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Author: WILBUR, RICHARD
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Wilbur, Richard    Poet's Biography
197 poems available by this author


A BAROQUE WALL-FOUNTAIN IN THE VILLA SCIARRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the bronze crown / too big for the head of the stone cherub whose feet
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Fountains; Rome, Italy


A BARRED OWL    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The warping night air having brought the boom
Subject(s): Owls; Fear


A BLACK NOVEMBER TURKEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Nine white chickens come
Last Line: Acclaim the sun
Subject(s): Birds


A CHRISTMAS HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: A stable-lamp is lighted
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Holidays; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


A CHRONIC CONDITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Berkeley did not foresee such misty weather
Subject(s): Fear; Landscape; Weather


A COURTYARD THAW    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun was strong enough today
Subject(s): Winter; Weather


A DUBIOUS NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A bell diphthonging in an atmosphere
Last Line: I weary of the confidence of god
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


A FABLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Securely sunning in a forest glade
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: You don't confuse a cake of soap
Last Line: Caused by a stomach full of bubbles
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: In what way do your two lips differ?
Last Line: When there's a need to sulk and pout
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The kindly barber trims your nape
Last Line: And shake you, and be pretty rough
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 7       
First Line: A jester differs from a dunce
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A LATE AUBADE    Poem Text    
First Line: You could be sitting now in a carrel
Last Line: Ruddy-skinned pears
Subject(s): Sex


A MEASURING WORM    Poem Text    
First Line: This yellow striped green
Subject(s): Caterpillars


A MILTONIC SONNET FOR MR. JOHNSON .. REFUSAL OF PETER HURD'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Heir to the office of a man not dead
Last Line: Who talk of vision but are weak of sight
Subject(s): Hate


A PASTURE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: This upstart thistle
Subject(s): Landscape


A PLAIN SONG FOR COMADRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though the unseen may vanish, though insight fails
Subject(s): Time


A SIMPLIFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Those great rough ranters, branns
Last Line: Maggot off a dead beetle
Subject(s): Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925); Religion; Speech; Theology; Oratory; Orators


A STORM IN APRIL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Some winters, taking leave
Last Line: And through chill air the puffs of milkweed hover
Subject(s): Storms


A WALL IN THE WOODS: CUMMINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: What is it for, now that dividing neither
Subject(s): Nature


A WEDDING TOAST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: St. John tells how, at cana's wedding-feast
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Religion; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Theology


A WORLD WITHOUT OBJECTS IS A SENSIBLE EMPTINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The tall camels of the spirit
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ADVICE FROM THE MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: How credible, the room which you evoke


ADVICE TO A PROPHET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city
Last Line: When the bronze annals of the oak-tree close.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Christianity; Environment; Judgment Day; Messiah; Nuclear War; Religion; Sea Monsters; Nuclear Freeze; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Theology; S


AFTER THE LAST BULLETINS    Poem Text    
First Line: After the last bulletins the windows darken
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


ALATUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Their supply lines cut
Last Line: Toward the hid pulse of things, its / winged skeleton
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Autumn; Theology


ALL THESE BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Agreed that all these birds
Subject(s): Birds


ALTITUDES    Poem Text    
First Line: Look up into the dome: / it is a great salon, a brilliant place
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


ANOTHER VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sword bites for peace
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: A word sticks in the wind's throat
Last Line: Wind's word, apple-heart, haven of grasses
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


APRIL 5, 1974    Poem Text    
First Line: The air was soft, the ground still cold.
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


BALLADE FOR THE DUKE OF ORLEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flailed from the heart of water in a bow
Last Line: I die of thirst, here at the fountain-side
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


BEASTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Beasts in their major freedom
Subject(s): Animals


BEOWULF    Poem Text    
First Line: The land was overmuch like scenery
Subject(s): Beowulf


BLACKBERRIES FOR AMELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Fringing the woods, the stone walls, and the lanes,
Subject(s): Blackberries; Grandchildren; Grandsons; Granddaughters


BOY AT THE WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Seeing the snowman standing all alone
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Snowmen


CASTLES AND DISTANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: From blackhearted water colder
Subject(s): Walruses; Hunting; Courts & Courtiers; Hunters; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


