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Author: KINNELL, GALWAY
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Kinnell, Galway    Poet's Biography
89 poems available by this author


ACROSS THE BROWN RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The brown river, finger of a broken fist
Last Line: These eyes from outer space, evicted statues
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


AFTER MAKING LOVE WE HEAR FOOTSTEPS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: For I can snore like a bullhorn
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Fathers; Men; Prayer


AH MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: I sat here as a boy
Last Line: So must be dark
Subject(s): Moon


ALEWIVES POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: We lay on the grass and gazed down and heard
Last Line: Stand on the pulse and love the burning earth


ANGLING, A DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Though day is just breaking / when we fling two nightcrawlers
Subject(s): Sports


ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE RUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the evening
Last Line: To open ourselves, to be / the flames?
Subject(s): Relationships


BLACKBERRY EATING    Poem Text    
First Line: I love to go out in late september
Subject(s): Blackberries; Food & Eating


BRAEMAR    Poem Text    
First Line: One night from the stern I thought, as I watched
Last Line: Pale bodies the sea's farness from their shore
Subject(s): Sea; Night; Ocean; Bedtime


BURNING    Poem Text    
First Line: He lives, who last night flopped from a log
Last Line: Burning a house burning in the wilderness
Subject(s): Sickness; Dogs; Illness


CANADIAN WARBLER    Poem Text    
First Line: The canadian warbler on his limb
Last Line: Only, you were like a harp, at my thought's touch
Subject(s): Birds


CELLS BREATHE IN THE EMPTINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the flowers turn to husks
Last Line: How many inert molecules are ready to break into life?
Subject(s): Evolution


CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR SAYS GOODBYE ... STUDENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Goodbye, lady in bangor, who sent me
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Schools; Students


DRIFTWOOD FROM A SHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the white of faces from which the sunburn has suddenly been
Subject(s): Driftwood


DUCK-CHASING    Poem Text    
First Line: I spied a very small brown duck
Subject(s): Ducks; Mallards; Drakes


EVERYONE WAS IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: One day, when they were little, maud and fergus
Last Line: Maud said, ďdonít. Frog is already elsewhere.
Subject(s): Love


FERGUS FALLING    Poem Text    
First Line: He climbed to the top
Last Line: Sits in the dry gray wood of his rowboat, waiting for pickerel
Subject(s): Death; Past


FIRST SONG    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Then it was dusk in illinois, the small boy
Last Line: His heart to the darkness and into the sadness of joy.
Subject(s): Children; Illinois; Labor & Laborers; Childhood; Work; Workers


FLOWER HERDING ON MOUNT MONADNOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I can support it no longer
Last Line: It is a flower. On this mountainside it is dying.
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire


FOR ROBERT FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do you talk so much
Last Line: Down hills floating by heart on the bulldozed land.
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets


FOR RUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a surprise
Last Line: For ruth, for ruth
Subject(s): Memory


FOR THE LOST GENERATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Oddities composed the sum of the news
Subject(s): Social Protest


FOR WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: When you came and you talked and you read with your
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


FREEDOM, NEW HAMPSHIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: We came to visit the cow / dying of fever
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


GETTING THE MAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: I walk back / toward the frog pond, carrying
Subject(s): Farm Life; Postal Service; Agriculture; Farmers; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


GOODBYE    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother, poor woman, lies tonight
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


HOW MANY NIGHTS    Poem Text    
Last Line: From a branch nothing cried from ever in my life
Subject(s): Peace; Nature


IN FIELDS OF SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun rises
Last Line: A lark bursts up all dew.
Subject(s): Fields; Summer; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


IN THE ANSE GALET VALLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Clouds / rise by twos out of the jungle , cross
Last Line: Gnawed already at its death edge?
Subject(s): Nature


IN THE FARMHOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Eaves moan, / clapboards flap
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


KISSING THE TOAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere this dusk / a girl puckers her mouth
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


