Ted Berrigan Poems

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1.
A Certain Slant Of Sunlight

In Africa the wine is cheap, and it is
on St. Mark's Place too, beneath a white moon.
I'll go there tomorrow, dark bulk hooded
against what is hurled down at me in my no hat
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2.
Frank O'Hara

Winter in the country, Southampton, pale horse
as the soot rises, then settles, over the pictures
The birds that were singing this morning have shut up
I thought I saw a couple kissing, but Larry said no
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3.
Last Poem

Before I began life this time
I took a crash course in Counter-Intelligence
Once here I signed in, see name below, and added
Some words remembered from an earlier time,
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4.
Chinese Nightingale

We are involved in a transpersonified state
Revolution, which is turning yourself around
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5.
3 Pages

10 Things I do Every Day
play poker
drink beer
smoke pot
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6.
Sonnet #15

In Joe Brainard's collage its white arrow
He is not in it, the hungry dead doctor.
Of Marilyn Monroe, her white teeth white-
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7.
Things To Do In New York (City)

Wake up high up
frame bent & turned on
Moving slowly
& by the numbers
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8.
Red Shift

Here I am at 8:08 p.m. indefinable ample rhythmic frame
The air is biting, February, fierce arabesques
on the way to tree in winter streetscape
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9.
Easter Monday [excerpt]

Under a red face, black velvet shyness
Milking an emaciated gaffer. God lies down
Here. Rattling of a shot, heard
From the first row. The president of the United States
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10.
Things To Do On Speed

mind clicks into gear
& fingers clatter over the keyboard
as intricate insights stream
out of your head;
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