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Author: FIELD, EDWARD
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Egerton, Sarah Fyge    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Edward, Mrs.; Fyge, Sarah
9 poems available by this author


ON A SERMON PREACH'ED ON ... 'YOU HAVE SOLD YOUR SELVES FOR NAUGHT'    Poem Text    
First Line: With grotius on new-testament yo've done
Last Line: We scarcely know your pulpit from the bench.
Subject(s): Churches; Devil; Sermons; Cathedrals; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


ON MY LEAVING LONDON, JUNE THE 29TH    Poem Text    
First Line: What cross impetuous planets govern me
Last Line: And be to all the busy world as lost.
Subject(s): Fate; London; Pain; Destiny; Suffering; Misery


ON MY WEDDING DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Abandon'd day, why dost thou now appear?
Last Line: And be like me, that's by thy self no more.
Subject(s): Happiness; Marriage; Soul; Youth; Joy; Delight; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE EMULATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, tyrant custom, why must we obey / the impositions of thy haughty sway?
Last Line: No, we'll be wits, and then men must be fools.
Subject(s): Women


THE LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I be one, of those obsequious fools
Last Line: With what reluctance they indure restraints.
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Pride; Women; Liberty; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE REPULSE TO ALCANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: What is't you mean, that I am thus approached?
Last Line: And shun at once the censure and the crime.
Subject(s): Seduction


TO MARINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Plague to thy husband, scandal to thy sex
Last Line: Vesuvius' noise and flame has less of hell than thine.
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Lust


TO ONE WHO SAID I MUST NOT LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bid the fond mother spill her infant's blood
Last Line: But love each day renews th' torturing scene of death.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


TO PHILASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Go, perjured youth, and court what nymph you please
Last Line: For the first ardour of thy soul was all possessed by me.
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy



Field, Edward    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
60 poems available by this author


A BILL TO MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am typing up bills for a firm to be sent to their clients
Last Line: And my father sends it
Subject(s): Fathers


A MAN AND HIS PENIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone said
Last Line: The perfect size
Subject(s): Reproductive System


AND GOD CREATED MICE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was doing yoga one night
Last Line: I already look crazy enough
Subject(s): Yoga; Ice


AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you hear about the three nuns
Last Line: And in she flew
Subject(s): Heaven


AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm still doing it
Last Line: I'm still doing it
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Perseverance


BOTH MY GRANDMOTHERS 1. MY POLISH GRANDMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Grandma and the children left at night
Last Line: To go to a new country
Subject(s): Family Life; Grandparents; Immigrants; Relatives


CANNIBAL BEACH    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard that the wide beach of my childhood
Last Line: Mess up their chenille bedspread
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


COLOMBIAN JOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the day god
Last Line: Watching what happens
Subject(s): Creation; Washington, D.c.; Wit & Humor


COLOSSUS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's awesome to have straddled a century
Last Line: To crumble into ruins with it
Subject(s): Corruption In Politics; Social Commentaries


COME BACK, MISS MOFFO, WE LOVE YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't blame you for only singing in europe
Last Line: Anna moffo / we love you
Subject(s): Moffo, Anna (1934-2006); Opera


COUPLES SYNDROME    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother's argument
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Togetherness; Mothers; Prejudice; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CREDO    Poem Text    
First Line: What good is poetry
Last Line: Has been my own salvation
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


CURSE OF THE CAT WOMAN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: It sometimes happens
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


DEATH MASK    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: In the mirror now
Last Line: The sudden / exhaling
Subject(s): Old Age; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DECRYPTING THE MESSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: It came to me in the bathroom
Last Line: Reclaim the topn / and stand tall
Subject(s): Bodies; Self; Hair


DIETRICH    Poem Text    
First Line: She never had to make up
Last Line: With the shades permanently up
Subject(s): Dietrich, Marlene


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Jerk, loser, fuck up
Last Line: And fell in a lake of shit
Subject(s): Self-hate


FRANKENSTEIN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The monster has escaped from the dungeon
Subject(s): Monsters


FRENCH LESSON: HOTEL D'EUROPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cheap paris hotel, a true bargain
Last Line: Quite as satisfactory as this
Subject(s): Paris, France; Hotels; French Language


FROM POLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: After soulless germany, my sister writes
Subject(s): Poland; Homecoming; Family Life; Jews


GARBO    Poem Text    
First Line: Her eyes never blink
Last Line: She could not, would not, choose another fate
Subject(s): Garbo, Greta (1905-1990); Gays & Lesbians


GLORY HOLES FOR LARRY    Poem Text    
First Line: It's not only young guys dying of aids
Last Line: To the joys of gay sex
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Aids (Disease); Old Age; Friendship


HAITI    Poem Text    
First Line: In the bare, utilitarian lobby of my building,
Subject(s): Haiti; Disasters


HOMELAND SECURITY    Poem Text    
First Line: My advice to anyone who looks like an arabthese days is
Last Line: You can't have one Ė and you're guilty
Subject(s): Homeland Security; Advice


