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Author: MARIANI, PAUL
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Mariani, Paul    Poet's Biography
23 poems available by this author


A TOAST FOR LITTLE IRON MIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Having come in out of the unrelenting
Subject(s): Amniotic Fluid Embolism; Babies; Family Life; Infants; Relatives


BETTY       
First Line: And the fumbling. Oh blessed lord the fumbling
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


CASUALTY REPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: The car coming on, then crossing the divide
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Guilt; Memory


FERRY CROSSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the granite breakers, a world of roiling
Subject(s): Fathers; Old Age


GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: After so much time you think
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


GOODNIGHT IRENE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am ten and a half and my father
Subject(s): Memory


LANDSCAPE WITH DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Often up the back steps he came
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Nature


LINES I TOLD MYSELF I WOULDN'T WRITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nebuchadnezzar, von hoffman the great, then
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MANHATTAN       
First Line: Thirty years, and the six-inch scar still there
Subject(s): New York City; Religion; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Theology


MOONRISE AS ABSTRACTION       
First Line: Last night, driving west along the parkway
Subject(s): Nature


MOUNTAIN VIEW WITH FIGURES    Poem Text    
First Line: As if cezanne had rendered it: a palimpsest
Subject(s): Nature


QUID PRO QUO    Poem Text    
First Line: Just after my wife's miscarriage (her second
Subject(s): Miscarriage; God; Birth; Faith; Child Birth; Midwifery; Belief; Creed


SALVAGE OPERATIONS       
First Line: When my oldest boy calls home (collect
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


SHADOW PORTRAIT       
First Line: In the lost portrait by siqueiros
Subject(s): Nature


SILT    Poem Text    
First Line: How it steals up on you, this mortality
Subject(s): Mortality; Ransience


STUDY IN BLACK & WHITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Seven days a week, six till ten,
Subject(s): Automobiles - Service Stations; Fathers & Sons; Childhood Memories; Friendship; Gasoline Stations; Filling Stations; Automobile Repair Shops


THE GODS WHO COME AMONG US IN THE GUISE OF STRANGERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Late nights, with summer moths clinging
Subject(s): Friendship; Death; Dead, The


THE GREAT WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: In the tuileries we came upon the great wheel
Subject(s): Religion; Tuileries Gardens, Paris; Theology


THE LESSON       
First Line: Silent, my jaws working, I knew
Subject(s): Discipline


THE REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Midnight. For the past three hours
Subject(s): Police; Truth


THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Glow of mahogany, glow of those pulsing
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Transience; Male-female Relations; Impermanence


VARIATIONS ON A THEME       
First Line: Miami sunlight, as in a painting
Subject(s): Nature


VOYAGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the moon, beyond planet blue
Subject(s): Mothers; Death; Dead, The