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Author: COWLEY, MALCOLM
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Cowley, Malcolm    Poet's Biography
40 poems available by this author


BARN DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: He had been happy thinking she might love him
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


BILL GEORGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Old bill george


BLUE JUNIATA    Poem Text    
First Line: Farmhouses curl like horns of plenty, hide
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


BONES OF A HOUSE    Poem Text    


CHATEAU DE SOUPIR: 1917    Poem Text    
First Line: Jean tells me that the senator
Last Line: A perforated pepper box.
Subject(s): Love; Paintings & Painters


CHESTNUT RIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The northern turnpike winds


COAL TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: They scarred the hillside here to build a town
Last Line: Beauty is hammering, pounding through my brain.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


DANNY    Poem Text    
First Line: You marched off southward with the fire of twenty
Subject(s): American Civil War


DAY COACH    Poem Text    
First Line: Tickets please
Last Line: He stumbled off with his burden of stars and hills.
Subject(s): Railroads; Stations Of The Cross; Tourists; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


EMPTY BARN, DEAD FARM    Poem Text    
First Line: Houses are incidents, barns four-square and real
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


FOR ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Then die! / outside the prison gawk
Last Line: Like ashes in the winds of god.
Subject(s): Bartholomew, Saint (1st Century); Saints


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: If I told you that in this house
Last Line: Nothing more than this.
Subject(s): History; Home; Historians


INTERMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: We have lived too long together in this room


LAUREL MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen: we were working in the woods


MOONRISE    Poem Text    
First Line: The dance was over. There was one last fiddle


MOUNTAIN FARM    Poem Text    
First Line: I watched the agony of a mountain farm
Last Line: All the night through an open and empty door.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


MOUNTAIN VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lost in this mountain valley, we have struggled
Last Line: Staring down at our cornfields covetously.
Subject(s): Death; Old Age; Dead, The


NOCTURNAL LANDSCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: I said: the moon is obviously a boat


PASSPORT BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was a virgin
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


POEM FOR TWO VOICES    Poem Text    
First Line: We will make our way out of this city


PROPHETIC    Poem Text    
First Line: With blocks of broken asphalt where the streets ran once


RESTAURATEUR WITH MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Knishes, kisses
Subject(s): Restaurants; Jews; Cafes; Diners; Judaism


ROXANNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Was flatbush born, was twenty-six
Subject(s): Women; Suicide; Survival


RUNAWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now after bob had fed the cattle
Last Line: Westward again, and was gone forever.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Travel; Agriculture; Farmers; Journeys; Trips


SEVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I woke and could not see the familiar white


SUDDEN ENCOUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The worm twisted down-stream into the depths of the pool


THE DRY SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: I climbed the mountain, to its inmost crags


THE EATER OF DARKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dipping an adroit hand into his hat


THE FIRSTBORN    Poem Text    
First Line: What can I offer you now, now


THE HILL ABOVE THE MINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody comes to the graveyard on the hill
Last Line: Your white bones drifting like herons across the moon.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Labor & Laborers; Graveyards; Work; Workers


THE LONG VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not that the pines were darker there
Last Line: At home, in my own country
Subject(s): Home


THE LOST PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bedroom on the courtyard, and the tree


THE MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a noon of freedom
Subject(s): Mothers


THE SOURCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hot afternoon


THE STREETS OF AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: All night waiting, in an empty house


THE URN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanderers outside the gate, in hollow


THREE HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: There is beauty for some


TOWARDS A MORE PASSIONATE APPREHENSION OF LIFE AND DEDICATED       
First Line: It was an arduous task. The man must be a genius.
Subject(s): Dadaism


TRANSLUCENT FINGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Translucent fingers on the yellow keys
Last Line: To live among the other waxen flowers.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Old Age


TWO SWANS    Poem Text    
First Line: One morning during carnival they found two
Last Line: Fixedly into a fixed and empty sky.
Subject(s): Birds; Nature; Old Age