The Collected Longer Poems of Kenneth Rexroth

By Kenneth Rexroth

It is a spouse quantity to the accumulated Shorter Poems of Kenneth Rexroth which used to be released in 1967.This is a better half quantity to the accumulated Shorter Poems of Kenneth Rexroth which used to be released in 1967. all the lengthy poems written over the last 40 years are integrated: The domicile referred to as Damascus (1920-25), A Prolegomenon to a Theodicy (1925-27), The Phoenix and the Tortoise (1940-44), The Dragon and the Unicorn (1944-50) and The Heart's backyard, The Garden's center (1967-68). As we learn the lengthy poems jointly and in series we will be able to see that Rexroth is a philosophical poet of end result who bargains us a accomplished process of values in line with the belief of the moral mysticism of common accountability. he's involved, chiefly, with approach: the flow from the twin to the opposite. "I have tried," Rexroth writes," to include in verse the idea that the one legitimate conservation of worth lies within the assumption of limitless legal responsibility, the supernatural identity of the self with the tragic team spirit of inventive technique. i'm hoping i've got made it transparent that the self doesn't do that by means of an act of will, by means of sheer statement. He who could shop his lifestyles needs to lose it."

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Item by means of item, with poetic Precision, recollection awakes observe via memorable notice of quiet tune. So having damaged bread underneath The white pillars he rose and left the hill to stroll the ocean strand of sculpt and coloured stones and shells. IV THE STIGMATA OF truth This calcined idiocy, the idiot bare and white within the evening, the chalk previous cranium breaks, and breaks into weeping. Tears water the roots of the dwelling, The faded lewd beast, Death’s little buddy, breaks Into tears, corrupt and imprecise tears. We came across at the final morning Of the dig, on the very backside Of the excavation, the checklist Of shame and dismay. We knew he used to be merely hiding, shattering tears Over our heads like clattering metal. The sky was once just like the blue abdominal of A boiler. The sunlight went over it With hammers. every little thing was once current. It used to be just a horn sticking out From the alkali crust, a relic Of the times whilst the bison have been right here. irrespective of the place the spirit is going or is going out, the flesh will remain right here, combined with This position, such a lot of molecules, such a lot of hairs within the head and mustache. such a lot of hobbies and less, out Of what may appear a such a lot capacious Infinitude. a bit of panorama At Damascus. a grin within the Gorgon’s face rooted in just one quick as no mountain can ever Be—gracious or anguished attractiveness— yet rooted and glued and no cavil. in the future as we have been impending one of many lesser islands, a barren position of burnt rock, which all of us knew was once Uninhabited, we heard around the water an outstanding commotion like A crowd of weeping girls after which A voice crying out, “Tammuz! Tammuz! ” there has been a fellow on board referred to as Thomas And so for a funny story he responded them, “What do you need with me? ” and the voice got here again announcing, “When you return to Crete, inform them there that the unknown god is lifeless. ” It used to be a humorous factor to take place these days on a grimy stinking bath like that. I by no means heard What occurred to the Thomas fellow after we obtained to Crete, even if i presumed I observed him as soon as alongside the harbor, His hat pulled over his eyes in an lousy sunlight, looking at a gang unloading goats. A crumbling country, a leper king, Halls, banners, swords, and higher plumbing Than whatever in Europe and silks For the entire ladies to put on for all time, Up or in mattress, impregnable forts within the desolate tract garrisoned through thieves, Assassins all over the place, no road is secure, within the state we trip purely With armed escort. Krak of Moab Like a stone battleship within the wasteland. “At final we have now tired our welcome. ” Tammuz, the envoy of Alamut, Smiles, sympathetic, reminiscent, And noncommittal. allow the Graal go. continue silence—the notice isn't really worthy giving. The leper king lies in a mattress all coated with crimson and pall. Tammuz elements the arras, smiles back, farewell, And is going around the drawbridge in the course of the Orchards, previous the jousting and polo box, into the hazy hills dim with dirt, his burnoose drawn throughout his face. Dust—the turning years convey once more In 100 years exploring toes To stir dirt in a single slim sunbeam, Dry choking dirt, as soon as every one hundred years A cough and sneeze, after which the thick airborne dirt and dust Settles once again at the disordered Bones of their unending sleep, and the sand Drifts opposed to the entrance, closer the Lintel 12 months by way of 12 months.

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