The Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen

The Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen

The Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen

The Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen

Synopsis

A modern American poet offers his interpretation of life, love, war, and death.

Excerpt

Chiefly I prize this loss of patience, deep
In riot-days around us; these swollen
Times propel the future forward: tear
Alike my friends and turn about my foes.
I think not every lesson learned
is

Full of welcome; weeds in suburban streets;
Stalking gangs who fire at sight; and ghosts
Marked with print of million moving feet;
—You guess the answer, gather courage:

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