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Author: TWICHELL, CHASE
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Twichell, Chase    Poet's Biography
47 poems available by this author


1950    Poem Text    
First Line: 1950 was the perfect year to be born
Subject(s): Time; Life; Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


A LAMB BY ITS MA    Poem Text    
First Line: Just before it rains, the lilacs
Subject(s): Children; Divorce; Childhood


ABANDONED HOUSE IN LATE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A sparrow lights
Subject(s): Houses, Deserted; Animals


ANIMAL CAUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenever I touch the cairn
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Children; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature; Childhood


ANIMAL GRAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The mower flipped it belly up
Subject(s): Graves; Death - Animals; Tombs; Tombstones


BLURRY COW    Poem Text    
First Line: Two cows stand transfixed
Subject(s): Cows


CHANEL NO. 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Life had become a sort of gorgeous elegy
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


DECADE    Poem Text    
First Line: I had only one prayer, but it spead
Subject(s): Prayer


EMPTY CRADLE SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: I think about the rooms
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood


EROTIC ENERGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't tell me we're not like plants
Subject(s): Plants; Coming Of Age; Girls; Planting; Planters


GHOST BIRCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: The road crew worked all afternoon
Subject(s): Nature


GIRL RIDING BAREBACK    Poem Text    
First Line: These late summer afternoons are so like childhood's
Subject(s): Horses; Imagination; Summer; Fancy


HOW ZEN RUIINS POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Before I knew that mind
Subject(s): Language; Thought; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary; Thinking


HUNGER FOR SOMETHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I long to be in the woodpile
Subject(s): Life Choices


INKSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a green river stone,
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


INLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Above the blond prairies,
Subject(s): Landscape


LAPSES OF TURQUOISE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: I bit down on the hard
Subject(s): Scuba Diving


LITTLE SNOWSCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Consciousness ends, says the snow
Subject(s): Cold


LITTLE YELLOW FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't know what they are
Subject(s): Birds


MONASTERY NIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I like to think about the monastery
Subject(s): Zen Buddhism


PAINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lotions and scents, ripe figs
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


PINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The first night at the monastery,
Subject(s): Zen Buddhism; Nature


PLANET OF SMOKE AND CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth could not keep
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


ROAD TAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A kid said you could chew road tar
Subject(s): Roads; Tar; Paths; Trails


SELF-PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I know I promised to stop
Subject(s): Children; Secrets; Relationships; Childhood


SILVER SLUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing stays attached to what I saw
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Sex; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


SNOW IN CONDOLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I enter the orchard at nightfall
Subject(s): Nature


SNOW LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I stop, winded. The air sifting down
Last Line: Though that is the meaning we give them
Subject(s): Light; Snow


SOLO    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing to watch but the snow
Subject(s): Snow; Solitude; Loneliness


SOON    Poem Text    
First Line: When I say the word walk, or even spell it,
Subject(s): Language; Dogs; Words; Vocabulary


STIRRED UP BY RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I fired up the mower
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


STRIPPED CAR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


THE BLADE OF NOSTALGIA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When fed into the crude, imaginary
Subject(s): Nostalgia


THE HOTEL DU NORD    Poem Text    
First Line: On the lawn of the old hotel at twilight
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


THE IMMORTAL PILOTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The noise throws down
Subject(s): Nature


THE INNOCENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The watcher guarded the innocent one
Subject(s): Self; Human Behavior; Coming Of Age; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE IRIS, THAT SEXUAL FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: I was standing in the frozen garden
Last Line: That bucket, in sexual water
Subject(s): Iris (Flower); Sex


THE POOLS    Poem Text    
First Line: I used to look into the green-brown
Subject(s): Water; Nature


TO THE READER: IF YOU ASKED ME    Poem Text    
First Line: I want you with me, and yet you are the end
Subject(s): Language; Books; Words; Vocabulary; Reading


TO THE READER: POLAROIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are you, austere little cloud
Subject(s): Togetherness


TO THE READER: THE LANGUAGE OF THE CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Come with me to a private room
Last Line: Before the amnesia takes them
Variant Title(s): Sexual Gatha
Subject(s): Sex


TO THE READER: TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenever I look
Subject(s): Evening; Absence; Sunset; Twilight; Separation; Isolation


WALKING MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm the first tall animal
Subject(s): Walking; Nature


WEIGHTLESS, LIKE A RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard of a teacher and went to him.
Subject(s): Zen Buddhism


WHITE CONCLUSION    Poem Text    
First Line: What's left of the day
Subject(s): White (Color)


WHY ALL GOOD MUSIC IS SAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Before I knew that I would die
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


WORLDLINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I close my eyes
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses