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Author: FORCHE, CAROLYN
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Forche, Carolyn    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Sidlosky, Carolyn
25 poems available by this author


ANCAPAGARI    Poem Text    
First Line: In the morning of the tribe this name ancapagari was given to these
Last Line: Tongue. It is the name of the god who has come from among us
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


AS CHILDREN TOGETHER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Under the sloped snow
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; Childhood; Relatives


DEPARTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: We take it with us, the cry
Last Line: Of cities we slipped through
Subject(s): War


DULCIMER MAKER       
First Line: Calf-deep in spruce dust
Last Line: It will not be as far away, / as unfamiliar.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


FOR THE STRANGER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Although you mention venice
Last Line: We will give it to each other.
Subject(s): Tourists


KALALOCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The bleached wood massed in bone piles
Subject(s): Seashore; Lesbians; Beach; Coast; Shore


LETTER TO A CITY UNDER SIEGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Turning the pages of the book you have lent me of your wounded city
Subject(s): City & Town Life


ON RETURNING TO DETROIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the plum snow, the train's blond smoke
Last Line: Lowers the awnings over the shop stalls of fruit
Subject(s): Detroit, Michigan; Railroads; Railways; Trains


PHOTOGRAPH OF MY ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirty years from now, you might
Last Line: Who has no belongings.
Subject(s): Czechoslovakia; Photography & Photographers; Slovakia


POEM FOR MAYA    Poem Text    
First Line: Dipping our bread in oil tins
Subject(s): Spain; Relationships


REUNION    Poem Text    
First Line: On the phonograph, the voice
Subject(s): Love


SEQUESTERED WRITING    Poem Text    
First Line: Horses were turned loose in the child's sorrow.
Subject(s): Ghosts


SKIN CANOES    Poem Text    
First Line: Swallows carve lake wind
Subject(s): Canoes


TAKING OFF MY CLOTHES    Poem Text    
First Line: I take off my shirt, I show you.
Subject(s): Human Body; Love - Erotic; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE ANGEL OF HISTORY [IN APRIL, THE LILACS COME, WRAPPED IN LE MONDE]        Recitation by Author


THE COLONEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What you have heard is true. I was in his house. His wife carried a tray
Subject(s): Men; Military; War


THE GARDEN SHUKKEI-EN    Poem Text    
First Line: By way of a vanished bridge we cross this river
Last Line: It is the bell to awaken god that we've heard ringing
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE GHOST OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep to sleep through thirty years of night


THE LIGHT KEEPER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A night without ships. Foghorns called into walled cloud, and you
Subject(s): Lighthouses; Death; Life; Dead, The


THE LOST SUITCASE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: So it was with the suitcase left in front
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE MORNING BAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Grandma, come back, I forgot
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE MUSEUM OF STONES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: These are your stones, assembled in matchbox and tin,
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE VISITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: In spanish he whispers there is no time left.
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Spain; Convicts


TRAVEL PAPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: By boat to seurasaari where
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


WHAT COMES        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Despair