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Author: BLUMENTHAL, MICHAEL
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Blumenthal, Michael    Poet's Biography
35 poems available by this author


A MAN LOST BY A RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a voice inside the body
Last Line: For no good reason
Subject(s): Life Choices


A SUPERMARKET IN TEXAS    Poem Text    
First Line: They have mated an apricot / with a plum, they have cloned
Last Line: As god is my witness, or these witnesses my god
Subject(s): God; Markets; Miller, Arthur (1915-2005); Supermarkets


ADVICE TO MY STUDENTSL HOW TO WRITE A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Forget now, fofr a moment
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AND THE WAGES OF GOODNESS ARE NOT ASSURED    Poem Text    
First Line: That jacob stole his own brother's blessing
Subject(s): Concentration Camps


BACK FROM THE WORD PROCESSING COURSE, I SAY TO MY OLD TYPEWRITER    Poem Text    
First Line: Old friend, you
Subject(s): Typewriters


BE KIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Not merely because henry james said
Subject(s): Kindness


CHEERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Imagine drinking to the health
Subject(s): Health; Toasts


DAYS WE WOULD RATHER KNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: There are days we would rather know


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I want to educate him early
Last Line: Language to language, house to house
Subject(s): Children; Education; Childhood


EMILIO ROMER IS DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Yours were the sexy subjects
Last Line: In the gaze of our foremost philosopher, / that last perceiver
Subject(s): Death


FIRST SNOW: CAMBRIDGE, MASS    Poem Text    
First Line: The trees cough up a plentitude of starlings
Subject(s): Snow


FOR H., DEAD IN A CAR AT THIRTY-EIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I blessed every little thing in the world
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Mortality


GOD LOVES YOU, AND SO DO I    Poem Text    
First Line: Because it is what he says always, to anyone
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


I HAVE LIVED THIS WAY FOR YEARS AND DO NOT WISH TO CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I hope you'll forgive the black paint
Last Line: The chocolate-covered cotton balls
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Conduct Of Life


I THINK CONSTANTLY OF THOSE WHO WERE TRULY GREAT    Poem Text    
First Line: And. To be pertfectly honest, it bums me out
Subject(s): Humility


JULIEK'S VIOLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the dank halls of buchenwald
Last Line: Naked and questioning
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


LIFE GOES ON    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the dulling years you write
Subject(s): Love; Language; Words; Vocabulary


NEVER TO HAVE LOVED A CHILD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love


NO MORE KISSING - AIDS EVERYWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: He says it to the young couple
Last Line: Kissing their way towards heaven until they die
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


OPUS POSTHUMOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the way the dead keep writing to us
Last Line: Place beyond desire and meanness, beyond dust
Subject(s): Death; Writing & Writers; Dead, The


ORDINARY HEARTBREAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The day dawns, and what do you do with your one body?


SWITCH-HITTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: How many home runs / mickey mantle hit
Last Line: Up and over the fence, a home run
Subject(s): Physical Disabilities; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


THE ACCOUNTANT    Poem Text    
First Line: This being cambridge, he too
Subject(s): Accountants & Accounting


THE CONNOISSEUR OF STARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: He loved the quick and hot commencements best


THE DISAPPOINTMENTS OF CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Imagine now, an affection the same size
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


THE FLIRTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I am tired of looking at you through this glass
Subject(s): Desire


THE FORCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Who, having lived more than a moment


THE GEOLOGIST (GRAND CANYON, MAY 1988)    Poem Text    
First Line: He had made a life of stone
Last Line: Ever to take gneiss for granite
Subject(s): Nature


THE NEW YORKER POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is best to mention a painter
Last Line: Delightfully difficult, bilingual
Subject(s): New Yorker, The (Periodical); Paintings & Painters; Poetry & Poets


THE PLEASURES OF OLD AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: When my grandmother lisette turned ninety-nine
Subject(s): Old Age; Romance; Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: So here they are
Last Line: Telling them how it is
Subject(s): Youth


TONGUES    Poem Text    
First Line: I turn to my cold blood
Last Line: In the cold, brackish language of water, / and of salt
Subject(s): Language


UNITED JEWISH APPEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: My grandmother was eighty-nine and blind
Subject(s): Old Age; Grandparents; Childhood Memories; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the bad bews came slowly and was afraid
Last Line: For the ice truck, buried the dead, called it home
Subject(s): Washington Heights, New York City; Childhood Memories


WHAT A TIME!    Poem Text    
First Line: To dance, at a dark party, to old tunes
Subject(s): Parties