John Berryman

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

John Berryman Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry hid the day 1/13/2003
2. The Ball Poem 1/3/2003
3. Dream Song 14: Life, friends, is boring 1/13/2003
4. Dream Song 29: There sat down, once, a thing 1/13/2003
5. Dream Song 112: My framework is broken, I am coming to an end 1/13/2003
6. The Traveller 1/13/2003
7. Dream Song 103: I consider a song will be as humming-bird 1/13/2003
8. Dream Song 10: There were strange gatherings. A vote would come 1/13/2003
9. Dream Song 113: or Amy Vladeck or Riva Freifeld 1/13/2003
10. Dream Song 102: The sunburnt terraces which swans make home 1/13/2003
11. Dream Song 101: A shallow lake, with many waterbirds 1/13/2003
12. Dream Song 111: I miss him. When I get back to camp 1/13/2003
13. Dream Song 106: 28 July 1/13/2003
14. Dream Song 105: As a kid I believed in democracy: I 1/13/2003
15. Dream Song 100: How this woman came by the courage 1/13/2003
16. Dream Song 107: Three 'coons come at his garbage. He be cross 1/13/2003
17. Dream Song 11: His mother goes. The mother comes & goes. 1/13/2003
18. Winter Landscape 1/1/2004
19. Dream Song 4: Filling her compact & delicious body 1/13/2003
20. Dream Song 114: Henry in trouble whirped out lonely whines 1/13/2003

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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