John Berryman Poems
|3.||Dream Song 83: Op. Posth. No. 6||1/13/2003|
|4.||Dream Song 87: Op. Posth. No. 10||1/13/2003|
|5.||Dream Song 135: I Heard Said 'Cats That Walk By Their Wild Lone'||1/13/2003|
|6.||Dream Song 78: Op. Posth. No. 1||1/13/2003|
|7.||Dream Song 82: Op. Posth. No. 5||1/13/2003|
|8.||Dream Song 89: Op. Posth. No. 12||1/13/2003|
|9.||Dream Song 15: Let Us Suppose, Valleys &Amp; Such Ago||1/13/2003|
|10.||Dream Song 93: General Fatigue Stalked In, & A Major-General||1/1/2004|
|11.||Dream Song 171: Go, Ill-Sped Book, And Whisper To Her Or||1/13/2003|
|12.||Dream Song 176||1/3/2003|
|13.||Go, Ill-Sped Book||1/3/2003|
|14.||Dream Song 93: General Fatigue Stalked In, &Amp; A Major-General||1/13/2003|
|15.||Dream Song 91: Op. Posth. No. 14||1/13/2003|
|16.||Dream Song 85: Op. Posth. No. 8||1/13/2003|
|17.||Dream Song 86: Op. Posth. No. 9||1/13/2003|
|18.||Dream Song 88: Op. Posth. No. 11||1/13/2003|
|19.||Dream Song 265: I Don'T Know One Damned Butterfly From Another||1/13/2003|
|20.||Sonnet 115 - All We Were Going Strong Last Night This Time||1/13/2003|
|21.||Dream Song 81: Op. Posth. No. 4||1/13/2003|
|22.||Dream Song 94: Ill Lay He Long, Upon This Last Return||1/13/2003|
|23.||Our Sunday Morning When Dawn-Priests Were Applying||1/3/2003|
|24.||Dream Song 176: All That Hair Flashing Over||1/13/2003|
|25.||Dream Song 80: Op. Posth. No. 3||1/13/2003|
|26.||Sonnet 117 - All We Were Going Strong||1/13/2003|
|27.||Dream Song 90: Op. Posth. No. 13||1/13/2003|
|28.||Dream Song 79: Op. Posth. No. 2||1/13/2003|
|29.||Dream Song 124: Behold I Bring You Tidings Of Great Joy||1/13/2003|
|30.||Sonnet 104 - A Spot Of Poontang On A Five-Foot Piece||1/13/2003|
|31.||Dream Song 126: A Thurn||1/13/2003|
|32.||Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, Con Guítar||1/1/2004|
|33.||Dream Song 119: Fresh-Shaven, Past Months &Amp; A Picture In New York||1/13/2003|
|34.||Dream Song 72: The Elder Presences||1/13/2003|
|35.||Dream Song 71: Spellbound Held Subtle Henry All His Four||1/13/2003|
|36.||Dream Song 66: 'All Virtues Enter Into This World:')||1/13/2003|
|37.||Dream Song 133: As He Grew Famous&Mdash;Ah, But What Is Fame?||1/13/2003|
|38.||Dream Song 44: Tell It To The Forest Fire, Tell It To The Moon||1/13/2003|
|39.||Dream Song 48: He Yelled At Me In Greek||1/13/2003|
|40.||Dream Song 59: Henry's Meditation In The Kremlin||1/13/2003|
Comments about John Berryman
Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry Hid The Day
Huffy Henry hid the day,
unappeasable Henry sulked.
I see his point,—a trying to put things over.
It was the thought that they thought
they could do it made Henry wicked & away.
But he should have come out and talked.
All the world like a woolen lover
once did seem on Henry's side.
Then came a departure.
Thereafter nothing fell out as it might or ought.
I don't see how Henry, pried
open for all the world to see, survived.
What he has now to say is a long
wonder the world can bear & be.
Once in a sycamore I was glad
all at ...
The Ball Poem
What is the boy now, who has lost his ball,
What, what is he to do? I saw it go
Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then
Merrily over--there it is in the water!
No use to say 'O there are other balls':
An ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy
As he stands rigid, trembling, staring down
All his young days into the harbour where
His ball went. I would not intrude on him,