Robert Lowell

Boston / United States
Robert Lowell
Boston / United States
Friday, January 3, 2003

Man And Wife Comments

Rating: 3.1
Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother's bed;
the rising sun in war paint dyes us red;
in broad daylight her gilded bed-posts shine,
abandoned, almost Dionysian.

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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 21 January 2018
Very alive in its descriptives whether they be gorgeous visuals or silken criticisms. It has more realism than most love poems that is for sure. Love these closing lines- -your old-fashioned tirade - loving, rapid, merciless - breaks like the Atlantic Ocean on my head.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 January 2018
Such a great write by Robert Lowell??????
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Anil Kumar Panda 21 January 2018
'Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother's bed; the rising sun in war paint dyes us red; nice start to the poem. A nice poem. Enjoyed.
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Glen Kappy 21 January 2018
For those of us who like to use rhyme, this is another good example. Lowell’s rhymes flow naturally, seem accidental, which he achieves largely through varying line length. I can’t say why, but I most like the description in the last two lines of the first stanza, though they’re not alone for their freshness. GK
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Baaal 04 December 2017
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal
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