Robert Bly

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/2/2016 2:49:00 PM)

    'The Loon's Cry'

    From far out in the center of the naked lake
    The loon's cry rose.
    It was the cry of someone who owned very little.

    [Robert Bly - from 'Silence in the Snowy Fields']

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/2/2016 2:19:00 PM)

    from 'Silence in the Snowy Fields':

    Winter Privacy Poems

    My shack has two rooms; I use one.
    Te lamplight falls on my chair and table,
    And I fly into one of my own poems -
    I can't tell you where -
    As if I appeared where I am now,
    In a wet field, snow falling.

    IV On Meditation
    There is a solitude like black mud!
    Sitting in this darkness singing,
    I can't tell if this joy
    Is from the body, or the soul, or a third place!

    V Listening to Bach
    Inside this music there is someone
    Who is not well described by the names
    Of Jesus, or Jehovah, or the Lord of Hosts!

    (Robert Bly)

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/11/2015 1:18:00 PM)

    Another poem by Robert Bly:

    ''Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter ''

    It is a cold and snowy night. The main street is deserted.
    The only things moving are swirls of snow.
    As I lift the mailbox door, I feel its cold iron.
    There is a privacy I love in this snowy night.
    Driving around, I will waste more time.


My dear children, do you remember the morning
When we climbed into the old Plymouth
And drove west straight toward the Pacific?

We were all the people there were.
We followed Dylan's songs all the way west.
It was Seventy; the war was over, almost;

And we were driving to the sea.

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