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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