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Author: PHILLIPS, CARL
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Phillips, Carl    Poet's Biography
50 poems available by this author


A KIND OF MEADOW    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Landscape; Nature


A MATHEMATICS OF BREATHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Think of any of several arched
Last Line: Is how it starts
Subject(s): Breath


ALL ART...'    Poem Text    
First Line: Routinely the sea / unbuckling, out


AND IT BEGINS LIKE THIS        Recitation by Author


AND OTHER ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Roughly the river, running swift, and silver
Last Line: Kneeling before me as if to receive their last crowns


AS FROM A QUIVER OF ARROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: What do we do with the body, do we
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


AUBADE: SOME PEACHES, AFTER STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: So that each
Subject(s): Fruit


BLIZZARD    Poem Text    
First Line: After agony had left his body to find another,
Subject(s): Betrayal; Relationships


BLUE    Poem Text    
First Line: As through marble or the lining of
Subject(s): Race Awareness; Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


CIVILIZATION    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Longing; Relationships; Ambition


CLOUD COUNTRY        Recitation by Author


CORTEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: If the sea could dream, and if the sea
Subject(s): Life; Grief; Relationships; Sorrow; Sadness


CUSTOM    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a difference it used to make,


DOMESTIC    Poem Text    
First Line: If, when studying road atlases
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Family Life; Travel; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Relatives; Journeys; Trips


ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor eros: sadly, as in the boning of fowl
Last Line: Pink legs working whole crowds into longing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


FALLING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Life; Nature; Birds


FFLIGHT OF DOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been the king for whom the loveliest beasts
Last Line: I brush the snow from his hair, as I take him, in my arms
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


FOR THE FALCONER    Poem Text    
First Line: The hunt -- was good; the kill
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


FREEZE       
First Line: The only light in the room
Subject(s): Snow


FROM THE DEVOTIONS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: As if somewhere, away, a dorr had slammed shut
Last Line: I can't. I could not save you
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


FROM THE DEVOTIONS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Not, despite what you believed, that
Last Line: We were walking, that we are walking upon them
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


FROM THE DEVOTIONS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: All night, again, / a wind that failed to bring storm
Last Line: Then we rise; are astounded
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Less the shadow
Subject(s): God; Death; Relationships; Dead, The


IF A WILDERNESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Then spring came:
Subject(s): Spring


IN THE BLOOD, WINNOWING: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the dumb hoof
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


IN THE BLOOD, WINNOWING: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: What is it but / yours, the one hand
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


IN THE BLOOD, WINNOWING: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Stones do not matter
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


IN THIS LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sure, I used to say his name like a truth that, just
Subject(s): Language; Grief; Words; Vocabulary; Sorrow; Sadness


JUST SOUTH OF THE KINGDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is for, you see, eventually the deer
Subject(s): Hunting & Hunters


JUST THE WIND FOR A SOUND, SOFTLY    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a weed whose name I've meant all summer
Last Line: Like your own body to you. And now I can't forget
Subject(s): Weeds; Memory; Love


KING OF HEARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere now, someone is missing him
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


LEDA, AFTER THE SWAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Perhaps, / in the exaggerated grace
Subject(s): Leda; Swans


LUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: What shall we not perhaps get over. We
Last Line: Only in this, there was some
Subject(s): Mowing & Mowers


LUNA MOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: No eye that sees could fail to remark you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


MEDITATION: SURRENDER    Poem Text    
First Line: As when, / into the canyon that means
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


MY MEADOW, MY TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


PASSING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When the famous black poet speaks,
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


PORCELAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: As when a long forgetfulness lifts suddenly, and what
Subject(s): Sex


SINCE YOU ASK    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the air, over water,
Subject(s): Falcons; Horses


SINGING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): God


SO THE MIND SWINGS OPEN LIKE A GATE    Poem Text    
First Line: When it comes what, eventually, it must come to
Last Line: Meaning it anyway. He touches me, or I touch him, or don't
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love Meaning Of


SOMEWHERE HOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: There are places in this world where
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


SURROUNDED AS WE ARE, UNLIT, UNSHADOWED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love


THE BLUE CASTRATO: 2. TO HIS DIARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Played mister lazy, mostly. Found
Subject(s): Diaries


THE LEAVES FIRST    Poem Text    
First Line: Before this crown
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE PINNACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Having found a trail, we


THE TRUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: And now, / the horse is entering
Subject(s): Seashore; Horses; God; Beach; Coast; Shore


TOYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Seeing them like this
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Popular Culture - United States; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TUNNEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Come now, if ever. / when it is raining this gentle
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Illness


WHITE DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: First snow-I release her into it-
Subject(s): Dogs