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Author: FINCH, ANNIE
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Finch, Annie    Poet's Biography
62 poems available by this author


A CAROL FOR CAROLYN    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamed of a poet who gave me a whale
Subject(s): Kizer, Carolyn (B. 1925)


A CROWN OF AUTUMN LEAVES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Our voices press
Subject(s): Leaves


A LETTER FOR EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Like me, you used to write while baking bread
Last Line: I take from you as you take me apart
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


A REPLY FROM HIS COY MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir, I am not a bird of prey
Last Line: You've all our lives to praise the rest
Variant Title(s): Coy Mistress
Subject(s): Literary Form; Man-woman Relationships; Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Poetry & Poets; Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


A WEDDING ON EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the feet that root deep to walk the ground
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


AMERICAN WITCH        Recitation by Author


AN IMAGINARY COMPANION        Recitation by Author


ANCESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Bound in a chain of women, I
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


ANOTHER RELUCTANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Chestnuts fell in the charred season,
Subject(s): Home; Chestnuts; Autumn; Fall


BELLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Humming sparrow touching my breast


BLUE WILLOW        Recitation by Author


BRIGID    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Ring, ring, ring, ring! Hammers fall
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Brigid Of Ireland, Saint (453-523); Bridget, Saint; Brigit Of Kildare, Saint


BUTTERFLY LULLABY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My wild indigo dusky wing
Subject(s): Butterflies


CAFFEINE DESTINY    Poem Text    
First Line: A wedge of posture driven in to death


CALENDARS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the winding
Subject(s): Time


CHAIN OF WOMEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: These are the seasons persephone promised
Subject(s): Persephone; Proserpine; Proserpina


CHANGING WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: If we change as she is changing,
Subject(s): Women; Change


COY MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir, I am not a bird of prey:


DUSK        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Owls


ELEGY FOR MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the ocean that stretches out wordlessly
Subject(s): Fathers - Death


EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: When mother eve took the first apple down


FINAL AUTUMN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Maple leaves turn black in the courtyard.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


FROZEN IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ours are the only mouths
Subject(s): Winter


GREAT GRAY OWL        Recitation by Author


GULF WAR AND CHILD: A CURSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He is sleeping, his fingers curled
Subject(s): Gulf War (1991); Operation Desert Storm (1991)


HOSTAGE WILDFLOWERS        Recitation by Author


IN CITIES, BE ALERT    Poem Text    
First Line: You may hear that your heartbeat is uneven
Subject(s): City & Town Life


INSECT    Poem Text    
First Line: That hour-glass-backed


INSIDE THE VIOLET    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the long hedge on my parents' drive
Subject(s): Violets


IOWA BARN    Poem Text    
First Line: Light and shadow
Last Line: Could reflect us
Subject(s): Barns; Iowa


LANDING UNDER WATER, I SEE ROOTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All the things we hide in water


MEETING THE CAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here no ledge can slice footholds


MOON FROM THE PORCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Moon has dusks for walls,
Subject(s): Moon


MOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Easing the land into one long-plotted scene,
Subject(s): Mowing & Mowers; Lawn Mowers


MY BABY FELL APART    Poem Text    
First Line: My baby fell apart, and I could see
Subject(s): Miscarriage


MY RAPTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: My mind hovered over my baby, like
Variant Title(s): The Raptor
Subject(s): Pregnancy


NIGHT RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: With will the flicker of a candle flame
Subject(s): Rain


NO SNAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside my eden I can find no snake.
Subject(s): Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


NUT    Poem Text    
First Line: I cry for my lost days, I cry for my childhood,


OVER DARK ARCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Naked and thin and wet as if with rain
Last Line: Till we turn and are full
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


PARAVALEDELLENTINE: A PARADELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Come to me with your warning sounds of the tender seas.


RESOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll call those scattered parts back to my side


RUNNING IN CHURCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Then, you were a hot-thinking, thin-lidded tinderbox
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


SAMHAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the season leaves should love,
Subject(s): Halloween


SAPPHICS FOR PATIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: But there - something rests on your hand and even
Last Line: Only for patience
Subject(s): Literary Form


SEED FOR SPRING EQUINOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrusting through the season where I'd waited for spring
Last Line: "now I watch the watching dark my light’s long-growing dark
Subject(s): Spring


SHE THAT    Poem Text    
First Line: The source of night is madness. I am she


STRANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: She turned to gold and fell in love
Subject(s): Love


SUMMER SOLSTICE CHANT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The sun, rich and open,
Subject(s): Summer


THE DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: It seemed as if a door came calling


THE GRIM GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the old earth that the worms ate
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE LAST MERMOTHER       
First Line: I used to fish in san francisco bay
Subject(s): Mothers; San Francisco Bay, California


THE MENSTRUAL HUT    Poem Text    
First Line: How can I listen to the moon?
Last Line: Your blood will listen, every time
Subject(s): Blood


THE PITCHER    Poem Text    
First Line: A sunny afternoon; think of vermeer
Last Line: And drop the pitcher, and betray vermeer
Variant Title(s): Still Life
Subject(s): Vermeer, Jan (1632-1675)


THE WISH FOR EYES    Poem Text    
First Line: On solid hills through liquid dusk,
Subject(s): Eyes


TRIBUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: When there are no words left to live
Last Line: Not over, but upon
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


TWO BODIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Two bodies, balanced in mass and power,
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Conception; Male-female Relations


WALK WITH ME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Walk with me just a while, body of sunlight


WATCHING THE WHALE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A hard gray wave, her fin, walks out on the water
Subject(s): Whales


WILD YEASTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Rumbling a way up my dough's heavy throat to its head,


WINTER SOLSTICE CHANT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,
Subject(s): Winter


ZARAF'S STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking changes as dusk starts to gather
Subject(s): Horses; Stars