Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Robert Lowell Poems

1. The Old Flame 1/3/2003
2. Children of Light 1/3/2003
3. Skunk Hour 1/3/2003
4. For the Union Dead 1/3/2003
5. Memories of West Street and Lepke 1/3/2003
6. Dolphin 1/3/2003
7. "To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage" 1/20/2003
8. Man and Wife 1/3/2003
9. History 1/3/2003
10. Homecoming 1/3/2003
11. Epilogue 1/3/2003
12. Waking in the Blue 1/3/2003
13. Home After Three Months Away 1/3/2003
14. The Drunken Fisherman 1/3/2003
15. The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket 1/3/2003
16. To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage 1/3/2003
17. Falling Asleep Over The Aeneid 4/8/2010
18. Mr. Edwards and the Spider 4/8/2010
19. After The Surprising Conversions 4/8/2010
20. Sailing Home From Rapallo 4/8/2010

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,
Pilgrims unhouseled by Geneva's night,
They planted here the Serpent's seeds of light;
And here the pivoting searchlights probe to shock
The riotous glass houses built on rock,
And candles gutter by an empty altar,
And light is where the landless blood of Cain

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