Kenneth Patchen

Any fans of his work, including his painted poems? If so, what is/are your favorite(s) One of mine- There Are Not Many Kingdoms Left I write the lips of the moon upon her shoulders. In a temple of silvery farawayness I guard her to rest. For her bed I write a stillness over all the swans of the world. With the morning breath of the snow leopard I cover her against any hurt. Using the pen of rivers and mountaintops I store her pillow with singing. Upon her hair I write the looking of the heavens at early morning. — Away from this kingdom, from this last undefiled place, I would keep our governments, our civilization, and all other spirit-forsaken and corrupt institutions. O cold beautiful blossoms of the moon moving upon her shoulders . . . The lips of the moon moving there . . . Where the touch of any other lips would be a profanation. Some more to check out- I think I found an answer. I will answer then follow to more of his work. . The first 2 stanza's are IMHO words I myself have used and been told they are over done in poetry. As for the poem itself. . I like it is it a favorite? Not quite I will see if any other reach me in a more REALITY sense—this one is more fantasy, kingdoms of lovestuff and such all above is IMHO you asked ***I like 'do the dead know what time it is' better than this one—more real -just sayin'***

Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911 – January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist. Though he denied any direct connection, Patchen's work and ideas reg. . .