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Author: LUX, THOMAS
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Lux, Thomas    Poet's Biography
67 poems available by this author


A LARGE BRANCH SPLINTERED OFF A TREE IN A STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: And was hurled to the ground like a spear
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


A LITTLE TOOTH    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Your baby grows a tooth, then two
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


A MAN GETS OFF WORK EARLY    Poem Text    
First Line: And decides to snorkel in a cool mountain lake.
Subject(s): Snorkeling; Death; Lakes; Pollution; Dead, The; Pools; Ponds


A MAN TAKES HIS DAUGHTER, AGE 5, TO A PUBLIC EXECUTION BY GUILLOTINE, PARIS, 1857    Poem Text    
First Line: He is a bad man. He says this in french
Last Line: Daddy, I still can't see the puppets
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Guillotines; Paris, France


AFTER A FEW WHIFFS OF ANOTHER WORLD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


AMIEL'S LEG    Poem Text    
First Line: We were in a room that was once an attic
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


ANS STILL IT COMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a downhill brakes-burned freight train
Subject(s): Transience; Death; Impermanence; Dead, The


BACKYARD SWING SET    Poem Text    
First Line: Splayed, swayback, cheap pipe
Subject(s): Home; Family Life; Relatives


BARN FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: It starts, somehow, in the hot damp
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


BODO    Poem Text    
First Line: We could weep for him
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts


BONEHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Bonehead time, bonehead town. Bonehead teachers
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


CELLAR STAIRS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's rickety down to the dark.
Subject(s): Cellars; Basements


COMMERCIAL LEECH FARMING TODAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Although it never rivaled wheat, soybean
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


CRISS CROSS APPLE SAUCE    Poem Text    


DEAD HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: At the fence line, I was about to call him in when
Subject(s): Horses; Death - Animals; Food & Eating


EMPTY PITCHFORKS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poverty


FOR MY DAUGHTER WHEN SHE CAN READ    Poem Text    
First Line: The week waiting for you to be born I read
Subject(s): Daughters


FOX    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My father said: fox took another chicken last night
Subject(s): Foxes


FUNDAMENTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Acts of god, / the insurance people, whose business depends
Subject(s): God


GOOFER-DUST    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Babies; Graves; Infants; Tombs; Tombstones


GRADESCHOOL'S LARGE WINDOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Weren't built to let the sunlight in
Subject(s): Schools; Students


HE HAS LIVED IN MANY HOUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Furnished room, flats, a hayloft
Last Line: Toward his sanctuary, harborage, saltbox, / home
Subject(s): Houses; Boats


HIS SPINE CURVED JUST ENOUGH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


HISTORY BOOKS    Poem Text    
First Line: That is, their authors, leave out
Subject(s): Books; History; Reading; Historians


I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART    Poem Text    
First Line: A man risked his life to write the words.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME    Poem Text    
First Line: When one thing presses on abother thing
Last Line: The final paragraph's last period's pinhead
Subject(s): Pain, Body, Human


IRONY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Irony; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


IT'S THE LITTLE TOWNS I LIKE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Towns


JUNGLESIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beside the jungle he builds a house of cinderblock
Subject(s): Jungles


LOUDMOUTH SOUP    Poem Text    
First Line: Vodka, whisky, gin, scotch, red wine, cognac
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


MEN WITH SMALL HEADS    Poem Text    
First Line: And women with small heads
Subject(s): Heads; Size & Shape; Height


MOTEL SEEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: The artisans of this room, who designed the lamp base
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


NIGHT ABOVE THE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the glassed-in jazz club acres above
Last Line: On the tables . . . Grandmother. Grandfather
Subject(s): Grandparents; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


ONE MEAT BALL    Poem Text    
First Line: You gets no bread with
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


PEDESTRIAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Tottering and elastic, middle name of groan,
Subject(s): City & Town Life


PLAGUE VICTIMS CATAPULTED OVER WALLS INTO BESIEGED CITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Early germ / warfare. The dead
Subject(s): Germ Warfare


