Treasure Island

Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Poems of Robert Lowell

21. Waking in the Blue 1/3/2003

The Old Flame

My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
One morning last summer, I drove
by our house in Maine. It was still
on top of its hill -

Now a red ear of Indian maize
was splashed on the door.
Old Glory with thirteen stripes

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