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Author: WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS
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Williams, William Carlos    Poet's Biography
325 poems available by this author


3 STANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Elaine / poised for the leap
Subject(s): Babies; Girls; Infants


4TH OF JULY    Poem Text    
First Line: The ship moves
Subject(s): Shi-ps & Shipping; Heat


A CELEBRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A middle-northern march, now as always
Last Line: Time is a green orchid.
Subject(s): Spring


A COLD FRONT    Poem Text    
First Line: This woman with a dead face
Subject(s): Mothers; Abortion


A CONFIDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Today, dear friend, this grey day
Last Line: Melting away because of their passion!


A CORONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: New books of poetry will be written
Last Line: Many and many a time.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


A FLOWING RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: You are lovely as a river
Last Line: And ripples in my thought
Subject(s): Rivers


A FOND FAREWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: You - why you're / just sucking
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


A FOOT-NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Walk on the delicate parts
Subject(s): Communism; Poetry & Poets


A FRIEND OF MINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, lizzie anderson! Seventeen men and
Subject(s): Children - Illegitimate; Birth - Out Of Wedlock; Bastards


A GOODNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Go to sleep - though of course you will not
Last Line: And the night passes -- and never passes --
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A LA LUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly rising, slowly strengthening moon
Last Line: You, o moon, must have understanding of these things.
Subject(s): Moon


A LOVE SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What have I to say to you
Last Line: As I do now?
Subject(s): Love


A MAN TO A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Though you complain of me
Last Line: In your identity.
Subject(s): Fame; Man-woman Relationships; Reputation; Male-female Relations


A MATISSE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the french grass, in that room on fifth ave., lay that woman
Last Line: So she came to america
Subject(s): Nudity; Paintings And Painters; Pornography; Portraits; Nakedness


A PORTRAIT IN GREYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Will it never be possible
Last Line: Where it is level and undisturbed by colors.
Subject(s): Colors


A PRELUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: I know only the bare rocks of today
Last Line: "sisters,"" I say to them."
Subject(s): Time


AD INFINITUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Still I bring flowers
Last Line: To speak a lesser thing.
Subject(s): Flowers


AFRICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Quit writing / and in morocco
Subject(s): Morocco; Writing & Writers


AN AFTER SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: So art thou broken in upon me, apollo
Last Line: This is strange to me, here in the modern twilight.
Subject(s): Apollo


AN ELEGY FOR D.H. LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Green points of the shrub / and poor lawrence dead
Subject(s): Consolation; Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930)


AN OLD SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The black-winged gull
Subject(s): Gulls; Love; Seagulls


AND THUS WITH ALL PRAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wonderful creatures
Last Line: Have these for name, none other.
Subject(s): Women; Names


APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do I write today?
Last Line: In the same way.


APPEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: You who are so mighty
Last Line: This is my song.
Subject(s): Desire


APPROACH OF WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The half-stripped trees
Last Line: Edge the bare garden.
Subject(s): Winter


APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: If you had come away with me
Last Line: I awoke smiling but tired.
Subject(s): April


ARRIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: And yet one arrives somehow
Last Line: Like a winter wind . . . !
Subject(s): Winter


ASPHODEL, THAT GREENY FLOWER, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Of asphodel, that greeny flower
Subject(s): Flowers; Love


AT DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: The war of your great beauty is in all the skies
Last Line: I am bewildered with multiplicity.
Subject(s): Beauty


AT THE BALL GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: The crowd at the ball game
Subject(s): Baseball; Crowds


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: A stand of people
Subject(s): Graves; Leaves; Tombs; Tombstones


AUX IMAGISTES    Poem Text    
First Line: I think I have never been so exalted
Last Line: Shall not endure for ever.
Subject(s): Flowers


BALLET    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you not weary
Last Line: Our laughter.
Subject(s): Nature; Solitude


BERKET AND THE STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: A day on the boulevards chosen out of ten years of
Last Line: Three generations -- which is relatively forever!


BETWEEN WALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: The back wings
Last Line: "pieces of a green
Subject(s): Hospitals


BLIZZARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow: / years of anger following
Last Line: Upon the world.
Subject(s): Snow


BLUEFLAGS    Poem Text    
First Line: I stopped the car
Last Line: From wet, gummy stalks.
Subject(s): Flowers


BURNING THE CHRISTMAS GREENS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Their time past, pulled down
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


BUTTERAND EGGS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a posture for two multiplied


BUTTERANDEGGS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a posture for two multiplied
Last Line: Something else.
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


CANTHARA    Poem Text    
First Line: The old black-man showed me
Last Line: His old emotion.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Lust


CEZANNE    Poem Text    
First Line: No pretense no more than the / french painters of / the early years
Last Line: It was reflected from
Subject(s): Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906); Paintings And Painters


CHICORY AND DAISIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Lift your flowers / on bitter stems
Last Line: With her teeth!
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


CHINESE NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Long before dawn your light
Last Line: You were at your trade.
Subject(s): Nightingales; Dawn


COMPLAINT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They call me and I go
Last Line: With compassion.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


COMPLETE DESTRUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: It was an icy day
Last Line: Died by the cold.


