Ron Padgett

(1942 / Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Comments about Ron Padgett

  • Peter Gammie (1/18/2017 5:58:00 PM)

    Oh for a rhyme!

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  • Yanina Audisio (9/10/2014 3:35:00 PM)

    Such a fluid writing!
    Pagett´s poems lead you into a great swirl, while you think you´re just admiring the view.
    Greetings from Argentina.

  • Chuck Goldman (1/16/2005 3:22:00 PM)

    Since nobody wrote a comment
    about Ron Padgett
    i must correct this inequity!
    Ron Padgett is a hilarious
    and erudite (although i hate this word)
    poet, who has brought me to the point
    of wheezing, of holding up my hand
    to gesture STOP! i need to pee

    Ron Padgett has made me pee
    from laughter
    i love this poet, whose frenchness
    belies the fact that he is from Tulsa
    a very unfrench place. But if there is
    an aire apparent to Appollinaire
    a ladder to climb to greet old Max Jacob
    a strange urge to run when meeting Andre Breton
    it is a place held (oh so strongly) in my heart
    by Ron Padgett

    Chuck Goldman


The little clock dings the night on the roof.
It hurries towerd the mystery of luck.
I don't know where these things are hidden
what is not behind is silence on the face
of a plaque dividing the barrel from the wall.
They intend to porpose a lower voice to sing a voice higher.
That at night one's life full of bits of wood
is silent is passing between the veins
much paints falls on the world indoors.

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