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Author: HARVEY, MATTHEA
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Harvey, Matthea    Poet's Biography
34 poems available by this author


BY BICYCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's not good or bad it's how you get around these
Last Line: Singing and the spokes all spinning in response
Subject(s): Bicycles; Cycling


EVERYTHING MUST GO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Today's class 3-deifying:
Last Line: The body but not the dreaming head


GOING OFF THE DEEP END INTO CONFECTIONERY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We're the anemones guarding
Last Line: We sugar the obstacle dark
Subject(s): Fish


GRADATIONS OF BLUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The scent of pig is faint tonight
Last Line: But the exact bend in the river behind them, the pattern of trees
Subject(s): Aging


I MAY AFTER LEAVING YOU WALK QUICKLY OR EVEN RUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rain fell in a post-romantic way.
Last Line: Glum was the woman in the ostrich feather hat
Subject(s): Divorce


IDEAS ONLY GO SO FAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Last year I made up a baby. I made her in the shape of a hatbox or a cake. I could have iced her &
Last Line: Sunset—quite unlike my baby, who like any good idea, eventually ended up dead
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


IMPLICATIONS FOR MODERN LIFE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The ham flowers have veins and are rimmed in rind, each petal a little meat sunset. I
Last Line: Mud. If you stay, I will find you fresh hay
Subject(s): Flowers; Animals


IN DEFENSE OF OUR OVERGROWN GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night the apple trees shook and gave each lettuce a heart
Last Line: To close I’m sorry there won’t be any salad and I love you
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Relationships


INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: For the time being
Last Line: Feel something catch
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


NEW FRIENDS        Recitation by Author
First Line: Plant me just below the potatoes
Subject(s): Burials


NO-HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: No-hands has hands but he keeps them clenched in fists at his chest. He appeared long ago on the
Last Line: I give you something and you take it from me
Subject(s): Hands


OUR AMERICAN HUSBANDS WERE BORN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Into their studies, they study
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PITY THE BATHTUB ITS FORCED EMBRACE OF THE HUMAN FORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Pity the bathtub that belongs to the queen its feet
Last Line: Inside the body oh pity the bathtub but pity us too
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Showers & Showering


POEM (TO BE READ WITH PHILIP GLASS?ÇÖS STRING QUARTET NO. 5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside the bell jar of the glass factory
Last Line: Shivers in the newly imagined breeze
Subject(s): Glass, Philip


RESTRICTED VISTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Where they've punched holes in the roof,
Last Line: Panoramas pulsing beneath each shoe
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers


SAD LITTLE BREATHING MACHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Under its glass lid, the square
Last Line: The present is in there somewhere
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


SETTING THE TABLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To cut through night you'll need your sharpest scissors. Cut around the birch, the
Last Line: And eat it between the two scenes. Your food will taste just right
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SHIVER & YOU HAVE WEATHER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the aftermath of calculus
Last Line: As always I was beside myself
Subject(s): Disappointment


TERROR OF THE FUTURE / 4    Poem Text    
First Line: You had to win the sweepstakes
Last Line: So what if the grass was really green glass?
Subject(s): Wit & Humor


TERROR OF THE FUTURE / 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweetheart, there’s no one on the street
Last Line: Historian. Help me with that “or”
Subject(s): Terror


THE BACKYARD MERMAID    Poem Text    
First Line: The backyard mermaid slumps across the birdbath, tired of fighting birds for seeds
Last Line: She wants to get lost in that sad glowing square of blue. Don’t you?
Subject(s): Cats


THE CROWDS CHEERED AS GLOOM GALLOPED AWAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Last Line: Larger horses’ faces. Gloom, #341, with those big black eyes, was almost sure to win
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE FESTIVAL OF GIOVEDI GRASSO       
First Line: Because it means looking into the sun, the people can barely see
Subject(s): Festivals; Sun; Fairs; Pageants


THE FUTURE OF TERROR / 1    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of a schoolbag could send us scrambling
Subject(s): Schools; Students


THE FUTURE OF TERROR / 5    Poem Text    
First Line: If there were gamebirds in our gables,
Last Line: While we spun ever-so-slowly below
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE FUTURE OF TERROR / 7    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: From the gable window, we shot
Last Line: My note (for nobody) and I’m ready
Subject(s): Terror


THE GEM IS ON PAGE SIXTY-FOUR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Ahem said the guards when anyone lingered too long
Last Line: Which couldn’t be taken away & poured down the sink
Subject(s): Sex


THE GOLDEN AGE OF FIGUREHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: First we sloughed off the sailors—when a storm hit we’d lean into it and watch as they slipped
Last Line: Was invented, like the giant tenor who unbuckles his belt and lets out his one truest note
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Ships & Shipping


THE INVENTION OF FILM        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Prehistoric Peoples


THE INVENTION OF LOVE        Recitation by Author
First Line: The cace woman and the cave man lie side by side
Subject(s): Love; Prehistoric Peoples


THE RADIO ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: The radio animals travel in lavender clouds.
Last Line: Tests of true or false
Subject(s): Communication


WAC-A-MOLE REALISM?ÄÓ    Poem Text    
First Line: At the carnival, robo-boy sees only things he recognizes. The ferris wheel is an
Last Line: —and then wham, it disappears
Subject(s): Popular Culture


WAITRESSING IN THE ROOM WITH A THOUSAND MOONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is difficult at best. The moons desperately want to circle
Last Line: The tables. Our leader has left us too
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses; Food & Eating


WORD PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Proper nouns are legible in any light and like to stay near their
Last Line: The photograph the water is bluer than blue
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary