Robert Lowell

(1917 - 1977 / Boston / United States)

Robert Lowell Poems

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

Comments about Robert Lowell

  • 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

For The Union Dead

<i>Relinquunt Ommia Servare Rem Publicam.</i>

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
The airy tanks are dry.

Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
my hand tingled to burst the bubbles
drifting from the noses of the cowed, compliant fish.

My hand draws back. I often sign still
for the dark downward and vegetating kingdom
of the fish and reptile. One morning last March,
I pressed against the new barbed and ...

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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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