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Author: LARKIN, JOAN
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Larkin, Joan    Poet's Biography
20 poems available by this author


AFTERLIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm older than my father when he turned
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Abortion


BLACKOUT SONNETS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Teenagers; Sex; Abortion


BROKEN GIRL    Poem Text    
First Line: Seconal and wine I lived on the street
Subject(s): Alcoholics & Alcoholism; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Substance Abuse Recovery; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


CLIFTON    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved booze
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Gays & Lesbians; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CO-ALCOHOLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw you in the street, head lowered, stumbling
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


FAWN BEFORE DOW SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: The day I went to work,
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Child Care; Baby Sitters; Governesses


FLESH    Poem Text    
First Line: Hooves were forbidden, but she fed us
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Family Life; Relatives


GENEALOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: I come from alcohol
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Alienation (Social Psychology); Exiles; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Estrangement; Outcasts


GOOD-BYE    Poem Text    
First Line: You are saying good-bye to your last
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


HOUSEWORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Through this window, thin rivers
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


HOW THE HEALING TAKES PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: How the face changes, the cloud
Last Line: Stones from entrances
Subject(s): Substance Abuse; Healing


INVENTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: One who lifted his rams with joy, first time across the finish
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


RAPE       
First Line: After twenty years I want to call it that, but was it?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


RHYME OF MY INHERITANCE        Recitation by Author
First Line: My mother gave me a bitter tongue
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SECRET SONG    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Self


TESTIMONY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Alcoholics & Alcoholism


THE COMBO    Poem Text    
First Line: In barlight alchemized: gold pate, the bellmouth
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE OFFERING    Poem Text    
First Line: When they cleaned you and gave you to me
Subject(s): Birth; Mothers; Children; Child Birth; Midwifery; Childhood


WANT    Poem Text    
First Line: She wants a house full of cups and the ghosts
Subject(s): Relationships; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WASTE NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: We're using every bit of your death
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness