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Author: ZUKOFSKY, LOUIS
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Zukofsky, Louis    Poet's Biography
81 poems available by this author


(RYOKAN'S SCROLL)       
First Line: Dripping %words
Last Line: Tree's %petals


1892-1941    Poem Text    
First Line: To be moved comes of want, though want be complete
Subject(s): Capitol, Washington, D.c.; Statues


29    Poem Text    
First Line: At heaven's gate' the larks: have
Subject(s): Songs; January


A -- 1       
First Line: Round of fiddles playing bach
Last Line: Open, o fierce flaming pit


A -- 10       
First Line: Paris %paris %of your beautiful phrases
Last Line: Grant us the people's peace


A -- 11       
First Line: River that must turn full after I stop dying
Last Line: Her love in all her honor


A -- 12       
First Line: Out of deep need
Last Line: Unhurt and %happy


A -- 13 PARTITA: 1       
First Line: What do you want to know
Last Line: As if it is not done


A -- 13 PARTITA: 2       
First Line: Why hop ye so, ye little, little hills
Last Line: The churl will not down ere the day dawn


A -- 13 PARTITA: 3       
First Line: The human son fathered by man and the sun sleeps
Last Line: Your eyes look at hands %lips seem to %touch


A -- 13 PARTITA: 4       
First Line: Too heavy
Last Line: Only the image of a voice %love you


A -- 14       
First Line: Beginning an
Last Line: One %three %sun %eye


A -- 15       
First Line: An %hinny
Last Line: White pods of honesty %satinflower


A -- 16       
First Line: An %equality
Last Line: Wind flower


A -- 17 A CORONAL       
First Line: But we ran ahead of it all
Last Line: Luminous -- a night %'catullus li'


A -- 18       
First Line: An unearthing
Last Line: Inept wit with her


A -- 19       
First Line: An other
Last Line: Raz'd nine %so soon twenty


A -- 2       
First Line: Clear music
Last Line: The song out of the voices


A -- 20       
First Line: Respond for p.Z.'s tone row
Last Line: What is it, I wonder that makes thee %so loved


A -- 21 RUDENS       
First Line: An 'twere any nightingale
Last Line: Sweet turn on your side


A -- 22 AN ERA ANYTIME OF YEAR       
First Line: Others letters a sum owed
Last Line: She's hid an arm embraces


A -- 23       
First Line: An unforeseen delight a round
Last Line: Z-sited path are but us


A -- 24 MASQUE       
First Line: Blest / infinite things
Last Line: I wonder that makes thee so loved


A -- 3       
First Line: At eventide, cool hour
Last Line: Pansy over the heart, dicky-bird


A -- 4       
First Line: Giant sparkler
Last Line: Never a memory remain


A -- 5       
First Line: An animate still-life -- night
Last Line: Words ranging forms


A -- 6       
First Line: Environs, the sea of
Last Line: With all this material %to what distinction


A -- 7       
First Line: Horses: who will do it? Out of manes? Words
Last Line: Spoke: words, words, we are words, horses, manes %words


A -- 8       
First Line: And of labor
Last Line: Labor light lights in earth, in air, on earth


A -- 9       
First Line: An impulse to action sings of a semblance
Last Line: How else is love's distance approximated


A -12, SELS       
First Line: In the eighth month %in the second year of darius %I saw by night
Last Line: The fire roared, quieted to light


A : 12       
First Line: In peace %200-year spruce at least
Last Line: Actions things; themselves; doing


A' - 14    Poem Text    
First Line: An / orange


A' - 17: A CORONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: But we ran ahead of it all


A' - 18    Poem Text    
First Line: An unearthing / my valentine
Subject(s): Death; Absence; Conduct Of Life; Dead, The; Separation; Isolation


A' - 19    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Another song - you


A' - 9    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: An impulse to action sings of a semblance
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Poetry & Poets; Work; Workers


A' - SECOND MOVEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The clear music
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


ALL OF DECEMBER TOWARD NEW YEAR'S       
First Line: Not the branches
Last Line: The young son: %'if it's turned %from us, we %are the shades.'


AS TO HOW MUCH       
First Line: Of the right way
Last Line: Some music long ago


ATQUE IN PERPETUUM A.W.    Poem Text    
First Line: Alias to a wand the height lowered
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AUBADE: 1925       
First Line: Kick the blanket away, %the man of darkness has sweated enough!
Last Line: Nor out of eternity of flat island sand a little lowly to the %aspect of eternal morning


BECAUSE TARZAN TRIUMPHS       
Last Line: But an heroic %which excretes and laughs


CAN A MOTE OF SUNLIGHT DEFEAT ITS PURPOSE       
Last Line: See sun, and think shadow


COCKTAILS       
Last Line: Signaling-lights below


CONSTELLAITON       
First Line: Immemorial, %and after us %immemorial, %o white
Last Line: And we in turn %share now your fate %whose process is continual


EXPOUNDING THE TORAH       
First Line: Rabbi pinhas: %from true prayers
Last Line: What we say %here is heard there


FERRY       
First Line: How many %times around %deck, ladies?
Last Line: The statue %of liberty's %drunk? %french!'


FERRY       
First Line: Gleams a green lamp
Last Line: Plash. Night. Plash. Sky


FINALLY A VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is / a heart
Last Line: A / part
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FINALLY A VALENTINE       
First Line: There is %a heart
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FROM THE HEAD       
First Line: In hebrew 'in the beginning' %means literally from the head
Last Line: To get over even its chaos early


I SENT THEE LATE       
First Line: Vast, tremulous; %grave on grave of water-grave
Last Line: Of emptied returning sound


IT'S HARD TO SEE BUT THINK OF A SEA       
Last Line: I turn to last %perhaps


JAUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Verona, ohio / right 3 miles
Subject(s): Landscape; Travel; Journeys; Trips


LINES OF THIS NEW SONG ARE NOTHING       
Last Line: The tune's image holding in the line


LITTLE WRISTS       
First Line: Little wrists, %is your content
Last Line: A lover exists


MADISON, WIS., REMEMBERING THE BLOOM OF MONTICELLO       
First Line: No wmpty bed blues-- %between these walls
Last Line: Empty bed %blues--keep the %thorn constantly %wed


MANTIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Mantis! Praying mantis! Since your wings' leaves
Subject(s): Mantis; Leaves


MANTIS       
First Line: Mantis! Praying mantis! Since your wings' leaves
Last Line: And build the new world in your eyes, save it!


NON TI FIDAR       
First Line: The hand a shade of moonlight on the pillow
Last Line: A song that lovers' heads %ear to, and on ear foretell


NOT MUCH MORE THAN BEING       
Last Line: The summer river- %under: the dragon


OF DYING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Spare us of dyhing beauty,' cries out youth
Subject(s): Youth


POEM       
First Line: And looking to where shone orion
Last Line: Or from their green of stars, %something like a cucumber?


POEM BEGINNING THE       
First Line: 1 the %2 voice of jesus I. Rush singing
Last Line: 330 myriad upon myriad shall be


POEM BEGINNING THE : FIFTH MOVEMENT: AUTOBIOGRAPHY       
First Line: Speaking about epics, mother
Last Line: Keine kadish wird man sagen


POEM: TRIAN SIGNAL       
First Line: With stars past troughs to sound %--through thick twilight
Last Line: With a hair: and the cheek kissed %with the shredded space


READING AND TALKING       
First Line: Cauliflower-eared spartan
Last Line: That year's %poem %will be %better %if tears %show him %to the %letter


SHANG CUP       
First Line: From a libation cup %of bronze
Last Line: Come sip %I drink


SONG FOR THE YEAR'S END       
First Line: Daughter of music
Last Line: Who's been sitting in my chair?


SONGS OF DEGREES, SELS.       
First Line: William %carlos %williams
Last Line: A kill
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


THE GUESTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the mountains / the finches
Subject(s): Landscape


THE IYYOB TRANSLATION FROM 'A-15'    Poem Text    
First Line: An / hinny / by / stallion
Last Line: White pods of honesty / satinflower
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


THE JUDGE AND THE BIRD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The house was dutch
Subject(s): Houses; Canaries


THE OLD POET MOVES TO A NEW APARTMENT 14 TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: The old radical' .Or surd


TIBOR SERLY       
First Line: Red varnish %warm flitch
Last Line: Before every kindness


TO MY WASH-STAND       
Last Line: An age in a wash-stand %and in their own heads


VERSE AND VERSION       
First Line: In that this happening
Last Line: Before every kindness


VOICE OUT OF THE TABERNACLE       
First Line: Sabbath, the pious carry no money
Last Line: For the ark %shittim wood - the acacia


WHEN THE CRICKETS       
Last Line: We are going %to sleep to sleep


XENOPHANES       
First Line: Water, cold, and sweet, and pure
Last Line: Men making merry should first hymn