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Robert Lowell - History

History has to live with what was here,
clutching and close to fumbling all we had--
it is so dull and gruesome how we die,
unlike writing, life never finishes.
Abel was finished; death is not remote,
a flash-in-the-pan electrifies the skeptic,
his cows crowding like skulls against high-voltage wire,
his baby crying all night like a new machine.
As in our Bibles, white-faced, predatory,
the beautiful, mist-drunken hunter's moon ascends--
a child could give it a face: two holes, two holes,
my eyes, my mouth, between them a skull's no-nose--
O there's a terrifying innocence in my face
drenched with the silver salvage of the mornfrost.

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Poet: Robert Lowell
Poem: History
Volume: Selected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1976
Poem of the Day: Apr 22 2006

Comment 14 of 14, added on July 6th, 2016 at 12:14 AM.
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zEDH9t You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren at afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

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