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Author: CREELEY, ROBERT
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Creeley, Robert    Poet's Biography
368 poems available by this author


A BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: We have a song for the death in her body
Subject(s): Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


A BIRTHDAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Shall we address it
Subject(s): Birthdays


A COUNTERPOINT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let me be my own fool
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


A DAY AT THE BEACH        Recitation by Author


A DEDICATION        Recitation by Author


A FOLK SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Hitch up honey for the
Subject(s): Horse Racing


A FORM OF ADAPTATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My enemies came to get me
Subject(s): Enemies; Love


A FORM OF WOMEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I have come far enough
Subject(s): Love


A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: On the street I am met with constant hostility
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


A GIFT OF GREAT VALUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh that horse I see so high
Subject(s): Animals; Gifts & Giving; Horses; Parents; Parenthood


A MARRIAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The first retainer / he gave to her
Subject(s): Men


A METHOD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Patterns/of sounds, endless
Subject(s): Sounds


A NIGHT SKY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All the grass


A PIECE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: One and


A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: If the water forms


A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: If the water forms


A PRAYER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Bless/something small
Subject(s): Simplicity


A REASON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Each gesture


A SIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Quicker/than that, can't


A SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I had wanted a quiet testament
Subject(s): Singing & Singersand Singers


A STEP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Things/come and go
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


A TALLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A tally of forces, consequent


A TOKEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My lady


A VARIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: My son who is stranger
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


A WICKER BASKET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Comes the time when it's later
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A WISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: So much rain
Last Line: Ways of water
Subject(s): Wishes


AFTER FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: He comes here


AFTER LORCA        Recitation
First Line: The church is a business, and the rich / are the business men
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: He is thinking of everyone
Last Line: Talks and talks
Subject(s): Aging


AIR: CAT BIRD SINGING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Cat bird singing
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


AIR: THE LOVE OF A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The love of a woman
Subject(s): Love


ALBA    Poem Text    
First Line: Your tits are rosy in the dawn
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


ALL THAT IS LOVELY IN MEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Nothing for a dirty man
Last Line: That is lovely in women
Subject(s): Men


AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: America, you ode for reality
Last Line: Us, and nowhere but you to be
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations


AN IRISHMAN'S LAMENT ON THE APPROACHING WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Hello to you, lady


AN OBSCENE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The girl in the bikini, my
Subject(s): Desire


AND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A pretty party for people


ANGER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The time is
Subject(s): Anger


APPLE UPPFLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Vanity (like a belly


AS REAL AS THINKING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Wonders created


AS WE SIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is a long


AWAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Yourself walked in the room tonight


BALLAD OF THE DESPAIRING HUSBAND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My wife and I lived all alone
Subject(s): Divorce; Men


BERLIN: FIRST NIGHT & EARLY MORNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I've lost place
Subject(s): Berlin, Germany


BRESSON'S MOVIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A movie of robert
Subject(s): Bresson, Robert (1907-1999); Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


BRICK        Recitation


BROKEN BACK BLUES    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: O yr facing reality now
Last Line: It is a hopeless world
Subject(s): Blues (Music); Jazz; Music & Musicians


BUT YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sitting next to you


CANZONE    Poem Text    
First Line: As would any sound make
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


CHANSON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh, let petit rondelay!
Subject(s): Aging


CHASING THE BIRD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The sun sets unevenly and the people
Last Line: To me a mangle is.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


CHICAGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Say that you're


CREDO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Creo que si ... I believe
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


CROWD        Recitation by Author


DAMON & PYTHIAS    Poem Text    
First Line: When he got into bed
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Dead, The


DEAR DOROTHY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Dean. Dorothy (1932-1987)


DEATH OF VENUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamt her sensual proportions


DIMENSIONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Little places as


DISTANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Hadn't I been
Subject(s): Separation


DIVISIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Order. Order. The bottle contains


DON'T SIGN ANYTHING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Riding the horse as was my wont
Subject(s): Activity; Exercise


EL NOCHE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the court-
Subject(s): Moon


ENOUGH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is possible, in words, to speak


ENTRE NOUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I can't hope then the hell with it
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


EROS    Poem Text    
First Line: Also the headache of
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Disappointment


EVERY DAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


FACES        Recitation by Author


FANCY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Do you know what


FATHERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Scattered, aslant
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Dead, The


FIRE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Clear smoke
Last Line: To go on
Subject(s): Fire; Solitude; Loneliness


FLESH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Awful rushes at times


FLOWERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Nothing less than one thing
Subject(s): Flowers


FOLLOWING THE DRINKING GOURD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Present again


FOR A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: You are the one man
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR A SCREAMING LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pumping away pumping away


FOR AN ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Where you dream of water
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


FOR ANNE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love; Resignation


FOR DAVID        Recitation by Author


FOR FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: For fear I want
Last Line: Into old hurt?
Subject(s): Fear; Love - Complaints


FOR FRIENDSHIP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR HELEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I can remember anything


FOR IRVING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At seventeen women were strange & forbidden phenomenons
Subject(s): Aging; Women


FOR JOEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Some simple
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR LOVE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Yesterday I wanted to
Subject(s): Love


FOR MARTIN        Recitation by Author
First Line: In the narcotic and act


FOR MY MOTHER: GENEVIEVE JULES CREELEY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Tender, semi- / articulate flickers
Subject(s): Mothers


FOR NO CLEAR REASON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamt last night
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


FOR RAINER GERHARDT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Impossible, rightly, to define these
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR SOMEBODY'S MARRIAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All night in a toughtful
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR TED BERRIGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: After, size of place
Last Line: Thinking of you.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


FOR THE NEW YEAR (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: From something in the trees
Last Line: Of doing nothing right
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR W.C.W.    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The pleasure of the wit sustains
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


FOR YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Like watching rings expand in the water


FOUR DAYS IN VERMONT    Poem Text    
First Line: Window's tree trunk's predominant face


FRAGMENTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Decorous, and forbearing further correction


FROM PICO & THE WOMAN: A LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love god, we rather man, than


GANGSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: He said, turning, unconcious of


GEMINI    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Two eyes, two hands


GNOMIC VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the road up the hill into the house
Subject(s): Time; Nature


GOING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is nothing


GOING TO BED    Poem Text    
First Line: That dim shattering character of nerves


GOODBYE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She stood at the window> there was
Subject(s): Anger; Farewell; Parting


GREENDOON'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: It's the greyness said greendon


GROUND ZERO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What's after or before
Last Line: All turned to dust
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War; World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


GUIDO, I' VORREI CHE, TU E LAPO ET IO    Poem Text    
First Line: Guido, I would that you, me & lapo


HART CRANE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Answer: how old
Last Line: Had broke this thing
Variant Title(s): Hart Crane 2
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


HART CRANE (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He had been stuttering, by the edge
Last Line: Hart crane. / hart
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


HAVING TO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


HELAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Helas! Or christus fails


HELLO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: With a quick


HELSINKI WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Go out into brightened
Subject(s): Weather; Helsinki, Finland


HERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What/has happened


HEROES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In all those stories the hero
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines


HOLD IT        Recitation by Author


HOME AGAIN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Home


I    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Is the grandson
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


I AM HELD BY MY FEAR OF DEATH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Dead, The


I KEEP TO MYSELF SUCH MEASURES €    Poem Text    
First Line: I keep to myself such


I KNOW A MAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As I sd to my
Subject(s): Friendship; Driving & Drivers


I'LL BE HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a lake of clear water


IF YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you were going to get a pet
Subject(s): Pets


IN A BOAT SHED    Poem Text    
First Line: I waited too long
Subject(s): Waiting


IN AN ACT OF PITY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Loss; Man-woman Relationships; Pity; Male-female Relations


IN SECRET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


INSIDE MY HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside my head a common room,
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


INTERVALS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who/am I
Subject(s): Identity


IT IS AT TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Of them, undefined


JACK'S BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm going to roll up
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


JE VOUS DANS LE HASARD TOUS LES BIENS QUE J'ESPERE    Poem Text    
First Line: When you said 'accidental'


JUGGLER'S THOUGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Heads up to the sky


JUST FRIENDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out of the table endlessly rocking
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


JUST FRIENDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out of the table endlessly rocking
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


KATE'S    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I were you


KORE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As I was walking
Subject(s): Men; Persephone; Proserpine; Proserpina


LADY BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: A lady asks me
Subject(s): Love


LADY IN BLACK    Poem Text    
First Line: The mental picture which the


LE FOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who plots, then, the lines
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


LIKE THEY SAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Underneath the tree on some
Subject(s): Woodpeckers


LITTLETON, N.H.    Poem Text    
First Line: Day/diminutive


LOOK, LOVE    Poem Text    


LOS GUITARISTAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The music is a dance
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


LOST AT SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: All pull together now
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Abuse; Convicts


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The thing comes
Subject(s): Love


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not enough. The question: what is
Subject(s): Love


