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Author: MARTIN, CHARLES
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Martin, Charles    Poet's Biography
27 poems available by this author


AFTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing happened after. For three days
Subject(s): Danger; Escapes; Fugitives


CALVUS IN RUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Venus loves noting more than juicy gossip
Subject(s): Roman Empire; Calvus, Licinius Macer (82-47 B.c.)


DIDO AND AENEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flamboyant at the end
Subject(s): Dido; Love; Suicide


E.S.L. (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)    Poem Text    
First Line: My frowning students carve
Subject(s): English As A Second Language; Literary Form


EAST SIXTY-FIFTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Erotic cannibals, we eat up
Subject(s): City & Town Life


EASTER SUNDAY, 1985    Poem Text    
First Line: In the palace of the president this morning,
Subject(s): Literary Form


EROGENOUS ZONES    Poem Text    
First Line: The bridge of the nose
Subject(s): Sex; Body, Human


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 1. THE CIRCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the matrix of all metaphor


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 2. THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the ruined kingdom of his father's house
Subject(s): Fathers; Gardens & Gardening


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 3. THE DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: All history was troubled by a dream
Subject(s): Death; Dancing & Dancers; Dead, The


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 4. THE BURDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The burden, flowering, at heavy cost
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


HAPPY ENDING FOR THE LOST CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: One of their picture books would no doubt show
Subject(s): Children - Lost


HEROIC ATTITUDES    Poem Text    
First Line: He has always feared the awakening dead
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LEAVING BUFFALO    Poem Text    
First Line: Others, many others, must have known
Subject(s): Buffalo (City), New York; Farewell; Weather; Parting


LINES FREELY TAKEN FROM CALLIMACHUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some enemies of mine (and of the muse)
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism


LOVE IN THE CITY OF LIGHT BENT BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Being deceives, they believe: their existence
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


METAPHOR OF GRASS IN CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The seeds of certain grasses that once grew
Last Line: As such men fall, these fell, but silently
Subject(s): Literary Form; California; Grass


ORGY WITH TOADS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flora and I know hardly anything
Subject(s): Toads


PERSISTENCE OF ANCESTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: The nineteenth century is not over yet
Subject(s): Red Jacket. Seneca Chief (1756-1830); Buffalo (City), New York; Time


PROPOSAL FOR A MONUMENT OF PEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Four pears in all, and all of them gigantic
Subject(s): Pears


REMEMBERING THE BOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Remembering the box in which I knelt
Subject(s): Confessions


SHARKS AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Suddenly drawn through the thick glass plate
Subject(s): Sharks; Aquariums


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: My paradise, my urban pastoral


TAKEN UP    Poem Text    
First Line: Tired of earth, they dwindled on their hill,
Subject(s): Aliens; Extraterrestrials


TERMINAL COLLOQUY    Poem Text    
First Line: O where will you go when the blinding flash
Last Line: Nothing, after the blinding flash.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


VICTORIA'S SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Victorian mothers instructed their daughters, ahem
Subject(s): Literary Form


WORK IN PROGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Doctor, I dream that I am lost, and mocked
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts