Weldon Kees Death Poems

  • 1.
    The state cracked where they left your breath
    No longer instrument. Along the shore
    The sand ripped up, and the newer blood
    Streaked like a vein to every monument.
  • 2.
    The obscene hostess, mincing in the hall,
    Gathers the guests around a crystal ball.
    It is on the whole an exciting moment;
    Mrs. Lefevre stares with her one good eye;
  • 3.
    Looking into my daughterâ??s eyes I read
    Beneath the innocence of morning flesh
    Concealed, hintings of death she does not heed.
    Coldest of winds have blown this hair, and mesh
  • 4.
    To Ernest Brace

    "And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was
    about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto
  • 5.
    Over the river and through the woods
    To grandmotherâ??s house we go ...

  • 6.
    The smiles of the bathers fade as they leave the water,
    And the lover feels sadness fall as it ends, as he leaves his love.
    The scholar, closing his book as the midnight clock strikes, is hollow
    and old:
  • 7.
    Not a third that walks beside me,
    But five or six or more.
    Whether at dusk or daybreak
    Or at blinding noon, a retinue
Total 7 Death Poems by Weldon Kees

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