LOVE COMES QUIETLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


LOVER'S LEAP        Recitation by Author


MEDALLION    Poem Text    
First Line: Light, a form, a


MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When the rain stops
Subject(s): Rain


MIND'S HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Minds heart, it must
Subject(s): Truth


MR. WARNER    Poem Text    
First Line: By location, e.G. Where


MY LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: It falleth like a stick
Subject(s): Love


NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hippety hoppety down


NAUGHTY BOY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When he brings home a whale
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


NAUGHTY WATERS        Recitation by Author


NEW YEAR'S    Poem Text    
First Line: The end of the year wears its facein the moon
Subject(s): New Year; Love


NOT AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I am embarrassed
Subject(s): Self


NOT NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: I can see you
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


NOW THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When love is for-
Subject(s): Love


OF YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of a few years
Subject(s): Time


OH MABEL        Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh mabel


OH NO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you wander far enough


OLD SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Take off your clothes, love
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


ON VACATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Things seem empty
Last Line: Driven by that density home
Subject(s): Emptiness; Vacation


ONE DAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


ONE WAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Of the two, one


OUT OF SIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: He thinks/always thinks


PIECES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I didn't/want


PIECES OF CAKE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Pieces of cake crumbling


PLACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Thinking of you asleep on
Subject(s): Sleep


PLACES        Recitation by Author


PLAGUE       
First Line: When the world has become a pestilence
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


PLEASE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh god, let's go
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POEM FOR BEGINNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: And I could see in the clearing


POEM FOR BOB LEED    Poem Text    
First Line: O we sang then whose voices


POEM FOR D.H. LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Always the self returns to


PRESENCES: A TEXT FOR MARISOL        Recitation by Author


QUICK STEP    Poem Text    
First Line: More gaily, dance


REMARKS ON GREGORY CORSO        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Corso, Gregory (1930-2001)


RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Quiet as is proper for such places


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: READING/RUSSELL SAYS, 'THERE IS NO RHINOCEROS IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wittgenstein's insistence to russell's
Variant Title(s): "roman Sketchbook: Reading/Russell Says, ""there Is No ...;
Subject(s): Philosophy & Philosophers


SANINE TO LEDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the road the blackness bends


SATURDAY AFTERNOON    Poem Text    
First Line: It was like a monster come to dinner


SELF-PORTRAIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He wants to be/a brutal old man
Subject(s): Aging; Love; Hate


SHE WENT TO STAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Trying to chop mother down is like
Last Line: I couldn't
Subject(s): Loyalty; Mothers


SING SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I sing the song of the sleeping wife
Subject(s): Sleep


SITTING HERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Roof's peak is eye
Last Line: We were as gone
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


SO BIG    Poem Text    
First Line: The night's eye


SOME ECHOES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


SOME PLACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I resolved it, I


SOMETHING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I approach with such


SOMETHING FOR EASTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I pulled the street us as you suggested
Subject(s): Easter; The Resurrection


SOMEWHERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The galloping collection of boards
Subject(s): Home


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: What I took in my hand
Last Line: Grows in weight
Subject(s): Fate; Man-woman Relationships


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Were I myself more blithe


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: God give you pardon from gratitude
Subject(s): Gratitude


SONG        Recitation by Author
First Line: I wouldn't embarrass you ever


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What do you want
Subject(s): Love


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I had wanted a quiet testament


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Those rivers run from that land
Subject(s): Life


SOPA    Poem Text    
First Line: That old black goober that I ate
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SPRING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: These are the places
Subject(s): Spring


STILL LIFE OR    Poem Text    
First Line: Mobiles:/that the wind can catch at


STOMPING WITH CATALLUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My love - my love says
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


SWINGING DOWN CENTRAL    Poem Text    
First Line: No matter what color my pants are


THANK YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: O kindness, kindness, these virtues are
Subject(s): Kindness


THE ANIMAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Shaking the head from
Subject(s): Animals; Human Beings


THE ANSWER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Will we speak to each other


THE APOLOGY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I think to compose a sonnet


THE AWAKENING    Poem Text    
First Line: He feels small as he awakens


THE BALL GAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The one damn time (7th inning)
Subject(s): Baseball


THE BED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She walks in beauty like a lake
Subject(s): Marriage; Love - Erotic; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: What did you say to me


THE BIRD, THE BIRD, THE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: With the spring flowers I likewise am
Last Line: Implacable, but content
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


THE BOOK        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Books & Reading


THE BOX    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Three sides


THE BUSINESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To be in love is like going out / side
Last Line: There are records
Subject(s): Love


THE CANTOS    Poem Text    
First Line: To make peace (borso


THE CAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


THE CARNIVAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Whereas the man who hits
Subject(s): Love


THE CHANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: For whatever, it could


THE CHANGES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: People don't act
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE CHARM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My children are, to me
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE CIRCLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Houses in/the ring


THE CITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not from that


THE COMMENTARY        Recitation by Author


THE CONSPIRACY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You send me your poems
Last Line: If you will send me one of you
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE CRACKS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Don't step/so lightly. Break


THE CRISIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let me say (in anger) that since the day we were married
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE CROW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The crow in the cage in the dining-room
Last Line: Knowing there is nothing he wants
Subject(s): Hate


THE DISAPPOINTMENT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Had you the eyes of a goat
Subject(s): Disappointment


THE DISHONEST MAILMAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They are taking all my letters, and they
Subject(s): Postal Service; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


THE DOOR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is hard going to the door
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE DOOR (II)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is hard going to the door
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE DOOR (III)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thump. Thump. The door


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Such perfection
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DREAM (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: A lake in the head
Subject(s): Dreams; Drowning; Nightmares


THE DRUMS    Poem Text    
First Line: How are you harry the


THE EAR    Poem Text    
First Line: He cannot move the furniture


THE END    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When I know what people think of me
Subject(s): Disappointment


THE END OF THE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh who is


THE EPIC EXPANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: They had come in a carriage (which


THE EUROPEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Or me wanting another man's
Subject(s): Self


THE EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: The eye I look out of
Subject(s): Eyes


THE FAMILY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE FESTIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Death makes his
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE FINGER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Father/and mother
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE FIRST TIME    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: We are given a choice


THE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember the way you
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE FLOWER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I think I grow tensions
Subject(s): Flowers; Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE FRIEND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What I saw in his head
Subject(s): Friendship


THE FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to help you
Subject(s): Friendship


THE GESTURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The gesture she makes


THE GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: He hands/down the gift
Subject(s): Gifts Andd Giving


THE GRACE        Recitation by Author


THE HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Take the hands
Subject(s): Hands


THE HAPPY MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Who would love you


THE HEART        Recitation by Author
First Line: In the construction of the chest
Subject(s): Hearts


THE HERD    Poem Text    
First Line: Way out they are riding, it is an old


THE HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Each voice which was asked
Subject(s): Heroes


THE HEROES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In all those stories the hero
Subject(s): Heroes


THE HILL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is some time since I have been
Subject(s): Men; Religion; Theology


THE HOLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is/a silence


THE HOUSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Mud put/upon mud
Subject(s): Houses


THE IMMORAL PROPOSITION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you never do anything for anyone else
Subject(s): Egoism & Egotism


THE INNOCENCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Looking to the sea, it is
Subject(s): Life


THE INTERVIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Light eyes would have been more fortunate


THE INVITATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If it ever is


THE INVOICE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I once wrote a letter as follows
Subject(s): Letters


THE JOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a joke
Subject(s): Jokes


THE KID (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If it falls flat
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE KID (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The kid left
Subject(s): Children; Separation; Childhood


THE KIND ACT OF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Giving oneself to the dentist or doctor who is a good one


THE LANGUAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Locate I / love you some- / where in
Subject(s): Language; Love; Words; Vocabulary


THE LATE COMER    Poem Text    
First Line: (parvenue) delinquent who will now


THE LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I did not expect you
Subject(s): Marriage; Loss; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE LION AND THE DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Let who think of what they will
Subject(s): Lions; Dogs; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE LOVER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What should the young


THE MAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He hie fie finger


THE MEASURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I cannot/move backward
Subject(s): Time


THE MECHANIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Were we now to fall
Subject(s): Love


THE MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a river she was


THE MENU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: John and I have decided
Subject(s): Haig, Alexander (1924-2010)


THE MESSENGERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The huge dog, broderick, and
Subject(s): Dogs


THE METHOD OF ACTUALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The/mother (mother) unbent to give
Subject(s): Mothers & Sons


THE MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: Seeing is believing


THE MIRROR (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When I see you in the first light, again
Subject(s): Love


THE MOUNTAINS IN THE DESERT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Mountains blue now


THE NAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Be natural
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Parents; Women; Parenthood


THE NAMES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When they came near


THE OPERATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: By saturday I said you would be better by sunday
Subject(s): Surgery


THE PARADOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking down at her


THE PASSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: What waiting in the halls
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love


THE PATTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: As soon as


THE PEDIGREE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Or if I will not rape
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Self


