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Author: GREGG, LINDA
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Gregg, Linda    Poet's Biography
138 poems available by this author


A BRACELET OF BRIGHT HAIR ABOUT THE BONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The romans put skulls into their love poems
Last Line: I wanted absoluteness to be made of my heart
Subject(s): Death


A DARK THING INSIDE THE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: So many want to be lifted by song and dancing
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


A FLOWER NO MORE THAN ITSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: She was there on the mountain
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


A MOUNTAIN FACING A MOUNTAIN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: What poetry demands is worse
Subject(s): Mountains


A THIRST AGAINST    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a hunger for order / but a thirst against. What if
Last Line: In these chicago avenues
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


ADULT    Poem Text    
First Line: I've come back to the country where I was happy
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


AFTER ACTIUM: LOSS FILLING THE EMPTINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The flowers do not move in the windless pause
Last Line: As you in me now, all the time, day after day
Subject(s): Actium, Battle Of (31 B.c.); Emptiness; Loss


ALMA IN ALL SEASONS       
First Line: She has arms instead of breasts
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ALMA IN THE DARK    Poem Text    
First Line: She reaches over and puts a hand on his hipbone
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ALMA TO HER SISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone no loneliness in the dream in the quiet
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ALONE WITH THE GODDESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The young men ride their horses fast
Last Line: On the wet beach at pangaritis
Subject(s): Greece; Love; Seashore; Greeks


ALWAYS MISTAKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: We see the ocean and hear
Last Line: Of rice and cups of tea
Subject(s): Sea


APHRODITE AND THE NATURE OF ART    Poem Text    
First Line: I want a net made of iron to hold
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ARIADNE WRITES TO THESEUS AT RANDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: You have been away so long
Last Line: Around the silence in my heart
Subject(s): Absence; Ariadne


AS BEING IS ETERNAL    Poem Text    
First Line: She is sitting alone in the bright room
Last Line: So vast an event, so much becoming
Subject(s): Greece; Time; Greeks


AS IS    Poem Text    
First Line: Pay attention, talk to no one unless
Last Line: Flying. All of it meaning the same thing
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: We could have been mistaken for a married couple
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


AT HOME    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Far is where I am near
Subject(s): Greece; Loss; Greeks


AT RISK    Poem Text    
First Line: This body does not smell human
Last Line: Exactly that


AT THE GATE IN THE MIDDLE OF MY LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I had come prepared to answer questions
Subject(s): Midlife


AT THE SHORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Naked women are being dragged
Subject(s): Seashore


BALANCING EVERYTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: When I lie in bed thinking of those years, I often
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


BEING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The woman walks up the mountain


CALAMITIES: ANOTHER EDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Out beyond what we imagine
Last Line: And leave into the questing
Subject(s): Homeless; Travel


CHILDREN AMONG THE HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: The lamb was so skinny I thought it was a baby goat
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


CHOSEN BY THE LION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am the one chosen by the lion at sundown
Last Line: And hearing me answer immediately, “yes!”
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of; Greeks


CLASSICISM    Poem Text    
First Line: The nights are very clear in greece
Last Line: And have no feeling
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


DANCER HOLDING STILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Her husband has left and no man moves her
Subject(s): Marriage


DEATH LOOKS DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Death looks down on the salmon
Last Line: Lying still, always facing the constant motion
Subject(s): Salmon; Death


DIFFERENT NOT LESS    Poem Text    
First Line: All of it changes at evening
Last Line: We see another world alive and our wholeness finishing
Subject(s): Change


DRY GRASS & OLD COLOR OF THE FENCE & SMOOTH HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: The women are at home in this california town
Subject(s): Women; California; Family Life


EACH THING MEASURED BY THE SAME SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing to tell. Nothing to desire
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ELEGANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All that is uncared for.
Subject(s): Time; Beauty


ESTA    Poem Text    
First Line: I think of him overturning the tables of the money
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ETIOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Cruelty made me. Cruelty and the sweet smelling earth
Last Line: Was still warm. Heaven forbid that I should be saved
Subject(s): Cruelty; Greeks


EURIDICE SAVED    Poem Text    
First Line: I am filled with all things seen / for the last time. He lays with me gently
Last Line: We called nothing when we lived on the earth
Subject(s): Love; Greeks


EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: I linger, knowing you are eager (having seen
Last Line: And was the way out for me, my love
Subject(s): Greece; Eurydice (Mythology); Orpheus; Love; Death; Grief; Greeks


FIGURES NEAR A BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything formal / the man turns around
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


FISH TEA RICE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is on the earth that all things transpire
Last Line: In mud. Eating what is here. Fish, bread, tea, rice
Subject(s): Nature; Greeks


FISHING IN THE KEEP OF SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a hush now while the hills rise up
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


GLISTENING    Poem Text    
First Line: As I pull the bucket from the crude well
Last Line: "as I walk to the next one,
Subject(s): Love


GNOSTICS ON TRIAL    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Let us make the test. Say god wants you
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


GOD'S PLACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Does the soul care about the mightiness
Last Line: The soul speaks about
Subject(s): God; Love – Nature Of; Soul


GOD-SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: A voice rises from the mosque farther down the mountain
Last Line: Neither young nor old, neither bird nor human
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


GOETHE'S DEATH MASK    Poem Text    
First Line: The face is quite smooth
Last Line: And eaten into. What a mess his eyes are
Subject(s): Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von (1749-1832); Death; Masks


GROWING UP    Poem Text    
First Line: I am reading li po. The t.V. Is on
Last Line: Then turn it off and go on reading
Subject(s): Television; Maturity; Books


GYPSY KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Another late afternoon and I am sitting in
Last Line: One mentioned her own son
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Conduct Of Life


HARD SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Already this spring the lilacs are failing / in pieces and chunks, the way rust
Last Line: With the presence, in the sunlight
Subject(s): Spring


HEPHAESTUS ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: His heart is like a boat that sets forth alone
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


HOW YOU CAN KNOW HER    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither with nor without a lover
Last Line: She carries a love in her as a rose has its scent
Subject(s): Love


I THOUGHT ON HIS DESIRE FOR THREE DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: I chose this man, consciously, deliberately
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


IT IS THE RISING I LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: As long as I struggle to float above the ground
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


KEPT BURNING AND DISTANT    Poem Text    
First Line: You return when you feel like it / like rain. And like rain you are tender
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


LESSENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Without even looking in the album
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


LET BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Eight deer on the slope
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


LIES AND LONGING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Half the women are asleep on the floor
Subject(s): Cities; Greece; Women; Urban Life; Greeks


LOOKING FOR EACH OF US    Poem Text    
First Line: I open the box of my favorite postcards
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


MARRIAGE AND MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: It has been a long time now
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


MAYBE LEAVE-TAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds eat the pansies as soon as they open
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ME AND ALMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Time holds us together with a strong hand
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ME AND APHRODITE AND THE OTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: She doesn't move and she is stronger that I am
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


MORE THAN NEW    Poem Text    
First Line: One of the men begins to sing. The woman
Last Line: A mouth singing, your heart the way it was
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Goddesses & Gods


NIGHT MUSIC    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She sits on the mountain that is her home
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


NO MORE MARRIAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, there ain't going to be no more marriages
Last Line: They're never going to do that to me
Subject(s): Marriage; Greeks


NOT A PRETTY BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: She was not a nightingale
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


NOT SAYING MUCH       
First Line: My father is dead and there is nothing left
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


OFFICIAL LOVE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a painting by lucas cranach
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ORDINARY SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dull with pneumonia, wrapped on the porch
Last Line: On the shard a reclining naked woman kissed by a god
Subject(s): Sea; Absence; Greece; Greeks


PART OF ME WANTING EVERYTHING TO LIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: This new england kind of love reminds me
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


PAST PERFECT    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory is what has died
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


PLUMS FAILING WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: So what if plums fall
Last Line: Small piece by small piece
Subject(s): Plums; Life


PRAISING SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: The day is taken by each thing and grows complete
Subject(s): Spring


SHE HAD EXPECTED SOMETHING ELSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love aroused her like a heifer
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


SHE WRITES TO THE MAN WHO WRITES OF HER IN HIS POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: You tried to hide me in darkness
Last Line: Itself over and over. And over
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Absence; Longing


SKYLORD    Poem Text    
First Line: The small hawk flutters fiercely upright
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


