Kenneth Rexroth

(December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982 / South Bend, Indiana)

Kenneth Rexroth Poems

1. Confusion of the Senses 7/7/2015
2. Sottoportico San Zaccaria 4/7/2010
3. Toward An Organic Philosophy 4/7/2010
4. The Wheel Revolves 4/7/2010
5. Rogation Days 4/7/2010
6. Vitamins And Roughage 4/7/2010
7. Climbing Milestone Mountain, August 22, 1937 4/7/2010
8. On What Planet 12/22/2011
9. Doubled Mirrors 12/22/2011
10. Yin And Yang 4/7/2010
11. Runaway 4/7/2010
12. A Lesson In Geography 4/7/2010
13. Delia Rexroth 12/22/2011
14. Proust’s Madeleine 4/7/2010
15. Hojoki 4/7/2010
16. Lyell’s Hypothesis Again 4/7/2010
17. Falling Leaves And Early Snow 12/22/2011
18. Discrimination 4/7/2010
19. Between Two Wars 12/22/2011
20. Confusion 4/7/2010
21. Thou Shalt Not Kill 4/7/2010
22. The Bad Old Days 4/7/2010
23. Floating 4/7/2010
24. Gic To Har 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Kenneth Rexroth

Gic To Har

It is late at night, cold and damp
The air is filled with tobacco smoke.
My brain is worried and tired.
I pick up the encyclopedia,
The volume GIC to HAR,
It seems I have read everything in it,
So many other nights like this.
I sit staring empty-headed at the article Grosbeak,
Listening to the long rattle and pound
Of freight cars and switch engines in the distance.
Suddenly I remember
Coming home from swimming
In Ten Mile Creek,
Over the long moraine in the early summer evening,
My hair wet, smelling of waterweeds and mud.
I remember a sycamore in ...

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I pass your home in a slow vermilion dawn,
The blinds are drawn, and the windows are open.
The soft breeze from the lake
Is like your breath upon my cheek.
All day long I walk in the intermittent rainfall.
I pick a vermilion tulip in the deserted park,
Bright raindrops cling to its petals.
At five o'clock it is a lonely color in the city.
I pass your home in a rainy evening,

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