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Author: STEVENS, WALLACE
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Stevens, Wallace    Poet's Biography
198 poems available by this author


A CLEAR DAY AND NO MEMORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: No soldiers in the scenery,
Subject(s): Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


A DISH OF PEACHES IN RUSSIA    Poem Text    
First Line: With my whole body I taste these peaches
Subject(s): Fruit; Peaches


A HIGH-TONED OLD CHRISTIAN WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame
Last Line: Wink as they will. Wink most when widows wince.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A PASTORAL NUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Finally, in the last year of her age
Subject(s): Nuns


A POSTCARD FROM THE VOLCANO    Poem Text    
First Line: Children picking up our bones
Subject(s): Bones


A RABBIT AS KING OF THE GHOSTS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The difficulty to think at the end of day
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Rabbits; Hares


A ROOM ON A GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: O stagnant east-wind, palsied mare
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Willow soon, and vine
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A WINDOW IN THE SLUMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I think I hear beyond the walls
Subject(s): Slums; Tenements


AGENDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Whipped creams and the blue danube
Last Line: Slowly and sweetly


AN ORDINARY EVENING IN NEW HAVEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The eye's plain version is a thing apart
Variant Title(s): An Ordinary Evening In New Haven, Selection
Subject(s): New Haven, Connecticut


ANECDOTE OF THE JAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I placed a jar in tennessee
Last Line: Like nothing else in tennessee.
Subject(s): Americans; Art & Artists; Bottles; Civilization; United States; America


ANGEL SURROUNDED BY PAYSANS    Poem Text    
First Line: There is / a welcome at the door to which no one comes?
Subject(s): Reality


ARCADES OF PHILADELPHIA THE PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Only the rich remember the past
Subject(s): Strawberries


ARCHITECTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: What manner of building shall we build?
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Long lines of coral light
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


BALLADE OF THE PINK PARASOL    Poem Text    
First Line: I pray thee where is the old-time wig
Subject(s): Umbrellas


BANAL SOJOURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Two wooden tubs of blue hydrangeas stand at the foot of the stone steps
Subject(s): Summer; Boredom; Ennui


BANJO BOOMER    Poem Text    
First Line: The mulberry is a double tree
Subject(s): Mulberry Trees


BANTAMS IN PINE-WOODS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Chieftain iffucan of azcan in caftan
Last Line: And fears not portly azcan nor his hoos.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


BOUQUET OF ROSES IN SUNLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Say that it is a crude effect, black reds
Subject(s): Roses


BOWL    Poem Text    
First Line: For what emperor
Subject(s): Bowls


CARLOS AMONG THE CANDLES    Poem Text    
First Line: How the solitude of this candle penetrates me
Subject(s): Candles


CERTAIN PHENOMENA OF SOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: The cricket in the telephone is still
Subject(s): Language; Sound; Words; Vocabulary


COLLOQUY WITH A POLISH AUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Elle savait toutes les legendes du paradis et tous les contes
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


COLORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale, orange, green and crimson, and
Subject(s): Colors


CONNOISSEUR OF CHAOS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A violent order is disorder; and
Subject(s): Chaos


CONVERSATION WITH THREE WOMEN OF NEW ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The mode of the person becomes the mode of the world
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Women; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


CORTEGE FOR ROSENBLOOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, the wry rosenbloom is dead
Last Line: Rosenbloom is dead.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


CREDENCES OF SUMMER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now in midsummer come and all fools slaughtered
Subject(s): Summer


DANCE OF THE MACABRE MICE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the land of turkeys in turkey weather
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


DESCRIPTION WITHOUT PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it possible that to seem itis to be
Last Line: And very much more gaily
Subject(s): Language; Poetry & Poets; Earth; Imagination


DISILLUSIONMENT OF TEN O'CLOCK    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The houses are haunted
Last Line: In red weather.
Subject(s): Conformity; Dreams; Nightmares