CON BRIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Miserly, is the best description of that poor fool
Last Line: Mounted, if god was willing, on a good steed.
Subject(s): Lancelot Du Lac; Greed


CONQUEST (DEDICATED TO F. W.)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hard, chilly colors
Last Line: Into the overpowering white!
Subject(s): Sun; Sky


CONSTRUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: On the sidewalk
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CONTEMPORANIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The corner of a great rain
Last Line: That makes the little leaves follow me.
Subject(s): Rain


CRUDE LAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother of flames
Last Line: Would god they had taken me with them!
Subject(s): Mothers; Fire


DAISY    Poem Text    
First Line: The dayseye hugging the earth
Last Line: Blades of limpid seashell.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


DANSE RUSSE    Poem Text    
First Line: If when my wife is sleeping
Last Line: The happy genius of my household?
Subject(s): Family Life; Men; Solitude; Relatives; Loneliness


DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ecstatic bird songs pound
Last Line: Songs cease.
Subject(s): Dawn


DAYBREAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Half a moon is flaming in the south
Last Line: Vitreous dawn before dawn!
Subject(s): Dawn; Sunrise


DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: He's dead / the dog won't have to


DEDICATION FOR A PLOT OF GROUND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This plot of ground
Last Line: But your carcass, keep out.
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


DEFIANCE TO CUPID    Poem Text    
First Line: Not in this grave
Subject(s): Graves; Death; Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Dead, The


DETAILS FOR PATERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I just saw two boys.
Subject(s): Boy Scouts


DIVERTIMIENTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Miserable little woman / in a brown coat-- / quit whining
Last Line: Three wives and twenty-two children.
Subject(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)


DRINK    Poem Text    
First Line: My whiskey is / a tough way of life
Last Line: Of skyscrapers.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking


EDUCATION A FAILURE    Poem Text    
First Line: The minor stupidities
Last Line: In the cover of the / low branches


EL HOMBRE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It's a strange courage
Last Line: Toward which you lend no part!
Subject(s): Stars


EPIGRAMME    Poem Text    
First Line: Hast ever seen man
Last Line: I turn up this nugget.
Subject(s): California – Gold Discoveries


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: An old willow with hollow branches
Last Line: Shimmering at the bare wood's edge.


FERTILE    Poem Text    
First Line: You are a typical american woman
Subject(s): Fertility; Americans; Women; Human Bheavior


FINE WORK WITH PITCH AND COPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now they are resting
Last Line: And runs his eye along it
Subject(s): Roofing And Roofers


FIRE SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I am old. / you warm yourselves at these fires
Last Line: Where shall I turn for comfort?
Subject(s): Old Age


FIRST PRAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady of dusk-wood fastnesses
Last Line: Praising my lady.
Subject(s): Courtship


FOR ELEANOR AND BILL MONAHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother of god! Our lady
Last Line: And love them for it
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


FOR ELEANOR AND BILL MONAHAN.    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother of god! Our lady


FOR VIOLA: DE GUSTIBUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Beloved you are
Last Line: O quince of my despondency.
Subject(s): Caviar


FOREIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: Artsybashev is a russian
Last Line: Hardly of great moment.
Subject(s): Russia


FROM A WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's a question for us. Help me
Subject(s): Hospitals


GOOD NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In brilliant gas light
Last Line: I am ready for bed.
Subject(s): Fantasy; Night


GREAT MULLEN    Poem Text    
First Line: One leaves his leaves at home
Last Line: And you are high, grey and straight. Ha!
Subject(s): Adultery; Deception


GROTESQUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The city has tits in rows
Last Line: Against her stomach.
Subject(s): Cities


GULLS    Poem Text    
First Line: My townspeople, beyond in the great world
Last Line: The gulls moved seaward very quietly.
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Seagulls


HEALALL    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the daily love, grass high
Last Line: It will cure her.
Subject(s): Healing; Plants; Cures; Planting; Planters


HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Fool, / put your adventures
Last Line: Roses for your button-hole.
Subject(s): Heroism; Fools


HIC JACET    Poem Text    
First Line: The coroner's merry little children
Last Line: Who laugh so easily.
Subject(s): Happiness; Children


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: A wind might blow a lotus petal
Last Line: A lover! Will that do?


HOMAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Elvira, by love's grace
Last Line: Is without passers.
Subject(s): Beauty


I WILL SING A JOYOUS SONG    Poem Text    
Last Line: The wind is blowing, blowing all between.
Subject(s): Songs; Absence


IDYL    Poem Text    
First Line: Wine of the grey sky
Last Line: And the sea!
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain


ILLEGITIMATE THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Water still flows
Subject(s): War


IMMORTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, there is one thing braver than all flowers
Last Line: And thy name, lovely one, is ignorance.
Subject(s): Ignorance


IN CHAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: When blackguards and murderers
Subject(s): Evil; Life Choices


IN HARBOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Surely there, among the great docks, is peace, my mind
Last Line: Yes, it is certainly of the high sea they are talking.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping; Sea


IN SAN MARCO, VENEZIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I for whom the world is a clear stream
Last Line: All waste the very mesh I hold supreme.
Subject(s): Venice, Italy


INVITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: You who had the sense
Last Line: Let us be conscious and talk of these things.
Subject(s): Fathers


IT IS A LIVING CORAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A trouble / archaically fettered
Subject(s): United States - History


IT IS A SMALL PLANT    Poem Text    
Last Line: Forty times over, forty times / over—namelessly
Subject(s): Plants; Desire


ITEM    Poem Text    
First Line: This, with a face
Subject(s): War


JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Again I reply to the triple winds
Last Line: Its derisive music.
Subject(s): January


JANUARY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I have discovered that most of / the beauties of travel are due to
Last Line: That's the way it is with me somehow.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


K. MCB    Poem Text    
First Line: You exquisite chunk of mud
Last Line: Even become dust on occasion.
Subject(s): Mud


KELLER GEGEN DOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Witness, would you
Last Line: It strikes midnight.
Subject(s): Confessions


LA FLOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I had been reading what you have written of your idleness
Last Line: I have imagined of any living thing -- which is now manifest.
Subject(s): Flowers; Writing & Writers


LANDSCAPE WITH THE FALL OF ICARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: According to brueghel
Subject(s): Landscape


LATE FOR SUMMER WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: He has on / an old light grey fedora
Subject(s): Summer; Clothing & Dress


LE MEDECIN MALGRE LUI    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh I suppose I should wash the walls of my office
Last Line: But a white thought!
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


LEAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When the world takes over for us
Subject(s): Storms


LIBERTAD! IGUALDAD! FRATERNIDAD    Poem Text    
First Line: You sullen pig of a man
Last Line: Dreams are not a bad thing.
Subject(s): Dreams; Capitalism


LIGHT HEARTED AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The birches are mad with green points
Subject(s): Brothers; Conduct Of Life; Relationships; Birch Trees; Half-brothers


LIGHT HEARTED WILLIAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Light hearted william twirled / his november moustaches
Last Line: Twirling his green moustaches.


LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: Leaves are greygreen
Last Line: The glass broken, bright green.


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is twain, it is not single
Last Line: Glist'ring then for aye undone.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweep the house clean
Last Line: From black branches.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


M.B.    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter has spent this snow
Last Line: Against the sky's limits!
Subject(s): Smoking


MAN IN A ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, no woman, nor man besides
Last Line: Torn petals, dew-wet, yellowed my bare ankles.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


MARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter is long in this climate
Last Line: At fiesole.
Subject(s): March (Month)


MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Will not some dozen sacks of rags
Last Line: Before he must return to the dark street.
Subject(s): Moore, Marianne (1887-1972)


MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: So different, this man
Last Line: In a field.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


MARTIN AND KATHERINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone today I mounted that steep hill
Last Line: Work sleeps; love wakes; sing and the glad air thrill!
Subject(s): Nature; Happiness


MEMORY OF APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: You say love is this, love is that
Last Line: Love has not even visited this country.
Subject(s): April


METRIC FIGURE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a bird in the poplars
Subject(s): Spring


METRIC FIGURE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a bird in the poplars
Last Line: Of leaves clashing in the wind.
Subject(s): Sun


METRIC FIGURE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Veils of clarity
Last Line: Beneath the advancing ripples.
Subject(s): Seashore


MEZZO FORTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Take that, damn you; and that
Last Line: It's not my fault if you will be a cat.
Subject(s): Women – Abused


MIN SCHLEPPNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Gaunt, my hope, horse-wise
Last Line: Sees!
Subject(s): Hope


MISERICORDIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I am frightened master, quivering with fear
Last Line: Writ in her features! Come to me master!
Subject(s): Persephone; Fear


MISTS OVER THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The river-mirror mirrors the cold sky
Last Line: Of reading have not made you wise
Subject(s): Rivers


MUJER    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, black persian cat
Last Line: Oh, black persian cat.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


NAKED    Poem Text    
First Line: What fool would feel
Last Line: You up there -- waiting.


NEW ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Is a condition
Last Line: To end “walking on air”
Subject(s): New England


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Houses -- / the dark side silhouetted
Last Line: "what do I care!"
Subject(s): Night


OF ASPHODEL: CODA    Poem Text    
First Line: Inseparable from the fire
Subject(s): Time; Love; Imagination; Fancy


OFFERING    Poem Text    
First Line: As the hedges, clipt and even
Last Line: Yet awhile before they are trodden.
Subject(s): Language; Leaves


OL' BUNK'S BAND        Recitation by Author
First Line: These are men! The gaunt, unforesold, the vocal
Last Line: These are men, men, men
Subject(s): Bands; Jazz; Johnson, Bunk (1889-1949); Music & Musicians; Orchestras


ON A PROPOSED TRIP SOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: They tell me on the morrow I must leave
Last Line: Gay birds and hear the bees make heavy droon.
Subject(s): Southern States; South (U.s.)


ON FIRST OPENING THE LYRIC YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a certain satisfaction to overlook a cemetery
Last Line: But for myself somehow this does not satisfy.
Subject(s): Individuality; Cemeteries


ON ST. VALENTINE'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: On st. Valentine's day / I went to seek my love
Last Line: Knowing that I am not mistaken
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


OVERTURE TO A DANCE OF LOCOMOTIVES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Men with picked voices chant the names
Last Line: The dance is sure.
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


PASTORAL    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was younger
Last Line: Of vast import to the nation.


PASTORAL 1 (FIRST VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: The old man who goes about
Last Line: Astonish me beyond words!
Subject(s): Old Age


PASTORAL 2    Poem Text    
First Line: If I talk to things
Last Line: Before given.


PATERSON: BOOK 1. PREFACE    Poem Text    
First Line: To make a start
Subject(s): Paterson, New Jersey


PATERSON: BOOK 1. THE DELINEAMENTS OF GIANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Patterson lies in the valley under the passaic falls
Last Line: "earth, the chatterer, father of all
Subject(s): Paterson, New Jersey


PATERSON: BOOK 2. SUNDAY IN THE PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Outside / outside myself
Last Line: Typewriter; at least the easiest to do something about
Subject(s): Parks


PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: I grant you: peace is desirable. War being, in a figure
Last Line: Subsidized -- it also has its courage.
Subject(s): Peace


PEACE ON EARTH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The archer is awake!
Last Line: Sleep safe till to-morrow.
Subject(s): Astrology & Astrologers


PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL: 1. SELF-PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: In a red winter hat blue
Subject(s): Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Paintings & Painters; Icarus; Mythology - Classical; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter


PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL: 2. LANDSCAPE WITH THE FALL OF ICARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: According to brueghel / when icarus fell
Subject(s): Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Icarus; Mythology - Classical; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter


PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL: 3. THE HUNTERS IN THE SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: The over-all picture is winter
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Paintings & Painters; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter


PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL: 4. THE ADORATION OF THE KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: From the nativity / which I have already celebrated
Last Line: For profound worship
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Subtle, clever brain, wiser than I am
Last Line: To remain idle? Teach me, o master.


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: On getting a card
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Relationships


PORTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Red cradle of the night
Last Line: The dusky child! !
Subject(s): Prophecy & Prophets; Children


PORTRAIT OF A LADY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Your thighs are appletrees
Last Line: I said petals from an appletree.
Subject(s): Portraits; Women


PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN AT HER BATH    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a satisfaction
Last Line: The birds and the flowers / look in
Subject(s): Native Americans - Pre-columbian


PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN BED    Poem Text    
First Line: There's my things
Last Line: I'm tired.
Subject(s): Idleness; Women


PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN WITH A BAD HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Have I seen her
Last Line: It'd be the best thing.
Subject(s): Hearts; Courtship


PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The birches are mad with green points
Last Line: And it ends.
Subject(s): Birch Trees; Despair; Brothers


POSTLUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that I have cooled to you
Last Line: Calm in atlantis.


PRELUDE TO WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: A big young bareheaded woman
Subject(s): Moths; Autumn; Fall


PRIMROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow
Last Line: Green meadow and clouds the sky.
Subject(s): Summer; Yellow (Color)


PROLETARIAN PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: A big young bareheaded woman
Subject(s): City & Town Life


PROMENADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, mind, here we have / our little son beside us
Last Line: And have breakfast!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Nature


PROOF OF IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: For there is one thing braver than all flowers
Subject(s): Ignorance; Dullness; Stupdity


QUEEN-ANNE'S-LACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Her body is not so white as
Subject(s): Queen Anne's Lace


RALEIGH WAS RIGHT (1944 VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: We cannot go to the country
Last Line: "for the country will bring us


RALEIGH WAS RIGHT (FIRST VERSION)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We cannot go to the country
Subject(s): Country Life; Decay; Dramatists; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Nostalgia; Plays & Playwrights ; Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618); Rot; Decadence; Dramatists


RENDEZVOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: My song! It is time
Last Line: Impatiently to receive us!
Subject(s): Songs


REVERIE AND INVOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether the rain comes down
Subject(s): Aging; Memory


RIPOSTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is like water or the air
Last Line: Like poetry!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


RIVER RHYME    Poem Text    
First Line: The rumpled river
Subject(s): Rivers


ROMANCE MODERNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tracks of rain and light linger in
Last Line: It's the clay of these parts.


