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Author: GALLAGHER, TESS
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Gallagher, Tess    Poet's Biography
51 poems available by this author


3 A.M. KITCHEN: MY FATHER TALKING    Poem Text    
First Line: For years it was land working me, oil fields
Last Line: Some days now I just donít know
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Industry; Labor & Laborers; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Work; Workers


A STROKE OF SKY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); Innocence; New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


AFTER THE CHINESE    Poem Text    
First Line: By daybreak a north wind has shaken
Last Line: Prefers a north wind
Subject(s): Wind


APPARITION        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Ghosts; Death - Children; Family Life; Death - Babies; Relatives


AS IF HE WERE FREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Shahid so beautifully brwon he is silk
Last Line: In the blue tatters of the poet
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


BLACK MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: His lungs heaving all day in a sulphur mist
Last Line: Ther deep globe of his eye
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


BLACK PUDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Even then I knew it was the old unanswerable form of beauty
Last Line: Donít ask me now why Iím walking my horse
Subject(s): Love


BLACK SILK    Poem Text    
First Line: She was cleaning ó there is always clothing & dress; identity;
Last Line: Other mind, and stood still
Subject(s): Loss; Memory


CHOICES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I go to the mountain side
Last Line: "where a mountain /
Subject(s): Nature


COMING HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: As usual, I was desperate
Last Line: That is a whip, a longing?
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


CONVERSATION WITH A FIREMAN FROM BROOKLYN    Poem Text    
First Line: He offers, between planes, / to buy me a drink. I've never talked
Last Line: "who want to love you, to love you, /
Subject(s): Firefighters; Sexism


CRAZY MENU       
First Line: Last of his toothpaste, last of his wheat chex, last
Subject(s): Carver, Raymond (1939-1988); Food & Eating; Grief; Love - Marital; Sorrow; Sadness; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


CREPES FLAMBEAU    Poem Text    
First Line: We are three women eating out
Last Line: Spotted horses in the frame
Subject(s): Texas


DEAF POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Donít read this one out loud. It isnít
Last Line: A poem missing even the language / it is unwritten in
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


DEATH OF THE HORSES BY FIRE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: We have seen a house in the sleeping time
Last Line: And called to each other to save†them
Subject(s): Horses; Death - Animals


DIM HOUSE, BRIGHT FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: She still cries over that dead child
Last Line: The ones who can't know yet what living was
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


DISAPPEARANCES IN THE GUARDED SECTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: When we stop where you lived, the house
Last Line: We will both come back
Subject(s): Belfast, Northern Ireland


EACH BIRD WALKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Not while, but long after he had told me
Last Line: "I said, ""thatís good, thatís enough.""†"
Subject(s): Old Age


EMANATION OF THE RED CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Child that never existed
Last Line: "what canít be
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


EVEN NOW YOU ARE LEAVING    Poem Text    
First Line: Not to let ourselves know
Last Line: Ruined and terrible in a face / even now you are leaving
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


FIRESTARTER        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Fathers


I HAVE NEVER WANTED TO MARCH       
First Line: Or to wear an epaulet. Once I did
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


I STOP WRITING THE POEM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: To fold the clothes. No matter who lives
Last Line: Watching to see how it's done
Subject(s): Housewives; Poetry & Poets; Women


IF POETRY WERE NOT A MORALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm the kind of woman who
Last Line: As joy, as more horses than we need
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Horses; Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


KIDNAPER    Poem Text    
First Line: He motions me over with a question
Last Line: You must have given me up
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


LIE DOWN WITH THE LAMBS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Lambs


LINOLEUM    Poem Text    
First Line: There are the few we hear of
Last Line: "and begin where I stand,
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Religion; Theology


LOVE POEM TO BE READ TO AN ILLITERATE FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: I have had to write this down
Last Line: "which must find you
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


NOT A SPARROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Just when I think the buddhists
Last Line: Keeps right on flying†
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Dead, The


NOW THAT I AM NEVER ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the bath I look up and see the brown moth
Last Line: Your watch-fire, your killing light
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


ON YOUR OWN    Poem Text    
First Line: How quickly the postures shift
Last Line: The benefit of a strenuous doubt
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


ORANGE SUTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to take you in, peel and all
Last Line: And upright at once
Subject(s): Oranges


RED POPPY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That linkage of warnings sent a tremor through june
Last Line: To bend and take
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


REDWING    Poem Text    
First Line: The readers of poetry, the writers of
Last Line: Of the monster
Subject(s): Native Americans; Birds; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


REFUSING SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Heartbreak trembling
Last Line: For? What use / are we?


RIJL    Poem Text    
First Line: To be a child named after a star
Last Line: I'm burning up
Subject(s): Stars


SAH SIN        Recitation by Author
First Line: I found the hummingbird
Subject(s): Hummingbirds; Death; Fame; Dead, The; Reputation


SHE WIPES OUT TIME        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Mothers; Alzheimer's Disease


SIXTEENTH ANNIVERSARY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Carver, Raymond (1939-1988)


SMALL GARDEN NEAR A FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: While any two are talking one
Last Line: With the live birds still in it
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SUDDEN JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe I'm seven in the open field--
Last Line: Of all those who reach earth by falling
Subject(s): Children; Rain; Childhood


SURGEON    Poem Text    
First Line: Heís sketching the shape
Last Line: Donít talk to me of heaven
Subject(s): Breast Cancer


THE BALLAD OF BALLYMOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: We stopped at her hut
Last Line: ďcabbage and bones,Ē she said.† ďcabbage and bones.Ē
Subject(s): Social Problems; Ireland


THE HUG    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman is reading a poem on the street
Last Line: To go back to
Subject(s): Strangers


THE WOMEN OF AUSCHWITZ    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Were not treated so well as I.
Last Line: To work a miracle with everything left to her
Subject(s): Women; Concentration Camps; Hair


UNDER STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: The sleep of this night deepens
Last Line: By all I touch on the way
Subject(s): Separation


WAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Three nights you lay in our house
Last Line: Of the abandoned world
Subject(s): Wakes


WILLINGLY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I get up he has been long at work,
Last Line: What has been done with your life, willingly
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


WOMEN'S TUG OF WAR AT LOUGH ARROW       
First Line: In a borrowed field they dig in their feet
Subject(s): Sports


WOODCUTTING ON LOST MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Our father is three months dead
Last Line: Is where you are
Subject(s): West (U.s.); Women; Southwest; Pacific States


WORDS WRITTEN NEAR A CANDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could begin anything
Last Line: I am with you
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency