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Author: MCGINLEY, PHYLLIS
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Mcginley, Phyllis    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayden, Charles, Mrs.
41 poems available by this author


A BALLAD OF ANTHOLOGISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: An urchin at his father's knee
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Editors


BALLAD OF FINE DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: All in the summery weather
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


BALLADE OF LOST OBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are the ribbons I tie my hair with?
Subject(s): Religion; Youth; Theology


CITY CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now is the time when the great urban heart
Last Line: We hear too late or not too late
Subject(s): Christmas; Cities; Nativity, The; Urban Life


DANIEL AT BREAKFAST    Poem Text    
First Line: His paper propped against the electric toaster
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


DIDO OF TUNISIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I had heard of these things before - of chariots rumbling
Last Line: That men might struggle and fall, and not for love
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Virgil (70-19 B.c.); Women's Rights; World War Ii; Male-female Relations; Vergil; Feminism; Second World War


EVENING MUSICALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Candles, red tulips, ninety cents the bunch.
Variant Title(s): Recipe For An Evening Musicale
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


FIRST LESSON    Poem Text    
First Line: The first thing to remember about fathers is, they're men.
Subject(s): Men


IN PRAISE OF DIVERSITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Since the ingenious earth began
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


J'S THE JUMPING JAY-WALKER    Poem Text    
Last Line: And the traffic into jam
Subject(s): Pedestrians; Children; Traffic


JOURNEY TOWARD EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Fifty, not having expected to arrive here
Last Line: But not to sleep. He finds it hard to sleep
Subject(s): Aging; Insomnia; Sleeplessness


LADY SELECTING HER CHRISTMAS CARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fastidiously, with gloved and careful fingers
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


LANCELOT WITH BICYCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her window looks upon the lane
Last Line: Three grief, april, and his name
Subject(s): Love Nature Of; Infatuation; Love Age Differences; Fickleness


LATE AUGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Candles, red tulips, ninety cents the bunch.
Last Line: On little rented chairs with gilded backs
Subject(s): August


LENDING LIBRARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Between the valentines and birthday greetings
Subject(s): Books; Women; Librarians & Libraries; Reading; Library; Librarians


MIDCENTURY LOVE LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay near me. Speak my name. Oh, do not wander
Subject(s): Love


OCCUPATION: HOUSEWIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her health is good. She owns to forty-one,
Subject(s): Housewives


ODE TO THE END OF SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer, adieu
Subject(s): Summer


OFFICE PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: This holy night in open forum
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


ORIGINS OF SPECIES    Poem Text    
First Line: And at his doorsill
Subject(s): Santa Claus; Nicholas, Saint


PORTRAIT OF A GIRL WITH COMIC BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirteen's no age at all. Thirteen's nothing
Subject(s): Adolescence; Teen Agers


PUBLISHER'S PARTY       
First Line: At tea in cocktail weather
Subject(s): Publishing; Women Writers; Publishers


REACTIONARY ESSAY ON APPLIED SCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot love the brothers wright,
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


REFLECTIONS AT DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: I wish I owned a dior dress
Subject(s): Wishes


SONG OF THE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother, my mouth is dimpled,
Subject(s): Mothers; Children; Childhood


SQUEEZE PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Jackson pollock had a quaint
Last Line: Sibyl always answered
Subject(s): Pollock, Jackson (1912-1956)


THE ADVERSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: A mother's hardest to forgive
Subject(s): Mothers


THE ANGRY MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The other day I chanced to meet
Subject(s): Anger


THE CONQUERORS    Poem Text    
First Line: It seems vainglorious and proud
Subject(s): Mankind; War; Human Race


THE GIVEAWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Saint bridget was
Subject(s): Bridget, Saint (1303-1373); Gifts & Giving


THE TEMPTATIONS OF SAINT ANTHONY    Poem Text    
First Line: Off in the wilderness bare and level
Subject(s): Anthony, Saint (250-355); Saints


THE VELVET HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I call that parent rash and wild
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood


THIS SIDE OF CALVIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The reverend dr. Harcourt, folk agree
Subject(s): Clergy; Religion; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Theology


TRINITY PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: The pigeons that peck at the grass in trinity churchyard
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Pigeons; Unemployment; Work; Workers


TRIOLET AGAINST SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sisters are always drying their hair
Subject(s): Sisters


TWELFTH NIGHT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Down from the window take the withered holly
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


V-DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Savor the hour as it comes. Preserve it in amber
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


VILLAGE SPA    Poem Text    
First Line: By scribbled names on walls, by telephone number
Subject(s): Health Resorts; Spas


WE'RE RACING, RACING DOWN THE WALK    Poem Text    
Last Line: On our roller skates
Subject(s): Skating & Skaters; Children


WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: When little boys are able
Subject(s): Women


WOMEN OF JERICHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Though seven times, or seventy times seven
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology