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Author: PANKEY, ERIC
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Pankey, Eric    Poet's Biography
37 poems available by this author


A BIT OF GOLD LEAF    Poem Text    
First Line: The day of judgment came and went and still the sun rose on the dragonflies
Subject(s): Past


BENEATH VENUS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Venus (Planet) Night


BONE FRAGMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stray frays of virga. In the wood grain: line graph of annual rainfall
Last Line: Or perhaps a gray foxs or a dogs? The cracked femur spills sand
Subject(s): Bones; Knowledge


BRIC-A-BRAC    Poem Text    
First Line: Say that sin is a seed that mildewed
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


CLARITY    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear, between always and to be


DREAM LANDSCAPE WITH THE OLD BRICKYARD ROAD CREEK AND BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Not the seed pearl, but the juniper


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the traceries of the auroras
Subject(s): Ghosts


ESSAY ON IDLENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Clear sky, / but somewhere a shrug of thunder
Last Line: Delays as it waits for a fig to open
Subject(s): Idleness


FIELD NOTE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Nature


FOR LUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: You know for sure you're lucky
Subject(s): Luck


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: A hundred flint arrowheads, chipped, rain
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


HOME REMEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: The whiskey made me invisible
Last Line: To stand in it was to blaze / effaced
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Past


HOMECOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: In time, thunder unshackles the rain
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


IN BALANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: A large torn branch, broken by wind
Subject(s): Snow; Storms


INERTIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, for instance the stark exposure and awkward pose of this
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


INTERLUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath the violet embellishment of trellised wisteria


JUNE VAGARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the mouirning dove vows a doubtful vow
Subject(s): Birds


LIGHT BY WHICH I READ    Poem Text    
First Line: One does not turn to the rose for shade, nor the charred song of the redwing for solace - see more a
Subject(s): Books; Reading


MEMORY OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: On earth we loved the waste of orchard, those branches
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


PALIMPSEST OF CHALKED EQUATIONS AND ERASURES    Poem Text    
First Line: The freight of ambiguity can be figured as
Last Line: Collapsed beneath a bountiful harvest
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


RESTLESS GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: The wasp's paper nest hung all winter.
Subject(s): Wasps; Ghosts; Yellow Jackets


SAVANT OF BIRDCALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: The blue herons' do-si-do,
Subject(s): Birds


SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS SWEPT CLEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Words are but an entrance, a door cut deep into cold clay
Subject(s): Graves; Language; Tombs; Tombstones; Words; Vocabulary


SOBER THEN DRUNK AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: On the lightning-struck pin oak,
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


STUDY FOR SALOME DANCING BEFORE HEROD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the movement toward disappearance
Subject(s): Salome (1st Century A.d.)


THE BEAUTIFUL GARDENER OR THE CREATION OF EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I return to the dream as if to a hive
Last Line: Not a flare when the frame snags and burns
Subject(s): Dreams


THE CONSTELLATIONS OF AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Who oversees this congregation, this collect of caws, this clamor of rooks
Subject(s): Autumn; Constellations; Seasons; Fall


THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: What does the rosemary remember?
Subject(s): Flowers


THE LITTLE VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dusk as silent as an owls wing. The old wall, built by the romans, or built to keep the romans out
Last Line: Planchette on the ouija board centered over no
Subject(s): Villages; Ptovence, France


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: But she prefers the morning glory
Last Line: To fill half the day with blue
Subject(s): Flowers; Morning Glories


THE PHRASE OF THINE ACTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: What I know of the sacred is a gloss
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE PLUM ON THE SILL    Poem Text    
First Line: The cold at its poles and blush
Subject(s): Plums; Plum Trees


THE PROBLEM WITH THE FIRST PERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I confront silence as if it were a space


THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Do all who lie down expect to awake?
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE UNSTRUNG LYRE    Poem Text    
First Line: With what can I string this antique lyre
Subject(s): Life; Musical Instruments


TORNADO WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: This evening in the settling dark
Subject(s): Tornadoes


WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I believed in days like today
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Happiness; Joy; Delight