SEA-TROUT AND BUTTERFISH    Poem Text    
First Line: The contours and the shine
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


SEAFARER    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea will wash in
Last Line: Without me nothing laughs
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SELF-PORTRAIT 1    Poem Text    
First Line: You lie packed
Last Line: And go in clouds!
Subject(s): Self


SELF-PORTRAIT 2    Poem Text    
First Line: It is raining
Last Line: Lips opening upward.
Subject(s): Self


SERAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: I was here alone
Last Line: But it was gone.
Subject(s): Compassion; Light


SICILIAN EMIGRANT'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: O -- eh -- lee! La -- la
Last Line: Donna! Donna! Maria!
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


SICK AFRICAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wm. Yates, colored
Last Line: Too weak to stand.
Subject(s): African Americans


SLOW MOVEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: All those treasures that lie in the little bolted box whose tiny space is
Last Line: As they are now.


SMELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh strong-ridged and deeply hollowed
Last Line: Must you have a part in everything?


SPARROWS AMONG DRY LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The sparrows by the iron fence post
Last Line: Obscure and insatiable / appetite
Subject(s): Sparrows


SPIRIT OF '76    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear miss monroe: provided you will allow me to use small letters
Last Line: W. C. Williams
Subject(s): Monroe, Harriet (1860-1936); Poetry & Poets


SPOUTS    Poem Text    
First Line: In this world of / as fine a pair of breasts
Last Line: Reflectively drops down again.


SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: O my grey hairs
Last Line: You are truly white as plum blossoms.
Subject(s): Aging; Hair


SPRING AND ALL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: By the road to the contagious hospital
Variant Title(s): Poem
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING AND ALL, XIV    Poem Text    
First Line: Of death / the barber
Subject(s): Barbers; Death; Dead, The


SPRING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Having died / one is at great advantage
Last Line: Hand in hand in the dirt with you.
Subject(s): Death; Desire


SPRING STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky has given over
Last Line: Of the overhanging embankment.
Subject(s): Spring; Storms


SPRING STRAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a tissue-thin monotone of blue-grey buds
Last Line: Flung outward and up -- disappearing suddenly!
Subject(s): Spring


ST. FRANCIS EINSTEIN OF THE DAFFODILS (FIRST VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: In march's black boat / einstein and april
Last Line: Shaking the flowers!
Subject(s): Mathematics; Statue Of Liberty


ST. VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman's breasts
Last Line: Will stand up by / that book!
Subject(s): Sex


STILL LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Astride the boney jointed ridge
Last Line: The whole dry world's gaping misery
Subject(s): Bodies; Breasts; Women


STILLNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heavy white rooves / of rutherford
Last Line: And say -- nothing.
Subject(s): Silence


STORMY    Poem Text    
First Line: What name could
Subject(s): Dogs; Names


STROLLER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen the hills blue
Last Line: Of an old willow.
Subject(s): Women


SUB TERRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Where shall I find you
Last Line: Nostrils lipping the wind!


SUMMER SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanderer moon / smiling a / faintly ironical smile
Last Line: Where would they carry me?


SYMPATHETIC PORTRAIT OF A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: The murderer's little daughter
Last Line: That darts along her smile?
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The world begins again
Last Line: And the dripping grass.
Subject(s): Blackbirds


THE BIRTH OF VENUS': SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Come with us and play
Last Line: It is forbidden!
Subject(s): Sin; Lust


THE BOTTICELLIAN TREES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The alphabet / of the trees
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


THE BULL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is in captivity
Subject(s): Bulls


THE CATHOLIC BELLS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Tho' I'm no catholic
Subject(s): Bells; Catholics; Roman Catholics; Catholicism


THE CATS' MONTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Your frosty hands
Last Line: Where deep snow lies.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


THE CENTENARIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't think we shall
Subject(s): Women - Old Age; Drinks & Drinking; Wine


THE COLD NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is cold. The white moon
Last Line: Perfect after many babiers. / oya!
Subject(s): Cold


THE DANCE (1)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In brueghel's great picture, the kermess
Variant Title(s): The Dance
Subject(s): Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Dancing & Dancers; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter


THE DANCE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When the snow falls the flakes
Subject(s): Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Dancing & Dancers; Festivals; Paintings And Painters; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter; Fairs; Pageants


THE DARK DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A three-day-long rain from the east
Last Line: Backward, backward, backward.


