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Author: GRAHAM, JORIE
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Graham, Jorie    Poet's Biography
40 poems available by this author


A FEATHER FOR VOLTAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bird is an alphabet, it flies
Last Line: And this is the key to the kingdom
Subject(s): Birds; Feathers


ACT III, SC. 2ϻ    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Look she said this is not the distance
Subject(s): Relationships


AT LUCA SIGNORELLI'S RESURRECTION OF THE BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: See how they hurry
Last Line: The open flesh / and mend itself
Subject(s): Bodies; Signorelli, Luca (1445-1523); Paintings & Painters


BREAKDANCING    Poem Text    
First Line: Staying alive the boy on the screen is doing it
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Religion; Teresa, Saint (1515-1582); Theology; Teresa Of Jesus, Saint; Teresa Of Avila, Saint; Theresa, Saint


CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO LIFE       
First Line: As I rounded the corner - noiselessly - as if wide unseeable
Variant Title(s): The Right To Life
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women; Women In The Bible; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Shoah; Judaism; Virgin Mary


EMBODIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Deep autumn & the mistake occurs, the plum tree blossoms, twelve


EXPECTING    Poem Text    
First Line: The balls are/ringing grammar
Subject(s): Relationships


FOR MY FATHER LOOKING FOR MY UNCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The clues are everywhere
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


FOR ONE MUST WANT/TO SHUT THE OTHER'S GAZE    Poem Text    
First Line: What are you thinking?
Subject(s): Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


FULL FATHOM    Poem Text    
First Line: & sea swell, hiss of incomprehensible flat: distance: blue long-fingered ocean and its


GIRL AT THE PIANO    Poem Text    
First Line: It begins, what I cn hear, with the rain withdrawing from itself
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: But in the myth, at the beginning of our world


HOW MORNING GLORIES COULD BLOOM AT DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: Left to itself the heart continues, as the tamarind
Last Line: But no one said how slow, how willing
Subject(s): Flowers; Morning Glories


IN THE HOTEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Whir. The invisible sponsored again by white
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


IN THE PASTURE        Recitation by Author
First Line: What am I supposed to put now
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


JUST BEFORE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At some point in the day, as such, there was a pool. Of


LATER IN LIFE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Summer heat, the first early morning
Subject(s): Seasons; Time; Communication


MANIFEST DESTINY    Poem Text    
First Line: Northbound, on the way to the station, through the narrow rutted
Subject(s): Rome, Italy; Prisons & Prisoners; Language; Reality; Convicts; Words; Vocabulary


MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: The slow overture of rain,


MIRROR PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's where I lower you


NEARING DAWN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sunbreak. The sky opens its magazine. If you look hard
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


NOLI ME TANGERE    Poem Text    
First Line: You see the angels have come to sit on the delay for a while
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Up ahead, I know, he felt it stirring in himself already, the glance
Subject(s): Eurydice (Nymph); Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


PENMANSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the margin, in the mind, the winner gets it right
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


POLLOCK AND CANVAS       
First Line: When he leaned down over
Last Line: And I will take away mine hand and thou, thou....)
Subject(s): Pollock, Jackson (1912-1956)


PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Over a dock railing, I watch the minnows, thousands, swirl
Subject(s): Freedom; Transience; Liberty; Impermanence


SAN SEPOLCRO    Poem Text    
First Line: In this blue light
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Piero Della Francesca (1420-1492)


SPOKEN FROM THE HEDGEROWS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To bring back a time and place.
Subject(s): War


STEERING WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: In the rear-view mirror I saw the veil of leaves
Last Line: Things in the world, you must believe me
Subject(s): Automobile Drivers; Leaves


STUDIES IN SECRECY        Recitation by Author
First Line: The secret we don't know we're trying to find, the thing unseen
Subject(s): Love


SUNDOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes the day


THE GEESE    Poem Text    
First Line: Today as I hang out the wash I see them again, a code
Last Line: This astonishing delay, the everyday, takes place
Subject(s): Geese


THE HIDING PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: The last time I saw it was 1968
Last Line: No -- tell them no --
Subject(s): Labor Unions; Paris, France; Riots; Strikes; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


THE MARRIAGE       
First Line: I'm taking the ashes from the woodstove out
Last Line: Softly she sang a bit then went upstairs
Subject(s): Marriage


THE VISIBLE WORLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dig my hands into the absolute. The surface
Subject(s): Human Body; Transience; Reading And Books; Impermanence


TWO PAINTINGS BY GUSTAV KLIMT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Although what glitters
Subject(s): Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)


UNDERNEATH (13)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Needed explanation
Subject(s): Love


UNDERNEATH (9)    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring / up, up you go, you must be introduced
Subject(s): Change; Seasons


WHAT THE END IS FOR (GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA)    Poem Text    
First Line: A boy just like you took me out to see them
Last Line: Until the sound of the open ocean grows and the voice.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Strategic Air Command; Nuclear Freeze


WHAT THE INSTANT CONTAINS (LYLE VAN WARING, 1922-1988)    Poem Text    
First Line: Presently lyle gets into bed
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The