Edwin Arlington Robinson

Here you will find the Poem Job the Rejected of poet Edwin Arlington Robinson

Job the Rejected

They met, and overwhelming her distrust 
With penitence, he praised away her fear; 
They married, and Job gave him half a year 
To wreck the temple, as we knew he must. 
He fumbled hungrily to readjust
A fallen altar, but the road was clear 
By which it was her will to disappear 
That evening when Job found him in the dust. 

Job would have deprecated such a way 
Of heaving fuel on a sacred fire,
Yet even the while we saw it going out, 
Hardly was Job to find his hour to shout; 
And Job was not, so far as we could say, 
The confirmation of her soul?s desire.