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Author: DICKEY, JAMES
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Dickey, James    Poet's Biography
69 poems available by this author


A DOG SLEEPING ON MY FEET    Poem Text    
First Line: Being in his resting place
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A FOLK SINGER OF THE THIRTIES    Poem Text    
First Line: On a bed of gravel moving
Last Line: When I opened my mouth to the rich
Subject(s): Poverty; Railroads; Wandering & Wanderers; Railways; Trains; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


A LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking out of the dark of the town
Last Line: And gets its strange spark from the world
Subject(s): Letters; Memory


A VIEW OF FUJIYAMA AFTER THE WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Wind, and all the midges in the air
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


ADULTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: We have all been in rooms
Subject(s): Hotels; Love - Marital; Marriage; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


AFTER THE NIGHT HUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the dark bank of the river
Subject(s): Hunting


ANTIPOLIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the town-making stones I step lightly


AT DARIEN BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea here used to look
Subject(s): Bridges


BELOW ELLIJAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Coming in to ellijay on the green


BELOW THE LIGHTHOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now I can be sure of my sleep
Subject(s): Sleep


BLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: In a cold night
Subject(s): Blood


BUCKDANCER'S CHOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: So I would hear out those lungs
Subject(s): Mothers; Singing & Singers; Songs


BUMS, ON WAKING    Poem Text    
Last Line: More like living cover than it is
Subject(s): Hoboes


CHERRYLOG ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Off highway 106
Subject(s): Adolescence; Junk & Junkyards; Love; Teen Agers


COMING BACK TO AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: We descended the first night from europe - riding the ship's sling
Last Line: The thing that sustains us forever in other places!
Subject(s): Homecoming


DEER AMONG CATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here and there in the searing beam
Last Line: As one of their own who shall rise
Subject(s): Cattle; Deer


DOVER: BELIEVING IN KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: As we drove down the ramp from the boat


DRINKING FROM A HELMET    Poem Text    
First Line: I climbed out, tired of waiting
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


FALLING    Poem Text    
First Line: The states when they black out and lie there rolling when they turn
Variant Title(s): Fall
Subject(s): Accidents


FALSE YOUTH: AUTUMN: CLOTHES OF THE AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Three red foxes on my head, come down
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


FENCE WIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Too tight, it is running over
Last Line: Whether outside around, or in
Subject(s): Farm Life; Fences; Agriculture; Farmers


FOR THE DEATH OF VINCE LOMBARDI    Poem Text    
First Line: I never played for you. You'd have thrown
Last Line: We're with you all the way you're going forever, vince. Dickey
Subject(s): Football; Lombardi, Vince (1913-1970); Sports


FOR THE LAST WOLVERINE    Poem Text    
First Line: They will soon be down
Subject(s): Eagles


GILA BEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Where aerial gunnery was, you think at first a cadaver


HUNTING CIVIL WAR RELICS AT NIMBLEWILL CREEK    Poem Text    
First Line: As he moves the mine detector


IN THE MARBLE QUARRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginning to dangle beneath
Subject(s): Marble; Quarries


IN THE POCKET    Poem Text    
First Line: Going backward
Last Line: Come up leaf stand kill die strike / now
Subject(s): Football


IN THE TREE HOUSE AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: And now the green household is dark


INSIDE THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark, deeply. A red


INTO THE STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the way to a woman, I give


MADNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lay in the house mostly living
Last Line: Help help madness help
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


OF HOLY WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: O sire, I dreamed


PAESTUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Around a lemon tree throwing
Last Line: Steps down, is whole there, and stands
Subject(s): Greece; Nature; Greeks


PINE: TASTE, TOUCH AND SIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: More and more, through slow breaks


SLAVE QUARTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the great place the great house is gone from - in the sun
Last Line: Acknowledge, but own?
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


SLED BURIAL, DREAM CEREMONY    Poem Text    
First Line: While the south rains, the north
Subject(s): American Civil War; Funerals; United States - History; Burials


SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: O lord, it was all night
Subject(s): Love


THE ANGEL OF THE MAZE    Poem Text    
First Line: At mid-morning her wheelchair seems to rock


THE ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: She is who


THE BEING    Poem Text    
First Line: It is there, above him, beyond, behind


THE CANCER MATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, you've sent both
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


THE CHILD IN ARMOR    Poem Text    
First Line: On such a day I see him in the window


THE DUSK OF HORSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Right under their noses, the green
Last Line: Quiet, fragrant, and relieved
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


THE ENCLOSURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the track of a philippine island
Last Line: With intact and incredible love
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


THE FATHER'S BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: His father steps into the shower
Subject(s): Fathers


THE FIREBOMBING    Poem Text    
First Line: Homeowners unite
Last Line: The thing itself is in that
Subject(s): War


THE FIRST MORNING OF CANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: The first morning of cancer he awoke
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


THE GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: In the world, or behind the world


THE GAMECOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I think of pine needles
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here they are. The soft eyes open
Subject(s): Animals


THE HOSPITAL WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: I have just come down from my father
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Hospitals; Dead, The


THE JEWEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgetting I am alive, the tent comes over me
Last Line: Alone, in late night?
Subject(s): War


THE LANDFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Blue water: upon it two possible movements


THE LEAP    Poem Text    
First Line: The only thing I have of jane macnaughton
Last Line: While I examine my hands
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Memory; Suicide


THE LIFEGUARD    Poem Text    
First Line: In a stable of boats I lie still
Subject(s): Lifeguards; Sports


THE MOVEMENT OF FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: No water is still, on top
Last Line: And, of its one moment, the depth
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE PERFORMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The last time I saw donald armstrong
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


THE SHARK'S PARLOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory: I can take my head and strike it on a wall on cumberland island
Subject(s): Sharks


THE SHEEP CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Farm boys wild to couple
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: If he should lift his hand
Subject(s): Children; Hospitals; Childhood


THE SIX    Poem Text    
First Line: When you think strong enough you get something


THE STRENGTH OF FIELDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Moth-force a small town always has,
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE STRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Except when he enters my son
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TREES AND CATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Many trees can stand unshaded
Last Line: A ccow beneath it lies down
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


UNDER BUZZARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavy summer. Heavy. Companion, if we climb our mortal bodies


VENOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Forever, it comes from the head. Where does it end


WALKING ON WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Feeling it with me
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


WEEDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stars and grass
Last Line: Come forward. A man loves you
Subject(s): Weeds


WHY IN LONDON THE BLIND ARE SAVIORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Levelly into his face