Kenneth Rexroth

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

Kenneth Rexroth Poems

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

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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