Robert Bly

Robert Bly Poems

1. The Great Society 8/17/2015
2. Driving through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings -new- 5/20/2016
3. Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River -new- 5/20/2016
4. DRIVING WEST IN 1970 -new- 5/20/2016
5. The Executive's Death -new- 5/20/2016
6. The Fat Old Couple Whirling Around -new- 5/20/2016
7. For the Old Gnostics -new- 5/20/2016
8. Living at the End of Time -new- 5/20/2016
9. Prayer for My Father -new- 5/20/2016
10. Ravens Hiding in a Shoe -new- 5/20/2016
11. Seeing the Eclipse in Maine -new- 5/20/2016
12. Wanting Sumptuous Heavens -new- 5/20/2016
13. For My Son Noah, Ten Years Old 6/23/2015
14. The Cat In The Kitchen 1/7/2015
15. Waking from Sleep 4/28/2015
16. A Month Of Happiness 12/18/2014
17. Gratitude To Old Teachers 12/12/2014
Best Poem of Robert Bly

Gratitude To Old Teachers

When we stride or stroll across the frozen lake,
We place our feet where they have never been.
We walk upon the unwalked. But we are uneasy.
Who is down there but our old teachers?
Water that once could take no human weight-
We were students then- holds up our feet,
And goes on ahead of us for a mile.
Beneath us the teachers, and around us the stillness

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Waking from Sleep

Inside the veins there are navies setting forth
Tiny explosions at the water lines
And seagulls weaving in the wind of the salty blood.

It is the morning. The country has slept the whole winter.
Window seats were covered with fur skins the yard was full
Of stiff dogs and hands that clumsily held heavy books.

Now we wake and rise from bed and eat breakfast!-

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