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Author: COLE, HENRI
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Cole, Henri    Poet's Biography
21 poems available by this author


40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Opening a vein he called my radial
Last Line: Rubbed my arm, which, once, pricked, had tingled, then bruised
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


A HALF-LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no sun today
Last Line: Even the gulls above the silver ferry
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


BEACH WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: I found a baby shark on the beach.
Subject(s): Seaside


BIRTHDAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When I was a boy, we called it punishment
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


CAPE COD ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it is only words


CHERRY BLOSSOM STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Draping my body in the usual sterile manner,


CHIFFON MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I am lying in bed with my mother
Last Line: If it's suffering or joy behind her tears
Variant Title(s): Chiffon Morning: I
Subject(s): Mothers


CHILDLESSNESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: For many years I wanted a child
Subject(s): Mothers & Sons


EMBERS        Recitation by Author


FATHER'S JEWELRY BOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Home for a weekend retreat
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


GRAVITY AND CENTER    Poem Text    


GREEN SHADE    Poem Text    
First Line: With my head on his spotted back
Subject(s): Deer


HOMOSEXUALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: First I saw the round bill, like a bud
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NECESSARY AND IMPOSSIBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a nation born in the quiet part of the mind
Last Line: Pushing out of their element into mine
Subject(s): Nations


OIL & STEEL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


OLYMPIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Tired, hungry, hot, I climbed the steep slope


POPPIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Waking from comalike sleep, I saw the poppies,
Subject(s): Poppies


SYCAMORES        Recitation by Author


THE MINIMUM CIRCUS    Poem Text    
First Line: From the marks on their coats
Last Line: This is what life is supposed to be
Subject(s): Circus


TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Then out of the darkness leapt a bare hand


WEST POINT REMEMBERED       
First Line: Such is the way with monumental things
Last Line: Cut loose the very detritus of our lives
Subject(s): United States - Military Academy