Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Children Of Light - Poem by Robert Lowell

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,
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Comments about Children Of Light by Robert Lowell

  • Silver Star - 3,613 Points Michael Morgan (5/3/2015 9:16:00 AM)

    Brilliant, convincing handling of pentameter. With his friend Bishop, may be the greatest twentieth-century voice. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Sean Mcdougall (5/8/2006 5:42:00 PM)

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