‘Man And Wife’ by Robert Lowell

‘Man And Wife’

by Robert Lowell100_2533-1

“Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother’s bed;
the rising sun in war paint dyes us red;
in broad daylight her gilded bed-posts shine,
abandoned, almost Dionysian.
At last the trees are green on Marlborough Street,
blossoms on our magnolia ignite
the morning with their murderous five days’ white…”

You can read the complete poem here. Robert Lowell was born on this day in 1917, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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