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Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Poems of Robert Lowell

21. Waking in the Blue 1/3/2003
22. Water 11/24/2014

Man and Wife

Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother's bed;
the rising sun in war paint dyes us red;
in broad daylight her gilded bed-posts shine,
abandoned, almost Dionysian.
At last the trees are green on Marlborough Street,
blossoms on our magnolia ignite
the morning with their murderous five day's white.
All night I've held your hand,
as if you had

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