John Berryman

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

John Berryman Poems

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121. Keep Your Eyes Open When You Kiss 1/3/2003
122. Dream Song 63: Bats Have No Bankers And They Do Not Drink 1/13/2003
123. Dream Song 64: Supreme My Holdings, Greater Yet My Need 1/13/2003
124. Dream Song 27: The Greens Of The Ganges Delta Foliate 1/13/2003
125. Dream Song 117: Disturbed, When Henry's Love Returned With A Hubby 1/13/2003
126. Dream Song 13: God Bless Henry 1/13/2003
127. Dream Song 23: The Lay Of Ike 1/13/2003
128. Dream Song 118: He Wondered: Do I Love? All This Applause 1/13/2003
129. Dream Song 47: April Fool's Day, Or, St Mary Of Egypt 1/13/2003
130. Dream Song 75: Turning It Over, Considering 1/13/2003
131. Dream Song 2: Big Buttons, Cornets: The Advance 1/13/2003
132. Winter Landscape 1/1/2004
133. Dream Song 36: The High Ones Die, Die. They Die 1/13/2003
134. Dream Song 28: Snow Line 1/13/2003
135. The Curse 1/3/2003
136. Dream Song 115: Her Properties, Like Her Of Course &Amp; Frisky &Amp; New 1/13/2003
137. Dream Song 104: Welcome, Grinned Henry, Welcome, Fifty-One! 1/13/2003
138. Dream Song 107: Three 'Coons Come At His Garbage. He Be Cross 1/13/2003
139. Dream Song 114: Henry In Trouble Whirped Out Lonely Whines 1/13/2003
140. Dream Song 4: Filling Her Compact &Amp; Delicious Body 1/13/2003
141. Dream Song 102: The Sunburnt Terraces Which Swans Make Home 1/13/2003
142. Dream Song 116: Through The Forest, Followed, Henry Made His Silky Way 1/13/2003
143. Dream Song 101: A Shallow Lake, With Many Waterbirds 1/13/2003
144. Dream Song 11: His Mother Goes. The Mother Comes &Amp; Goes. 1/13/2003
145. Dream Song 103: I Consider A Song Will Be As Humming-Bird 1/13/2003
146. Dream Song 112: My Framework Is Broken, I Am Coming To An End 1/13/2003
147. Dream Song 110: It Was The Blue &Amp; Plain Ones. I Forget All That 1/13/2003
148. Dream Song 111: I Miss Him. When I Get Back To Camp 1/13/2003
149. Dream Song 100: How This Woman Came By The Courage 1/13/2003
150. Dream Song 105: As A Kid I Believed In Democracy: I 1/13/2003
151. Dream Song 106: 28 July 1/13/2003
152. Dream Song 10: There Were Strange Gatherings. A Vote Would Come 1/13/2003
153. Dream Song 113: Or Amy Vladeck Or Riva Freifeld 1/13/2003
154. The Traveller 1/13/2003
155. Dream Song 29: There Sat Down, Once, A Thing 1/13/2003
156. Dream Song 14: Life, Friends, Is Boring 1/13/2003
157. The Ball Poem 1/3/2003
158. Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry Hid The Day 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 ...

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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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