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Author: HEJINIAN, LYN
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Hejinian, Lyn    Poet's Biography
28 poems available by this author


A BORDER COMEDY: BOOK 1    Poem Text    
First Line: All the clouds can feel our bodies change
Last Line: Until the senses, overburdened, require that we sleep


CONSTANT CHANGE FIGURES    Poem Text    
Last Line: Passing on its effect / is experience
Subject(s): Time; Change


ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am writing now in preconceptions
Last Line: It must be beautiful and it can't be free
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


ELEVEN EYES: FINAL SECTION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The spoons have clattered
Last Line: None of this is true
Subject(s): Time


HAPPILY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The manner in which we are present at this time to and fro
Last Line: To make sense to others
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


MY LIFE: A NAME TRIMMED WITH COLORED RIBBONS    Poem Text    
First Line: They are seated in the shadows


MY LIFE: AS FOR WE WHO LOVE TO BE ASTONISHED    Poem Text    
First Line: You spill the sugar when you lift the spoon. My father had filled an old
Last Line: You cannot determine the nature of progress until you assemble all of the relatives
Subject(s): Family Life


MY LIFE: ONE BEGINS AS A STUDENT BUT BECOMES A FRIEND OF CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Back and backward, why, wide and wider. Such that art is inseparable
Last Line: Of comprehension in a reader's mind to content in a writer's work. But not bitter
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


MY LIFE: REASON LOOKS FOR TWO, THEN ARRANGES IT FROM THERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where I woke and was awake, in the
Last Line: Duration. Language makes / tracks
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


MY LIFE: YET WE INSIST THAT LIFE IS FULL OF HAPPY CHANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The windows were open and the morning air was, by the smell of lilac
Last Line: Luck was rid of its clover
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


OXOTA: A SHORT RUSSIAN NOVEL: CHAPTER 126: THE DOUBTING MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: We had found a pretext for not going out--swarms of such pretexts are here every day to en
Last Line: Here that the writer puts his lies
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


OXOTA: A SHORT RUSSIAN NOVEL: CHAPTER 192    Poem Text    
First Line: But to return to the theme of the novel and poetry
Last Line: "the only ones adequate to the attempt to say nothing
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Novels & Novelists


OXOTA: A SHORT RUSSIAN NOVEL: CHAPTER 259    Poem Text    
First Line: It's characteristic of a russian novelist to reveal some lack
Last Line: "might correspond to what you
Subject(s): Russia; Novels & Novelists; Soviet Union; Russians


OXOTA: A SHORT RUSSIAN NOVEL: CHAPTER 7    Poem Text    
First Line: One person believes in nothing and another dislikes poetry
Last Line: The old woman still standing in the street
Subject(s): Women


OXOTA: A SHORT RUSSIAN NOVEL: CHAPTER 80    Poem Text    
First Line: Two rams, which ram redeemed
Last Line: We will believe everything we say
Subject(s): Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


SLOWLY: I FREQUENTLY SLOWLY WISH    Poem Text    
First Line: I frequently slowly wish for more of the sudden experience
Last Line: We get music which is time moving loudly
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Time


THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND EYES: A DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: A dream, still clinging like light to the dark, rounding
Last Line: Of life. Sleep is immediate and memory nothing
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND EYES: I LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I love says the acrobat
Last Line: And the dirty glass of the jugs of the juggler
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND EYES: THE LOST PINES INN    Poem Text    
First Line: The lost pines inn would be a good name for a motel, or no sheep in the meadow
Last Line: P.T. Cruiser that got me home by bedtime
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND EYES: TO ACHIEVE REALITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To achieve reality (where objects thrive on people's passions), enormous effort
Last Line: Troy the foundations of their own societies were crumbling, too


THE CELL, SELECTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is the writer's object
Last Line: It is not imperfect to have died
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


THE FATALIST: COME OCTOBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Come october, it’s the lake not the border
Last Line: But it never rained. At the end of the month, halloween should be clear
Subject(s): Time


THE FATALIST: HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Home whose names are produced by motion
Last Line: But motion to the composition
Subject(s): Disappointment; Time; Nature


THE FATALIST: THE BEST WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The best words get said frequently—they are like fertile pips
Last Line: For whom r would have released a flock of red canaries
Subject(s): Language; Books; Words; Vocabulary; Reading


THE FATALIST: TIME IS FILLED    Poem Text    
First Line: Time is filled with beginners. You are right. Now
Last Line: Full of ruptures could be one from which all kinds of things are flying
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Time


THE FUTURE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Future


WRITING IS AN AID TO MEMORY: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Rush to which


WRITING IS AN AID TO MEMORY: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: The bird carries its peck up the branch
Last Line: " lighting by trees is beautiful
Subject(s): Nature; Language; Words; Vocabulary