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Author: LEVERTOV, DENISE
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Levertov, Denise    Poet's Biography
186 poems available by this author


A CALVARY PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the stone steps
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


A CLEARING    Poem Text    
First Line: What lies at the end of enticing
Subject(s): Country Life; Landscape


A CURE OF SOULS    Poem Text    
First Line: The pastor / of grief and dreams
Subject(s): Clergy; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


A HAPPENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Two birds, flying east, hit the night
Subject(s): Birds; Shapeshifting


A HUNDRED A DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear 19th century! Give me refuge
Last Line: And was not seen as shocking, nor as omen
Subject(s): Evolution; Extinct Animals


A MAP OF THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX IN ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Something forgotten for twenty years: though my fathers
Subject(s): Essex, England; Landscape; Maps


A RING OF CHANGES    Poem Text    
First Line: Shells, husks, the wandering
Subject(s): Casals, Pablo (1876-1973); Dreams; Love; Nature; Music & Musicians; Relationships; Nightmares


A STRAW SWAN UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Its form speaks of gliding
Subject(s): Swans


A TIME PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: The old wooden steps to the front door
Subject(s): Marriage; Family Life; Relationships; Past; Human Behavior; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Relatives; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


A TREE TELLING OF ORPHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: White dawn. Stillness. When the rippling began
Subject(s): Environment; Music & Musicians; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


A VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: Two angels, among the throng of angels
Subject(s): Angels


ABEL'S BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Woman fears for man, he goes
Subject(s): Abel; Women


ABOUT MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't lock me in wedlock, I want
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ADVENT 1966    Poem Text    
First Line: Because in vietnam the vision of a burning babe
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict (1961-1975); Advent; War Atrocities; Social Commentaries


AFTER MINDWALK    Poem Text    
First Line: Once we've laboriously


AN EMBROIDERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose red's hair is brown as fur
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


AN INTERIM    Poem Text    
First Line: While the war drags on, always worse
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict (1961-1975); War Atrocities; Social Commentaries


ANCIENT AIRS AND DANCES       
First Line: I knew too well
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


ANIMAL SPIRITS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was five and
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Childhood


ANOTHER REVENANT    Poem Text    
First Line: One long-dead / returned for a night
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ANOTHER SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: In the gold mouth of a flower
Subject(s): Spring; Death; Dead, The


ASCENSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Stretching himself as if again
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Religion; Theology


AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NOVEMBER 15, 1969    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Brown gas-fog, white
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


AWARE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I opened the door
Subject(s): Vines & Vinyards


BEDTIME    Poem Text    
First Line: We are a meadow where the bees hum
Subject(s): Love


BY RAIL THROUGH THE EARTHLY PARADISE, PERHAPS BEDFORDSHIRE       
First Line: The fishermen among the fireweed
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


CAEDMON    Poem Text    
First Line: All others talked as if
Subject(s): Caedmon (7th Century); Christianity; Religion; Theology


CANCION    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am the sky
Subject(s): Women


CANDLES IN BABYLON    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the midnight streets of babylon
Subject(s): Babylon


CAPTIVE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: This morning's morning-glory
Subject(s): Flowers; Morning Glories


CELEBRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Brilliant, this day—a young virtuoso of a day
Last Line: With the claims of reasonable gloom
Subject(s): Nature


CHRISTMAS 1944    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright cards above the fire bring no friends near
Subject(s): Christmas; World War Ii; Nativity, The; Second World War


CLARITAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The all-day bird, the artist
Subject(s): Nature; Sparrows


CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The clouds as I see them, rising
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Death; Clouds; Man-woman Relationships; Dead, The; Male-female Relations


COME INTO ANIMAL PRESENCE    Poem Text    


CONTRABAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The tree of knowledge was the tree of reason
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


DESPAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: While we were visiting david's grave
Subject(s): Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


DIVORCING    Poem Text    
First Line: One garland / of flowers, leaves, thorns
Subject(s): Divorce


DON'T YOU HEAR THAT WHISTLE BLOWIN' ...       
First Line: The 4 a.M. Freight comes pounding and shaking through the fall night
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


DURING THE EICHMANN TRIAL: 1. WHEN WE LOOK UP    Poem Text    
First Line: He had not looked
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DURING THE EICHMANN TRIAL: 3. CRYSTAL NIGHT       
First Line: From blacked-out streets
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


DYPTICH    Poem Text    
First Line: Though no wind is blowing, the lake
Subject(s): Aging


EARLIEST SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Iron scallops border the path, barely
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


EPILOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought I had found a swan
Subject(s): Love


EROS AT TEMPLE STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: The river in its abundance
Subject(s): Lust


EVENING TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: An old man sleeping in the evening train
Subject(s): Memory; Old Age; Railroads; Railways; Trains


EVERYTHING THAT ACTS IS ACTUAL    Poem Text    
First Line: From the tawny light
Subject(s): Autumn; Imagination; Relationships; Truth; Fall; Fancy


FACE TO FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: A nervous smile as gaze meets
Subject(s): Love


FEBRUARY EVENING IN NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: As the stores close, a winter light
Subject(s): New York City; Evening; Winter; Aging; Conduct Of Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Sunset; Twilight


FIRST LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a flower
Subject(s): Love


FLICKERING MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, not you, / it is I who am absent
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Spiritual Life; Women & Religion; Theology


FOR INSTANCE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Often, it's nowhere special: maybe
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


FOR STEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The morning after your midnight death
Last Line: Which runs full tilt into absence
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Music & Musicians


FRAGRANCE OF LIFE, ODOR OF DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: All the while among
Subject(s): War


GATHERED AT THE RIVER; FOR BEATRICE HAWLEY AND JOHN JAGEL    Poem Text    
First Line: As if the trees were not indifferent
Last Line: No pollen.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Hiroshima, Japan; Nagasaki, Japan; Nature; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


GOODBYE TO TOLERANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Genial poets, pink-faced
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Women; Poetry & Poets


HYPOCRITE WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hypocrite women, how seldom we speak
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Women


I LEARNED THAT HER NAME WAS PROVERB'    Poem Text    
First Line: And the secret names / of all we meet who lead us deeper
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


IKON: THE HARROWING OF HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Down through the tomb's inward arch
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


ILLUSTRIOUS ANCESTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: The rav
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Hasidism; Zalman, Shneur (1745-1813); Heritage; Heredity


IN ABEYANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: No skilled hands
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Solitude; Loneliness


IN CALIFORNIA DURING THE GULF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the blight-killed eucalypts, among
Subject(s): California; Gulf War (1991); Operation Desert Storm (1991)


IN CALIFORNIA: MORNING, EVENING, LATE JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale, then enkindled
Subject(s): California; Labor & Laborers; Nature; Work; Workers


IN MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: There's in my mind a woman
Subject(s): Women


IN PRAISE OF ALLIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: No one celebrates the allium
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


IN SUMMER (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: When the light, late in the afternoon, pauses among
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Night lies down / in the field when the moon
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


IN THAI BINH (PEACE) PROVINCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've used up all my film on bombed hospitals
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


INHERITANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Even in her nineties she recalled
Last Line: Once again to feel them soothe me.
Subject(s): Memory; Montague, John (B. 1929)


INTRUSION    Poem Text    
First Line: After I had cut off my hands
Subject(s): Memory


INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Silent, about-to-be-parted-from house.
Subject(s): Home; Farewell; Parting


LEAVING FOREVER    Poem Text    
First Line: He says the waves in the ship's wake
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


LIFE AT WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The disasters numb within us
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict (1961-1975); War Atrocities; Social Commentaries


LIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: The fire in leaf and grass
Subject(s): Time


LIVING WITH A PAINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: It ripens / while I sleep, afternoons, on the old sofa
Subject(s): Painitings And Painters


LOOKING-GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: I slid my face along to the mirror
Subject(s): Mirrors; Self


LOSING TRACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Long after you have swung back
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


MAD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: My madness is dear to me
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


MAKING PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: A voice from the dark called out,
Subject(s): Peace; Poetry & Poets


MAN WEARING BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: I could be stone
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


MATINS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The authentic! Shadows of it
Subject(s): Truth


MATINS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The authentic! I said
Subject(s): Reality


MATINS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The new day rises
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Reality


MATINS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: A shadow painted where
Subject(s): Shadows


MATINS: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Stir the holy grains, set
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Children; Childhood


MATINS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The authentic! It rolls
Subject(s): Reality


MATINS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Marvelous truth, confront us
Subject(s): Truth


MEETING THE FERRET    Poem Text    
First Line: One of my best encounters with animals
Subject(s): Ferrets


MELODY GRUNDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Take me or leave me, cries
Subject(s): Self-satisfaction


MIDNIGHT GLADNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The pleated lampshade, slightly askew
Last Line: At my lips before darkness. Gift after gift
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


MIRAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ethereal mountain
Subject(s): Mirages; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


MISNOMER    Poem Text    
First Line: They speak of the art of war
Subject(s): War


MOVEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Towards not being
Subject(s): Love


NEWS REPORT, SEPTEMBER 1991 U.S. BURIED IRAQI SOLDIERS ALIVE IN GULF    Poem Text    
First Line: What you saw was a / bunch of trenches with
Variant Title(s): News Report, Sept 1991 U.s. Buried Iraqi Soldiers Alive
Subject(s): Gulf War (1991); Operation Desert Storm (1991)


