Lew Welch

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Born August 16, 1926 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Lewis Barrett Welch Sr. and Dorothy Brownfield Welch. Mrs. Welch was the daughter of a wealthy Phoenix surgeon. Following the birth of Welch's sister his parents marriage broke up, and Dorothy Welch moved the family to California in 1929. Welch was three at the time, and for most of his childhood his mot ...
Popular Poems
1.
I Saw Myself
I saw myself
a ring of bone
in the clear stream
of all of it
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2.
Not Yet 40, My Beard Is Already White.
Not yet 40, my beard is already white.
Not yet awake, my eyes are puffy and red,
like a child who has cried too much.
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3.
Dear Joanne
Dear Joanne,

Last night Magda dreamed that she,
you, Jack, and I were driving around
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4.
Taxi Suite (Excerpt: 1. After Anacreon)
When I drive cab
I am moved by strange whistles and wear a hat

When I drive cab
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5.
The Image, As In A Hexagram:
The image, as in a Hexagram:

The hermit locks his door against the blizzard.
He keeps the cabin warm.
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