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Author: SLEIGH, TOM
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Sleigh, Tom    Poet's Biography
42 poems available by this author


A VISIT    Poem Text    
First Line: What she is waiting for never arrives
Subject(s): Aging


A WEDDING AT CANA, LEBANON, 2007    Poem Text    
First Line: He said, 'it is terrible what happens.'
Subject(s): Marriage; War; Lebanon; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ANIMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: A face, my face, stares back from glass pocked
Subject(s): Doppelgangers


ARMY CATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Over by the cemetery next to the cp
Subject(s): Lebanon; War; Bombs; Cats


BEIRUT TANK    Poem Text    
First Line: Staring up into the tank's belly lit
Subject(s): Lebanon; War; Tanks (Military Science)


BLUEPRINT    Poem Text    
First Line: I had a blueprint
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


BUOYANCY    Poem Text    
First Line: A swimmer swims out through voids of drypoint, inkwash,
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


FABLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: But where, oh where is the holy idiot,
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Anti-war Protests


FENIX    Poem Text    
First Line: Face cross-hatched by violet shadows that fall round her like a net,
Last Line: And on the other lens my ass
Subject(s): Dreams; Social Classes; Man-woman Relationships; Nightmares; Caste; Male-female Relations


FIRST LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: A slightering rustle through ivy and leaves
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FALLEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The little boy crying out
Subject(s): Rector, Liam (1949-2007); Innocence; Suicide


INTELLIGENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wiretaps and tapes, concealed
Subject(s): Intelligence Agencies


M. ON HER THIRTHIETH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I think I could be a yogi
Subject(s): Coming Of Age; Parents; Death; Parenthood; Dead, The


NOBODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Line after line smearing off into elephantine
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Illness


O.D.    Poem Text    
First Line: I was surprised to find them
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Music & Musicians; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


ON THE PLATFORM    Poem Text    
First Line: The omen I didn't know I was waiting for
Subject(s): Railroad Stations; Bombs


ORACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because the burn's unstable, burning too hot
Subject(s): Engineering & Engineers; Rockets; Fathers; Death; Dead, The


ROUND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Somebody's alone in his head, somebody's a kid,
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


SEVENTH CIRCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: And after the fight the moment of awakening
Subject(s): Boys; Fightng; War; Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)


SEVENTH FLOOR: CANCER WARD    Poem Text    
First Line: We are the elect in this inverse hell
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease); Hospitals


SHAME    Poem Text    
First Line: If only I'd known then what I was reaching for
Subject(s): Nature


SONG THAT ONLY COULD BE SUNG ONCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Variable, changeable, yes, there are days when
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


SPACE STATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My mother and I and the dog were floating
Subject(s): Mothers; Dogs; Weightlessness


SPEECH FOR MYSELF AS A GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Whoever I was, whatever I may have done, speaks to me
Subject(s): Future Life; Ghosts; Supernatural; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


STONE GOD AND GODDESS IN AN ARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the stone ark that carried them this far
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


STRANDING    Poem Text    
First Line: What came wafting
Subject(s): Lebanon; War


THE ADVANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out the barred window sandbags
Subject(s): Lebanon; War; Dolls; Death - Children; Death - Babies


THE BREEZE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language; Wnd; Words; Vocabulary


THE DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Fifteen years in each other's heat
Subject(s): Doors; Perception


THE HAMMOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Your hand pushes me away
Subject(s): Life; Love


THE HARBOR: 1. MOSAIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Your face clears of expression, your eyes
Last Line: Our flesh/fish bodies puddlng molten
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships; Water


THE HARBOR: 2. BATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Buoyancy lifting us on each wave's crest
Last Line: The swell of your razoring whiplash tail
Subject(s): Boats; Water


THE HARBOR: 3. ARGUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The lighthouse there, then not
Last Line: Higher and higher up the scale
Subject(s): Lighthouses


THE HARBOR: 4. HARPOON    Poem Text    
First Line: The wooden handle cracked but seasoned tough
Last Line: Crystal on crystal holding fast
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships


THE HOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out in the garden, the wind was like a dog
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE LAST WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: As if your half-witted tongue
Subject(s): Death; Language; Dead, The; Words; Vocabulary


THE MEADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the road from where we nap
Subject(s): War; Death; Cemeteries; Dead, The; Graveyards


THE SEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The mist was a face
Subject(s): Seals (Animals)


THE VERY END    Poem Text    
First Line: My eyes are strange to the print tonight
Subject(s): Grandparents; Death; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Dead, The


THE WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Today, this moment, speechlessly in pain,
Subject(s): Fathers; Illness; Hospitals


THE WOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: When I woke the darkness was so thick,
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


TRIUMPH    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother, sure, everything I know
Subject(s): Mothers