Kenneth Rexroth Poems
|1.||Vitamins And Roughage||4/7/2010|
|2.||Sottoportico San Zaccaria||4/7/2010|
|3.||The Wheel Revolves||4/7/2010|
|4.||Climbing Milestone Mountain, August 22, 1937||4/7/2010|
|5.||On What Planet||12/22/2011|
|8.||Toward An Organic Philosophy||4/7/2010|
|10.||Yin And Yang||4/7/2010|
|11.||A Lesson In Geography||4/7/2010|
|14.||Lyell’s Hypothesis Again||4/7/2010|
|16.||Falling Leaves And Early Snow||12/22/2011|
|17.||The Bad Old Days||4/7/2010|
|19.||Between Two Wars||12/22/2011|
|21.||Thou Shalt Not Kill||4/7/2010|
|23.||Gic To Har||1/20/2003|
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 ...
A Lesson In Geography
The stars of the Great Bear drift apart
The Horse and the Rider together northeastward
Alpha and Omega asunder
The others diversely
There are rocks
On the earth more durable
Than the configurations of heaven
Species now motile and sanguine
Shall see the stars in new clusters