Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Man And Wife - Poem by Robert Lowell

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,
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Comments about Man And Wife by Robert Lowell

  • Susan Williams (1/21/2018 4:18:00 PM)

    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 (1/21/2018 2:13:00 PM)

    Such a great write by Robert Lowell👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/21/2018 9:50:00 AM)

    '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 (1/21/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    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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  • (12/4/2017 2:42:00 AM)

    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal (Report)Reply

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  • (5/11/2007 4:59:00 PM)

    Compliments of the day to you.
    I am Miss nenita fred I am single,23yrs.However How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I went through your profile and i read it and took intersest in it, if you don't mind i will like to know you much better, although i came online to look for a true and loving man that is ready for a true, honest and loving relationship and will be able to take good care of me if you are the kind of man am talking about then send me a mail now on my private email (nenita_4life77@yahoo.co.uk) included, so that i will tell you all about myself and a picture of myself.looking forward to hear from you, thanks and God bless
    miss nenita
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