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Author: BOLAND, EAVAN
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Boland, Eavan    Poet's Biography
32 poems available by this author


A SPARROW-HAWK IN THE SUBURBS    Poem Text    
First Line: At that time of year there is a turn in the road where
Last Line: Last frosts of our / back gardens
Subject(s): Environment; Hawks; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


AND SOUL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death - Mothers


ANOREXIC    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Flesh is heretic
Last Line: And sweat and fat and greed
Subject(s): Anorexia Nervosa; Eating Disorders; Women


ATLANTIS€”A LOST SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: How on earth did it happen, I used to wonder
Subject(s): Atlantis


BECOMING ANNE BRADSTREET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It happens again
Subject(s): Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1662); Poetry & Poets


DEGAS'S LAUNDRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: You rise, you dawn
Last Line: It’s your winding sheet
Subject(s): Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); Laundry & Laundering; Paintings & Painters; Women


DOMESTIC INTERIOR: 6. THE MUSE MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: My window pearls wet
Last Line: From this rainy street
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was winter, lunar, wet. At dusk
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


EXILE! EXILE!    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the room breathes out its grief
Subject(s): Ireland; United States; Irish; America


FROM THE PAINTING BACK FROM MARKET BY CHARDIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dressed in the colors of a country day
Last Line: Like birds in the accumulating snow
Subject(s): Chardin, Jean Baptiste (1699-1779); Paintings & Painters


HOUSE OF SHADOWS. HOME OF SIMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: One afternoon of summer rain


HOW WE MADE A NEW ART ON OLD GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: A famous battle happened in this valley


IN HIS OWN IMAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was not myself, myself
Last Line: I'm a new woman
Subject(s): Women – Abused; Violence


IN WHICH THE ANCIENT HISTORY I LEARN IS NOT MY OWN    Poem Text    
First Line: The linen map
Subject(s): England - History


IRISH INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman sits and spins. She makes no sound
Subject(s): Spinning; Ireland; Irish


IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Our way of life
Last Line: Coming home
Subject(s): Women; Women's Rights


MOTHER IRELAND    Poem Text    
First Line: At first
Subject(s): Ireland; Irish


MOTHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight the air smells of cut grass
Last Line: And my child's shadow longer than my own
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


NIGHTS OF CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother kept a stockpot
Last Line: Outside, the screams and stridency of mating
Subject(s): Home


NOCTURNE    Poem Text    
First Line: After a friend has gone I like the feel of it
Subject(s): Home


QUARANTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the worst hour of the worst season
Subject(s): Ireland - Famine


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Where in blind files
Last Line: Following the leaping tide
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


THAT THE SCIENCE OF CARTOGRAPHY IS LIMITED    Poem Text    
First Line: And not simply by the fact that this shading of
Subject(s): Food Habits; Ireland - Famine; Maps; Potatoes


THE BLACK LACE FAN MY MOTHER GAVE ME    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the first gift he ever gave her
Subject(s): Fans


THE DOLLS MUSEUM IN DUBLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The wounds are terrible. The paint is old
Last Line: With a terrible stare. But not feel it. And not know it
Subject(s): Dolls; Dublin, Ireland; Museums; Toys; Art Gallerys


THE EMIGRANT IRISH    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Like oil lamps we put them out the back
Last Line: Program. She has published nine volumes of poetry
Variant Title(s): The Emigrant Man
Subject(s): United States - Immigration & Emigtration


THE EROTICS OF HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sex and history. And skin and bone
Last Line: Could hear it but him: make me a heroine
Variant Title(s): Heroic
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Heroism; History; Heroes; Heroines; Historians


THE LOST LAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I have two daughters
Subject(s): Daughters; Ireland; Absence; Irish; Separation; Isolation


THE POMEGRANATE    Poem Text    
First Line: The only legend I have ever loved is
Subject(s): Pomegranates


THE ROOM IN WHICH MY FIRST CHILD SLEPT    Poem Text    
First Line: After a while I thought of it this way


THE WAR HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: This dry night, nothing unusual
Subject(s): War


THIS MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: A neighbourhood / at dusk
Last Line: Apples sweeten in the dark
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation