Robert Lowell Light Poems

  • 1.
    (I.R.A. Bombing)

    The British Army now carries two rifles,
    one with rubber rabbit-pellets for children,
  • 2.
    Those blessèd structures, plot and rhyme--
    why are they no help to me now
    I want to make
    something imagined, not recalled?
  • 3.
    Let man have dominion over the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the air
    and the beasts and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.

  • 4.
    September twenty-second, Sir: today
    I answer. In the latter part of May,
    Hard on our Lordâ??s Ascension, it began
    To be more sensible. A gentleman
  • 5.
    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,
  • 6.
    My old flame, my wife!
    Remember our lists of birds?
    One morning last summer, I drove
    by our house in Maine. It was still
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The Three Bares
 by Robert Service

Ma tried to wash her garden slacks but couldn't get 'em clean
And so she thought she'd soak 'em in a bucket o' benzine.
It worked all right. She wrung 'em out then wondered what she'd do
With all that bucket load of high explosive residue.
She knew that it was dangerous to scatter it around,
For Grandpa liked to throw his lighted matches on the ground.
Somehow she didn't dare to pour it down the kitchen sink,
And what the heck to do with it, poor Ma jest couldn't think.

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