Delmore Schwartz

(8 December 1913 - 11 July 1966 / Brooklyn / New York / United States)

Delmore Schwartz Poems

1. Narcissus 4/16/2010
2. The True-Blue American 4/16/2010
3. The Ballet Of The Fifth Year 1/13/2003
4. The Ballad Of The Children Of The Czar 1/13/2003
5. Prothalamion 1/13/2003
6. News Of The Gold World Of May 1/13/2003
7. The Foggy, Foggy Blue 4/16/2010
8. Poem (Remember Midsummer: The Fragrance Of Box) 1/13/2003
9. Socrates Ghost Must Haunt Me Now 1/13/2003
10. Someone Is Harshly Coughing As Before 1/13/2003
11. Words For A Trumpet Chorale Celebrating The Autumn 1/13/2003
12. The First Night Of Fall And Falling Rain 1/13/2003
13. Poem (Faithful To Your Commands, O Consciousness) 1/13/2003
14. Saint, Revolutionist 1/13/2003
15. Two Lyrics From Kilroy's Carnival: A Masque 1/13/2003
16. To Helen 1/13/2003
17. Parlez-Vous Francais? 1/13/2003
18. Sonnet: The Ghosts Of James And Peirce In Harvard Yard 1/13/2003
19. Philology Recapitulates Ontology, Poetry Is Ontology 1/13/2003
20. The Journey Of A Poem Compared To All The Sad Variety Of Travel 1/13/2003
21. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1/13/2003
22. Spiders 1/13/2003
23. Poem (You, My Photographer, You, Most Aware) 1/13/2003
24. Sonnet Suggested By Homer, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Vakzy, James Joyce, Et Al. 1/13/2003
25. The Beautiful American Word, Sure 1/13/2003
26. Occasional Poems 1/13/2003
27. Tired And Unhappy, You Think Of Houses 1/13/2003
28. The Poet 1/13/2003
29. Late Autumn In Venice 1/13/2003
30. Out Of The Watercolored Window, When You Look 1/13/2003
31. The Sin Of Hamlet 1/13/2003
32. What Curious Dresses All Men Wear 1/13/2003
33. Archaic Bust Of Apollo 1/13/2003
34. Father And Son 4/16/2010
35. What Is To Be Given 1/13/2003
36. Sonnet: O City, City 1/13/2003
37. The Greatest Thing In North America 1/13/2003
38. Faust In Old Age 1/13/2003
39. Poem (Old Man In The Crystal Morning After Snow) 1/13/2003
40. Yeats Died Saturday In France 1/13/2003

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Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day

Calmly we walk through this April's day,
Metropolitan poetry here and there,
In the park sit pauper and rentier,
The screaming children, the motor-car
Fugitive about us, running away,
Between the worker and the millionaire
Number provides all distances,
It is Nineteen Thirty-Seven now,
Many great dears are taken away,
What will become of you and me
(This is the school in which we learn...)
Besides the photo and the memory?
(...that time is the fire in which we burn.)

(This is the school in which we learn...)
What is the self amid this ...

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Parlez-Vous Francais?

Caesar, the amplifier voice, announces
Crime and reparation. In the barber shop
Recumbent men attend, while absently
The barber doffs the naked face with cream.
Caesar proposes, Caesar promises
Pride, justice, and the sun
Brilliant and strong on everyone,
Speeding one hundred miles an hour across the land:
Caesar declares the will. The barber firmly

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