DOLLS    Poem Text    
First Line: The thought of eve, within me, is a doll
Subject(s): Dolls; Toys


DOMINATION OF BLACK    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: At night, by the fire
Subject(s): Birds


DRY LOAF    Poem Text    
First Line: It is equal to living in a tragic land
Subject(s): Men; War


DUTCH GRAVES IN BUCKS COUNTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Angry men and furious machines
Subject(s): Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


EARTHY ANECDOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every time the bucks went clattering
Subject(s): Deer


ELSIE'S MIRROR ONLY SHOWS    Poem Text    


EXAMINATION OF THE HERO IN A TIME OF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Force is my lot and not pink-clustered
Subject(s): Heroism; War; Heroes; Heroines


EXPOSITION OF THE CONTENTS OF A CAB    Poem Text    
First Line: Victoria clementina, negress
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Taxis


FABLIAU OF FLORIDA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Barque of phosphor
Subject(s): Americans; Florida; United States; America


FAREWELL TO FLORIDA    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Go on, high ship, since now, upon the shore
Subject(s): Florida


FAREWELL WITHOUT A GUITAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring's bright paradise has come to this
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


FINAL SOLILOQUY OF THE INTERIOR PARAMOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Light the first light of evening, as in a room
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FLORAL DECORATIONS FOR BANANAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, nuncle, this plainly won't do
Last Line: Their musky and tingling tongues.
Subject(s): Bananas


FROM THE MISERY OF DON JOOST    Poem Text    
First Line: I have finished my combat with the sun;
Subject(s): Mortality


GALLANT CHATEAU    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it bad to have come here
Subject(s): Houses; Solitude; Loneliness


GOOD MAN, BAD WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: You say that spite avails her nothing, that
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


GRAY STONES AND GRAY PIGEONS    Poem Text    
First Line: The archbishop is away. The church is gray
Subject(s): Clergy; Colors; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops


GUBBINAL    Poem Text    
First Line: That strange flower, the sun,
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


HEADACHE    Poem Text    
First Line: The letters of the alphabet
Subject(s): Alphabets; Headaches


HIBISCUS ON SLEEPING SHORES    Poem Text    
First Line: I say now, fernando, that on that day
Subject(s): Seashore; Moths; Beach; Coast; Shore


HOME AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Back within the valley
Subject(s): Homecoming


HOMUNCULUS ET LA BELLE ETOILE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the sea, biscayne, there prinks
Subject(s): Evening Star


HOW TO LIVE. WHAT TO DO    Poem Text    
First Line: Last evening the moon rose above this rock
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


HYMN FROM A WATERMELON PAVILION    Poem Text    
First Line: You dweller in the dark cabin,
Subject(s): Relationships; Nature


IDIOM OF THE HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard two workers say, 'this chaos
Subject(s): Social Classes; Caste


IMITATION OF SIDNEY: TO STELLA (MISS B?)    Poem Text    
First Line: Unnumbered thoughts my brain a captive holds
Subject(s): Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586)


IN A GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, what soft wings shall rise above this place
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


IN APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Once more the long twilight
Subject(s): Spring


IN BATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Death's nobility again
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


INDIAN RIVER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The trade-wind jingles the rings in the nets around the racks
Subject(s): Rivers


INFANTA MARINA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Her terrace was the sand
Subject(s): Women; Sea; Ocean


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: To the imagined lives
Last Line: Stuttering dreams ...


LAST LOOKS AT THE LILACS    Poem Text    
First Line: To what good, in the alleys of the lilacs
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilacs


LE MONOCLE DE MON ONCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother of heaven, regina of the clouds,


LESS AND LESS HUMAN, O SAVAGE SPIRIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If there must be a god in the house, must be
Subject(s): Animals


LETTRES D'UN SOLDAT (1914-1915)    Poem Text    
First Line: No introspective chaos -- I accept
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


LIFE IS MOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: In oklahoma, / bonnie and josie
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


LIFE ON A BATTLESHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: The rape of the bourgeoisie accomplished, the men
Subject(s): Battleships


LIKE DECORATIONS IN A NIGGER CEMETERY    Poem Text    
First Line: In the far south the sun of autum is passing
Subject(s): African Americans; Cemeteries; Southern States; Negroes; American Blacks; Graveyards; South (U.s.)


LILAC BUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the lilac-bush


LONELINESS IN JERSEY CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The deer and the dachshund are one
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


LUNAR PARAPHRASE    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is the mother of pathos and pity
Subject(s): November


LYTTON STRACHEY, ALSO, ENTERS INTO HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I care for neither fugues nor feathers
Last Line: Dixhuitieme and georgian and serene
Subject(s): Strachey, Lytton (1880-1932)


MADAME LA FLEURIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Weight him down, o side-stars, with the great weightings of the end.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


MAN CARRYING THING    Poem Text    
First Line: The poem must resist the intelligence
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


MARTIAL CADENZA    Poem Text    
First Line: Only this evening I saw again low in the sky
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


METAPHOR AS DEGENERATION    Poem Text    
First Line: If there is a man white as marble
Subject(s): Metaphor; Similes


METAPHORS OF A MAGNIFICO    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty men crossing a bridge
Last Line: The fruit-trees . . .
Subject(s): Medici, Lorenzo De (1449-1492)


MOZART, 1935    Poem Text    
First Line: Poet, be seated at the piano
Last Line: Be seated, thou.
Subject(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791); Music & Musicians


NOMAD EXQUISITE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As the immense dew of florida
Subject(s): Florida; Landscape


NOT IDEAS ABOUT THE THING BUT THE THING ITSELF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At the earliest ending of winter
Last Line: A new knowledge of reality.
Subject(s): Reality


NOTE ON MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The one moonlight, in the simple-colored night
Last Line: Certain and ever more fresh. Ah! Certain, for sure
Subject(s): Moon


NOTES TOWARD A SUPREME FICTION: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Two things of opposite natures seem to depend
Subject(s): Relationships


NOTES TOWARD A SUPREME FICTION: CONCLUSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Soldier, there is a war between the mind
Last Line: If he must, or lives on the bread of faithful speech
Variant Title(s): Another Kind Of War
Subject(s): War; Mind, The


NOTES TOWARD A SUPREME FICTION: DEDICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: And for what, except for you, do I feel love?
Subject(s): Love


NUANCES OF A THEME BY WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a strange courage
Last Line: Or an old horse
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


NUNS PAINTING WATER-LILIES    Poem Text    
First Line: These pods are part of the growth of life within life
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies


O FLORIDA, VENEREAL SOIL    Poem Text    
First Line: A few things for themselves
Subject(s): Florida


OF HARTFORD IN A PURPLE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A long time you have been making the trip
Subject(s): Sun; Light; Colors; Hartford, Connecticut


OF MODERN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: The poem of the mind in the act of finding
Last Line: Combing. The poem of the act of the mind
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Mind, The


OF THE MANNER OF ADDRESSING CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Gloomy grammarians in golden gowns
Last Line: Than mute bare splendors of the sun and moon.
Subject(s): Clouds


OF THE SURFACE OF THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: In my room, the world is beyond my understanding


OUR STARS COME FROM IRELAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of him that I loved
Subject(s): Ireland; Poetry & Poets; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Irish


PALACE OF THE BABIES    Poem Text    
First Line: The disbeliever walked the moonlit place
Subject(s): Night; Loneliness; Babies; Bedtime; Infants


PETER QUINCE AT THE CLAVIER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Just as my fingers on these keys
Last Line: And makes a constant sacrament of praise.
Subject(s): Beauty; Lust; Music & Musicians; Susanna (Bible); Women In The Bible


PHASES    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a little square in paris


PLOUGHING ON SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The white cock's tail
Subject(s): Plowing & Plowmen; Sabbath; Sunday


POETRY IS A DESTRUCTIVE FORCE    Poem Text    
First Line: That's what misery is
Last Line: It can kill a man
Subject(s): Language; Men; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


POLO PONIES PRACTICING    Poem Text    
First Line: The constant cry against an old order
Subject(s): Sports


PRIMORDIA IN THE NORTHWEST    Poem Text    
First Line: All over minnesota
Subject(s): Minnesota


PRIMORDIA IN THE SOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Unctuous furrows / the ploughman portrays in you
Subject(s): Southern States; South (U.s.)


QUATRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Go not, young cloud, too boldly through the sky
Last Line: For eastward lies the night.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


RE-STATEMENT OF ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The night knows nothing of the chants of night
Last Line: In the pale light that each upon the other throws
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


REPETITIONS OF A YOUNG CAPTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A tempest cracked on the theatre. Quickly
Last Line: Walked toward him on the stage and they embraced
Subject(s): War


REPLY TO PAPINI    Poem Text    
First Line: It is time that beats in the breast and it is time
Subject(s): Papini, Giovanni (1881-1956)


SEA SURFACE FULL OF CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: In that november off tehuantepec
Last Line: Came fresh transfigurings of freshest blue
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SHOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Pink and purple


SNOW AND STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: The grackles sing avant the spring
Subject(s): Grackles; Snow; Stars


SOLITAIRE UNDER THE OAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the oblivion of cards
Subject(s): Card Games; Playing Cards


SOME FRIENDS FROM PASCAGOULA    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me more of the eagle, cotton,
Subject(s): Eagles


SONATINA TO HANS CHRISTIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: If any duck in any brook
Subject(s): Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875); Writing & Writers


SONG OF FIXED ACCORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Rou-cou spoke the dove
Subject(s): Doves


ST. ARMORER'S CHURCH FROM THE OUTSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: St. Armorer's was once a great success
Subject(s): Churches; Christianity; Cathedrals


STANZAS FOR 'EXAMINATION OF THE HERO IN TIME OF WAR'    Poem Text    
First Line: An immense drum rolls through a clamor of people
Last Line: A challenge to a final solution
Subject(s): War; Heroism


STARS AT TALLAPOOSA    Poem Text    
First Line: The lines are straight and swift between the stars.
Subject(s): Stars


STREET SONGS: 1. THE PIGEONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the houses and into the sky
Subject(s): Cities; Pigeons; Urban Life


STREET SONGS: 2. THE BEGGAR       
First Line: Yet in this morn there is a darkest night
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Cities; Urban Life


STREET SONGS: 3. STATUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: The windy morn has set their feet to dancing
Subject(s): Cities; Statues; Urban Life


STREET SONGS: 4. THE MINSTREL    Poem Text    
First Line: The streets lead out into a mist


STUDY OF TWO PEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Opusculum paedagogum / the pears are not viols
Last Line: As the observer wills
Subject(s): Pear Trees; Trees; Pears


SUNDAY MORNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Complacencies of the peignoir, and late / coffee and oranges in a sunny chair
Last Line: Downward to darkness, on extended wings.
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; God; Life; Nature; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


TABLE TALK    Poem Text    
First Line: Granted, we die for good
Last Line: Of the way things happen to fall
Subject(s): Life


TATTOO    Poem Text    
First Line: The light is like a spider
Subject(s): Light


TEA    Poem Text    
First Line: When the elephant's-ear in the park
Last Line: Ike umbrellas in java.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TEA AT THE PALAZ OF HOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Not less because in purple I descended
Last Line: And there I found myself more truly and more strange.


