from Rhythms II (1919)

 

Poems:

I have not even...
Vaudeville
I knocked...
I look across the housetops...
The winter afternoon...
Stubborn flies buzzing...
Scrubwoman
The horses keep tossing...

 

Bibliographic Note:

Rhythms II was published by the author in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919. It contained twenty-five unnumbered poems. For Poems (1920) Reznikoff rearranged the sequence, combined two poems into one, and revised ten others. For Five Groups of Verse (1927), he again rearranged the order, revised two poems, and dropped two. As a final revision, in the 1962 selection one poem had its title deleted. The present text follows the 1927 version.

 

 

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Material from
POEMS 1918-1975: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF CHARLES REZNIKOFF Copyright 1977
by Marie Syrkin Reznikoff and reprinted with the permission of Black Sparrow Press.