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Author: SIKELIANOS, ELENI
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Sikelianos, Eleni    Poet's Biography
77 poems available by this author


ARTIFACT: FIRST OF ALL, SEA; AND HALF OF THE SEA IS TRUTH, HALF WIND       
First Line: 1. It is wise to hearken not to me, but to my word, and to confess that all
Last Line: ........... The surge of blue
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


ARTIFACT: THE ALPHABET CALIPHS: ABCS       
First Line: Of the / 'be and it was'
Last Line: —khwandamir
Subject(s): Alphabets


ARTIFACT: TWO INK ON POTTERY FRAGMENTS: 7TH-8TH C.A.D.       
First Line: ...Behold, another 4
Last Line: Fireworks out on the river
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Salads; Vegetables


ARTIFACT: WHEN - OUT OF...DELIGHT       
First Line: When - out of my d in the b of the house of g - the loveliness of the many
Last Line: —abbÉ suger
Subject(s): Artifacts


BIRD & MEAT SUBJECT    Poem Text    
First Line: My little bird & meat subject


BOOK OF TRIBUTES: COSMORAMA       
First Line: Look - wool / in which: gold stars we got
Last Line: From devouring a lunch of air. Then there was lights.
Subject(s): Cosmology; Earth; Geography; Maps; Travel; Universe; World; Journeys; Trips


CAMPO SANTO    Poem Text    
First Line: I learned to say no I the old language
Last Line: Backroads, humming, they are blind
Subject(s): Electricity; Schools; Students


CANTO: ROCKS: WHICH HOLD THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD THUS FAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Look! It's a rock depicting the solid
Last Line: Forward & back
Subject(s): History; Nature; Stones; Historians; Granite; Rocks


CATALOGUE: AND WHY FOR POETRY LIKE LIFE IS 'EXQUISITE IN ITS KIND'       
First Line: I observe how imperfectly words


CATALOGUE: AND WHY FOR POETRY LIKE LIFE IS EXQUISITE IN ITS KIND'       
First Line: I observe how imperfectly words


CITIES: THE LAST LIGHTS OFF THE WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: In darkness a paperweight
Last Line: Are these? (curtains.)
Subject(s): Cities; West (U.s.); Urban Life; Southwest; Pacific States


ESSAY: 13 PRESSURE POINTS INSIDE THE SKULL       
First Line: (I was) (previously) incapable of establishing a link between one phenomenon &
Last Line: I wrote recognition to perform in
Subject(s): Bones; Essays; Skulls


ESSAY: AN AMATEUR OF HUMAN ICHTHYOLOGY: HAIRSHIRT WOVEN IN #S       
First Line: I hear person from a practicable point of view
Last Line: At the human-to-be-made: an alphabet collar of hairs, woven in white
Subject(s): Bodies; Creation; Mankind; Human Race


ESSAY: AT NIGHT THE AUTOPORTRAIT AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Each evening from my bed I calculated & compared
Last Line: Second elbow
Subject(s): Essays; Soul


ESSAY: BEAUTIFUL       
First Line: Live soldiers swimming through silver
Last Line: Comma. Brenda's carnival taffy. Yum.
Subject(s): Beauty; Essays


ESSAY: CANTUS INFIRMUS       
First Line: The way to rise to god is to dissipate into particles of light like
Last Line: Giant ys inscribed in strings of light on the face of the earth
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Essays; Philip I, King Of Spain (1478-1506)


ESSAY: COLOR       
First Line: There is a magenta inside the snail, a red
Last Line: The round world
Subject(s): Colors; Essays


ESSAY: DELICATELY    Poem Text    
First Line: The father pollutes his body and
Last Line: Or small, dark, and beautiful.
Subject(s): Essays; Pollution


ESSAY: DUCKS       
First Line: Break what is the / nectarine - word
Last Line: Of the thought: dusks reflect you
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Ducks; Lakes; Mallards; Drakes; Pools; Ponds


ESSAY: FOR ANYONE WHO'S EVER SPED APART    Poem Text    
First Line: What symmetry can there be
Last Line: In pursuit of roads and balance, birds.
Subject(s): Absence; Love - Loss Of; Separation; Isolation


ESSAY: I SAID TO MY LEG: BE STILL       
First Line: I said to my head: be kingly!
Last Line: Of color? The 14 bands of the globe?
Subject(s): Bodies; Essays; Legs


ESSAY: IN THE WORLD THAT WAS SLATED TO BE REAPPORTIONED THAT DAY OR       
First Line: I had a crisis in my male domesticity
Last Line: Difficult at all.
Subject(s): Essays; Love - Complaints


