comments (thanks – you know who you are!), and some are abusive (it’s OK – I don’t need to know who you are), but the majority of the hits are a mystery.

Case in point “Song of the Worms.”  It’s a poem by Margaret Atwood. I printed it in Red & Black Notes a while back, and posted it on this blog in 2009. Since then I’ve received over 1,200 hits on this poem. Not a huge number by some accounts, but it’s a lot for me.

What’s stranger is that every once in a while there’s a flare-up of hits – this week I’ve had 69 hits so far. Is it on a university lit course somewhere?

A puzzler.



  1. Leslie said,

    Yes I believe every freshman at my child’s high school who applied for sophomore preAP English was assigned to write a paper about this particular poem and the symbolism inherent within.

    So now you know! ; )

  2. fischerzed said,

    Indeed I do! Thanks for the info

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