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Author: BURNS, RALPH
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Burns, Ralph    Poet's Biography
16 poems available by this author


A BOAT IS A LEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: After my student went to the doctor to
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


AERIAL IN THE PINES    Poem Text    
First Line: To cut off the top branches
Subject(s): Pine Trees


AND LEAVE SHOW BUSINESS?    Poem Text    
First Line: This elephant keeper shoved a hose up


BARBED WIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Two or more strands twisted together


DEBRIS    Poem Text    
First Line: By 10:30 the trash truck has digested


FISHING IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: A man staring at a small lake sees
Last Line: Two songs, two breaths on the water
Subject(s): Sports


FOR MY WIFE, ON OUR SON'S THIRD BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: This time he claims he's hitting a lion drive
Last Line: Beyond the bounds of the world
Subject(s): Children


FORMS OF CONVERSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Measured in miles or kilometers


IN THE BATHROOM MIRROR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: The upland falls behind the house


MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Didn't I think of the clasp
Last Line: Out of the wild time unseen, sweet flower of improvisation
Subject(s): Golf; Aging


RID OF HOGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Your hogs have taken part in the great conversation
Subject(s): Pigs; Boars; Hogs


STELLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Flap, flap went the mind of the bird


SWIMMING POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: We dropped rubber bricks to the bottom
Last Line: To his scalp but finned at top
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers; Fathers & Sons


THE COMFORT OF A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night I woke to the smell of furnace gas
Subject(s): Women; Hunting


YES NO DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Every day he thought before he went outside