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Voigt, Ellen Bryant    Poet's Biography
40 poems available by this author

A MARRIAGE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Morning: the caged baby
Subject(s): Marriage; Family Life; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Relatives

AT THE MOVIE: VIRGINIA, 1956    Poem Text    
First Line: This is how it was:
Subject(s): Racism; Southern States; Motion Pictures; Youth; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry; South (U.s.); Movies; Cinema

BLUE RIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Up there on the mountain road, the fireworks
Subject(s): Fireworks; Man-woman Relationships; Middle Age; Grief; Male-female Relations; Sorrow; Sadness

BRIGHT LEAF    Poem Text    
First Line: Like words put to a song, the bunched tobacco leaves
Subject(s): Tobbaco Farms; Women - Employment; Children; Farm Life; Southern States; Professional Women; Women In Business; Women's Careers; Childhood; Agriculture; Farmers; South (U.s.)

First Line: The accident' is what he calls the time
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Dancing & Dancers; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons

FARM WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark as the spring river, the earth
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers

FOR MY HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it a dream
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

FOR MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: When does the soul leave the body?
Subject(s): Mothers

GROUNDHOG        Recitation by Author

HIMALAYA    Poem Text    
First Line: Branches: wings: we sheltered in thick fir trees.
Subject(s): Mothers; Death; Dead, The

JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: After days of putting down my poem
Subject(s): Heat

First Line: When you move away, you see how much depends
Subject(s): Nostalgia

LARCH        Recitation by Author

LARGESSE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dreams; Rain; Grief; Nightmares; Sorrow; Sadness

LAST LETTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A proper interval, and then
Subject(s): Divorce; Remarriage; Grief; Second Marriage; Sorrow; Sadness

LIEBESGEDICHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I love you as my other self, as the other
Subject(s): Love

MAESTRO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He smoked like a chimney we used to say unfiltered
Subject(s): Music Teachers

MAGIC GLASS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Thought; Mind, The; Thinking

NIGHTSHADE    Poem Text    
First Line: The dog lay under the house, having crawled
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs

First Line: In the front yard, my father and his son
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Baseball

PRACTICE    Poem Text    
First Line: To weep unbidden, to wake

PREPARATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The bone-man lives in a stucco
Subject(s): Family Life; Dogs; Death; Relatives; Dead, The

PREY    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath the gathering layers of gauze
Subject(s): Winter

QUARREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Since morning they have been quareling
Subject(s): Quarrels; Family Life; Arguments; Disagreements; Relatives

SHORT STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: My grandfather killed a mule with a hammer
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers

SUICIDES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ink blot, sperm on a slide, a squirm
Subject(s): Environment; Sea Monsters; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Sea Serpents

THE BAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Reading in bed, full of sentiment
Subject(s): Bats

THE FARMER    Poem Text    
First Line: In the still-blistering late afternoon
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers

THE HIVE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To do something with it: to make something of it
Subject(s): Family Life; Human Behavior; Relatives; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature

THE LESSON    Poem Text    
First Line: The earnest are the easiest deceived
Subject(s): Tadpoles; Family Life; Truth; Relatives

THE MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Under its angry skin, her grief
Subject(s): Divorce

THE SPIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the bavarian steeple, on the hour,
Subject(s): Clocks; Time; Country Life; Nature

THE STARVELING    Poem Text    
First Line: Hunger is a stone in her belly
Subject(s): Anorexia Nervosa; Hunger

THE TRUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Something was killing sheep
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs

THE VICTIM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who could remember cause? Both
Subject(s): Child Molesting; Child Abuse

TROPICS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the still morning when you move
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Sleep; Tropics; Nightmares

WHY SHE SAYS NO    Poem Text    
First Line: Two friends at the close of summer
Subject(s): Desire

WINTER FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: The winter field is not
Subject(s): Winter; Skating & Skaters; Ice

WOMAN WHO WEEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Up from the valley, ten children working the fields
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts

YEAR'S END    Poem Text    
First Line: The fingers lie in the lap
Subject(s): Illness; Death - Children; Grief; Fear; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness