Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965 / Nashville)
Poems of Randall Jarrell
|2.||A Camp In The Prussian Forest||4/14/2010|
|3.||A Country Life||1/13/2003|
|4.||A Man Meets A Woman In The Street||4/14/2010|
|5.||A Sick Child||1/13/2003|
|6.||Children Selecting Books In A Library||1/13/2003|
|8.||Eighth Air Force||1/13/2003|
|15.||Seele Im Raum||4/14/2010|
|16.||The Black Swan||1/13/2003|
|17.||The Breath Of Night||1/13/2003|
|18.||The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner||1/20/2003|
|19.||The Elementary Scene||1/13/2003|
|20.||The House In The Woods||1/13/2003|
The Black Swan
When the swans turned my sister into a swan
I would go to the lake, at night, from milking:
The sun would look out through the reeds like a swan,
A swan's red beak; and the beak would open
And inside there was darkness, the stars and the moon.
Out on the lake, a girl would laugh.
"Sister, here is your porridge, sister,"
I would call; and the reeds would whisper,