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Author: WRIGHT, JAY
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Wright, Jay    Poet's Biography
28 poems available by this author


19       
First Line: In my binu shrine, the sogo altars pull me home
Last Line: And hear its cithara voice in the dye¯li's craft.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


AN INVITATION TO MADISON COUNTY    Poem Text    
First Line: I ride through queens
Last Line: "when people who have only themselves to give
Subject(s): Southern States; South (U.s.)


AREITO    Poem Text    
First Line: This is my mitote,
Subject(s): Language; Relationships; Nature; Words; Vocabulary


BENJAMIN BANNEKER HELPS TO BUILD A CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: In a morning coat,
Subject(s): Banneker, Benjamin (1731-1806)


BENJAMIN BANNEKER SENDS HIS 'ALMANAC' TO THOMAS JEFFERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Old now, / your eyes nearly blank
Subject(s): Banneker, Benjamin (1731-1806); Stars; Mathematics


BOLERO 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Nomadic hearts know there is no rose
Subject(s): Travel; Memory; Journeys; Trips


BOLEROS 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Night enters the plaza, step by step, in the singular
Subject(s): Marriage; Religion; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Theology


CRISPUS ATTUCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: When we speak
Last Line: Another season drums your intense, communal daring
Subject(s): African Americans; Attucks, Crispus (1723-1770); Boston Massacre; Negroes; American Blacks


DESIRE'S PERSISTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the region of rain and cloud,
Subject(s): Love; Desire


HOMECOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: The trees are crystal chandeliers,
Subject(s): Homecoming


INDIAN POND    Poem Text    
First Line: All through a bitter april,
Subject(s): Ponds


JOURNEY TO THE PLACE OF THE GHOSTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Death knocks all night at my door.
Subject(s): Death; Soul; Mythology; Dead, The


LOVE IN THE WATER, LOVE IN THE STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Faithful bean lady of the plantain,
Subject(s): Love; Water; Stones; Granite; Rocks


LOVE IN THE WEATHER'S BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow hurries / the strawberries
Subject(s): Love


LUNDU    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight, if I sleep on this bank
Subject(s): Farm Life; Rivers; Sugar; Agriculture; Farmers


MADRID    Poem Text    
First Line: So the villa, having learned its many skills
Subject(s): Madrid, Spain


META-A AND THE A OF ABSOLUTES    Poem Text    
First Line: I write my god in blue.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND BELEN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Rivers


THE ALBUQUERQUE GRAVEYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: It would be easier
Last Line: "abruptly drop my wilted flowers,
Subject(s): Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cemeteries; Graveyards


THE CRADLE LOGIC OF AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: Each instant comes with a price, the blue-edged bill
Last Line: Its faith, what a cradled life finds emblematic
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


THE END OF AN ETHNIC DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Cigarettes in my mouth
Last Line: My brain blistered.
Subject(s): Aging; Dreams; Conduct Of Life; Nightmares


THE HEALING IMPROVISATION OF HAIR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Hair


THE HOMECOMING SINGER    Poem Text    
First Line: The plane tilts in to nashville
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Homecoming; Colleges & Universities; Songs


THE LAKE IN CENTRAL PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: It should have a woman's name
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE MEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I continue in my gbariye.
Subject(s): Life Choices; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


W. E. B. DUBOIS AT HARVARD    Poem Text    
First Line: In harvard square
Last Line: Your intense, communal daring
Subject(s): Du Bois, William Edward B. (1868-1963); Harvard University; Reform And Reformers; Writing & Writers


WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER MEETING    Poem Text    
First Line: On wednesday night, / the church still opens at seven
Last Line: Unwilling to chasnge their freedom for a god
Subject(s): Prayer Meetings


WHAT IS GOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the water call
Subject(s): Relationships; Conduct Of Life; Mothers