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Author: OLSON, CHARLES
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Olson, Charles    Poet's Biography
66 poems available by this author


A LETTER, ON FISHING GROUNDS [OF, THE GULF OF MAINE] BY WALTER H. RICH        Recitation by Author
First Line: If the marine features
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


A NEWLY DISCOVERED 'HOMERIC' HYMN (FOR JANE HARRISON)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail and beware the dead who will talk life until you are blue
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ALL THINGS STAND OUT AGAINST THE SKY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Between queen tiy (consort of amenophis iii, who reigned 1417-1379 b.C.)
Last Line: That's wasted on the young
Subject(s): Winter; Conduct Of Life


ARISTOTLE & AUGUSTINE    Poem Text    
Last Line: And in doing so beta'd / themselves
Subject(s): Anaximander (610-547 B.c.


AS THE DEAD PREY UPON US    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death - Mothers; Dead, The


ATALANTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Atalanta ran swift course
Last Line: Ended the body of a boy's alarms
Subject(s): Atalanta


ATALANTA    Poem Text    
First Line: Atalanta ran swift course


BIRTH'S OBITUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Plane's flight your helix, transcontinental blood
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


BY CURE OF SULFA    Poem Text    
First Line: See where, gathered, the wharves
Last Line: Father, son & sardine sandwich / of gloucester!
Subject(s): Gloucester, Massachusetts; Family Life


COLE'S ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I met death - he was a sportsman - on cole's
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


CUT CREEK,' THE RIVER IS, WM SAVILLE'S       


CYPRUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cyprus / the strangled
Last Line: Malta: the fat lady
Subject(s): Migration


CYPRUS / THE STRANGLED       


FABLE FOR SLUMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: An animal dwelt
Last Line: An animal dwelt
Subject(s): Animals; Children


FIRE IS    Poem Text    
Last Line: Cockleshell of, / cockleheart
Subject(s): Fire; Man-woman Relationships


FOR ROBT DUNCAN, WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT'S GOING ON    Poem Text    
First Line: To go up & around gravel hill the road goes se to
Subject(s): Duncan, Robert (1919-1988)


GOT ME HOME, THE LIGHT SNOW GIVES THE AIR, FALLING    Poem Text    
First Line: How my own hills
Last Line: North by the pole and / west
Subject(s): Home


HEREB I AM, NAKED    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of the fire
Subject(s): Self


I BELIEVE IN RELIGION NOT MAGIC OR SCIENCE I BELIEVE IN SOCIETY    Poem Text    
Last Line: As religious both man and society as religious
Subject(s): Religion; Society


I, MAXIMUS OF GLOUCESTER, TO YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Off-shore, by islands hidden in the blood


I, MENICUS, PUPIL OF THE MASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The dross of verse, rhyme!
Last Line: Who laid down such rails
Variant Title(s): I, Mencius, Pupil Of Them Master
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


IGOR STRAVINSKY; AN HOMAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the edge of woods
Subject(s): Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)


INTO THE STREAM OR ENTRANCE TO THE INNER HARBOR, GLOUCESTER    Poem Text    
Last Line: At the place where duchess sloo drained in
Subject(s): Wit & Umor


JUST AS MORNING TWILIGHT AND THE GULLS, GLOUCESTER, MAY 1966       
First Line: Just as moving twilight and the gulls start talking the cinnamon moon
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Moon; Seagulls


LAW    Poem Text    
First Line: Blackstone is gone
Last Line: Man shall have new law
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


LI PO    Poem Text    
First Line: The fire makes noises like snow on wet panes
Last Line: The fire is less naster of the cold night than the snow
Subject(s): Fire; Snow


LOST ABOARD U.S.S. 'GROWLER'; IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM HICKEY, 1944    Poem Text    
First Line: Black at that depth
Variant Title(s): Pacific Lament
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea Battles; World War Ii; Naval Warfare; Second World War


MAXIMUS TO GLOUCESTER, LETTER 27 [WITHHELD]    Poem Text    
First Line: I come back to the geography of it
Subject(s): Relationships


MAXIMUS, 2        Recitation by Author
First Line: Wrote my first poems
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


