Collected Shorter Poems by Kenneth Rexroth

By Kenneth Rexroth

This quantity brings jointly all of Kenneth Rexroth’s shorter poems from 1920 to the current, together with a bunch of recent poems written because the book of traditional Numbers, drawn from seven past books. This quantity brings jointly all of Kenneth Rexroth’s shorter poems from 1920 to the current, together with a bunch of latest poems written because the book of usual Numbers, drawn from seven prior books. one of the American poets of the iteration that got here to prominence within the Forties, Kenneth Rexroth has been awesome either for the independence of his own voice and for his accessibility to the culture of overseas avant-garde literature. He all started writing and publishing in magazines at fifteen. His earliest paintings used to be own and urban, very like that of the Imagists. In his twenties he wrote within the disassociative style––sometimes known as "literary cubism "––developed by way of Mallarmé, Apollinaire, and Reverdy. This used to be now not unfastened organization, however the awake disassociation and recombination of the weather of the poem to accomplish the top attainable point of value. along with his later books Rexroth moved again to a right away and classically easy kind of own assertion. during this interval he wrote the nice nature poems, the affection poems, and the contemplative lyrics that experience demonstrated his recognition as some of the most vital American poets.

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Ven, minúscula vida, entre las alas de la tierra, mientras—cristal y frío, aire golpeado— apartando esmeraldas combatidas, oh, agua salvaje, bajas déla nieve. Amor, amor, hasta la noche abrupta, desde el sonoro pedernal andino, hacia la aurora de rodillas rojas, contempla el hijo ciego de la nieve. Oh, Wil\amayu de sonoros hilos, cuando rompes tus truenos lineales en blanca espuma, como herida nieve, cuando tu vendaval acantilado canta y castiga despertando al cielo, qué idioma traes a la oreja apenas desarraigada de tu espuma andina?

Ven, minúscula vida, entre las alas de la tierra, mientras—cristal y frío, aire golpeado— apartando esmeraldas combatidas, oh, agua salvaje, bajas déla nieve. Amor, amor, hasta la noche abrupta, desde el sonoro pedernal andino, hacia la aurora de rodillas rojas, contempla el hijo ciego de la nieve. Oh, Wil\amayu de sonoros hilos, cuando rompes tus truenos lineales en blanca espuma, como herida nieve, cuando tu vendaval acantilado canta y castiga despertando al cielo, qué idioma traes a la oreja apenas desarraigada de tu espuma andina?

De ola en ola no vienes, sino como un galope de claridad nocturna o como los totales números de la noche. Nunca llegaste a hurgar en el bolsillo, no era posible tu visita sin vestimenta roja: sin amoral alfombra de cercado silencio: sin altos o enterrados patrimonios de lágrimas. N o pude amar en cada ser un árbol con su pequeño otoño a cuestas (la muerte de mil hojas), todas las falsas muertes y las resurrecciones sin tierra, sin abismo: quise nadar en las más anchas vidas, en las más sueltas desembocaduras, 16 I r r e s i s t ib l e death invited me many times: it was like salt occulted in the waves and what its invisible fragrance suggested was fragments of wrecks and heights or vast structures of wind and snowdrift.

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