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Author: CARSON, ANNE
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Carson, Anne    Poet's Biography
107 poems available by this author


A STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I was reading a life of george eliot
Last Line: To hampstead and a station
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AND KNEELING AT THE EDGE OF THE TRANSPARENT SEA I SHALL SHAPE FOR ...    Poem Text    
First Line: A wife is in the grip of being
Last Line: Not a bird not a breath in sight
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of; Marriage; Sea; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean


AUDUBON    Poem Text    
First Line: Audubon perfected a new way of drawing birds that he called his
Last Line: In the second (more affordable) octavo edition (birds of america, 1844)
Subject(s): Audubon, John James (1785-1851)


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: 1. JUSTICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Geryon learned about justice from his brother quite early
Last Line: All trace of the world
Subject(s): Schools; Brothers


BOOK OF ISAIAH, PART 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Isaiah awoke angry
Last Line: He grinned in the dark, she went back inside
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


DIRT AND DESIRE: DIRTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dirt' may be defined as 'matter out of place.' the poached egg on
Last Line: Dirt confounds categories and mixes up form
Subject(s): Dirt


DIRT AND DESIRE: LIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Putting the lid on female purity was the chief concern and ritual point
Subject(s): Women; Weddings


DIRT AND DESIRE: TOUCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: As members of human society, perhaps the most difficult task we face
Last Line: Closed category where one does not belong
Subject(s): Women; Relationships; Touch (Sense)


DIRT AND DESIRE: WANTONS    Poem Text    
First Line: This condition of dry stability is never attained by the female physique
Last Line: Unrestrained by an alternate system, women would incline to complete wantonness
Subject(s): Women; Body, Human; Sex


DROP'T SONNET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: When a language drops a distinction (as e.G. English
Last Line: As / thine
Subject(s): Language


EPITAPH: ANNUNCIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Motion swept the world aside, aghast to white nerve nets
Last Line: Slow, from inside
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH: EUROPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once live x-rays stalked the hills as if they were
Last Line: Tattering on the daywall
Subject(s): Europe


EPITAPH: EVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: To get the sound take everything that is not the sound drop it
Last Line: Then drop the sound. Listen to the difference / shatter
Subject(s): Evil


EPITAPH: THAW    Poem Text    
First Line: Little clicks all night in the back lane there blackness
Last Line: Anvil of deep decree
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Fathers


EPITAPH: ZION    Poem Text    
First Line: Murderous little world once our objects had gazes. Our lives
Last Line: Who drank a bowl of elsewhere
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ESSAY ON ERROR (2ND DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: It is also true I dream about soiled suede gloves
Last Line: I still remember the phrase every time I pass that spot
Subject(s): Dreams; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


ESSAY ON WHAT I THINK ABOUT MOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Error. / and its emotions
Last Line: But that such mistakenness is valuable
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FATHER'S OLD BLUE CARDIGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it hangs on the back of the kitchen chair
Last Line: Because he is riding backwards
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Fathers; Love - Unrequited


FIRST CHALDAIC ORACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is something you should know
Last Line: Because it is out there (orchid) outside your and, it is
Subject(s): Reality


FLATMAN (1ST DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born in the circus. I play the flat man
Last Line: Not beethoven – beethoven I cannot flatten
Variant Title(s): My Show
Subject(s): Life


FLATMAN (2ND DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: If you see this card half out of my pocket you know
Last Line: And I can pay
Subject(s): Life


FREUD (1ST DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Freud spent the summer of 1876 in trieste
Last Line: "in fact nothing to do with them,"" he confided in a letter"
Subject(s): Freud; Sigmund (1856-1939)


FREUD (2ND DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: If you go to iowa visit the raptor center
Last Line: And find him right back on top
Subject(s): Freud; Sigmund (1856-1939)


HELEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Nights of a marriage are like an egypt in a woods
Last Line: Needs / one
Subject(s): Helen Of Troy; Marriage


HER BECKETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Going to visit my mother is like starting in on a piece by beckett
Last Line: And hides again
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


HOKUSAI    Poem Text    
First Line: Anger is a bitter lock
Last Line: Or crashed / together
Subject(s): Anger; Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849)


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: NIGHTHAWKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to run away with you tonight
Last Line: I wanted to run away with you tonight
Subject(s): Desire


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: SUMMER INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer smeared the day, you slid
Last Line: Spoke to themselves low, near / and tenderly
Subject(s): Summer


INTERVIEW WITH HARA TAMIKI: 1950    Poem Text    
First Line: I: death / ht: death made me grow up
Last Line: Ht: there is no shorter way home
Subject(s): Death; Love; Life


IRONY IS NOT ENOUGH: ESSAY ON MY LIFE AS CATHERINE DENEUVE (2D DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginnings are hard. Sappho put it sumply. Speaking of a young girl
Last Line: Lengths inch forward, not touching
Subject(s): Deneuve, Catherine; Irony


