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Author: ORTIZ, SIMON J
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Ortiz, Simon J.    Poet's Biography
45 poems available by this author


A BARROOM FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: He was talking, / 'I invited her to las vegas
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


A NEW STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Several years ago
Last Line: "no,"" I said. No"
Subject(s): Native Americans; Parades


A PRETTY WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: We came to the edge
Last Line: Looking at her
Subject(s): Nature


A SAN DIEGO POEM: JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1973: SURVIVAL THIS WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Survival, I know how this way
Last Line: "this way."
Variant Title(s): A San Diego Poem: January-february 1973: Survival This Way


ACRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Acres / across which to run
Last Line: Who watches now?
Subject(s): Buffaloes


ANGER MEANT NOTHING TO THEM    Poem Text    
Last Line: Their compassion, their honor
Subject(s): Anti-intellectualism; Anger


ARKANSAS RIVER IS TURGID    Poem Text    
Last Line: Send word to the ira
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology)


AT THE SALVATION ARMY    Poem Text    
Last Line: My life. My life.
Subject(s): Salvation Army; Conduct Of Life


BLIND CURSE    Poem Text    
First Line: You could drive blind
Subject(s): Driving & Drivers; Nature


BURNING RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I will tell my son over and over again
Last Line: Four times the river
Subject(s): Rivers; Fire


BUSTED BOY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; United States - Race Relations; Police


CULTURE AND THE UNIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Two nights ago
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


DON'T FRET NOW    Poem Text    
Last Line: Warriors will keep alive in blood
Subject(s): Perseverance


FINAL SOLUTION: JOBS, LEAVING    Poem Text    
First Line: They would leave
Last Line: The women were so angry
Subject(s): Migrant Labor; Chicanos; Farewell; Labor & Laborers


FOUR POEMS FOR A CHILD SON / DECEMBER 18, 1972: IT WAS THE THIRD DAY, JULY 12 , 1971    Poem Text    
First Line: Hitchhiking on the way to colorado
Last Line: Look, the stones with voices
Subject(s): Native Americans; Hitchhikers; Fathers & Sons


LOOKING FOR BILLY    Poem Text    
Last Line: He could be anywhere
Subject(s): Seeking


MAKING QUILTWORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the coat of many colors, the letters, scraps
Last Line: Like the coat of many colors, the letters, scraps
Subject(s): Quilts; Native Americans


MID-AMERICA PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Standing again / within and among all things
Last Line: Strength, vision, unity and continuance
Subject(s): Native Americans - Genealogy & Heritage; Togetherness


MY FATHER'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanting to say things
Last Line: And my father saying things
Subject(s): Father


NEZ WANTED TO BREAK IN    Poem Text    
Last Line: We're people, not like them
Subject(s): Native Americans


NO CHOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no choice
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


NOTES ON THE STEPS OF THE DAN DIEGO BUS DEPOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the street
Last Line: But I need a few surprises badly
Subject(s): Bus Terminals; Piercy, Marge (1936-1982)


O WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: O whitman, he was wrong
Subject(s): Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); United States


PORTRAIT OF A POET WITH A CONSOLE TV IN HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I bought that tv at john's tv
Last Line: That it must have to do with an odd madness
Subject(s): Television; Bus Terminals


SKY IS PANNED    Poem Text    
Last Line: Around steering wheel
Subject(s): Memory


STORMING TOWARD A PRECIPICE    Poem Text    
First Line: A diesel freight truck
Last Line: Is a precipice, no mirage
Subject(s): Trucks & Truckers; Danger


SURVIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Survival, I know how this way
Last Line: We shall survive this way
Subject(s): Native Americans; Migration; Survival


THE MARGINS WHERE WE LIVE BY    Poem Text    
First Line: Overnight, the air froze
Last Line: "the margins will always be the space
Subject(s): Native Americans; Conduct Of Life


THE MIND IS STUNNED STARK    Poem Text    
Last Line: Stunned night in the vah
Subject(s): Native Americans Wars


THE SERENITY IN STONES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am holding this turquoise
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A VETERAN'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I happen to be a veteran
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE WISCONSIN HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: One step at a time to return
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


THERE SHOULD BE    Poem Text    
First Line: There should be / moments of true terror
Last Line: Who would enjoy the rain
Subject(s): Terror


THEY CROSSED COUNTRY    Poem Text    
Last Line: Memory / was not to be trusted
Subject(s): Memory; Travel


TIME AS MEMORY AS STORY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Time; Native Americans; Family Life; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Relatives


TO & FRO    Poem Text    
First Line: On the train to california
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


TO INSURE SURVIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: You come forth
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


TRAVELS IN THE SOUTH: 1. EAST TEXAS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I left the alabama-coushatta people
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; U.s. - Race Relations


TRAVELS IN THE SOUTH: 2. THE CREEK NATION EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, in a story, I wrote that indians are everywhere
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; U.s. - Race Relations


TRAVELS IN THE SOUTH: 3. CROSSING THE GEORGIA BORDER INTO FLORIDA    Poem Text    
First Line: I worried about my hair, kept my car locked
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; U.s. - Race Relations


WASHYUMA MOTOR HOTEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath the cement foundations
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


WHAT INDIANS?    Poem Text    
First Line: "the truth is: ""no kidding?"" ""no."" ""come on! That can't be true!"" ""no kidding."
Last Line: Number or need for number we/they are people like you and just like me
Subject(s): Native Americans


WHAT IS A POEM?    Poem Text    
First Line: Picture a man going from place
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Nameless / namelessness
Subject(s): Manifest Destiny (Doctrine)


WORDS STUMBLE    Poem Text    
Last Line: The magpie is determined / to freeze
Subject(s): Magpies