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Author: KINZIE, MARY
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Kinzie, Mary    Poet's Biography
27 poems available by this author


ACCIDIE    Poem Text    
First Line: The light, robust buildings
Last Line: Against the obstinate mark
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


CALIFORNIA SORROW: CLAREMONT RAGA    Poem Text    
First Line: Languorous landscape
Last Line: Comes closer / and more near
Subject(s): Jazz; California


CALIFORNIA SORROW: MOUNTAIN VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Mountains did look in
Last Line: Like a drone instrument / the highway
Subject(s): Mountains; Man-woman Relationships; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Male-female Relations


CANICULA    Poem Text    
First Line: Fireflies float noiseless
Subject(s): Literary Form


CHAGALL IN HIS SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When we came to the darkened town. You sang a song
Last Line: Where we're but spirit, star, and emblem of your cosmic jest
Subject(s): Chagall, Marc (1889-1885)


DAWN SWIM    Poem Text    
First Line: This was to have been the summer
Last Line: At the foot of the bed
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


FIRST PASSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Running there I am at fourteen
Last Line: Golden gossip of the afternoon
Subject(s): Teenagers; Family Life; Relatives


FIRST STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: It was alabama. It was cold
Last Line: And that my feet had never touched the ground
Subject(s): Storms


GHOST SHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: A mother's love - my love for you - hurts at the core
Subject(s): Grief; Mothers; Sorrow; Sadness


HALF RATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: He did not sweat. Even in hot weather
Last Line: The need he confined himself to in this life
Subject(s): Survival; Food & Eating


LOOKING IN AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Asleep, alive, her shape makes me afraid
Last Line: Drawing the night along her shoulder blade
Subject(s): Children; Parents; Childhood; Parenthood


MONOLOGUE BEFORE AN INNOCENT BEING PRISONED IN A TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: To play with you fancifully is not
Last Line: I found an ancient body, bark and plinth
Subject(s): Innocence


NATURE MORTE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the cezanne room a window has been broken
Last Line: Fall grained and harvested from their sheer place
Subject(s): Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906)


NEREID'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I held you in my arms
Last Line: The ocean's at the door
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


NOVUM ORGANUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother of disturbance
Last Line: You of what you do
Subject(s): Nature


OLD POSTCARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me the words to write to you
Last Line: Accept your sister, daughter, lover, heloise
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


OLYMPIAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep is a precious act, the point
Last Line: Be all my balance and medallion now?
Subject(s): Sleep


SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Older now, he is among us in diminished form
Last Line: At everything spread down there for sale
Subject(s): Fathers; Aging


SUPERBIA: A TRIUMPH WITH NO TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: They've loosed the opposites who throng
Last Line: Wrong number. He marked it in his book
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE ADVANCE OF SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: The unwelcome and self-conscious sheen of morning
Last Line: That makes us shudder and fall back into the self
Subject(s): Summer; Self


THE BAMBERGER REITER    Poem Text    
First Line: In the night there came to her the great
Last Line: The fiery god spoke, “yes. You.” and she'd come through
Subject(s): Statues


THE CHILDHOOD OF HOMER    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon nephele from her many
Last Line: And stallions for the night's desire
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Iliad; Odyssey


THE GLAD DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Such cloudy mornings full of mist
Last Line: Else, the greying heaven strokes the earth
Subject(s): Contentment; Nature


THE HUMAN FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: A film of green, unfocused plush, of fantasy
Last Line: This is a being. The one nobody dares portray
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Hauser, Kaspar (1812-1833); Faces; Movies; Cinema


THE MUSE OF SATIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: They put her together out of this and that
Last Line: Walks again, she'll burn your building down
Subject(s): Satire


THEINE    Poem Text    
First Line: If compelled / to give it up
Last Line: Sleepier / than air
Subject(s): Melancholy; Dejection


THEIR STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: At this hour of destitution
Last Line: Tap against the clock