LA BAGAREDE    Poem Text    
First Line: I take the dogs into
Subject(s): Constellations; France


LACKAWANNA    Poem Text    
First Line: Possibly a child is not damaged immediately
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


LAST GODS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: She sits naked on a rock
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Men


LASTNESS: 2    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A black bear sits alone
Subject(s): Fathers; Men; Prayer


LILACS    Poem Text    
First Line: The sweet wind climbed with a laggard pace
Last Line: Would arrange the bottom of her china dream
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


LITTLE SLEEP'S-HEAD SPROUTING HAIR IN THE MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: You cry, waking from a nightmare
Subject(s): Daughters; Mortality


LOOKING AT YOUR FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking at your face / now you have become ready to die
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


MEMORIES OF MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: When we drove a spike too weak into wood too hard
Subject(s): Fathers; Memory


MEMORY OF WILMINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirty-some years ago, hitchhiking
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts


NEVERLAND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Bending over her bed, I saw the smile
Last Line: Intact for the water table, she opened her eyes
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


NEVERLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Bending over her bed, I saw the smile
Last Line: And now it grows faint, and now I cannot hear it
Subject(s): Death; Brothers & Sisters; Dead, The


OATMEAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I eat oatmeal for breakfast
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Oatmeal; Cookery


ON THE TENNIS COURT AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: We step out on the green rectangle
Last Line: As winter comes on, all the winters to come
Subject(s): Sports; Tennis


PARKINSON'S DISEASE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: While spoon-feeding him with one hand
Subject(s): Parkinson's Disease


PEER GYNT    Poem Text    
First Line: I sat down at last on a fallen log - that had
Last Line: I take for my petals the darkness of this hour
Subject(s): Wood; Fathers


RAPTURE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I can feel she has got out of bed
Subject(s): Love


REPLY TO THE PROVINCES    Poem Text    
First Line: He writes from the provinces: it is
Subject(s): Country Life; Luxembourg Gardens, Paris


RUINS UNDER THE STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: All day under acrobat
Last Line: And up there the old stars rustling and whispering
Subject(s): Houses, Deserted


SAINT FRANCIS AND THE SOW    Poem Text    
First Line: The bud / stands for all things
Subject(s): Animals; Farm Life; Francis Assisi, Saint (1181-1226); Saints; Agriculture; Farmers


SEVEN STREAMS OF NEVIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Jack the blindman, whose violin
Last Line: In the heart's hell you have it; call it love
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Human Behavior; Sin; Love; Suicide


TELEPHONING IN MEXICAN SUNLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Talking with my beloved in new york
Last Line: Made her bed in his ear and slept him the world
Subject(s): Love; Mexico


THE AVENUE BEARING THE INITIAL OF CHRIST INTO THE NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Pcheek pcheek pcheek pcheek pcheek
Subject(s): New York City; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: In late winter
Last Line: Was that sticky infusion, that rank flavor of blood, that poetry, by which I lived?
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Blood; Life


THE BITING INSECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The biting insects don't like the blood of people who dread dying
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE CORRESPONDENCE-SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS POETRY STUDENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Goodbye, lady in bangor, who sent me
Last Line: Their solitude given away in poems, only their loneliness kept
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Poetry & Poets; Educators; Professors


THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A piece of flesh gives off
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE DECONSTRUCTION OF EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The lecture had ended when I came in
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


THE DESCENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Nailed by our axes to the snow
Last Line: It'll way be this side of china, for sure
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing; Death; Dead, The


THE FEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Juniper and cedar in the sand
Last Line: Our two shapes dying in each other's arms
Subject(s): Water; Sand


THE FOSSILS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the cliff over the frog pond
Subject(s): Fossils


THE FUNDAMENTAL PROJECT OF TECHNOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Under glass: glass dishes which changed
Last Line: To look back and say, a flash, a white flash sparkled.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Judgment Day; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE GRAY HERON    Poem Text    
First Line: It held its head still
Subject(s): Birds


THE HOMECOMING OF EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Having no father anymore, having got up
Last Line: It fades, and the wounds of all we had accepted open.
Subject(s): Lazarus, Emma (1849-1887)


THE MAN ON THE HOTEL ROOM BED       
First Line: He shifts on the bed carefully, so as
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE MAN SPLITTING WOOD IN THE DAYBREAK    Poem Text    
Last Line: Who looked strong? That was years ago. That was me
Subject(s): Strength; Divorce; Solitude; Transience; Impermanence


THE MYSTIC RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: When I cross
Last Line: Bit of secret, lighted flesh, open up the earth?
Subject(s): Civil Rights Movement; Southern States; Racism; South (U.s.); Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE OLIVE WOOD FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: When fergus woke crying at night
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970; Politics & Government; War


THE PATH AMONG THE STONES    Poem Text    
First Line: On the path winding
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE PERCH    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a fork in a branch
Last Line: The heat waiting inside their mouths
Subject(s): Trees


THE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: On this hill crossed
Last Line: Knocked crazy on a locust / post
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets;


THE POETRY SHELF    Poem Text    
First Line: The poems / stand in boxes on the shelves
Last Line: Poem perpetually begins
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE ROAD BETWEEN HERE AND THERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here I heard the terrible chaste snorting of hogs trying to re-enter
Last Line: Know are not - get used up, that's it.
Subject(s): Life


THE SCATTERING OF EVAN JONES'S ASHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Judith moves like a dancer
Last Line: Quickened by evan's ashes
Subject(s): Cremation; Funerals; Burials


THE SEAKONK WOODS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I want to crawl face down in the fields
Last Line: It is not now then never, shines what is
Subject(s): Nature


THE SEEKONK WOODS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When first I walked here I hobbled
Last Line: If not now then never, shines what is
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


THE SHOES    Poem Text    
First Line: No one throws away
Last Line: The way, by being more intensely upon it
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE SOW PIGLET'S ESCAPES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the little sow piglet squirmed free
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE STONE TABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here at the stone table on the hill
Last Line: Grafted for our lifetimes onto paradise root-stock
Subject(s): Nostalgia; Nature; Death; Friendship


THE SUPPER AFTER THE LAST    Poem Text    
First Line: The desert moves out on half the horizon
Last Line: I make you over. I breed the shape of your grave in the dirt
Subject(s): Resurrection, The; Messiah; Deserts


THE WOLVES    Poem Text    
First Line: They had tussled last night. Lechien cried
Last Line: I noticed, was missing forom beside his bed
Subject(s): Hunting; Death; Hunters; Dead, The


UNDER THE MAUD MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: On the path
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


VAPOR TRAIL REFLECTED IN THE FROG POND    Poem Text    
First Line: The old watch: their
Last Line: Seeing the drifting sun that gives us our lives.
Subject(s): Social Problems; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; War


WAIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Wait, for now
Last Line: Rehearsed by the sorrows, play itself into total exhaustion
Subject(s): Suicide; Love - Loss Of; Patience; Faith; Belief; Creed


WESTPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: From the hilltop we could overlook
Last Line: Of wind through the roots of its clinging flowers.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


WHEN ONE HAS LIVED A LONG TIME ALONE    Poem Text    


WHEN THE TOWERS FELL    Poem Text    
First Line: From our high window we saw the towers
Last Line: Each life, put out, lies down within us
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


WHERE THE TRACK VANISHES    Poem Text    
First Line: The snow revives in the apple trees
Last Line: We must have been walking through it all our lives
Subject(s): Travel


WHY REGRET?    Poem Text    
First Line: Didn't you like the way the ants help
Last Line: Holding hands in our sleep?
Subject(s): Contentmernt


YESTERDAY FROM MY FEVER    Poem Text    
Last Line: And dreads, the fevered earth, plunged gratefully again
Subject(s): Sickness; Togetherness