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Author: RYAN, KAY
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Ryan, Kay    Poet's Biography
102 poems available by this author


A BALL ROLLS ON A POINT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The whole ball


A CAT/A FUTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: A cat can draw
Subject(s): Cats


A CERTAIN KIND OF EDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: It seems like you could, but
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Time; Hope; Optimism


A HUNDRED BOLTS OF SATIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All you / have to lose
Subject(s): Memory; Railroads; Reason; Railways; Trains; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


A PLAIN ORDINARY STEEL NEEDLE CAN FLOAT ON PURE WATER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Water


AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: As some people age
Subject(s): Aging


ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Death has a life
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ALL YOU DID    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


ALMOST WITHOUT A SURFACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes before / going to sleep a person
Subject(s): Sleep


ATLAS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Extreme exertion / isolates a person
Subject(s): Atlas (Mythology)


BACKWARD MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every once in a while
Subject(s): Miracles


BAD DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Not every day / is a good day
Subject(s): Life


BAIT GOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a / distance where
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


BEASTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Time lingers
Subject(s): Monsters


BLANDEUR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If it please god
Subject(s): Quiet Life


BLAST    Poem Text    
First Line: The holes have / almost left the


BLUE CHINA DOORKNOB    Poem Text    
First Line: Rooms may be / using us


CARRYING A LADDER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We are always / really carrying
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Ladders


CHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: The bird / walks down
Subject(s): Birds


CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: A blue stain / creeps across
Subject(s): Clouds


CRIB    Poem Text    
First Line: From the greek for / woven or plaited
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


CROCODILE TEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: The one sincere / crocodile has
Subject(s): Crocodiles; Crying


CROWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Too much rain
Subject(s): Rain


CUT OUT FOR IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Cut out / as a horse
Subject(s): Horses


DEW    Poem Text    
First Line: As neatly as peas
Subject(s): Dew


DON'T LOOK BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: This is not / a problem


DOUBT    Poem Text    
First Line: A chick has just so much time
Subject(s): Doubt; Chickens; Skepticism


DUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: It isn't ever / all green thought
Subject(s): Ducks; Thought; Mallards; Drakes; Thinking


DUTCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Much of life / is dutch
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


EXPECTATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: We expect rain
Subject(s): Rain


FAILURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like slime / inside a / stagnant tank
Subject(s): Failure


FAKE SPOTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like air / in rocks, fake
Subject(s): Apartments; Emptiness


FELIX CROW    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Crow school / is basic and
Subject(s): Crows


FLAMINGO WATCHING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Wherever the flamingo goes,
Subject(s): Flamingos; Individuality


GREEN BEHIND THE EARS    Poem Text    
First Line: I was still slightly
Subject(s): Innocence


GREEN HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Their green flanks


HE LIT A FIRE WITH ICICLES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This was the work / of st. Sebolt, one
Subject(s): Fire; Ice


HEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a heat
Subject(s): Heat


HERRING    Poem Text    
First Line: A thousand / tiny silver
Subject(s): Herring


HOME TO ROOST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The chickens / are circling and
Subject(s): Chcikens


HOPE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


HOUDINI    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Each escape / involved some art
Subject(s): Houdini, Harry (1874-1926)


INSULT    Poem Text    
First Line: Insult is injury


LATENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Just the hints, say
Subject(s): Fingerprints


LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Seas pleat / winds keen
Subject(s): Lighthouses


LIME LIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fame; Reputation


LINEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There are charms / that forestall harm
Subject(s): Charms (Magic); Linen


LOSSES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Loss


MARIANNE MOORE ANNOUNCES LUNCH    Poem Text    
First Line: With several well-placed
Subject(s): Moore, Marianne (1887-1972); Food & Eating


MASTERWORKS OF MING    Poem Text    
First Line: Ming, ming / such a lovely
Subject(s): China - Ming Dynasty (1368-1640); China (Porcelain)


