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Author: HASS, ROBERT
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Hass, Robert    Poet's Biography
32 poems available by this author


A STORY ABOUT THE BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: The young composer, working that summer at an artist's colony
Subject(s): Men


AFTER THE GENTLE POET KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Text    
Last Line: In the saucepan
Subject(s): Nature; Youth; Aging


BETWEEN THE WARS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I ran, it rained. Late in the afternoon
Last Line: Starved children begging chocolate on the tracks
Subject(s): Youth; War


CALM    Poem Text    
First Line: September sun, a little fog in the mornings. No sanctified terror
Subject(s): Calm; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility


CONSCIOUSNESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: First image is blue sky, nothing in it, and not understood as sky, a field of blue
Last Line: "loves itself,"" george oppen wrote. My poor father"
Subject(s): Consciousness


ENVY OF OTHER PEOPLE'S POEMS        Recitation by Author
First Line: In one version of the legend the sirens couldn't sing
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Iliad; Odyssey


EZRA POUND'S PROPOSITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty is sexual, and sexuality
Last Line: Across her cheekbones and her lovely skin
Subject(s): Economics


FAINT MUSIC    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Maybe you need to write a poem about grace.
Last Line: First an ego, and then pain, and then the singing
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Grief; Man-woman Relationships; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Male-female Relations; Suffering; Misery


FIRST THINGS AT THE LAST MINUTE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The white water rush of some warblerís song
Last Line: With you, will have their way
Subject(s): Dreams


HEROIC SMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: When the swordsman fell in kurosawa's seven samurai
Last Line: There are limits to imagination
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


I AM YOUR WAITER TONIGHT AND MY NAME IS DIMITRI        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Immigrants; War; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IMPROMPTU POEM        Recitation by Author


INTERRUPTED MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Little green involute fronds of fern at creekside
Last Line: Someone gave the name, sometime, of pearly everlasting
Subject(s): Disappointment; Nature; Life


MEASURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Recurrences. / coppery light hesitates
Last Line: That forms these lines
Subject(s): Trees


MEDITATION AT LAGUNITAS    Poem Text    
First Line: All the new thinking is about loss
Subject(s): California; Deconstructionism; Language; Longing; Words; Vocabulary


MISERY AND SPLENDOR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Summoned by conscious recollection, she
Last Line: To which they canít admit they can never be admitted
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


OLD DOMINION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The shadows of late afternoon and the odors
Subject(s): Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904); Hope; Jarrell, Randall (1914-1965); Tennis; Optimism


ON THE COAST NEAR SAUSALITO    Poem Text    
First Line: I won't say much for the sea
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


PICKING BLACKBERRIES WITH A FRIEND .. READING JACQUES LACAN    Poem Text    
First Line: August dust is here. Drought
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


PRIVILEGE OF BEING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Many are making love. Up above, the angels
Last Line: And to the immense, illiterate, consoling angels
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Life


RUSIA EN 1931    Poem Text    
First Line: The archbishop of san salvador is dead, murdered by no one knows
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


SAN PEDRO ROAD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Casting, upon a salt creek in the sea-rank air
Last Line: Done with casting, reeling in slowly, casting
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


SEPTEMBER NOTEBOOK: STORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone comes here from a long way off
Last Line: One of the children said. ďI donít like this story,Ē said the other


SONNET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A man talking to his ex-wife on the phone.
Last Line: Patient animals, and tangled vines, and rain.
Subject(s): Love; Divorce; Nostalgia


TAHOE IN AUGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: What summer proposes is simply happiness
Subject(s): Tahoe (Lake), Sierra Nevada Mountains; Women


THE APPLE TREES AT OLEMA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They are walking in the woods along the coast
Last Line: And then he wanders among strangers all he wants
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Apple Trees; Male-female Relations


THE FAILURE OF BUFFALO TO LEVITATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Millard fillmore died here
Last Line: Are imprisoned in the chandeliers
Subject(s): Buffalo (City), New York


THE FEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: The lovers loitered on the deck talking
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AS A SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: How like a well-kept garden is your soul
Last Line: To the making of bombs
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; 19th Century


THE PROBLEM OF DESCRIBING TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: The aspen glitters in the wind
Last Line: The aspen doing something in the wind
Subject(s): Trees


THE RETURN OF ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text    
First Line: He shuddered briefly and stared down the long valley
Last Line: The small jeweled hunger in the seabirdís eye
Subject(s): Jeffers, Robinson (1887-1962)


TWO VIEWS OF BUSON    Poem Text    
First Line: A french scholar says he affected the chinese manner
Last Line: He saw bubbles of crab-froth among the river reeds
Subject(s): Nature; Love