By Louis Zukofsky
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The enormous life-poem through the most vital American poets of the 20th century. River that needs to flip complete after I cease death tune, my music, elevate grief to tune gentle as my loves' idea, the few in poor health So in poor health of wrangling: hence weeping, Sounds of sunshine, remain in her protecting And my son's face - this a lot for honor - from " 'A'-11" here's the full of Louis Zukofsky's epic masterpiece "A". No different poem within the English language is full of as a lot day-by-day love, gentle, mind, and tune. As William Carlos Williams as soon as wrote of Zukofsky's poetry, "I listen a brand new track of verse stretching out into the future."
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Across The Pacific The roving Red bands of South China, The poor would give to the poor, when incited. Beyond Parched earth and fog here : Type of mind faking a thirst for itself Land's jest Concoctors of 'hard' poetry Dramatic stony lips, centaurs, theatrical rock Living in a tower beyond rock, In the best imitation of Sophocles. While in the sea The seals pearled for a minute In the sun as they sank. " In the night, Michelangelo, which of your Sistine angels ever made? We sang Le Roi Renaud, Red piano under the stone head, Or "What can I do to show how much I love" Purcell plangent to Dryden's stiff love-making, "Waken my fair one from they slumber," "The gentle mother that thee bore," Or another night, Mary with us, "Noel est revidici, chan tons, Noel, Noel," Missing a fireplace.