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Author: DI PRIMA, DIANE
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Di Prima, Diane    Poet's Biography
44 poems available by this author


AMERICAN INDIAN ART: FORM AND TRADITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Were we not fine
Last Line: Bright glance, where is our song now / our sorrow
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


AN EXERCISE IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: My friend wears my scarf at his waist
Subject(s): Love


APRIL FOOL BIRTHDAY POEM FOR GRANDPA    Poem Text    
First Line: Today is your / birthday and I have tried
Subject(s): Birthdays; Ethnic Groups - United States; Grandparents; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


APRIL FOOL POEM FOR GRANDPA    Poem Text    
First Line: Today is yout
Subject(s): Birthdays; Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


AVE, FR. LOBA    Poem Text    
First Line: O lost moon sisters
Subject(s): Women


BRIEF WYOMING MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I read / sand creek massacre: white antelope's scrotum
Last Line: & the mountains
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970; Meditation


BUDDHIST NEW YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw you in green velvet, wide full sleeves
Subject(s): Buddhism; Buddha; Buddhists


CHRONOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved youj in october


DEATH SUNYATA CHANT: A RITE FOR PASSING OVER    Poem Text    
First Line: If there is a pure land
Subject(s): Buddhism; Buddha; Buddhists


FIRST SNOW, KERHONKSON    Poem Text    
First Line: This, then, is the gift the world has given me
Subject(s): Snow


FOR BILL VITT    Poem Text    
First Line: Brother, I rest on your arm
Last Line: & I need no dream
Subject(s): Brothers; Love; Togetherness; Half-brothers


FRAGMENTED ADDRESS TO THE FBI    Poem Text    
First Line: O do you in fedora or trenchcoat bear record
Last Line: Rise singing above the trees
Subject(s): Federal Bureau Of Investigation; Fbi


HER POWER IS TO OPEN WHAT IS SHUT, SHUT WHAT IS OPEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Her power is to fall like razors
Last Line: Curled on the greenwood fires
Subject(s): Women


I CHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Mountain & lake
Last Line: That they lean against
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Taylor, Cecil (B. 1929)


I FAIL AS A DHARMA TEACHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't imagine I'll manage to express sunyata
Last Line: Swimming in and through us like transparent fish
Subject(s): Buddhism; Buddha; Buddhists


ISHTAR       
First Line: Deliberate as the shell of a body you offer
Subject(s): Ishtar (Babylonian Goddess); Women


LETTER TO JEANNE (AT TASSAJARA)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dry heat of the tassajara canyon


LETTER TO JEANNE (FROM TASJARA)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dry heat of the tasajara canyon
Last Line: On these new, jagged hills
Subject(s): Youth


LOBA: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: If her did not come apart in her hands, he fell
Last Line: W/ her wolf's eyes out of your head?
Subject(s): Women


MONTEZUMA    Poem Text    
First Line: To give it away, give it up, before they take it from us
Last Line: And yet no city is ever built again
Subject(s): Montezuma Ii (1466-1520)


NOTES ON THE ART OF MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: The stars are a memory system
Last Line: Makes us think so
Subject(s): Jazz; Memory; Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982); Music & Musicians


NOTES TOWARD A POEM OF REVOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: What did we in all honesty expect?
Last Line: Do they hate me
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


ODE TO KEATS, 2, THE DREAM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Hedged about as we are with prayers
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


ON SITTING DOWN TO WRITE        Recitation
First Line: I decide instead to go to fred herko's concert


PARACELSUS:    Poem Text    
First Line: Extract the juice which is itself a light.
Subject(s): Paracelsus (1493-1541)


POEM IN PRAISE OF MY HUSBAND (TAOS)    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I suppose it hasn't been easy living with me either
Last Line: Where they are going
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


RANT    Poem Text    
First Line: You cannot write a single line w/out a cosmology
Last Line: Anything else
Subject(s): Imagination; War; Fancy


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 13    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now let me tell you


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 16    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We are eating up the planet. The new york times
Subject(s): Ecology


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: If what you want is jobs
Last Line: You can have what you ask for, ask for everything
Subject(s): Poverty


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 49        Recitation by Author
First Line: Free julian beck
Subject(s): Liberty


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 51    Poem Text    
First Line: Know this wind as
Last Line: Consume, whatever naem you call it
Subject(s): Machinery & Machinists


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 7    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There are those who can tell you


SHORT NOTE ON THE SPARSENESS OF THE LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wow man I said
Last Line: And my two books and cut and that was that
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SONG FOR BABY-O, UNBORN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweetheart / when you break thru
Last Line: To break your heart forever
Subject(s): Mothers; Pregnancy


STUDIES IN LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sun / caught in dew
Last Line: We stand outside of
Subject(s): Light


TASAJARA, 1969    Poem Text    
First Line: Even buddha is lost in this land
Last Line: Coyotes met him
Subject(s): Temples; Buddhism


THE BELLTOWER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The weighing is done in autumn


THE PRACTICE OF MAGICAL EVOCATION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I am a woman and my poems
Subject(s): Women


THE WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: You are my bread
Subject(s): Love


TO MY FATHER - 2    Poem Text    
First Line: You were dying of grief from the moment I saw you
Last Line: Grow in the ground
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


TO THE UNNAMED BUDDHIST NUN WHO BURNED HERSELF TO DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Outside your temple wall. Stone or wood, I can't
Last Line: Such a question
Subject(s): Buddhism; Suicide; Buddha; Buddhists


TRAJECTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Suffering, sd the lama, is the greatest blessing
Last Line: Descend on us
Subject(s): Pain; Buddhism


WISTERIA LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In the early days of eternity when none of us was naked as yet, and a good
Last Line: In your mind's eye in front of the white sky before sunrise
Subject(s): Wisteria