George Oppen

United States
George Oppen
United States

Poems

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1.
Who Shall Doubt
consciousness

in itself
...
2.
Song, The Winds Of Downhill
‘out of poverty
to begin

again' impoverished
...
3.
Psalm
In the small beauty of the forest
The wild deer bedding down—
That they are there!
...
4.
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
...
5.
Of Being Numerous
‘Whether, as the intensity of seeing increases, one’s distance from Them, the people, does not also increase’
...
6.
Town, A Town ...
Town, a town,
But location
Over which the sun as it comes to it;
Which cools, houses and lamp-posts, ...
...
7.
If It All Went Up In Smoke
that smoke
would remain

the forever
...
8.
Image Of The Engine
1

Likely as not a ruined head gasket
Spitting at every power stroke, if not a crank shaft
...
9.
Populist
I dreamed myself of their people, I am of their people,
I thought they watched me that I watched them
that they
...
10.
Vulcan
The householder issuing to the street
Is adrift a moment in that ice stiff
Exterior. ‘Peninsula
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