CEREMONY    Poem Text    
First Line: A striped blouse in a clearing by bazille
Subject(s): Bazille, Jean Frederic (1841-1870); Paintings & Painters; Women


COTTAGE STREET, 1953    Poem Text    
First Line: Framed in her phoenix fire-screen, edna ward
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


DIGGING FOR CHINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Far enough down is china,' somebody said.
Subject(s): China


DRIFTWOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: In greenwoods once these relics must have known
Last Line: Ingenerate grain
Subject(s): Driftwood


ECCLESIASTES 11:1    Poem Text    
First Line: We must cast our bread


ELSEWHERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The delectable names of harsh places
Subject(s): Names; Space & Space Travel; Outer Space; Fourth Dimension


EPISTEMOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Kick at the rock, sam johnson, break your bones
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


EXEUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Piecemeal the summer dies; / at the field's edge a daisy lives alone
Last Line: Crawls from the dry grass
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FIRST SNOW IN ALSACE    Poem Text    
First Line: The snow came down last night like moths
Subject(s): Alsace, France; World War Ii; Second World War


FIVE WOMEN BATHING IN MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When night believes itself alone
Last Line: The soft compulsions of their dance
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Women


FLYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Treetops are not so high
Subject(s): Flying


FOR C.    Poem Text    
First Line: After the clash of elevator gates
Last Line: Like a rose window or the firmament
Subject(s): Love


FOR K.R. ON HER SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Blow out the candles of your cake
Last Line: Blow out the candles of your cake
Subject(s): Birthdays


GEMINI    Poem Text    
First Line: Because poor puer's both unsure and vain
Subject(s): Friends; Enemies; Faith; Belief; Creed


GLITTER AND BE GAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Jewelry; Happiness; Shame; Joy; Delight


GNOMONS    Poem Text    
First Line: In april, thirteen centuries ago,
Subject(s): Time; Bede, Saint. The Venerable (673-735); Christianity


HAMLEN BROOK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At the alder-darkened brink
Subject(s): Streams; Fish & Fishing; Anglers


HE WAS    Poem Text    
First Line: A brown old man with a green thumb
Last Line: Rose in the sparrow air
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


ICONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They are one answer to the human need
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Famous People


IN A BIRD SANCTUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Because they could not give it too much ground
Last Line: What's all about
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


IN A CHURCHYARD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That flower unseen, that gem of purest ray
Last Line: These unseen gravestones, and the darker dead
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


IN THE SMOKING-CAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The eyelids meet. He'll catch a little nap
Last Line: Failure, the longed-for valley, takes him in
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


IN TRACKLESS WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find
Subject(s): Maple Trees


JUGGLER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A ball will bounce, but less and less
Subject(s): Christianity; Jugglers; Religion; Theology


JUNE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your voice, with clear location of june days
Subject(s): Love


JUNK    Poem Text    
First Line: An axe angles from my neighbor's ashcan
Subject(s): Decay; Junk & Junkyards; Labor & Laborers; Rot; Decadence; Work; Workers


LAMARCK ELABORATED    Poem Text    
First Line: The greeks were wrong who said our eyes have rays
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


LEAVING    Poem Text    
First Line: As we left the garden-party
Subject(s): Parties


LOOKING INTO HISTORY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): History; Wars; Historians


LOVE CALLS US TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The eyes open to a cry of pulleys
Subject(s): Christianity; Laundry & Laundering; Love; Mourning; Religion; Soul; Bereavement; Theology


LOVES OF THE PUPPETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Meeting when all the world was in the bud
Last Line: Anc made the birds explode for miles around
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


LYING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To claim, at a dead party, to have spotted a grackle


MARCHE AUX OISEAUX    Poem Text    
First Line: Hundreds of birds are singing in the square
Last Line: And we’ll provide the water and the seed
Subject(s): Birds


MARGINALIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Things concentrate at the edges; the pond-surface


MATTHEW VIII, 28 FF    Poem Text    
First Line: Rabbi, we gadarenes
Last Line: We had rather you shoved off
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


MAYFLIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In sombre forest, when the sun was low
Subject(s): Flies; Nature


MERLIN ENTHRALLED    Poem Text    
First Line: In a while they rose and went out aimlessly riding
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Merlin; Arthur, King


MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Mind in its purest play is like some bat
Subject(s): Animals; Bats


MINED COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: They have gone into the gray hills quilled with birches
Last Line: Sure the whole world's wild
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


MORE OPPOSITES: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of duck is drake
Last Line: Of duck, of course, is getting hit
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of 'gee!' is some
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of kite, I'd say
Last Line: (if you can work the blasted thing)
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: When ships send out an s.O.S.
Last Line: It means that things could not be finer
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: When some poor thirsty nomad sees
Last Line: A sandy islet in the sea
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of robber? Come
Last Line: Posite of robber is a cop
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of less is more
Last Line: Try to be temperate, more or less
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: An echo's opposite is the cry
Last Line: It won't until; it hears from you
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of so-and-so
Last Line: You so-and-so! I want that back!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of punch, I think
Last Line: I'm getting punchy. That will do
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: A spell is something you are under
Last Line: And things are only fairly creepy
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of hot, we know
Last Line: Since all those things are not so hot
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Gray is the opposite of blue
Last Line: And so its opposite is cheerful
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of baby?
Last Line: The answer is grown-up. Maybe
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of sound? Well, that's
Last Line: Or banging powder puffs together
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of missouri?
Last Line: In massachusetts, anyway
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms; United States


MORE OPPOSITES: 4    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: What is the opposite of pillow?
Last Line: Or else we'll have a pillow fight
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of tar is rat
Last Line: And bring the vessel into port
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: An omen is a sign of some
Last Line: And the cat looks a little fatter
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of road?
Last Line: Because you are already there
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms; Roads


MUSEUM PIECE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The good gray guardians of art
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


OCTOBER MAPLES, PORTLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The leaves, though little time they have to live
Last Line: They could not choose but to return in blue
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ON HAVING MISIDENTIFIED A WILD FLOWER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A thrush, because I'd been wrong
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers


OPPOSITES: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of nuts
Last Line: You’re nuts if you think otherwise
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of fox?
Last Line: Perhaps a greenish ox would do
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of making faces
Last Line: Fixed expression can be scary
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite two?
Last Line: A lonely me, a lonely me
Subject(s): English Language; Hair; Synonyms & Antonyms; Togetherness; Solitude


OPPOSITES: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of two?
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of doe
Last Line: The current slang for dough is bread
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of penny?
Last Line: Of someone who is penniless
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of squash? Offhand
Last Line: The opposite of squash is bean
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of actor?
Last Line: I'm romeo. Who might you be?
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: There's more than one way to be right
Last Line: The opposite of white is yolk!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of doughnut? Wait
Last Line: A cookie with a hole around it
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Because what's present doesn't last
Last Line: Something with which you like to play
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of flying?
Last Line: Would be to take a train or bus
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of hat?
Last Line: And run the risk of looking silly
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposites of earth are two
Last Line: To choose. All right, we’ll keep them both
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of a cloud could be
Last Line: Caused by a cloud's not being there
Subject(s): Clouds; English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Not to have any hair is called
Last Line: And must be patted on their pores
Subject(s): English Language; Hair; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of cupid?
Last Line: “I hate you,” “ouch,” and “c uty it out”
Subject(s): English Language; Supernatural; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of fleet
Last Line: Engage the first fleet in a battle
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of july?
Last Line: The opposite of july’s july
Subject(s): English Language; July; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of bat
Last Line: Another answer might be ball
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of foot is what?
Last Line: The opposite of foot was horse
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of fast is loose
Last Line: The opposite of fast is feast
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of a prince?
Last Line: And sitting on a lily pad
Subject(s): English Language; Supernatural; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of spit, I'd say
Last Line: And decent instincts of mankind!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of ball?
Last Line: And merely make a dreadful hole
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of trunk could be
Last Line: The answer tail is rather clever
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 37       
First Line: The opposite of post, were you
Subject(s): English Language; Postal Service; Synonyms & Antonyms; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


