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Author: HIRSCH, EDWARD
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Hirsch, Edward    Poet's Biography
50 poems available by this author


ACROSS THE LONG DARK BORDER    Poem Text    
First Line: My sister and I learned about our first war
Last Line: War between the states.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Divorce; Novels & Novelists; United States - History


AFTER THE LAST PRACTICE; GRINNELL, IOWA, NOVEMBER 1941    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone said, I remember the first hard crack
Last Line: Promised land of the empty endzone
Subject(s): Football; Memory


AND WHO WILL LOOK UPON OUR TESTIMONY    Poem Text    
First Line: On an unsuspecting wednesday in october 1347
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Persecution; Plague; Sickness; Illness


APOSTROPHE (IN MEMORY OF DONALD BARTHELME, 1931-1989)    Poem Text    
First Line: Perpetual worrier, patron of the misfit
Last Line: And warmer, warmer and fair, most fair
Subject(s): Barthelme, Donald (1931-1989); Novels & Novelists


ART PEPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: It's the broken phrases, the fury inside him
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Pepper, Art (1925-1982)


AT THE GRAVE OF WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text    
First Line: One thinks of the gods dissolving in midair
Subject(s): Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)


COMMUTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's that vague feeling of panic
Subject(s): Commuters


EXCUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: If only I could begin to sift through the smoke
Subject(s): Love


EXECUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The last time I saw my high school football coach
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Sports; Students


FACTORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Everywhere in new york city there are factories
Last Line: Pumping blood through the stillness of our arteries
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; New York City; Work; Workers


FAST BREAK    Poem Text    
First Line: A hook shot kisses the rim and
Last Line: Floating perfectly through the net.
Subject(s): Basketball; Sports


FIRST SNOWFALL: INTIMATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: How long it has taken me to recall
Subject(s): Nature


FOR THE NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The first idea was man walking through space in a tower
Last Line: The first idea was man walking through space in a tower
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Chicago; Cities; Urban Life


FOR THE SLEEPWALKERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight I want to say something wonderful
Subject(s): Dreams; Sleepwalking; Nightmares


HOTEL WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Aura of absence, vertigo of non-being
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


IN MEMORIAM PAUL CELAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Lay these words into the dead man's grave
Subject(s): Celan, Paul (1920-1970)


IN THE MIDWEST    Poem Text    
First Line: He saw the iron wings of daybreak struggling
Last Line: He saw the gouged bodies of the unborn
Subject(s): Nature; Middle West


LENINGRAD (1941-1943)    Poem Text    
First Line: For some of us it began with wild dogs
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


MAN ON A FIRE ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: He couldn't remember what propelled him
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


MATISSE    Poem Text    
First Line: To begin with a light as vivid and warm
Last Line: Through the trees like colorful wild beasts
Subject(s): Matisse, Henri (1869-1954); Family Life


MILENA JESENSKA    Poem Text    
First Line: Thank you for attending this tribute to love
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


MY GRANDMOTHER'S BED    Poem Text    
First Line: How she pulled it out of the wall
Last Line: And her bed disappeared without a trace.
Subject(s): Beds; Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


ON LOVE: BERTOLT BRECHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's light a match to the good old days
Subject(s): Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956); Love


ON LOVE: CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: These speculations afford me great pleasure
Subject(s): Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867); French Poetry - Symbolism; Poetry & Poets; Love


ON LOVE: COLETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother used to say, 'sit down, dear
Variant Title(s): The Lectures On Love: 7. Colette
Subject(s): Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle (1873-1954); Love


ON LOVE: D. H. LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: After the sweet red wine and the dry lecture
Subject(s): Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930); Love


ON LOVE: DENIS DIDEROT    Poem Text    
First Line: The strange, enlightening subject of love
Subject(s): Diderot, Denis (1713-1784); Love


ON LOVE: DR. X    Poem Text    
First Line: So let's create a scene: I'm 'in love'
Subject(s): Love


ON LOVE: FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA    Poem Text    
First Line: I would invite loneliness into the room
Subject(s): Garcia Lorca, Federico (1898-1936); Love


ON LOVE: GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text    
First Line: The ordeal of modern love forms my subject
Subject(s): Meredith, George (1828-1909); Novels & Novelists; Love


ON LOVE: GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Love happens to be an astonishing state
Subject(s): Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946); Love


ON LOVE: GIACOMO LEPARDI. POETRY WOULD BE A WAY OF PRAISING GOD ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in the heart of night
Last Line: Love alone can redeem our universe
Variant Title(s): The Lectures On Love: 5. Giacoma Leopardi
Subject(s): Leopardi, Giacomo (1798-1837); Love


ON LOVE: HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text    
First Line: I come to you as a whole-hearted man
Last Line: We are drowning; all that rescues us is love
Subject(s): Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856); Poetry & Poets; Love


ON LOVE: LAFCADIO HEARN    Poem Text    
First Line: I, too, must make diverse pilgrimages
Subject(s): Hearn, Lafcadio (1850-1904); Love


ON LOVE: MARGARET FULLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Thank you for attending this conversation on love
Last Line: A woman can no longer be sacrificed for love
Variant Title(s): The Lectures On Love: 4. Margaret Fuller
Subject(s): Fuller, Margaret (1810-1850); Love; Women's Rights


ON LOVE: MARINA TSVETAEVA    Poem Text    
First Line: Human thresholds are meant to be crossed
Last Line: I would be a wing that soars for love
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Love - Unrequited; Tsvetayeva, Marina (1892-1941); Estrangement; Outcasts


ON LOVE: RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's devour the blessed apple of love
Last Line: Come lie down with me and devour the world
Variant Title(s): The Lectures On Love: 6. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject(s): Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882); Love


ON LOVE: ROBERT DESNOS       
First Line: I would like to crack open my heart for you
Subject(s): Desnos, Robert (1900-1945); Love


ON LOVE: TRISTAN TZARA    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no such thing as a dada lecture
Subject(s): Tzara, Tristan (1896-1963)


ON LOVE: ZORA NEALE HURSTON       
First Line: A lot of racial uplifters, 'negotiations
Subject(s): Hurston, Zora Neale (1903-1960); Love


PAUL CELAN: A GRAVE AND MYSTERIOUS SENTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's daybreak and I wish I could believe
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


PROUSTIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: At times it seems lucky and unexpected, the past
Subject(s): Proust, Marcel (1871-1922)


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a song for the speechless
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts


SUMMER SURPRISED US    Poem Text    
First Line: These first days of summer are like the pail
Subject(s): Nature


THE SWEATSHOP POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: There are thirty-one shallow graves in august
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Sweatshops; Work; Workers; Sweating System


THE UNNAMING    Poem Text    
First Line: She walked through the house, taking away its names
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


THE VILLAGE IDIOT    Poem Text    
First Line: No one remembers him anymore, a boy
Last Line: Fogging up in the bathroom, from the wet mirror
Subject(s): Fools; Past; Idiots


THREE JOURNEYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Whoever has followed the bag lady
Subject(s): Detroit, Michigan


UNHAPPY LOVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to lie. I wanted to say
Last Line: Where it seems so precisely like failure
Subject(s): Love Complaints


WHEN SKYSCRAPERS WERE INVENTED IN CHICAGO    Poem Text    
First Line: I think of it as a large moment with shadows
Subject(s): Chicago; Cities; Skyscrapers; Urban Life