Randall Jarrell

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

Randall Jarrell Poems

1. 90 North 1/1/2004
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
7. Cinderella 1/13/2003
8. Eighth Air Force 1/13/2003
9. Gunner 1/13/2003
10. Hope 1/13/2003
11. Jerome 1/13/2003
12. Losses 1/13/2003
13. Mail Call 1/13/2003
14. Next Day 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
21. The Lost World 2/9/2015
22. The Old And The New Masters 1/13/2003
23. The Olive Garden 1/13/2003
24. The Orient Express 1/13/2003
25. The Player Piano 1/13/2003
26. The Refugees 1/13/2003
27. The Woman At The Washington Zoo 1/13/2003
28. Well Water 1/13/2003
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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