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Author: LIU, TIMOTHY
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Liu, Timothy    Poet's Biography
99 poems available by this author


A GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: He was crying. Somebody get his mother


ALL TRAINS ARE GOING LOCAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowing down your body enough to feel
Last Line: Slowing down your body enough to feel
Subject(s): Bodies; Activity


ALMOST THERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hard to imagine getting
Subject(s): Passion; Sex


AN EVENING TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Whistles past hacked-down fields of corn
Last Line: From boulevard
Subject(s): Children; Death; Railroads; Childhood; Dead, The; Railways; Trains


ANONYMOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: A streak / of moth dust


APOSTASY    Poem Text    
First Line: We open our mouths and the seasons
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


BENEDICTION    Poem Text    
First Line: What lies buried under six feet of snow


BLIND DATE    Poem Text    
First Line: He slept with his back
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


BLUE TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: My mouth full
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


BREUGHEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Hatchet marks in the trunk of a pine


BUILDING TRUST    Poem Text    
First Line: I liked it when he fucked me
Last Line: Be trusted, not by anyone
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mothers; Love – Complaints; Distrust; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CELAN    Poem Text    
First Line: He woke / each day / not knowing


CHERISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He puts his mouth on me even if
Last Line: To finish off what we started—
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic


CIRCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hair so damn good it eclipsed
Last Line: With wherever they were going—
Subject(s): Pigs; Hair


CLADE SONG. ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanted to mention / how that bloody cut
Last Line: What we were in for
Subject(s): Relationships


CLADE SONG. THIS TOO SHALL PASS    Poem Text    
First Line: You think of the time
Last Line: It's more than over
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Time; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CRUSHED    Poem Text    
First Line: His hands crushed a lemon
Last Line: That would keep you up all night—
Subject(s): Food & Eating


DAU AL SET    Poem Text    
First Line: Marking faces smeared with ash
Last Line: That wide room called the world
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


DEAD MEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Seismic cracks spreading across plaster bison chained
Last Line: Inside a spine-cracked diary the pages rabbit-eared
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


DISTURBED    Poem Text    
First Line: It’s true you did not expect to see your neighbor
Last Line: When you knew you should have stayed in bed—
Subject(s): Neigbors


DO NOT DISTURB    Poem Text    
First Line: Offshore salt lapping up against a lighthouse flashing red
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


EAST DOES IT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Our bodies are made for bliss
Last Line: Else to get to—no place left to go
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Body, Human


ELEGY FOR A POET WHOSE BOOKS I DIDN?ÇÖT THINK WERE WORTH RE-READING, NOT UNTIL NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Say she leapt from the bleachers,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EXULTATE JUBILATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fire in that square floodlit by crimson
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


FAMILY ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the shrink you pay
Last Line: Of a creek gone dry
Subject(s): Human Behavior


FIRST MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother in a stupor,
Subject(s): Mothers


FORTY-PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The water in your flower vase five days old


FUTURISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Said we were emptied out
Last Line: Trying to traipse across the mind’s vertiginous shifts
Subject(s): Art & Artists


HARD EVIDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: A room walled-in by books where the hours withdraw
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


HIGH CHURCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Notes lodged inside a second-hand
Last Line: So hard the mute flew out of his horn
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


HIS LEGACY    Poem Text    
First Line: But a voice blowing away the dust
Last Line: Voice in which no recordings survived
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Social Commentaries


HOLDING PATTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: Intermittent wet under
Last Line: Between your knees
Subject(s): Air Travel


I KNOW MY HUSBAND'S BODY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


I KNOW YOUR MOUTH BETTER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mouths


I NEED YOUR BODY NEAR ME    Poem Text    
First Line: An ocean is nothing, there is no separation
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I call upon you, voice forbidden


LET IT RIDE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LOVE LETTER: FRENCH QUARTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Two pigeons on my porch
Last Line: That has no name
Subject(s): Mardi Gras (New Orleans)


LOVE POEM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I have no need
Last Line: Fist to look on
Subject(s): Love


MEN WITHOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: My father is a coward, and I have grown
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Cowardice; Fathers & Sons; Love; Estrangement; Outcasts


MORE SEXY NOW THAN EVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Was up for a hot little piece of hispanic tail
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MY MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: My man is not my man
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


NEXT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Between the cycles of wash and rinse, a song
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


NOCTURNES: JOSHUA TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Each of us locked inside our rooms
Last Line: Nailed down behind the bedroom door
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Trees; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NUDE FIGURE DANCING I THE FOREGROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: You walk into a room where the women gather


ON RHODES    Poem Text    
First Line: There are two kinds of men
Last Line: His man might take him
Subject(s): Relationships


ON THE SEPARATION OF ADAM AND EVE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Goltzius, Hendrik (1558-1617); Paintings & Painters; Adam & Eve; Eve


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Late butterflies gliding through the air
Subject(s): Butterflies


POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Half of the penis remains
Subject(s): Sex Organs; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


PROTHALAMION [II]    Poem Text    
First Line: Overlapping accelerandos set against
Last Line: Sounding a cappella in a choral round
Subject(s): Marriage; Music & Musicians


PROTHALAMION [I]    Poem Text    


READING LU CHI    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight touching all eight corners
Subject(s): Books; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


READING WHITMAN IN A TOILET STALL    Poem Text    
First Line: A security-man who stood, arms crossed, outside
Last Line: As we walk out of our secrets into the world
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Trysts; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