OPPOSITES: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of mirror
Last Line: While looking at a swarm of flies
Subject(s): English Language; Mirrors; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of opposite?
Last Line: That's much too difficult. I quit
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite ofjunk is stuff
Last Line: That isn’t in the least chinese
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of string?
Last Line: It’s gnirts, which doesn’t mean a thing
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of standing still
Last Line: Or any other mode of travel
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of riot?
Last Line: It's lots of people keeping quiet
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of a hole's a heap
Last Line: If it will give you any pleasure
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


PANGLOSS'S SONG: A COMIC-OPERA LYRIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear boy, you will not hear me speak
Subject(s): Love


PARABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I read how quixote in his random ride
Subject(s): Life Choices; Don Quixote


PART OF A LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Easy as cove-water rustles its pebbles and shells
Subject(s): Nature


PIAZZA DI SPAGNA, EARLY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I can't forget
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


PLACE PIGALLE       
First Line: Now homing tradesmen scatter through the streets
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


PLAYBOY    Poem Text    
First Line: High on his stockroom ladder like a dunce
Subject(s): Nudity; Nakedness


POTATO    Poem Text    
First Line: An underground grower, blind and a common brown
Subject(s): Food Habits; Potatoes


PRAISE IN SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Obscurely yet most surely called to praise
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Summer; Theology


RILLONS, RILLETTES    Poem Text    
First Line: Rillons, rillettes, they taste the same
Last Line: Of the doctrine of the trinity
Subject(s): Food & Eating


RUNNING    Poem Text    
First Line: What were we playing? Was it prisoner's base
Last Line: Thinking of happiness, I think of that
Subject(s): Running & Runners


RUNNING: 2. PATRIOT'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Restless that noble day, appeased by soft
Last Line: Rocked in his will, at rest within his run
Subject(s): Running & Runners


RUNNING: 3. DODWELLS HILL ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I jog up out of the woods
Last Line: Flying full tilt already
Subject(s): Running & Runners


SEED LEAVES; HOMAGE TO R. F.    Poem Text    
First Line: Here something stubborn comes
Last Line: And starts to ramify
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets; Seeds; Spring


SHAD-TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Though between sullen hills
Subject(s): Nature


SHAME    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a cramped little state with no foreign policy
Last Line: And bring about the collapse of the whole empire
Subject(s): Shame


SIGNATURES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Solomon (10th Century B.c.); Plants; Planting; Planters


SOME DIFFERENCES: DAWN AND DAYBREAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Dawn is a thing that poets write
Last Line: My opulent bric-a-brac earth to damn his eyes
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences: 1
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


SOME DIFFERENCES: ROOM AND MOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: How is a room unlike a moor?
Last Line: You wouldn't have one in the house
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences: 4
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms; Moors (Land); Rooms


SOME WODS INSIDE OF WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: If you've washed your clothes, and they are still wringing wet
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


STATUES    Poem Text    
First Line: These children playing at statues fill
Last Line: Stares at the image of his kingdom come
Subject(s): Statues


STILL, CITIZEN SPARROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Still, citizen sparrow, this vulture which you call
Subject(s): Birds; Noah (Bible)


SUPERIORITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Malachy stamped the diving decks
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


TERESA    Poem Text    
First Line: After the sun's eclipse
Last Line: The tempered consonants of discipline
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Teresa, Saint (1515-1582); Theology; Teresa Of Jesus, Saint; Teresa Of Avila, Saint; Theresa, Saint


THE ASPEN AND THE STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Beholding element, in whose pure eye
Last Line: A darker head, a few more aspen-leaves
Subject(s): Aspen Trees; Brooks; Trees; Streams; Creeks


THE BEACON    Poem Text    
First Line: Founded on rock and facing the night-fouled sea
Last Line: Assembles all the sea
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES    Poem Text    
First Line: One wading a fall meadow finds on all sides
Subject(s): Nature; Change


THE CATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: From the dress-box's plashing tis-
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE DEATH OF A TOAD    Poem Text    
First Line: A toad the power mower caught
Subject(s): Toads


THE DISAPPEARING ALPHABET    Poem Text    
First Line: If the alphabet began to disappear,
Last Line: Anything happen to the alphabet
Subject(s): Alphabets


