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Bert Robbens

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I was born in North Dakota and moved around a lot – Chicago, Portland Oregon, Sweet Home Oregon, San Francisco, Eugene Oregon, Needham Massachusetts, all by the time I was 15. Since then, I’ve been pretty much East Coast, with a year out, trying to go back home to Eugene. It didn’t take, so I’ve lived in the Boston area ever since.

I graduated from high school just in time for the Summer of Love (1967) and gravitated to the anti-establishment counter culture that defined my generation and changed the world. I also got married the next year. Consequently, it took me nearly 8 years to graduate from college with a B.A. in English Lit. I worked in construction and then as a bureaucrat for the state of Massachusetts. That wasn’t going anywhere, s
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A gentle satire of my method of literary analysis.


All around the cobbler’s bench
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought it was all in fun -
Pop goes the weasel.


I was a very analytical child. I remember feeling disturbed by my close reading of some of the common nursery rhymes. I was particularly upset by “Pop Goes the Weasel.”

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