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Author: HUDGINS, ANDREW
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Hudgins, Andrew    Poet's Biography
66 poems available by this author


A FATHER ON THE MARSH       
First Line: My older boy said, 'let's make soup'
Subject(s): Fathers


AFTER THE WILDERNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When clifford wasnít back to camp by nine
Last Line: Heíd wet his pants. We called it yankee tea
Subject(s): Wilderness Campaign (1864)


AIR VIEW OF AN INDUSTRIAL SCENE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a train at the ramp, unloading people
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


ALL OF US BENEATH RED COWBOY HATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Between his smaller brothers, he
Last Line: That child. I'm trying to forgive him
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters; Photography & Photographers


AS A CHILD IN THE TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm looking forward to my death,' she said
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


AT CAMP    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone says the deep woods are soothing
Last Line: Howling for howling, the best kind of howl
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


AT CHANCELLORSVILLE: THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: He was an indiana corporal
Subject(s): Chancellorsville, Battle Of (1863); Wilderness Campaign (1864)


AUDUBON EXAMINES A BITTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: A lady brought me a least bittern
Last Line: Bedamned if I know what to make of it
Subject(s): Birds


BENEATH SEARCHLIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Shop windows glow like fish tanks. Even in twon
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


BEYOND MY FOOTFALL        Recitation by Author


BLOWFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Half awake, I was imagining
Last Line: As we made tense, pensive love. Blowfly, blowfly
Subject(s): Desire; Imagination; Fancy


BLUR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Storms of perfume lift from honeysuckle,
Last Line: And more than understanding I longed for joy
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


BURIAL DETAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Between each layer of tattered, broken flesh
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


BURIAL INSURANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: It came each month from omaha
Last Line: Grandmomma took her picture off the wall
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters; Death; Books & Reading; Dead, The


CHILD ON THE MARSH    Poem Text    
First Line: I worked the riverís slick banks, grabbling
Last Line: And heard the earthís voice under me
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


CHRIST AS A GARDENER    Poem Text    
First Line: The boxwoods planted in the park spelled live
Subject(s): Christianity; Gardens & Gardening; Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


COLONEL    Poem Text    
First Line: My father lifts the crippled airman's body
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


COME TO HARM    Poem Text    
First Line: We were driving from one state to another,
Last Line: There will be laughter
Subject(s): Death - Mothers; Dead, The


COMPOST: AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: The beauty of the compost heap is not
Subject(s): Fertilizer


CONSIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: You have considered the lilies of the field
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


CRUCIFIXION: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hot dark they dug a hole
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


DAY JOB AND NIGHT JOB    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After my night job, I sat in class
Last Line: Lt looked the same. Like work
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


DEAD CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: There seems no reason he should've died. His hands
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


DRAGONFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Book says 'most predacious.' book says 'fastest
Subject(s): Dragonflies


ECCE HOMO    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ bends, protects his groin. Thorns gouge
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ELEGY FOR MY FATHER, WHO IS NOT DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: One day Iíll lift the telephone
Last Line: And waving, shouting, welcome back
Subject(s): Fathers; Death; Dead, The


FIRE AND ST. FRANCIS    Poem Text    
First Line: As he sat eating by the fire one night
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


GOSPEL VILLANELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jesus will always be there. He's waiting. It's true.'
Subject(s): Christianity; Jesus Christ; Public Worship; Religion; Church Attendance; Theology


GRAND EXPENSIVE VISTA    Poem Text    
First Line: As we sipped and mingled,
Last Line: Glass table, hunger was our guide
Subject(s): Money


HEAT LIGHTNING IN A TIME OF DROUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: My neighbor drunk, stood on his lawn and yellled
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


HIS WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: My wife is not afraid of dirt
Last Line: She smells of mint and lemon balm
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Mariage


HOW SHALL WE SING THE LORD'S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND?    Poem Text    
First Line: We crept up, watched a black
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


JIM THE CAR    Poem Text    
First Line: He sputters his lips with a guttural rumble
Last Line: He's a 440 hemi with a glass-pack exhaust
Subject(s): Automobile Drivers


JULIA TUTWILER STATE PRISON FOR WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: On the prison's tramped-hard alabama clay
Last Line: Then race, hand in hand, for shelter, laughing
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Women; Convicts


