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Author: DUFFY, CAROL ANN
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Duffy, Carol Ann    Poet's Biography
46 poems available by this author


ANNE HATHAWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The bed we loved in was a spinning world
Last Line: As he held me upon that next best bed
Subject(s): Love


CIRCE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Circe


DECEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: The year dwindles and glows
Subject(s): December; Transiecnce


DELILAH    Poem Text    
First Line: Teach me, he said
Subject(s): Samson; Delilah (Bible)


DEMETER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Where I lived - winter and hard earth
Last Line: With the small shy mouth of a new moon
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ELVIS'S TWIN SISTER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Presley, Elvis (1937-1977)


ETON MANOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The past is all around us, in the air
Subject(s): Eton Manor (2012 Olympic Site)


EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Girls, I was dead and down
Subject(s): Eurydice (Nymph)


FRAU FREUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies, for arguments sake, let us say
Subject(s): Sex Organs


GIRLFRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: That hot september night, we slept in a single bed
Last Line: To see my fingers counting themselves, dancing
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: She woke up old at last, alone,


IN MRS. TILSCHER'S CLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: You could travel up the blue nile
Last Line: As the sky split open into a thunderstorm
Subject(s): Geography; Schools; Students


LE PERE-LACHAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the ruined avenues the long-gone lie
Last Line: Two young men embrace near piaf's tomb
Subject(s): France


LITTLE RED CAP    Poem Text    


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a talent, the world love's metaphor
Subject(s): Love


MEDUDA    Poem Text    
First Line: A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy


MRS AESOP    Poem Text    
First Line: By christ, he could bore me for purgatory. He was small
Subject(s): Aesop (620?-560? B.c)


MRS BEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: These myths going round, these legends, fairytales,


MRS DARWIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Went to the zoo.
Subject(s): Evolution; Wit & Humor


MRS ICARUS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Wit & Humor; Icarus


MRS LAZARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I had grieved. I had wept for a night and a day
Subject(s): Lazarus


MRS MIDAS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Midas


MRS QUASIMODO    Poem Text    


MRS RIP VAN WINKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sank like a stone


MRS SCHOFIELD'S GCSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You must prepare your bosom for his knife,


MRS SISYPHUS    Poem Text    


NAME    Poem Text    
First Line: When did your name
Subject(s): Names


NAMING PARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: A body has been discussed between them
Last Line: Someone is cared for who is past caring. Somewhere
Subject(s): Bodies; Love Complaints


OPPENHEIMER'S CUP AND SAUCER    Poem Text    
First Line: She asked me to luncheon in fur. Far from
Last Line: Your legs around my neck, that's right. Yes
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


POPE JOAN    Poem Text    
First Line: After I learned to transubstantiate


PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
Last Line: Darkness outside. Inside, the radio's prayer- / rockall. Malin. Dogger. Finisterre
Subject(s): Prayer


PYGMALION'S BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold, I was, like snow, like ivory


QUEEN HEROD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ice in the trees.


QUEEN KONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember peeping in at his skyscraper room


RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: At the turn of the river the language changes
Last Line: Or on the sand, near where the river runs into the sea?
Subject(s): Rivers


SALOME    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd done it before


STEAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long ago so far, a lover and I
Last Line: Not a ghost at all
Subject(s): Love


STEPHEN LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold pavement indeed
Subject(s): Murder


SYNTAX    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to call you thou, the sound


THE DEVIL'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The devil was one of the men at work


THE GOOD TEACHERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: You run round the back to be in it again
Last Line: "if poetry could truly tell it backwards,
Subject(s): Women


THETIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I shrank myself


VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not a red rose or a satin heart
Last Line: Cling to your life
Subject(s): Life Change Events


WARMING HER PEARLS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Next to my own skin, her pearls. My mistress
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love; Pearls


WHATEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll take your hand, the left


YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Univited, the thought of you stayed too long in my head