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Author: PLUMLY, STANLEY
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Plumly, Stanley    Poet's Biography
46 poems available by this author


AGAINST STARLINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Their song is almost painful the way it
Subject(s): Starlings


AUTUMNAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long before she died my mother told me
Subject(s): Mothers; Death; Venice, Italy; Dead, The


CARDINAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Against the green the line in red
Subject(s): Cardinals (Birds)


CEDAR WAXWING ON SCARLET FIRETHORN    Poem Text    
First Line: To start again with something beautiful
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


CHEER    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the waxwings in the juniper,
Subject(s): Birds


CONSTABLE CLOUDS, FOR KEAT'S    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They come in off the sea peaceable masters
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Clouds


DETAIL WAITING FOR A TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The main floor of penn station, early
Subject(s): Pennsylvania Station, New York City; Death; Dead, The


DOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Shapes as a series of edges, each edge
Subject(s): Nature


DUSK COMING ON OUTSIDE--------, NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: A kind of mountain pond or lake
Subject(s): Nature


DWARF WITH VIOLIN, GOVERNMENT CENTER STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The long-distance connections fade and rectify
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ELEVENS    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun flatlining the horizon, the wind
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Travel; Journeys; Trips


FARRAGUT NORTH    Poem Text    
First Line: In the tunnel-light at the top of the station two or three
Subject(s): Loss; Moving & Movers; Refugees; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


FOR ESTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: From the back it looks like a porch
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


FOR MY FATHER, DEAD AT FIFTY-SIX, ON MY FIFTY-SIXTH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I watched you humble a man in a fight once
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Death; Childhood Memories; Dead, The


GLENN GOULD    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard him that one night in cincinnati
Subject(s): Gould, Glenn; Music & Musicians


GROUND BIRDS IN OPEN COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: They fly up in front of you so suddenly
Subject(s): Birds


HORSE IN THE CAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Its face, as long as an arm, looks down & down.
Subject(s): Horses; Fathers; Dreams; Nightmares


HUMAN EXCREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The detail and distinguishing odor
Subject(s): Nature


IMAGINARY PRISONS    Poem Text    
First Line: A piranesian interior. Operatic space
Subject(s): Piranesi, Giambattista (1720-1778); Buildings & Builders; Imagination; Fancy


IN ANSWER TO AMY'S QUESTION WHAT'S A PICKEREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Pickerel have infinite, small bones, and skins
Subject(s): Nature


IN PASSING    Poem Text    
First Line: On the canadian side, we're standing far enough away
Subject(s): Boats; Rain


INFIDELITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The two-toned olds swinging sideways out of
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Parents; Quarrels; Parenthood; Arguments; Disagreements


KEATS IN BURNS COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: It isn't so much that burns, like the best
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795*1821); Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Scotland


LAPSED MEADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Wild has its skills
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


LONG COMPANIONS        Recitation by Author


MOVIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Days I drove those distances it was night most of the time, the
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Travel; Movies; Cinema; Journeys; Trips


MY LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The future, rain in every syllable and cell
Last Line: It was raining and no one knew who lawrence was
Subject(s): Fathers; Family Life; Coal Mines & Miners; Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930)


MY MOTHER'S FEET    Poem Text    
First Line: How no shoe fit them
Subject(s): Mothers; Feet


OFF A SIDE ROAD NEAR STAUNTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Some nothing afternoon, no one anywhere,
Subject(s): Landscape


OUT-OF-THE-BODY TRAVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: And then he would lift this finest / of furniture
Subject(s): Violins


PANEGYRIC FOR GEE    Poem Text    
First Line: The anachronistic face of the bulldog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PITYRIASIS ROSEA    Poem Text    
First Line: We say the blood rose, meaning it came to the surface
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


POLIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Those humid hours taht lingered on for days
Subject(s): Children; Growth; Childhood


POSTHUMOUS KEATS    Poem Text    
First Line: The road is so rough severn is walking,
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821)


READING WITH THE POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Whitman among the wounded, at the bedside,
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


SIMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: This heart I found at low tide this morning
Subject(s): Seashore; Detritus; Beach; Coast; Shore


SITTING ALONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe it was summer and I was back home for a while
Subject(s): Fathers


SPIRIT BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The spirit world the negative of this one
Subject(s): Ghosts


THE CROWS AT 3 A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: The politically correct, perfect snow of vermont
Last Line: In the air live in a lonelness we can only imagine
Subject(s): Vermont; Crows; Solitude; Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1896-1940)


THE FOUNDRY GARDEN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers; Family Life; Relatives


THE MARRIAGE IN THE TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the wind was right everything else
Subject(s): Trees


THE MORNING AMERICA CHANGED    Poem Text    
First Line: Happened in the afternoon at villa serbelloni.


TREE FERNS    Poem Text    
First Line: They were the local ohio palm, tropic in the heat of trains.
Subject(s): Palm Trees; Railroads; Railways; Trains


WIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In the dark we disappear, pure being
Subject(s): Life


WILDFLOWER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Flowers


WOMAN ON TWENTY-SECOND EATING BERRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: She's not angry exactly but all business
Subject(s): Food & Eating