Delmore Schwartz

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

Delmore Schwartz Quotes

    America, America!

    I am a poet of the Hudson River and the heights above it,
    the lights, the stars, and the bridges
    I am also by self-appointment the laureate of the Atlantic
    -of the peoples' hearts, crossing it
    to new America.

    I am burdened with the truck and chimera, hope,
    acquired in the sweating sick-excited passage
    in steerage, strange and estranged

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