THE PENITENT    Poem Text    
First Line: These, the unequal, vicious


THE PEOPLE        Recitation by Author


THE PICNIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Ducks in the pond
Subject(s): Picnics; Barbecues


THE PLACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What is the form


THE PLAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Daytime/wonder at


THE PLAN IS THE BODY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Bodies


THE POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: My embarrassment at his nakedness
Subject(s): Self; Nudity; Nakedness


THE PREJUDICE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is a despair one comes to


THE PROVINCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Trying to get our men


THE PURITAN ETHOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy the man who loves
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


THE QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: A description of the senuous
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE RAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All night the sound had / come back again
Subject(s): Men


THE RESCUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The man sits in a timelessness
Subject(s): Time


THE REVELATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I thought that if I were broken enough


THE RHYME    Poem Text    
First Line: There is the sign of
Subject(s): Flowers; Loss


THE RHYTHM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is all a rhythm
Last Line: Dark at the closing
Subject(s): Life


THE RIDDLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What it is, the literal size


THE RITES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: (hogpen, decidious growth, etc.


THE ROCKS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Trying to think of


THE ROSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Up and down
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Roses; Male-female Relations


THE SAINTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heaven won't have to do with its multitudes
Subject(s): Dreams; Evil; Nightmares


THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: The wash, the plunge


THE SENTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is that in love
Subject(s): Love


THE SHAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What will/the shame be
Subject(s): Shame


THE SIGN BOARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The quieter the people are


THE SKELETON    Poem Text    
First Line: The element in which they live


THE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: It still makes sense


THE SOUVENIR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Passing into the wilderness of twisted trees
Subject(s): Picnics; Barbecues


THE STATUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I propose to you
Subject(s): Staues


THE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: The tall woman wants the tall story


THE SURF: AN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Relative to cost, the high figures


THE THREE LADIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamt. I saw three ladies in a tree
Subject(s): Women; Love


THE TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: They walk in and fall into
Subject(s): Time


THE TOTAL PARTS OF A WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The form of the grasses against
Subject(s): Love


THE TRAP    Poem Text    
First Line: On a theme fantastic, a light


THE TRAVELLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the forest again


THE TUNNEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Time


THE WARNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love


THE WAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My love's manners in bed
Last Line: And love her as hard as you can
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Love - Marital; Work; Workers; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE WHIP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I spent my night turning in bed
Subject(s): Love


THE WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever is become of me
Subject(s): Love


THE WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Position is where you


THE WOMAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I called her across the room


THE WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: What he holds to
Subject(s): Beauty


THE WORLD (1)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I wanted so ably / to reassure you
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters; Life


THERE IS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


THERESA'S FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: From the outset / charmed by the soft, quick speech
Last Line: Of poetry was at last mine
Subject(s): Baptists; Friendship; Irish Catholic Church; Poetry & Poets


THEY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I wondered what had


THEY SAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Up and down


TIME (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Moment to / moment
Subject(s): Time


TIME IS SOME SORT OF HINDSIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Sight


TO AND    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


TO BOBBIE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What can occur


TO THE ONE IN THE GRAY COAT    Poem Text    


TO WORK IS TO CONTRADICT CONTRADICTIONS, TO DO VIOLENCE TO NATURAL VIOLENCE...    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To consummate
Subject(s): Work


TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: What shall I do with my friends
Subject(s): Letters


TWO TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: It takes so long to look down


TWO WAYS OF LOOKING IN A MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: At midnight the world is a mediate


UNKNOWN SHORT STORY        Recitation by Author


VARIATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: There is love only
Subject(s): Love


WAIT FOR ME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Give a man his
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


WALKING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In my head I am
Subject(s): Walking And Walkers


WALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Walls are relief/in lifting
Subject(s): Walls


WATER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Water drips
Subject(s): Water


WATER MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: The words are a beautiful music


WHAT'S FOR DINNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Only from the back


WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D ASTRONOMER...'    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A bitter twitter
Subject(s): Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Memory


WISHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Lunch with its divers
Last Line: Less. Nothing forgot
Subject(s): Wishes


WORDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You are always


YELLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: He wants to be an indian
Subject(s): Yellow (Color); Native Americans; Race Awareness; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


YESTERDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sixty-two, sixty-three, I most remember
Subject(s): Memory; Poetry & Poets; Time; Friendship


YOU'VE TRIED THE WORLD, NOW TRY JESUS    Poem Text    
First Line: We laughed when he sat down at the piano


YOUNG WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Young woman/older


ZERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Not just nothing
Subject(s): Dogs