Robert Bly Poems

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1.
A Month Of Happiness

A blind horse stands among cherry trees.
And bones shine from cool earth.
The heart leaps
Almost up to the sky! But laments
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2.
For My Son Noah, Ten Years Old

Night and day arrive and day after day goes by,
and what is old remains old, and what is young remains
young and grows old,
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3.
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.
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4.
The Cat In The Kitchen

Have you heard about the boy who walked by
The black water? I won't say much more.
Let's wait a few years. It wanted to be entered.
Sometimes a man walks by a pond, and a hand
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5.
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.
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6.
Wanting Sumptuous Heavens

No one grumbles among the oyster clans,
And lobsters play their bone guitars all summer.
Only we, with our opposable thumbs, want
Heaven to be, and God to come, again
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7.
The Great Society

Dentists continue to water their lawns even in the rain:
Hands developed with terrible labor by apes
Hang from the sleeves of evangelists;
There are murdered kings in the light-bulbs outside movie theaters:
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8.
Living at the End of Time

There is so much sweetness in children's voices,
And so much discontent at the end of day,
And so much satisfaction when a train goes by.
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9.
Driving through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings

We drive between lakes just turning green;
Late June. The white turkeys have been moved
A second time to new grass.
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10.
The Fat Old Couple Whirling Around

The drum says that the night we die will be a long night.
It says the children have time to play. Tell the grownups
They can pull the curtains around the bed tonight.
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