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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 death tune, my track, elevate grief to track gentle as my loves' inspiration, the few ailing So ailing of wrangling: therefore weeping, Sounds of sunshine, remain in her retaining And my son's face - this a lot for honor - from " 'A'-11" this is the entire 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 song. 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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The hands wandering over each other, A hole and entered. And above terraces of the city, a hill, Night, Aldebaran, Young, no differences in ages, a hole. ' A white rabbit Plumped on his b elly, Reassured. Thru trees, White teeth perhaps Laughed . . The time was: He had worked enough in his pa's wheatfields, And gone to the State University, And now participated with the angels in Paris. 31 [A-6] The time was : 1 2 years after Ilytch's statement When the collectivists Raised the great metallurgical plants In Siberia, For a people's idea, As well as their practice ; Tariffs ; The U.

Thought eighty years - a void in which nothing was dead And if he could come back - Henry Adams - to see The mistakes plain in light of the new - one had seen : The state can either take or borrow ; seventy Million tons of coal fall past the past down the chutes Leashed to capital; ash-heaps ; VioUet-le-Duc's Guess-edifices of steel, stone sheathes preserving Them - built as guessed . Silver slipped across the chasm. Light? What is light? physicists failed. Gold? politics' light. one's best citizens the banks, - the first May Day Who had whistled?

Only the Russian thistle Is green for the eye in this state, b ut to be of use It must be cut while green. As yet it is too short for cutting. Farmers and ranchers crowd the offices of county agents and welfare b oards. A tan moss so close to the ground, hungry cattle cannot reach it. Process: notion about which the researches cluster. The knowledge sought and the manner of seeking it Are a product of the cultural growth. All the generalities on motion belong here. Ions, together with what is known of the obscure and late-found - .

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