Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Robert Lowell Poems

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

The Old Flame

My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
One morning last summer, I drove
by our house in Maine. It was still
on top of its hill -

Now a red ear of Indian maize
was splashed on the door.
Old Glory with thirteen stripes
hung on a pole. The clapboard
was old-red schoolhouse red.

Inside, a new landlord,
a new wife, a new broom!
Atlantic seaboard antique shop
pewter and plunder
shone in each room.

A new frontier!
No running next door
now to phone the sheriff
for his taxi to Bath
and the State Liquor Store!

No ...

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What was is ... since 1930;
the boys in my old gang
are senior partners. They start up
bald like baby birds
to embrace retirement.

At the altar of surrender,
I met you
in the hour of credulity.

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