Kenneth Koch Away Poems
- 1. The Brassiere Factory
Is the governor falling
From a great height?
Arm in arm we fled the brassiere factory,
The motion-boat stayed on the shore!
- 2. Talking To Patrizia
Patrizia doesn't want to
Talk about love she
Says she just
Wants to make
- 3. Variations On A Theme By William Carlos Williams
I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer.
I am sorry, but it was morning, and I had nothing to do
and its wooden beams were so inviting.
- 4. Variations At Home And Abroad
It takes a lot of a person's life
To be French, or English, or American
Or Italian. And to be at any age. To live at any certain time.
The Polish-born resident of Manhattan is not merely a representative of
- 5. To My Father's Business
Leo bends over his desk
Gazing at a memorandum
While Stuart stands beside him
With a smile, saying,
- 6. The Magic Of Numbers
The Magic of Numbersâ??1
How strange it was to hear the furniture being moved around in the apartment upstairs!
I was twenty-six, and you were twenty-two.
- 7. The Boiling Water
A serious moment for the water is
when it boils
And though one usually regards it
merely as a convenience
- 8. Fresh Air
At the Poem Society a black-haired man stands up to say
-You make me sick with all your talk about restraint and mature talent!