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Author: KOCH, KENNETH
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Koch, Kenneth    Poet's Biography
64 poems available by this author


A MOMENTARY LONGING TO HEAR SAD ADVICE FROM ONE LONG DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Who was my teacher at harvard. Did not wear / overcoat
Subject(s): Schools; Teaching & Teachers; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Students; Educators; Professors


AFRICA PAESE NOTTURNO    Poem Text    
Last Line: Just one ray of light africa my africa
Subject(s): Africa


BEL CANTO    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is high, the seaside air is sharp,
Subject(s): Inspiration; Books; Wisdom; Reading


DOWN AT THE DOCKS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Piers


ENERGY IN SWEDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Those were the days / when there was so much energy in and around me
Subject(s): Sweden


FRESH AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: At the poem society a black-haired man stands up to say
Subject(s): Air; Dadaism; Poetry & Poets; Poetry Readings; Poetry Society Of America


GIGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet dancers / twisting their backs toward a future
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


HOW IN HER PIROGUE SHE GLIDES    Poem Text    


IN LOVE WITH YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: O what a physical effect it has on me
Subject(s): Love


LADIES FOR DINNER, SAIPAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Enter the heroines complete with red lip and hairless leg
Subject(s): Women; Sexual Allure


LET US PRAISE THE ELEPHANT    Poem Text    


LET'S POUR COCA COLA ON THE PRIEST    Poem Text    


LO, WHERE HAUSSMANN COMES, SEE WHERE HE COMES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Haussmann, Georges-eugene (1809-1891); Paris, France; Architecture & Architects


LOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: These locksw on doors have brought me happiness
Subject(s): Locks


LUNCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The lanternslides grinding out b-flat minor
Subject(s): Lunch


MA PROVENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: En ma provence le ble est toujours vert
Subject(s): Provence, France


MEDITERRANEAN SUNS!    Poem Text    


MEETING YOU AT THE PIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I should like to describe amerika to you
Subject(s): United States; New York City; Immigrants; Kafka, Franz (1883-1924); America; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


ON BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty is sometimes personified
Subject(s): Beauty


ON THE GREAT ATLANTIC RAINWAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I set forth one misted white day of june
Subject(s): Relationships; Rain


ONE TRAIN MAY HIDE ANOTHER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: In a poem, one line may hide another line
Subject(s): Kenya; Railroads; Railways; Trains


PERMANENTLY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: One day the nouns were clustered in the street
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


POEM FOR MY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Passing the american graveyard, for my birthday
Subject(s): Birthdays; Cemeteries; Graveyards


PREGNANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside the pomegranate is the blue sky
Subject(s): Wisconsin; Paris, France; Animals; City & Town Life; Country Life


SCHOOLYARD IN APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Little girls smearing
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


SEINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hounded by central islip to the end


SLEEPING WITH WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Caruso: a voice
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


TAKING A WALK WITH YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: My misunderstandings: for years I thought muno bello meant
Subject(s): Language; Knowledge; Words; Vocabulary


TALKING TO PATRIZIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Patrizia doesn't want to
Subject(s): Love


THANK YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh thank you for giving me the chance
Subject(s): Advertising; Teeth; Self; Careers; Toothaches


THANKSGIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: What's sweeter than at the end of a summer's day
Subject(s): Native Americans; Thanksgiving Day; New York City; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE ART OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: To write a poem, perfect physical condition
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE BANQUET SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: As, sweet banquet, lovely banquet
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE BRASSIERE FACTORY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Is the governor falling
Subject(s): Brassieres


THE CIRCUS (I)    Poem Text    
First Line: We will have to go away, said the girls in the circus
Subject(s): Circus


THE CIRCUS (II)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I remember when I wrote the circus
Subject(s): Circus; Poetry & Poets


THE HISTORY OF JAZZ    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The leaves of blue came drifting down
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


THE HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not so unsound as a path
Subject(s): Horses


THE MAGIC OF NUMBERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: How strange it was to hear the furniture moved around in the apartment upstairs
Subject(s): Relationships; Ooetry And Poets; Love - Erotic; Time; Numbers; Conduct Of Life


THE RAILWAY STATIONERY    Poem Text    
First Line: The railway stationery lay upon
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


THE STUDY OF HAPPINESS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


THE TRIP FROM CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the shoe-fixery and on the train
Subject(s): Travel; Pleasure; Journeys; Trips


THE TRUE LIFE    Poem Text    


THEY SAY PRINCE HAMLET'S FOUND A SOUTHERN ISLAND    Poem Text    


THIS LIFE WHICH SEEMS SO FAIR    Poem Text    


TO ANGELIC CIRCUMSTANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: God bless you, angelic circumstances
Subject(s): Angels; Blessings


TO DESTINY    Poem Text    
First Line: You could be a rock
Last Line: Still, thanks for whatever I have. “not my doing – I'm the shall-have man”
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


TO EXPERIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: You hung out with me till I was eleven years old
Subject(s): Experience


TO LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: All one can say with certainty about anything that has you is it moves!'
Subject(s): Life


TO MY FATHER'S BUSINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Leo bends over his desk
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Careers


TO MY HEART AS I GO ALONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm sorry you feel lonely
Subject(s): Self


TO MY OLD ADDRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Help! Get out of here! Go walking!
Subject(s): Home; Houses


TO MY OLD POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: You had no indpendence
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO SOME BUCKETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Waiting to fill you, buckets
Subject(s): Buckets And Pails


TO TESTOSTERONE    Poem Text    
First Line: You took me to the spanish steps
Subject(s): Testosterone; Travel; Journeys; Trips


TO THE PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: In every microsecond of the present, you're here
Last Line: Together, might past, we dominate
Subject(s): Past; Love – Loss Of; Absence


TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY    Poem Text    
First Line: It felt unusual
Subject(s): Army - United States


TO YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I love you as a sheriff searches for a walnut
Subject(s): Love


VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


WHAT MAKES THIS STATUE NOBLE SEEMING       
Last Line: I want your mouth, your breath
Subject(s): Faces; Desire


WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PARIS    Poem Text    
First Line: They often begin by saying, 'paris! How I wish I were there!'
Subject(s): Paris, France


YOU KNOW ALL THIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The first, violent year
Subject(s): Time; Love


YOU WERE WEARING    Poem Text    
First Line: You were wearing your edgar allan poe printed cotton blouse
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


YOUR GENIUS MADE ME SHIVER    Poem Text