Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

Robert Creeley Poems

41. The Sentence 4/19/2010
42. The Warning 1/13/2003
43. The Way 1/13/2003
44. The Window 4/19/2010
45. The World 4/19/2010
46. Water Music 1/13/2003
47. Yesterdays 4/19/2010
48. Zero 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Robert Creeley

The Rain

All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quite, persistent rain.

What am I to myself
that must be remembered,
insisted upon
so often? Is it

that never the ease,
even the hardness,
of rain falling
will have for me

something other than this,
something not so insistent--
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out

of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-
lust of intentional indifference.
Be wet
with a decent ...

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The Warning

For love-I would
split open your head and put
a candle in
behind the eyes.

Love is dead in us
if we forget
the virtues of an amulet
and quick surprise.

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