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Author: RORIPAUGH, LEE ANN
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Roripaugh, Lee Ann    Poet's Biography
34 poems available by this author


A DANCE OF WOODEN SHOES    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother's in geta shoes
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


BIOLUMINESCENCE: 1. CANDELA    Poem Text    
First Line: The eggs burn softly / in the earth, and when glow-worms
Subject(s): Fireflies; Hunger; Light; Glowworms


BIOLUMINESCENCE: 2. LAMBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes at night, fire- / flies are startled by lightning
Subject(s): Fireflies; Rain; Sleep; Glowworms


BIOLUMINESCENCE: 3. LUMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: How vulnerable / we would all be if longing
Subject(s): Desire; Fireflies; Longing; Glowworms


BIOLUMINESCENCE: 4. LUCIFERIN    Poem Text    
First Line: You are a dusky / angel drawn to the gleaming
Subject(s): Fireflies; Light; Smoking; Glowworms; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


CHAMBERED NAUTILUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Today, the movers come
Subject(s): Moving & Movers


CHRYSANTHEMUMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Miss yamada knew if a girl was tall and thin, or short and
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


CROWS WHO TRY TO BE CORMORANTS DROWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Snails; peaches; bishop, elizabeth (1911-1979);
Last Line: Seeds inside a tangled nest of membrane, skin
Subject(s): Snails; Peaches; Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979)


DREAM CARP    Poem Text    
First Line: People traveled from miles away to see
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Fish & Fishing; Anglers


FISH WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sting of the hook in my lip
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


HAPPY HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: I always forget the name,
Subject(s): Hummingbirds; Flowers; Forgetfulness


HEART MOUNTAIN, 1943: 1. KIMIKO OZAWA    Poem Text    
First Line: Oka-san keeps stuffing rags under
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


HEART MOUNTAIN, 1943: 2. JIMMY YAMAMOTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Papa says we must tell the hospital
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


HEART MOUNTAIN, 1943: 4. CHESTER KOREMATSU    Poem Text    
First Line: Fish are heavier than coal
Last Line: Between flames and water
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


HIROSHIMA MAIDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother recognized / my feet and claimed me
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Spasmed pork and gutter ofhiroshma newsreels unwinding inside
Last Line: Into the black and white interior of the narrative's narrative
Subject(s): Into The Black And White Interior Of The Narrative's Narrativ


HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are nights I dream of goldfish
Last Line: With their strange and mournful cries
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


KAKITSUBATA    Poem Text    
First Line: Come to the place of eight bridges
Last Line: The song of sparrows will always tell you otherwise
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming; Dreams


KWANNON     Poem Text    
First Line: Her hypervigilance such that
Last Line: In her terrible estuary of lamentations?
Subject(s): Women; Activity


LONELINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: My father made me keep
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


MARVELOUS THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: A hairy caterpillar, silvery-
Subject(s): Nature


NINGYO    Poem Text    
First Line: She took me everywhere
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


ODE TO SHUSHI       
First Line: The gleaming arc / of knife
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


OYURUSHI    Poem Text    
First Line: We danced hopscotch squares
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


PEARLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother eats seaweed and plum pickles
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


PEONY LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: A thinnest sliver of moon, and caterpillars
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


SLEEPLESS GRAFFITI    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Insomnia; Sleeplessness


SONGS FOR AN APPROACHING RAINY SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Today the tomatoes will blush
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


THE DESIRE FOR SPACE TRAVEL IS A METAPHOR FOR ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Christmas eve, and how deliciously soft-shell crab
Subject(s): Homecoming; Food & Eating; Love - Erotic; Christmas; Nativity, The


THE WOMAN WHO LOVES INSECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: If you stand outside my gate
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Heart Mountain Relocation Center Wyoming; Japanese Americans - Internment; Wyoming


THINGS I WOULD DO FOR YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me gather together a radiant cache
Last Line: And hold you, my mouth in the nape of your neck
Subject(s): Love


TRANSPLANTING    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother carried the chest x-ray
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Sneezing; Food & Eating; X-rays; Pigs; Boars; Hogs


TROMPE D'OEIL: THE ANNOTATED VERSION    Poem Text    


TSUNAMI IN LOVE: KINTSUKUROI / GOLDEN JOINERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Safe is just another empty signifier
Last Line: Gilding together what’s broken no more
Subject(s): Love – Erotic