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Author: PADGETT, RON
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Padgett, Ron    Poet's Biography
106 poems available by this author


102 TODAY    Poem Text    
First Line: If wystan auden were alive today
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Birthdays


16 NOVEMBER 1964    Poem Text    
First Line: As this morning seemed special when I woke up
Last Line: Where is it?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers


A CARELESS APE    Poem Text    
First Line: The real reason I'm not you
Last Line: Drawn aside like music to show the notes glittering quietly below
Subject(s): Animals; Apes; Gorillas; Chimpanzees; Gibbons; Orangutans


A MAN SAW A BALL OF GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: A man saw a ball of gold in the sky
Last Line: Ay, by the heavens, it was a ball of gold.
Subject(s): Gold


ADVICE TO YOUNG WRITERS    Poem Text    
First Line: One of the things I've repeated to writing
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


AFTER REVERDY    Poem Text    
First Line: I would never have wanted to see your sad face again
Last Line: That kind of love is terrible
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Reverdy, Pierre (1889-1960)


AFTER THE BROKEN ARM    Poem Text    
First Line: From point a a wind is blowing to point b
Last Line: Dispatch this note to our hero at once.
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines


ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The mental pictures I have of my parents and grandparents and my childhood are
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Death; Heritage; Heredity; Dead, The


ALONE AND NOT ALONE        Recitation by Author


ANIMALS AND ART    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I was saying that sometimes I feel sorry for wild animals, out there in the dark, looking
Subject(s): Animals


AROUND PARIS       
First Line: Everything in paris is round
Last Line: As lots of circles.
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Paris, France


AT APOLLINAIRE'S TOMB    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The death of guillaume apollinaire still calls forth feelings of sorrow
Subject(s): Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918); Poetry & Poets; Surrealism


AUTUMN ALMANAC    Poem Text    
First Line: Today there's supposed to be a break
Subject(s): Weather


AUTUMN'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Rilke walks toward a dime. I saw
Last Line: Wander restlessly when leaves are blown.
Subject(s): Grasshoppers


BARGAIN HUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Suppose you found a bargain so incredible
Subject(s): Life


BASTILLE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The first time I saw paris
Subject(s): Bastille (Paris)


BIRCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: When I see birches
Last Line: One could do worse than see birches
Subject(s): Birch Trees; Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets


BODY ENGLISH       
First Line: Say something about still life
Last Line: Unique.
Subject(s): Detective Stories


BUCKETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of rain
Last Line: We win
Subject(s): Rain; Water


COFFEE CORNER    Poem Text    
First Line: The large bowls of coffee at breakfast in france
Subject(s): Coffee


DEAD OR ALIVE IN BELGIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Somebody you think is dead is alive
Subject(s): Life; Death; Belgium; Dead, The


DECEMBER       
First Line: I will sleep
Last Line: In my little cup
Subject(s): December


DETACH, INVADING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh humming all and
Last Line: Strapping, apricot
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EVERYBODY AND HIS UNCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was waiting to happen.
Subject(s): Family Life; Driving & Drivers; Relatives


EXCEPT AT NIGHT       
First Line: Seurat and gris do meet
Last Line: Says seurat, too.
Subject(s): Gris, Juan (1887-1927); Seurat, Georges (1859-1891)


FAIRY TALE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The little elf is dressed in a floppy cap
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FALLING IN LOVE IN SPAIN OR MEXICO    Poem Text    
First Line: I am happy to meet you. My name is jose gomez carillo. What is
Last Line: The end
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Beginnings


FANTASY BLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I would like to have a sexual fantasy
Subject(s): Fantasy; Sex


FIAT ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fiat! / you have freed us from our dusty dreadful past
Last Line: Because they are dead!
Subject(s): Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375); Fiat Automobiles; Poetry & Poets


GLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: When I wake up earlier than you and you
Subject(s): Waking; Love


GOETHE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When kenneth koch
Subject(s): Koch, Kenneth (1925-2002)


GRASSHOPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: It's funny when the mind thinks about the psyche
Subject(s): Grasshoppers


HOMAGE TO MAX JACOB    Poem Text    
First Line: Goodbye sting and all my columbines
Last Line: Not paris.
Subject(s): Farewell; Jacob, Max (1876-1944); Parting


HOW TO BECOME A TREE IN SWEDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I look up ahead and see
Subject(s): Sweden; Trees


HUG    Poem Text    
First Line: The older I get, the more I like hugging, when I was little the
Subject(s): Hugs & Hugging


