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Author: MACLEISH, ARCHIBALD
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Macleish, Archibald    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
88 poems available by this author


A POET SPEAKS FROM THE VISITOR'S GALLERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Have gentlemen perhaps forgotten this?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AMERICA WAS PROMISES    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is the voyager in these leaves
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AN ETERNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no dusk to be
Last Line: Death never was.


ANCESTRAL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers; Children; Childhood


ARS POETICA    Poem Text    
First Line: A poem should be palpable and mute / as a globed fruit
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Slow potomac, tarnished water
Last Line: To scour the hate clean and the rusted blood
Subject(s): Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.c.


BACCALAUREATE    Poem Text    
First Line: A year or two, and grey euripides
Last Line: Bright through the crumbling gold of a great name.
Subject(s): Universities & Colleges


BAHAMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Down there in those islands
Subject(s): Bahamas; Islands


BIRTH OF EVENTUAL VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cast up by the sea
Subject(s): Venus (Goddess)


BRAVE NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: But you, thomas jefferson
Subject(s): Holidays


BURYING GROUND BY THE TIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders:
Subject(s): Railroads; Labor & Laborers; Railways; Trains; Work; Workers


CALYPSO'S ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I know very well, goddess, she is not beautiful
Subject(s): Calypso (Mythology); Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Odysseus


CAPTURED    Poem Text    
First Line: Under an elm tree where the river reaches
Last Line: And she was here, her hand shut in his hand.


CINEMA OF A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth is bright though the boughs of the moon like a dead planet
Subject(s): Self; Travel; Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961); Journeys; Trips


COMMUNICATION TO LEON-PAUL FARGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not know what we say. I know that your poems
Subject(s): Fargue, Leon-paul (1876-1947)' Poetry & Poets


CONQUISTADOR: PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: And the way goes on in the worn earth
Subject(s): Death; Time; Dead, The


COOK COUNTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The northeast wind was the wind off the lake
Variant Title(s): Weather
Subject(s): Nature; Weather; Wind


CORPORATE ENTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The oklahoma ligno and lithograph co.
Last Line: Weeps at a nude by michelangelo.
Subject(s): Corporate Life


DEFINITION OF THE FRONTIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: First there is the wind but not like the familiar wind but long and without lapses
Subject(s): Nature; War; Boundaries; Borders


DISCOVERY OF THIS TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody borrowed a couple of dogs and a gun and
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


DOVER BEACH' - A NOTE TO THAT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The wave withdrawing
Subject(s): Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888); Middle Age; Poetry & Poets; Waves


DOVER BEACH' - A NOTE TO THAT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The wave withdrawing
Subject(s): Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888); Middle Age; Poetry & Poets; Waves


DR. SIGMUND FREUD DISCOVERS THE SEA SHELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Science, that simple saint, cannot be bothered
Subject(s): Social Protest


DYING IN THE NEW YORK TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: On the same page of the new york times
Subject(s): New York Times (Newspaper); Obituaries


EINSTEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: And I have come upon this place
Subject(s): Consolation; Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)


ELEVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: And summer mornings the mute child, rebellious
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


EPISTLE TO BE LEFT IN THE EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: It is colder now
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


EPISTLE TO THE RAPALLOAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ezra, whom not with eye nor ear have I ever
Subject(s): Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


EZRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe you ranted in the grove
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


FAMILY GROUP    Poem Text    
First Line: That's my younger brother with his navy wings
Subject(s): Brothers; World War Ii; Family Life; Half-brothers; Second World War; Relatives


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 1. LANDSCAPE AS A NUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: She lies on her left side her flank golden
Variant Title(s): Landscape As A Nude
Subject(s): Nudity; Nakedness


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 3. BURYING GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders
Last Line: And the trains going over us here in the hollows
Variant Title(s): Burying Ground By The Ties
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Railroads; Work; Workers; Railways; Trains


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 5. EMPIRE BUILDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the making of america in five panels
Last Line: When the land lay waiting for her westward people
Variant Title(s): Empire Builders
Subject(s): Capitalism; United States; America


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BACKGROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: And the corn singing millennium!
Subject(s): Communism


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BACKGROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: When they're shunting the cars on the katy a mile off
Last Line: There is too much sun on the lids of my eyes to be listening
Subject(s): United States; Challenges; Strength


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BACKGROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: When they're shunting the cars on the katy a mile off
Last Line: There is too much sun on the lids of my eyes to be listening
Variant Title(s): Poem
Subject(s): United States; Challenges; Strength


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BURY GROUND BY THE TIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders:
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Social Classes; Work; Workers; Caste


GEOGRAPHY OF THIS TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: What is required of us is the recognition of the frontiers between
Subject(s): Frontier & Pioneer Life


GRAZING LOCOMOTIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Huge upon the hazy plain
Variant Title(s): Pastoral
Subject(s): Railroads; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


HEMINGWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, not inexplicable. Death explains
Subject(s): Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)


HYPOCRITE AUTEUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Our epoch takes a voluptuous satisfaction
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


IMMORTAL AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: I speak this poem now with grave and level voice
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


IN AND COME IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Stupid? Of course that older lot were stupid
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


INVOCATION TO THE SOCIAL MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Se??Ora, it is true the greeks are dead
Subject(s): United States; Social Classes; Poetry & Poets; America; Caste


INVOCATION TO THE SOCIAL MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Senora, it is true the greeks are dead
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


LET US DESTROY THE FORESTS ALL    Poem Text    


LET US DESTROY THE FORESTS ALL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When liberty is headlong girl
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LINES FOR A PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: These alternate nights and days, these seasons
Subject(s): Time


LINES FOR AN INTERMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it is fifteen years you have lain in the meadow
Subject(s): Death; Social Protest; War; Dead, The


MEMORIAL RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ambassador puser the ambassador
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


MEMORY GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes and when the warm unseasonable weather
Subject(s): Memory


NAT BACON'S BONES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Bacon, Nathaniel (1647-1676); Social Protest


NOT MARBLE NOR THE GILDED MONUMENTS'    Poem Text    
First Line: The praisers of women in their proud and beautiful poems
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Women; Dramatists


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who of us all has seen
Subject(s): Nudity; Desire; Nakedness


POEM DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF AVIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: But that's all different now. They've got it fixed
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Critics & Criticism


POEM IN PROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: This poem is for my wife
Subject(s): Love


PROJECT FOR AN AESTHETIC SUB-TITLE: MOONLIGHT OF A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. And mrs. Longfellow little who
Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973); Paintings & Painters; Taste (Esthetics)


REPROACH TO DEAD POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: You who have spoken words in the earth
Subject(s): Language; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


SEAFARER    Poem Text    
First Line: And learn o voyager to walk
Subject(s): Advice; Earth; World


SIGNATURE FOR TEMPO    Poem Text    
First Line: Think that this world against the wind of time
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SOME ASPECTS OF IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The alley between the elm trees ends
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SPEECH TO A CROWD    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, my patient friends, awaiters of messages.
Subject(s): Messages & Messengers


SPEECH TO THOSE WHO SAY COMRADE    Poem Text    
First Line: The brotherhood is not by the blood certainly
Subject(s): Brotherhood


THE BOATMEN OF SANTORIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The boatmen on the bay of santorin
Subject(s): Santorini Island, Greece


THE COLUMNIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd rather stand important in a swallow
Last Line: For what? For nothing but to see the god.


THE END OF THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Quite unexpectedly as vasserot
Subject(s): Circus; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE INFINITE REASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Rilke thought it was the human part
Subject(s): Reason; Truth; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE ROCK IN THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Think of our blindness where the water burned
Subject(s): Sea; Birds; Ocean


THE SHEEP IN THE RUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: You, my friends, and you strangers, all of you,
Subject(s): Mankind; Sheep; Human Race


THE SNOWFLAKE WHICH IS NOW AND HENCE FOREVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Will it last? He says
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674)


THE SPANISH LIE    Poem Text    
First Line: This will be answered
Variant Title(s): The Spanish Dead
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


THE TOO-LATE BORN    Poem Text    
First Line: We too, we too, descending once again
Variant Title(s): Toward A Romantic Revival;the Silent Slain
Subject(s): Roland; War


THE WILD OLD WICKED MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Too old for love and still to love!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE YOUNG DEAD SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The young dead soldiers do not speak
Subject(s): Death; Soldiers; World War Ii; Dead, The; Second World War


THEORY OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Know the world by heart
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TWO POEMS FROM THE WAR: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, not the loss of the accomplished thing!
Last Line: All-possible irradiance of dawn.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TWO POEMS FROM THE WAR: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Like moon-dark, like brown water you escape
Last Line: All beauty has become your dwelling place.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


UNANSWERED LETTER TO A LADY NOVELIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither her voice, her name
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Nightmares


UNFINISHED HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: We have loved each other in this time twenty years
Subject(s): Love


VERNISSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the opening day of the automobile show
Subject(s): Automobiles; France; Cars


VOYAGE EN PROVENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds in the gardens of avignon
Subject(s): Provence, France


WAY-STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The incoherent rushing of the train
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


WHAT THE OLD WOMEN SAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Out there in the fighting
Last Line: Laughing, come home
Subject(s): War


WILDWEST    Poem Text    
First Line: There were none of my blood in this battle
Subject(s): Native Americans - Wars; Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux Chief)


WITH AGE WISDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: At twenty, stooping round about,
Subject(s): Old Age


YACHT FOR SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: My youth is
Last Line: You can see now
Subject(s): Sports


YOU, ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text    
First Line: And here face down beneath the sun
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Night; Poetry & Poets; Time; Bedtime