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Author: SIMPSON, LOUIS
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Simpson, Louis    Poet's Biography
85 poems available by this author


A BOWER OF ROSES       
First Line: The mixture of smells
Last Line: Were real, and applied to you
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


A CLEARING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I had come to australia
Subject(s): Australia


A FAREWELL TO HIS MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The floorboards creak
Subject(s): Old Age; Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


A LETTER FROM BRAZIL    Poem Text    
First Line: An old friend from schooldays
Last Line: Have been damaged and have to be replaced
Subject(s): Friendship


A STORY ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP    Poem Text    
First Line: In my grandmother's house there was always chicken soup
Last Line: But to live in the tragic world forever.
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; World War Ii; Shoah; Judaism; Second World War


A WANDERING LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Breathes there the man with soul so dead
Last Line: Or the one that permits us to live?
Subject(s): United States - Immigration & Emigration


AFTER MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark streets are deserted,
Subject(s): Night; City & Town Life; Bedtime


AKHMATOVA'S HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Akhmatova's husband, gumilev / was a poet and an explorer
Subject(s): Akhmatova, Anna (1889-1966); Poetry & Poets


AL AND BETH    Poem Text    
First Line: My uncle al worked in a drugstore
Subject(s): Immigrants; Patriotism; Family Life; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Relatives


ALL SORTS OF THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: He would stoop, pick up something
Last Line: The garden keeps me on my toes
Subject(s): Hobbies; Boredom


AMERICAN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever it is, it must have
Last Line: Uttering cries that are almost human.
Subject(s): Language; Men; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


AN OLD BUILDING ON HUDSON STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: It was an old building
Last Line: Coming closer, trying to hear
Subject(s): New York City – Buildings


AN ORCHID    Poem Text    
First Line: I must have been asleep
Last Line: Fading through the pages
Subject(s): Orchids; Love – Complaints


AS BIRDS ARE FITTED TO THE BOUGHS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love


BALLADE: WOMEN OF TIME PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me in what country is
Subject(s): Women


BEFORE THE POETRY READING    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the poetry reading
Subject(s): Poetry Readings


BIG DREAM, LITTLE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: The elgonyi say, there are big dreams and little dreams
Subject(s): Men; War


BIRCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Birch tree, you remind me
Subject(s): Love


CARENTAN O CARENTAN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Trees in the old days used to stand / and shape a shady land
Subject(s): D Day (June 6, 1944); World War Ii; Normandy (France), Invasion Of; Second World War


CHOCOLATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Once some people were visiting chekhov
Last Line: Unusual conversation.
Subject(s): Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904); Chocolates; Conversation


DVONYA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the town of odessa
Subject(s): Love; Odessa, Ukraine


ED    Poem Text    
First Line: Ed was in love with a cocktail waitress
Subject(s): Marriage; Disappointment; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Even after j.B. Left and went to a better house
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Editors; Educators; Professors


FROGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The storm broke, and it rained,
Subject(s): Frogs; Longing; Conversation


GRADUATION    Poem Text    
First Line: My ex-wife comes over
Subject(s): Graduation & Graduates; Divorce; Parents; Parenthood


HE'S ASLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: The phone was ringing
Last Line: In the room, except his wife
Subject(s): Sleep; Marriage; Man-woman Relationships


HONEYMOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Uncle bob prayed over the groom:
Subject(s): Honeymoons


HOT NIGHT ON WATER STREET       
First Line: A hot midsummer night on water street
Last Line: And bought the new york times, and went to bed.
Subject(s): Towns


I DREAMED THAT IN A CITY DARK AS PARIS    Poem Text    


IN CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Here I am, troubling the dream coast
Subject(s): California


IN THE SUBURBS    Poem Text    
First Line: There's no way out
Subject(s): Suburbs


INSPIRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Thank you, jon! Your card
Last Line: We can get on with art. It's long
Subject(s): Inspiration; Poetry & Poets


LANDSCAPE WITH BARNS    Poem Text    
First Line: The barns like scarlet lungs are breathing in
Subject(s): United States; America


LILIES OF THE FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: The road is full of people
Last Line: And her english has much improved
Subject(s): United States - Immigration & Emigration


LINES WRITTEN NEAR SAN FRANCISCO    Poem Text    
First Line: I wake and feel the city trembling.
Subject(s): Caruso, Enrico (1873-1921); United States; Social Commentaries; America


LOVE AND POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: My girl the voluptuous creature
Subject(s): Love


MEMORIES OF A LOST WAR       
First Line: The guns know what is what, but underneath
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


MUSIC IN VENICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dismiss the instruments that for your pleasure
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Venice, Italy


MY FATHER IN THE NIGHT COMMANDING NO    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


NERO IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: G.L.B. Wiehen / w pronounec as v
Last Line: Into a life of crime
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Nero, Roman Emperor (37-68 A.d.)


O WHAT CAN AIL THEE, KNIGHT AT ARMS?    Poem Text    
First Line: The day the students were arrested
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Poetry & Poets; Love - Erotic; Anti-war Protests


ON THE LAWN AT THE VILLA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Arms & Armor; Americans; Weapons; Ammunition


OUT OF SEASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I stayed at the grand hotel
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


PACIFIC IDEAS-A LETTER TO WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the schooners were drifting
Last Line: O anything, to hold her in my arms!
Variant Title(s): Pacific Ideas - A Letter To Walt Whitman
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


PHYSICAL UNIVERSE    Poem Text    
First Line: He woke at five and, unable
Last Line: From the depths of sleep.
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


PORT JEFFERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: My whole life coming to this place
Subject(s): Long Island (N.y.)


SACRED OBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am taking part in a great experiment
Subject(s): Suburbs; Writing & Writers


STUMPFOOT ON 42ND STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: A negro sprouts from the pavement like an asparagus
Subject(s): Physical Disabilities; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


SUDDENLY    Poem Text    
First Line: The truck came at me,
Subject(s): Accidents; Driving


SWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone at lake kearney had a nickname:
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Women


THE APPOINTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Genaro was standing
Last Line: You can all go to hell
Subject(s): Boxing & Boxers; Physicians


THE ART OF STORYTELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Once upon a time there was a shocket,
Subject(s): Story-telling


THE ASSOCIATE    Poem Text    
First Line: I would read until I was sure
Subject(s): Publishing; Publishers


THE BATTLE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Helmet and rifle, pack and overcoat
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


THE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sang heinrich, I would fly
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


THE BLUE COAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Peter sat in the garden
Last Line: Had given him for his journey: / sentimental education
Subject(s): Travel; Friendship; Relationships


THE BOARDER    Poem Text    
First Line: The time is after dinner. Cigarettes
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE FLOOR LAMP    Poem Text    
First Line: He threw his belongings
Last Line: And the suitcase, and turned back
Subject(s): Lamps


THE GOODNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: He stood still by her bed
Subject(s): Children; Anxiety; Parents; Childhood; Parenthood


THE GREEN SHEPHERD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here sit a shepherd and a shepherdess
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses


THE HEROES       
First Line: I dreamed of war-heroes, of wounded war-heroes
Subject(s): War


THE INNER PART    Poem Text    
First Line: When they had won the war
Subject(s): Men


THE LAUREL TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the clear light that confuses everything
Subject(s): Trees; Korean War, 1950-1953


THE LISTENERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I walked down the street
Last Line: In the distance going away
Subject(s): Home; Childhood Memories; Nostalgia


THE LONG AFTERNOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Behind the glass door
Last Line: Dear brother, I do!
Subject(s): Dolls; Time; Play


THE LOVER'S GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: I fear the headless man
Subject(s): Fantasy


THE MAGIC CARPET    Poem Text    
First Line: Every american is a movie critic
Last Line: "and ""siponelle,"" large worm."
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Paris, France; Writing & Writers; Movies; Cinema


THE MAN WHO MARRIED MAGDALENE    Poem Text    


THE MARRIAGE OF POCAHONTAS    Poem Text    
First Line: These episodes are taken
Last Line: Uttering cries that are almost human
Subject(s): Native Americans; Pocahontas (1595-1617); Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE MIDDLEAGED MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a middleaged man, tim flanagan
Last Line: Running from his eye to his ear
Subject(s): Middle Age


THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: He isn't a religious man
Subject(s): Neighbors; Family Life; Fatners; Transience; Mortality; Happiness; Relatives; Impermanence; Joy; Delight


THE REDWOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Mountains are moving, rivers are hurrying
Subject(s): Sequoia Trees; Redwoods


THE RUNNER    Poem Text    
First Line: And the condemned man ate a hearty meal'
Subject(s): Bulge, Battle Of The; World War Ii; Second World War


THE STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: Here comes the subway grating fisher
Subject(s): Streets; Avenues


THE UNWRITTEN POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: You will never write the poem about italy.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE WILLIES    Poem Text    
First Line: I asked johan why he left home
Subject(s): Immigrants


THERE IS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: A man stood in the laurel tree
Subject(s): Religion; Materialism; Theology


TO THE WESTERN WORLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A siren sang, and europe turned away
Subject(s): United States; America


TYPHUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The whole earth was covered with snow,
Last Line: We were poor—a box was worth something
Subject(s): Epidemics; Plums; Death; Plum Trees; Dead, The


VANDERGAST AND THE GIRL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Extramarital Affairs; Divorce; Middle Age


WALT WHITMAN AT BEAR MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither on horseback nor seated
Last Line: Dances like italy, imagining red.
Subject(s): Bear Mountain, New York; Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


WHITE OXEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A man walks beside them
Subject(s): Oxen


WHY DON'T YOU GET TRANSFERRED, DAD?    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Family Life; Likes & Dislikes; Moving; Relatives


WORKING LATE    Poem Text    
First Line: A light is on in my father's study
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Law & Lawyers