Ron Padgett

(1942 / Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Ron Padgett Poems

1. How to Be Perfect 3/11/2016
2. Prose Poem ('The morning coffee.') 3/23/2016
3. Poet as Immortal Bird 5/21/2015
4. The Love Cook 3/5/2014
5. Grasshopper 1/20/2015
6. Stairway To The Stars 12/24/2015
7. Poem 3/5/2014
8. Survivor Guilt 2/12/2015
9. Chocolate Milk 12/15/2014
10. Travel 3/5/2014
11. Ladies And Gentlemen In Outer Space 1/13/2003

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

Best Poem of Ron Padgett

Ladies And Gentlemen In Outer Space

Here is my philosophy:
Everything changes (the word "everything"
has just changed as the
word "change" has: it now
means "no change") so
quickly that it literally surpasses my belief,
charges right past it
like some of the giant
ideas in this area.
I had no beginning and I shall have
no end: the beam of light
stretches out before and behind
and I cook the vegetables
for a few minutes only,
the fewer the better. Butter
and serve. Here is my
philosophy: butter and serve.

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