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Author: LEVIS, LARRY
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Levis, Larry    Poet's Biography
29 poems available by this author


ANASTASIA AND THE SANDMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The brow of a horse in that moment when
Subject(s): Sleep; Stars


AT THE GRAVE OF MY GUARDIAN ANGEL: ST. LOUIS CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: At sixteen I was so vulnerable to every influence
Subject(s): Nothingness; Social Commentaries; Bakunin, Mikhail (1814-1876); Oswald, Lee Harvey (1939-1963); Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Nihilism; Voids


CHILDHOOD IDEOGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I lay my head sideways on the desk
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


DECRESCENDO    Poem Text    
First Line: If there is only one world, it is this one
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


ELEGY WITH A CHIMNEYSWEEP FALLING INSIDE IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Those twenty-six letters filling the blackboard
Subject(s): Transience; Grief; Conduct Of Life; Impermanence; Sorrow; Sadness


FAMILY ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sister once of weeds & a dark water that held still
Subject(s): Family Life; Marriage; Failure; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


IN A COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: My love and I are inventing a country, which we
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


PICKING GRAPES IN AN ABANDONED VINEYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Picking grapes in the late autumn sun
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


READINGS IN FRENCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking into the eyes of gerard de nerval
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets - French; Fathers


SIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: All night I dreamed of my home,
Subject(s): Winter


SOME ASHES DRIFTING ABOVE PIEDRA, CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: There is still one field I can love
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


SOME GRASS ALONG A DITCH BANK    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE ASSIMILATION OF THE GYPSIES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the background, a few shacks & overturned carts
Subject(s): Assimilation; Gypsies; Gipsies


THE CLEARING OF THE LAND: AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: The trees went up the hill
Subject(s): Transience; Progress; Impermanence


THE MAP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Applying to heavy equipment school
Subject(s): Relationships


THE MORNING AFTER MY DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: My body is a white thing in the sun, now
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts


THE OLDEST LIVING THING IN L.A.    Poem Text    
First Line: At wilshire & santa monica I saw an opossum
Subject(s): Opossoms


THE POET AT SEVENTEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: My youth? I hear it mostly in the long, volleying
Subject(s): Teenagers


THE QUILT    Poem Text    
First Line: I think it is all light at the end, I think it is air
Subject(s): Quilts


THE THIEF IN THE PAINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirsty all through lent, thirsty on feast days too
Subject(s): Desire; Lent


THE WIDENING SPELL OF THE LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, in a foreign country, I was suddenly ill
Subject(s): Nostalgia


THE WORM IN THE EAR    Poem Text    
First Line: If peasants had written they would have ceased to be peasants
Last Line: Chin up? Ready?
Subject(s): Peasantry; Writing & Writers; Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890)


THOSE GRAVES IN ROME    Poem Text    
First Line: There are places where the eye can starve,
Subject(s): Rome, Italy; Friendship; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THOUGH HIS NAME IS INFINITE, MY FATHER IS ASLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: When my father disappeared
Subject(s): Fathers


TO A WALL OF FLAME IN A STEEL MILL, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 1969    Poem Text    
First Line: Except under the cool shadows of the pines
Subject(s): Fathers; Solitude; Farm Life; Mills & Millers; Agriculture; Farmers


TO A WOMAN GLANCING UP FROM THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: On either bank
Subject(s): Camping; Rivers; Camps; Summer Camps


TO A WREN ON CALVARY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the unremarkable that will last,
Subject(s): Wrens; Death - Animals; Man-woman Relationships; Jesus Christ; Male-female Relations


WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: On long island, they moved my clapboard house
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955); Poetry & Poets; Popular Culture - United States; United States; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); America


WINTER STARS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Aging; Courage; Stars; Sickness; Valor; Bravery; Illness