TEA THE PALAZ OF HOON    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Not less because in purple I descended
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE AMERICAN SUBLIME    Poem Text    
First Line: How does one stand


THE BEGINNING    Poem Text    
First Line: So summer comes in the end to hese few stains
Last Line: Speak softly, to begin with, in the eaves
Subject(s): Love


THE BIRD WITH THE COPPERY, KEEN CLAWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Above the forest of the parakeets
Last Line: To flare, in the sun-pallor of his rock.
Subject(s): Birds


THE BLUE BUILDINGS IN THE SUMMER AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Cotton mather died when I was a boy. The books
Subject(s): Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)


THE CANDLE A SAINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Green is the night, green kindled and appareled
Subject(s): Green (Color); Candles; Saints


THE COMEDIAN AS THE LETTER C    Poem Text    
First Line: Nota: man is the intelligence of his soil,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Se;f; Travel; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Imagination; Journeys; Trips; Fancy


THE COMMON LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: That's the downtown frieze
Subject(s): Life


THE CREATIONS OF SOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: If the poetry of x was music,
Subject(s): Sound


THE CUBAN DOCTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I went to egypt to escape
Subject(s): Enemies


THE CURTAINS IN THE HOUSE OF THE METAPHYSICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: It comes about that the drifting of these curtains
Subject(s): Metaphysics


THE DEATH OF A SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Life contracts and death is expected
Last Line: In their direction
Subject(s): Holidays; Soldiers; War


THE DESIRE TO MAKE LOVE IN A PAGODA    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the second selves, sailor, observe
Subject(s): Desire


THE DOVE IN SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Brooder, brooder, deep beneath its walls
Subject(s): Doves


THE DWARF    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it is september and the web is woven
Subject(s): Winter


THE EMPEROR OF ICE-CREAM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Call the roller of big cigars
Last Line: The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.
Subject(s): Ice Cream


THE FLORIST WEARS KNEE-BREECHES    Poem Text    
First Line: My flowers are reflected
Subject(s): Flowers


THE GOOD MAN HAS NO SHAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Through centuries he lived in poverty
Subject(s): Morality; Ethics


THE HAND AS A BEING    Poem Text    
First Line: In the first canto of the final canticle
Subject(s): Poetry & Poems; Hands; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE HIGH-TONED OLD CHRISTIAN WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Old Age


THE IDEA OF ORDER AT KEY WEST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She sang beyond the genius of the sea
Last Line: In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds
Subject(s): Key West, Florida; Order; Perception; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean; Songs


THE IRISH CLIFFS OF MOHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is my father in this world, in this house
Last Line: And sea and air.
Subject(s): Men


THE LOAD OF SUGAR-CANE    Poem Text    
First Line: The going of the glade-boat
Subject(s): Boats; Sugar


THE MAN ON THE DUMP    Poem Text    
First Line: Day creeps down. The moon is creeping up
Last Line: Where was it one first heard of the truth? The the
Subject(s): Refuse & Refuse Disposal


THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR: 1-6    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The man bent over his guitar
Last Line: A composing of senses of the guitar
Subject(s): Human Rights; Music & Musicians


THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: He held the world upon his nose


THE MEN THAT ARE FALLING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: God and all angels sing the world to sleep
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


THE NIGHT-WIND OF AUGUST    Poem Text    


THE OLD LUTHERAN BELLS AT HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: These are the voices of the pastors calling
Subject(s): Bells; Religion; Theology


THE PALTRY NUDE STARTS ON A SPRING VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: But not on a shell, she starts,
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


THE PASTOR CABALLERO    Poem Text    
First Line: The importance of its hat to a form becomes
Subject(s): Hats


THE PLACE OF THE SOLITAIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the place of the solitaires


THE PLAIN SENSE OF THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: After the leaves have fallen, we return
Subject(s): Imagination; Reality; Fancy


THE PLANET ON THE TABLE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Ariel was glad he had written his poems
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sun


THE READER    Poem Text    
First Line: All night I sat reading a book
Subject(s): Books; Reading


THE RED FERN    Poem Text    
First Line: The large-leaved day grows rapidly
Subject(s): Ferns


THE REGION NOVEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: It is hard to hear the north wind again
Subject(s): November


