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Author: RICH ADRIENNE
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Rich, Adrienne Cecile    Poet's Biography
48 poems available by this author


A VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: My swirling wants. Your frozen lips
Subject(s): Donne, John (1572-1631); Pain; Poetry & Poets; Suffering; Misery


A WALK BY THE CHARLES       
First Line: Finality broods upon the things that pass
Subject(s): Charles River, Massachusetts


A WOMAN MOURNED BY DAUGHTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, not a tear begun
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


AFTER DARK       
First Line: You are falling asleep and I sit looking at you
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


AN ATLAS OF THE DIFFICULT WORLD: 13 (DEDICATIONS)    Poem Text    
First Line: I know you are reading this poem
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AT A BACH CONCERT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Coming by evening through the wintry city
Subject(s): Love; Symphonies; Concerts


AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS        Recitation
First Line: Aunt jennifer's tigers prance across a screen
Subject(s): Animals; Aunts; Imagination; Love - Marital; Tapestries; Tigers; Women's Rights; Fancy; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Feminism


BEARS       
First Line: Wonderful bears that walked my room all night
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Night; Bedtime


CHARLESTON IN THE 1860S       
First Line: He seized me round the waist and kissed my throat
Subject(s): Charleston, South Carolina; Chestnut, Mary Boykin


DIVING INTO THE WRECK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: First having read the book of myths
Subject(s): Cousteau, Jacques (1910-1997); Disasters; Diving & Divers; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


FACE TO FACE       
First Line: Never to be lonely like that
Subject(s): Pioneers; Reunions


FOR ETHEL ROSENBERG    Poem Text    
First Line: Europe 1953: / throughout my random sleepwalk
Last Line: With secrets she has never sold
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Capital Punishment; Communism; Mccarthyism; Rosenberg Case; Nuclear Freeze; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Rosenberg, Ethel; Rosenberg, Julius


GRANDMOTHERS: 1. MARY GRAVELY JONES       
First Line: We had no petnames, no diminutives for you
Subject(s): Grandparents; Mothers & Daughters; Women; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


GRANDMOTHERS: 2. HATTIE RICE RICH       
First Line: Your sweetness of soul was a mystery to me
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


LEAFLETS       
First Line: The big star, and that other
Subject(s): Modern Life; Poetry & Poets


LIVING IN SIN    Poem Text    
First Line: She had thought the studio would keep itself
Subject(s): Jews - Women; Love; Sin


LUCIFER IN THE TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Riding the black express from heaven to hell
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


MOURNING PICTURE (PAINTED BY EDWIN ROMANZO ELMER)       
First Line: They have carried the mahogany chair and the cane rocker
Variant Title(s): Mourning Picture
Subject(s): Elmer, Edwin Romanzo (1850-1923); Fathers & Daughters; Paintings & Painters


ORION    Poem Text    
First Line: Far back when I went zig-zagging
Subject(s): Orion (Constellation)


PEELING ONIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Only to have a grief
Subject(s): Onions; Tears


PLANETARIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman in the shape of a monster
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers; Constellations; Herschel, Caroline (1750-1848); Herschel, William (1738-1822); Women


POWER       
First Line: Loving in the earth-deposits of our history
Subject(s): Curie, Marie (1867-1934); Women


PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS PLEASE NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Either you will
Subject(s): Americans; Immigrants; United States; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; America


RAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a cop who is both prowler and father
Subject(s): Police; Rape


ROOTS       
First Line: Evenings seem endless, now
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


RURAL REFLECTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the grass your feet are planted on
Subject(s): Nature


SHOOTING SCRIPT. PART I 11/69-2/70: 2. ADAPTED FROM MIRZA GHALIB       
First Line: Even when I thought I prayed, I was talking to myself; when I
Subject(s): Ghalib, Mirza (1797-1869)


SHOOTING SCRIPT. PART II 3-7/70: 9. NEWSREEL       
First Line: This would not be the war we fought in. See, the foliage is
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


SNAPSHOTS OF A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You, once a belle in shreveport
Subject(s): Daughters-in-law; Sexism; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


THE DEMON LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Fatigue, regrets. The lights
Subject(s): Love


THE LOSER    Poem Text    
First Line: I kissed you, bride and lost, and went
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of; Memory


THE MIDDLE-AGED    Poem Text    
First Line: Their faces, safe as an interior
Subject(s): Middle Age


THE NINTH SYMPHONY OF BEETHOVEN UNDERSTOOD .. SEXUAL MESSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: A man in terror of impotence
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Happiness; Music & Musicians; Joy; Delight


THE PARTING: 2       
First Line: White morning flows into the mirror
Subject(s): Love


THE TOURIST AND THE TOWN (SAN MINIATO AL MONTE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Those clarities detached us, gave us form
Subject(s): Tourists


THE TREES       
First Line: The trees inside are moving out into the forest
Subject(s): Trees


TO THE DAYS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: From you I want more than I've ever asked
Subject(s): Luxemburg, Rosa (1871-1919)


TRYING TO TALK WITH A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Out in this desert we are testing bombs
Last Line: As if we were testing anything else.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Testing; Men; Nuclear Freeze


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Wherever in this city, screens flicker
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Every peak is a crater. This is the law of volcanoes
Subject(s): Love


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleeping, turning in turn like planets
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Across a city from you, I'm with you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark lintels, the blue and foreign stones
Subject(s): Love


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: THE FLOATING POEM, UNNUMBERED    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever happens with us, your body
Subject(s): Love


TWO SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sex, as they harshly call it
Subject(s): Desire; Love - Erotic; Metaphor; Similes


UPPER BROADWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The leafbud straggles forth
Subject(s): Women


WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: My three sisters are sitting
Subject(s): Women


YOM KIPPUR 1984    Poem Text    
First Line: What is a jew in solitude?
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Jews; Yom Kippur; Judaism