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Author: BOSSELAAR, LAURE-ANNE
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Bosselaar, Laure-anne    Poet's Biography
36 poems available by this author


    Poem Text    
First Line: The drop caught / in the curl behind your left ear lobe
Last Line: Tip of my tongue.
Subject(s): Bodies; Details; Love - Erotic; Man-woman Relationships; Shaving; Water; Zen Buddhism; Things; Male-female Relations


7 A.M., A MAN AND A WOMAN       
First Line: Drive through utah. They're silent
Last Line: The sun pulls back toward noon.
Subject(s): Absence; Bodies; Colors; Deserts; Food & Eating; Man-woman Relationships; Sex; Silence; Travel; Utah; Separation; Isolation; Male-female Relations; Journeys; Trips


A PARIS BLACKBIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the seine's left bank, near the pont-neuf, on the mansard roof
Last Line: The scruffy blackbird -- and listen for the cry caught in her bronze throat.
Subject(s): Bird-watching; Blackbirds; Creative Ability; Knowledge; Louvre, Paris; Museums; Paris, France; Seine (River), France; Inspiration; Creativity; Art Gallerys


A SUNDAY DRIVE THROUGH EAGLE COUNTRY       
First Line: Near no name, colorado
Last Line: I knew I'd lost it.
Subject(s): Colorado (State); Creative Ability; Death; Deer; Loss; Mahler, Gustav (1860-1911); Metaphor; Poetry & Poets; Pregnancy; Writer's Block; Writing & Writers; Inspiration; Creativity; Dead, The; Similes


AFTER A NOISY NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The man I love enters the kitchen
Last Line: And kiss him, kiss him.
Subject(s): Coffee; Gratitude; Habits; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Morning; Prayer; Sleep; Male-female Relations


AT SAVAGE RIVER LODGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the trees


AT THE MUSEE RODIN IN PARIS    Poem Text    
First Line: In front of a window
Last Line: A shadow to the ground.
Subject(s): Air; Museums; Paris, France; Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917); Sculpture & Sculptors; Secrets; Art Gallerys


CHANEL NO. 5       
First Line: One by one, my mother dips her gauloises bleues
Last Line: The longing for her from my throat -- and spit.
Subject(s): Desire; Experience; Longing; Mothers & Daughters; Perfume; Secrets; Sin; Smoking; Solitude; Temptation; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes; Loneliness


COMMUNITY GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I watch the man bend over his patch,
Subject(s): Gardening And Gardens


DINNER AT WHO'S WHO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Amidst swirling wine


ENGLISH FLAVORS    Poem Text    
First Line: I love to lick english the way I licked the hard
Last Line: Flavored and sharp -- to the ambiguities of meaning.
Subject(s): English Language; Language; Mouths; Nuns; Pleasure; Taste (Sense); Words; Vocabulary


ENGLISH FLAVORS    Poem Text    
First Line: I love to lick english the way I licked the hard
Last Line: Flavored and sharp -- to the ambiguities of meaning.
Subject(s): English Language; English Language; Language; Mouths; Nuns; Pleasure; Taste (Sense); Words; Vocabulary


FALLEN       
First Line: A friend had a minnesota catalogue company
Last Line: In a glass jar, and place it under the word fallen.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Dahlias; Poetry & Poets; Privacy; Redemption; Inspiration; Creativity


FILTHY SAVIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Look at this storm, the idiot


FOUNTAIN IN AVIGNON       
First Line: Here, lovely retching moss-capped cherub: this penny's for you
Last Line: Throw them back, throw them out.
Subject(s): Angels; Avignon, France; Disdain; Faith; Fountains; Gratitude; Prayer; Wishes; Scorn; Belief; Creed


FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the viscous heart I hide from you:
Subject(s): Friendship


GARAGE SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sold her bed for a song.


