John Berryman Poems
|41.||Dream Song 61: Full Moon. Our Narragansett Gales Subside||1/13/2003|
|42.||Dream Song 68: I Heard, Could Be, A Hey There From The Wing||1/13/2003|
|43.||Dream Song 58: Industrious, Affable, Having Brain On Fire||1/13/2003|
|44.||Dream Song 98: I Met A Junior--Not So Junior--And||1/13/2003|
|45.||Dream Song 54: 'No Visitors' I Thumb The Roller To||1/13/2003|
|46.||Dream Song 122: He Published His Girl's Bottom In Staid Pages||1/13/2003|
|47.||Dream Song 128: A Hemorrhage Of His Left Ear Of Good Friday||1/13/2003|
|48.||Dream Song 52: Silent Song||1/13/2003|
|49.||Dream Song 123: Daples My Floor The Eastern Sun, My House Faces North||1/13/2003|
|50.||Dream Song 42: O Journeyer, Deaf In The Mould, Insane||1/13/2003|
|51.||Dream Song 56: Hell Is Empty. O That Has Come To Pass||1/13/2003|
|52.||Dream Song 119: Fresh-Shaven, Past Months & A Picture In New York||1/1/2004|
|53.||Dream Song 57: In A State Of Chortle Sin--Once He Reflected||1/13/2003|
|54.||Dream Song 172||1/3/2003|
|55.||Dream Song 134: Sick At 6 & Sick Again At 9||1/1/2004|
|56.||Dream Song 9: Deprived Of His Enemy, Shrugged To A Standstill||1/13/2003|
|57.||Filling Her Compact & Delicious Body||1/3/2003|
|58.||Dream Song 134: Sick At 6 &Amp; Sick Again At 9||1/13/2003|
|59.||Dream Song 92: Room 231: The Fourth Week||1/13/2003|
|60.||Dream Song 136: While His Wife Earned The Living, Rabbi Henry||1/13/2003|
|61.||Dream Song 324: An Elegy For W.C.W., The Lovely Man||1/13/2003|
|62.||Dream Song 50: In A Motion Of Night They Massed Nearer My Post||1/13/2003|
|63.||Dream Song 8: The Weather Was Fine. They Took Away His Teeth||1/13/2003|
|64.||Dream Song 32: And Where, Friend Quo, Lay You Hiding||1/13/2003|
|65.||Dream Song 132: A Small Dream||1/13/2003|
|66.||Dream Song 130: When I Saw My Friend Covered With Blood, I Thought||1/13/2003|
|67.||Dream Song 39: Goodbye, Sir, &Amp; Fare Well. You'Re In The Clear||1/13/2003|
|68.||Dream Song 7: 'The Prisoner Of Shark Island' With Paul Muni||1/13/2003|
|69.||Dream Song 96: Under The Table, No. That Last Was Stunning||1/13/2003|
|70.||Dream Song 125: Bards Freezing, Naked, Up To The Neck In Water||1/13/2003|
|71.||Dream Song 73: Karensui, Ryoan-Ji||1/13/2003|
|72.||Dream Song 97: Henry Of Donnybrook Bred Like A Pig||1/13/2003|
|73.||Dream Song 65: A Freaking Ankle Crabbed His Blissful Trips||1/13/2003|
|74.||Dream Song 99: Temples||1/13/2003|
|75.||Dream Song 172: Your Face Broods||1/13/2003|
|76.||Dream Song 95: The Surly Cop Looked Out At Me In Sleep||1/13/2003|
|77.||Dream Song 131: Come Touch Me Baby In His Waking Dream||1/13/2003|
|78.||Dream Song 35: Mla||1/13/2003|
|79.||Dream Song 67: I Don'T Operate Often. When I Do||1/13/2003|
|80.||Dream Song 74: Henry Hates The World. What The World To Henry||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,