I REMEMBER LOST THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember getting letters addressed to me with my name and street
Subject(s): Memory


I'D GIVE YOU MY SEAT IF I WERE HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: The shadows these flowers are making on each other
Last Line: And you know and you know.
Subject(s): Dreams; Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Nightmares; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones


IT TURNS OUT        Recitation by Author


JEOPARDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes when I phoned
Subject(s): Television; Mothers; Aging; Tv


JET PLANE       
First Line: Flies across sky
Last Line: Flies across sky
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators


JOE BRAINARD'S PAINTING 'BINGO'    Poem Text    
First Line: I suffer when I sit next to joe brainard's painting bingo
Last Line: She had misunderstood what I had said
Subject(s): Brainard, Joe (B. 1942); Museums; Paintings And Painters; Art Gallerys


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN OUTER SPACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is my philosophy
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


LE MOUVEMENT DE CESAR FRANCK       
First Line: On a laisse des raisins secs
Last Line: En triangles d'asphalte
Subject(s): Franck, Cesar (1822-1890)


LINES WRITTEN AT COLUMBIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky was like a blue blackboard from which
Subject(s): Memory; Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


LOST AND FOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Man has lost his gods.
Subject(s): Dogs


LOUISIANA PERCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Certain words disappear from a language
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


MIR    Poem Text    
First Line: In the shtetl,
Subject(s): Villages; Jews; Judaism


MISTER HORSE       
First Line: Mmmm / I get up and am seized by the present
Last Line: If I send him to visit you sometime
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


NIGHT JUMP    Poem Text    
First Line: At night chinamen jump
Subject(s): O'hara, Frank (1926-1966)


NOTHING IN THAT DRAWER    Poem Text    


ODE TO BOHEMIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: The stars at night
Last Line: From colorful individuals
Subject(s): Bohemians


ODE TO GIUSEPPE UNGARETTI       
First Line: D.C. Italian sphinx semi-divine! Fled from egypt's sizzling figs in your
Last Line: Twentieth-century poet!
Subject(s): Ungaretti, Giuspeppe (1888-1970)


ODE TO MUSSOLINI       
First Line: Mussolini, we do not want your brain in our country!
Last Line: For the hideous gray contents of your skull!
Subject(s): Mussolini, Benito (1883-1945)


ODE TO THE ASTRONAUTS    Poem Text    
First Line: O astronauts!
Last Line: You are pushing the bright new shiny buttons of your machine!
Subject(s): Apollo; Astronauts; Mythology - Classical; Planets; Space And Space Travel


ODE TO THE FUTURIST PAINTERS AND POETS       
First Line: Futurist painters and poets!
Last Line: Painters and poets!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Poetry & Poets


POEM FOR JOAN INGLIS ON HER BIRTHDAY       
First Line: As he stood saying goodbye
Last Line: Small, darkly shaded lamp.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Happiness; Joy; Delight


POEMA DEL CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: I live in the city
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


POEMA DEL CITY 2    Poem Text    
First Line: A light chill on the knees
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


POET AS IMMORTAL BIRD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A second ago my heart thump went
Subject(s): Birds; Poetry & Poets


POETIC LICENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: This license certifies
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POULAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: An orange and blue box of poulain chocolate
Last Line: And I pick it up
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tables


READING REVERDY    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind that went through the head left it plural
Last Line: I get up on top of an inhuman voice.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Reverdy, Pierre (1889-1960)


REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm afraid father's hair is slightly cancelled
Last Line: In the manner of a painting a work of art.
Subject(s): Memory; Past


RIALTO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Theater & Theaters; Poetry & Poets; Names; Stage Life


RINSO    Poem Text    
First Line: The slight agitation
Subject(s): Dishes


SMOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm going out for a pack of cigarettes'
Subject(s): Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


SOME BOMBS; AFTER REVERDY    Poem Text    
First Line: One goes by like some oafs
Last Line: Lash larue is rio grande and tristan comma a bully fardle
Subject(s): Bombs; Reverdy, Pierre (1889-1960)


STRAWBERRIES IN MEXICO    Poem Text    
First Line: At 14th street and first avenue
Last Line: It's just a very blue sky I'm looking at
Subject(s): Books; Madison Avenue, New York; Retail Trade; Reading; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers


THE BEST THING I DID    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers


THE BLIND DOG OF VENICE       
First Line: The tartar sauce lesson was misunderstood
Last Line: Reveal the gentleman lawn reclining in a gesture of crassness.
Subject(s): Blindness; Visually Handicapped


