Kenneth Koch People Poems
- 1. Mountain
Nothing's moving I don't see anybody
And I know that it's not a trick
There really is nothing moving there
And there aren't any people. It is the very utmost top
- 2. Talking To Patrizia
Patrizia doesn't want to
Talk about love she
Says she just
Wants to make
- 3. 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
- 4. To My Father's Business
Leo bends over his desk
Gazing at a memorandum
While Stuart stands beside him
With a smile, saying,
- 5. To Various Persons Talked To All At Once
You have helped hold me together.
I'd like you to be still.
Stop talking or doing anything else for a minute.
No. Please. For three minutes, maybe five minutes.
- 6. The Circus
I remember when I wrote The Circus
I was living in Paris, or rather we were living in Paris
Janice, Frank was alive, the Whitney Museum
Was still on 8th Street, or was it still something else?
- 7. 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!