THE RIVER OF RIVERS IN CONNECTICUT    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a great river this side of stygia
Last Line: The river that flows nowhere, like a sea
Subject(s): Connecticut; Rivers


THE ROLE OF THE IDEA IN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Ask of the philosopher why he philosophizes
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE SAIL OF ULYSSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the shape of his sail, ulysses
Variant Title(s): Presence Of An External Master Of Knowledge
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Odysseus


THE SENSE OF THE SLEIGHT-OF-HAND MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: One's grand flights, one's sunday baths
Subject(s): Life


THE SHAPE OF THE CORONER    Poem Text    
First Line: It was the morn
Last Line: In a parlor of day.
Subject(s): Corpses; Embalming; Cadavers


THE SILVER PLOUGH-BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: A black figure dances in a black field
Subject(s): Plowing & Plowmen


THE SNOW MAN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: One must have a mind of winter
Last Line: Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
Subject(s): God; Nature; Perception; Religion; Theology


THE ULTIMATE POEM IS ABSTRACT    Poem Text    
First Line: This day writhes with what? The lecturer
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE WELL DRESSED MAN WITH A BEARD    Poem Text    
First Line: After the final no there comes a yes
Subject(s): Mind, Tne


THE WIND SHIFTS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is how the wind shifts
Subject(s): Wind


THE WORLD AS MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it ulysses that approaches from the east
Last Line: Never forgetting him that kept coming constantly so near
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Mythology - Classical; Penelope (Mythology); Ulysses; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Odysseus


THE WORMS AT HEAVEN'S GATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the tomb, we bring badroulbadour
Last Line: Out of the tomb we bring badroulbadour.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


THINGS OF AUGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: These locusts by day, these crickets by night


THINKING OF A RELATION BETWEEN THE IMAGES OF METHAPHORS    Poem Text    
First Line: The wood-doves are singing along the perkiomen
Subject(s): Metaphor; Similes


THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Among twenty snowy mountains
Last Line: In the cedar-limbs.
Subject(s): Birds; Blackbirds; Perception


THIS AS INCLUDING THAT    Poem Text    
First Line: It is true that you live on this rock
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


THIS SOLITUDE OF CATARACTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He never felt twice the same about the flecked river
Last Line: Breathing his bronzen breath at the azury center of time
Subject(s): Nature


THOUGH VALENTINE BRINGS LOVE    Poem Text    
Last Line: And very much more gaily
Subject(s): Valentine's Day; Spring; Inspiration


THREE TRAVELERS WATCH A SIJNRISE    Poem Text    
First Line: All you need, / to find poetry


THUNDER BY THE MUSICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sure enough, moving, the thunder became men
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO AN OLD PHILOSOPHER IN ROME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: On the threshold of heaven, the figures in the street
Last Line: And frame from thinking and is realized
Subject(s): Philosophy & Philosophers; Religion; Theology


TO HIS WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though valentine brings love
Subject(s): Marriage


TO MADAME ALDA, SINGING A SONG, IN A WHITE GOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: So much sorrow comes to me out of your singing
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


TO THE ONE OF FICTIVE MUSIC    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sister and mother and diviner love
Last Line: The imagination that we spurned and crave.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO THE ROARING WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: What syllable are you seeking,
Subject(s): Wind


TRADITION    Poem Text    
First Line: A poem about tradition could easily be
Subject(s): Tradition


TWO AT NORFOLK    Poem Text    
First Line: Mow the grass in the cemetery, darkies,
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


TWO LETTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a secrecy of words


VALLEY CANDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: My candle burned alone in the immense valley
Subject(s): Candles


VARIATIONS ON A SUMMER DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Say of the gulls that they are flying
Subject(s): Summer


WAVING ADIEU, ADIEU, ADIEU    Poem Text    
First Line: That would be waving and that would be crying
Last Line: Have I except it comes from the sun?
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


WHAT IS DIVINITY    Poem Text    
First Line: What is divinity if it can come
Subject(s): God


YOU SAY THIS IS THE IRIS?