POEM BEGINNING WITH A RANDOM PHRASE FROM COLERIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: If there were anything
Subject(s): Social Classes; Caste


POEM IN THANKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord whoever, thank you for this air
Subject(s): Thanksgiving


PORTRAIT OF X (III)    Poem Text    
First Line: Purblind, he rose, shot his cuffs, and hit
Subject(s): Portraits


PRINCESS SUMMER FALL WINTER SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Or was it princess fall winter spring summer?
Last Line: Who once loved your heart and face?
Subject(s): Puppets; Childhood Memories


REFRIGERATOR, 1957    Poem Text    
First Line: More like a vault ľ you pull the handle out
Last Line: That which rips your heart with joy
Subject(s): Refrigerators; Food & Eating


REGARDING (MOST) SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The human voice can sing a vowel to break your heart.
Subject(s): Songs


REMORA    Poem Text    
First Line: Clinging to the shark
Subject(s): Remorse


RENDER, RENDER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


RIVER BLINDNESS (ONCHOCERCIASIS)    Poem Text    
First Line: First, a female buffalo gnat of the genus simulium bites you
Subject(s): Disease; Gnats


SEX IN HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the pope partook, the cardinals, priests, monks
Last Line: Was hitting what he made
Subject(s): History; Religion; Sex; Historians; Theology


SHOTGUN LOADED WITH ROCK SALT    Poem Text    
First Line: So I took my shotgun
Last Line: And that big boy's fat ass
Subject(s): Guns; Youth; Robbery


SLIMEHEAD (HOPLASTETHUS ATLANTICUS)    Poem Text    
First Line: Humans eat first with their ears so
Last Line: The shy, prolific squid
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Mankind; Human Race


SO YOU PUT THE DOG TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: You love your dog and carve his steaks
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TARANTULAS ON THE LIFEBUOY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: For some semitropical reason
Subject(s): Tarantulas; Death - Animals


THE BITTERNESS OF CHILDREN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Foreseeing typographical errors
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE HANDSOME SWAMP    Poem Text    
First Line: Knows it's a handsome swamp: the alligators
Last Line: Sniffing the air
Subject(s): Swamps; Bogs; Fens; Marshes


THE HUNGRY GAP-TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Late august, before the harvest, every one of us worn down
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE MAN INSIDE THE CHIPMUNK SUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Isn't very tall, 4 ft.
Last Line: A picture of a minor movie star
Subject(s): Entertainers


THE MAN INTO WHOSE YARD YOU SHOULD NOT HIT YOUR BALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Each day mowed
Subject(s): Neighbors


THE MIDNIGHT TENNIS MATCH       
First Line: You are tired / of this maudlin country club / and you are tired of his insults
Subject(s): Sports; Tennis


THE NATURE OF MAKE-BELIEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: To go there: do not fall asleep. Your forehead
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MAKE-BELIEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: To go there: do not fall asleep, your forehead
Last Line: To the neighborhood of makeábelieve
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE NERVE DOCTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here they come by the busload the nerve doctors: some
Subject(s): Conventions; Leadership; Physicians; Assemblies; Meetings; Doctors


THE NIGHT SO BRIGHT A SQUIRREL READS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE PEOPLE OF THE OTHER VILLAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Hate the people of this village
Subject(s): Villages; Hate; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE SWIMMING POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: All around the apt. Swimming pool
Subject(s): Children; Teasing; Cruelty; Social Classes; Childhood; Caste


TO HELP THE MONKEY CROSS THE RIVER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Which he must
Subject(s): Animals


UPON SEEING AN ULTRASOUND PHOTO OF AN UNBORN CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Tadpole, it's not time yet to nag you
Subject(s): Unborn; Photography & Photographers; Children; Childhood


WHAT MONTEZUMA FED CORTES AND HIS MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Tamales, they like tamales
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Mexico, Indians Of; Montezuma Ii (1466-1520); Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


YOU AND YOUR ILK    Poem Text    
First Line: I have thought much upon
Subject(s): Self


YOU GO TO SCHOOL TO LEARN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Schools; Students