Poems 1959-2009

By Frederick Seidel

These are the accrued poems of a grasp whose paintings contains a number of the such a lot compelling, savage, and delicate poems within the language. Frederick Seidel is, within the phrases of the critic Adam Kirsch, "the top American poet writing today."

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I mean—my sunbursts, and there are cloudbursts. My dynamite penis is completely into Venus. My penis in Venus hungers and thirsts, It burns and drowns. My dynamite penis Is into Venus. The Atlantic off Sagaponack is freezing black this present day and frowns. I input the jellyfish folds Of floating hearth. The mania in her labia can motivate striking phenomena and very does treatment colds. It holds the Tower of Pisa above the freezing black waves. The mania is why I point out i'm simply the right age to die, and truly it’s the mania that saves The Tower from falling over. mountain climbing Everest is the miracle—which leaves the descent And reporting to the area from an oxygen tent In a gentle pasture of cows and clover. taking place ladies parade round my hospice mattress. The tented cover capacity i'm within the rue de Seine in Paris. it is going to embarrass Me in Paris to be lifeless. It’s Polonius embarrassed at the back of the arras, And the arras turning crimson. Hamlet has outed Polonius and Sir Edmund Hillary will wed Ophelia in Paris. provide me Everest or supply me loss of life. provide me altitude with an perspective. yet i'm bare and nude. i'm continuously out of breath. a unadorned lady my age is simply a complete nightmare, yet immediately one is coming during the door With a mop, to mop up the cow flops at the flooring. She kisses the educate smash within the tent and combs his white hair. equipped faith Will you? every thing? whatever? bizarre stuff, too? i would like to do something you will have me to. i'll meet you in an hour within the reflect. i'll meet you in entrance of the reflect. while the vehicles have their lighting fixtures on within the daylight hours while it’s raining, And the full-length bed room replicate is the hostess wonderful, And the summer season downpour thrillingly thrashes the home windows, My bare in excessive heels exhibits me she will be able to contact her ft! The wet urban open air stretches all over the world. The wet season contained in the replicate will get whirled right into a waterspout. doubtless The dolphins within the reflect understand what water is set! you like all of it. i admire it if you happen to make me get down on all fours and move slowly. I placed you on a leash and spank you. I thanks. the price of existence so as to finish is insufferable, And those are only many ways of bearing it. the enjoyment is poor. the enjoyment is admittedly bad. the beauty of lifestyles is absolutely insufferable. God seems to be as much as His production via dint of mendacity at the flooring. God lies there on His again at the carpet and appears. That’s what you're for. Hike your skirt up larger. there's not anything better or extra Than Him you stand over and adore! mom NATURE mom Nature walked from Kenya. Going speedier is Italian. Going quick received you nowhere. Madagascar is impatiens. got here the soldiers of the countries, got here the Delawares and Mohawks, got here the Choctaws and Comanches, got here the Mandans and Dacotahs, got here the Hurons and Ojibways, the entire warriors drawn jointly through the sign of the peace pipe. they usually stood there at the meadow, With their guns and their warfare equipment, Painted just like the leaves of autumn, Painted just like the sky of morning, Wildly obvious at one another.

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