MISER TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Miser time grows
Subject(s): Misers


NEEDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not even a / needle is left
Subject(s): Vases


NEW ROOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: The mind must / set itself up


NOTHING VENTURED    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing exists as a block
Subject(s): Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


ON THE DIFFICULTY OF DRAWING ONESELF UP    Poem Text    
First Line: One does not stack
Subject(s): Mice


OSPREY    Poem Text    
First Line: The great taloned osprey
Subject(s): Ospreys


PAIRED THINGS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who, who had only seen wings,
Subject(s): Birds


PARTY SHIP    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Relationships


PATIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Patience is / wider than one
Subject(s): Patience


PINHOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: We say / pinhole


POETRY IS A KIND OF MONEY    Poem Text    


POLISH AND BALM    Poem Text    
First Line: Dust develops / from inside
Subject(s): Abandonment; Dust; Cleanliness; Desertion


POST-CONSTRUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knows better / than the builder
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders


PUTTING THINGS IN PROPORTION        Recitation by Author


RATS' TAILS    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's say / some day
Subject(s): Brodsky, Joseph (1940-1996)


RENAISSANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is always the renaissance
Subject(s): Renaissance


REPETITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Trying to walk
Subject(s): Walking; Habits


REPULSIVE THEORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Little has been made
Subject(s): Magnetism


RUBBING LAMPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Things beside / aladdin's and
Subject(s): Lamps


SALVAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The wreck / is a fact


SALVATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Like hope / it springs


SHARKS' TEETH    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything contains some / silence. Noise gets
Subject(s): Silence


SHIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Words have loyalties
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SOFT    Poem Text    


SPIDERWEB    Poem Text    
First Line: From other / angles the
Subject(s): Cobwebs


STARDUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Star is / the hardest thing


STILL START    Poem Text    
First Line: As if engine / parts could be
Subject(s): Automobiles; Cars


SURVIVAL SKILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is the virtue
Subject(s): Survival


TAR BABIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Tar babies are / not the children
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


TENDERNESS AND ROT    Poem Text    


THAT WILL TO DIVEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Action creates / a taste
Subject(s): Inanimate Objects


THE ADMIRABLE BEDE, 7TH CENTURY ENGLISH HISTORIAN       
First Line: There has always been a machiavelli, urban
Subject(s): Bede, Saint. The Venerable (673-735); Machiavelli, Niccolo (1469-1527)


THE BEST OF IT    Poem Text    
First Line: However carved up
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


THE EDGES OF TIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is at the edges
Subject(s): Aging


THE EGYPTIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Novelty has not yet
Subject(s): Egypt


THE FABRIC OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is very stretchy
Subject(s): Life


THE FOURTH WISE MAN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Travel; Likes & Dislikes; Journeys; Trips


THE LATE WORM    Poem Text    
First Line: The worms / which had been
Subject(s): Worms


THE LIGHT OF INTERIORS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Light


THE NEW KABBALISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: None of the new kabbalists


THE NIAGARA RIVER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Niagara River


THE OBSOLETION OF A LANGUAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We knew it / would happen,
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


THE PALM AT THE END OF THE MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: After fulfilling everything
Last Line: Taking cover.
Subject(s): Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)


THE PIECES THAT FALL TO EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: One could / almost wish


THE WOMAN WHO WROTE TOO MUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I have written
Subject(s): Women - Writers


THINGS SHOULDN'T BE SO HARD    Poem Text    
First Line: How anything / is known


TURTLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who would be a turtle who could help it?
Subject(s): Turtles; Tortoises


WASTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not even waste
Subject(s): Refuse & Refuse Disposal


WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: That's water under
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


WE'RE BUILDING THE SHIP AS WE SAIL IT    Poem Text    
First Line: The first fear / being drowning
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping; Life


WHY WE MUST STRUGGLE    Poem Text    
First Line: If we have not struggled


WINTER FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it just winter
Subject(s): Winter