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PosenLibrary: “[H]e drank it from a glass, not from a cup: a cup was utterly out of the question” Search “Delmore” on

ReverieAbsinthe: Or, would have entered, rather, per millions of Receipts from Planned Parenthood. "In dreams begin responsibilities" (Delmore Schwartz) NOW-Mothers know which Dreamers are worthy responsibilities. God/ess rights are divine rights such every Wanted Person is a King I guess.

walter10065: “…he criticizes each revised pose according to some unknown idea of rightness.” -Delmore Schwartz in “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities,”a short story published in the first issue of Partisan Review in 1937

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.

Author_Prabin: Even paranoids have real enemies.Delmore Schwartz

birdmoths: Delmore Schwartz is a criminally under-beloved poet for someone who wrote so frantically, frighteningly well

nothingsmonstrd: I can't find the text of Delmore Schwartz's poem "The Would-Be Hungarian" online, but you can hear him read it at 43:53 here.

samuelmmiller: Plasma hourglass: Time is the fire in which we burn. The smallest color of the smallest day: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. - Delmore Schwartz (1913 – 1966) American poet and short story writer

JosephBottum: I have a vague memory of a faded literary figure who died in an elevator, fell out, and was found some time later, his body battered by the elevator door repeatedly closing on him. I had a slight notion of Delmore Schwartz, but that seems wrong. Anybody have a clearer memory?

johnstonglenn: Delmore Schwartz died OTD in 1966 My Dedalus to your Bloom Was such a perfect wit And to find you in my house Makes things perfect

SPKlein52: “Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.” ~ Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966)

MorrisACollins: Also, while I'm writing tweets to delete: remember the time Saul Bellow wrote a novel about Delmore Schwartz, called it Humboldt's Gift, and was a genius?

rumkea_: Shoutout to Delmore Schwartz for the bars.

nothingsmonstrd: Delmore Schwartz - "The True-Blue American"

Wedge: Time is the: (Credit to Delmore Schwartz 1913–1966.)

AodhBC: A typical truth from Delmore Schwartz: The Ego is always at the wheel.

TrainingMindful: “Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.” ~ Delmore Schwartz

fashcroft: ... The smallest color of the smallest day: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn" Excerpts from the Poem: “Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day” by Delmore Schwartz,

IBSENMARTINEZ: "All poets’ wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives". Delmore Schwartz

CharlesMicheaux: "Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you." --Delmore Schwartz

BeineckeLibrary: Heavy notation: Delmore Schwartz's copy of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce via

BLADT: No Delmore Schwartz (or WB Yeats!) reference to be found in the review. Very disappointed Tony!

ZinzinLive: Crazy factotum: The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me, by Delmore Schwartz

Sally52754876: "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" is a short story by American poet and story writer Delmore Schwartz. "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" is widely regarded as one of Schwartz's finest stories and is frequently anthologized. it is probably his best-known and most influential.

HeartAsArena: Mad props to whoever wrote this Delmore Schwartz headline.

Ladder_To_Nower: And their twinkling and caroling grew more and more sure as they saw the great roar of awe arising surely all over the great blue bay above them. —DELMORE SCHWARTZ A SMALL SCORE~

Auberon_Quin: Delmore Schwartz considers various pleasures

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GoodNeighborCon: Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. — Delmore Schwartz

marameo6morto: Calmly We Walk Through This April Day, 1934-1958 Delmore Schwartz

hynesalan: “May memory restore again and again    The smallest color of the smallest day:    Time is the school in which we learn,    Time is the fire in which we burn.” - Calmly We Walk through This April’s Day, Delmore Schwartz

trathnonadorcha: European daughter loves Delmore Schwartz's copy of Finnegan's Wake

BeineckeLibrary: James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: Delmore Schwartz's (heavily annotated) copy of the book; to see more, complete work digitized (642 images)

iri_bekentu: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. DELMORE SCHWARTZ

ArthurLWood: 'Being amid six million souls, their breath An empty song suppressed on every side, Where the sliding auto's catastrophe Is a gust past the curb' Sonnet: O City, City by Delmore Schwartz

ValAssenza: “..What am I now that I was then?    May memory restore again and again    The smallest color of the smallest day:    Time is the school in which we learn,    Time is the fire in which we burn. -Delmore Schwartz

