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Author: GOLDBARTH, ALBERT
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Goldbarth, Albert    Poet's Biography
128 poems available by this author


1400    Poem Text    
First Line: Saps, and the anal juice of an otter, and pig's blood
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


27,000 MILES    Poem Text    
First Line: These two asleep...So indrawn and compact
Subject(s): Arctic; Birds; Migration


A BRIEF, SYMBOLIC HISTORY OF THE TWO OPPOSED FORCES AT DAILY WORK IN THE UNIVERSE, WITH INTERIM SCEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Later, in europe, paper mills
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Paper; Writing & Writers; Printing & Printers; Shoah


A FILM    Poem Text    
First Line: It's strangely like a man
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In the dating bar, the potted plants lean down
Subject(s): Singles Bars


A HUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Now: sun through the blinds
Subject(s): Sleep


A LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: At the end of the day that's rubble around me
Subject(s): Junk Mail; Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)


A MONUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a weak chargray-and-camellia dusk
Subject(s): Corpses; Cadavers


A PHOTO OF A LOVER FROM MY JUNIOR YEAR IN COLLEGE       
First Line: Or the earth: one half in sun
Subject(s): Memory; Photography & Photographers; Universities & Colleges


A THEORY OF WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: This is how the page must feel: it doesn't
Subject(s): Wind


A WOODEN EYE. AN 1884 SILVER DOLLAR. A HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVE. A SET OF FALSE TEETH. AND A 14-KARAT GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Says my wife, and then she looks up from her book
Subject(s): Science Fiction


AFTER SEEEING THE IMPRESIONIST GROUP EXHIBIT IN KANSAS CITY, WE DRIVE BACK THROUGH FLATNESS TO WICHI    Poem Text    
First Line: Fofr monet the light is always exclamation points
Subject(s): Kansas; Paintings & Painters


AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: There was such darkness in him then. And I repeated
Subject(s): Fathers; Illness; Mortality


ALVEOLI    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are these unsung perpetrators of taj mahals
Subject(s): Human Body


AN ENORMOUS ELECTRO-MAGNET IS USED TO STEAL THE WORLD'S ELECTRICITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Elsewhere, drowned atlantis is found,


AND THE RUSTLING BOUGH AS AN ALPHABET    Poem Text    
First Line: Like anything else, the air in motion
Subject(s): Wind


ARGUING BARTUSIAK    Poem Text    
First Line: The idea is, the marriage still exists
Subject(s): Marriage; Separation; Fidelity; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Faithfulness; Constancy


ASSEMBLY    Poem Text    
First Line: That the wild call of water is a mystery but
Subject(s): God


AT THE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: And so I was sentenced to life in prison


AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: We think a blink it tiny but


BECAUSE IT HAPPENED    Poem Text    
First Line: A death-cry ripens, and rises - a boy's
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


BEFORE    Poem Text    
First Line: The class was history, that's
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


BLUE FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Autumn, light's the world's list
Subject(s): Flowers


BROTHERLY    Poem Text    
First Line: And wasn't he the one that flew? And wasn't he the one
Subject(s): Self; Dreams; Nightmares


CANYON GORGE ARROYO    Poem Text    
First Line: How many other codices
Subject(s): Canyons; Death; Earth; Grandparents; Tradition; Dead, The; World; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


CIRCA 1861    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother? I'm here again to freshen the water - lots
Subject(s): :dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Radio


CLOSER    Poem Text    
First Line: Lucifer,' a student once wrote, 'fell


COCK    Poem Text    
First Line: A month before his dinner with the visiting spanish lawyer,
Subject(s): Darwin, Charles (1809-1882); Religion; Fathers & Sons; Lesbians; Theology


DANIELLE SUITE    Poem Text    
First Line: The real story is: that they


DEAR POETRY:    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, my mailbox has been visited
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


DIAGRAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: What encourages our belief in the screw as a diagram


DURER    Poem Text    
First Line: The dessicated flukes of a whale. A leech so
Subject(s): Durer, Albrecht (1471-1528)


D____ L____€S    Poem Text    
First Line: There might be a planet. Before that,
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


EDGEWATER HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Keeps a different time. Across the street, lake michigan folds
Subject(s): Hospitals


EFFECT OVER DISTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The six-foot indigo plumes of the 'sacred necropolis bird
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Public Worship; Jews; Church Attendance; Judaism


ELBEE NOVELTY COMPANY INC.    Poem Text    
First Line: For I have seen louie berkie in his warehouse rows of plastic
Subject(s): Business; Businessmen; Businesswomen


FINELY WRITTEN LABELS    Poem Text    
First Line: It isn't enough we knolw these pains
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


FOURTEEN PAGES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers; Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930); Books & Reading


GALLERY    Poem Text    
First Line: When my grandfather stepped from the boat
Last Line: And pretty as a picture
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; United States - Immigration & Emigtration


GOAT/CAT/DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Two rapscallion nannies


