Treasure Island

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

Hallelujah: A Sestina

A wind's word, the Hebrew Hallelujah.
I wonder they never gave it to a boy
(Hal for short) boy with wind-wild hair.
It means Praise God, as well it should since praise
Is what God's for. Why didn't they call my father
Hallelujah instead of Ebenezer?

Eben, of course, but christened Ebenezer,
Product of Nova Scotia (hallelujah).

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