Kenneth Rexroth

(December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982 / South Bend, Indiana)

Kenneth Rexroth Poems

1. Confusion of the Senses 7/7/2015
2. Sottoportico San Zaccaria 4/7/2010
3. The Wheel Revolves 4/7/2010
4. Vitamins And Roughage 4/7/2010
5. Doubled Mirrors 12/22/2011
6. Toward An Organic Philosophy 4/7/2010
7. Rogation Days 4/7/2010
8. Climbing Milestone Mountain, August 22, 1937 4/7/2010
9. Delia Rexroth 12/22/2011
10. Hojoki 4/7/2010
11. Runaway 4/7/2010
12. A Lesson In Geography 4/7/2010
13. Lyell’s Hypothesis Again 4/7/2010
14. Yin And Yang 4/7/2010
15. On What Planet 12/22/2011
16. Proust’s Madeleine 4/7/2010
17. Falling Leaves And Early Snow 12/22/2011
18. The Bad Old Days 4/7/2010
19. Between Two Wars 12/22/2011
20. Thou Shalt Not Kill 4/7/2010
21. Discrimination 4/7/2010
22. Confusion 4/7/2010
23. Floating 4/7/2010
24. Gic To Har 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Kenneth Rexroth

Gic To Har

It is late at night, cold and damp
The air is filled with tobacco smoke.
My brain is worried and tired.
I pick up the encyclopedia,
The volume GIC to HAR,
It seems I have read everything in it,
So many other nights like this.
I sit staring empty-headed at the article Grosbeak,
Listening to the long rattle and pound
Of freight cars and switch engines in the distance.
Suddenly I remember
Coming home from swimming
In Ten Mile Creek,
Over the long moraine in the early summer evening,
My hair wet, smelling of waterweeds and mud.
I remember a sycamore in ...

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A thing unknown for years,
Rain falls heavily in June,
On the ripe cherries, and on
The half cut hay.
Above the glittering
Grey water of the inlet,
In the driving, light filled mist,
A blue heron
Catches mice in the green
And copper and citron swathes.
I walk on the rainy hills.
It is enough.

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