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Author: NOTLEY, ALICE
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Notley, Alice    Poet's Biography
55 poems available by this author


2/26/83 FOR TENNESSEE WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I dedicate this bath to him
Last Line: The forever one.
Subject(s): Williams, Tennesssee (1911-1983)


30TH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: May I never be afraid
Subject(s): Birthdays; Self; Conduct Of Life


47TH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Exactly the color / of a grey tear the sky is still
Subject(s): Birthdays; Self; France


ALL MY LIFE    Poem Text    


APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: What if he doesn't like me
Last Line: I'm there? Like some others can't?
Subject(s): Aging


APRIL NOT AN INVENTORY BUT A BLIZZARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I met ted at two parties at the same house
Last Line: Not read a voice like my own like my own voice will be
Subject(s): April; Relationships


AS YOU LIKE IT    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm so with it I can't believe it
Last Line: Boogie boogie boogie.
Subject(s): Editors; Poetry & Poets; Publishing; Publishers


AT NIGHT THE STATES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): United States; Love; America


AT THE END-OF-SCHOOL PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: You have our old cat? She is a very beautiful cat. She is
Last Line: To me, she doesn't know me any more.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BOB & SIMON'S WALTZ    Poem Text    
First Line: People never seem to change at all - only their
Last Line: May 9, 1982
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Poetry & Poets; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


CHANGE THE FORMS IN DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Moved here for no reason. Don't seem to be anywhere
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


CLINICAL THERMOMETER SET WITH MOONSTONE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Self


CONGRATULATING WEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: All things belie me, I think, but I
Last Line: May—june 1983
Subject(s): Self-criticism


DARK THOUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: You cannot discourage your wingspread'
Last Line: "you cannot discourage your wingspread"
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


DEAR MRS. BERRIGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When I'm
Last Line: Dear mrs. Berrigan:
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Marriage; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


DO YOU WANT TO BE EXCELLENT AN ACTRESS NO NOT THAT EITHER    Poem Text    
First Line: The jewels speak, the different-colored
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Poetry Readings; Actresses


FLOWERS OF THE FOOTHILLS & MOUNTAIN VALLEYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Compassion is pungent
Subject(s): Compassion


FURNITURE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sun on my cheek, bird
Last Line: "are we so happy?"
Subject(s): Love


GLADLY THOUGH I LOST IT AND KNEW I WOULD    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a community of a handful
Subject(s): Life


HEMATITE HEIRLOOM LIVES ON (MAYBE DECEMBER 1980)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I saw him bleeding but I thought all blood was a dream
Subject(s): Women's Rights; Love - Complaints; Relationships; Feminism


HOMAGE TO MARIANNE MOORE        Recitation by Author
First Line: I can go there almost anytime
Last Line: You mean. No it isn't. Satisfactory. It's heaven.
Subject(s): Moore, Marianne (1887-1972); Homage & Respect


I THE PEOPLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Relationships


IN ANCIENT DECEMBER       
First Line: In the ideal american
Last Line: Singing singing? What am I singing?
Subject(s): Americans; Forget-me-nots; Love - Loss Of; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Songs


INDIVIDUAL TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm calling out from pictures to your vision creating it
Subject(s): Time


IT WOULD    Poem Text    
First Line: It would be that
Subject(s): Love


JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mommy what's this fork doing?
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


JUST UNDER SKIN OF LEFT LEG    Poem Text    
First Line: A dark woman, camelia luna
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


MACHO DAISY DUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: People are only sane when they're writing
Last Line: That. Jesus it's only a quarter to twelve.
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


MARGARET AND DUSTY       
First Line: Margaret wrote a letter
Last Line: Like those two friends of mine.
Subject(s): Friendship


MORNING COMB       
First Line: Comb out ashes
Last Line: Scarlet & everywhere
Subject(s): Youth


NEW YEAR'S EVES       
First Line: Once, in marrakech, no - boys
Last Line: "anyone."" and he said, ""that wouldn't be nice."
Subject(s): Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Parties; Joy; Delight


NO WORLD IS INTACT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Relationships


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: St. Mark's place caught at night in hot summer
Subject(s): St. Mark's Place, New York City; Self; Solitude


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: You hear that heroic big land music?
Subject(s): Fathers


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do I want to tell it


POSTCARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear barney
Last Line: Alice
Subject(s): Holidays; Letters; Love; Postal Service; Valentine's Day; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


PUT YOU TO SHAME       
First Line: Being sad you don't
Last Line: Be as good as us.
Subject(s): Shame


RITA, A RED ROSE, HATES HER CLOTHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Where I am's a roomful of clothes
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


SONG BOOK       
First Line: To everybody
Last Line: Blue wings. (no faces.) don't tell me a thing.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: The late gracie allen was a very lucid comedienne
Subject(s): Allen, Gracie (1906-1964); Burns, George (1896-1996); Marriage; Death; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Dead, The


STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Where there used to be a thousand branches
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


SWEETHEART        Recitation by Author
First Line: If I address it to you I have not, have I
Last Line: For being what I have tonight
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE DESCENT OF ALETTE [I STOOD WAITING]    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Women


THE DESCENT OF ALETTE [I WALKED INTO]    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I walked into the forest; for the woods were lit by yellow
Subject(s): Women


THE DESCENT OF ALETTE [PRESENTLY]    Poem Text    
First Line: Presently we neared a pale beach, narrow with trees behind it
Subject(s): Women


THE DESCENT OF ALETTE [THE WATER OF THE RIVER]    Poem Text    
First Line: The water of the river was mild-temperatured, the current
Subject(s): Women


THE GODDESS WHO CREATED THIS PASSING WORLD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Gods & Goddesses; Creation


THE TEN BEST ISSUES OF COMIC BOOKS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: 1. X-men #141 & 142
Subject(s): Comic Strips


WE SHOULD ALL LIKE ROCKS IN A FLAT FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the caves today
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


WHAT'S SUPPRESSED    Poem Text    
First Line: I dream I'm a detective a man
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


WHERE IS THE BABYLONIAN METER WITH ITS LOVELY CAESURA?    Poem Text    
First Line: Biggest problem in the world now is unity
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


WOMAN IN FRONT OF POSTER OF HERSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Said I shouldn't.
Subject(s): Women; Self; Faces; Love


WORLD'S BLISS    Poem Text    
First Line: The men & women sang & played
Subject(s): Women Writers; Poetry & Poets; Death; Dead, The


YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: By dust made beautiful,
Subject(s): Relationships


YOU NOW HOLDING THIS BOOK IN HAND       
First Line: The man kissed her hand. Little earrings. They're about
Last Line: Confederate flag. She kisses the man on his cheek.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Beginnings; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations