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. Home After Three Months Away 1/3/2003
10. To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage 1/3/2003
11. Homecoming 1/3/2003
12. The Drunken Fisherman 1/3/2003
13. History 1/3/2003
14. Waking In The Blue 1/3/2003
15. Dolphin 1/3/2003
16. Epilogue 1/3/2003
17. Man And Wife 1/3/2003
18. Memories Of West Street And Lepke 1/3/2003
19. The Quaker Graveyard In Nantucket 1/3/2003
20. Children Of Light 1/3/2003
21. Skunk Hour 1/3/2003
22. "To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot; 1/20/2003
23. For The Union Dead 1/3/2003
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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Man And Wife

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,
abandoned, almost Dionysian.
At last the trees are green on Marlborough Street,
blossoms on our magnolia ignite
the morning with their murderous five day's white.
All night I've held your hand,
as if you had

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