Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Robert Lowell Poems

1. July In Washington 3/26/2015
2. Harpo Marx 6/12/2015
3. Water 11/24/2014
4. Sailing Home From Rapallo 4/8/2010
5. My Last Afternoon With Uncle Devereux Winslow 4/8/2010
6. Falling Asleep Over The Aeneid 4/8/2010
7. Mr. Edwards And The Spider 4/8/2010
8. After The Surprising Conversions 4/8/2010
9. The Drunken Fisherman 1/3/2003
10. To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage 1/3/2003
11. The Quaker Graveyard In Nantucket 1/3/2003
12. Home After Three Months Away 1/3/2003
13. Waking In The Blue 1/3/2003
14. Memories Of West Street And Lepke 1/3/2003
15. Homecoming 1/3/2003
16. History 1/3/2003
17. Man And Wife 1/3/2003
18. Epilogue 1/3/2003
19. For The Union Dead 1/3/2003
20. The Old Flame 1/3/2003
21. Skunk Hour 1/3/2003
22. Dolphin 1/3/2003
23. "To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot; 1/20/2003
24. Children Of Light 1/3/2003

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    He is considered by many critics to be the most important poet in English of the second half of the twentieth century.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    His first and second books, Land of Unlikeness (Harcourt, Brace and Company,1944) and Lord Weary’s Castle (Harcourt, Brace and Company,1946) , for which he received a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 at the age of thirty, were influenced by his conversion from Episcopalianism to Catholicism and explored the dark side of America’s Puritan legacy.

    Lowell was politically involved: he became a conscientious objector during the Second World War (was imprisoned as a result) , and actively protested against the war in Vietnam. He suffered from severe episodes of manic depression, for which he was repeatedly hospitalized.
    Partly in response to his frequent breakdowns, and partly due to the influence of younger poets as W. D. Snodgrass and Allen Ginsberg, Lowell in the mid-1950s began to write more directly from personal experience, and loosened his adherence to traditional meter and form.
    The result was a watershed collection, Life Studies (Faber and Faber,1959) , which forever changed the landscape of modern poetry, much as Eliot‘s The Waste Land had three decades before.

  • Hunter Star (8/26/2005 10:52:00 AM)

    the poem is not correct. the last three stanzas are from Elizabeth Bishop's 'The Armadillo.' get it together whoever runs this site.

Best Poem of Robert Lowell

Children Of Light

Our fathers wrung their bread from stocks and stones
And fenced their gardens with the Redmen's bones;
Embarking from the Nether Land of Holland,
Pilgrims unhouseled by Geneva's night,
They planted here the Serpent's seeds of light;
And here the pivoting searchlights probe to shock
The riotous glass houses built on rock,
And candles gutter by an empty altar,
And light is where the landless blood of Cain
Is burning, burning the unburied grain.

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Children Of Light

Our fathers wrung their bread from stocks and stones
And fenced their gardens with the Redmen's bones;
Embarking from the Nether Land of Holland,
Pilgrims unhouseled by Geneva's night,
They planted here the Serpent's seeds of light;
And here the pivoting searchlights probe to shock
The riotous glass houses built on rock,
And candles gutter by an empty altar,
And light is where the landless blood of Cain

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