STUFF    Poem Text    
First Line: High up there she saw what
Last Line: Dazed by facts and cared-for. / circle facts
Subject(s): Reality


SUMMER IN A SMALL TOWN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: When the men leave me
Last Line: I walk back across the mown lawn loving the smell and the houses so completely it leaves my heart em
Subject(s): Absence; Happiness; Country Life


SURROUNDED BY SHEEP AND LOW GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: When death comes, we take off our clothes
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE APPARENT    Poem Text    
First Line: When I say transparency, I don't mean seeing through
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE BECKETT KIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I finally found a way of using the tree
Last Line: How can you go on saying you’re happy?
Subject(s): Toys; Happiness; Social Commentaries


THE CALVES NOT CHOSEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The mind goes caw, caw, caw, caw
Last Line: Awake or asleep, in white, in black
Subject(s): Crows; Survival


THE CENTER OF INTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Is there a lesson in the way this new silence lasts?
Last Line: Through the special silence at evening
Subject(s): Silence


THE CHORUS SPEAKS HER WORDS AS SHE DANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: You are perishing like the old men. Already your arms gone
Last Line: The light whitens her face more than ever
Subject(s): Love


THE CITY OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: What thou lovest well is felt violently
Last Line: Rain will be falling heavily outside
Subject(s): Heaven


THE CLAPPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Did I go there enough? Was it enough when I tried
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE COLOR OF MANY DEER RUNNING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The air fresh, as it has been for days
Last Line: Not one deer, but when many of them run away
Subject(s): Abandonment; Deer


THE COPPERHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Almost blind he takes the soft dying
Last Line: With his eyes a moving. A small moving that he knows
Subject(s): Snakes


THE DEFEATED    Poem Text    
First Line: I sat at the desk for a while fooling with my hair
Last Line: But then everything else stops because I don't know what happens after that
Subject(s): Farewell


THE EDGE OF SOMETHING    Poem Text    
First Line: I have decided I will not be like john hu anymore
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE GHOSTS POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavy black birds flying away hard from trees
Last Line: I would not be here learning what to say
Subject(s): Ghosts; Death


THE GIRL I CALL ALMA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The girl I call alma who is so white
Last Line: And that it's the others who scar me, not you
Subject(s): Women; Greeks


THE GRUB    Poem Text    
First Line: The almost transparent white grub moves
Last Line: Touching the frying grease with his whole face
Subject(s): Worms


THE HEART FLOWING OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: All things we see are the shapes death makes
Last Line: Making that meaning, whatever it means
Subject(s): Death


THE LAMB    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: It was a picture I had after the war
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE LAST NIGHT IN MITHYMNA       
First Line: Wind heaving in the trees / my room quiet and warm
Last Line: And swells again.
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am not feeling strong yet, but I am taking
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE LIMITS OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love came along and said, I know
Last Line: In the warm wind
Subject(s): Abandonment


THE LOST BELLS OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Helpless, the one and then the other
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE MUCHNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: She went back / knowing the way in her marrow
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE NIGHT BEFORE LEAVING    Poem Text    
First Line: We sit at the kitchen table
Subject(s): Farewell; Family Life


THE NINTH DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not for nothing we notice a wider theme
Last Line: All along, will swarm out again under the pliant boughs
Subject(s): Eurydice (Mythology); Orpheus; Passion


THE OLD SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds far away in the air
Last Line: Its own song of the cruelty of love
Subject(s): Love; Songs


THE PART LEFT OVER    Poem Text    
First Line: It's as though I were an event
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE POET GOES ABOUT HER BUSINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Michele has become another dead little girl. And easy poem
Last Line: Toward any dark trees
Subject(s): Death – Children; Grandparents


THE PRECISION    Poem Text    
First Line: There is modesty in nature. In the small
Last Line: With skill from one to the next, singing
Subject(s): Bodies; Modesty; Love


THE PRESENCE IN ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Poetry is not made of words
Last Line: And barking after the train is gone
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Language


THE RESURRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the tower in your city burn. Let the steps
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE SECRETS OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Very long ago when the exquisite celadon bowl
Last Line: More perfect. Which turned out to be true
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE SHOPPING BAG LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: You told people I would know easily what the murdered
Variant Title(s): The Shopping-bag Lady
Subject(s): Cities; Greece; Urban Life; Greeks


THE SMALL THING LOVE IS    Poem Text    
First Line: My body is filled by a summer of lust
Last Line: By a power only the earth could love
Subject(s): Passion; Love – Nature Of


THE SPIRIT NEITHER SORTS NOR SEPARATES    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a flower. We call it god / it closes and opens and dies
Last Line: A mouth singing, your heart the way it was
Subject(s): God


THE TREE FALLING IN A VACANT FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: The window open. Hearing
Last Line: Each one hearing the same one
Subject(s): Trees; Science


THE UNKNOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: I lie in the palm of its hand. I wake in the quiet
Last Line: My body, be hidden with it, be one of its secrets
Subject(s): Self


THE WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: We were at the border and they were checking
Last Line: I was going. We went outside where there was nothing
Subject(s): Scorpions (Animals); Cruelty


THE WEIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Two horses were put together in the same paddock
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THE WHITE BULLS OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The white bulls of java, weighing a thousand pounds
Last Line: I am sure it is the only life god can taste
Subject(s): Bulls; Indonesia; Farm Life; Death


THE WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: My husband sucks her tits
Last Line: I grow specific without consequence
Subject(s): Adultery


THE WIND BLOWING THROUGH A TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Clamour of amplitudes


THE WOMAN ON HER KNEES AT THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: She is washing clothes


THE WOMAN WHO LOOKS FOR HER LOST SISTER SHE SAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: She walks all the time in the heart ward
Last Line: ‘no,’ she said, ‘it’s too late for flowers dear.’
Subject(s): Flowers; Sisters


THERE IS A SWEETNESS IN IT    Poem Text    
First Line: The sap rises in the maple each spring after


THERE SHE IS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: When I go into the garden, there she is
Last Line: It will have to include her
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Imagination; Women


THESE PRINTED WORDS ARE A PLACE       
First Line: These marks on paper tell of places within
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


THIS PLACE       
First Line: There is a place in the desert which I keep making
Variant Title(s): Ode Sung On The Occasion Decorating The Graves
Subject(s): Deserts


TO BE HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: The february road to the river is mud
Last Line: Uncovered to the quiet soft day
Subject(s): Nature


TOGETHER IN GREECE       
First Line: I was sitting on the steps of the cinema
Last Line: I went to him, with that singing in me
Subject(s): Greece; Jealousy; Greeks


TOO BRIGHT TO SEE    Poem Text    
First Line: Just before dark the light gets dark. Violet
Last Line: Come quickly. I weep, face set, no tears, mouth open
Subject(s): Vision


TROUBLE IN THE PORTABLE MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: We walk the dirt road toward town through the clear evening
Last Line: No one passes us the whole length of the road
Subject(s): Togetherness


TWELVE YEARS AFTER THE MARRIAGE SHE TRIES TO EXPLAIN HOW SHE LOVES HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the mountain is a meadow with iris
Subject(s): Marriage


VARIOUSLY US    Poem Text    
First Line: Something breaches the ocean of doctrine
Last Line: Of the mind wedged in us, shaping
Subject(s): Life


WE MANAGE MOST WHEN WE MANAGE SMALL    Poem Text    
First Line: What things are steadfast? Not the birds
Last Line: This fishing in the air
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


WHAT IF THE WORLD STAYS ALWAYS FAR OFF       
First Line: What if the world is taken from me?
Subject(s): Farm Life; Greece; Agriculture; Farmers; Greeks


WHOLE AND WITHOUT BLESSING    Poem Text    
First Line: What is beautiful alters, has undertow
Last Line: Where there are no clues except pleasure
Subject(s): Self


WHOLE AND WITHOUT BLESSING    Poem Text    
First Line: What is beautiful alters, has undertow
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


WINNING    Poem Text    
First Line: There is having by having
Last Line: Containing the other carefully
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Time


WINTER LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The way you fell asleep
Last Line: (if I had made a garden. If I had stayed happy.)
Subject(s): Marriage; Absence; Grief


WINTER LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I would like to decorate this silence
Subject(s): Love


WRAPPING STONES    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything I am is what survived
Last Line: To walnut creek for the last three years
Subject(s): Love – Loss Of