Randall Jarrell

(May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965 / Nashville)

Randall Jarrell Poems

1. The Bronze David of Donatello 9/30/2015
2. The Lost World 2/9/2015
3. Well Water 1/13/2003
4. Seele Im Raum 4/14/2010
5. A Man Meets A Woman In The Street 4/14/2010
6. A Camp In The Prussian Forest 4/14/2010
7. The Refugees 1/13/2003
8. The Orient Express 1/13/2003
9. The Player Piano 1/13/2003
10. The Elementary Scene 1/13/2003
11. The Olive Garden 1/13/2003
12. Children Selecting Books In A Library 1/13/2003
13. The Old And The New Masters 1/13/2003
14. The House In The Woods 1/13/2003
15. A Country Life 1/13/2003
16. Cinderella 1/13/2003
17. The Breath Of Night 1/13/2003
18. 90 North 1/1/2004
19. Next Day 1/13/2003
20. A Sick Child 1/13/2003
21. The Woman At The Washington Zoo 1/13/2003
22. The Black Swan 1/13/2003
23. Eighth Air Force 1/13/2003
24. Gunner 1/13/2003
25. Mail Call 1/13/2003
26. Jerome 1/13/2003
27. Hope 1/13/2003
28. Losses 1/13/2003
29. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Randall Jarrell

The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner

From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

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Well Water

What a girl called "the dailiness of life"
(Adding an errand to your errand. Saying,
"Since you're up . . ." Making you a means to
A means to a means to) is well water
Pumped from an old well at the bottom of the world.
The pump you pump the water from is rusty
And hard to move and absurd, a squirrel-wheel
A sick squirrel turns slowly, through the sunny
Inexorable hours. And yet sometimes

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