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Robert Lowell

“Pity the planet, all joy gone
from this sweet volcanic cone;
peace to our children when they fall
in small war on the heel of small
war--until the end of time
to police the earth, a ghost
orbiting forever lost
in our monotonous sublime”

Robert Lowell, Near the Ocean: Poems
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Near the Ocean: Poems Near the Ocean: Poems by Robert Lowell
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