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Author: STEVENSON, ANNE
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Stevenson, Anne    Poet's Biography
62 poems available by this author


A LONDON LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Your letter arrived with its letters
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


A MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: When my mother knew why her treatment wasn't working,
Subject(s): Marriage; Family Life; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Relatives


A REPORT FROM THE BORDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Wars in peacetime don't behave like wars
Last Line: "drowned crops, charred hopes, fear, stupor, prayer.
Subject(s): Politics & Politicians; Social Commentaries


A RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The line between land and water
Subject(s): Rivers


A SURPRISE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: They give you a desk with a lid, mother
Last Line: You read the words!
Subject(s): Schools


ALL THOSE ATTEMPTS IN THE CHANGING ROOM!    Poem Text    
First Line: Look for me
Subject(s): Ambition; Rembrandt Harmensz Van Riij (1606-1669)


AN APRIL EPITHALAMIUM; FOR JOHN AND ANNE HUGHES       
First Line: I meant to write a poem upon your wedding
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother, I have taken your boots
Subject(s): Mothers; Conduct Of Life


BEACH KITES    Poem Text    
First Line: Is this a new way of being born?
Subject(s): Seashore; Kites; Beach; Coast; Shore


BRUEGHEL'S SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in the snow
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


CALENDAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The blank days
Subject(s): Time


CAROL OF THE BIRDS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Birds


COLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow. No roofs this morning, alps, ominous message
Subject(s): Nature


DRENCH    Poem Text    
First Line: You sleep with a dream of summer weather,
Subject(s): Rain


ELEGY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers; Aging


ELEGY: IN COHERENT LIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Death; Dead, The


FALSE FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: They were to have been a love gift,
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Flowers, Artificial; Relationships


FORGOTTEN OF THE FOOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Equisetum, horsetail, railway weed
Subject(s): Coal Mines & Miners


GIVING RABBIT TO MY CAT BONNIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Pretty bonnie, you are quick as a rabbit
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


GRANNY'S SCARECROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Tears flowed at the chapel funeral
Last Line: "with the farm sold, none found a cross to fit their clothes when /
Subject(s): Scarecrows


ICON    Poem Text    
First Line: The scene they play
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


IN MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Long summer shadows calm the grass
Variant Title(s): The White Room
Subject(s): Family Life; Past; Relatives


IN THE ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Black bird, black voice
Last Line: You can never choose away from
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Orchards


IN THE TUNNEL OF SUMMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Moving from day into day
Subject(s): Life; Summer; Mortality


INHERITING MY GRANDMOTHER'S NIGHTMARE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Consider the adhesiveness of things
Subject(s): Grandparents; Conduct Of Life; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I laid myself down as a woman
Subject(s): War; Childhood Memories; Death; Dead, The


INVOCATION AND INTERRUPTION [IN MEMORIAM TED HUGHES]    Poem Text    
First Line: Gigantic iron hawk
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Life; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


LETTER TO GOD FROM ETHAN AMOS BOYD, TROY, NY, 1929       
First Line: Dear lord / I am ill, I know
Subject(s): Troy


LIVING IN AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Living in america,' / the intelligent people at harvard say,
Subject(s): United States; America


MAKING POETRY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You have to inhabit poetry
Subject(s): Human Rights; Poetry & Poets


MRS. REUBEN CHANDLER TO HUSBAND, CHOLERA EPIDEMIC, 1849    Poem Text    
First Line: Two weeks aboard the general wayne
Subject(s): Cholera; Epidemics


NIGHTMARES, DAYMOTHS    Poem Text    
First Line: A glass jar rattles its split peas and pasta
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


ON GOING DEAF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I've lost a sense. Why should I care?
Subject(s): Deafness; Hearing Aids


ON REFLECTION    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fire; Reality


ORCOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Driving south from hereford one day in march
Subject(s): Horovitz, Frances (1938-1983)


PAINTING IT IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wake up at six o'clock. We're out to sea
Subject(s): Nature


PIGEONS IN GEORGE SQUARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Pigeons, pee-gulls
Subject(s): Glasgow, Scotland; Pigeons


POEM FOR A DAUGHTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I think I'm going to have it
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Birth; Women; Child Birth; Midwifery


SALTER'S GATE    Poem Text    
First Line: There, in that lost
Subject(s): Nature


SMALL PHILOSOPHICAL POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Dr animus, whose philosophy is a table
Last Line: She fills the room with love. And fear. And fear
Subject(s): Tables; Family Life


SONNETS FOR FIVE SEASONS: BETWEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The wet and weight of this half-born english winter
Subject(s): Winter


SONNETS FOR FIVE SEASONS: COMPLAINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear god,' they write, 'that was a selfish winter
Subject(s): Seasons; Weather; God


SONNETS FOR FIVE SEASONS: STASIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the leaves change, light transforms these lucid
Subject(s): August; September; Weather


SONNETS FOR FIVE SEASONS: THE CIRCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is imagination's white face remembers
Subject(s): March (Month); Death; Dead, The


SONNETS FOR FIVE SEASONS: THIS HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Which represents you, as my bones do, waits,
Subject(s): Home; Absence; Separation; Isolation


STONE MILK    Poem Text    
First Line: A backward may, with all the local finches of the fex tal piping in dialect
Subject(s): Graubunder, Switzerland; Resorts; Landscape; Aging


SWIFTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring comes little, a little. All april it rains
Subject(s): Spring; Legends


TEMPORARILY IN OXFORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Where they will bury me
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE BALLAD OF THE MADE MAID    Poem Text    
First Line: My love is rich and talented
Subject(s): Women's Rights; Marriage; Feminism; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE ENIGMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Falling to sleep last night in a deep crevasse
Subject(s): Dreams; Lambs; Nightmares


THE FISH ARE ALL SICK    Poem Text    
First Line: The fish are all sick, the great whales dead
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE MIRACLE OF THE BEES AND FOXGLOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Because hairs on their speckled daybeds baffle the little bees
Subject(s): Foxgloves; Bees; Beekeeping


THE PRICE    Poem Text    
First Line: The fear of loneliness, the wish
Subject(s): Loneliness; Love


THE SPIRIT IS TOO BLUNT AN INSTRUMENT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Body, Human; Nature; Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE SUBURB    Poem Text    
First Line: No time, no time
Subject(s): Suburbs


THE VICTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought you were my victory
Subject(s): Birth; Children; Child Birth; Midwifery; Childhood


TINY TUNES RULE ALL'       
First Line: Wild rubbish, fine rubble and black broken windows


TO MY DAUGHTER IN A RED COAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Late october. It is afternoon.
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Autumn; Fall


UTAH    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere nowhere in utah, a boy by the roadside
Subject(s): Utah; Guns


WHERE THE ANIMALS GO    Poem Text    
First Line: The beasts in eden
Subject(s): Animals


WHO'S JOKING WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER?    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not my final face, a map of how to get there
Subject(s): Aging


WILLOW SONG; FOR FRANCES HOROWITZ    Poem Text    
First Line: I went down to the railway
Subject(s): Horowitz, Frances (1938-1983); Willow Trees