Who is Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American poet and short story writer.

Early life Schwartz was born in 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, where he also grew up. His parents, Harry and Rose, both Romanian Jews, separated when Schwartz was nine, and their divorce had a profound effect on him. He had a younger brother, Kenneth. In 1930, Schwartz's father suddenly died at the age of 49. Though Harry had accumulated a good deal of wealth from his dealings in the real estate business, Delmore inherited only a small amount of that money as the result of the shady dealings of the executor of Harry's estate. According to Schwartz's biographer, James Atlas, "Delmore continued to hope that he would eventually receive his legacy [even] as late as 1...
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Delmore Schwartz Poems

  • Baudelaire
    When I fall asleep, and even during sleep,
    I hear, quite distinctly, voices speaking
    Whole phrases, commonplace and trivial,
    Having no relation to my affairs. ...
  • Dogs Are Shakespearean, Children Are Strangers
    Dogs are Shakespearean, children are strangers.
    Let Freud and Wordsworth discuss the child,
    Angels and Platonists shall judge the dog,
    The running dog, who paused, distending nostrils, ...
  • In The Naked Bed, In Plato's Cave
    In the naked bed, in Plato's cave,
    Reflected headlights slowly slid the wall,
    Carpenters hammered under the shaded window,
    Wind troubled the window curtains all night long, ...
  • Poem (in The Morning, When It Was Raining)
    In the morning, when it was raining,
    Then the birds were hectic and loudy;
    Through all the reign is fall's entertaining;
    Their singing was erratic and full of disorder: ...
  • Poem (old Man In The Crystal Morning After Snow)
    Old man in the crystal morning after snow,
    Your throat swathed in a muffler, your bent
    Figure building the snow man which is meant
    For the grandchild's target, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Delmore Schwartz

Love 22 I Love You 22 Night 21 Long 21 Death 20 Time 20 White 20 Great 19 Heart 18 Sea 16


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  • Thatchriscocca: "time is the fire in which we burn." i believe in an afterlife, but i'll be damned if i can't get that line from delmore schwartz/ "star trek: generations" out of my head every time i find myself with a 'spare' moment.
  • Billionmagazine: “time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.” delmore schwartz
  • Colinmarshall: "i admonished the forgetful correspondent. 'don’t you realize how important this is?' 'for who?' he said. 'for literature! for posterity!' i replied in a state of agitation. 'what’s that got to do with me?' he said calmly, gnawing on a pickle."
  • Mx_sinisterr: "that nervous conscience amid the concessions is a haunting, haunted moon." -delmore schwartz
  • Flotisserie: the bear is reciting delmore schwartz poems and swigging from a jug of wine, predicting social collapse to a crowd that cheers and trades in bear puns about it on facebook.
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Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean
 by Michael Drayton

What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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