John Berryman

Wikipedia Poem, No. 505

“The greens of the Ganges delta foliate.” Berryman

One should promote purchasable things
not people. One inspects the grey pain
interior. It is said that in a rabbi one discovers
the universe’s first wikipedia entry. “My skin itches
my skin’s cannibalizing brine,” Henry said. Feel any
one discipline is not an obscure witch. I merely
because you came on so strong. Emily don’t, said the
raggedy rabbi. The man drives his talon
into warmth. Warmth for the jain is
chubby. Just chubby. For the film to succeed
it must inhabit its fastidious corner. I am the hard one
must explain. Its unnamed elsewhere. No one denies
the yes of youth. Animal meat wrestles the delta
foliate. Talon languor in either statutes or statue
guarantees change. Powerwash. The pretty work of a dandy.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 224

every word locked in its own pillory


thought and love
trying to embolden
a lot of good men

love them thinking to embolden
a lot of jameses
onto the banks no

embolden in the same tepid
we’re from
from a moral witch

tepid love and thought came
i know a lot of good thought
i’ve been through never before

came to ing from ing upon that way
the drone vestibule throughout
in my own private vested tested

weigh them and love them and try to embolden
a lot of good thought
i they and them

embolden thinking too much heat
we’re a year
and a half into the drought

heat of a good thought of hits
no injuries sure i know a year and the drought
any means come from

hits a lot of good love in the eye
and love’s tepid uprooting
too much we’re

i know a year
a year and a half
max left in the drought


Source: Krawczynski, Jon. “Cavs face more adversity ahead of game 2.” Associated Press. Yahoo Sports, 4 June 2016. Web. 5 June 2016.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 145

Desirable Difficulties
attention comes in 
      and Mrs Dennison 

smart in 
         front of M
     her laptop computer’s wallpaper neatly 

      to his lush chair S realizing his lush chair
can’t go through another kid

realizing the two men are over 

   luxurious come their 
steelplastic hybrid they capture currents
     we can’t 
go through 
another kid him realizing 

a second opinion 
computers in two men
Mrs Dennison’s attention

she closes the work 
and respects into men 
          is Mr Dennison smart or what


- Mrs. Doubtfire. Dir. Chris Colombus. Twentieth Century Fox, 24 Nov. 1993. Screenplay.
- Zalubowski, David. JaKarr Sampson, Carmelo Anthony. 8 Mar. 2016. Photograph. 8 Mar. 2016.

wikipedia poem, no. 41


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    allowing strength 
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broadcasters while player's 
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ideal height 
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broadcasters mismatch bigs 
Along best ball ideal height Howard’s shot 
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known rules
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of the 
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of shooter
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inches or a big A-positions 

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gouache object of desire
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not a feign 10
of perspective 8 paid
to the shot clock 6 winding
down —


3 could be me 1
really, should have been, but,
the tousled crayon flowers
ape their Pulitzer plaudits
like epaulettes

, but,
have a drink
another embryonic epithet.