ESSAY: IN THE LAND OF WHAT DRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd like to share this news
Last Line: My poems made the low plains, the cowpalace, move.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ESSAY: NAKED AT THE ROOT-POST: JOY       
First Line: That night there was the pleasurable feeling
Last Line: I am in a hurry to have this end
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


ESSAY: NOAH & THE WASHING MACHINE       
First Line: To erase all color
Last Line: The name, the pleasure porch / / all this that / I was sitting on
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Geology


ESSAY: ODE       
First Line: A pythagorean belief in numbers satisfied the need for symbols thinking of
Last Line: Poetry poetry & architecture & poetry
Subject(s): Odes (As Poetic Form)


ESSAY: OF CANNIBALS, OF THUMBS       
First Line: What revolves in the thinking disk? What reflects of the eye is due
Last Line: Burning to cover joy's shadow of joy beneath the thumb.
Subject(s): Cannibals; Desire; Essays; Happiness; Joy; Delight


ESSAY: OF SPACE, STAINLESS STEEL, OF GIFTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Excellent earth, magnet jar, now
Last Line: Touch this axis
Subject(s): Earth; Essays; Geology; World


ESSAY: OF SUN, OF HISTORY, OF SEEING    Poem Text    
First Line: In this one, seeing is a form of touching
Last Line: I shall survive on prairie mice
Subject(s): History; Historians


ESSAY: ON THE FIRST LINES OF THE INVOCATION TO LIGHT       
First Line: (now we will speak of)
Last Line: What good is a brain
Subject(s): Light; Science; Scientists


ESSAY: ON THE WORLD AS WILL OR WILL NOT       
First Line: Accident, come / from the side of the walk I forgot
Subject(s): Essays; New York City; Taxis; Travel; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Journeys; Trips


ESSAY: PARTS OF PLANTS, ANIMALS, PHYSICS       
First Line: Every time I want(ed) to read in a sort of
Last Line: Now I'm getting something to blow you up
Subject(s): Physics


ESSAY: SEVEN ASPECTS OF MILKING TIME       
First Line: I had it in my mind to move
Last Line: & end up in the gutter
Subject(s): Essays; Religion; Theology


ESSAY: THE ALIEN & BEAUTIFUL LIGHT OF WAKING, RAIN, NIGHT       
First Line: At evening / announced on flight
Last Line: Radiant radiant rain
Subject(s): Atoms; Rain; Science; Scientists


ESSAY: THE COMPLETE SENTENCE OF THE LIMBS       
First Line: I was bathing as an individual in something more general
Last Line: I will have to sleep a long time to find them again
Subject(s): Essays; Maritime Law; Navigation; Sea Law


ESSAY: THE EARLIEST WORLD       
First Line: When the tired drones of tv sit
Last Line: The snakes? These are all worlds, gone.
Subject(s): Danger; Mankind; Human Race


ESSAY: THE HANGING PARADOGS SLIP       
First Line: There is an octave between us
Last Line: To this you, you take it
Subject(s): Cities; Essays; Retail Trade; Urban Life; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers


ESSAY: THE INFINITE ASSONANCES WITHIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The new york phone book is suggestive of a sublime
Last Line: What is happening anywhere, what has happened, and what will
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Rhyme


ESSAY: THE SLEEPYHEAD       
First Line: Paysage: / a red strip of sky
Last Line: I made those clouds
Subject(s): Nature


ESSAY: WHEN I THINK OF SEX, A MOIST FOG       
First Line: When I think of sex, some people
Last Line: Person until I am dead.
Subject(s): Essays; Sex


ESSAY: WHO THINKING ON HER LEGS: MANIFESTO       
First Line: What color is your arrow? Mine is green
Last Line: At your voice
Subject(s): Telescopes And Binoculars


ESSAY: WOULD ROME BE ROME       
First Line: The ensemble of signs by which we usually recognize a feeling for example love
Last Line: Speak?
Subject(s): Love; Patriotism


FORKHEAD BOX P2 (AKA POXP2)    Poem Text    
First Line: What haunts the brain: a cell spell
Subject(s): Mind, The


HERE WE ARE ON THE PLACE ST. SULPICE AGAIN LOOKING ONTO THE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Cumference would not be the animalsí shadow but real: real
Subject(s): Light


HISTORIES: 'THE POTS & PANS OF EARLY GREECE'       


HISTORIES: A WOMAN WAS CONSTRUCTED N 20 OZ. ANTIQUITY, CERTAINLY SHE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is true that ( ) discovered the
Last Line: Chassis in the glove of a chandelier
Subject(s): History; Man-woman Relationships; Historians; Male-female Relations


HISTORIES: BIRTH, WITHOUT THE THEME OF BURNING: US, BORN OF A THICKET       
First Line: Then all the forests divided & them oceans &
Last Line: Lobsters? Sweetmeats?
Subject(s): Birth; History; Mankind; Child Birth; Midwifery; Historians; Human Race


