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Author: BOGAN, LOUISE
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Bogan, Louise    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
51 poems available by this author


A TALE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: This youth too long has heard the break
Subject(s): Youth; Life


AFTER THE PERSIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I have wept with the spring storm


ANIMAL, VEGETABLE AND MINERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: On gypsum slabs of preternatural whiteness
Last Line: Impatiens roylei walpers acts the same
Subject(s): Flowers; Bees; Pollination; Cambridge, Massachusetts


BETROTHED    Poem Text    
First Line: You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth
Last Line: Now and again dipping their long oval leaves in the water
Subject(s): Love


CASSANDRA    Poem Text    
First Line: To me, one silly task is like another
Subject(s): Cassandra (Mythology); Women


DIDACTIC PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: The eye unacquainted with whatever it holds in allegiance


ELDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: At night the moon shakes the bright dice of water
Subject(s): Moon


EPITAPH FOR A ROMANTIC WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: She has attained the permanence
Subject(s): Romance


EVENING IN THE SANITARIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The free evening fades, outside windows fastened with decorative iron grilles
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


FOR A MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: She gives most dangerous sight
Last Line: In its own solitude
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HYPOCRITE SWIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hypocrite swift now takes an eldest daughter
Last Line: The parquet shines; outside the snow falls deep
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745); Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


JUAN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When beauty breaks and falls asunder
Subject(s): Love


JULY DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a waning crescent
Last Line: When curved toward the full it sharpens
Subject(s): Native Americans - Pre-columbian


KNOWLEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that I know
Subject(s): Passion


LEAVE-TAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not know where either of us can turn
Subject(s): Parting


M., SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, innocent, within the deep


MEDUSA    Poem Text    
First Line: I had come to the house, in a cave of trees
Last Line: And does not drift away.
Subject(s): Medusa; Mythology - Classical


MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Do not guard this as rich stuff without mark
Last Line: That any spade may strike.
Subject(s): Memory


MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The robins' green-blue eggs
Subject(s): Morning


MUSICIAN       
First Line: Where have these hands been
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The cold remote islands
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: She has no need to fear the fall
Subject(s): Aging


PUTTING TO SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Who, in the dark, has cast the harbor-chain?
Last Line: And learn, with joy, the gulf, the vast, the deep
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


QUESTION IN A FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Pasture, stone wall, and steeple
Last Line: Or the horrible beautiful kind?
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


RESOLVE    Poem Text    
First Line: So that I will no longer tarnish with my fingers


ROMAN FOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Up from the bronze, I saw
Subject(s): Fountains; Poetry & Poets


SEVERAL VOICES OUT OF A CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, drunks and drug-takers; come, perverts unnerved!
Subject(s): Laurels


SINGLE SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, you get great stanza, you heroic mould
Last Line: To prove how stronger you are than my strength
Subject(s): Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SOLITARY OBSERVATION BROUGHT BACK FROM SHORT SOJOURN IN HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: At midnight tears
Last Line: Run in your ears
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SONG FOR A LYRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The landscape where I lie
Subject(s): Night; Love; Bedtime


SONG FOR THE LAST ACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that I have your face by heart, I look
Subject(s): Love


STATUE AND BIRDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Here, in the withered arbor, like the arrested wind
Last Line: Fails on her breast
Subject(s): Birds; Statues


TEARS IN SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the cocks crew, under a moon like day
Last Line: From the night giving off flames, and the dark renewing.
Subject(s): Sleep; Dreams; Nightmares


TEARS IN SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the cocks crew, under a moon like day
Last Line: From the night giving off flames, and the dark renewing.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE ALCHEMIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I burned my life, that I might find / a passion wholly of the mind
Last Line: Passionate beyond the will.
Subject(s): Love


THE CHANGED WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The light flower leaves its little core
Last Line: That never thought to be forgiven.
Subject(s): Change


THE CROSSED APPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've come to give you fruit from out my orchard
Last Line: You take the rest
Subject(s): Apples; Fruit


THE CROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman who has grown old
Last Line: The literary review,
Subject(s): Old Age; Women


THE DRAGONFLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You are made of almost nothing
Subject(s): Dragonflies


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: O god, in the dream the terrible horse began
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE MARK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Where should he seek, to go away
Subject(s): Apple Trees


THE ROMANTIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Admit the ruse to fix and name her chaste
Last Line: Another man will tell you what she was.


THE SLEEPING FURY (ROME, MUSEO DELLA TERME)    Poem Text    
First Line: You are here now
Last Line: Patience and half-sorrow, beneath which a coward's hope trembled
Subject(s): Women


TO A DEAD LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark is thrown
Last Line: To leave what is over.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


TO AN ARTIST, TO TAKE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Slipping in blood, by his own hand, through pride
Last Line: Having endured them all
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


TO MY BROTHER; KILLED: CHAUMONT WOOD, OCTOBER, 1918    Poem Text    
First Line: O you so long dead
Last Line: The language as long as the language survives
Subject(s): World War I; Brothers; Death; Time; First World War


TRAIN TUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Back through clouds
Last Line: Back through midnight
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


VARIATION ON A SENTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of white and tawny, black as ink
Last Line: Earth's bluish animals are few
Subject(s): Animals; Colors


WINTER SWAN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a hollow garden, under the cloud
Subject(s): Birds


WOMEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Women have no wilderness in them
Last Line: They should let it go by.
Subject(s): Women


ZONE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We have struck the regions wherein we are keel or reef