INVENTORY       
First Line: Thanksgiving today. Soaked with sleet
Last Line: Here: in america. In america.
Subject(s): Belgium; Confessions; Daughters; Gardens & Gardening; Gratitude; Holidays; Honor; Larch Trees; Loss; Memory; Moving & Movers; Numbers; Omens; Refugees; Sons; Thanksgiving Day; Time; United States - Immigration & Emigtration


LEEK STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: In bruges, was a cul-de-sac so narrow
Last Line: Float out over the canals.
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium; Children; Future Life; Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Love; Muskrats; Pain; Redemption; Salvation; Tongues; Torture; Violence; Youth; Childhood; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Judaism; Suffering; Misery


LOVING YOU IN FLEMISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me love you in my tongue tonight
Last Line: Verget awe noam en al de rest . . .
Subject(s): Antwerp, Belgium; Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Food & Eating; Language; Love; Lust; Man-woman Relationships; Memmeling, John (1430-1495); Metaphor; Ostend, Belgium; Prostitution; Tongues; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter;


MARCH CHIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Day dithers, no wind or breeze, and light


PETITION TO BE INCONSOLABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen to this: rationalism--


PLASTIC BEATITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Our neighbors, the pazzotis, live in a long
Last Line: To their last temptation.
Subject(s): Blessings; Electricity; Extermination & Exterminators; Family Life; Insects; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Neighbors; Toys; Women In The Bible; Relatives; Bugs; Virgin Mary


SO IT'S TODAY    Poem Text    
First Line: And in the chokecherry this year
Last Line: For a few more days of summer.
Subject(s): Autumn; Change; Gifts & Giving; Leaves; Longevity; Seasons; Summer; Time; Fall


STILLBIRTH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: On a platform, I heard someone call out your name:
Subject(s): Grief; Stillbirth; Sorrow; Sadness; Death - Childbirth


THE CELLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I want my father to stop sending me down there
Last Line: Yet another cry for mercy.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Antwerp, Belgium; Betrayal; Cellars; Duty; Fathers & Daughters; Food Habits; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Penance; Potatoes; Shame; Survival; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Basements; Shoah; Judaism


THE FEATHER AT BREENDONCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I am praying again, god -- pale god
Last Line: That's all we needed: a good war . . .
Subject(s): Absence; Angels; Concentration Camps; Fathers & Daughters; Feathers; Guilt; Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Memory; Prayer; Relationships; Salvation; Separation; Isolation; Judaism


THE HOUR BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF: 1. THE GOOD OGRE'S BEARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Home from the nuns once a month
Last Line: Give me to him, may he live for ever and ever, amen.
Subject(s): Children; Relationships; Wishes; Childhood


THE HOUR BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF: 2. HERMAN THE BASTARD       
First Line: He died alone, herman the bastard
Last Line: Ach ja, child, he says, humanity!
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Children; Escapes; Relationships; Story-telling; Estrangement; Outcasts; Childhood; Fugitives


THE HOUR BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF: 3. FEEDING THE RABBITS    Poem Text    
First Line: He wraps his scarf around my neck
Last Line: That howling will chew up your soul!
Subject(s): Advice; Animals; Bells; Children; Churches; Paranoia; Rabbits; Relationships; Childhood; Cathedrals; Hares


THE HOUR BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF: 4. THE HOUR BETWEEN DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: The roofs of wool row are charcoal
Last Line: I don't listen, I don't listen.
Subject(s): Bells; Children; Dusk; Farewell; Relationships; Childhood; Parting


THE MACHINATIONS OF THE MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: The car crash we passed when I was five
Last Line: What spins and claws in our rearview mirrors.
Subject(s): Dreams; Grief; Habits; Housekeeping; Memory; Order; Reason; Selectivity; Violence; Nightmares; Sorrow; Sadness; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PALLOR OF SURVIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm lucky: autumn is flawless today
Last Line: Turns, an open gate.
Subject(s): Christianity; Converts, Catholic; Evans, Bill (1929-1980); Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath; Jews; Loss; Moving & Movers; Nuns; Refugees; Survival; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Violence; Judaism


THE WORLDS IN THIS WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Doors were left open in heaven again
Last Line: That's the curse, that's the miracle --
Subject(s): Change; Experience; Faith; Fate; Heaven; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Life; Mortality; Permanence; Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926); Time; Transience; Belief; Creed; Destiny; Paradise; Shoah; Judaism; Impermanence


THIS MORNING, GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Four a.M. Snow on the roof like a stone slab
Last Line: The incessant beating in my chest for two now.
Subject(s): Coffee; Dawn; Habits; Man-woman Relationships; Marriage; Memory; Morning; Past; Prayer; Silence; Solitude; Sunrise; Male-female Relations; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Loneliness


UNABLE TO FIND    Poem Text    
First Line: The right way to get out of bed
Last Line: Make plans for summer -- winter even.
Subject(s): Activity; Fate; Future Life; Longing; Morning; Exercise; Destiny; Retribution; Eternity; After Life