Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
March 5th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 285,056 comments.
Edwin Arlington Robinson - Partnership

Yes, you have it; I can see. 
Beautiful?… Dear, look at me! 
Look and let my shame confess 
Triumph after weariness. 
Beautiful? Ah, yes.

Lift it where the beams are bright; 
Hold it where the western light, 
Shining in above my bed, 
Throws a glory on your head. 
Now it is all said.

All there was for me to say 
From the first until to-day. 
Long denied and long deferred, 
Now I say it in one word— 
Now; and you have heard.

Life would have its way with us, 
And I’ve called it glorious: 
For I know the glory now 
And I read it on your brow. 
You have shown me how.

I can feel your cheeks all wet, 
But your eyes will not forget: 
In the frown you cannot hide 
I can read where faith and pride 
Are not satisfied.

But the word was, two should live: 
Two should suffer—and forgive: 
By the steep and weary way, 
For the glory of the clay, 
Two should have their day.

We have toiled and we have wept 
For the gift the gods have kept: 
Clashing and unreconciled 
When we might as well have smiled, 
We have played the child.

But the clashing is all past, 
And the gift is yours at last. 
Lift it—hold it high again!… 
Did I doubt you now and then? 
Well, we are not men.

Never mind; we know the way,— 
And I do not need to stay. 
Let us have it well confessed: 
You to triumph, I to rest. 
That will be the best. 

Share |

Added: Jun 3 2005 | Viewed: 2165 times | Comments and analysis of Partnership by Edwin Arlington Robinson Comments (15)

Partnership - Comments and Information

Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Partnership
Year: Published/Written in 1794
Poem of the Day: Feb 23 2012

Comment 15 of 15, added on February 5th, 2015 at 8:58 AM.
hvLgvPPoXwRDIOK

6JJquD Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!

awesome seo from Romania
Comment 14 of 15, added on January 15th, 2015 at 10:08 PM.
qIBQSPByRDv

HKi3f8 You made some decent points there. I seemed on the internet for the issue and located most people will go together with with your website.

crorkz from Algeria
Comment 13 of 15, added on January 15th, 2015 at 9:46 PM.
PZtcJMqZpOC

b8iwux You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

crorkz mattz from Philippines

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Partnership, has received 15 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Robinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links