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Author: MOSS, THYLIAS
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Moss, Thylias    Poet's Biography
22 poems available by this author


A RECONSIDERATION OF THE BLACKBIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's call him jim crow
Subject(s): Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


ALL IS NOT LOST WHEN DREAMS ARE    Poem Text    
First Line: The dreams float like votive lilies
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


AN ANOINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Boys have to slash their fingers to become brothers. Girls
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


BACK TO THE HYENA    Poem Text    
First Line: I should go back because the spotted animal
Last Line: And being a nun didn't save me
Subject(s): Hyenas


DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADULT NIGHTMARE    Poem Text    
First Line: It starts when gathering mynas
Subject(s): Birds; Dreams


INTERPRETATION OF A POEM BY FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: A young black girl stopped by the woods
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets


LESSONS FROM A MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow white was nude at her wedding, she's so white
Last Line: Know that more than white is missing
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


ME AND BUBBLE WENT TO MEMPHIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Who never sang for my father?
Subject(s): Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


ONE FOR ALL NEWBORNS    Poem Text    
First Line: They kick and flail like crabs on their backs.
Subject(s): Birth; Babies; Mothers & Daughters; Child Birth; Midwifery; Infants


RAISING A HUMID FLAG    Poem Text    
First Line: Enough women over thirty are at redbones for
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


THE CONTINENT OF REENA AND MARCUS' MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Marcus was most fond of coriander
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE CULTURE OF GLASS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Thanksgiving; Glass


THE PAMPERING OF LEORA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Therefore, no more recounting of dreams, a routine thing
Subject(s): Youth; Babies; Breast Feeding; Infants; Nursing (Infants)


THE RAPTURE OF DRY ICE BURNING OFF SKIN AS THE MOMENT OF THE SOUL'S APOTHEOSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: How will we get used to joy


THE SUBCULTURE OF THE WRONGLY ACCUSED    Poem Text    
First Line: Ultimately improved by it: slant light
Subject(s): Trials; Guilty; Innocence; Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


THE UNDERTAKER'S DAUGHTER FEELS NEGLECT    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight, a beautiful redhead
Last Line: I seldom wake at all anymore
Subject(s): Undertakers


THE WARMTH OF HOT CHOCOLATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Somebody told me I didn't exist even though he was
Subject(s): God


THE WRECKAGE ON THE WALL OF EGGS    Poem Text    
First Line: I cried over humpty-dumpty
Last Line: I think of mynas
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Children; Eggs; Racial Equality; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THIS DID NOT HAPPEN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Hospitals


THOUGHTS ABOUT THE CARIBOU'S VELVET    Poem Text    
First Line: You hate to look at it
Last Line: And recoiling from you heart?
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


TORNADOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Truth is, I envy them
Subject(s): Tornadoes