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Robert Francis

(August 12, 1901 - July 13, 1987 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Poems of Robert Francis

1. Blue Winter 1/3/2003
2. Catch 1/3/2003
3. Encounter 1/3/2003
4. Fair And Unfair 1/13/2003
5. Farm Boy After Summer 1/3/2003
6. Glass 1/3/2003
7. Hallelujah: A Sestina 1/3/2003
8. In Memoriam: Four Poets 1/3/2003
9. New England Mind 1/3/2003
10. On a Theme by Frost 1/3/2003
11. Paper Men To Air Hopes And Fears 1/3/2003
12. Return 1/3/2003
13. Sheep 1/3/2003
14. Silent Poem 1/3/2003
15. Squash in Blossom 1/3/2003
16. Summons 1/3/2003
17. Symbol 1/3/2003
18. The Bulldozer 1/3/2003
19. Thoreau in Italy 1/3/2003
20. Waxwings 1/13/2003

Symbol

The winter apples have been picked, the garden turned.
Rain and wind have picked the maple leaves and gone.
The last of them now bank the house or have been burned.
None are left upon the trees or on the lawn.

Green and tall as ever it grew in spring the grass
Grows not too tall, will not be cut again this year.
Geraniums in bloom behind the windowglass
Are safe. Fall has fallen yet winter is not yet here.

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