O TASTE AND SEE    Poem Text    
First Line: The world is / not with us enough
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Spiritual Life; Women & Religion; Theology


OBLIQUE PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not the profound dark
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


OBSESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe it is true we have to return
Subject(s): Obsessions


OLGA POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: By the gas-fire, kneeling
Subject(s): Sisters


ON A THEME BY THOMAS MERTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Adam, where are you?'
Subject(s): God; Merton, Thomas (1915-1968); Religion; Theology


ON A THEME FROM JULIAN'S CHAPTER 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Six hours outstretched in the sun, yes
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


OPEN SECRET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Perhaps one day I shall let myself
Subject(s): Nature


OUR BODIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Our bodies, still young under
Subject(s): Body, Human


OVERHEARD OVER S.E. ASIA    Poem Text    
First Line: White phosphorous, white phosphorous
Subject(s): Nature


PARTIAL RESEMBLANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: A doll's hair concealing
Subject(s): Youth


PEOPLE AT NIGHT (DERIVED FROM RILKE)    Poem Text    
First Line: A night that cuts between you and you
Subject(s): Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926)


PLEASURES    Poem Text    
First Line: I like to find / what's not found
Subject(s): Pleasure


POET AND PERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I send my messages ahead of me
Last Line: Alone, as I came.
Subject(s): Guests; Love; Poetry & Poets; Solitude; Visiting; Loneliness


PRISONERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Though the road turn at last
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials


PSYCHE IN SOMERVILLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am angry with x, with y, with z,
Subject(s): Psyche (Mythology); Relationships


RE-ROOTING    Poem Text    
First Line: We were trying to put the roots back
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ROAST POTATOES    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the wholesale produce market
Variant Title(s): Roasting Potatoes
Subject(s): Food Habits; Potatoes


SALVATOR MUNDI: VIA CRUCIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe he looked indeed / much as rembrandt envisioned him
Subject(s): Christianity; God; Religion; Theology


SANDS OF THE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The golden particles / descend, descend
Last Line: Clarity, is it water indeed, / or air, or light?
Subject(s): Rivers


SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF THE PEPPERTREES       
First Line: The peppertrees, the peppertrees!
Subject(s): Peppertrees


SEEING FOR A MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought I was growing wings
Subject(s): Mirrors; Perception; Reality


SEEMS LIKE WE MUST BE SOMEWHERE ELSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet possession, rose-blue
Subject(s): Reality


SILENT SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: O, the great sky!
Subject(s): Environment; Nature; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


SIX VARIATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: We have been shown


SOJOURNS IN THE PARALLEL WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: We live our lives of human passions,
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


SOMEBODY TRYING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Http://www.Poetryfoundation.Org/poem/238458
Last Line: Trudging behind his funeral, he earned
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Social Classes; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Caste


SONG FOR ISHTAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is a sow
Subject(s): Ishtar (Babylonian Goddess); Women


SOUTHERN CROSS    Poem Text    
First Line: A darkness rivered, swirled, meandered
Subject(s): Southern Cross


SPRING IN THE LOWLANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Shout into leaping wind
Subject(s): Nature


ST. PETER AND THE ANGEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Delivered out of raw continual pain,
Subject(s): Peter, Saint (C. 64 A.d.); Angels


STANDOFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Assail god's hearing with gull-screech knifeblades
Subject(s): Spiritual Life; Women & Religion


STEPPING WESTWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: What is green in me
Subject(s): Women


SUMMER 1961    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the year when the old ones
Subject(s): Doolittle, Hilda (1886-1961)


SUNDAY AFTERNOON    Poem Text    
First Line: After the first communion
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


TALKING TO GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, grief, I should not treat you
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


TENEBRAE (FALL OF 1967)    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavy, heavy, heavy, hand and heart
Subject(s): Social Protest; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


THAT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Across a lake in switzerland, fifty years ago
Subject(s): Memory; Switzerland; Swiss


THE ACHE OF MARRIAGE    Poem Text    


THE BREATHING    Poem Text    
First Line: An absolute / patience
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE BROKEN SANDAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Dreamed the thong of my sandal broke.
Subject(s): Shoes; Uncertainty; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE CABBAGE FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Both taine and the inland english child
Last Line: Anything but the sea?
Subject(s): Cabbage; Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE CAT AS CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: The cat on my bosom
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE COMMUNION    Poem Text    
First Line: A pondering frog looks
Subject(s): Nature; Frogs


THE CRACK    Poem Text    
First Line: While snow fell carelessly


THE DAY THE AUDIENCE WALKED OUT ON ME, AND WHY    Poem Text    
First Line: Like this it happened
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


THE DEAD BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now I see its whiteness
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


THE DEPARTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you got the moon safe?
Subject(s): Moon


THE DISTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: While we lie in the road to block traffic from the air-force base
Subject(s): Peace Movements