THE EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: One morning in st. Thomas, when I tried
Last Line: But giver of due regard
Subject(s): Eyes


THE FOURTH OF JULY    Poem Text    
First Line: Liddell, the oxford lexicographer
Last Line: To mean what once we said upon this day
Subject(s): Liddell, Henry George (1811-1898)


THE GIAOUR AND THE PACHA    Poem Text    
First Line: The pacha sank at last upon his knee
Last Line: That I may end the chase, and not ask why
Subject(s): Delacroix, Eugene (1798-1863); Duels


THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes, on waking, she would close her eyes
Subject(s): Houses; Dreams; Love - Loss Of; Nightmares


THE MILL    Poem Text    
First Line: The spoiling daylight inched along the bar-top
Last Line: It turns and turns in my mind, over and over
Subject(s): Memory; Poetry & Poets


THE MIND-READER    Poem Text    
First Line: Some things are truly lost. Think of a sun-hat
Subject(s): Religion; Mind, The; Theology


THE PARDON    Poem Text    
First Line: My dog lay dead five days without a grave
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Mourning; Bereavement


THE PEACE OF CITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Terrible streets, the manichee hell of twilight
Last Line: An blew the bolt from everybody's door
Subject(s): Cities; Air Raids


THE PIG IN THE SPIGOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Because he swings so neatly through the trees
Last Line: An ape feels natural in the word trapeze
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


THE PRISONER OF ZENDA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At the end a / 'the prisoner of zenda'
Last Line: Is also stewart granger
Subject(s): Granger, Stewart (1913-1993); Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


THE PROOF    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I love god for causing me to be
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE READER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She is going back, these days, to the great stories
Subject(s): Books; Childhood Memories; Reading


THE RIDE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The horse beneath me seemed
Subject(s): Dreams; Horseback Riding; Storms; Nightmares


THE UNDEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Even as children they were late sleepers
Subject(s): Vampires


THE WRITER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In her room at the prow of the house
Subject(s): Family Life; Fathers & Daughters; Relatives


THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Then when the ample season
Last Line: "till the unreturning leaves
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


THREE RIDDLES FROM SYMPHOSIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: My death is life; when born, I am unmade
Subject(s): Phoenix (Mythical Bird); Riddles; Mythology


THYME FLOWERING AMONG ROCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: This, if japanese, / would represent grey boulders
Last Line: Truer than it seems
Subject(s): Stones; Thyme; Granite; Rocks


TO AN AMERICAN POET JUST DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the boston sunday herald just three lines
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Suburbs


TO HIS SKELETON    Poem Text    
First Line: Why will you vex me with
Last Line: And do not colonize
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


TO ISHTAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it less than your brilliance, ishtar
Subject(s): Ishtar (Babylonian Goddess)


TRANSIT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A woman I have never seen before
Subject(s): Beauty


TROLLING FOR BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: As with the dapper terns, or that sole cloud
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


TWO RIDDLES FROM ALDHELM    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I was water, full of scaly fish
Last Line: What's my name?
Subject(s): Religion; Riddles; Theology


TWO VOICES IN A MEADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Anonymous as cherubs
Subject(s): Religion; Stones; Theology; Granite; Rocks


TYWATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Death of sir nihil, book the nth
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Violence; World War Ii; Theology; Second World War


UNDER A TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: We know those tales of gods in hot pursuit
Subject(s): Mythology; Love


WALKING TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


WE    Poem Text    
First Line: We ought to drop the bomb at once before
Subject(s): Cold War; United States; Social Classes; Social Commentaries; America; Caste


WEATHER BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: It's hard to decide whether the weather-swallow
Subject(s): Swallows; Weather


WELLFLEET: THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Roof overwoven by a soft tussle of leaves
Last Line: Can time have any foreignness or fears
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


WORLDS    Poem Text    
First Line: For alexander there was no far east
Subject(s): Alexander The Great (356-323 B.c.); Earth; Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727); World


YEAR'S-END    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Now winter downs the dying of the year
Variant Title(s): At Year's End;at Yearsend;year's End
Subject(s): History; Holidays; New Year; Historians


ZEA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Once their fruit is picked,
Subject(s): Corn; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers