George Oppen Poems

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1.
Who Shall Doubt

consciousness

in itself
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2.
Song, The Winds Of Downhill

‘out of poverty
to begin

again' impoverished
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3.
If It All Went Up In Smoke

that smoke
would remain

the forever
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4.
Of Being Numerous

‘Whether, as the intensity of seeing increases, one’s distance from Them, the people, does not also increase’
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5.
Psalm

In the small beauty of the forest
The wild deer bedding down—
That they are there!
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6.
Image Of The Engine

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Likely as not a ruined head gasket
Spitting at every power stroke, if not a crank shaft
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7.
Time Of The Missile

I remember a square of New York’s Hudson River glinting between warehouses.
Difficult to approach the water below the pier
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8.
Myth Of The Blaze

night—sky bird’s world
to know to know in my life to know
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9.
Town, A Town ...

Town, a town,
But location
Over which the sun as it comes to it;
Which cools, houses and lamp-posts, ...
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10.
And Their Winter And Night In Disguise

The sea and a crescent strip of beach
Show between the service station and a deserted shack
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