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Author: FERRY, DAVID
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Ferry, David    Poet's Biography
38 poems available by this author


A CHARM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I have a twin who bears my name;
Subject(s): Self


A NIGHT-TIME RIVER ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: We were driving down a road
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


AFTER SPOTSYLVANIA COURT HOUSE       
First Line: I read the brown sentences of my great-grandfather
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


ANCESTRAL LINES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


C.P. CAVAFY, THERMOPYLAE    Poem Text    
First Line: Honor is due to those who are keeping watch,
Subject(s): Cavafy, Constantine P. (1863-1933)


CATULLUS I    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is it I should give my little book to,
Subject(s): Books & Reading


COFFEE LIPS    Poem Text    


COURTESY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is an afternoon toward the end of august
Subject(s): Weddings; Basketball


CYTHERA    Poem Text    
First Line: There they go, down to the fatal ship
Last Line: Look lovlier still compared to the angry children
Subject(s): Abandonment; Art & Artists; Children; Paintings & Painters; Watteau, Antoine (1684-1721); Desertion; Childhood


EVENING NEWS II    Poem Text    
First Line: The face looking into the room;
Subject(s): News; Popular Culture


FIRST NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A stump. A post. An effigy not made / as yet. A toe. A toe in the icy waters
Last Line: I pray the lord my soul to take / timor mortis conturbat me
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


GOODNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lying in bed and waiting to find out
Subject(s): Night; Babies; Bedtime; Infants


HARVESTERS RESTING; AFTER MILLET    Poem Text    
First Line: In the middle of the day, in the great shadow
Last Line: The noontime / heat
Subject(s): Millet, Jean Francois (1814-1875)


IN EDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: You lie in our bed as if an orchard were over us.
Subject(s): Garden Of Eden


IN THE READING ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone in the library room, even when others
Subject(s): Librarians & Libraries; Library; Librarians


INCUBUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The young man who goes about all muffled up from harm,
Subject(s): Homeless


JOHNSON ON POPE; FROM THE LIVES OF THE POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: He was protuberant behind, before
Last Line: Composed itself; of folly he made beauty
Subject(s): Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784); Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)


LAKE WATER        Recitation by Author


LEARNING FROM HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: They said, my saints, my slogan-sayers sang,


LITTLE VIETNAM FUTURIST POEM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: She came into my view as vivid as


MARTIAL 1.101    Poem Text    
First Line: He, who had been the one to whom I had
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


MOVIE STAR PETER AT THE SUPPER FOR STREET PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The style a form of concealment the way style is.
Subject(s): Homeless; Actors & Actresses; Actresses


OUT AT LANESVILLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The five or six of them, sitting on the rocks
Subject(s): Friendship


PHOTOGRAPHS FROM A BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: A poem again, of several parts, each having to do
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916)


PLATE 134. BY EAKINS. 'A COWBOY IN THE WEST ...'    Poem Text    
First Line: His hat, his gun, his gloves, his chair, his place
Last Line: Heartbreaking canteen, empty on the ground
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Cowboys; Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916); Photography & Photographers


POEMS OF MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let her look at a stone / the stone becomes an apple
Last Line: In her art's happiness
Subject(s): Moore, Marianne (1887-1972)


SCRIM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I sit here in a shelter behind the words
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SCULPTURES BY DIMITRI HADZI    Poem Text    
First Line: This metal blooms in the dark of rome's / day light. Of how many deaths
Last Line: Their brightness is dark with it
Subject(s): Italy; Massacres; World War Ii - Atrocities; Italians


SEEN THROUGH A WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: A man and a woman are sitting at a table.
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THAT EVENING AT DINNER    Poem Text    
First Line: By the last few times we saw her it was clear
Subject(s): Soldiers


THE CHAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: The chair left out in the garden night all winter
Last Line: All winter long even behind the day
Subject(s): Chairs; Winter


THE CRIPPLED GIRL, THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was as if a flower bloomed as if
Subject(s): Roses; Physical Disabilities; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


THE EMBARKATION FOR CYTHERA    Poem Text    
First Line: The picnic-goers beautified themselves
Last Line: He'd hidden there
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Paintings & Painters; Watteau, Antoine (1684-1721)


THE GUEST ELLEN AT THE SUPPER FOR STREET PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The unclean spirits cry out in the body
Subject(s): Homeless


THE SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Saturday afternoon. The barracks is almost empty


TO SALLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now we/ve been sitting up all night
Subject(s): Mothers


TO WHERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Wearing a tawny lion pelt upon
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood


WHAT IT DOES    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea bit