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Author: MILES, JOSEPHINE
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Miles, Josephine    Poet's Biography
110 poems available by this author


A FOREIGN COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Consider that instant of anger when to the blow
Subject(s): Anger; Russia; Communism; Politics & Government; Soviet Union; Russians


AD    Poem Text    
First Line: Harper's and many magazines contain
Subject(s): Magazines; War; Soldiers; Corpses; Pictures; Cadavers


BEACH PARTY GIVEN BY T. SHAUGHNESSY FOR THE SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Seven nuns went wading in the sea
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Nuns; Work; Workers


BELIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother said to call her if the h-bomb exploded
Subject(s): Brothers; Faith; Crime & Criminal; Mothers; Half-brothers; Belief; Creed


BERG    Poem Text    
First Line: Channels of happening as theyrun deep and deeper
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


BUREAU     Poem Text    
First Line: Is this the university?
Last Line: I am calling about bureaus; their hearts and minds
Variant Title(s): Bureau
Subject(s): Bureaucracy; Universities & Colleges


CAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the branches of the japanese cherry
Subject(s): Nature; Relationships


CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady in the leopard skin / has a fear of plunging in
Last Line: Yellow-eyed, the lady springs.
Subject(s): Traffic; Women


CENTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: How did you come
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Popular Culture; Art & Artists


CHILDE    Poem Text    
First Line: That brood upon a point, what fixes it


CIVILIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The largest stock of armaments allows me
Subject(s): Rifles


CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Strontium 90 is slowly falling out
Last Line: Clouds of the mire ahead of us as we go.
Subject(s): Radiation & Radiation Sickness


CONJURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was sitting what that afternoon I thought to be
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


COUNTRYSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Apart from branches in courtyards and small stones
Subject(s): Country Life


DEED    Poem Text    
First Line: As george washington hacked at his cherry tree,
Subject(s): Washington, George (1732-1799); Christianity


DESERT    Poem Text    
First Line: When with the skin you do acknowledge drought,
Subject(s): Deserts; Water


DESPAIRER    Poem Text    
First Line: In such despair did owen loren lie
Subject(s): Despair


DEWEY AND DANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: Cambises king, the mexican bandit
Subject(s): Mexico; Dancing & Dancers; Storms


DIALOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Silence comes down the street to us in the shape
Subject(s): Girls; Silence


DOWN FROM ANOTHER PLANET THEY HAVE SETTLED TO MEND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Hampton Institute


DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I see you displaced, condensed, within my dream
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


DRIVER SAYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, hold your horses, sit down in your seat
Subject(s): Automobile Drivers; Distraction


EDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Still early in the morning, the wind's edge
Subject(s): Morning


EFFORT FOR DISTRACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Effort for distraction grew
Subject(s): Distraction


ENLIGHTENMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I wish we could take a statistic with more grace, beloved
Subject(s): Knowledge


EVANGEL    Poem Text    
First Line: What happens when the evangelist of truth
Subject(s): Truth; Evangelists


FAMILY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When you swim in the surf off seal rocks, and your family
Subject(s): Drowning


FIELDS OF LEARNING    Poem Text    
First Line: When we go out into the fields of learning
Subject(s): Coming Of Age; Learning


FIGURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A poem I keep forgetting to write
Subject(s): Poetry & Poems; Stars


FIT    Poem Text    
First Line: It was time to come to life, this could be understood
Last Line: In shape and flower
Subject(s): Flowers


FOR FUTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the lights come on at five o'clock on street corners
Subject(s): Future


FORECAST    Poem Text    
First Line: All our stones like as much sun as possible.
Subject(s): Sun


FREEDOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ten new freedoms
Subject(s): Freedom; Old Age; Liberty


FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: As I was going past capstan's well
Subject(s): Friendship


FRONTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Daniel boone stepped up to a window
Last Line: But just one pot, pure, indiividual shot
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FUND RAISING    Poem Text    
First Line: When genet came with the panthers
Last Line: Nobody there
Subject(s): Fund Raising


GARDENERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our bower is in a book
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


GERMANY    Poem Text    
First Line: Little things make germany a lovely place
Subject(s): Germany; Germans


GYPSY    Poem Text    
First Line: The entire country is overrun with private property, the gypsy king said
Subject(s): Gypsies; Gipsies


HEIR    Poem Text    
First Line: This gray board fence turns blue in the evening light
Subject(s): Nature; Colors; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


HERALD    Poem Text    
First Line: Delivers papers to the doors of sleep
Last Line: Wakes; wakes coin, day, greeting, herald, sir.
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


HIGHWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The coast highway at our grade occasioned
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


HOUSEWIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Occasional mornings when an earyl fog
Subject(s): Housewives; Suburbs


IF CONFERENCE KEEPS YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: If conference keeps you completely, when will you get home for dinner, or
Subject(s): Public Meetings


IMPERATIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Undisturbed, and stubbornly repeating
Subject(s): West (U.s.); Iowa; Farm Life; Southwest; Pacific States; Agriculture; Farmers


IN IDENTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: As difference blends into identity
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


IN THE TOWN WHERE EVERY MAN IS KING    Poem Text    


INCREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: So populous the region
Subject(s): City & Town Life


IOWA AND WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone watched the corn in the field, I thought it was


ITALIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: What is italian? It is the language spoken
Subject(s): Italian Language


KIND    Poem Text    
First Line: When I think of my kindness which is tentative and quiet
Subject(s): Kindness; Relationships


KING    Poem Text    
First Line: I walked along the river path, the river
Subject(s): Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); Eliot, T. S.


LAND GRANT    Poem Text    
First Line: To stand up to the ocean, and to say
Subject(s): Property; Possessions


LOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I set my heart in the noontime sun
Subject(s): Hearts


LOVE AT A DISTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love at a distance cab mean
Subject(s): Love


LUCIFER ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: One rat across the floor and quick to floor's a breeze


MADE SHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: This face had no use for light, took none of it,
Subject(s): Faces


MAXIM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is said that certain orientational concepts of an ontological sort
Subject(s): Romeo & Juliet


MEASUREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Campus measure looms and lifts


MEMORIAL DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: After noon, in the plaza, cries, shrill yells, running and breaking
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MERCHANT MARINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is the world? Not about
Subject(s): Merchant Marine


MERCHANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I came by the town, the townsmen
Subject(s): Merchants; Red Cross


MIDWEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: Plentiful people went to the cadillac drawing
Subject(s): Lotteries; Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jake's store past pindaric mountain
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ON INHABITING AN ORANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: All our roads go nowhere.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


OUTSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever saw sidewalk uninterpreted?
Subject(s): Sidewalks


PATHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Going out into the fields of learning
Last Line: The spider's silk hypotheses unfold / tenancious, tenable
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Youth; Work; Workers


PEAK ACTIVITY IN BOADWALK HAM CONCESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: What was that they heard past the peal
Subject(s): Amusement Parks


PHYSIOLOGUS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the mind is dark with the multiple shadows of facts
Subject(s): Knowledge


PLAYERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the spacious bay the sun of afternoon
Subject(s): Card Games; Playing Cards


POETRY, BERKELEY    Poem Text    
First Line: When seamas heaney was staying a year in berkeley
Subject(s): Heaney, Seamus (B. 1939); Andrews, Lyman (1938-2009)


POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who called brought to my mind the name of power


PRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: My pride should effect your escape
Subject(s): Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


PROPHECY    Poem Text    
First Line: These mountains long to show their worth
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


PURCHASE OF A BLUE, GREEN, OR ORANGE ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jake's store past pindaric mountain
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


QUARTOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bad quartos were my first love
Subject(s): Books; Reading


REDEMPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The extra well movie ups and outs
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


REHEARSAL    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman with a basket was walking
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights; Dramatists


RESIDENTIAL AREA    Poem Text    
First Line: Prevailing winds in this area below
Subject(s): Wind


SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Went into a shoestore to buy a pair of shoes
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


SCHOLARLY PROCEDURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Moves like an indian in the underbrush
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


SEMINAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we have a straining of effort that men can come to


SISYPHUS    Poem Text    
First Line: When sisyphus was pushing the stone up the mountain
Last Line: The heavy stone
Subject(s): Sisyphus


SMOKER    Poem Text    
First Line: The superfine intelligence
Subject(s): Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


SO GRAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Simplicity so graven hurts the sense.
Subject(s): Simplicity


SPEAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: My talking heart talked less of what I knew
Subject(s): Hearts


STUDENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is that student pale and importunate
Last Line: More than I could learn until tonight?
Subject(s): Schools; Students


SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: We have moving over us, over head and spire
Subject(s): Sabbath; Sunday


SUNDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking over toward tamalpais
Subject(s): Sabbath; Sunday


TALLY    Poem Text    
First Line: After her pills the girl slept and counted
Subject(s): Sleep


THE CAMPAIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: My packard bell was set up in the vacant lot near the stump
Subject(s): Americans; Politics & Government; United States; America


THE DAY THE WINDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The day the wnds went underground I gasped for breath
Subject(s): Breath; Wind; City & Town Life; Pollution


THE DOCTOR WHO SITS AT THE BEDSIDE OF A RAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


THE HAMPTON INSTITUTE ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Down from another planet they have settled to mend
Subject(s): Hampton Institute


THE NATIONAL PARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Does the world look like a park to you? Yes, almost suddenly
Subject(s): National Parks


THE SYMPATHIZERS    Poem Text    
First Line: To this man, to his boned shoulders
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE SYMPATIZERS    Poem Text    
First Line: To this man, to his boned shoulders
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


THREE POEMS FOR NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Into oiur brick acropolis returns
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THREE STAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: When a city undergoes diaster, it moves as a mass
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Disasters


THROWING HIS LIFE AWAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


TO TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Space keeps us, time forgives us
Subject(s): Time


TO TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: He never laughed or saw the need for laughter
Subject(s): City & Town Life


TRACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Old tract, the houses of wood siding
Last Line: More callas, more houses
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


TURN    Poem Text    
First Line: After I come home from the meeting with friends
Subject(s): Sleep


VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: When the last pullman of the day pulls into the grand canyon station
Subject(s): Railroads; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Railways; Trains


VIGILS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are talking about metaphor
Subject(s): Language; Metaphor; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary; Similes


WAR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sun doesn't rise one day
Subject(s): War - Home Front; Morning


WHAT FOLLOWED    Poem Text    
First Line: In all happiness and peace of mind
Subject(s): Evil


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's a gray aftertoon, blank as to freeze
Subject(s): Winter; Sickness; Illness


YARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Persons among the flapping clothes
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Laundry & Laundering