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Author: SMITH, CHARLIE
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Smith, Charlie    Poet's Biography
62 poems available by this author


ADDRESS TO THE EX    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you quieted yet?
Subject(s): Divorce


AFTER HAYDN    Poem Text    
First Line: Speeding around in a little car
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


ARCHEOLOGIES    Poem Text    
First Line: I wonder about all the thoughts
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


ARRANGEMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I like a manuever that doesn't start in silence
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


ATTACHMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Little prongs, hooks, eyelets
Subject(s): Love


BASIC BLACK    Poem Text    
First Line: For simplicity's sake I don't think about her
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


BEAUTY KILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: In virginia / I stalled a while watching a bay horse
Last Line: Or makes him what he is
Subject(s): Beauty


BEDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Terrible beds, soft beds, wily, elusive beds,
Subject(s): Beds


BETTER THAN HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: So many set-asides, you say, intemperate
Last Line: Leads, possible meaning
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


CONCEIT    Poem Text    
First Line: My brother's afraid to get angry
Subject(s): Brothers; Anger; Letters; Family Life; Half-brothers; Relatives


EASTERN FORESTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been walking in the eastern forests
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


EVASIVE ACTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: ...The clip ped possessive moment, the barber on his porch
Subject(s): Hair; Past


FLOWERS OF MANHATTAN    Poem Text    
First Line: ... Early morning petal-strewn sidewalks of manhattan
Last Line: Makes a fist and throws punches at the air. Love’s no secret now
Subject(s): Flowers; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


FORTUNE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Loss


FUCHSIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Apprentice morning come easily now,
Subject(s): Nature; Conduct Of Life; Landscape


GAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A backwall of mirrors in a deserted store
Last Line: Yellow in the whites of my eyes. Pretend to wonder why
Subject(s): City & Town Life


HEROIN    Poem Text    


HONESTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe anna won't arrive
Last Line: Rebuking paradise, groping for the cat
Subject(s): Honesty


IF ANYTHING CAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Of those dark days
Last Line: Wondering what to do, what can be done
Subject(s): Summer


ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FAMILIAR AMERICAN TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't get it about the natural world
Subject(s): New York City; Trees; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


IN BAHIA HONDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Light a blunder, a gaffe
Subject(s): Florida Keys; Swimming & Swimmers


IN PRAISE OF REGRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Somehow the longing we speak of
Subject(s): Grief; Regret; Sorrow; Sadness


JUMP SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Spirit like an aviary in one of the olde zoos
Last Line: And coherent sunshine huffing calmly, not for them
Subject(s): Souls


LIAR    Poem Text    
First Line: What brings me alive
Subject(s): Lies


LOS DOS RANCHEROS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I can see the moon like a bullet sunk in the clouds' body
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


LOUISIANA PURCHASE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knows but that meriwether lewis's
Last Line: And laughed as if that was something
Subject(s): Louisiana


MILITARY MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to go to military school
Last Line: Like a plowblade in her arms
Subject(s): Military Education; Military Schools


MODERN ART    Poem Text    
First Line: Matisse, in a letter
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Nature


MONSTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Leaf shadows in the streets, flag shadows winkling
Last Line: On the surface; the light left burning looks like an ornament now
Subject(s): Morning


MOON, MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon follows me street by street
Subject(s): Moon; City & Town Life


MUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's gotten so I can't say what's in my heart
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


NEW JERSEY TRANSIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Rusted up industrial natures you spy
Subject(s): Railroads; New Jersey; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


NO NONSENSE    Poem Text    


ON NOT BUYING A CELL PHONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Late snow, a re-snow
Subject(s): Mobile Telephones


ONE LIE AFTER ANOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd come so far, the last leg
Subject(s): Lies


ONE POSSIBLE MEANING    Poem Text    
First Line: This afternoon the park is filled with brides
Last Line: Releases a magic that changes everything
Subject(s): Children; Parks; Childhood


PLANTING MORNING GLORIES IN OCTOBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Black-seed sputter, peppercorns
Subject(s): Morning Glories; Autumn; Fall


PORTENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: October fades out in its special colors
Subject(s): October; Death; Transience; Dead, The; Impermanence


PORTS OF CALL    Poem Text    
First Line: In sink into the arms of a travel brochure
Last Line: For a slack still eden
Subject(s): Travel


READING AFTER A CALL FROM MY EX-WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I read a novel in which the main character used etcetera
Subject(s): Divorce; Family Life; Marriage; Relationships; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


REAL TIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: .. Where hiroshima was, someone said, there's a little star,
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Divorce


REDNECK RIVIERA    Poem Text    
First Line: We ate at a poor restaurant
Last Line: Like ashes on the lips of the dead
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


REFUGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Even as you climb the tenement stairs
Subject(s): Tenementsl Despair


RIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: This time we are getting drunk on retsina
Subject(s): Family Life; Divorce; Relatives


RUFFIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: When my father got old, but not too old
Subject(s): Fathers; Aging


SCHUBERT IN FLORIDA    Poem Text    
First Line: When you slunk across my dream
Subject(s): Divorce; Grief; Music & Musicians; Sorrow; Sadness


SLAUGHTER STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: One time years ago a man tried to sell
Subject(s): Children; Abandonment; City & Town Life; Childhood; Desertion


SMARTY PANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the most localized efforts
Subject(s): Love Affairs; Disappointment


SPRUNG    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The ministerial shapes of / chinese women
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Family Life; Relatives


STILL THE MOMENT INTENDS TO REPLACE US    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Evening; Loss; Sunset; Twilight


STRAIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In all these old photographs sun
Subject(s): Life


SUMMERTIME    Poem Text    
First Line: In the u-bet bucko john reading a travel brochure
Last Line: "verything is holy
Subject(s): Summer


TALKNG AMONG OURSELVES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the rental cottage it comes to me,
Subject(s): Brothers; Family Life; Divorce; Grief; Half-brothers; Relatives; Sorrow; Sadness


THE CASING    Poem Text    
First Line: For years I sat in bars lying about everything
Subject(s): Lies; Conduct Of Life


THE ESSENTIAL STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: We each wanted our own story, my father and I
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Stories


THE FRONT MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: My father was a social man, talking
Subject(s): Fathers


THE LAYOUT    Poem Text    


THE LIGHT SHINING NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: What has begun
Subject(s): Memory


THE MINIATURE CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The aging family life fades out, subsides
Subject(s): Family Life; Transience; Relatives; Impermanence


THERE'S TROUBLE EVERYWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: There the blind man and his personal dark
Subject(s): Blindness; Homeless; City & Town Life; Visually Handicapped


WHAT THIS STANDS FOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Plum bushes unable to bear
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


WHO KNOWS IF THAT WOULD WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Repititions might work, for example
Last Line: Rounding the bend toot toot
Subject(s): Love – Complaints