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. Sonnet 115 - All We Were Going Strong Last Night This Time 1/13/2003
20. Dream Song 81: Op. Posth. No. 4 1/13/2003
21. Dream Song 94: Ill Lay He Long, Upon This Last Return 1/13/2003
22. Our Sunday Morning When Dawn-Priests Were Applying 1/3/2003
23. Dream Song 176: All That Hair Flashing Over 1/13/2003
24. Dream Song 80: Op. Posth. No. 3 1/13/2003
25. Sonnet 117 - All We Were Going Strong 1/13/2003
26. Dream Song 90: Op. Posth. No. 13 1/13/2003
27. Dream Song 79: Op. Posth. No. 2 1/13/2003
28. Dream Song 124: Behold I Bring You Tidings Of Great Joy 1/13/2003
29. Sonnet 104 - A Spot Of Poontang On A Five-Foot Piece 1/13/2003
30. Dream Song 126: A Thurn 1/13/2003
31. Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, Con Guítar 1/1/2004
32. Dream Song 119: Fresh-Shaven, Past Months &Amp; A Picture In New York 1/13/2003
33. Dream Song 265: I Don'T Know One Damned Butterfly From Another 1/13/2003
34. Dream Song 66: 'All Virtues Enter Into This World:') 1/13/2003
35. Dream Song 133: As He Grew Famous&Mdash;Ah, But What Is Fame? 1/13/2003
36. Dream Song 44: Tell It To The Forest Fire, Tell It To The Moon 1/13/2003
37. Dream Song 48: He Yelled At Me In Greek 1/13/2003
38. Dream Song 59: Henry's Meditation In The Kremlin 1/13/2003
39. Dream Song 61: Full Moon. Our Narragansett Gales Subside 1/13/2003
40. Dream Song 72: The Elder Presences 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

The Traveller

They pointed me out on the highway, and they said
'That man has a curious way of holding his head.'

They pointed me out on the beach; they said 'That man
Will never become as we are, try as he can.'

They pointed me out at the station, and the guard
Looked at me twice, thrice, thoughtfully & hard.

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