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Author: FORBES, CALVIN
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Forbes, Calvin    Poet's Biography
12 poems available by this author


DRUM CRAZY    Poem Text    
First Line: The year of the drummer
Last Line: Of his bout against drums
Subject(s): Drums; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments


GABRIEL'S BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone's going to ride tomorrow


GOOD MORNING BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am fancied by your leech who owns
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


HOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: The water's wonderful there
Subject(s): Water


MOMMA SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: The slice I ate I want it back
Subject(s): Cakes; Conduct Of Life


MY FATHER'S HOUSE, 1908-1970    Poem Text    
First Line: I live quietly and go nowhere
Last Line: Its secret life as if a fortune were yours
Subject(s): Fathers; Houses


NEXT OF KIN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Your name the one
Subject(s): Relatives


POEM ON MY BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the juices of watermelons sparkle, be candles
Subject(s): Birthdays


READING WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I found his wool face, I went away
Last Line: Good langston stood too long to lift me
Subject(s): Hughes, Langston (1902-1967); Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


TALKING BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Raccoon you better be cool
Subject(s): Raccoons; Harlem (New York City)


THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where's the winning without chocolate
Subject(s): African Americans - Military


THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS WORLD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Disappointment