Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

For The Union Dead - Poem by Robert Lowell

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 12:09:00 PM)

    my hand tingled
    to burst the bubbles
    drifting from the noses of the cowed, compliant fish.

    the speaker is still remembering the excitement of being at the aquarium. He was so captivated that he wanted to reach in a pop the bubbles coming from the mouths of the fish
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 12:07:00 PM)

    ' Relinquunt Ommia Servare Rem Publicam '
    They gave up all to serve the republic.

    the Latin phrase is engraved in the actual Civil War memorial
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  • Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 8:59:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.lm (Report) Reply

  • (7/21/2010 10:40:00 AM)


    or the
    was right
    The Instant
    The Memory are
    The Fleet
    The Monument
    remains for ever
    The Vagaries of
    The Moment
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