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Author: SHEPHERD, REGINALD
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Shepherd, Reginald    Poet's Biography
66 poems available by this author


A BRIEF MANUAL FOR SWIMMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: History has written its ritual runes and we
Subject(s): History; Writing & Writers; Swimming & Swimmers; Historians; Swimmers


A MAN NAMED TROY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here are the homeless black men begging small coins
Subject(s): Troy


A MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: He winds through the party like wind, one of the just
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A PLAGUE FOR KIT MARLOWE; IN MEMORY OF DEREK JARMAN       
First Line: I don't trust beauty anymore, when will I stop
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Dramatists; Gays & Lesbians; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Plays & Playwrights; Sickness; Illness


ABOUT A BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything derives from wreckage, returns
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


AFTER CATULLUS: VARMEN CI    Poem Text    
First Line: Tramping shattered landscapes and astray


ALONG WITH WHATEVER HAS NOT YET BEEN NAMED    Poem Text    
First Line: Take if you will this improbable boy
Subject(s): Boys


ALSO LOVE YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: I think of you when I am dead, the way rocks
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology – Classical; Sun


AN ABBREVIATED HISTORY OF SIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: And not to be removed
Subject(s): Language; Signs & Signboards; Words; Vocabulary


ANOTHER LETTER OF THE ALPHABET    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is your name, a stone on the tongue, here is
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


ANOTHER UNCLASSICAL ECLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where were you when I was for sail
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


ANTIBODY    Poem Text    
First Line: I've heard that blood will always tell
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


AT THE END OF OUTSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer opens its caesura
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


AT THE GRAVE OF HART CRANE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mobile light paints me an undertow, trailing
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932); Gays & Lesbians


AT WEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Can't move can't speak can't think to wonder
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: In the painting by guido reni of saint sebastian
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sebastian, Saint (D. 288); Supermarkets


BLUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: See my colors fall apart? Green
Subject(s): Colors; Landscape; Absence; Separation; Isolation


BY THE ENTRANCE TO CORDOVA HALL, I SAT DOWN AND WEPT    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside my overheated car, where no one
Subject(s): Songs; Memory; Grief; Driving; Sorrow; Sadness


CIGNUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Persons reminded me of birds, a boy
Subject(s): Birds


CYGNUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Persons reminded me of birds, a boy
Last Line: All that unripe, within reach
Subject(s): Constellations; Legends


DRAWING FROM LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Look: I am building absence
Subject(s): Loneliness


EROS IN HIS STRIPED BLUE SHIRT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: And green plaid shorts goes strolling
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EXPERIMENT V    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere a door to day is opening, and she
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


FIVE FEELINGS FOR ORPHEUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Orpheus sits on the strumming esplanade
Subject(s): Mythology – Classical; Orpheus


FOR MY MOTHER IN LIEU OF MOURNING    Poem Text    
First Line: It takes a thing so long to be true. I don't want
Last Line: All a summer’s afternoon, and that’s not all
Subject(s): Death – Mothers


GEOLOGY OF WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Striated tides draw their lines
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


HESITATION THEORY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I drift into the sound of wind,
Subject(s): Nature; Se;f


HOW PEOPLE DISAPPEAR    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: If this world were mine, the stereo
Subject(s): Death - Mothers; Dead, The


HYGIENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some men wash their hands five times a day
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


ICARUS ON FIRE ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Two loves I have, each one
Subject(s): Fire Island; Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


KINDERTOTENLIEDER    Poem Text    
First Line: After midnight everything becomes musical
Last Line: To cold fresh water, then lost heart
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


KNEELING SELF-PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Fluencies of light dally
Last Line: You fly through me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


LENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the blue meets blue, where sky
Last Line: On where he stands. His face? Unverifiable
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


MANIFEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir star, herr lenz, white season body
Subject(s): Nature; Body, Human


MARCH SNOW AS MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: We left our footprints on a night like this
Subject(s): Snow; Absence; Separation; Isolation


MICHAEL WHO WALKS BY NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: For his sake drifting away from the true
Last Line: She survived to die for good
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


MOTIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm a penny fallen from heaven's
Last Line: Flower face in no one's voice
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


MY MOTHER WAS NO WHITE DOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: No dove at all, coo-rooing through the dusk
Subject(s): Mothers


OCCURRENCES ACROSS THE CHROMATIC SCALE    Poem Text    
First Line: The way air is at the same time
Subject(s): Nature


ONE OF THEIR GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Was he lightning poured from a smashed flute,
Subject(s): Love


ORPHEUS PLAYS THE BRONX    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was ten (no longer
Subject(s): Mothers; Substance Abuse; Childhood Memories


PARK APOCRYPHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Listened but couldn't hear
Last Line: As if to use up the distance between them
Subject(s): Rain


PEAR TREE, BARTLETT, QUOTATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Unswim the sky, clouds row across
Subject(s): Mothers; Despair


PERSEPHONE'S CELESTIAL SPHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight pools in her hollow bones
Last Line: Too late for life in ancient rome
Subject(s): Persephone; Mythology - Classical


PHENOMENOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: These weeks wide as a wave and white
Subject(s): Sea; Sirens (Mythology); Drowning; Ocean


PLACET FUTILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rise up, my love. This is the unasked-for morning
Last Line: Or perhaps it's just a plastic grocery bag
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


RESPITE    Poem Text    
First Line: A quick wind weeding the sky
Subject(s): Nature; Relationships


ROMAN YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The corrugated iron gates are
Subject(s): Roman Empire


SALT POINT    Poem Text    
First Line: While grieving I went down, I was only
Last Line: The brother in the broken-bottle eden
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SKIN TRADE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: And then I said, that's what it means
Subject(s): Rivers; Longing; African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


SOLSTICE AS DEMON LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: You disappear again, december sun
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Mythology - Classical; Sun


SOME MAPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Which it watches, where it waits
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF CYPRESS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Shipwrecks


SURFACE EFFECTS IN SUMMER WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm learning to remember the sound
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SUTURE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SYNTAX    Poem Text    
First Line: Occasionally a god speaks to you,
Subject(s): Driving


TELEMACHUS ON THE WATERFRONT    Poem Text    
First Line: I listened to the utterance of an owl, I took
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


THE BEAUTIFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Incertitudes are buying shirts
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: This recurring dream after the lethargies
Subject(s): Doppelgangers


THE LITTLE MERMAID'S FORTUNE TELLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Refracted through your tide-washed hours, this prince
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical


THINGS WAITING TO BE DANGEROUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Something gets tired fo beingn said
Subject(s): Love – Loss Of


UNDER THE MILKY WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Some stars, brightest early, falter


WITH THE WIND BLOWING THROUGH IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Special instructions / to the spinner of webs, the knotter


WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The man in my dream said, let me live, but that
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


YOU ALSO, NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Petrarch dreams of pebbles
Subject(s): Petrarch (1304-1374); Homecoming; Nature; Francesco Petrarca


YOU. THEREFORE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You are like me, you will die too, but not today:
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mortality; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men