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Author: MULDOON, PAUL
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Muldoon, Paul    Poet's Biography
54 poems available by this author


A COLLEGELANDS CATECHISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Which is known as the orchard county?
Subject(s): Knowledge; New Jersey


A JOURNEY TO CRACOW    Poem Text    
First Line: As we high-tailed it across the meadows
Subject(s): Cracow, Poland


AISLING    Poem Text    
First Line: I was making my way home late one night
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


ANSEO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When the master was calling the roll
Subject(s): Ireland - Rebellions; Nostalgia


AS    Poem Text    
First Line: As naught gives way to aught
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


BLOWING EGGS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is not the nest
Subject(s): Nest; Eggs


BROCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Small wonder
Subject(s): Animals; Badgers


COWS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Cows; Ireland; Irish


CUBA    Poem Text    
First Line: In her white muslin evening dress
Subject(s): Confessions


CUCKOO CORN    Poem Text    
First Line: That seed that goes into the ground
Subject(s): Corn


DANCERS AT THE MOY    Poem Text    
First Line: This italian square
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Horses


ERRATA    Poem Text    
First Line: For 'antrim' read 'armagh.'


EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION    Poem Text    
First Line: I gave you back my claim on the mining town
Subject(s): Relationships; Mines & Miners


GATHERING MUSHROOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: The rain comes flapping through the yard
Subject(s): Mushrooms; Morels


GRASS WIDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: And of course I cried
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


HAY    Poem Text    
First Line: This much I know. Just as I'm about to make that right turn
Subject(s): Hay & Haymaking


HEDGEHOG    Poem Text    
First Line: The snail moves like a
Subject(s): Hedgehogs; Secrets


HEDGES IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Every year they have driven stake after stake after stake
Subject(s): Winter; Hedges


HOLY THURSDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: They're kindly here, to let us linger so late
Subject(s): Maundy Thursday; Restaurants; Farewell; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners; Parting


IMMRAMA    Poem Text    
First Line: I, too, have trailed my father's spirit
Subject(s): Fathers


KISSING AND TELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Or she would turn up 'the songs of leonard cohen'
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


LONG FINISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Ten years since we were married, since we stood
Subject(s): Love


MACHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Macha, the ice age
Subject(s): Legends, Irish


MEETING THE BRITISH    Poem Text    
First Line: We met the british in the dead of winter
Subject(s): French & Indian Wars; Small Pox


MILKWEED AND MONARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: As he knelt by the grave of his mother and father
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood


ONE LAST DRAW OF THE PIPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Even though it happened as long ago as the late fifties, I could still draw
Subject(s): Native Americans; Graves; Smoking; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Tombs; Tombstones; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


OUR LADY OF ARDBOE    Poem Text    
First Line: Just there, in a corner of the whin-field
Subject(s): Christianity


PINEAPPLES AND POMEGRANATES    Poem Text    
First Line: To think that, as a boy of thirteen, I would grapple
Subject(s): Pineapples; Sex


PLOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The plovers come down hard, then clear again
Last Line: For they are the embodiment of rain
Subject(s): Plovers


PROMISES, PROMISES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am stretched out under the lean-to
Subject(s): North Carolina; Kisses; Farewell; Parting


QUOOF    Poem Text    
First Line: How often have I carried our family word
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


RUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: What can I tell you? Though your quarry
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Riddles


SCHOOLMARM    Poem Text    
First Line: I've taken sacred sex
Subject(s): Schools; Teachers; Infatuation; Students


SIESTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Father took me to one side
Subject(s): Fathers; Accidents; Tools


SYMPOSIUM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You can bring a horse to water but you can't make it hold
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


TELL    Poem Text    
First Line: He opens the scullery door, and a sudden rush
Subject(s): Apples


THE AVENUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that we've come to the end
Subject(s): Farewell; Morning; Parting


THE COYOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Veering down the track like a girl veering down a cobbled street
Subject(s): Dogs


THE ELECTRIC ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The early electric people had domesticated the wild ass
Subject(s): Orchards; Electricity


THE FROG    Poem Text    
First Line: Comes to mind as another small
Subject(s): Story-telling; Frogs


THE GLAD EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bored by ascham and zeno
Subject(s): Eyes; Arrows


THE INDIANS ON ALCATRAZ    Poem Text    
First Line: Through time their sharp features have softened and blurred
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: It was aisling who first soft-talked my penis-tip between her legs
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: He was no longer my father
Subject(s): Fathers


THE MORE A MAN HAS THE MORE A MAN WANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: At four in the morning he wakes
Subject(s): Ireland; Crime & Criminals; Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946); Irish


THE SIGHTSEERS    Poem Text    
First Line: My father and mother, my brother and sister
Subject(s): Oppression; Ireland; Irish


THE THROWBACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Even I can't help but notice, my sweet
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I've been trying, my darling, to explain
Subject(s): Love


THE WAKING FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: My father and I are catching spricklies
Subject(s): Fathers


THRUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: I guessed the letter
Subject(s): Letters; Love - Loss Of


VAMPIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Seeing the bird in winter reflected in the sheet of ice


WHIM    Poem Text    
First Line: She was sitting with a pint and a small one
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


WIND AND TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the way that the most of the wind
Subject(s): Environment; Love - Erotic; Love; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


YOU GOTTA TAKE OUT MILT    Poem Text    
First Line: I ran into miss adventure
Subject(s): Murder; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives