n American poet. He was one of the founders and the primary theorist of the Objectivist group of poets and thus an important influence on subsequent generations of poets in America and abroad. more »
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Louis Zukofsky Poems
Mantis! praying mantis! since your wings’ leaves And your terrified eyes, pins, bright, black and poor Beg-”look, take it up” (thoughts’ torsion) ! “save it! ” I who can’t bear to look, cannot touch, -You-
A Song For The Year’s End
1 Daughter of music and her sweet son
Snows' night's winds on the window rattling Would seem to leap out of the bed-spring What prevents a feat like that occurring
'The Immediate Aim'
Other than propaganda- a police dog sniffs one; a German police dog not responsible for Nazism?
Memory of V. I. Ulianov
Immemorial, And after us Immemorial, O white
THE LAWS CAN SAY emfor/em P.Z.
We may not always rate An Idaho potato A satisfying meal Holds more than broken Plato.
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
Mantis! praying mantis! since your wings’ leaves
And your terrified eyes, pins, bright, black and poor
Beg-”look, take it up” (thoughts’ torsion) ! “save it! ”
I who can’t bear to look, cannot touch, -You-
You can-but no one sees you steadying lost
In the cars’ drafts on the lit subway stone.
Praying mantis, what wind-up brought you, stone
On which you sometimes prop, prey among leaves
(Is it love’s food your raised stomach prays?) , lost
Here, stone holds only seats on which the poor
Ride, who rising from the news may trample you -
The shop’s crowds a jam ...