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Hicok, Bob    Poet's Biography
26 poems available by this author


A POLITICAL VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: A cellist in every lobby by love and law
Last Line: That would moan if bowed
Subject(s): Political Conventions; Politics & Government


ABSENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are men and women huddled in rooms tonight
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


ALZHEIMER'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Chairs move by themselves, and books
Subject(s): Alzheimer's Disease; Memory


AN INCIDENTAL REPORT ON MY GRANDMOTHER'S DIVINITY       
First Line: My grandmother had 14 children
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grandparents; Dead, The; Burials; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


BUILDING A PAINTING A HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: If I built a barn I'd build it right into the sky
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Sky


CHOOSING MY CONCEPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother at a party in a blue dress
Last Line: The strap of a blue dress falling, and soon, and randomly I will exist
Subject(s): Babies; Birth; Conception; Creation; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery


DROPPING THE EUPHEMISM    Poem Text    
First Line: He has five children, I'm papa
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


DUH    Poem Text    
First Line: My father is silent and distant
Last Line: From rolling over my head one day
Subject(s): Family Life; Fathers; Memory; Relatives


ECHO    Poem Text    
First Line: He or she let go of my wife and me
Last Line: Blood disappears into water without blame
Subject(s): Echoes; Miscarriage


FIELDWORK    Poem Text    
First Line: There are two kinds of people and five hundred
Last Line: The jealous eyes of god have seen?
Subject(s): Amazons; Beetles; Insects; Jungles; Wilderness; Bugs


HEROIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Imagine spring's thaw, your brother said
Last Line: To the strenuous work of vanishing
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Hallucinations & Illusions; Needles; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


HOW ORIGAMI WAS INVENTED    Poem Text    
First Line: The last I went to confession was to whisper
Last Line: To write a clear path to you
Subject(s): Confessions


LOUISE    Poem Text    
First Line: She said I looked like jesus and it was true. I looked
Last Line: From a cross and think of anything but revenge
Subject(s): Household Employees; Old Age; Servants; Domestics; Maids


OTHER LIVES AND DIMENSIONS AND FINALLY A LOVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: My left hand will live longer than my right. The rivers
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Love; Poetry & Poets; Separation; Isolation


OVER COFFEE    Poem Text    
First Line: What you mean to say about the film is that
Last Line: The first to address this exhilarating stranger
Subject(s): Coffee; Conversation; Guests; Strangers; Visiting


PLACE       
First Line: A speedball at the old college above olmsted's
Subject(s): College Sports


PLUS SHIPPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Certainly it was a premonition of a navajo warrior that men
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; United States - Immigration & Emigtration


ROTHKO'S LAST MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In the days leading to the miracle he did not
Subject(s): Abandonment; Disappeared Persons; Meditation; Desertion; Missing Persons


SELLING MAGRITTE'S HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The train in the fireplace
Last Line: The owner? A very regular man
Subject(s): Allen, Ethan (1738-1789); Houses; Investments; Landlords & Tenants; Soldiers; Stocks; Bonds


SERVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hospital he moans he was wrong, insists through delirium
Last Line: The practical details of their faith
Subject(s): Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959); Service; Suicide


SORTING OF THE ENTANGLEMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: In my will the basement goes to the spiders
Last Line: To the hyacinth. I leave body to the unfashionable earth
Subject(s): Wills


THE BALD TRUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: My hair went on a diet of its own accord
Last Line: That I'm seen by love.
Subject(s): Baldness


THE SEMANTICS OF FLOWERS ON MEMORIAL DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Historians will tell you my uncle / wouldn't have called it world war ii
Subject(s): Flowers; Holidays; Memorial Day


THE WISH    Poem Text    
First Line: On a tuesday I learned I'd never sit
Last Line: This man was
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


THOUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Of job when her friend died and another
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


WAITING FOR UPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now I live inside the window. Now I think the sky
Last Line: "she let me kiss each box
Subject(s): Farewell; Letters; Love; Parents; Parting; Parenthood



Hicok. Bob    Poet's Biography
22 poems available by this author


AFTER LOOKING UP INTO ONE TOO MANY CAMERAS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the bones of my arm were emptied I began
Last Line: Dangerous words are the ones we never hear
Subject(s): Self; Bones; Secrets


AFTER WORKING SIXTY HOURS AGAIN FOR WHAT REASON    Poem Text    
First Line: The best job I had was moving a stone
Last Line: On an empty table
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


BARS POETICA    Poem Text    
Last Line: Is all Ive been trying to say
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


CALLING HIM BACK FROM LAYOFF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I called a man today. After he said
Last Line: Other people staring at their phones / hear?
Subject(s): Unemployment


EPITHALAMIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: A bee in the field. The house on the mountain
Last Line: Of light: particle to wave. Do you take? I do
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


FULL FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Im in a plane that will not be flown into a building
Last Line: Weve begun our descent, and then I sense the falling
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); Airplanes; Air Pilots; New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


GO GREYHOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: A few hours after des moines
Last Line: Of the human condition, that the baby
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


HAVING INTENDED TO MERELY PICK ON AN OIL COMPANY, THE POEM GOES AWRY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Never before have I so resembled british petroleum
Last Line: Or notional, now that oceans are wheezing to a stop?
Subject(s): Oil & Gas Companies; Environment; Poetry & Poets; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


HER MY BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: The dog licks my hand as I worry
Last Line: By this thought you are welcome / to keep it
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Cancer (Disease)


HOW THE MIRROR LOOKS THIS MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Probably the size of the six volt
Last Line: As a happy person
Subject(s): Cats; Death; Happiness


IN MICHAEL ROBINS?S CLASS MINUS ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: At the desk where the boy sat, he sees the chicago river.
Last Line: And the river promises to never surrender the boys shape to the ocean
Subject(s): Schools; Nature; Students


INTO THE BREACH    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to tell them we can hear
Last Line: Anywhere but inside their faces
Subject(s): Relationships


LEARNING TO SWIM    Poem Text    
First Line: At forty-eight, to be given water,
Last Line: Most of all, their dissolve
Subject(s): Middle Age; Swimming & Swimmers


LOVE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I am misunderstanding a song
Last Line: Of too many / nights alone
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Love; Songs


MY WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: I am misunderstanding a song
Last Line: Draws a breath to speak
Subject(s): Winter


ODYSSEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I sat in different places with different winds:
Last Line: If it's ever considered being thrown
Subject(s): Wit & Humor


SELF RELIANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a picture of earth on my wall.
Last Line: On our own
Subject(s): Earth; World


SHED AND DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Rest with me under the linden tree.
Last Line: O pie in the sky
Subject(s): Trees; Time


SO I KNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: He put moisturizer the morning he shot
Last Line: Of this word, / suddenly
Subject(s): Language; Social Commentary; Words; Vocabulary


STOP-LOSS    Poem Text    
First Line: Absolutely, I agree. Its what we all
Last Line: Without ropes, in a pink dress, laughing
Subject(s): War


THE INVISIBLE MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: He is my manta ray. The degas
Last Line: Blue unless red until green
Subject(s): Imagination


THE ONGOING    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you know bertolt brecht's the hammer throwers?
Last Line: Or dreaming, yes you are
Subject(s): Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956)