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Author: GRENNAN, EAMON
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Grennan, Eamon    Poet's Biography
62 poems available by this author


A FEW LAST LINES OF LAUNDRY    Poem Text    
First Line: This ragged shining
Subject(s): Laundry & Laundering


A GENTLE ART    Poem Text    
First Line: I've been learning how to light a fire
Subject(s): Growth; Maturity


AFTER VIOLENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stained-glass blue day. But smoke after a noise
Subject(s): War


ALLI DYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Shifts from one patch of shadow to another
Subject(s): Cats; Death - Animals


ANOTHER DEAD MOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: On the kitchen tiles another dead moth.
Subject(s): Moths


ARTE POVERA    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a poem by stevens (his latest manner)
Subject(s): Vermeer, Jan (1632-1675); Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955); Headstones


AT HOME IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: We sit across from one another
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


BACK THEY SPUTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Back they sputter like the fires of love, the bees to their broken home
Subject(s): Bees; Beekeeping


BEHOLDING THE HARE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the gale that's trying to take the roof off this small house
Subject(s): Rabbits; Hares


CAT SCAT    Poem Text    
First Line: I am watching cleo listening, our cat
Last Line: Does , or can, the cat
Subject(s): Cats; Music & Musicians


COLD MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Through an accidental crack in the curtain
Subject(s): Cold


DETAIL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Robins


DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: When I walk downhill, a stranger, into town
Subject(s): Dogs


ENCOUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The lake that was caked ice is ice no more
Last Line: Bands closing them) lie, like matching rings
Subject(s): Hunting; Lakes; Hunters; Pools; Ponds


ENDANGERED SPECIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Out the living-room window
Subject(s): Children; Birth; Childhood; Child Birth; Midwifery


EROSION    Poem Text    
First Line: What the sea does - coming, going - is the mole beneath the seeming solid earth
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


EYE TROUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not clear exactly what to do now to clear the eye
Subject(s): Eyes


FROM THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: What stops me is the big indifference
Subject(s): Automobiles; Travel; Cars; Journeys; Trips


HIEROGLYPHIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Bent over his time-polished pitchfork
Subject(s): Sycamore Trees; Time


HOUSEPLANTS IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Their survival seems an open question
Subject(s): Plants; Planting; Planters


IN THE KNOWN WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Did the heron I saw swimming in the small pond by the highway
Subject(s): Animals; Nature


INCIDENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Mid-october, massachusetts. We drive
Subject(s): Lobsters; Death; Food & Eating; Dead, The


JEWEL BOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Your jewel box of white balsa strips
Subject(s): Jewelry; Marital Love


KILLING THE BEES       
First Line: They'd been there for years, secreted in the ceiling
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


LEAVING THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Time to remember again
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Fathers


MAKESENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Vermont, he says, seen from an eminence,


MEMENTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Scattered through the ragtaggle underbrush starting to show green shoots
Subject(s): Time


MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Two small white butterflies settle
Last Line: In tune with things, staining the day
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


NIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT-PIECE       
First Line: What's that scratching
Last Line: In sleep. Night creeps by.
Subject(s): Montague, John (B. 1929); Night; Sleep; Bedtime


ON A CAPE MAY WARBLER WHO FLEW AGAINST MY WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: She's stopped in her southern tracks
Last Line: Ghosts come nest in my branches
Subject(s): Birds; Death – Animals; Children; Burial; Parents


ONE MORNING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Looking for distinctive stones, I found the dead otter


PAPYRUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Acorn-brown, the girl's new nipples
Subject(s): Growth; Women


READING BECKETT IN OCTOBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Great blaze the trees put on: maple, dogwood, birch, oak, beech,
Subject(s): Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)


RESOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Since life is like a burning house, what can he make
Subject(s): Life


ROCK BOTTOM    Poem Text    
First Line: So this is what it comes down to in the end: earth and sand


SHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: After the ravages that took the bees by storm
Variant Title(s): Last Drop
Subject(s): Bees; Honey; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


SIGNLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Cicadas tear the tear to flitters
Subject(s): Life; Death; Dead, The


SITTING IN A FIELD ON A WINDY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Surge of leaves; the grass leanng all one way
Subject(s): Fields; Wind; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: At her junior high school graduation,
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


START OF MARCH, CONNEMARA    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind colder even than march in maine, though the same sea
Last Line: Making their mark against green gape-water, then gone
Subject(s): Absence; Connemara, Ireland; Separation; Isolation


STILL LIFE WITH BUTTERFLIES, BREAKERS, ATLANTIC CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Noon monarchs. Their crooked descents and ascensions
Subject(s): Butterflies


STREAK OF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: After a party to celebrate the mid-term break
Subject(s): Youth; Admiration


SUMMER EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: A spear of zinc light wounds stone and water,
Subject(s): Nature


TAKING MY SON TO SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: His first day. Waiting, he plays
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


THE CAVE PAINTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Holding only a handful of rushlight
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Primative Man


THE COMING DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Up as usual in the dark
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE LIFE SO SHORT    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind colder even than march in maine, though the same sea
Subject(s): Life; Transience; Mortality; Birds


TOTEM    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


TOWARDS DUSK THE PORCUPINE       
First Line: Startled to see me
Subject(s): Porcupines


TRAVELLER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Children; Travel; Childhood; Journeys; Trips


TWO SNAPSHOTS FOR THE INNER EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Glassed in all day like this I keep towelling the windows dry -


UNTITLED    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the buried stones have risen and would almost talk
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Landscape


UNTITLED    Poem Text    
First Line: When that great conflagration had finished with us, I sat in the silence of rocks
Subject(s): Birds; Landscape


UP AGAINST IT    Poem Text    
First Line: As though these fresh leaves were pressing
Last Line: Fury to what’s impossible, feeling the sting in it
Subject(s): Bees


VISITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night you called me out to the december dark
Subject(s): Geese


VISITORS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Geese


WATCH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Watching it closely, respecting its mystery,
Subject(s): Bees; Sycamore Trees; Conduct Of Life; Beekeeping


WHITE WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, the heart aches, but you know or think you know it could be


WOMAN AT LIT WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Perhaps if she stood for an hour like that
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Models


WOODEN BARREL, BLUE FEZ    Poem Text    
First Line: On the half-barrel which is my bird feeder I can find
Subject(s): Nature


Y2K    Poem Text    
First Line: Mutation of bells. Chapels vanishing in fog
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11