Archibald Macleish Sun Poems

  • 1.
    Sun smudge on
    the smoky water

  • 2.
    To R. L.

    NEITHER her voice, her name,
    Eyes, quietness neither,
  • 3.
    This poem is for my wife.
    I have made it plainly and honestly:
    The mark is on it
    Like the burl on the knife.
  • 4.
    I speak this poem now with grave and level voice
    In praise of autumn, of the far-horn-winding fall.

    I praise the flower-barren fields, the clouds, the tall
  • 5.
    WE HAVE loved each other in this time twenty years
    And with such love as few men have in them even for
    One or for the marriage month or the hearing of
    Three nights' carts in the street but it will leave them:
  • 6.
    for Learned and Augustus Hand

    You, my friends, and you strangers, all of you,
    Stand with me a little by the walls
  • 7.
    THE praisers of women in their proud and beautiful poems
    Naming the grave mouth and the hair and the eyes
    Boasted those they loved should be forever remembered
    These were lies
  • 8.
    for Ernest Hemingway

    HEAP we these coppered hulls
    With headed poppies
  • 9.
    And here face down beneath the sun
    And here upon earth's noonward height
    To feel the always coming on
    The always rising of the night
Total 9 Sun Poems by Archibald Macleish

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