THE DEATH OF FRANCO OF COLOGNE: HIS PROPHECY OF BEETHOVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is useless, good woman, useless: the spark fails me
Last Line: Over the bronze gates of paradise!
Subject(s): Death; Children; Aging


THE DECEPTRICES    Poem Text    
First Line: Because they are not
Last Line: The unalterable conclusion
Subject(s): Youth


THE DELICACIES    Poem Text    
First Line: The hostess, in pink satin and blond hair -- dressed high -- shone beautifully
Last Line: Cream cheese and whole walnuts!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Parties


THE DESCENT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The descent beckons / as the ascent beckoned
Subject(s): Aging


THE DESOLATE FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Vast and grey, the sky
Last Line: Yearning silently over me.
Subject(s): Fields; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE DISPUTANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon the table in their bowl
Last Line: Grown frail as vaudeville.


THE DRUNKARD    Poem Text    
First Line: You drunken / tottering / bum
Last Line: To despair
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics


THE FLOWERS ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: I should have to be
Subject(s): Flowers


THE FOOL'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I tried to put a bird in a cage
Last Line: Heigh-ho! Truth in a cage.
Subject(s): Truth


THE FORGOTTEN CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: When with my mother I was coming down
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


THE GENTLE MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I feel the caress of my own fingers
Last Line: Of the kind women I have known.


THE GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: As the wise men of old brought gifts
Last Line: To worship / this perfection
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE GREAT FIGURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the rain
Last Line: Through the dark city.
Subject(s): Fire


THE GREAT MULLEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: One leaves his leaves at home
Subject(s): Flowers


THE HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The horse moves / independently
Last Line: Exhausts of a car
Subject(s): Animals


THE HORSE SHOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Constantly near you, I never in my entire
Last Line: There, I was so interested to hear about it
Subject(s): Relationships


THE HOUNDED LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where shall we go
Last Line: Does not turn back / the cold wind
Subject(s): Desire; Love


THE HUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: In the flashes and black shadows
Last Line: And become fast to a twig again.


THE HURRICAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The tree lay down
Subject(s): Hurricanes; Trees


THE IVY CROWN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The whole process is a lie
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


THE LAST WORDS OF MY ENGLISH GRANDMOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: There were some dirty plates
Subject(s): Death; Grandparents; Men; Mothers; Dead, The; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE LATE SINGER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here it is spring again
Last Line: I am late at my singing.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


THE LOCUST TREE IN FLOWER (SECOND VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: Among / the leaves / bright
Subject(s): Locust Trees


THE LOCUST TREE IN FLOWER (FIRST VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: Among / the leaves / bright
Last Line: And quickly / fall
Subject(s): Locust Trees


THE LOCUST TREE IN FLOWER (SECOND VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: Among / of / green
Subject(s): Locust Trees


THE LONELY STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: School is over. It is too hot
Last Line: They mount the lonely street.
Subject(s): Schools; Students


THE MANOEUVRE     Poem Text    
First Line: I saw the two starlings
Last Line: Face into the wind's teeth
Subject(s): Starlings


THE MARRIAGE OF SOULS    Poem Text    
First Line: That heat! / that terrible heat
Last Line: Unfused / and unfusing
Subject(s): Marriage; Man-woman Relationships; Love – Complaints; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE MENTAL HOSPITAL GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is far to assisi
Last Line: The full meaning / of it / all
Subject(s): Religion; Psychiatric Hospitals; Gardens & Gardening; Theology


THE MORAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Just junk / is what it amounts to
Subject(s): Junk & Junkyards


THE NIGHTINGALE    Poem Text    
First Line: My shoes as I lean
Subject(s): Flowers; Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


THE NIGHTINGALES    Poem Text    
First Line: My shoes as I lean
Last Line: Over shoes and flowers.
Subject(s): Shoes


THE OBSERVER    Poem Text    
First Line: What a scurvy mind
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE OGRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet child, / little girl with well-shaped legs
Last Line: These are my excuses.
Subject(s): Daughters; Thought


THE OLD MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Old men who have studied
Last Line: Be yours!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE OLD WORSHIPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: How times change, old friend
Last Line: Old worshipper!


