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Author: KAUFMAN, BOB
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Kaufman, Bob    Poet's Biography
28 poems available by this author


A TERROR IS MORE CERTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A terror is more certain than all the rare desirable popular songs I
Last Line: Fuck on t.V. & all those cowboys watching
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States; Poetry & Poets


ABOMUNIST MANIFESTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Abomunists join nothing but their hands or legs
Last Line: Abomunists reject everything except snowmen
Subject(s): Social Commentary


AFRICAN DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: In black core of night, it explodes
Last Line: Green screams enfold my night
Subject(s): Africa; Dreams; Nightmares


AFTERWARDS, THEY SHALL DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the city of st. Francis they have taken down the statue of st. Francis,
Last Line: The-foot song, drinking cool beatitudes
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


BAGEL SHOP JAZZ    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Shadow people, projected on coffee-shop walls
Last Line: Brief, beautiful shadows, burned on walls of night
Subject(s): Americans; Jazz; Music & Musicians; United States; America


BATTLE REPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: One thousand saxophones infiltrate the city
Last Line: The city falls.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


BELIEVE, BELIEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Believe in this. Young apple seeds
Last Line: Rising above the mushroom time
Subject(s): Social Commentary; Music & Musicians; Materialism; War


BLUES NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ray charles is the black wind of kilimanjaro
Subject(s): African Americans - Song & Music; Charles, Ray (B. 1930)


CELESTIAL HOBO    Poem Text    
First Line: For every remembered dream
Last Line: There never was a night that ended / or began
Subject(s): Dreams


FORGET TO NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember, poet, while gallivanting across the sky
Last Line: Of every nothing
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


GENEOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Great-grandfathers, blessed by great-grandmothers
Subject(s): Violence


HEAVY WATER BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: The radio is teaching my goldfish jujitsu
Last Line: But me and my son laughed in our furnished room
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


I HAVE FOLDED MY SORROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have folded my sorrows into the mantle of summer night
Last Line: The revisited soul is wrapped in the aura of familiarity
Subject(s): Grief


JAZZ CHICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Music from her breast, vibrating
Last Line: Her music... / jazz
Subject(s): Women; Jazz


LORCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Split ears of morning earth green now
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


MINGUS    Poem Text    
First Line: String-chewing bass players
Subject(s): Mingus, Charles (1922-1979)


O-JAZZ-O    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the string
Last Line: Is love, / is life
Subject(s): Jazz


ON    Poem Text    
First Line: On yardbird corners of embryonic hopes, drowned in a heroin tear
Last Line: On lonely poet corners of low lying leaves & moist prophet eyes
Subject(s): Popular Culture United States; Social Commentary


PICASSO'S BALCONY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale morning light, dying in shadows, loving the earth in
Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)


RESPONSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, little one, sleep for me
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Childhood


ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Jazz radio on a midnight kick
Last Line: Round about midnight
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHT THAT LORCA COMES    Poem Text    
Last Line: The white south shall gather / at preservation hall
Subject(s): African Americans; Southern States; Racism; Negroes; American Blacks; South (U.s.); Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE POET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: From a pit of bones
Last Line: Creation is perfect
Subject(s): Creation


UNHISTORICAL EVENTS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Appollinaire / never knew about rock gut charlie
Subject(s): Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918); Modern Life; Poetry & Poets; Surrealism


UNHOLY MISSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to be buried in an anonymous crater inside the moon
Last Line: I want to prove once and for all that I am not crazy
Subject(s): Wishes


WALKING PARKER HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet beats of jazz impaled on slivers of wind
Last Line: In raging fires of love.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


WAR MEMOIR: JAZZ, DON'T LISTEN TO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK    Poem Text    
First Line: In the beginning, in the wet
Last Line: And feel, & die.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


WEST COAST SOUNDS ?اض 1956    Poem Text    
First Line: San fran, hipster land
Last Line: For mexico. / me too
Subject(s): Jazz; Poetry And Poetry; California