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Author: ATWOOD, MARGARET
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Atwood, Margaret    Poet's Biography
56 poems available by this author


A HOLIDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: My child in the smoke of the fire
Last Line: And no farther
Subject(s): Nature


A WOMAN'S ISSUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman in the spiked device
Last Line: Who invented the word love?
Subject(s): Women


ASPARAGUS    Poem Text    
First Line: This afternoon a man leans over
Last Line: You're very lucky
Subject(s): Asparagus; Love - Nature Of; Vegetables


AT FIRST I WAS GIVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: At first I was given centuries
Last Line: Before you run out into the street and they shoot
Subject(s): War; Life Change Events; Memor


AT THE TOURIST CENTER IN BOSTON    Poem Text    
First Line: There is my country under glass
Subject(s): Canada; Canadians


BACKDROP ADDRESSES COWBOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Starspangled cowboy
Subject(s): Cowboys


BULL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: For me there was no audience
Subject(s): Bullfights & Bullfighters


CARRYING FOOD HOME IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I walk uphill through the snow


CORPSE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I enter your night


CRICKETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Spetember. Wild aster. Fox grapes
Last Line: Come back as our heartbeats
Subject(s): Crickets


CROW SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: In the arid sun, over the field


DAGUERREOTYPE TAKEN IN OLD AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I know I change
Subject(s): Old Age


DEATH OF A YOUNG SON BY DROWNING    Poem Text    
First Line: He, who navigated with success
Subject(s): Death - Children; Drowning; Death - Babies


DREAM: BLUEJAY OR ARCHEOPTERYX    Poem Text    
First Line: Kneeling on rock


DREAMS OF THE ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Mostly the animals dream / of other animals
Last Line: Dreams of sawdust
Subject(s): Animals; Dreams


ELEGY FOR THE GIANT TORTOISES    Poem Text    
First Line: Let others pray for the passenger pigeon
Last Line: Our holy and obsolete symbols
Subject(s): Turtles; Tortoises


FEBRUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter. Time to eat fat
Subject(s): Winter; Cats; Food & Eating


FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Right now I am the flower girl
Last Line: Hoping I could still save him
Subject(s): Flowers


FOR ARCHEOLOGISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep under, far back


FOX/FIRE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't enjoy it here


FROM AN ITALIAN POSTCARD FACTORY        Recitation by Author


GAME AFTER SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: This is before electricity
Last Line: If we are lucky
Subject(s): Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


HABITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Marriage is not / a house or even a tent
Subject(s): Love


HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Some people sell their blood. You sell your heart
Last Line: Deep in your shirt and chest / shyly, heartless
Subject(s): Soul


HELEN OF TROY DOES COUNTER DANCING    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is full of women
Last Line: Touch me and you’ll burn
Subject(s): Troy


HESITATIONS OUTSIDE THE DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm telling the wrong lies
Subject(s): Loss


IN THE SECULAR NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In the secular night you wander around
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IT IS DANGEROUS TO READ NEWSPAPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: While I was building neat
Last Line: Another village explodes
Subject(s): Newspapers; War; Journalism; Journalists


MARRYING THE HANGMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: She has been condemned to death by hanging
Last Line: They both kept their promises.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals


MARRYING THE HANGMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: She has been condemned to death by hanging. A man
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Crime & Criminals; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


MARSH LANGUAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark soft languages are being silenced
Last Line: The one language that has eaten all the others.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the burned house I am eating breakfast
Subject(s): Breakfast


OWL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the heart of a murdered woman
Subject(s): Owls; Death; Dead, The


PROJECTED SLIDE OF AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon a wall a face


RAT SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When you hear me singing
Subject(s): Rats


SIREN SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the one song everyone
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Man-woman Relationships; Mythology; Poetry & Poets; Sirens (Mythology); Women's Rights; Iliad; Odyssey; Male-female Relations; Feminism


SNAKE WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I was once the snake woman
Last Line: Now I'd consider the snake
Subject(s): Animals; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


SONG OF THE HEN'S HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: But you were serious


SONG OF THE WORMS    Poem Text    
First Line: We have been underground too long
Subject(s): Worms


SONGS OF THE TRANSFORMED: PIG SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: This is what you changed me to
Last Line: This is a hymn
Subject(s): Pigs; Boars; Hogs


SPELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: My daughter plays on the floor
Last Line: Your first word
Subject(s): Daughters; Women; Language


THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Animals; Animals


THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: In that country the animals
Subject(s): Animals


THE CIRCLE GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: The children on the lawn
Subject(s): Games; Children; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements; Childhood


THE LONELINESS OF THE MILITARY HISTORIAN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): War


THERE ARE HOSTILE NATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: In view of the fading animals
Subject(s): Togetherness; Survival


THEY EAT OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: In restaurants we argue
Variant Title(s): Nine Untitled Poems: 2
Subject(s): Restaurants; Immortality; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners; Cafes; Diners


THEY EAT OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: In restaurants we argue
Variant Title(s): Nine Untitled Poems: 2
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF ME    Poem Text    
First Line: It was taken some time ago
Subject(s): Drowning


THREE DESK OBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: What suns had to rise and set
Subject(s): Machines


VARIATION ON THE WORD SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: I would like to watch you sleeping
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Sleep; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


VERMILION FLYCATCHER, SAN PEDRO RIVER, ARIZONA    Poem Text    
First Line: The river's been here, violent, right where we're standing
Last Line: "only. I would like to be that unnoticed
Subject(s): Rivers


VULTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Hung there in the thermal / whiteout of noon
Last Line: Carnage, could you do better?
Subject(s): Birds


WOMAN SKATING    Poem Text    
First Line: A lake sunken among
Last Line: Over all I place / a glass bell
Subject(s): Skating & Skaters; Sports


YOU BEGIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


YOU FIT INTO ME    Poem Text