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Lowell, Robert: For Sale

Portre of Lowell, Robert

For Sale (English)

Poor sheepish plaything,

organized with prodigal animosity,

lived in just a year—

my Father’s cottage at Beverly Farms

was on the market the month he died.

Empty, open, intimate,

its town-house furniture

had an on tiptoe air

of waiting for the mover

on the heels of the undertaker.

Ready, afraid

of living alone till eighty,

Mother mooned in a window,

as if she had stayed on a train

one stop past her destination.

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Source of the quotationThe Collected Poems of Robert Lowell