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Author: WUNDERLICH, MARK
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Wunderlich, Mark    Poet's Biography
29 poems available by this author


A HUSBAND'S PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: You, author of all wonders,
Subject(s): Prayer


ALL THAT, STAMMERING    Poem Text    
First Line: In the orchard at the edge of the ragged pines, the apples come
Last Line: The singing stopped
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


AMARYLLIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You've seen a cat consume a hummingbird, seen
Last Line: "no contrivance, no gasp, / no dream
Subject(s): Religion; Spirituality; Theology


AUBADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Again I've been searching for omens flimsy as they are, and the cat
Last Line: Pretend I'll tell you when it fails to come home
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


CEASE, THE HEART IS WITH ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I've felt it, like bees humming, wanted the mean
Last Line: A young man's spilled semen, arrows piercing flesh
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


CHAPEL OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL    Poem Text    
First Line: C. Calls to tell me mercury is in retrograde, so watch out. Just last night
Last Line: Perfect thing left there for me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


CONTINENT'S EDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The surf washed up its rows of green
Last Line: Draws back an undone shirt
Subject(s): Transvestism


COYOTE, WITH MANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, unreadable one, why
Subject(s): Coyotes


DIFFICULT BODY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Automobile Drivers; Death - Animals


FROM A VACANT HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's hard to want a thing you know will hurt another,
Last Line: I will open my mouth to your opening mouth
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


GIVEN IN PERSON ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tompkins square park's a mess of shopping carts
Last Line: Some common flame, or the one
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Tompkins Square Park, New York Cit


HEAVEN-LETTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You, looking down upon us from your canopy of air, to you
Subject(s): Blessings; Home


IN THE WINTER OF THIS CLIMATE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I dream it is of sheep
Last Line: Do you hear it? †do you hear what Iím trying to say?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


LETTER WRITTEN TO A VERSE BY KAREN CARPENTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky had been clear all day -- so clear with a high wind, and
Last Line: Despite its magnitude and weighty decision, it's a moveable thiing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


PEONIES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the yard, peonies burst their white hearts
Last Line: An infant, an infinity, a crisis, an end
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Peonies


PREDICTIONS ABOUT A BLACK CAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Four boys have been arrested for killing geese. This is how it happened
Last Line: Was quiet, in need of no other
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Geese


PREDICTIONS ABOUT A BLACK CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Four boys have been arrested for killing geese. This is how it
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Automobile Accidents; Storms


STONE ARABIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The horses bisect the field
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: On the runway at the roxy, the drag queen
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Gays & Lesbians; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE ANCHORAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I think you would like this seaside town-it makes me dream of whales.
Last Line: That move through them. Just motion, and union, and light
Subject(s): Seashore; Childhood Memories; Christianity


THE BRUISE OF THIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The night I woke to find the sheets wet from you,
Last Line: And those things I could do that might cushion it
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Illness


THE CORN BABY    Poem Text    
First Line: They brought it. It was brought
Subject(s): Corn


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Dna chains spirals upward
Last Line: My body through / like a bone
Subject(s): Sickness


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Dna chains spiral upward
Subject(s): Illness


THE TRICK    Poem Text    
First Line: I made love with a man -- hugely muscled, lean -- the body
Last Line: The heaving back, the beard, the teeth at the throat
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THIS HEAT, THESE HUMAN FORMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Two years ago, while crossing the street, a group of boys came
Last Line: It is difficult enough without your body in the world
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Suicide; Human Behavior; Childhood Memories; Horses


WAUMANDEE    Poem Text    
First Line: A man with binoculars
Subject(s): Deer


WINTER OF HEAVEN, WINTER OF ASH; THE VISIT HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not yet light in wisconsin
Last Line: While hope goes out silent onto the ice
Subject(s): Homecoming; Wisconsin


WINTER STUDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Two days of snow, then ice
Subject(s): Winter; Deer