John Berryman

(25 October 1914 - 7 January 1972 / McAlester, Oklahoma)

John Berryman Poems

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81. Dream Song 6: A Capital At Wells 1/13/2003
82. Dream Song 60: Afters Eight Years, Be Less Dan Eight Percent 1/13/2003
83. Dream Song 21: Some Good People, Daring &Amp; Subtle Voices 1/13/2003
84. Dream Song 129: Thin As A Sheet His Mother Came To Him 1/13/2003
85. Dream Song 16: Henry's Pelt Was Put On Sundry Walls 1/13/2003
86. Dream Song 17: Muttered Henry:&Mdash;Lord Of Matter, Thus 1/13/2003
87. Dream Song 3: A Stimulant For An Old Beast 1/13/2003
88. Dream Song 38: The Russian Grin Bellows His Condolence 1/13/2003
89. Dream Song 75: Turning It Over, Considering 1/13/2003
90. Dream Song 53: He Lay In The Middle Of The World, And Twicht 1/13/2003
91. Dream Song 324: An Elegy For W. C. W., The Lovely Man 1/20/2003
92. Dream Song 40: I'M Scared A Lonely. Never See My Son 1/13/2003
93. Dream Song 15: Let Us Suppose, Valleys & Such Ago 1/1/2004
94. Dream Song 121: Grief Is Fatiguing. He Is Out Of It 1/13/2003
95. Dream Song 30: Collating Bones: I Would Have Liked To Do 1/13/2003
96. Dream Song 224: Lonely In His Great Age 1/13/2003
97. Dream Song 62: That Dark Brown Rabbit, Lightness In His Ears 1/13/2003
98. Dream Song 41: If We Sang In The Wood (And Death Is A German Expert) 1/13/2003
99. Dream Song 37: Three Around The Old Gentleman 1/13/2003
100. Dream Song 55: Peter's Not Friendly. He Gives Me Sideways Looks 1/13/2003
101. Dream Song 20: The Secret Of The Wisdom 1/13/2003
102. Dream Song 84: Op. Posth. No. 7 1/13/2003
103. Dream Song 69: Love Her He Doesn'T But The Thought He Puts 1/13/2003
104. Dream Song 45: He Stared At Ruin. Ruin Stared Straight Back 1/13/2003
105. Dream Song 33: An Apple Arc'D Toward Kleitos; Whose Great King 1/13/2003
106. Dream Song 51: Our Wounds To Time, From All The Other Times 1/13/2003
107. Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, Con GuÍTar 1/13/2003
108. Dream Song 77: Seedy Henry Rose Up Shy 1/13/2003
109. Dream Song 70: Disengaged, Bloody, Henry Rose From The Shell 1/13/2003
110. Dream Song 127: Again, His Friend's Death Made The Man Sit Still 1/13/2003
111. Dream Song 43: 'Oyez, Oyez!' The Man Who Did Not Deliver 1/13/2003
112. Dream Song 34: My Mother Has Your Shotgun. One Man, Wide 1/13/2003
113. Dream Song 149 1/20/2003
114. Dream Song 18: A Strut For Roethke 1/13/2003
115. Dream Song 25: Henry, Edged, Decidedly, Made Up Stories 1/13/2003
116. Dream Song 24: Oh Servant Henry Lectured Till 1/13/2003
117. Dream Song 120: Foes I Sniff, When I Have Less To Shout 1/13/2003
118. Dream Song 5: Henry Sats In De Bar &Amp; Was Odd 1/13/2003
119. Dream Song 76: Henry's Confession 1/13/2003
120. Dream Song 26: The Glories Of The World Struck Me 1/13/2003

Comments about John Berryman

  • Strange Keith (2/24/2018 12:30:00 PM)

    This guy Berryman makes my itch.

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  • Christopher Amati (9/4/2014 5:37:00 PM)

    I am reading Dream Songs. I cant really like this poetry. I like Lowell so much, I thought I could eventually like Berryman, but no. Lowell is sculptural, so dramatic and so inventive. Berryman just seems kind of...whiny

  • Kenneth Belknap (4/1/2011 10:37:00 PM)

    Came here just to find some of the Dream Songs. Are there lots of poets who are unreadable on this sight?

  • Aj Pinquot (6/27/2010 7:48:00 PM)

    Is there any way to actually, you know, read the effing poems?

  • Ravi Avasthi (8/30/2009 11:27:00 AM)

    too early to comment, just opened my account

Best Poem of 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 ...

Read the full of Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry Hid The Day

Dream Song 106: 28 July

28 July

Calmly, while sat up friendlies & made noise
delight fuller than he can ready sing
or studiously say,
on hearing that the year had swung to pause
and culminated in an abundant thing,
came his Lady's birthday.

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