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George Oppen
George Oppen
Born in 1908, George Oppen was known for both his poetry and his political activism, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1969...
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Who Shall Doubt

 
by George Oppen

consciousness

        in itself

of itself carrying

    'the principle
        of the actual' being

actual

itself ((but maybe this is a love 
poem

Mary) ) nevertheless

        neither

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.
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