By Louis Zukofsky
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The huge life-poem by way of the most vital American poets of the 20 th century. River that needs to flip complete after I cease loss of life music, my tune, bring up grief to track mild as my loves' idea, the few ailing So ailing of wrangling: hence weeping, Sounds of sunshine, remain in her retaining And my son's face - this a lot for honor - from " 'A'-11" here's the total of Louis Zukofsky's epic masterpiece "A". No different poem within the English language is stuffed with as a lot day-by-day love, mild, mind, and track. 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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Hirers once fed by the harried Cannot feed them their hire Nor can chains Hold the hungry in This is May The poor are veining the earth! Light lights in air blossoms red Like nothing on earth Now the chains Drag graves to lie in This is May The poor's armies veining the earth ! [A-8] March From hirer unchained Till your gain Be the World's To this end, Communists assembled in London Sketched the Manifesto of the party itself. Hidden, open fIght - to date that is history : Exploiting and exploited.
One's best citizens the banks, - the first May Day Who had whistled? The scale fell as the pail emptied. Can the middle-classes pay the scale, play the scale? What do you think - with the state's gold safe in a vault To be flooded in case of war? I asked the b oss Why my crops were his. He said the coal b ill ; you took Off the Fourth of July. Subdivided shops, fire Hazards. The evicted dawdle, the shots hit home . My kid's bare as a plucked b ird's hole in whistling time. All Proletarians massed on each nation's curtain Of fire, fighting to stop the haggling of nations, The void fills, the music of old glass is playing new Announcements of economies, As one object Speeding in the light in a calculus of speed, Revolution is the pod systems rattle from, Yet no frame b reaks being elastic, the column 51 [ A -8] Of the wake continues into the wave, Disdain To shunt aims, To each his needs, the Manifesto.
No . . That wrohng! lheast 200 ! " Achieved : San Francisco's hills and fogs ; In one of its newspapers "Some of our best and largest dowagers almost do the split"; Sing Fat Co. - merchants. 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.
"A" by Louis Zukofsky