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Author: KELLY, ROBERT
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Kelly, Robert    Poet's Biography
36 poems available by this author


A LITHUANIAN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mist mist my beauty lost
Last Line: Red ribbons like strips of meat in the rain
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


A WOMAN FROM CONNAUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: My great-great-great-great-grandmother
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Connaught, Ireland; Family Life - Ireland; Grandparents; Heritage; Heredity; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


A WOMAN WITH FLAXEN HAIR IN NORFOLK HEARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Wherever you are
Last Line: In the middle of things
Subject(s): Togetherness


BRUCKNER AT SAINT FLORIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Something, / in the back of the mind
Last Line: Your magdalen mouth
Subject(s): Bruckner, Anton (1824-1896); Memory


CHASTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is a love of not being misunderstood
Subject(s): Chastity


DETECTIVE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: In the house. Under the porte-cochere. In the vestibule. On the parquet.
Subject(s): Detective Stories


DREAM DEBRIS    Poem Text    
First Line: And when there's nothing left there's you
Last Line: All flesh wants you because your mind
Subject(s): Desire


EPITHALAMION       
First Line: Instantly, quietly, with no remembering
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


FALL DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: They are blowing the leaves away
Last Line: Or would be if there were still leaves
Subject(s): Leaves; Children; Childhood


FIFTH NOETIC HYMN    Poem Text    
Last Line: I swear to god we think the way we see
Subject(s): North, The


FIRE EXIT: 76    Poem Text    
First Line: The nomad always has another planet up his sleeve
Last Line: Pine cones on fire
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FIRE EXIT: 77    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a letter of the alphabet like a muddy road in sweden
Last Line: All form and no information
Subject(s): Letters


FIRE EXIT: 78    Poem Text    
First Line: The woods green moveless sea
Last Line: Rebuking every image.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


FIRST NOETIC HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Let them love me
Last Line: You make me feel
Subject(s): Love


FOURTH NOETIC HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: The cry of faeces from the dark of the gut
Last Line: To her who wraps us in her long sweet unknowing
Subject(s): Hecate (Goddess)


IT ALL STAYS OPEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Merchandise mind / middleman personality
Last Line: That isnít (entirely) me
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


LATTICES INSPIRED    Poem Text    
First Line: We do not know
Last Line: Is not what thinks the mind
Subject(s): Relationships


LOOKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Once when I read the funnies
Last Line: But this blankness is your mother
Subject(s): Mothers


MONT BLANC    Poem Text    
First Line: The hand on my desk is my hand the everlasting
Last Line: Of vacancy turn out to be a lover?
Subject(s): Blanc, Mont; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)


NEWARK    Poem Text    
First Line: John coltrane died this morning
Last Line: Say itself inside our heads.
Subject(s): Coltrane, John (1926-1967); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Newark International Airport


ODE TO LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: To put on shoes and be sophisticated
Subject(s): Davis, Miles (1926-1991); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Women


ORPHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Orpheus can never look back at the real woman trailing behind him out of hell
Last Line: Seeing his wife as an ordinary woman, she is lost. And he is lost
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


POEM FOR EASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: All women are beautiful as they rise
Last Line: To find that he is not alone
Subject(s): Eucharist; Communion


PREFIX: FINDING THE MEASURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Finding the measure is finding the mantram
Last Line: Consequence of the motion of the whole world
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


QUIET AND THE SHELL    Poem Text    
Last Line: All this island music
Subject(s): Silence


RITUAL DANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Turn it so on is on top
Last Line: Place is what is left when the dance is done
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancing; Social Commentary


SCIENCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Science explains nothing
Last Line: Only it uses the wrong words
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


SECOND NOETIC HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe. Room for doubt
Last Line: Fast red car soon out of human sight
Subject(s): Doubt; Skepticism


SERMON ON LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: But in my heart
Last Line: Quench my thirst!
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SONG: FOR THOSE WHO COME AFTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Learn the new way
Last Line: And there is no different from here
Subject(s): Social Commentary


THE CLOUDHERD'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Never having done anything ever but watch
Last Line: I call you cloud and call myself yours
Subject(s): Clouds


THE DOGWOOD THE ANSWER    Poem Text    
First Line: The dogwood is no answer
Last Line: All this island music
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Neighbors


THE INVADERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Given: / when he saw the shape of the cloud
Last Line: All I could do was say them so I did
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


THIRD NOETIC HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: The unicursal pentagram
Last Line: Is empty, remembering the back of my mind
Subject(s): Memory


TO HER BODY, AGAINST TIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Long over, what's on the tree
Last Line: The form plain
Subject(s): Old Age


TOWARDS THE DAY OF LIBERATION    Poem Text    
First Line: It doesnt matter what we see there
Last Line: The shadow's own
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary