Ted Berrigan

(15 November 1934 – 4 July 1983 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Ted Berrigan Poems

1. To Southhampton 2/9/2012
2. New Personal Poem 10/29/2015
3. Remembered Poem 4/20/2010
4. In The Wheel 4/20/2010
5. It's Important 4/20/2010
6. Little Travelogue 4/20/2010
7. Ophelia 4/20/2010
8. Today's News 2/9/2012
9. Sunday Morning 2/9/2012
10. 10 Things I Do Every Day 4/20/2010
11. Personal Poem #9 2/9/2012
12. Buddha On The Bounty 4/20/2010
13. Sonnet #13 4/20/2010
14. Things To Do On Speed 2/9/2012
15. Red Shift 4/20/2010
16. Easter Monday [excerpt] 2/9/2012
17. Wrong Train 2/9/2012
18. Things To Do In New York (City) 2/9/2012
19. Sonnet #15 4/20/2010
20. 3 Pages 2/9/2012
21. Chinese Nightingale 4/20/2010
22. Last Poem 4/20/2010
23. Frank O'Hara 2/9/2012
24. A Certain Slant Of Sunlight 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Ted Berrigan

A Certain Slant Of Sunlight

In Africa the wine is cheap, and it is
on St. Mark's Place too, beneath a white moon.
I'll go there tomorrow, dark bulk hooded
against what is hurled down at me in my no hat
which is weather: the tall pretty girl in the print dress
under the fur collar of her cloth coat will be standing
by the wire fence where the wild flowers grow not too tall
her eyes will be deep brown and her hair styled 1941 American
will be too; but
I'll be shattered by then
But now I'm not and can also picture white clouds
impossibly high in blue sky over small boy heartbroken
to be ...

Read the full of A Certain Slant Of Sunlight

Buddha On The Bounty

for Merrill Gilfillan

'A little loving can solve a lot of things'
She locates two spatial equivalents in
The same time continuum. 'You are lovely. I
am lame.' 'Now it's me.' 'If a man is in
Solitude, the world is translated, my world
& wings sprout from the shoulders of 'The Slave''
Yeah. I like the fiery butterfly puzzles

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