James Marcus Schuyler
James Marcus Schuyler Poems
- October Books litter the bed, leaves the lawn. It lightly ...
- Korean Mums beside me in this garden are huge and ...
- Faure's Second Piano Quartet On a day like this the rain ...
- Salute Past is past, and if one remembers what one meant to...
- Closed Gentian Distances A nothing day full of wild beauty ...
- Sunday The mint bed is in bloom: lavender haze day. The ...
- April The morning sky is clouding up and what is that ...
James Marcus Schuyler was an American poet whose awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection The Morning of the Poem. He was a central figure in the New York School and is often associated with fellow New York School poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and Barbara Guest.
Life and death
James Marcus Schuyler was the son of Marcus Schuyler (a reporter) and Margaret Daisy Connor Schuyler.
A native of Chicago, he attended Bethany College (West Virginia) from 1941 to 1943. In recollection of his times at Bethany College, Schuyler said in an interview published in the spring of 1992, that he did not excel, "I just played ... more »
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Books litter the bed,
leaves the lawn. It
lightly rains. Fall has
come: unpatterned, in
the shedding leaves.
The maples ripen. Apples
come home crisp in bags.
This pear tastes good.
It rains lightly on the
random leaf patterns.
The nimbus is spread
above our island. Rain
lightly patters on un-
shed leaves. The books
of fall litter the bed.