I have heard of him (Ken Rexroth) and I have heard one of his poems read aloud, but can't locate one of his poems on the web. Can anyone help? I particularly want the one entitled "Delia Rexroth" about his mother.
Here's a direct link to Delia Rexroth.
There are two good Kenneth Rexroth sites that I turned up. I found them both by Googling on 'ken rexroth.'
[www.madinkbeard.com] /> [www.bopsecrets.org] />
I couldn't get Pam's first link to work, but it showed up in Google's cache:
DELIA REXROTH - Died June 1916
Under your illkempt yellow roses,
Delia, today you are younger
Than your son. Two and a half decades —
The family monument sagged askew,
And he overtook your half-a-life.
On the other side of the country,
Near the willows by the slow river,
Deep in the earth, the white ribs retain
The curve of your fervent, careful breast;
The fine skull, the ardor of your brain.
And in the fingers the memory
Of Chopin études, and in the feet
Slow waltzes and champagne twosteps sleep.
And the white full moon of midsummer,
That you watched awake all that last night,
Watches history fill the deserts
And oceans with corpses once again;
And looks in the east window at me,
As I move past you to middle age
And knowledge past your agony and waste.
Not to say it is anything but a chopped-up paragraph, sure.
Thanks guys! gosh I just love that poem!
Here's a link to some more of his work:
Let's try that link again: