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Author: HOWARD, RICHARD
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Howard, Richard    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Howard, Joseph
36 poems available by this author


1801: AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE ENVOY TO CONSTANTINOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: May it please lord elgin, earl of kincardine,
Last Line: Yours, &c. / philippe-jacques de loutherbourg
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


1851: A MESSAGE TO DENMARK HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: My dearest father, it is the year's first day
Last Line: Gone now as all must go. Your loving son, / john
Subject(s): Ruskin, John (1819-1900); Italy; Loss; Italians


209 CANAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Not hell but a street, not
Last Line: Like a mouth to open wider after hours
Subject(s): Card Games; Playing Cards


A LOST ART    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no ceremony to stand on
Last Line: Looting of the zacharoff residence …
Subject(s): Suleiman The Magnificent (1495-1566); Taxidermy & Taxidermists


A PHENOMENON OF NATURE: 1898    Poem Text    
First Line: How long, o capriped? How long, sophie
Last Line: Slowly now, my dear: we shall be safe
Subject(s): Man-female Relationships


AFTER 65    Poem Text    
First Line: The tragedy, colette said, is that one
Variant Title(s): At 65
Subject(s): Aging


AGREEMENT WITH SIR CHARLES SEDLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Accommodating love with something still
Last Line: And timbre – somewhat louder – of a man
Subject(s): Sedley, Sir Charles (1639-1701)


AMONG THE MISSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Know me? I am the ghost of gansevoort pier
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


ANOTHER TRANSLATOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The first one just happened to be there, a little like
Last Line: Ma cherie, is pronounced “hap-pi-ness”
Subject(s): De Gaulle, Yvonne (1900-1979); Language; Translating & Interpreting; Words; Vocabulary


AUBADE: DONNA ANNA TO JUAN, STILL ASLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: The window pales, and by its paltry light
Last Line: The unspeakable god
Subject(s): Love


BONNARD: A NOVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The tea party at le cannet. Just as we arrived it began
Subject(s): Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947)


CHARLES GARNIER    Poem Text    
First Line: If no one had heard of you, it was hardly
Last Line: Of a very brave ram, cornered but not cowed
Subject(s): Garnier, Charles (1825-1898); Architecture & Architects


COMPULSIVE QUALIFICATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Richard, may I ask a question? What is an episteme?
Last Line: A god being crucified
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Language; Words; Vocabulary


CREPUSCULAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Late in the afternoon the light
Last Line: Max and I know this too: it will be night
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


DOROTHEA TANNING'S COUSINS    Poem Text    
First Line: She came to him in dreams, as he to her
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


FAMED DANCER DIES OF PHOSPHORUS POISONING    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear professor - no, my dear madame
Last Line: L. Fuller, or as they call me here, la loie
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


FOR MATTHEW WARD, 1951-90       
First Line: Out of the doorway, on a soho street
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


FRESHWATER: AN IDYLL    Poem Text    
First Line: A storm is coming, but the clouds are still
Last Line: Surrenders to the storm at fishwater
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


GIOVANNI DA FIESOLE ON THE SUBLIME, OR FRA ANGELICO'S 'LAST JUDGMENT'    Poem Text    
First Line: How to behold what cannot be held?
Subject(s): Angelico, Fra (1400-1455); Art & Artists; Paintings & Painters; Guido Di Pietro


L'INVITATION AU VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wandering with you the shore
Subject(s): Love


LANDED: A VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: See how the brown kelp withers in air
Subject(s): Kelp; Language; Words; Vocabulary


LIKE MOST REVELATIONS; AFTER MORRIS LOUIS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the movement that incites the form
Subject(s): Louis, Morris (1912-1962); Paintings & Painters


MAN WHO BEAT UP HOMOSEXUALS REPORTED TO HAVE AIDS VIRUS    Poem Text    
First Line: To the new york times: your health editor
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); New York Times (Newspaper); Sickness; Illness


MAY 26 1969: THE GRIEVANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: No one dies. That is all we can say for certain
Last Line: Which lies beyond our tears. We are not reduced
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


MY LAST HUSTLER    Poem Text    
First Line: When 'brad' is lying naked, or rather naked is lying
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NADAR    Poem Text    
First Line: You will be obscured by a cloud of postures
Last Line: Future classics, leaving us to enlarge on what cannot be divided, individuals
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Nadar [gaspar Tournachon] (1820-1910); Portraits


NIKOLAUS MARDRUZ TO HIS MASTER FERDINAND, COUNT OF TYROL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My lord recalls ferrara? How walls
Subject(s): Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Ferrara, Italy; Poetry & Poets


OYSTERING    Poem Text    
First Line: Secret they are, sealed, annealed, and brainless
Subject(s): Oysters


RICHARD, WHAT'S THAT NOISE?    Poem Text    
First Line: No daydream: my invitation to the voyage
Last Line: Grudge the midnight's easy gift
Subject(s): Travel; Italy; Journeys; Trips; Italians


SECULAR GAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Levin, on his way to kitty's love
Last Line: But unlike god in heaven, come and go
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


THE DEMOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Of course there has to be a reason, doctor
Last Line: We must begin all over …
Subject(s): Time


THE DIFFERENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking at you
Last Line: My body a foreign house, yours home
Subject(s): Perception; Relationships


TO A LIBRETTIST AT LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Frequently an oracle will speak
Subject(s): Errors; Mistakes; Fallacies


TRIANGULATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Months of mute resentment, and now you mail
Last Line: You'll see: emilia goes to the wall …
Subject(s): Divorce


VENETIAN INTERIOR, 1889    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand to one side. No, over here with me:
Last Line: But only that we yield. And we yield
Subject(s): Browning, Pen (1849-1912); Paintings & Painters; Jews; Judaism


WILDFLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it raining, mary, can you see?
Subject(s): Oysters