Who Shall Doubt

George Oppen

        in itself
of itself carrying
    'the principle
        of the actual' being
itself ((but maybe this is a love
Mary) ) nevertheless
the power
of the self nor the racing
car nor the lilly
        is sweet but this
From New and Collected Poems by George Oppen. Copyright © 1975 by George Oppen. Reprinted by permission of New Directions. All rights reserved.

Poems by This Author

Discrete Series by George Oppen
If It All Went Up in Smoke by George Oppen
that smoke
Image of the Engine by George Oppen
Leviathan by George Oppen
Truth also is the pursuit of it
Myself I Sing by George Oppen
Me! he says, hand on his chest
Of Being Numerous, 12 by George Oppen
'In these explanations it is presumed that an experiencing
Of Being Numerous, 13 by George Oppen
unable to begin
Of Being Numerous, 15 by George Oppen
Chorus (androgynous): 'Find me
Of Being Numerous, 24 by George Oppen
In this nation
Of Being Numerous, 32 by George Oppen
Only that it should be beautiful
Of Being Numerous, 33 by George Oppen
Which is ours, which is ourselves,
Of Being Numerous, 40 by George Oppen
The capitol grows upon one in time
Psalm by George Oppen
In the small beauty of the forest
Semite by George Oppen
what art and anti-art to lead us by the sharpness
Street by George Oppen
The Forms of Love by George Oppen
Parked in the fields

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