Robert Bly Poems
- A Month Of Happiness A blind horse stands among cherry ...
- Gratitude To Old Teachers When we stride or stroll across the...
- The Cat In The Kitchen Have you heard about the boy who ...
- For My Son Noah, Ten Years Old Night and day arrive and day ...
- The Great Society Dentists continue to water their lawns even...
- Waking from Sleep Inside the veins there are navies setting ...
Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement, most famous for his Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), which spent 62 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list. For The Light Around the Body he won the 1968 National Book Award for Poetry.
Bly was born in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, to Jacob and Alice Bly, who were of Norwegian ancestry. Following graduation from high school in 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving two years. After one year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard University, joining the later famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that... more »
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A Month Of Happiness
A blind horse stands among cherry trees.
And bones shine from cool earth.
The heart leaps
Almost up to the sky! But laments
And filaments pull us back into the dark.
Night takes us. But
Comes out of the dark
To light the road. I'll be all right.
I follow my own fiery traces through the night.