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Author: OPPEN, GEORGE
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Oppen, George    Poet's Biography
86 poems available by this author


1930'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus / hides the
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


A PREFACE    Poem Text    
First Line: If he goes rowing in the park tho he may row so well that
Subject(s): Rowing


A THEOLOGICAL DEFINITION    Poem Text    
First Line: A small room, the varnished floor
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


BAHAMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are we
Subject(s): Bahamas; Islands; Sea; Ocean


BIRTHPLACE: NEW ROCHELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Returning to that house
Subject(s): Homecoming


CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The headland towers over ocean
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


DAEDALUS: THE DIRGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The boy accepted them
Subject(s): Daedalus


DISCRETE SERIES    Poem Text    
First Line: A town, a town


EXODUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Miracle of the children the brilliant
Subject(s): Bible; Fathers & Daughters; Religion; Theology


FIVE POEMS ABOUT POETRY: 1. THE GESTURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The question is: how does one hold an apple
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FIVE POEMS ABOUT POETRY: 2. THE LITTLE HOLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The little hole in the eye
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FIVE POEMS ABOUT POETRY: 3. THAT LAND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sing like a bird at the open
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FIVE POEMS ABOUT POETRY: 4. PAROUSIA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Impossible to doubt the world: it can be seen
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FIVE POEMS ABOUT POETRY: 5. FROM VIRGIL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I, says the buzzard,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FROM A PHOTOGRAPH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Children; Childhood


GIOVANNI'S 'RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN' AT WILDENSTEIN'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Showing the girl
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors; Rape


GUEST ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: There is in age
Subject(s): Social Classes; Wealth; Caste; Riches; Fortunes


HISTORIC PUN    Poem Text    
First Line: La petite vie, a young man called it later,it had been
Subject(s): Paris, France; Modern Life


IF IT ALL WENT UP IN SMOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: That smoke / would remain
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


IMAGE OF THE ENGINE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Likely as not a ruined head gasket
Subject(s): Mankind; Mortality; Human Race


IN MEMORIAM CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Who wrote / in the great world
Subject(s): Reznikoff, Charles (1894-1976)


LEVIATHAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Truth also is the pursuit of it
Subject(s): Relationships; Reality; Language; Words; Vocabulary


MYSELF I SING    Poem Text    
First Line: Me! He says, hand on his chest
Subject(s): Self-reliance; Identity; Americans


MYTH OF THE BLAZE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Night-sky bird's world
Subject(s): Fire


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 1    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There are things
Subject(s): Reality; Self; Ruins


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 10    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Or, in that light, new arts! Dithyrambic, audience-as-artists! But I will listen to a man
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 11    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is that light
Subject(s): Modern Life; Empire State Building, New York City


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 12    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In these explanations it is presumed that an experiencing - see more at: http://www.Poets.Org/viewme
Subject(s): Innocence


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 13    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Unable to begin
Subject(s): Alienation Social Psychology); City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 14    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I cannot even now
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Veterans; City & Town Life; Estrangement; Outcasts


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 15    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Chorus (androgynous): 'find me
Subject(s): Alienation Social Psychology)


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 16    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Isaac (Bible); Orpheus


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 17    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The roots of words
Subject(s): Langauge; Subways


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 18    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is the air of atrocity


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 19    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now in the helicopters the casual will
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Life, Modern


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 2    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: So spoke of the existence of things
Subject(s): Skyscrapers; City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 20    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 21    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There can be a brick
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 22    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Clarity / in the sense of transparence
Subject(s): Silence; Knowledge


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 24    Poem Text    
First Line: In this nation
Subject(s): United States; America


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 27    Poem Text    
First Line: It is difficult now to speak of poetry--
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 3    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The emotions are engaged
Subject(s): Language; New York City; Words; Vocabulary; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 32    Poem Text    
First Line: Only that it should be beautiful,
Subject(s): Beauty


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 33    Poem Text    
First Line: Which is ours, which is ourselves


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 40    Poem Text    
First Line: The capitol grows upon one in time, especially as they have got
Subject(s): Capitol, Washington, D.c.


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 5    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The great stone
Subject(s): Brooklyn Bridge


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 6    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We are pressed, pressed on each other
Subject(s): City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 7    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Obsessed, bewildered
Subject(s): Shipwrecks; City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 8    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Amor fati / the love of fate
Subject(s): Fate; City & Town Life; Destiny


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 9    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Estrangement; Outcasts


OF BEING NYMEROUS, 4    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: For the people of that flow
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


PART OF THE FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: There are lovers who recall that


PHILAI TE KOU PHILAI    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a portrait by eakins


POPULATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a flat sea
Subject(s): Mankind; Mortality; Human Race


POPULIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamed myself of their people, I am of their people
Subject(s): Social Protest; Alienation (Social Psychology); Estrangement; Outcasts


PRIMITIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman dreamed
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Nightmares


PRODUCT    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no beauty in new england like the boats
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


PSALM    Poem Text    
First Line: In the small beauty of the forest
Subject(s): Deer


RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: This earth the king said


ROUTE       
First Line: Tell the beads of the chromosomes like a rosary
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


SEMITE    Poem Text    
First Line: What art and anti-art to lead us by the sharpness
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Moving over the hills, crossing the irrigation
Subject(s): San Francisco; Music & Mujsicians


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 10. BUT SO AS BY FIRE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The darkness of trees
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 2. A MORALITY PLAY: PREFACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lying full length
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 3. ‘AND THEIR WINTER AND NIGHT IN DISGUISE’    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea and a crescent strip of beach
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 4. ANNIVERSARY POEM    Poem Text    
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 5. THE TRANSLUCENT MECHANICS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Combed thru the piers the wind
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 6.    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 7.    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: O withering seas
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 8. THE TASTE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Old ships are preserved
Subject(s): San Francisco


SOME SAN FRANCISCO POEMS: 9. THE IMPOSSIBLE POEM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Climbing the peak of tamalpais the loose
Subject(s): San Francisco


SONG, THE WINDS OF DOWNHILL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poverty; Poets & Poetry


SQUALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Coming about, / when the squall knocked her
Subject(s): Storms; Sea; Ocean


STRANGER'S CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sparrow in the cobbled street
Subject(s): Sparrows


STREET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Ah these are the poor
Subject(s): Poverty


THE BIBLICAL TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of life and knowledge
Subject(s): Trees


THE FORMS OF LOVE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Parked in the fields
Subject(s): Love


THE HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: That this is I


THE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: For love we all go
Subject(s): Women; Mankind; Human Race


THE SOURCE    Poem Text    
First Line: If the city has roots, they are in filth
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE ZULU GIRL    Poem Text    
First Line: Her breasts / naked, the soft
Subject(s): Women; Zulus


TIME OF THE MISSILE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


TRAVELOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: But no screen would show
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


VULCAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Harbors into harbor sand
Subject(s): Birth; Subways; Child Birth; Midwifery


WHO SHALL DOUBT    Poem Text    
First Line: Consciousness / in itself
Subject(s): Love


‘AND THEIR WINTER AND NIGHT IN DISGUISE’    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea and a crescent strip of beach
Subject(s): War