HISTORIES: THAT WOBBLE OF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I hereby cluster all day loveliness with flick
Last Line: A fire of your house.
Subject(s): Earth; Planets; World


HISTORIES: THE FLESH       
First Line: Living in the lap / of lux- / ury
Last Line: Animate the factory, the flush
Subject(s): History; Mankind; Historians; Human Race


HISTORIES: THE GREAT HANDIWORK: WATER, & SOFT, DELICIOUS AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: All of them the great...Mmm...Did
Last Line: Take.
Subject(s): History; Water; Historians


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: JOY'S THE AIM       
First Line: A man was leading us through trees. We saw darkness in the
Last Line: Relations; ... Then, & I was young: ... Suddenly.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Youth; Nightmares; Bedtime


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: JOY, ALSO       
First Line: Suddenly a stone shaped like a
Last Line: Thick with leaves
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: THE BRIGHTER FLESH    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is the center of human
Last Line: Between dark between cities
Subject(s): Bodies; Labor & Laborers; Mankind; Shadows; Work; Workers; Human Race


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: THE FESTIVAL OF THE FRERES LUMIERES    Poem Text    
First Line: It was just before easter
Last Line: "next to me,"" history writes."
Subject(s): Christianity; Easter; Festivals; Holidays; The Resurrection; Fairs; Pageants


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: THE SPEED OF C       
First Line: Human, have you heard?
Last Line: Would like to exempt itself from the laws of gravity.
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


IN THE AIRPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: A man called dad walks by
Subject(s): Fathers


IT IS NOT ENOUGH THAT THE BUDS HAVE COME OUT. IT IS NOT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Tourists have begun to fill up the city like a box of arms and legs
Subject(s): Spring


LET THE EYE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of the earth
Subject(s): Eyes


LIGHT COMES THROUGH AND IS    Poem Text    
Last Line: From devouring a lunch of air. Then there was lights.
Subject(s): Light


MY LOVE: MUSIC DOES    Poem Text    
First Line: Music is a dog
Last Line: On a catalpa flower.
Subject(s): Love; Music & Musicians


MY LOVE: ODELET    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to say something about my love. My love is
Last Line: Friends
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Passion


MY LOVE: WITH SECRET LATITUDINAL KNOWLEDGE       
First Line: My love and I love
Last Line: Over the verge for a very long time.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


NAMES AND ALIASES    Poem Text    
First Line: Helen pappamarkou (birth certificate)
Last Line: The feral child
Subject(s): Names; Greece


ORIGINS: MY LIFE IN MOVING PICTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: If I'm a leaf I'm a leaf if you're a
Last Line: Of the birds?
Subject(s): Life; Single Parents; Parents Without Partners


SKETCH: EPISODE B AT GOLD CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: As an aid / for apprehending the vanishing point
Last Line: You
Subject(s): Cities; Maps; Paintings And Painters; Urban Life


SO CRANE'S LATIN'S A LITTLE OFF SO    Poem Text    
Last Line: Tongue of the sea
Subject(s): Language


SONG OF LA PIEDRA CANSATA    Poem Text    
First Line: I know in your ear
Last Line: "all the while, whistling
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no one in this world than my father
Last Line: On the piano keys
Subject(s): Fathers


THE BIRDS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST THOUGHTS OF LEAVING'       
First Line: My eye can't fix you
Last Line: Of a heart; (shut up or) tell me
Variant Title(s): Poem
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


THE BIRDS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST THOUGHTS OF LEAVING'       
First Line: My eye can't fix you


THE HUMAN PORTFOL;IO    Poem Text    
First Line: To express milk, like expressing a feeling
Subject(s): Horses; Milk; Body, Human; Milkmen; Milkmaids


THE PREMIUM MOBILE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the subway, I saw a m an kiss the crown of his
Last Line: ........... The surge of blue


THE TYPICAL HAND    Poem Text    
First Line: In my left pocket is a hand
Last Line: So keen, cutting you now.
Subject(s): Hands; Healing; Cures


THUS, SPEAK THE CHROMOGRAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Saying: one night in a cloud chamber
Last Line: Run toward the sea)
Subject(s): Authors And Authorship; Books; Crane, Hart (1899-1932); Nature; Reading


TRAVELOGUE: WHEN WE CONSIDER THE DARK LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: If you could hear a town grow, to wonder about other, distant objects
Last Line: By thinking the thinking heart so smokeable
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Towns; Travel; Journeys; Trips


VISIBLE STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: In my collection of gluons whose color adds up
Last Line: Out there / hissing
Subject(s): Earth


WHO WAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who was / authoring rain
Last Line: The incredible achilles tendon . . .
Subject(s): Rain