Charles Reznikoff Poems
- Te Deum Not because of victories I sing, having none, but ...
- Depression So proudly she came into the subway car ...
- The English In Virginia, April... They landed and could ...
- [his Father Carved Umbrella Ha... His father carved ...
- A Son with a Future When he was four years old, he stood at ...
- Romance The troopers are riding, are riding by the troopers ...
- Meditations on the Fall and Wi...
Charles Reznikoff (August 31, 1894 – January 22, 1976) was the poet for whom the term Objectivist was first coined. When asked by Harriet Munroe to provide an introduction to what became known as the Objectivist issue of Poetry, Louis Zukofsky provided his essay Sincerity and Objectification: With Special Reference to the Work of Charles Reznikoff. This established the name of the loose-knit group... more »
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Not because of victories
but for the common sunshine,
the largess of the spring.
Not for victory
but for the day's work done
as well as I was able;
not for a seat upon the dais
but at the common table.