THE CENTER OF GRAVITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The military jeep was said
Subject(s): Gravitation


THE COMPLETE WORKS       
First Line: The big black bear and the prowling panther lived near our beautiful school
Last Line: At last at dusk the brisk skate returned.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Poetry & Poets


THE COUNTRY FAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: The holstein looks at us with big eyes but with no expression
Subject(s): Animals; Country Fairs


THE DEATH DEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever since that moment
Subject(s): Mortality


THE DRINK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am always interested in the people in films who have just had a drink
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Drinks & Drinking; Movies; Cinema; Wine


THE EMS DISPATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Opening up a mud duck
Last Line: The close call packed away and sniffing at the edge
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE FARMER'S HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: At that instant there came a crash more terrific than any that had
Last Line: He was rapidly shouting this as he ran from the barn.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FORTUNE COOKIE MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Working for ten years now at the fortune cookie factory and I'm still not allowed to write
Subject(s): Fortune Cookies


THE HAUNTED HOUSE       
First Line: Put a coin on the doorstep. Gears begin
Last Line: Fades back into the house.
Subject(s): Haunted Houses


THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I think the deed was richer than dying
Last Line: Set up machine guns over the stale bellyaching of our books
Subject(s): Death; War


THE LIFE OF M.       
First Line: The true test of a man is a bunt. So kiss me!
Last Line: Besides, the gaucho is almost here.
Subject(s): Life


THE LOVE COOK    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Let me cook you some dinner.
Subject(s): Love; Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


THE RED POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh dear here we are again in a pool of blood
Subject(s): Wine


THE SANDWICH MAN       
First Line: The funny thing is that he's reading a paper
Last Line: And the horrible license plate on it
Subject(s): Strangers


THE STAPLER    Poem Text    
First Line: When my mother died
Subject(s): Mothers; Death; Dead, The


THE STATUE OF A LIBERTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've chosen this title not only because I like it
Last Line: Detonates the very tip
Subject(s): Statues


THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I never quite understood who
Subject(s): Names


THE WAY YOU WEAR YOUR HAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Boing, boing, boing
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Astaire, Fred (1899-1987); Rogers, Ginger (1911-1995); Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


THINK AND DO    Poem Text    
First Line: I always have to be doing something, accomplishing some-
Subject(s): Activity; Exercise


THIS FOR THAT    Poem Text    
First Line: What will I have for breakfast?
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963); Plums; Plum Trees


THREE ANIMALS: THE BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: The butterfly / flies up like pow
Last Line: "like a woman’s face to pow
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


THREE ANIMALS: THE ELECTRIC EEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The electric eel / slides through the water
Last Line: It lights up
Subject(s): Eels


THREE ANIMALS: THE GIRAFFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The 2 f's / in giraffe
Last Line: Like 2 giraffes
Subject(s): Giraffes


TO FRANCIS SAUF QUE       
First Line: You think of everything
Last Line: Are there two of us here instead?
Subject(s): Love


TONE ARM       
First Line: The clouds go rolling over
Last Line: A shirt is here, too
Subject(s): Columbia University; Poetry & Poets; Teaching & Teachers


TRAVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The little clock dings on the roof


VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have always laughed
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


VOICE AND FUR    Poem Text    
First Line: I touch my dog and she wags
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHEN I THINK MORE OF MY OWN FUTURE THAN OF MYSELF       
First Line: Coming out of the bathroom
Last Line: Between love and death
Subject(s): Future


WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it is over and everyone knew it
Last Line: "the postcard making it ""right"" instead of wrong"
Subject(s): Exchange Students; Germany; Foreign Exchange Programs; Germans


WITH LEE REMICK AT MIDNIGHT       
First Line: The lights shoot off the windows at the plaza
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


WONDERFUL THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Anne, who are dead and whom I loved in a rather asinine fashion
Last Line: Tell you wonderful things
Subject(s): Absence; Love - Loss Of; Separation; Isolation


WORDS FROM THE FRONT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Youth


WORDS TO JOE CERAVOLO       
First Line: I think tonight I am beginning to understand some impulses
Last Line: You're o.K.
Subject(s): Friendship; Sympathy; Empathy


Y..R D..K       
First Line: It w.S c....H f.R t..M to go b..K to t.E h..E
Last Line: No m..E o.......E to it t..N to a b...N d.G
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


YOU AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I think I'm smoking too much too many cigarettes
Last Line: Every day this week and I'm glad I don't drink so there
Subject(s): Fire; Smoking; Substance Abuse; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes; Addictive Behavior