LAZARUS (1ST DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside the rock on which we live, another rock
Last Line: Nothing else goes on. While a blurred and breathless hour
Subject(s): Time; Life


LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: While talking to my mother I neaten things. Spines of books by the phone
Last Line: "it feel like burning, said the child trying to be
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


NEW RULE    Poem Text    
First Line: A new year's white morning of hard new ice
Last Line: So / clear
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Squirrels


NOTHING FOR IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your glassy wind breaks on a shoutless shore and stirs around the rose
Last Line: Nothing for it just row
Subject(s): Despair; Stoicism


NOW WHAT?    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead and you will lie dead
Last Line: Like something / breathed
Subject(s): Death


ON GERTRUDE STEIN ABOUT 9€‹:€‹30        Recitation
First Line: How curious. I had no idea! Today has ended.
Subject(s): Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)


ON HOMO SAPIENS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: With small cuts cro-magnon man
Last Line: Call storytellers blind—a taunt
Subject(s): Man; Story-telling


RECIPE        Recitation


RED MEAT - FRAGMENTS OF STESICHOROS: 1. GERYON    Poem Text    
First Line: Geryon was a monster everything about him was red
Last Line: Secret pup at the front end of another red day
Subject(s): Red (Color)


RETICENT SONNET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A pronoun is a kind of withdrawal from sonnet (as literary
Last Line: Brushing, brushing, brushing wild grapes onto truth
Subject(s): Sonnet (As Literary Form); Language


SHADOWBOXER    Poem Text    
First Line: Of the soldier who put a spear through christ's side on the cross
Last Line: Was a face all still as dew in april. Hook. Jab. Jab
Subject(s): Death; Jesus Christ


SHORT LIST. LONGING, A DOCUMENTARY    Poem Text    
First Line: 1. Night / river
Last Line: Subtitle: night is not a fact
Subject(s): Work


SONNET ISOLATE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A sonnet is a rectangle upon the page
Last Line: While using only two pronouns, “I” and “not-I
Subject(s): Sonnet (As Literary Form); Language


SONNET OF ADDRESSING OSCAR WILDE        Recitation
Subject(s): Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)


STRANGE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: 3 a.M. Cool palace roar of oakland night
Last Line: Clear at this hour
Subject(s): Night; Hate


THAT STRENGTH    Poem Text    
First Line: That strength. Mother, dug out. Hammered, chained
Last Line: Mother / broke
Subject(s): Mothers


THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, PART 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Isaiah walked for three years in the valley of vision
Last Line: Thus their contract continued
Subject(s): Bible


THE FALL OF ROME: A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: By this time tomorrow I will be a man of rome
Subject(s): Rome


THE GLASS ESSAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I can hear little chicks inside my dream
Last Line: It walked out of the light
Subject(s): Love – Unrequited; Psychiatry; Mothers & Daughters; Fathers; Home Life; Women's Rights; Solitude; Alzheimer's Disease; Dreams; Anger; Love – Nature Of; Love – Loss Of; Bronte, Emily (1818-1848); Bronte, Charlotte (1816-1855); Man-woman Relationships


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: A TOWN I HAVE HEARD OF    Poem Text    
First Line: In the middle of nowhere
Last Line: On the stove
Subject(s): Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ANNA TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: What an anxious existence I led
Last Line: Is dear to us
Subject(s): Anxiety


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: APOSTLE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: After your death
Last Line: Beautiful the nerves pouring around in her like palace fire
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Death


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: BRIDE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hanging on the daylight black
Last Line: Noon the demander was waiting for me
Subject(s): Brides


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: DEATH TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: This day whenever I pause
Last Line: Its noise


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: DESERT TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sage came back in
Last Line: Waiting itself
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Homecoming; Waiting


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: EMILY TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Riches in a little room
Last Line: It meant to / her
Subject(s): Messages & Messangers


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ENTGEGENWARTIGUNG TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard you are coming after me
Last Line: You went past.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Fear


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: FREUD TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Devil say I am an unlocated
Last Line: Devil outlived devil in
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: HOLDERLIN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: You are mad to mourn alone
Last Line: Props hurtle past you
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Mourning


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: JUDAS TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Not a late hour not unlit rows
Last Line: Not morsel not I
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LEAR TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Clamor the bells falling bells
Last Line: Into the kill-hole
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Winter


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LOVE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: She ran in
Last Line: Down her back
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LUCK TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Digging a hole
Last Line: A man struck gold
Subject(s): Luck


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: MEMORY TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: In each one of you I paint
Last Line: 140 miles
Subject(s): Nuclear Waste


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ONE-MAN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It's magritte weather today said max
Last Line: Ernst knocking his head on a boulder
Subject(s): Weather


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: PUSHKIN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It has rules
Last Line: Or will be by the time our eyes are ember
Subject(s): Chance; Love


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: SEPTEMBER TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: One fear is that
Last Line: Brother from the police
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: SYLVIA TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: The burners and the starvers
Last Line: Lay on the desk
Subject(s): April


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: THOMAS TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hand in hand into his mind never
Last Line: A thought came but that other. / followed
Subject(s): Thought


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOLERANCE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold cup 1 woman 2
Last Line: Gold cup 1
Subject(s): Women


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN A-ROVING    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no god but
Last Line: Of gold as if they would break
Subject(s): God


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN GONE TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: There was distant thunder that was its
Last Line: Was a creature's heart. / plunged
Subject(s): Death


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF BATHSHEBA'S CROSSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside a room in amsterdam
Last Line: On tracks and side roads
Subject(s): Rembrandt Harmensz Van Riij (1606-1669); Amsterdam, Netherlands


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF FINDING OUT ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I had made a mistake
Last Line: Audible to you
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF GRETA GARBO    Poem Text    
First Line: When my idol left it broke
Last Line: Hearing still hear
Subject(s): Loss


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF MY FAREWELL TO YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Look what a thousand blue thousand white
Last Line: Blowing down the road
Subject(s): Farewell


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF SPRING ONCE AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring is always like what it used to be'
Last Line: Reached us
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Spring


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DEATH OF SIN    Poem Text    
First Line: What is sin?
Last Line: Black as a wind over the forests
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Sin


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DRAGON VEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: If you wake up too early listen for it
Last Line: To. / time
Subject(s): Sound


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE EXHUMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Old mother fingers coming down through the dark
Last Line: At the back
Subject(s): Soul


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE LITTLE MOUTHFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Without arrows how?
Last Line: Through by the bowstring
Subject(s): Arrows; Archers & Archery


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE MAN IN THE MIND AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty-five / to four a
Last Line: Of night like a / pairing
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE NOON STACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Midi
Last Line: Midi
Subject(s): Noon


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE SOUND OF A TWIG BREAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Their faces I thought were knives
Last Line: Out of his hand and impales / itself
Subject(s): Night


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE WRONG QUESTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: How. / walls are built why
Last Line: Do they eat—light?
Subject(s): Walls


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF UNEVEN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: If he had loved me he would have seen me
Last Line: At an upstairs window brow beating against the glass
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN ON THE WAY THROUGH GOD'S WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me / have you ever seen
Last Line: Old freight car the word for god's / woods
Subject(s): Faces


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: WOLF TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Let tigers. / kill them bears
Last Line: Hear a cloud pass / overhead
Subject(s): Death – Animals


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: BY GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes by night I don't know why
Last Line: Little by little the first union
Subject(s): Death


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: DEFLECT    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a friend who is red hot with pain
Last Line: Subsided behind a heap of blueblack syllables
Subject(s): Pain; Language


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S BELOVEDS REMAIN TRUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Chaos overshadows us
Last Line: We have been instructed to call this his love
Subject(s): God; Conduct Of Life


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S CHRIST THEORY    Poem Text    
First Line: God had no emotions but wished temporarily
Last Line: They are saving to move to los angeles
Subject(s): God; Jesus Christ


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S HANDIWORK    Poem Text    
First Line: The best way to insult god
Last Line: Which god has worked on
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S JUSTICE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the beginning there were days set aside for various tasks
Last Line: Its black wings vibrated in and out
Subject(s): God; Justice


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you angry at nature? Said god to his woman
Last Line: Choose, said god
Subject(s): God; Women


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight in the kitchen is a sign of god
Last Line: Put away your sadness, it is a mantle of work
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: MY RELIGION    Poem Text    
First Line: My religion makes no sense
Last Line: With its rifle butt.
Subject(s): Religion


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: TERESA OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Teresa lived in a personal black cube
Last Line: It was indeed rent
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GOD COUP    Poem Text    
First Line: God is a grand heart cut
Last Line: When the lens kept melting
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GOD FIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes god will drop a fit on you
Last Line: To escape god who is burning, untended
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GRACE THAT COMES BY VIOLENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yours is not (I regret to say) the story they tell
Last Line: Cleansed now
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE WOLF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a painting we will be erased, no one can remain
Last Line: Things are as hard as you make them
Subject(s): Wolves; Death


TRIPLE SONNET OF THE PLUSH PONY PART 3    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A body in the dawn
Last Line: Thy breath
Subject(s): Language; Horses


TV MEN: AKHMATOVA (TREATMENT FOR A SCRIPT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you love him? I don't know. I believe he is my fate
Subject(s): Akhmatova, Anna (1889-1966)


TV MEN: LAZARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes I admit a degree of unease about my
Last Line: Of the vermin in his ten fingers and I stand back to wait for the miracle
Subject(s): Motion Pictures, Documentary; God; Television; Names


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 1. CHAMBRE    Poem Text    
First Line: A curiously tender man and yet
Last Line: On rustling coats or shawls
Subject(s): Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910)


VICTORY MUST BE A SUMPREMELY GLORIOUS EXPERIENCE SAID A WOMAN TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: 2:22 am too hot to sleep
Last Line: A defeat he replied
Subject(s): War; Hate; Fear; Defeat; Victory; Wellington, Duke Of