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Author: HOAGLAND, TONY
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Hoagland, Tony    Poet's Biography
66 poems available by this author


A COLOR OF THE SKY    Poem Text    
First Line: Windy today and I feel less than brilliant,
Last Line: And making more
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships; Conduct Of Life


ADAM AND EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to punch her right in the mouth and that's the truth.
Last Line: As long as there is desire, we will not be safe
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships


AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud
Last Line: Which turns the volume higher?
Subject(s): United States; Materialism; America


AND THE MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Want back in
Last Line: Please, they're begging you. Look out
Subject(s): Men; Relationships


ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?    Poem Text    
First Line: While jimi hendrix played 'purple haze' onstage
Subject(s): Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)


ARROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: When a beautiful woman wakes up
Last Line: And nothing that I did or that was done to me, / was ever real
Subject(s): Health


ASTROLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: It's so clear tonight, and calm
Last Line: Our own interpretation
Subject(s): Memory


AT THE GALLERIA SHOPPING MALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Just past the bin of pastel baby socks and underwear
Last Line: To learn something about loneliness
Subject(s): Shopping; Solitude


AUDEN       
First Line: Nicotine, caffeine, amphetamine - these
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


BARTON SPRINGS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Oh life, how I loved your cold spring mornings of putting my stuff in
Last Line: There just might be time to catch up on praise
Subject(s): Springs (Water); Swimming And Swimmers; Cancer (Disease)


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When the medication she was taking
Last Line: That, too, was beautiful
Subject(s): Beauty; Brotherds And Sisters; Aging; Transience; Impermanence


CANDLELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Crossing the porch in the hazy dusk
Last Line: Had granted its permission
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CEMENT TRUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to get the cement truck into the poem
Last Line: I wonder what that one does?
Subject(s): Cement Trucks


DEMOLITION        Recitation by Author
First Line: They hang a big tube from the side of an office building
Subject(s): Construction Sites; Men; Realism


DICKHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: To whomever taught me the word dickhead
Last Line: I made a word my friend
Subject(s): Men


DISAPPOINTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I was feeling pretty religious
Last Line: Lifting in the wind
Subject(s): Disappointment


DON'T TELL ANYONE    Poem Text    
First Line: We had been married for six or seven years
Last Line: That will never be read by anyone
Subject(s): Swimming And Swimmers


EMIGRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Try being sick for a year
Last Line: And you are travelling
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


FROM THIS HEIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold wind comes out of the white hills
Last Line: Not to enjoy
Subject(s): Social Commentary; Time


GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: On thursday nights in spring
Last Line: And the unmowed field is foaming at the mouth with flowers
Subject(s): Games; Spring; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


GREED    Poem Text    
First Line: Painted on a wall on 20th and grantójust the word
Last Line: Greed, said calmly, without inflection
Subject(s): Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


HARD RAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After I heard it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall
Last Line: As I was walking through the springdale mall
Subject(s): Materialism


HISTORY OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: When you're seventeen, and drunk
Last Line: In the name of doris, stop
Subject(s): Desire


HOSTESS    Poem Text    
First Line: All I remember from that party
Last Line: Which I hope no one had seen
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


HOW IT ADDS UP    Poem Text    
First Line: There was the day we swam in a river, a lake, and an ocean.
Last Line: Of a crazy song
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Disappointment


I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: There are people who do not see a broken playground swing
Last Line: And let it touch them all over their faces and bodies
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


IN PRAISE OF THEIR DIVORCE    Poem Text    
First Line: And when I heard about the divorce of my friends
Last Line: He bystanders pointing at the sky and saying, look
Subject(s): Divorce


JASON THE REAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I was a real guy
Last Line: That is how one earns a name / like jason the real
Subject(s): Friendship; Pain; Reality


JET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sometimes I wish I were still out
Last Line: We would give anything for what we have
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


LAWRENCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: On two occasions in the past twelve months
Last Line: As to make us seem magnificent
Subject(s): Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930)


LIE DOWN WITH A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In those days I thought I had to
Last Line: Two things I was afraid of
Subject(s): Men; Sex; Fear


LUCKY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you are lucky in this life,
Last Line: And sweet is sweet in any language
Subject(s): Luck; Mothers & Sons


