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Author: JOHNSON, DENIS
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Johnson, Denis    Poet's Biography
25 poems available by this author


A POEM ABOUT BASEBALL    Poem Text    
First Line: For years the scenes bustled
Last Line: And I might strike out
Subject(s): Baseball


ALL-NIGHT DINERS    Poem Text    
First Line: At another table, some south americans are singing
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


HEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in the electric dusk your naked lover
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


IN A RENTED ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a good dream, even if the falling is
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The sounds of traffic
Last Line: It shines so
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary


NUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: My luck has been so all but
Last Line: Soft skin could be managed?
Subject(s): Desire


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: There was something I can't bring myself


QUICKLY AGING HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing to drink in
Last Line: South, into the kitchen, into / nowhere?
Subject(s): Middle Age


SURREPTITIOUS KISSING    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to say that
Last Line: Holding us up now
Subject(s): Desire


SWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I find you will no longer love
Last Line: And ends I did not know who she was
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships


TALKING RICHARD WILSON BLUES, BY RICHARD CLAY WILSON    Poem Text    
First Line: You might as well take a razor
Last Line: Ultrahigh frequency station. And it goes like this
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Male-female Relationships


THE BOARDING    Poem Text    
First Line: One of these days under the white
Last Line: Iím telling you out of my soul
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary


THE CONFESSION OF ST. JIM-RALPH    Poem Text    
First Line: I used to sneak into the movies without paying
Last Line: These things speak the clear promise of heaven
Subject(s): Heroism; Travel; Crime & Criminals; Death; Soldiers; Heroes; Heroines; Journeys; Trips; Dead, The


THE FLAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: In 1972 I crossed kansas on a bus
Last Line: A speechless church out of your dark / and invisible face
Subject(s): Buses; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE HEAVENS    Poem Text    
First Line: From mind to mind
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE HONOR    Poem Text    
First Line: At a party in a spanish kind of tiled house
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE INCOGNITO LOUNGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The manager lady of this
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE ROCKEFELLER COLLECTION OF PRIMITIVE ART       
First Line: Solter my neighbor rocks his lover through the human night
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dunking one
Last Line: I will know by these signs
Subject(s): Reality


THE WHITE FIRES OF VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: We mourn this senseless planet of regret
Last Line: Of the person one meant to become
Subject(s): Aliens; Extraterrestrials


THE WORDS OF A TOAST    Poem Text    
First Line: The man wants to make love to the crippled man's sister
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


VIETNAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I bought a pair of ray bans from the devil
Last Line: And I'm still laughin
Subject(s): Vietnam


WHITE, WHITE COLLARS    Poem Text    
First Line: We work in this building and we are hideous
Subject(s): Office Employees; Clerks


WHY I MIGHT GO TO THE NEXT FOOTBALL GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes you know
Last Line: Was wide open! The end was wide open . . .
Subject(s): Youth; Love - Beginnings


WORKING OUTSIDE AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon swells
Last Line: My heart just lies down, / a stone
Subject(s): Night; Nature; Bedtime