CharlesMicheaux: "Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you."--Delmore Schwartz (Just a thought*)

Author_Prabin: Even paranoids have real enemies.Delmore Schwartz

SeanSingerPoet: Delmore Schwartz: In the unpredictable and fearful future that awaits civilization, the poet must be prepared to be alienated and indestructible.

amy_tabb: I am excited about getting into these, arrived today: Kaitlyn Greenidge LIBERTIE, Karen DeWitt THE LAST SAMURAI, Bette Howland CALM SEA AND PROSPEROUS VOYAGE, Delmore Schwartz IN DREAMS BEGIN RESPONSIBILITIES

drewdog2060_: "Jeremiah Dickson was a true-blue American, ..." - Delmore Schwartz Read more here:

kenright1701: After washing down second breakfast—leftover Hawaiian pizza—with a tall can of Coors Light, I reread a lovely short poem by Delmore Schwartz while a lone little birdie continued to chirp on our balcony...mm-hmm.

PoetryOutLoud: May memory restore again and again / The smallest color of the smallest day: / Time is the school in which we learn, / Time is the fire in which we burn. "Calmly We Walk through This April's Day" Delmore Schwartz

insurancegoth: 93 episodes in & bob finally reads delmore schwartz. I mean wd it kill him to mention even frank o’hara? his poetry tastes are pretty conventional considering he was adjacent to a lot of interesting work being done in nyc late 50s early 60s. how about anne waldman? amiri baraka?

skylingoncebit: The Velvet Underground & Nico - European Son to Delmore Schwartz (1967)

BeineckeLibrary: Delmore Schwartz's heavily annotated copy of Finnegans Wake Complete work digitized:

AnneriePruijsse: “I wanted to write. One line as good as yours. My mountain. My inspiration. You wrote the greatest short story ever written…..” Lou Reed sobre Delmore Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

just_sham_it: “Time is the fire in which we burn.” - Delmore Schwartz

Rufus_Hickok: "Well! The heart of man is known: It is a cactus bloom." -Delmore Schwartz

SouthCityTheatr: Silent characters are characters who are never seen onstage but whose presence drives the action. Delmore Schwartz, an American Poet, figures prominently in the plot of Collected Stories. Learn more about him here:

ptuns: Gertrude Buckman, wife of the poet Delmore Schwartz said Lowell "was to the end of his life emotionally undeveloped and irresponsible." And yet, his life wasn't all that interesting, outside of his relationships with other poets & the Kennedys. (He hit on Jacqueline Kennedy.)

skylahoncebit: The Velvet Underground & Nico - European Son to Delmore Schwartz (1967)

Brett_327: Nearby, the sun sets upon snow covered granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada, as it has for the last 66 million years. “Time is the fire in which we burn.” - Delmore Schwartz

aeneas_nin: For your consideration on this fine April day, a favorite poem of mine by Delmore Schwartz:

shx418: What am I now that I was then? May memory restore again and again The smallest color of the smallest day: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. - Delmore Schwartz, Calmly We Walk through This April’s Day

LauraNelson1954: Odd alternate history dream last night. Vermont left the USA and joined Canada. Shortly thereafter, the entire Northeast US did the same, then the West Coast, then the upper Midwest. No war of secession: fed govt just shrugged. "In dreams begin responsibilities" Delmore Schwartz

RichardAbowitz: There was a moment in the 90s when I decided Delmore Schwartz was the great neglected poet of mid century and I would champion him to see how far I could take it. The answer turned out to be no further than about 14 pages into his book of poems, Genesis, from 1943.

judithvives: Poem of the Day: Calmly We Walk through This April's Day - Delmore Schwartz

JeanieThompson: Oh my god how I had forgotten what reading a Delmore Schwartz poem can do. Poem of the Day: Calmly We Walk through This April’s Day -

Kulambq: "What am I now that I was then? May memory restore again and again The smallest color of the smallest day: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn." ~ Delmore Schwartz, "Calmly We Walk through This April's Day"

barbmilne: 'Calmly We Walk through This April's Day' "Each minute bursts in the burning room,    The great globe reels in the solar fire,    Spinning the trivial and unique away. (How all things flash! How all things flare!)" Delmore Schwartz

rusdaboss: The Enigma of Delmore Schwartz, the Luminous Poet Who Fell From Grace

Umadlpisani: "Sometimes even paranoids have enemies." Delmore Schwartz

UnearthedJ: ...Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn." from "Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day" by Delmore Schwartz

renato_maestri: Delmore Schwartz papers Copy of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

quotamiki: ... Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. - Delmore Schwartz (Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day)

TaylanCicek2: “Time is the fire in which we burn” Delmore Schwartz

Boaz1951: "Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn."—Delmore Schwartz Fire in the sky, Mount Etna towers over the Italian isle of Sicily shrouded behind a veil of steam and smoke. The tallest volcano in Europe has been active for 500,000 years.

jejesjesijessi: Jim Carrol described himself as "an Apollonian" in contrast to Patti Smith's "Dionysian thing" and his most famous song was modeled after a Ted Berrigan poem. Lou Reed was mentored by Delmore Schwartz. "underground" & "high" cultures have never been mutually exclusive

_DennisBuckley: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. - Delmore Schwartz

TrainingMindful: “Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.” ~ Delmore Schwartz

DavidCable13: Watch "Delmore Schwartz" on YouTube

mauricejblack: "We gathered around you as you read Finnegans Wake. So hilarious but impenetrable without you. You said there were few things better in life than to devote oneself to Joyce." -- Lou Reed on his mentor and teacher, poet Delmore Schwartz.

galdinopedron: "time is the fire in which we burn..." Delmore Schwartz via Scott Galloway

Jim_Cannella: “Time is the school in which we learn,    Time is the fire in which we burn.” - Delmore Schwartz

birdmoths: Delmore Schwartz is a poet who always strikes me as both very artificial and very sincere, and that just happens to be *exactly* my thing, so--.

Vapourologist: What’re people’s fav bits of verse/prose? Mine= “I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell, but just coming to the end of his triumph” -‘Failing and Flying’ by -Jack Gilbert & “Time is the fire in which we burn” - ‘Calmly We Walk through This April’s Day’ -Delmore Schwartz

Aplm888Alana: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. ~ Delmore Schwartz

radishdolphin: i'm going to be Delmore Schwartz

JehnnyOliver: "I no more wrote than read that book which is the self I am . . . " —Delmore Schwartz

iwillbegoodfr: I had ever since i can remember inclined in the direction of strong and exuberant feelings loving and living with what Delmore Schwartz called ‘’the throat of exaltation’’

diaz_pesantes: Delmore Schwartz - At A Solemn Musick.

nothingsmonstrd: "Dogs Are Shakespearean, Children Are Strangers" -- Delmore Schwartz

nothingsmonstrd: "The True-Blue American" -- Delmore Schwartz

amitabhvatsya: "Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn." - DELMORE SCHWARTZ

benmclendon: Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn. -- Delmore Schwartz

NayirOslen: Time is the fire in which we burn • Delmore Schwartz

Wild_Halloway: "Delmore, I missed your funny ways," sings (Syracuse college student) Lou Reed. I like Schwartz's stories better than his poems, though his Baudelaire is solid.

thoughtsbyhkr: 7/ Time - “Time is the fire in which we burn,” - Delmore Schwartz - Compounding is not just a financial thing. The most important returns in life come from the compounded effects of our investments over time, whether in our finances, careers, hobbies, or relationships.

thoughtsbyhkr: "Time is the fire in which we burn" - Delmore Schwartz

hinki75041212: Delmore Schwartz surely?

Angst_Marvin: What will become of you and me (This is the school in which we learn ...)    Besides the photo and the memory? (... that time is the fire in which we burn.) - Delmore Schwartz

SaeedTavanaee: O son of man, the ignorant night, the rumors Of building and movement, the travail Of early morning, the mystery of beginning Again and again, while history is unforgiven. Delmore Schwartz

SaeedTavanaee: I rose from bed, lit a cigarette, And walked to the window. The stony street bestowed The stillness in which buildings stand upon The street-lamp’s vigil, and the horse’s patience. The winter sky’s pure capital Turned me back to bed with exhausted eyes Delmore Schwartz

HEStrategy: ‘Time is the fire in which we burn’ But this year time has frozen Our departures delayed ‘Time is the school in which we learn’ We wait forever   Locked in an eternal return  With apologies to Delmore Schwartz and Friedrich Nietzsche



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