Robert Francis

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

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  • ''His art is eccentricity, his aim
    How not to hit the mark he seems to aim at,''
    Robert Francis (b. 1901). Pitcher (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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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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