KISS GRANDMOTHERS GOOD NIGHT        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Grandparents; Kissing; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


LATE SPRING IN THE NUCLEAR AGE; FOR CLARE ROSSINI    Poem Text    
First Line: The fish hit water nymphs, breaking surface
Last Line: That our deaths will not be the last.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Death; Nuclear War; Survival; Nuclear Freeze; Dead, The; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


LOVE LETTER FROM THE GRAVE: SIDNEY LANIER, 1881       
First Line: I'm out of this. But you're still scoured by
Subject(s): Lanier, Sidney (1842-1881)


MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE    Poem Text    
First Line: The crowd the blue triangle of the madonna
Last Line: Or says goodbye because he will live forever
Subject(s): Statues


MARY MAGDALENE'S LEFT FOOT    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the picture in newsweek or time
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


MOSTLY MY NIGHTMARES ARE DULL    Poem Text    
First Line: Mostly my nightmares are dull. On autumn nights
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


MY FATHER'S CORPSE    Poem Text    
First Line: He lay stone still, pretended to be dead
Last Line: To have the resurrected bastard back
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


MY MOTHER'S HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Yawning, she yanks the shuttle through the frame
Last Line: Stuck motionlless and never moved
Subject(s): Mothers; Family Life; Hands; Relatives


NOVEMBER GARDEN: AN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: The zinnias - cut-and-come-again
Last Line: To the first hard freeze. They cannot stop
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


PLAYING DEAD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Our father liked to play a game.
Last Line: Iím way too young to quote íem
Subject(s): Fathers; Family Life; Death; Relatives; Dead, The


PRAYER BEFORE BED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Of course I pray for mommy's health
Last Line: Let daddy bring it home
Subject(s): Prayer; Fathers


PRAYING DRUNK    Poem Text    
First Line: Our father who art in heaven, I am praying drunk
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


SAINTS AND STRANGERS: 1. AT THE PIANO    Poem Text    
First Line: One night two hunters, drunk, came in the tent
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


SAINTS AND STRANGERS: 4. LOOSE CHANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: We'd sip our water and wait till supper came
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


SENTIMENTAL DANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: When out of work and fierce with self-pity
Last Line: And the river smelled like a wet, unwanted dog
Subject(s): Unemployment; Dogs


SIDNEY LANIER IN MONTGOMERY: AUGUST 1866    Poem Text    
First Line: A walk abroad our sunday streets
Last Line: As we do the stars an hour later
Subject(s): Lanier, Sidney (1842-1881)


STEPPINGSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Home (from court square fountain
Last Line: Grace, grace canít contain
Subject(s): Home


SWORDFISH    Poem Text    
First Line: My fingertips marveled at the silvery shimmer,
Last Line: Her azure eyelids shimmering with jade
Subject(s): Relationships


THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI    Poem Text    
First Line: A boy -- okay,it's me -- wears a fringed
Last Line: One hand pressed hard into this crotch
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE CESTELLO ANNUNCIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The angel has already said, 'be not afraid'
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE CIRCUS IN THE TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: I love to watch the gray squirrels leap
Subject(s): Squirrels; Trees


THE COW    Poem Text    
First Line: I love the red cow
Last Line: With her own creamy butter
Subject(s): Cows


THE FUNERAL SERMON    Poem Text    
First Line: Almost droll / in its assault on magisterial
Subject(s): Funerals; Fathers; Burials


THE GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: They hung the lambs and cut t heir white throats. Blood
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE GLASS HAMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother's knickknack crystal hammer
Last Line: Who hammered me Ė goddamn 'er
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE GREEN CHRIST    Poem Text    
First Line: So long they almost touch
Last Line: Or take me when he returns
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Trees


THE IMAGINED COPPERHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Without intending to hide,
Last Line: And his priesthood.
Subject(s): Snakes; Childhood Memories; Imagination; Serpents; Vipers; Fancy


THE LIAR'S PSALM: REPENTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I repent the actual. It has never got me anywhere
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE PERSISTENCE OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: You find them in the darker woods
Subject(s): Nature


THE TOOTH FAIRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Each time another tooth falls out
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


TOOLS: AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: The cheap / screwdriver reams the cheap
Last Line: Not unmagisterial, / chorale
Subject(s): Tools


WHAT LIGHT DESTROYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I'm thinking of st. Paul -- st. Paul
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Troy; Theology