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Author: REVELL, DONALD
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Revell, Donald    Poet's Biography
45 poems available by this author


A SETTING    Poem Text    
First Line: There is nothing orphic, nothing foreign
Last Line: Became the best of you
Subject(s): Summer; Suburbs; Contentment


AGAINST PLURALISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who will you point to? In the needle's eye,
Subject(s): Family Life; Fathers; Disappointment; Relationships; Divorce; Half-siblings; Relatives


ALSACE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are two skies but one hawk only
Last Line: Mother sang to her hat same color as the car
Subject(s): Sleep; Contentment


AN EPISODE OF THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NEW ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: As night pushes its red forerunners
Subject(s): Revivals; Religion; New England; Religious Revivals; Theology


ANIMAUX    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone in an infected place
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ARCADY TOMBEAU    Poem Text    
First Line: Enter chain / a loop an
Subject(s): Virtue


BIRDS SMALL ENOUGH    Poem Text    
First Line: Birds small enough to nest in our young cypress
Subject(s): Birds; Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


BORODIN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the world was loveliness I was
Subject(s): Borodin, Alexander (1833-1887); Composers; Heaven; Religion; Paradise; Theology


CAR RADIO    Poem Text    
First Line: An in-joke and the long days of faltering
Subject(s): Automobiles; Radios; Travel; Cars; Journeys; Trips


CEZANNE    Poem Text    
First Line: What else is there to know but the primed surface
Last Line: Sense of things preparing to return
Subject(s): Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906); Paintings And Painters


DEATH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Death calls my dog by the wrong name.
Subject(s): Death - Mothers; Language; Dead, The; Words; Vocabulary


DRUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The war ends. The lines of women push
Subject(s): War; Man-woman Relationships; Freedom; Male-female Relations; Liberty


ELECTION YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A jet of mere phantom
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


ELEGY A LITTLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Linoleum and half a dozen eggs
Subject(s): Family Life; Sisters; Relatives


EMILY DICKINSON'S MIRROR, AMHERST    Poem Text    
First Line: Its flecked surface a map of disappearing islands
Last Line: Share wholly. The purist's god. Pride's mirror and island
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


GIHON    Poem Text    
First Line: They all wore little hats
Subject(s): Rivers; Vermont


GLEAMS IN THE SNOW LANE    Poem Text    


HOMAGE TO JOHN FREDERICK PETO    Poem Text    
First Line: Fitfully in pictures disappearing now,
Subject(s): Frie Ndship


LAST    Poem Text    
First Line: The unsigned architecture of loneliness
Subject(s): Cold War; History; Relationships; Sons; Historians


MAGUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The few, the lucky, make their way
Last Line: There is nothing it does not know about the stars.
Subject(s): Christmas; Puppets; Nativity, The; Marionettes


MOTEL VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: It is conceivable in fact that waves
Subject(s): Sea; Weather; Cape Ann, Massachusetts; Ocean


MY MOJAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sha- / dow, / as of
Subject(s): Storms; Jealousy


MY TRIP; FOR ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am looking at a smallpox vaccination scar
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


NATURE A CORNER FOR ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature a corner for me
Subject(s): Nature


ODYSSEUS HEARS OF THE DEATH OF KALYPSO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All their songs are of one hour
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Death; Dead, The


PSALMIST    Poem Text    
First Line: The first thing out of the harp is sky
Subject(s): Harps; Charity; Lyres; Philanthropy


RODEO AESTHETIQUE    Poem Text    
First Line: A generative loathing overcame


SOME MOTIONLESS CONFLICT IN THE SKY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Colors; Angels; Sky


ST. LUCY'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: All I can put my hands on, even


STOIC    Poem Text    
First Line: My soul is a mind and a meander, a mrs. Luxe
Last Line: Thereís an animal up my sleeve, and itís killing†me
Subject(s): Soul


THE CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: In three directions
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


THE NIGHT ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: They have given me a room near the power station
Subject(s): United States; America


THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The bar in the commuter station steams
Subject(s): Railroad Stations; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE OLD CAUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the cool future, one will put off her dress by a window
Last Line: Crowned with the future's coronal of lamplight
Subject(s): Future


THE READY FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: The ready flower / and feathers jig


THE STARS THEIR PERFECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The stars their perfection
Subject(s): Insomnia; Sleep; Stars; Sleeplessness


THERIOT COVE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the lights of the boathouse that lead you
Subject(s): Boats; Parties


TO PENELOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing impossible as this one time
Subject(s): Absence; Longing; Homecoming; Separation; Isolation


UNREAL PRECISION OF THE HOUSES AT FIRST LIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Memory; Women; Fathers; War


UPON THE DEATH OF ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text    
First Line: In the capital
Subject(s): Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997)


VIETNAM EPIC TREATMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: It doesn't matter
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


VIRGIL WATCHED THEM    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers; Children; Childhood


WARM DAYS IN JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: It has never been so easy to cry
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Ancestors & Ancestry; Hotels; Male-female Relations; Heritage; Heredity; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


WHAT CAN STOP THIS    Poem Text    
First Line: What can stop this
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Poetry & Poets


ZION    Poem Text    
First Line: Suddenly copper roses glow on the deadwood.
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life