Weldon Kees Light Poems

  • 1.
    Robinson at cards at the Algonquin; a thin
    Blue light comes down once more outside the blinds.
    Gray men in overcoats are ghosts blown past the door.
    The taxis streak the avenues with yellow, orange, and red.
  • 2.
    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
  • 3.
    The war is in words and the wood is the world
    That turns beneath our rootless feet;
    the vines that reach, alive and snarled,
    Across the path where the sand is swirled,
  • 4.
    Somewhere in Chelsea, early summer;
    And, walking in the twilight toward the docks,
    I thought I made out Robinson ahead of me.

  • 5.
    Squat, unshaven, full of gas,
    Joseph Samuels, former clerk
    in four large cities, out of work,
    waits in the darkened underpass.
  • 6.
    In the broken light, in owl weather,
    Webs on the lawn where the leaves end,
    I took the thin moon and the sky for cover
    To pick the cat's brains and descend
  • 7.
    Curtains drawn back, the door ajar.
    All winter long, it seemed, a darkening
    Began. But now the moonlight and the odors of the street
    Conspire and combine toward one community.
Total 7 Light Poems by Weldon Kees

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