MEMORY AS A HEARING AID    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere, someone is asking a question,
Last Line: And everybody passes
Subject(s): Memory; Aging


MIGRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: This year marie drives back and forth
Last Line: Like the holy ghost that it is
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Death; Adoption; Dead, The


NOTE TO REALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Without even knowing it, I have
Last Line: Makes the mourners salivate against their will
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


PERSONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Donít take it personal, they said
Last Line: To take it personal too
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


POEM FOR MEN ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: It wasn't easy, inventing the wheel
Subject(s): Men


QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Prolonged exposure to death
Last Line: Everything else is better
Subject(s): Aging


RAP MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty-six men trapped in a submarine
Last Line: Or actually mentioned and entered
Subject(s): Rap Music


READING MOBY-DICK AT 30,000 FEET    Poem Text    
First Line: At this height, kansas / is just a concept
Last Line: Where are we going now?
Subject(s): Air Travel


REASONS TO SURVIVE NOVEMBER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: November like a train wreckó
Last Line: Into the land of my enemies
Subject(s): Resilience; November


REQUESTS FOR A TOY PIANO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Play the one about the family of the ducks
Last Line: Not even flowers can remember
Subject(s): Pianos; Poetry & Poets


ROMANTIC MOMENTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After the nature documentary we walk down
Last Line: To get some ice cream cones and eat them
Subject(s): Romance; Animals


SAFEWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Even after an hour in her room
Last Line: From what couldn't be saved
Subject(s): Sickness; Mothers; Illness


SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: And when we were eight, or nine,
Last Line: Down into the belly of the world
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Conduct Of Life; Disappointment


SPRING LEMONADE    Poem Text    
First Line: In late april they spread manure on the fields
Last Line: Something none of us had ever imagined
Subject(s): Spring; Luck


SUMMER IN A SMALL TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, the young mothers are beautiful
Last Line: Now. Steal pleasure
Subject(s): City & Town Life


TEXACO    Poem Text    
First Line: The nozzle of the gas pump
Last Line: From some strange thirst
Subject(s): Automobiles - Service Stations; Gasoline Stations; Filling Stations; Automobile Repair Shops


THE CHANGE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The season turned like the page of a glossy fashion magazine.
Last Line: And we were changed
Subject(s): Tennis; Race Relations; Racial Equality


THE COLLABORATION    Poem Text    
First Line: That was the summer I used the duino elegies
Subject(s): Collaboration


THE HEALING PROFESSION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The nurses and orderlies from the hospital
Last Line: And zero calorie sugar has been stirred
Subject(s): Nurses


THE KIND OF SHADOW THAT CALLS OUT FATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Early in day reports said our planes
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


THE LONELIEST JOB IN THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: As soon as you begin to ask the question, who loves me?
Last Line: No one knows why
Subject(s): Love


THE MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every now and then a fishing pole
Last Line: Reached up his arm as if asking
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Ambition; Death; Anglers; Dead, The


THE QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Some questions have no answer
Subject(s): Loss


THE REPLACEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: And across the country I know
Last Line: Turn him over to the world
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters


THE WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Down near the bottom
Last Line: To sit out in the sun and listen
Subject(s): Love


THERE IS NO WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: There isnít a word for walking out of the grocery store
Last Line: I have willingly poured into it
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


TRAVELLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the coffee shops and restaurants
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


VOLUNTEER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now is not the moment
Last Line: Belonged to joy
Subject(s): Past


VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I feel as if we opened a book about great ocean voyages
Last Line: That was our marvelous punishment
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


WASTEFUL GESTURE ONLY NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ruth visits her motherís grave in the california hills
Last Line: Thatís what going to sleep is like
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


WHY ARE YOUNG MEN SO UGLY    Poem Text    
First Line: They have little tractors in their blood
Last Line: Look like a disease
Subject(s): Men


WILD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In late august when the streams dry up
Last Line: The point where you feel road rage or checkout line rage or now-you've-made-a-mess rage? Aauurgh!
Subject(s): Bears


WINDCHIME    Poem Text    
First Line: She goes out to hang the windchime
Subject(s): Marriage; Wind; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


YOU'RE THE TOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the people that I've ever known
Last Line: Bright and beautiful and useless
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers