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Author: BANG, MARY JO
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Bang, Mary Jo    Poet's Biography
26 poems available by this author


A CAKE OF NINETEEN SLICES    Poem Text    
First Line: She was aware of the alarm
Last Line: A real of no real appeal
Subject(s): Cakes; Nature; Reality


A HURRICRANIUM, HE SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: Rain on the outside, horror on the in


AND AS IN ALICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Alice cannot be in the poem, she says, because
Subject(s): Metaphor; Similes


BECKETT REMEMBERED       
First Line: On the train platform, people wave
Subject(s): Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)


CATASTROPHE THEORY II    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The foot goes forward, yes.
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


CATASTROPHE THEORY III    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now we sit and play with a tiny toy
Subject(s): Loss


DARK SMUDGED THE PATH UNTRAMMELED    Poem Text    
First Line: The room was warm, sugar sweet, and wormwood bitter
Subject(s): Separation


DEFINITELY    Poem Text    
First Line: What is desire
Subject(s): Desire


FEBRUARY ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: This bald year, frozen now in february.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


HOW BEAUTIFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: A personal lens: glass bending rays


L EQUALS LOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: At a book of details


LOUISE SIGHS, SUCH A LONG WINTER, THIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stone basin, stone breath, stone bric-a-brac
Subject(s): Parties; Winter


PACKING THE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: The evil of exactitude is that a ledge is so wide
Last Line: Of course, but no more
Subject(s): Evil


RENUNCIATION OF DREAMS AND SUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The night you wandered in the wrong direction
Last Line: For the treason of warmth
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


SPEECH IS DESIGNED TO PERSUADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we are, my dear, so near we could touch
Subject(s): Togetherness


THE DIARY OF A LOST GIRL    Poem Text    
First Line: Four diphtheria deaths, then fire, now five named lakes


THE EYE LIKE A STRANGE BALLOON MOUNTS TOWARD INFINITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We were going toward nothing


THE MEDICINAL COTTON CLOUDS COME DOWN TO COVER THEM    Poem Text    
First Line: To smother their smallness
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE PENGUIN CHIAROSCURO    Poem Text    
First Line: The acrobat on the rosinback circled the track


THE ROLE OF ELEGY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Masks; Tragedy


THIS SUPPOSED ALCHEMY    Poem Text    
First Line: What you took was: an arm, a hand, a face
Last Line: It no longer meets
Subject(s): Absence; Alchemy & Alchemists; Love; Separation; Isolation


THREE TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: The aqua green goes with the pink
Subject(s): Trees


UNTITLED        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES TO WARM, THE BOYS DRIVE SHIRTLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Their cigarettes wasting to nought
Last Line: And trembling, death and the endless expanse
Subject(s): Change; Driving & Drivers; Weather


YOU KNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: You know, don't you, what we're doing here?


YOU WERE YOU ARE ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Fragile like a child is fragile
Subject(s): Love; Loss