HOMELAND SECURITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My advice to anybody who looks like an arab these days is,
Subject(s): Homeland Security


KILLJOY    Poem Text    
First Line: When my mother and father
Last Line: Artist / & / killjoy
Subject(s): Suburbs; Anti-semitism; Family Life; Fathers


MAE WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: She comes on drenched in a perfume called self-satisfaction
Subject(s): West, Mae (1893-1980)


MY SISTER, THE QUEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking the broad allee past kensington palace
Last Line: Through the unearthly gardens
Subject(s): England; Courts & Courtiers; Sisters


NEW YORK    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I live in a beautiful place, a city
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


NEW YORKERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Everywhere else in the country, if someone asks,
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


ODE TO FIDEL CASTRO    Poem Text    
First Line: O boy god, muse of poets
Last Line: Whenever I spout a big, ripe absolute
Subject(s): Castro, Fidel (B. 1926); Poetry & Poets


OPERA QUEENS    Poem Text    
First Line: A composer I know, a neighbor
Last Line: "gasping
Subject(s): Opera


PEOPLE WHO EAT IN COFFEE SHOPS    Poem Text     Recitation
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Food Habits; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


PLANT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The shrimp plant on my desk had one long low branch
Subject(s): Plants; Planting; Planters


SONNY HUGG AND THE PORCUPINE    Poem Text    
First Line: This baby porcupine squeezing into a crevice of rock


STREET INSTRUCTIONS: AT THE CROTCH    Poem Text    
First Line: While walking toward housewife wielding baby
Last Line: "let it all move.
Subject(s): Bodies; Sex


THE AGE OF AIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our postman, jim was always after me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Postal Service; Aids (Disease); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The baron has decided to mate the monster
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE DOG SITTERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Old friends, we tried so hard
Subject(s): Dogs


THE FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: They say the ice will hold
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE GUIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: How I loved the high country, the snow and the cold
Last Line: There was no way to go, but on?
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing


THE JOY OF COOKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Men don't generally learn it from their mothers
Subject(s): Mothers; Cooking & Cooks


THE LAST BOHEMIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: We meet in a cheap diner and I think, god
Subject(s): Greenwich Village, New York City; Bohemians; Old Age


THE LETTER ON THE BRINK OF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Dears, / you're already painting the porch? You ladies are up early
Last Line: And dare we talk about the future? / love, eddie
Subject(s): Letters; Social Commentaries; Politics & Government; United States


THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Instead of the flatland of my youth
Last Line: And wait for him
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE REPRIEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Away for a month, I knew something was missing
Last Line: For life is sweet to them
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


THE RETURN OF FRANKENSTEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: He didn't die in the whirlpool by the mill
Subject(s): Monsters


THE SCREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Aids is germ warfare against homosexuals
Last Line: Germ warfare against humanity
Subject(s): Aids (Disease)


THE SLEEPER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was the sissy of the block who nobody wanted on their / team
Last Line: If only he could find the special role
Subject(s): Football; Boys


THE TAILSPIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Going into a tailspin
Last Line: And that way come out of your tailspin whole
Subject(s): Flight; Aviation & Aviators; Flying


THE TELEPHONE    Poem Text    
First Line: My happiness depends on an electric appliance
Last Line: For the human voice and the good news of friends
Subject(s): Telephones; Travel; Journeys; Trips


TO MY COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: I've never praised you in my poems
Last Line: And blame the poor for being poor
Subject(s): United States; Poetry & Poets; Social Commentaries


TRIPLETS FOR FATHER MALONE       
First Line: I know I've sinned, father
Subject(s): Malone, Marvin (D. 1996); Poetry & Poets; Triplets


TULIPS AND ADDRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: The museum of modern art on west fifty-third street
Last Line: When they see the bright, red, beautiful flowers in my window.
Subject(s): Museums; Poetry & Poets; Tulips; Art Gallerys


UNWANTED    Poem Text    
First Line: The poster with my picture on it
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Labor & Laborers; Poetry & Poets; Social Protest; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Work; Workers


UNWANTED    Poem Text    
First Line: The poster with my picture on it
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Labor & Laborers; Poetry & Poets; Social Protest; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Work; Workers


VALLEJO IN PARIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the french
Last Line: It's my foreign accent that marks me out, / makes me irresistable
Subject(s): Paris, France


WHATEVER BECAME OF FREUD?    Poem Text    
First Line: Has the age of psychology really passed?
Last Line: And for all its radiant promises, that was all
Subject(s): Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


WORLD WAR II    Poem Text    
First Line: It was over target berlin the flak shot up our plane
Last Line: Destroying the germans and their cities
Subject(s): World War Ii; Air Raids; Aviation & Aviators; Rescues


WRITING FOR MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: My friend and I have decided to write for money
Last Line: "thatís why Iím writing this poem,
Subject(s): Travel; Writing & Writers; Journeys; Trips