John Berryman

(25 October 1914 - 7 January 1972 / McAlester, Oklahoma)

John Berryman Poems

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1. Sonnet 115 1/3/2003
2. Sonnet 117 1/3/2003
3. Dream Song 83: Op. Posth. No. 6 1/13/2003
4. Dream Song 87: Op. Posth. No. 10 1/13/2003
5. Dream Song 135: I Heard Said 'Cats That Walk By Their Wild Lone' 1/13/2003
6. Dream Song 78: Op. Posth. No. 1 1/13/2003
7. Dream Song 82: Op. Posth. No. 5 1/13/2003
8. Dream Song 89: Op. Posth. No. 12 1/13/2003
9. Dream Song 15: Let Us Suppose, Valleys &Amp; Such Ago 1/13/2003
10. Dream Song 93: General Fatigue Stalked In, & A Major-General 1/1/2004
11. Dream Song 171: Go, Ill-Sped Book, And Whisper To Her Or 1/13/2003
12. Dream Song 176 1/3/2003
13. Go, Ill-Sped Book 1/3/2003
14. Dream Song 93: General Fatigue Stalked In, &Amp; A Major-General 1/13/2003
15. Dream Song 91: Op. Posth. No. 14 1/13/2003
16. Dream Song 85: Op. Posth. No. 8 1/13/2003
17. Dream Song 86: Op. Posth. No. 9 1/13/2003
18. Dream Song 88: Op. Posth. No. 11 1/13/2003
19. Dream Song 265: I Don'T Know One Damned Butterfly From Another 1/13/2003
20. Sonnet 115 - All We Were Going Strong Last Night This Time 1/13/2003
21. Dream Song 81: Op. Posth. No. 4 1/13/2003
22. Dream Song 94: Ill Lay He Long, Upon This Last Return 1/13/2003
23. Our Sunday Morning When Dawn-Priests Were Applying 1/3/2003
24. Dream Song 176: All That Hair Flashing Over 1/13/2003
25. Dream Song 80: Op. Posth. No. 3 1/13/2003
26. Sonnet 117 - All We Were Going Strong 1/13/2003
27. Dream Song 90: Op. Posth. No. 13 1/13/2003
28. Dream Song 79: Op. Posth. No. 2 1/13/2003
29. Dream Song 124: Behold I Bring You Tidings Of Great Joy 1/13/2003
30. Sonnet 104 - A Spot Of Poontang On A Five-Foot Piece 1/13/2003
31. Dream Song 126: A Thurn 1/13/2003
32. Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, Con Guítar 1/1/2004
33. Dream Song 119: Fresh-Shaven, Past Months &Amp; A Picture In New York 1/13/2003
34. Dream Song 72: The Elder Presences 1/13/2003
35. Dream Song 71: Spellbound Held Subtle Henry All His Four 1/13/2003
36. Dream Song 66: 'All Virtues Enter Into This World:') 1/13/2003
37. Dream Song 133: As He Grew Famous&Mdash;Ah, But What Is Fame? 1/13/2003
38. Dream Song 44: Tell It To The Forest Fire, Tell It To The Moon 1/13/2003
39. Dream Song 48: He Yelled At Me In Greek 1/13/2003
40. Dream Song 59: Henry's Meditation In The Kremlin 1/13/2003
Best Poem of John Berryman

Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry Hid The Day

Huffy Henry hid the day,
unappeasable Henry sulked.
I see his point,—a trying to put things over.
It was the thought that they thought
they could do it made Henry wicked & away.
But he should have come out and talked.

All the world like a woolen lover
once did seem on Henry's side.
Then came a departure.
Thereafter nothing fell out as it might or ought.
I don't see how Henry, pried
open for all the world to see, survived.

What he has now to say is a long
wonder the world can bear & be.
Once in a sycamore I was glad
all at ...

Read the full of Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry Hid The Day

Winter Landscape

The three men coming down the winter hill
In brown, with tall poles and a pack of hounds
At heel, through the arrangement of the trees,
Past the five figures at the burning straw,
Returning cold and silent to their town,

Returning to the drifted snow, the rink
Lively with children, to the older men,
The long companions they can never reach,

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