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'waking in the blue' is a poem by robert lowell that was published in his book life studies and is a striking, early example of confessional poetry of the handful of poems from life studies in which lowell explored his struggles with mental illness, though he doesn't discuss the exact nature of his mental illness in the poem,.
(this is the house for the “mentally ill”) what use is my sense of humor i grin at stanley, now sunk in his sixties, once a harvard all-american fullback, (if such.
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