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Home After Five Months Away

Georgia’s idea of home

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/home-after-three-months-away

My title is taken from Robert Lowell’s poem, Home After Three Months Away in which he observes his toddler daughter and himself after his stay in a psychiatric hospital. 658 more words

Family

Tuesday Poetry: Lowell's "Home After Three Months Away"

“Home After Three Months Away”

Gone now the baby’s nurse,
a lioness who ruled the roost
and made the Mother cry.
She used to tie
gobbets of porkrind in bowknots of gauze--
three months they hung like soggy toast
on our eight foot magnolia tree,
and helped the English sparrows
weather a Boston winter. 174 more words
Poetry

Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath

Today is the 82nd birthday of Sylvia Plath.  I have a handful of favorite poems that became my favorites because they perfectly encapsulated a feeling I was experiencing at the time in my life when I first read them.  754 more words

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"To Speak of Woe That is in Marriage" 1959 Robert Lowell

“Oh the monotonous meanness of his lust”

“Each night now I tie/ ten dollars and his car key to my thigh…./ Gored by his climacteric of his want./ he stalls above me like an elephant”

American

James Dickey and Me

Intro

Like hundreds of other po-dunk wannabe poets, I took James Dickey’s verse seminar course when he was poet-in-residence at the University of South Carolina. That semester — the Fall of ’76 – ended up being a significant one for Dickey, who in the course of its 15 weeks became a widower and a bridegroom. 1,588 more words

Poetry

Poem: For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell

Relinquunt Ommia Servare Rem Publicam.

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. 408 more words

Inugami

Confessions : 10

01. It has been many winters since my last confession.

02. Yesterday, I jogged three miles west of the village.

03. In the rain. And wind. 85 more words

Field Notes