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Author: WRIGLEY, ROBERT
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Wrigley, Robert    Poet's Biography
59 poems available by this author


A LOCK OF HER HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: As a hoodoo-voodoo, get-you-back-to-me tool,
Subject(s): Hair; Love


AFTER A RAINSTORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I have come to the fence at night,
Subject(s): Horses


AFTER THE COYOTES' SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Now night is clearly darker than before
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


AMERICAN MANHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the dull ache that is midnight for a boy
Subject(s): Teenagers; Boys; Night; Coming Of Age; Bedtime


ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lucy doolin, first day on the job, stroked his goatee
Subject(s): Refuse & Refuse Disposal; Rats; Murder; Fathers & Sons; Conduct Of Life; Memory; Youth; Relationships


AT THE BEACH    Poem Text    
First Line: What are they, those burrowing crustaceans, the ones
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


BOVINITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The steer has found, among the mud
Last Line: Over the vast brown and white body of the earth
Subject(s): Cattle


C.O.    Poem Text    
First Line: We left the quarter peep shows, the lurid skin
Subject(s): Conscientious Objectors


CAMPING    Poem Text    
First Line: I see my father campng, twenty-seven years
Subject(s): Campingl Fathers


CREEL    Poem Text    
First Line: We sentimentalize the weaver, the hands
Subject(s): Weaving & Weavers


DO YOU LOVE ME?    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She's twelve and she's asking the dog,
Subject(s): Children; Dogs; Childhood


EARTHLY MEDITATIONS: 1. THE AFTERLIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring, and the first full crop of dandelions gone
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


EARTHLY MEDITATIONS: THE AFTERLIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring, and the fist full crop of dandelions gone
Last Line: The baby's breath is no longer a rose
Subject(s): Spring


FINDING A BIBLE IN AN ABANDONED CABIN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Bible


FIRST PERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: One lies on one's back in the woods
Last Line: The last one / to die
Subject(s): Forests; Aging; Animals; Poetry & Poets; Mortality


FOR THE LAST SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: That summer with a thousand julys
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Youth; Summer; War; Desire; Rock & Roll


FROM LUMAGHI MINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear father, / eleven days without sunlight. We go in
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


HOMAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The three-bladed, dunce-capped agitator pulsed
Subject(s): Laundery & Laundering; Family Life; Relatives


HORSEFLIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After the horse went down
Subject(s): Horses; Death - Animals


I LIKE THE WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: We are at or near that approximate line
Subject(s): Wind


ICE FISHING    Poem Text    
First Line: From open water at the lake's
Last Line: By the blood-freckled cheek of the evening snow
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Winter


IN THE DARK POOL, FINDING YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: No lights, no moon, no stars in the mountains
Last Line: High in the pine, dining on imaginary mice
Subject(s): Love; Desire


KISSING A HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of the two spoiled, barn-sour geldings
Subject(s): Horses; Kisses


LETTER TO A YOUNG POET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the biographies of rilke, you get the feeling
Subject(s): Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926); Poetry & Poets; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


LIMBO    Poem Text    
First Line: The preacher waited. So here
Subject(s): Abortions; Death; Christianity; Dead, The


LITTLE DEATHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Every minute to two, another moth
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Fish & Fishing; Moths; Anglers


MAMMOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Returning the refilled feeder to its hanger on the tree,
Subject(s): Hummingbirds


MINERS SHAKING HANDS WITH A UNION MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: These men are solemn and strong
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


MOONLIGHT: CHICKENS ON THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Called out of dream by the pitch and screech
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Chickens; Grief; Ozarks (Mountains); Sorrow; Sadness


MORELITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The heavy thatch of needle and leaf
Subject(s): Mushrooms; Morels


MOUTH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When she bought the gift shop ventriloquist's dummy
Subject(s): Ventriloquists & Ventriloquist Dummies


MOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleepy and suburban at dusk,
Subject(s): Mowing & Mowers; Bees; Lawn Mowers; Beekeeping


MY FATHER'S FINGERNAILS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the hardware store a young clerk
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


NEIGH    Poem Text    
First Line: The farrier drops the left hind hoof,
Subject(s): Horses; Accidents


NUTHATCH SITTING ON A BEAR'S NOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Really just a small cast iron representation
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Statues; Graveyards


OF DIAMONDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The dew has sown a field of diamonds
Last Line: Is walked by animals unaware of the true worth / of diamonds
Subject(s): Hunting; Compassion


ONIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: A rooster pheasant crows in the gully
Last Line: To the cellar, where they will remain for months
Subject(s): Onions; Pregnancy


PARENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Old two-hearted sadness, old blight
Last Line: "a kind of bird, who believes he reigns there
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Relationships


PARKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I live where I have always been
Last Line: Lands, and coos like a fool in the dark
Subject(s): Automobiles; Middle Age; Youth; Passion


PREY    Poem Text    
First Line: We're walking through stubble and rain
Last Line: His meat, as the sun that rises is his fire
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Nature; Hunters


PROGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Web by web the ruined work of spiders
Subject(s): Spiders


RELIGION    Poem Text    
First Line: The last thing the old dog brought home
Subject(s): Dogs; Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


SEEN FROM THE PORCH, A BEAR BY THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A mail of mud
Last Line: So instead I yell hey
Subject(s): Bears; Fear


SHORT ANSWER: MISHAP WITH A NAIL GUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Something about the nail through my hand said jesus. Or was it shit?
Subject(s): Tools; Accidents


SINATRA    Poem Text    
First Line: That skinny fuck-up, all recklessness and bones
Last Line: Of man I might've been, what sort I've become
Subject(s): Sinatra, Frank (1915-1998)


SISYPHUS BEE    Poem Text    
First Line: I couldn't help it, I nearly fell asleep
Subject(s): Bees; Beekeeping


SLOW DREAMS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All my life I have been bothered by them
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


SOUNDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The birdhouse made from a gourd is wired
Subject(s): Wind Chimes


THE AFTERLIFE OF MOOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: As the moose is obsessed, relentlessly
Last Line: As for the afterlife, Ill take his chances
Subject(s): Moose


THE BELIEFS OF A HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the field out back
Subject(s): Horses; Ranch Life


THE EMBLEM    Poem Text    
First Line: In the last days of the sun
Subject(s): Bicycles; Youth; Bad Bheavior; Cycling


THE GRANDMOTHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: He thought, this is the way they all are
Last Line: The long, long night they must swim through
Subject(s): Grandparents; Cancer (Disease); Family Life; Mortality


THE PROPHECY    Poem Text    
First Line: The minister's enunciations cut like knives
Last Line: Behind which we wailed and sang
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


THE PUMPKIN TREE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Up a lattice of sumac and into the spars
Last Line: Of the wood it cannot know it is bound for
Subject(s): Pumpkins


THOSE RICHES    Poem Text    
First Line: The week after your father left
Subject(s): Poverty; Automobile Drivers


TORCH SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: I would speak of that grief
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Blues (Music); Grief; Holiday, Billie (1915-1959); Jazz; Love; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Smith, Bessie (1894-1937); Sorrow; Sadness


UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE    Poem Text    
First Line: His pansies drink / the darkness down, replenishing their purples
Last Line: Scented chamber, its smooth grain and slim-waisted body sing
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


WAIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He also finds the wood and steel beautiful,
Subject(s): Hunting; Hunters


WHAT MY FATHER BELIEVED    Poem Text    
First Line: Man of his age, he believed in the things
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Teaching & Teachers; Patriotism; Educators; Professors