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Author: PINSKY, ROBERT
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Pinsky, Robert    Poet's Biography
64 poems available by this author


A CLASSIC MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I could accept the frayed basement parish
Subject(s): Schools; Childhood Memories; Students


A LONG BRANCH SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Some days in may, little stars
Subject(s): Long Branch, New Jersey


AN EXPLANATION OF AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: As though explaining the idea of dancing
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Social Problems; United States; America


AN OLD MAN; AFTER CAVAFY    Poem Text    
First Line: Back in a corner, alone in the clatter and babble
Subject(s): Old Age


AVENUE    Poem Text    
First Line: They stack bright pyramids of goods and gather
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


BIOGRAPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: Stone wheel that sharpens the blade that mows the grain,
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


CATATONIC    Poem Text    
First Line: I was a living place, the huge


CITY ELEGEIS: 1. THE DAY DREAMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: All day all over the city every person
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CITY ELEGIES: 2. EVERYWHERE I GO, THERE I AM    Poem Text    
First Line: Hot days of errands and badges, paper, shrill rage
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CITY ELEGIES: 3. HOUSE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the pale honey of a kitchen light
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Houses


CITY ELEGIES: 4. STREET MUSIC    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sweet babylon, headphones. Song bones.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Music & Musicians


CREOLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Roman Empire; Names; Ancestors & Ancestry; Language; Creoles; Heritage; Heredity; Words; Vocabulary


DAUGHTER       
First Line: She thinks about skeletons
Subject(s): Children; Daughters; Fathers & Daughters; Childhood


DEATH AND THE POWERS: A ROBOT PAGEANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Units assembled for the ritual
Subject(s): Robots & Robotics


DISCRETIONS OF ALCIBIADES    Poem Text    
First Line: First frost is weeks off, but yj prudent man
Subject(s): Mythology; Adultery; Politics & Government


DOCTOR FROLIC    Poem Text    
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; Physicians; Doctors


DYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing to be said about it, and everything
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


EMBASSY ARCHITECTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: No frieze of abandon, goat-thigh willow. And no
Subject(s): Bacchus; Roman Empire


ESSAY ON PSYCHIATRISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's crazy to think one could describe them
Subject(s): Psychiatry; Psychiatrists


FIRST EARLY MORNINGS TOGETHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Waking up over the candy store together
Subject(s): Waking; Morning; Togethernes; Pigeons


FIRST THINGS TO HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: In the skull kept on the desk.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


GINZA SAMBA    Poem Text    
First Line: A monosyllabic european called sax
Subject(s): Saxophones


GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Waterlike, with a little water
Subject(s): Glass


GLORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pindar, poet of the victories, fitted names
Subject(s): Mythology - Greek; Pindar (522-440 B.c.); Poetry & Poets


GULF MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Mallah, walla tells bella. Trah mah trah-la, la, la, la
Subject(s): Hurricans; Jazz; New Orleans


HISTORY OF MY HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: One christmastime fats waller in a fur coat
Subject(s): Family Life; Childhood Memories; Mothers; Accidents; Sex; Coming Of Age; Relatives


IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Slow dulcimer, gavotte and bow, in autumn,
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Wit & Humor; Race Awareness; Grief; Jews; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Judaism


IMPROVISATIONS ON YIDDISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Yiddish


IN BERKELEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Afternoon light like pollen
Subject(s): Nature


ISAAC LEYBUSH PERETZ    Poem Text    
First Line: And so you're dead. And you're not underground yet
Subject(s): Peretz, Isaac Leybudh (1851-1915)


JERSEY RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Now near the end of the middle stretch of road
Subject(s): New Jersey; Rain


MEMORIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies a man. And here, a girl. They live
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


NEWSPAPER    Poem Text    
First Line: They manufacture newsprint with a grain
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


ON 'EVE TEMPTED BY THE SERPENT' BY DEFENDENTE FERRARI    Poem Text    
First Line: Rare spirit remembered now with a pang
Last Line: Or easy but possible and we fall.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Jordan, Barbara (1936-1995); Temptation


PASCHAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Easter was the old north
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Religion; The Resurrection; Theology


POEM ABOUT PEOPLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The jaunty crop-haired graying
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; Relationships; Jews; Judaism


POEM OF DISCONNECTED PARTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At robben island the political prisoners studied.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Racism; Social Commentaries; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


RALEGH'S PRIZES    Poem Text    
First Line: And summer turns her head with its dark tangle
Subject(s): Summer; Seashore; Amusement Parks; Beach; Coast; Shore


SAMURAI SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When I had no roof I made
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


SHIRT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The back, the yoke, the yardage, lapped seams
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Afternoon sun on her back
Subject(s): Summer


STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear mrs. Bush, / thank you for your invitation to the white house event
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


STUPID MEDITATION ON PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Insomniac monkey-mind ponders the dove,
Subject(s): Sex Role; Monkeys; Peace; Breast Feeding; Relationships; Nursing (Infants)


SUMMONING THE PERSONAL DEVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ink, fire, quintuple mirrors
Subject(s): Self


TENNIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The nerve to make a high toss and the sense
Subject(s): Tennis


THE CITY DARK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the early winter dusk the broken city dark
Subject(s): Nature


THE DESTRUCTION OF LONG BRANCH, N.J.    Poem Text    
First Line: When they came out with artifical turf
Subject(s): Homecoming; Childhood Memories; Long Branch, New Jersey


THE FIGURED WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The figured wheel rolls through shopping malls and prisons
Subject(s): Wheels


THE GREEN PIANO    Poem Text    
First Line: Aeolian. Gratis. Great thunderer, half-ton infant of miracles
Subject(s): Musical Instruments; Neighbors; Pianos


THE HEARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The legendary muscle that wants and grieves,
Subject(s): Hearts; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Muic & Musicians; Religion; Love - Unrequited; Theology


THE NIGHT GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Some of us believe
Subject(s): Baseball; Fasts & Feasts; Ford, Edward ('whitey'); Jews; Koufax, Sandy; Sports; Worship; Yom Kippur; Judaism


THE REFINERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirsty and languorous after their long black sleep
Subject(s): Oil Fields; Social Commentaries


THE STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: Streaked and fretted with effort, the thick
Subject(s): Cities; Streets; Urban Life; Avenues


THE TIME OF YEAR, THE TIME OF DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: One way I need you, the way I come to need
Subject(s): Love


THE UNSEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: In krakow it rained, the stone arcades and cobbles
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath


THE VIEW FROM THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Pine, desert, red rock and then aspen


THE WANT BONE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The tongue of the waves tolled in the earth's bell
Subject(s): Desire; Love


THREE ON LUCK: PROSTATE OPERATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In all those years at work I must have seen
Subject(s): Surgery


THREE ON LUCK: SENIOR POET    Poem Text    
First Line: Does anybody listen to advice?
Last Line: Given a meal together, and time to talk
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Advice


THREE ON LUCK; LATE CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: I never minded having such old parents
Last Line: His finger would be quicker on the trigger
Subject(s): Parents; Middle Age


VESSEL    Poem Text    
First Line: What is this body as I fall asleep again?
Subject(s): Hearts


VISIONS OF DANIEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Magician, appointed officer
Subject(s): Babylon; Daniel (Bible)


VOYAGE TO THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Raquel the queen of diamonds and la hire


WAITING    Poem Text    
First Line: When the trains go by
Subject(s): Railroads; Waiting; Railways; Trains