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Lowell, Robert    Poet's Biography
60 poems available by this author


AFTER THE SURPRISING CONVERSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: September twenty-second, sir: today / I answer
Subject(s): Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758); Revivals; Suicide; Religious Revivals


ALFRED CORNING CLARK (1916-1961)    Poem Text    
First Line: You read the new york times
Subject(s): Clark, Alfred Corning (1916-1961); Friendship; New York Times (Newspaper)


AS A PLANE TREE BY THE WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Darkness has called to darkness, and disgrace
Subject(s): Decay; Rot; Decadence


CHARLES THE FIFTH AND THE PEASANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Elected kaiser, burgher and a knight
Last Line: His ark drown in the deluge of the king
Subject(s): Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (155-1558)


CHILD'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: My cheap toy lamp
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CHRISTMAS EVE UNDER HOOKER'S STATUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight a blackout. Twenty years ago
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


COLLOQUY IN BLACK ROCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Here the jack-hammer jabs into the ocean;
Subject(s): Mud; Redligion; Martyrs


DOLPHIN    Poem Text    
First Line: My dolphin, you only guide me by surprise
Subject(s): Racine, Jean (1639-1699); Conduct Of Life


EPILOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Those blessed structures, plot and rhyme
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EYE AND TOOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: My whole eye was sunset red
Subject(s): Sight


EZRA POUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Horizontal in a deckchair on the bleak ward
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


FALL 1961    Poem Text    
First Line: Back and forth, back and forth
Subject(s): War


FALLING ASLEEP OVER THE AENEID    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is blue and scarlet on my page,
Subject(s): Reading; Mythology; Dreams; Funerals; Poetry & Poets; Nightmares; Burials


FOR GEORGE SANTAYANA (1863-1952)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the heydays of forty-five
Subject(s): Santayana, George (1863-1952)


FOR THE UNION DEAD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The old south boston aquarium stands
Variant Title(s): Colonel Shaw And The Massachusetts 54
Subject(s): African Americans - Military; American Civil War; Boston; Duty; Heroism; Massachusetts; Monuments; Racism; Saint-gaudens, Augustus (1848-1907); Shaw, Robert Gould (1847-1863); Soldiers; United States - History; Heroes; Heroines; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


FORD MADDOX FORD (1873-1939)    Poem Text    
First Line: The lobbed ball plops, then dribbles to the cup
Subject(s): Ford, Ford Madox (1873-1939)


HARRIET (2)       
First Line: A repeating fly, blueback, thumbthick - so gross
Subject(s): Flies


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: History has to live with what was here
Subject(s): History; Historians


HOME AFTER THREE MONTHS AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Gone now the baby's nurse
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Home After Three Months Away
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


HOMECOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: What was is...Since 1930
Subject(s): Relationships


IN MEMORY OF ARTHUR WINSLOW: 1. DEATH FROM CANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: This easter, arthur winslow, less than dead
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


INAUGURATION DAY: JANUARY 1953    Poem Text    
First Line: The snow had buried stuyvesant
Subject(s): Elections; Presidents, United States; Stevenson, Adlai (1900-1965); Voting; Voters; Suffrage


JONATHAN EDWARDS IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Edwards' great millstone and rock
Subject(s): Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758)' Hope; Faith; Belief; Creed


JULY IN WASHINGTON    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Washington, D.c.; Politics & Government; Summer


LADY RALEGH'S LAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir walter, oh, oh, my own sir walter --
Subject(s): Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618)


MAN AND WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tamed by miltown, we lie on mother's bed
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Man And Wife
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MEMORIES OF WEST STREET AND LEPKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Only teaching on tuesdays, book-worming
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Memories Of West Street And Lepke
Subject(s): Boston; Conscientious Objectors; Lepke, Louis (1897-1944); Prisons & Prisoners; World War Ii; Convicts; Second World War


MR. EDWARDS AND THE SPIDER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I saw the spiders marching through the air
Subject(s): Calvinists; Death; Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758); God; Insects; Sin; Spiders; Dead, The; Bugs


MY LAST AFTERNOON WITH UNCLE DEVEREUX WINSLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: I won't go with you. I want to stay with grandpa!'
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: My Last Afternoon With Uncle Devereux Winslow
Subject(s): Family Life; Grandparents; Relatives; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


NEW YEAR'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Again and then again ... The year is born
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


NOW WEEKENDS FOR THE GODS NOW, WARS    Poem Text    


OUR AFTERLIFE [FOR PETER TAYLOR]    Poem Text    
First Line: Southbound - / a couple in passage
Last Line: Our rust the color of the chameleon
Subject(s): Relationships


RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The dream went like a rake of sliced bamboo,
Subject(s): Jarrell, Randall (1914-1965); Death; Life; Dead, The


ROBERT FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: Robert frost at midnight, the audience gone
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets


ROBESPIERRE AND MOZART AS STAGE       
First Line: Robespierre could live with himself: the republic
Subject(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791); Robespierre, Maximilien De (1758-1794)


SAILING HOME FROM RAPALLO    Poem Text    
First Line: Your nurse could only speak italian,
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Sailing Home From Rapallo
Subject(s): Italy; Mothers; Death; Sea Voyages; Cemeteries; Fathers; Italians; Dead, The; Graveyards


SALEM    Poem Text    
First Line: In salem seasick spindrift drifts or skips
Subject(s): Salem, Massachusetts


SKUNK HOUR; FOR ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Nautilus island's hermit / heiress still lives through winter in her spartan
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Skunk Hour
Subject(s): Maine (State); Skunks


STALIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Winds on the stems make them creak like manmade things
Subject(s): Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953)


T.S. ELIOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Caught between two streams of traffic, in the gloom
Subject(s): Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); Eliot, T. S.


THE BOOK OF WISDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Can I go on loving anyone at fifty
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE CHARLES RIVER: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The sycamores throw shadows on the charles
Subject(s): Rivers


THE DEAD IN EUROPE    Poem Text    
First Line: After the planes unloaded, we fell down
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


THE DRUNKEN FISHERMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wallowing in this bloody sty
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE EXILE'S RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: There mounts in squalls a sort of rusty mire
Subject(s): Homecoming


THE FAT MAN IN THE MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: What's filling up the mirror? O, it is not I
Subject(s): Mirrors; Food & Eating; Obesity


THE HOLY INNOCENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen, the hay-bells tinkle as the cart
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE MARCH I; FOR DWIGHT MACDONALD    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the too white marmoreal lincoln memorial
Subject(s): Social Protest; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


THE MARCH: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Where two or three were flung together, or fifty
Subject(s): Social Protest; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


THE MOUTH OF THE HUDSON    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A single man stands like a bird-watcher
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


THE PUBLIC GARDEN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Burnished, burned-out, still burning as the year
Subject(s): Boston; Parks


THE QUAKER GRAVEYARD IN NANTUCKET    Poem Text    
First Line: A brackish reach of shoal off madaket
Subject(s): Sea; Whales; Ocean


TO FRANK PARKER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Forty years ago we were here
Subject(s): Friendship; Paintings & Painters


TO SPEAK OF WOE THAT IS IN MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO SPEAK OF WOE THAT IS IN MARRIAGE'    Poem Text    
First Line: The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open
Variant Title(s): "life Studies: ""to Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage"";
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WAKING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: O to break loose, like the chinook
Last Line: In our monotonous sublime
Subject(s): Sabbath; Waking; God


WAKING IN THE BLUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The night attendant, a b. U. Sophomore
Variant Title(s): Life Studies: Waking In The Blue
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Insanity; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Madness; Mental Illness


WATCHMAKER'S GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Say life is the one-way trip, the one-way flight
Subject(s): God


WATER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: It was a maine lobster town
Subject(s): Maine (State); Sea; Ocean


WORDS FOR HART CRANE    Poem Text    
First Line: When the pulitzers showered on some dope
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932); Poetry & Poets



Lowell, Robert Traill Spence    Poet's Biography
5 poems available by this author


CHRIST IS HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Carol, christians! Christ is here
Last Line: Who love others, they love him.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


LOVE DISPOSED OF    Poem Text    
First Line: Here goes love! Now cut him clear
Last Line: Now that he is gone.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


THE AFTER-COMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those earlier men that owned our earth
Last Line: In canvas, stone, or written pages.


THE BRAVE OLD SHIP, THE ORIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Woe for the brave ship orient!
Last Line: Such a ship as nevermore will be.


THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW (SEPTEMBER 25, 1857)    Poem Text    
First Line: O, that last day in lucknow fort!
Last Line: As the pipes played auld lang syne
Subject(s): Lucknow, India; War