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Author: SHAUGHNESSY, BRENDA
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Shaughnessy, Brenda    Poet's Biography
38 poems available by this author


A POET'S POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: If it takes me all day,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ALL POSSIBLE PAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Feelings seem like made-up things,
Subject(s): Pain; Relationships; Suffering; Misery


ARTLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is my heart. A stranger
Subject(s): Love


BIG GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: What began as wildfire ends up


CARD 19: THE SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: When you show yourself to the woman
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DEAR GONGLYA    Poem Text    
First Line: The most inscrutable beautiful names in this world
Subject(s): Names; Gays & Lesbians; Desire; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DRIFT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Travel; Love - Complaints; Disappointment; Absence; Journeys; Trips; Separation; Isolation


EMBARRASSMENT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love


EPITHALAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Other weddings are so shrewd on the sofa, short
Subject(s): Love - Unrquited; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FORTUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Luck today will be skill tomorrow. If only your fear
Subject(s): Fortune; Luck


HEAD HANDED    Poem Text    
First Line: Stop belonging to me so much, face-head.
Subject(s): Self


I WISH I HAD MORE SISTERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Sisters; Conduct Of Life


I'M OVER THE MOON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I don't like what the moon is supposed to do.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Moon; Love - Erotic


INAPPROPRIATE DREAMS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


LETTER TO THE CREVICE NOVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted nothing. I am not a stray mule
Subject(s): Letters


LIQUID FLESH    Poem Text    
First Line: In a light chocolatine room
Subject(s): Babies; Parents; Relationships; Body, Human; Infants; Parenthood


MAGI    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers


ME IN PARADISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, to be ready for it, unfucked, ever-fucked
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Passion; Absence; Separation; Isolation


MIDDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The last minutes of your life
Subject(s): Middle Age


ONE LOVE STORY, EIGHT TAKES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


OUTFOXED    Poem Text    
First Line: Red foxes are not allowed
Last Line: All brought to by fox news
Subject(s): Foxes; Sex; Racism


PARTHENOGENESIS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Body, Human


PERFECT ENDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Be anti-grandmother in your little black box
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


POSTFEMINISM    Poem Text    
First Line: There are two kinds of people, soldiers and women
Subject(s): Survival; Women's Rights; Feminism


PROJECT FOR A FAINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, yes, the rain is sorry. Unfemale, of course, the rain is
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


ROSARIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Ardent goodwife of a bad fisherman, I am blessed
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


STILL LIFE, WITH GLOXINIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I will make something of you both pigment
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


THE POETRY OF DANGER    Poem Text    


THE QUESTION AND ITS MARK    Poem Text    
First Line: May I cast a spell on the many swans of leda
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Wishes; Dead, The


THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF (AND NECESSARY STEPS TOWARD) MAKING ART    Poem Text    
First Line: Pure art is, in a sense, pure innocence.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE WORLD'S ARM    Poem Text    
First Line: A strong, pale wind on the thighs,
Subject(s): Natujre


THIRTEENTH SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is twelve? Not you, in absolute skirt
Subject(s): Aging; Children; Summer; Childhood


THIS PERSON-SIZED SKY WITH BRUISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Simultaneously orange and violet,


VISITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am dreaming of a house just like this one
Subject(s): Hope; Desire; Optimism


WHY IS THE COLOR OF SNOW?    Poem Text    
First Line: Let's ask a poet with no way of knowing.
Subject(s): Snow; Loneliness; Immortality


YOU LOVE, YOU WONDER    Poem Text    
First Line: You love a woman and you wonder where she goes all night
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Nature Of; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


YOUR NAME ON IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Let this one clear square of thought be just
Subject(s): Names; Rooms


YOUR ONE GOOD DRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Should never be light. That kind of thing feels
Subject(s): Love - Erotic