Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen

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Patchen, Collected Poems. The great poet's complete poetry.
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Patchen, Collected Poems. The great poet's complete poetry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811201407
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/1969
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,001,227
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) is the author of more than 36 books of poetry, prose, and art. An Ohio native, he went on to Greenwich Village, then San Francisco where he was considered an American rebel poet.

Larry Smith is a native Ohioan, an editor, reviewer, poet, and novelist. He directs Bottom Dog Press and their many publications. He and daughter Laura Smith co-edited this collection of Patchen's love poetry at the request of Patchen's widow, Miriam Patchen. He has also produce the biography Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America for Bottom Dog Press.

Laura Smith is the co-editor of this collection and an associate director of Bottom Dog Press and Bird Dog Publishing. She lives with her author husband, Allen Frost, in Bellingham, Washington.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

"The Sea Is Awash With Roses" (Handwritten by Kenneth

Patchen)

Photo of Miriam and Kenneth Patchen (c. 1941, NYC)

"23rd Street Runs Into Heaven" (Handwritten by Kenneth

Patchen)

v Contents

x Photo of Miriam and Kenneth Patchen (c. 1952,San Francisco)

Introduction:

1 A Chronology of Quotations

7 Kenneth and Miriam: When the Wreath Touches

the Heart, Biographical Introduction by Larry Smith

EARLY WRITINGS (1928-1932)

59 Permanence

60 Solus

61 Inheritance

63 Snow Is Falling

64 "Since the Tiny Yellow Rose"

BEFORE THE BRAVE (1936)

65 The Other Side: The Green Home

66 A World Whose Sun Retreats Before the Brave

FIRST WILL AND TESTAMENT (1939)

67 "As Frothing Wounds of Roses"

68 Fall of the Evening Star

69 She Had Concealed Him in a Deep Cave...

70 The Fox

71 As She Was Thus Alone in the Clear Moonlight...

72 And What with the Blunders...

74 The Character of Love Sees as a Search for the Lost

76 In Memory of Kathleen

77 Religion Is that I Love You

78 Plow Horses

79 23rd Street Runs into Heaven

80 From "Eight Early Poems"

80 "This Room Has Mystery"

80 "Your Name Includes the Shadow Flight of Birds"

80 "I Know the Hair, Tissue, Skin"

81 "It Is a Lonely Walk Into the Mind's Retreat"

82 Fragment from "A Schoolboy's Odyssey"

82 The Geography of Music

83 At the New Year

84 Can the Harp Shoot Through Its Propellers?

85 From: Stayed No Longer in the Place Than

to Hire a Guide for the Next Stage

86 In Judgement of the Leaf

87 From: Harrowed by the Apprehensions He Resolved to

Commit Himself to the Mercy of the Storm

THE JOURNAL OF ALBION MOONLIGHT (1941)

88 From: Poem of the Word

THE TEETH OF THE LION (1942)

89 "Do I Not Deal with Angels"

90 "O My Love the Pretty Towns"

THE DARK KINGDOM (1942)

91 "The Sea Is Awash with Roses O They Blow"

92 "As We Are So Wonderfully Done with Each Other"

93 "There Is Nothing False in Thee"

94 "From My High Love I Look at That Poor World There"

95 "For Losing Her Love All Would I Profane"

96 "We Go Out Together into the Staring Town"

97 Like a Mourningless Child

98 "I Suggest That this Day Be Made Holy"

99 Written After Reading an Item in the Paper about a Young

Lady Who Went Mad Upon Forsaking Her Lover. He Is Here Assumed to Speak

CLOTH OF THE TEMPEST (1943)

100 Mirru

101 "The Snow Is Deep on the Ground"

102 "She Is the Prettiest of Creatures"

103 "O My Darling Troubles Heaven with Her Loveliness"

103 "Of the Same Beauty Were Stars Made"

104 I Sent a Mental to My Love

105 "She Knows It's Raining and My Room Is Warm"

106 "For Whose Adornment"

107 "Be Music, Night"

108 To Say If You Love Someone

109 For the Mother of My Mother's Mother

AN ASTONISHED EYE LOOKS OUT OF THE AIR (1945)

110 "The Stars Go to Sleep So Peacefully"

111 This Summer Day

PICTURES OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946)

112 "O My Dearest"

113 "I'd Want Her Eyes to Fill with Wonder"

114 Yellow Stones—Sea of Majestic Doves—

Lovers under Green Parasols—Hilarkeleddi, Everybody Makes Love When I Say Ready!...

115 "O Sleeping Falls the Maiden Snow"

116 All the Roses of the World

PANELS FOR THE WALLS OF HEAVEN (1946)

117 "Peace in This Green Field"

SLEEPERS AWAKE ON THE PRECIPICE (1946)

118 "What a Stack of Pretties"

119 Seven Beautiful Things Made More Beautiful

By Appearing in This Way

RED WINE AND YELLOW HAIR (1949)

120 Hovenweep

122 Weekend Bathers

123 "O When I Take My Love Out Walking"

124 If a Poem Can Be Headed into Its Proper Current

Someone Will Take It within His Heart to the Power and Beauty of Everybody

126 "Do Me That Love"

ORCHARDS, THRONES & CARAVANS (1952)

127 "As Beautiful as the Hands"

128 Folly of Clowns

129 All the Flowery

130 Beautiful You Are

131 What There Is

132 The Everlasting Contenders

THE FAMOUS BOATING PARTY (1954)

133 Not Many Kingdoms Left

134 Delighted with Bluepink

135 Her Talents...Of

136 Court of First Appeal

WHEN WE WERE HERE TOGETHER (1957)

137 "Little Birds Sit on Your Shoulder"

138 "Give You a Lantern"

138 The Great Birds

139 "O She Is a Lovely-Often as Every Day"

140 When We Were Here Together

141 "O Now the Drenched Land Wakes"

142 "Who'll That Be"

142 "Wide, Wide in the Rose's Side"

HURRAH FOR ANYTHING (1957)

143 It Is the Hour

144 Prominent Couple Believed Permanently Stuck to Porch

145 Like I Told You

POEMSCAPES (1958)

146 Poemscape I

147 Poemscape VIII

148 Poemscape IX

149 Poemscape XX

BECAUSE IT IS (1960)

150 Because Everybody Looked So Friendly I Ran

151 Because My Hands Hear the Flowers Thinking

HALLELUJAH ANYWAY (1966)

152 Love Which Includes Poetry...

BUT EVEN SO (1968)

153 Go Loving

154 Caring Is the Only Daring

WONDERINGS (1971)

155 "O Honor the Bird"

156 "Binding the Quiet into Chalky Sheaves"

157 "O 'Listen' Is Like an Elephant"

158 The Moment

159 "Unless There Are Flowers"

160 "Who Are You"

161 "Glory Never Guesses"

162 "Everyman Is Me"

163 Kenneth Patchen: A Chronological Bibliography Chief Works

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