REMOVED AT THE MOMENT OF PERFECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth has moved forward, in a sense, or does it merely turn
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


REST STOP, HIGHWAY 91    Poem Text    
First Line: Cars parked alongside a chainlink fence


ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Chagrined for having ever allowed chivalry’s mask to fall
Last Line: Our guarded reputations whistle-blown to class-action hell


ROMANCE (2)    Poem Text     Recitation
Last Line: Something one can easily erase
Subject(s): Body, Human


SAD SONNET DONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes a halo, sometimes
Last Line: Down where yours had been
Subject(s): Grief; Absense


SAY GOODNIGHT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: It is better to be alone. Tree and sun
Subject(s): Solitude; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SAY GOODNIGHT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Trunks of charred pines rooted to the rocks
Subject(s): Women; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SAY GOODNIGHT (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Muted bells ringing inside my body
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SAY GOODNIGHT (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: No kisses. Not tonight. Stand
Subject(s): Night; Togetherness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SENRYU: BLIND DATE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Scrabble tiles spilled
Last Line: No one keeping score
Subject(s): Language Games


SENRYU: DURING ONE OF MAHLER’S ENDLESS ADAGIOS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: During one of mahler’s endless adagios
Last Line: Followed by a yawn
Subject(s): Symphonies; Boredom


SENRYU: OCCUPIED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When he unzipped
Last Line: Stimulus package -
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SENRYU: SPRING IS HERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: With cherry blossoms
Last Line: Stop talking so much!
Subject(s): Spring; Silence


SENRYU: THE HONEYMOON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My body is not
Last Line: It’s time you pull out
Subject(s): Love – Erotic


SHE SMASHES DISHES    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother climbing into bed


SNAP CHAT: MARRAKECH    Poem Text    
First Line: He says, would you like to have a loo
Last Line: Who said anything about going home
Subject(s): Salespersons; Flirtation; Shopping


STANDING WHERE THE COLOSSUS STOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: To be an ancient wonder, you have to be able
Subject(s): Colossus


STRANGE FRUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Spray-painted across a garage door
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Prejudice; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


STRANGE MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Men have seen their own graves at the edge
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: And when they sat down in the morning
Subject(s): Family Life; Relationships; Relatives


SUNNYSIDE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Six stone lions standing guard
Subject(s): Restaurants; Love; Cafes; Diners


SURVIVORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some mornings I do not hear
Subject(s): Gay Men; Relationships


THE ASSIGNATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Every vow I kept
Last Line: Inside of you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Promises; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE BRIDEGROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: He said: you talk to much.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE CUSTODIAN OF BLISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come out at night, indifferent
Subject(s): Relationships


THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: We were after crevices, whatever god had
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Seekinmg; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was always afraid
Subject(s): Love; Uncertainty


THE MARRIAGE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The season's leaves half over at their peak
Subject(s): Eurydice (Nymph); Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


THE MARRIAGE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Would you miss me less if I took up
Last Line: Hawked to the corners of our house
Subject(s): Relationships


THE MARRIAGE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Tons of suicide rock hauled away
Last Line: Tons of suicide rock hauled away
Subject(s): Honeymoons; Bones


THE MOON IN GREECE    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sea is calm and the moon
Last Line: The real moon, not the one in the mind
Subject(s): Moon


THE REMAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking out of the new cemetery, my father
Last Line: My eighty-year-old father nodding off into sleep
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Ancestry & Ancestors; Cemeteries


THE RING    Poem Text    
First Line: How long before the grave
Last Line: Into the morgue’s gas jets
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Rings; Gifts & Giving; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: She took the spareribs out of the oven
Last Line: Wish I was there with you
Subject(s): Mothers; Farewell; Absence; Gays & Lesbians; Togetherness; Relationships; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE SIZE OF IT    Poem Text    
First Line: I knew the length of an average penis
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sexual Organs; Size & Shape; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Sex Organs; Genitalia


THE STORM (1)       
First Line: Black ants crawl in the sugar bowl
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE VIGIL I KEEP WHEN NOTHING CAN BE KEPT    Poem Text    
First Line: He burdened me with unspoken prayers
Last Line: Knowing who or where I was, only that I was
Subject(s): Relationships


THOREAU    Poem Text    
First Line: My father and I have no place to go
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Loss; Marginality, Social; Moving & Movers; Refugees; Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862); United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Estrangement; Outcasts


TREASURES ON EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: What no one wants. Coin by coin
Last Line: Intervals — till you shut it off completely
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Absence; Transience; Relationships; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WEALTH OF NATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tired of the gawking. Conspicuous
Last Line: Putting out after the khrushchev thaw–
Subject(s): Modern Life; Social Commentaries


WHAT THE MAGDALENE SAW    Poem Text    
First Line: This fat cum pig more than eager to drop
Subject(s): Hotels; Sex; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


WHITE MOTHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Espaliered / to a radiator grille
Subject(s): Moths; Death; Life


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: How long will the bed that we made together
Subject(s): Gay Men; Relationships


WITH CHAOS IN EACH KISS    Poem Text    
First Line: Outside your door, an ocean
Subject(s): Love; Music & Musicians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WITH CHERUBIM AND A FLAMING SWORD    Poem Text    
First Line: The bed of grass too damp where love too soon
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


WITHOUT YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: I was doing just fine, a job, a home
Last Line: The world disappears—
Subject(s): Love – Complaints; Absense