THE DOG OF ART    Poem Text    
First Line: That dog with daisies for eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DRAGONFLY-MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I was setting out from my house
Subject(s): Dragonflies


THE FOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fountains


THE GODDESS    Poem Text    
First Line: She in whose lipservice / I passed my time
Subject(s): Women


THE GREAT BLACK HERON    Poem Text    
First Line: Since I stroll in the woods more often
Subject(s): Hanoi, Vietnam; Fish & Fishing; Women - Old Age; Anglers


THE GYPSY'S WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: It seems a stage
Subject(s): Flowers; Poetry & Poets; Reality; Roses


THE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: At any moment the heart
Subject(s): Hearts


THE ILLUSTRATION?ÇÖA FOOTNOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Months after the muse
Subject(s): Books; Pictures; Reading


THE JACOB'S LADDER    Poem Text    
First Line: The stairway is not / a thing of gleaming strands
Subject(s): Jacob (Bible); Religion; Theology


THE M??TIER OF BLOSSOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: Fully occupied with growing--that's
Subject(s): Flowers


THE MALICE OF INNOCENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: A glimpsed world, halfway through the film
Subject(s): Nurses


THE MUTES    Poem Text    
First Line: These groans men use / passing a woman on the street
Subject(s): Lust; Sexual Harassment; Women


THE POEM UNWRITTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: For weeks the poem of your body
Subject(s): Sex


THE POSTCARDS: A TRIPTYCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The minoan snake goddess is flanked by a chardin still-life, somber
Last Line: Under these signs I am living
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: At delphi I prayed
Subject(s): Prayer


THE RESOLVE    Poem Text    
First Line: To come to the river
Subject(s): Brooks; Streams; Creeks


THE ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: With a mirror / I could see the sky
Subject(s): Mirrors


THE RUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: Know the pine trees. Know the orange dryness of sickness
Subject(s): Runes


THE SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Two girls discover / the secret of life
Subject(s): Secrets


THE SHARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Well then, the last day the sharks appeared
Subject(s): Sharks


THE SPRINGTIME    Poem Text    
First Line: The red eyes of rabbits
Subject(s): Spring


THE SUN GOING DOWN UPON OUR WRATH    Poem Text    
First Line: You who are so beautiful
Subject(s): Women


THE TASK    Poem Text    
First Line: As if god were an old man
Subject(s): Christianity; God; Spiritual Life; Weaving & Weavers; Women & Religion


THE TIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is the giver to whom my gratitude
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


THE WEALTH OF THE DESTITUTE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: How gray and hard the brown feet of the wretched of the earth.
Subject(s): Poverty; Social Commentaries; Social Classes; Caste


THE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The muse / in her dark habit
Subject(s): Water


THINKING ABOUT PAUL CELAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Saint celan, / stretched on the cross
Last Line: We who accept survival
Subject(s): Celan, Paul (1920-1970); Saints


THIS DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dry wafer / sour wine
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THOSE WHO WANT OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: In their homes, much glass and steel. Their cars
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Environment; Exiles; Nature; Estrangement; Outcasts; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


TO LIVE IN THE MERCY OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: To lie back under the tallest
Subject(s): God


TO ONE STEEPED IN BITTERNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Nail the rose
Subject(s): Anger


TO R.D., MARCH 4TH 1988    Poem Text    
First Line: You were my mentor. Without knowing it,
Subject(s): Dreams; Man-woman Relationships; Death; Nightmares; Male-female Relations; Dead, The


TO RILKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, in dream, / the boat
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


TO THE SNAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Green snake, when I hung you around my neck
Subject(s): Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


VARIATION AND REFLECTION ON A THEME BY RILKE    Poem Text    
First Line: If just for once the swing of cause and effect
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


WATCHING 'DARK CIRCLE'    Poem Text    
First Line: Men are willing to observe
Last Line: And ruth landy of the independent documentary group.
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing; Christianity; Motion Pictures, Documentary; Religion; Theology


WAYS OF CONQUEST    Poem Text    
First Line: You invaded my country by accident
Subject(s): Suburbs


WEDDING-RING    Poem Text    
First Line: My wedding-ring lies in a basket
Subject(s): Divorce


WEEPING WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: (drum) / it comes, like all the most important messages, / blurred
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


WHAT MY HOUSE WOULD BE LIKE IF IT WERE A PERSON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This person would be an animal.
Subject(s): Home; Relationships


WHAT WERE THEY LIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Did the people of vietnam use lanterns or stones
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; Anti-war Protests


WHEN WE LOOK UP    Poem Text    
First Line: He had not looked
Subject(s): Faces


WINGS OF A GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The beating of the wings
Subject(s): Wings


WRITING IN THE DARK    Poem Text    
First Line: It's not difficult. / anyway, it's necessary
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime