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Author: REZNIKOFF, CHARLES
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Reznikoff, Charles    Poet's Biography
64 poems available by this author


A DESERTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Their new landlord was a handsome man. On his rounds to collect rent she became friendly
Subject(s): Desertion & Nonsupport; Jealousy; Fathers & Daughters; Suicide


A SHORT HISTORY OF ISRAEL; NOTES AND GLOSSES: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: A hundred generations, yes, a hundred and twenty-five
Subject(s): Israel


A SON WITH A FUTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: When he was four years old, he stood at the window during a
Subject(s): Sons; Conduct Of Life; Death; Dead, The


AUTOBIOGRAPHY: NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not to be bought for a penny
Last Line: And along the streets of los angeles
Subject(s): New York City; Social Commentaries


BEGGAR WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was four years old my mother led me to the park.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Begging & Beggars


BUILDING BOOM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The avenue of willows leads nowhere
Last Line: Their beauty cannot save them
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Deforestation


BY THE WELL OF LIVING AND SEEING: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: The dying gull / alone on a rock
Last Line: With a sharp cry
Subject(s): Gulls


BY THE WELL OF LIVING AND SEEING: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: I went to my grandfather's to say good-bye
Last Line: Doomed by his ignorance to stumble and blunder
Subject(s): Grandparents; Jews; Farewell


BY THE WELL OF LIVING AND SEEING: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: The invitation read: not to mourn
Last Line: He began to cry
Subject(s): Mourning


DEERFIELD: 1703    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the break of day the minister was awakened
Subject(s): Deerfield, Massachusetts; Native Americans; Massacres; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


DEPRESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: So proudly she came into the subway car
Subject(s): Unemployment; Disappointment; Poverty; Indifference; Depressions, Economic; Recessions


DOMESTIC SCENES    Poem Text    
First Line: It was nearly daylight when she gave birth to the child,
Subject(s): Family Life; Stillbirth; Marriage; Death; Fights; Murder; Poisons & Poisoning; Relatives; Death - Childbirth; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Dead, The


DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: During the second world war, I was going home one night
Subject(s): World War Ii; Sons; Survival; Thanksgiving; Second World War


FIFTH GROUP OF VERSE: 9. DAVID    Poem Text    
First Line: The shadow that does not leave my feet
Last Line: And the sparrow follows mit gracefully
Subject(s): Sparrows; Beetles; Death


GHETTO FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Followed by his lodge, shabby men stumbling over the cobblestones,
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


HIS FATHER CARVED UMBRELLA HANDLES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Ghettos; Teaching & Teachers; Family Life; Poverty; Despair; Educators; Professors; Relatives


HIS MOTHER STERPPED ABOUT HER KITCHEN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Family Life; Jews; Friendship; Bullies; Jobs; Relatives; Judaism


HOLOCAUST, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Jews from holland, france, and hungary, and later from greece
Last Line: And there were two pyres of bodies burning all the time
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Concentration Camps


HOLOCAUST: 7. WORK CAMPS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: When the second world war began
Last Line: Next morning they were taken to the gas chambers
Subject(s): Camps


HOLOCAUST: 8. CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, among the transports, was one with children - two freight cars full
Last Line: Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945); children;
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Children


I SAW HIM WALKING ALONE SLOWLY AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Jews; Youth; Courage; Judaism; Valor; Bravery


IN MEMORIAM: 1933 (7. RUSSIA: ANNO 1905)    Poem Text    
First Line: A young jew. The weed of their hatred
Subject(s): Jews; Russia; Anti-semitism; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


INSCRIPTIONS: 1944-1956, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the strong, sweetness;
Subject(s): Jews; Russia; Anti-semitism


ISRAEL: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Since potiphar made you his overseer
Last Line: Jews; russia; anti-semitism;
Subject(s): Jews


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN : 77. JOSHUA AT SCHECHEM    Poem Text    
First Line: You hebrews are too snug in ur
Last Line: Talking hebrew in every language under the sun
Subject(s): Jews - Exodus From Egypt


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: In the street I have just left
Subject(s): City & Town Life


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Going to work in the subway
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: Rails in the subway
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Walk about the subway station
Subject(s): Subways


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 19. FOR AN INSCRIPTION OVER THE ENTRANCE TO A SUBWAY STATION       


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: Of our vsiitors, I do not know which I dislike most
Subject(s): Beetles; Flies


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: What are you doing in our street among the automobiles, horse?
Subject(s): Horses; Modern Life


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: Rooted among roofs, their smoke among the clouds
Subject(s): Factories; Pollution


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 41. SUBURB    Poem Text    
First Line: If a naturalist came to this hillside
Subject(s): Time


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: Permit me to warn you
Subject(s): Automobiles; Cars


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 43    Poem Text    
First Line: From the middle of the pool
Subject(s): Fountains


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 52. WINTER SKETCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that black ground and bushes
Subject(s): Winter; Snow; New York City; Subways; Landscape; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 59    Poem Text    
First Line: All day the pavement has been black
Subject(s): Prayer


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: From my window I could not see the moon
Subject(s): Moon


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 69    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the heaps of brick and plaster lie


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 74. THE ENGLISH IN VIRGINIA, APRIL 1607    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They landed and could
Subject(s): United States - Colonial Periodl Nature


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 75 - JEREMIAH IN THE STOCKS,    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: ",""jeremiah, in the stocks in the gate of benjamin, cried to the"",,,""jer"


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 78. LUZZATO, PADUA 1727    Poem Text    
First Line: The sentences we studied are rungs upon the ladder jacob saw
Last Line: Our land is not of stones or earth
Subject(s): Jerusalem


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 79    Poem Text    
First Line: The men of war spoke: your hand against mine
Subject(s): David (D. 962 B.c.); Jews; War; Judaism


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 97.    Poem Text    
First Line: The men of war spoke: your hand against mine
Subject(s): Jews; Marx, Karl (1818-1883); Spinoza, Baruch (1632-1677); David (D. 962 B.c.); Judaism


KADDISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In her last sickness, my mother took my hand in hers
Last Line: Prayers with words and lights
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


KING DAVID: 2. THE FEAST IN SAUL'S HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell us how ehud stabbed the king of moab
Subject(s): Saul (Bible); Jews; Illness


LEAVING THE BEACH ON A SUNDAY IN A STREETCAR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers & Sons; Daughters; Relationships


MASS GRAVES: 3       
First Line: In the morning the jews were line up by an officer
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


MEDITATIONS ON THE FALL AND WINTER HOLIDAYS: 2. DAY OF ATONEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The great giver has ended his disposing
Last Line: "not by might not by power
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


NEGROES    Poem Text    
First Line: One night in april or may
Subject(s): African Americans; Racism; Cruelty; Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


NEW NATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A mountain of white ice
Subject(s): United States - History; Native Americans; Massacres; Slavery; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Serfs


NIGHT-PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw within the shadows of the yard the shed
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Transience; Impermanence


NOTES ON THE SPRING HOLIDAYS: 3. HANUKKAH    Poem Text    
First Line: In a world where each man must be of use
Subject(s): Spring; Hanukkah


PASSING THE SHOP AFTER SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: Passing the shop after school, he would look up at the sign
Subject(s): Jobs; Money; Life Change Events; Food & Eating


POEMS: 7    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The house-wreckers have left the door and a staircase
Last Line: Now leading to the empty room of night


ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The troopers are riding, are riding by
Subject(s): War


SLAVE TRADE: NEW ORLEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: To begin with, the slaves had to wash themselves well
Subject(s): Slavery; Mothers; Grief; Serfs; Sorrow; Sadness


SPAIN:: ANNO 1492    Poem Text    
First Line: Torquemada. Now that castile and aragon in holy wedlock
Subject(s): Torquemada, Tomas De (1420-1498); Spain; Inquisition; Jews; Judaism


TE DEUM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not because of victories
Last Line: But at the common table
Subject(s): Praise


THE BREAD HAS BECOME MOLDY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE HOUSE IN WHICH WE NOW LIVED WAS OLD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Family Life; Youth; Fear; Household Employees; Relatives; Servants; Domestics; Maids


THE IDIOT    Poem Text    
First Line: With green stagnant eyes
Subject(s): Fathers


THE LAMPS ARE BURNING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Jews; Religion; Anti-semitism; Judaism; Theology