Richard Eberhart

(1904-2005 / Austin, Minnesota)

Richard Eberhart Poems

1. The Groundhog 6/14/2016
2. The Fury of Aerial Bombardment 6/14/2016
3. The Eclipse 6/14/2016
4. The Spider 6/14/2016
5. A New England Bachelor 6/14/2016
6. The Hard Structure Of The World 6/14/2016

Comments about Richard Eberhart

  • Adam Selene (5/4/2008 8:42:00 AM)


    I am a new member. I am trying to find the full text of this Eberhart Poem with the following 'stanza':

    'If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness when
    everything is as it was in my childhood violent, vivid,
    and of infinite possibility.'

    - Richard Eberhart

    Any help or direction would be appreciated.

    I remain,


    Yours for a free society

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Best Poem of Richard Eberhart

The Fury of Aerial Bombardment

You would think the fury of aerial bombardment
Would rouse God to relent; the infinite spaces
Are still silent. He looks on shock-pried faces.
History, even, does not know what is meant.

You would feel that after so many centuries
God would give man to repent; yet he can kill
As Cain could, but with multitudinous will,
No farther advanced than in his ancient furies

Was man made stupid to see his own stupidity?
Is God by definition indifferent, beyond us all?
Is the eternal truth man's fighting soul
Wherein the Beast ...

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