Treasure Island

Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Children of Light


Our fathers wrung their bread from stocks and stones
And fenced their gardens with the Redmen's bones;
Embarking from the Nether Land of Holland,
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Comments about this poem (Children of Light by Robert Lowell )

Enter the verification code :

  • Peter Falina (12/5/2006 10:36:00 AM)

    I first encountered this poem as a frontspiece to Robert Stone's novel, 'A Hall of Mirrors.' Interestingly, Stone took his title from the line that he quoted as, 'And candles gutter in a hall of mirrors.' Does anybody know how he came to quote the line this way? It's an interesting image, but not, perhaps, Lowell's. (Report) Reply

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Butterflies, Deborah Kelley
  2. Blurred, Foster Teegarden
  3. Marble Steps, Morgan Michaels
  4. Fabulous rich, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Always, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  6. The condition again, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Oatmeal Omelet, Von Kimball Barney
  8. The condition, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Reason, Elia Michael
  10. Autumn Again But, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]