THE ORCHESTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: The precise counterpart
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE ORDEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: O crimson salamander
Last Line: O crimson salamander.
Subject(s): Salamanders


THE POET AND HIS POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: The poem is this:
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE POOR    Poem Text    
First Line: By constantly tormenting them
Last Line: Took him for their friend and adviser.
Subject(s): Poverty


THE RAPER FROM PASSENACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Was very kind. When she regained
Last Line: "be cured. And hatred, hatred of all men
Subject(s): Hate


THE RED WHEELBARROW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: So much depends
Subject(s): Language; Wheelbarrows; Words; Vocabulary


THE REVELATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I awoke happy, the house
Last Line: For that quiet look --
Subject(s): Dreams


THE REWAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Sooner or later / we must come to the end
Last Line: Itself is revived
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE ROSE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: First the warmth, variability
Last Line: Coldly its perfection
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE ROSE (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The stillness of the rose
Last Line: Long since begun
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE ROSE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: The rose is obsolete
Last Line: Penetrates space
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


THE SAVAGE BEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: As I leaned to retrieve
Last Line: Place, only a little closer
Subject(s): Hate


THE SEA-ELEPHANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Trundled from / the strangeness of the sea
Last Line: "spring is icummen in ---
Subject(s): Sea Monsters


THE SEMBLABLES    Poem Text    
First Line: The red brick monastery in
Last Line: Within where the wrapt machines / are praying ...
Subject(s): Monasteries; Abbeys


THE SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Soft as the bed in the earth
Last Line: Brings dark to my eyes.


THE SLOUGHING WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Some leaves hang late, some fall
Last Line: The tale of winter branches and old bones.
Subject(s): Leaves; Winter


THE SOUGHING WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Some leaves hang late, and fall
Subject(s): Leaves; Winter; Old Age


THE SPARROW    Poem Text    
First Line: This sparrow / who comes to sit at my window
Subject(s): Sparrows


THE STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: A perfect rainbow! A wide
Last Line: Violently southward
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE TERM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A rumpled sheet / of brown paper
Subject(s): Ghosts; Supernatural


THE THINKER    Poem Text    
First Line: My wife's new pink slippers
Last Line: Out of pure happiness.


THE THREE GRACES    Poem Text    
First Line: We have the picture of you in mind
Last Line: So as I write this mary has died
Subject(s): Beauty; Change; Death; Dead, The


THE TULIP BED    Poem Text    
First Line: The may sun -- whom / all things imitate
Last Line: Reposedly.


THE TURTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not because of his eyes, / the eyes of a bird
Last Line: He is your friend
Subject(s): Fathers; Men; Prayer


THE UNFROCKED PRIEST    Poem Text    
First Line: When a man had gone
Subject(s): Disrespect


THE UNKNOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you exist
Subject(s): Birds; Imagination; Fancy


THE USES OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: I've fond anticipation of a day
Last Line: To worlds afar whose fruits all anguish mend.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE WANDERER: A ROCOCO STUDY (FIRST VERSION)    Poem Text    
First Line: Even in the time when still I
Last Line: And of the new wandering.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: ABROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Never, even in a dream
Last Line: Invisible.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: ADVENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Even in the time when as yet
Last Line: Followed after.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: BROADWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: It was then she struck -- from behind
Last Line: And led me away.
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: CLARITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come!' cried my mind and by her might
Last Line: "I will take my peace in her henceforth!"
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: SOOTHSAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Eight days went by, eight days
Last Line: "and this shall be as it is spoken."
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: ST. JAMES' GROVE    Poem Text    
First Line: And so it came to that last day
Last Line: "and of the new wandering!"
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WANDERER; A ROCOCO STUDY: THE STRIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: At the first peep of dawn she roused me
Last Line: "I am at peace again, old queen, I listen clearer now."
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


THE WIDOW'S LAMENT IN SPRINGTIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sorrow is my own yard
Last Line: And sink into the marsh near them.
Subject(s): Grief; Widows & Widowers; Sorrow; Sadness


THE WOODPECKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Innocence! Innocence is the condition of heaven
Last Line: Stabbing there with a barbed tongue which succeeds!
Subject(s): Birds; Woodpeckers


THE WORLD NARROWED TO A POINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Liquor and love / when the mind is dull
Subject(s): Alcohol & Alcoholics; Love


THE YACHTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Contend in a sea which the land partly encloses
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Yachts & Yachting; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE YOUNG HOUSEWIFE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At ten a.M. The young housewife
Last Line: Dried leaves as I bow and pass smiling.
Subject(s): Housewives


THE YOUNG LANDRYMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies, I crave your indulgence for
Subject(s): Laundry & Laundering


THE YOUNG LAUNDRYMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies, I crave your indulgence for
Last Line: Your husband's shirts to wash, please, for wu kee.
Subject(s): Asian Americans; Laundry & Laundering


THIS IS JUST TO SAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I have eaten / the plums
Subject(s): Love; Plums; Plum Trees


THISTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: They should have called the thistle
Last Line: For the honey only. And so -- a thistle.
Subject(s): Thistles


THURSDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have had my dream -- like others
Last Line: At my nose -- and decide to dream no more.
Subject(s): Reality


TIME THE HANGMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor old abner, poor old white-haired nigger
Last Line: Are on your knees, and you are silent and broken.
Subject(s): African Americans; Old Age; Negroes; American Blacks


TO A DEAD JOURNALIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Behind that white brow
Last Line: "to have found so monstrous
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


TO A DOG INJURED IN THE STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: It is myself / not the poor beast lying there
Last Line: To believe it
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, lizzie anderson! Seventeen men -- and
Last Line: The law is changed into a mouthful of phrases.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Promiscuity


TO A FRIEND CONCERNING SEVERAL LADIES    Poem Text    
First Line: You know there is not much / that I desire, a few chrysanthemums
Last Line: Move on their stalks and rattle drily.


TO A POOR OLD WOMAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Munching a plum on
Subject(s): Plums; Plum Trees


TO A SOLITARY DISCIPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rather notice, mon cher
Last Line: Of the moon.
Subject(s): Spires; Steeples


TO A SPARROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Your perch is the branch
Last Line: To complete the décor
Subject(s): Sparrows


TO AN ELDER POET    Poem Text    
First Line: To be able
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Old Age; Flowers


TO BE CLOSELY WRITTEN ON A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo the leaves
Last Line: Look at them well . . . !
Subject(s): Leaves


TO BE CLOSELY WRITTEN ON A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER WHICH FOLDED INTO A TIGHT LOZENGE WILL FIT ANY GIRL'    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo the leaves
Subject(s): Leaves; Autumn; Fall


TO ELSIE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The pure products of america
Subject(s): United States; Social Commentaries; America


TO FORD MADOX FORD IN HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it any better in heaven, my friend ford
Last Line: Part, provence, he loved so well
Subject(s): Ford, Ford Madox (1873-1939)


TO FREIGHT CARS IN THE AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: All the slow
Last Line: The silence / to the left
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


TO MARK ANTHONY IN HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: This quiet morning light
Last Line: Listening in heaven.
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Heaven; Marcus Antonius; Anthony, Mark; Paradise


TO THE OUTER WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: At peace here -- I feel you about me
Last Line: And we will join you all wherever you may be circling.
Subject(s): Hope


TO THE SHADE OF PO CHU-I    Poem Text    
First Line: The work is heavy. I see
Last Line: Save of death the bright dancer?
Subject(s): Po Chu-yi (772-846)


TO WAKEN AN OLD LADY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Old age is
Last Line: Piping of plenty.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Old Age; Work; Workers


TO WISH MYSELF COURAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the day when youth is no more upon me
Last Line: Long at the birth -- and sing me the youth-song!
Subject(s): Youth; Aging


TRACT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I will teach you my townspeople
Last Line: I think you are ready.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


TRALA TRALA TRALA LA-LE-LA    Poem Text    
First Line: When the time has arrived
Last Line: Trala trala la-le-la
Subject(s): Holidays


TRANSITIONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: First he said
Last Line: Am I not I -- here?


TREE AND SKY    Poem Text    
First Line: - again / the bare brush of
Subject(s): Trees; Sky


TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: Crooked, black tree
Last Line: In your eagerness.
Subject(s): Trees


VIRTUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now? Why -- / whirlpools of / orange and purple flame
Last Line: Gold watch chains. Come!
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


WAITING    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am alone I am happy
Last Line: As it has happened now?


WAR, THE DESTROYER    Poem Text    
First Line: What is war, / the destroyer / but an appurtenance
Last Line: Beside the face
Subject(s): War; Dancing & Dancers


WEASEL SNOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Staring / she kindles
Subject(s): Weasels


WHEN STRUCTURE FAILS RHYME ATTEMPTS TO COME TO THE RESCUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The old horse dies slow
Last Line: Refuge of his dreams
Subject(s): Horses; Death


WILLOW POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a willow when summer is over
Last Line: Into the water and on the ground.
Subject(s): Willow Trees


WINTER QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Limb to limb, mouth to mouth
Last Line: The ecstasy.
Subject(s): Fields; Winter


WINTER SUNSET    Poem Text    
First Line: Then I raised my head
Last Line: They'd set there.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter


WINTER TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: All the complicated details
Last Line: Stand sleeping in the cold.
Subject(s): Trees


WOMAN WALKING    Poem Text    
First Line: An oblique cloud of purple smoke
Last Line: I might well see you oftener.
Subject(s): Country Life; Women; Desire


YOUNG SYCAMORE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I must tell you
Subject(s): Plane Trees; Sycamores


YOUNG WOMAN AT A WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: She sits with / tears on
Last Line: To the glasss
Subject(s): United States; America


YOUTH AND BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: I bought a dishmop -- / having no daughter
Last Line: To her father.