MAXIMUS, IN GLOUCESTER SUNDAY, LXV    Poem Text    
First Line: Osmund dutch, and john gallop, mariners, their wages
Subject(s): Gloucester, Massachusetts; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


MAXIMUS, LETTER 2    Poem Text    
First Line: . . . . . Tell you? Ha! Who
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Work; Workers; Ocean


MAXIMUS, LETTER 7        Recitation by Author
First Line: (marsden hartley's
Subject(s): Hartley, Marsden (1877-1943)


MAXIMUS, TO HIMSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: I have had to learn the simplest things
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


MERCE OF EGYPT    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing the tree is a heron
Subject(s): Cunningham, Merce; Dancing & Dancers


QUAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: When my soul was raging, a flock of birds which whir up
Subject(s): Quails


SANS NAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Called death, in darkness
Last Line: A tiger's heart wrapt in a player's hide
Subject(s): Death


SIENA    Poem Text    
First Line: Awkwardness, the grace
Last Line: We who are awkward
Subject(s): Awkwardness


TANTO E AMARA    Poem Text    
First Line: I have heard the dread song I had not heard
Last Line: The song of the worms?
Subject(s): Songs


THANK GOD / I CHOSE A PROTESTANT       


THE BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bride leaves her father's house
Subject(s): Brides


THE FEATHERED BIRD OF THE HARBOR OF GLOUCESTER       
First Line: He was here, 1817 august 23rd
Subject(s): Birds


THE GRANDFATHER-FATHER POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Rolled in the grass
Subject(s): Grandparents; Fathers; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE GULF OF MAINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Altham says / they were in a pinance
Subject(s): Shipwrecks


THE HISTORY / OF EARTH. AND OF       


THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The land outside, and the night is gthe enemy's
Last Line: The black of water and of night
Subject(s): Houses; Night


THE HUSTINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the eyes


THE INADEQUATE ORDERLY SIMPLIFICATION. BUT THE THREE NATURAL UNITS. AND ONLY ARBITRARY CONSTANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: If you sit in the chair of the flower it will hear you
Subject(s): Flowers


THE KINGFISHERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What does not change/is the will to change
Subject(s): Kingfishers


THE LIBRARIAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The landscape (the landscape!) again: gloucester
Subject(s): Gloucester, Massachusetts; Librarians & Libraries; Poetry Readings; Homecoming; Family Life; Library; Librarians; Relatives


THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is a monstrance
Subject(s): Moon


THE MOON IS THE NUMBER 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Is a monstrance
Subject(s): Moon


THE OCEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Clay / ganesha
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE PERFUME!    Poem Text    
First Line: The perfume / of flowers: a plane
Subject(s): Men


THE RED FISH-OF-BONES    Poem Text    


THE RING OF    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the west wind caught her up, as
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE SEA'S / BOILING -- THE LAND'S       


THE SONGS OF MAXIMUS: SONG 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Colored pictures
Subject(s): Language; City & Town Life; Words; Vocabulary


THE SONGS OF MAXIMUS: SONG 2    Poem Text    
First Line: All / wrong
Subject(s): Travel; City & Town Life; Journeys; Trips


THESE DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever you have to say
Subject(s): Language; Men; Words; Vocabulary


TOMORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: I am gilgamesh
Last Line: Where I dwelt
Subject(s): Legends


VARIATIONS DONE FOR GERALD VAN DE WIELE: 1. LE BONHEUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Dogwood flakes / what is green
Subject(s): Happiness; Rimbaud, Arthur (1854-1891); Joy; Delight


VARIATIONS DONE FOR GERALD VAN DE WIELE: 2. THE CHARGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dogwood flakes / the green
Subject(s): Rimbaud, Arthur (1854-1891)


VARIATIONS DONE FOR GERALD VAN DE WIELE: 3. SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: The dogwood / lights up the day.
Subject(s): Spring


WHILE ON / OBADIAH BRUEN'S ISLAND, THE ALGONQUINS    Poem Text    
Last Line: To drink to see


WHILE ON / OBADIAH BRUEN'S ISLAND, THE ALGONQUINS       


WHITE HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: White horse he was, to her black foal
Last Line: To a tree she curled
Subject(s): Horses; Racism