HE HAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The high-boned taut-toned moody ink-eyes beauty
Subject(s): Eyes


HEW SWEETIE    Poem Text    
First Line: The things we call women! Housewife, honey
Subject(s): Women; Names


HISTORY AS HORSE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: It ended at the time of hiroshima. Everything
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


HOW SIMILE WORKS    Poem Text    
First Line: The drizzle-slicked cobblestone alleys
Subject(s): Marital Love


HUMAN BEAUTY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: If you write a poem about love
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


IF WE WERE HONEST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When I tell you that cultural ritual is an artifice
Subject(s): Sex


IMPS    Poem Text    


IN ONE NIGHT        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Brassieres


IN THE MIDST OF INTRUSIVE RICHNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Buzzing the language of batteries, a batteryesque


INSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: What was he? Not retarded, not autistic
Subject(s): Intelligence


KEATS' PHRASE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Emptiness


LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The renewal project is doomed: because
Subject(s): Relationships


LIBRARY    Poem Text    
First Line: This book saved my life.
Subject(s): Books & Reading


LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, little beansprout


MARBLE-SIZED STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Does she love you? She says yes, but really
Subject(s): Love; Illness


MISHIPASINGHAN, LUMCHIPAMUDANA, ETC    Poem Text    
First Line: Some days, anything is wonderful. In its
Subject(s): Food Habits; Potatoes


NATURAL STATE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Books & Reading


PARNASSUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The gods always live on a mountain, and marble


PEOPLE ARE DROPPING OUT OF OUR LIVES       
First Line: Joplin's voice, edged like a crack
Subject(s): Joplin, Janis (1943-1970); Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE INTERIORS OF DICTATORS' HOUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: It's as if every demon from hell with aspirations
Subject(s): Desire


PLEASURES    Poem Text    
First Line: The view from the dungeon's barred slit
Subject(s): Pleasure


POEM WHOSE LAST SENTENCE IS 17 SYLLABLES AFTER A SUGGESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The little we need. Thoreau demoted flour in favor of lowlier
Subject(s): Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862); O'keeffe, Georgia (1887-1986); Basic Needs


POET SPEAKS OBSERVER SPOUTS        Recitation by Author


PREPOSITIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are going - the motion picture theater, (direction)
Subject(s): Parents; Cancer (Disease); Home Health Care; Parenthood


PROBLEM SOLVING    Poem Text    
First Line: From a knoll above the arno he watches its muscular washes work
Subject(s): Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519); Arno River, Italy; Brothers & Sisters


RAREFIED; THE SWEATER IS MADE FROM ONLY THE FINEST SOFTEST UNDERHAIRS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fancy-schmancy my father would have said
Subject(s): Introspection; Laborers - Taiwan; Sweatshops; Sweating System


REEL ESTATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep - sleep - then the kitchen trap
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


SCAR/BEER/GLASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: They only have an hour: they have to


SEEING    Poem Text    
First Line: If it was water, poseidon presided
Subject(s): Coryate, Thomas (1577-1617); Travel; Journeys; Trips


SENTIMENTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The light has traveled unthinkable thousands of miles to be


SESTINA: AS THERE ARE SUPPORT GROUPS, THERE ARE SUPPORT WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: When visiting a distant (and imponderable) shire,
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SHAWL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Eight hours by bus, and night
Subject(s): Books & Reading


SHOYN FERGESSIN: 'I'VE FORGOTTEN' IN YIDDISH       
First Line: But now it's the yiddish itself I'm forgetting
Subject(s): Forgetfulness; Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Yiddish


SITTING IN THE MARGIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A nun puckers. Her class, as if together
Subject(s): Catholic Schools


SOME COMMON TERMS IN LATIN THAT ARE LARGER THAN OUR LIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Mutant-engineered bloodsucker djinns, invisibility rays
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


SPACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath the dome that afternoon, she studies reproductions
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


SPIES (SPIES? SPIES.)    Poem Text    
First Line: Are everywhere. / they float
Subject(s): Spies


STATIONED    Poem Text    
First Line: It's the other ones, who soon enough return
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


STEERAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: By now, the sachel's leather has reclaimed its living redolence
Subject(s): Grandparents; Immigrants; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


STEPHEN HAWKING, WALKING       
First Line: I rolled myself down to the thames
Subject(s): Hawking, Stephen (B. 1942)


STOMACKES    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes. So we must reconnect
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Puritans


STONEHENGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Each morning he'd anoint the room's four corners
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


SUITCASE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: John=o was given a key to the apartment. The deal
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SURVIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the church of giraffes
Subject(s): Love; Death - Animals


SWAN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Not just as individuals, but also as a couple, they
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


SYMPATHETIC MAGIC    Poem Text    
First Line: At the loading docks, in implacable light, the potato farmers
Subject(s): Sight


THAT GAP    Poem Text    
First Line: Spiders of light, spirals of light, and claws


THE AMOUNTS    Poem Text    
First Line: As if there weren't enough. As if the 4,000 shoes


THE AURA    Poem Text    
First Line: What we are and why we;re here
Subject(s): Mankind; Human Race


THE BITTERSWEET COMFORT OF MOTLEY DETAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: In an open field, flat and clear for miles


THE BURDEN OF MODERNITY': THE BOOK, THE GOD, THE CHILD       
First Line: United airlines check-in: and the line is arranged
Subject(s): Books; Children; God; Reading; Childhood


THE COUNTERFEIT EARTH!    Poem Text    
First Line: It's 2157. Two adventuring spacemen rocketing home
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE GOLD STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Elaine's job on the geriatric ward included encouraging
Subject(s): Mothers; Nursing Homes; Old Age; Old Age Homes; Assisted Living


THE INVISIBLE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: This might explain ghosts, or esp: the stuff of us is worth more
Subject(s): Human Body


THE LOCUST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The tyranny of poets: like. O we were like


THE MORE MODEST THE DEFINITION OF HEAVEN, THE OFTENER WE'RE THERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Years later they let him go. New evidence
Subject(s): Contentment


THE MULTIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: As a ship, in sinking, sucks whatever flotsam
Subject(s): Space & Space Travel; Outer Space; Fourth Dimension


THE NUMBERING AT BETHLEHEM    Poem Text    
First Line: He was, he tells his grandson, a grandson
Subject(s): Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter


THE POEM OF THE LITTLE HOUSE AT THE CORNER OF MISAPPREHENSION AND MARVEL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


THE QUEST FOR THE SOURCE OF THE NILE    Poem Text    
First Line: They needed to know. They came, they suffered
Subject(s): Nile (River); Speke, John Hanning (1827-1864); Pain; Africa; Suffering; Misery


THE SCIENCES SING A LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


THE TALK SHOW    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman heard angels. The paper says angels
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE TITLE FOR A COLLECTION OF POEMS APPEARS FROM OUT OF NOWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: The truth is, the world is flat


THE TOO LATE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing in the room can go back
Subject(s): Progress


THE WAY THE NOVEL FUNCTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the s-f story you read, then dream a person


THE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: One hundred peaceable kingdoms, and in all of them
Subject(s): Hicks, Edward (1780-1849); Paintings & Painters


THE WORLD OF EXPECTATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: What starts with f and ends with u-c-c? Starts
Subject(s): Sex


THE YOKING OF THE TWO MODES    Poem Text    
First Line: Unto us is given a billboard, its spaghetti the size


THESE LIKENESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: All over this city, dirty red boxes on dark poles


THOREAU/WHO DIRECTED LE BOUCHER/& POPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hiram?/walter unh huh. You scurvy
Subject(s): Communications


THREAD THROUGH HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: What is it, what really is it, this sacred or secular
Subject(s): History; Human Conduct; Historians


TO BE READ IN 500 YEARS    Poem Text    


UNITS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the pain you could fit in a tea ball.
Subject(s): Illness


VACATION: CALIFORNIA COAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe it's because we're all born into this world
Last Line: Splitting, and wedding, and breaking, and healing
Subject(s): Divorce; Healing; Seashore; Water; Cures; Beach; Coast; Shore


VESTIGIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes: that fingery faction of a rabbit's commodious


VIGIL    Poem Text    
First Line: A flower/then the flower
Subject(s): Mothers; Illness; Flowers


WASHINGTON'S OVENS, ADAMSES' LETTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are stories in which the food is so here
Subject(s): Food & Eating; American Revolution


WE'RE JUST ABOUT TO OBSERVE THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: He says in the kitchen. Everywhere else
Subject(s): Universe


WEAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Say he's a runner, his borzoi torso wiffles
Subject(s): Human Body; Childhood Memories


WHEN WILD BEASTS CHARGE    Poem Text    
First Line: And in march of 1863, the men of their company mutiny
Subject(s): Mutiny; Baker, Sir Samuel (1821-1893); Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920)


WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: I always wondered why they called them wings
Last Line: People a bird is a rehearsal
Subject(s): Wings; Flight


WORLDS    Poem Text    
First Line: 1120's not the only year eirik gnupson
Subject(s): Vikings; Earth; World


Y'CALL SOMEPLACE PARADISE, KISS IT GOODBYE    Poem Text    
First Line: In this faded fifteenth-century expulsion, everything
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


YOU HUM    Poem Text    
First Line: My parents sleep with a flashlight
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


YOU MIGHT NOTICE BLOOD IN YOUR URINE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS/AND SCENES FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION        Recitation by Author


ZERO: TERROR / LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: If an electron were the size of a four-door car, etc.
Subject(s): Physics


[THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTISTS' BIOGRAPHIES]    Poem Text    
First Line: The days go by, and then more days go by
Subject(s): Art & Artists


[UNTITLED]    Poem Text    
First Line: =
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The