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Duncan, Robert    Poet's Biography
122 poems available by this author


A LITTLE LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a little language of my cat, tho dante says
Last Line: As if crouching, springs / to life
Variant Title(s): A Little Language
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Language; Words; Vocabulary


A MORNING LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The various members of the hierarchy move


A NEW POEM (FOR JACK SPICER)    Poem Text    
First Line: You are right. What we call poetry is the boat
Last Line: A bird I cannot name crows
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A PAIR OF URANIAN GARTERS FOR AURORA BLIGH    Poem Text    
First Line: Death's legs in black net stockings


A POEM BEGINNING WITH A LINE BY PINDAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The light foot hears you and the brightness begins


A RIDE TO THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: The bland electricity, light blue wash


A SET OF ROMANTIC HYMNS        Recitation by Author


A SONG OF THE OLD ORDER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sing fair the lady and her knight


A SPRING MEMORANDUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The year has run thin through the turning room of my wind


A STORM OF WHITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither/sky nor earth, without horizon, it's


ACHILLES' SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not know more than the sea tells me
Subject(s): Achilles


AFRICA REVISITED        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Africa


AFTER A PASSAGE IN BAUDELAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ship, leaving or arriving, of my lover
Last Line: Complique, mais eurythmique
Subject(s): Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867); French Poetry - Symbolism; Poetry & Poets


AFTERTHOUGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My first mother in whom I took my first nature
Subject(s): Mothers


AMONG MY FRIENDS LOVE IS A GREAT SORROW    Poem Text    
Last Line: That one might have for an honest living
Subject(s): Love Ė Nature Of


AN AFRICAN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: In the groves of africa from their natural wonder
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AN ARK FOR LAWRENCE DURRELL    Poem Text    
First Line: If we are to cross the barriers of snow
Last Line: The snake has hiw own way among us
Subject(s): Fathers; Men; Prayer


AN IMAGINARY WOMAN        Recitation by Author


AN INTERLUDE * OF RARE BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The seal in the depraved wave
Last Line: No more than our affection / for naming.
Subject(s): Beauty; Montague, John (B. 1929)


AN OWL IS AN ONLY BIRD OF POETRY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A cross leaves marks the tree we fancy
Subject(s): Owls


AND IF HE HAD BEEN WRONG FOR ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Yet he was there, and all my thirst
Last Line: Kept silent come to speak
Subject(s): Men


APPREHENSIONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To open night's eye that sleeps in what know as day


AT THE POETRY CONFERENCE: BERKELEY AFTER THE NEW YORK STYLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginning with sonnets for ted berrigan
Last Line: To hear what we need and is lovely.
Subject(s): Authors - Conferences And Workshops; Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Poetry & Poets; Poetry Readings; Writer's Conferences And Workshops; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


AUGUST SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: God of the idle heat, in this glaring road


BEING IMITATIONS, DERIVATIONS, AND VARIATIONS UPON CERTAIN CONCEITS AND FINDINGS MADE AMONG HARD LIN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


BENDING THE BOW    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Friendship


BENEFICE PASSAGES 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Thru the shinto gate


BONE DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The skull of the old man wears


BROUGHT TO LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a woman
Subject(s): Love


CHILDHOOD'S RETREAT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Self


COME LET ME FREE MYSELF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Come, let me be free from all that I love


DANTE √ČTUDES: BOOK ONE: WE WILL ENDEAVOR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


DANTE √ČTUDES: BOOK THREE: IN MY YOUTH NOT UNSTAIND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Youth


DESPAIR IN BEING TEDIOUS        Recitation by Author


FIVE PIECES        Recitation by Author


FOOD FOR FIRE, FOOD FOR THOUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Good wood


HERO SONG        Recitation by Author


HOMAGE AND LAMENT FOR EZRA POUND IN CAPTIVITY, MAY 12, 1944    Poem Text    
First Line: Apprehension this spring ... The leaves, the leaves
Last Line: Still, as still as everness returning
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


HUON OF BORDEAUX        Recitation by Author


IN BLOOD'S DOMAIN (PASSAGES)    Poem Text    
First Line: The angel syphilis in the circle of signators -- looses its hosts -- to swarm
Last Line: My own counterpart of baudelaire's terrible ennuie?
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


IN THE PLACE OF A PASSAGE 22    Poem Text    
First Line: That freedom and the law are identical
Subject(s): Liberty


INGMAR BERGMAN'S SEVENTH SEAL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Bergman, Ingmar (1918-2007)


METAMORPHOSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no noise as the stars turn. Lustrous signs


MY MOTHER WOULD BE A FALCONRESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


OFTEN I AM PERMITTED TO RETURN TO A MEADOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As if it were a scene made-up by the mind,


OSIRIS AND SET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Members of one life boat are


OVER THERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Over there where thou art


PASSAGE OVER WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: We have gone out in boats upon the sea at night,
Subject(s): Loss


PASSAGES 14        Recitation by Author


PASSAGES 18. THE TORSO    Poem Text    
First Line: Most beautiful! -- the red-flowering eucalyptus


PASSAGES 21. THE MULTIVERSITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not men but head of the hydra


PASSAGES 24. ORDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: For the good


PASSAGES 25. UP RISING    Poem Text    
First Line: Now johnson would go up to join the great simulacra of men,
Subject(s): War; Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973)


PASSAGES 27. TRANSGRESSING THE REAL    Poem Text    
First Line: In the way they made a celestial cave


PASSAGES 28. THE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now down-falling doom's darling


PASSAGES 29. EYE OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Cao-dai -/gold and crystal of the sky's reaches


PASSAGES 31. THE CONCERT    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the sun and the dispersing stars


PASSAGES 32    Poem Text    
First Line: John adams, marginalia to court de gebelin's monde primitif
Subject(s): United States; America


PASSAGES 36        Recitation by Author
First Line: Let it go. Let it go.


PASSAGES 57. THE DIGNITIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


PASSAGES. AFTER PASSAGE        Recitation by Author


PASSAGES. ENTHRALLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


PASSAGES. IN BLOOD'S DOMAIN        Recitation by Author


PASSAGES. QUAND LE GRAND FOYER DESCEND DANS LES EAUX        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867)


PASSAGES. STIMMUNG        Recitation by Author


POETRY, A NATURAL THING    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither our vices nor our virtues
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Poetry & Poets


POETRY, A NATURAL THING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Neither our vices nor our virtues
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


RE-    Poem Text    
First Line: =


RETURNING TO ROOTS OF FIRST FEELING    Poem Text    
First Line: Feld, groes or goers, hus, doeg, dung


RISK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That there might, may, be


RITES OF PARTICIPATION, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The drama of our time is the coming of all men into one fate
Last Line: Either by the inner senses of the imaginative faculty or by the outer senses
Subject(s): Reality; Imagination


RITES OF PASSAGE: II    Poem Text    
First Line: Something is taking place.


ROOTS AND BRANCHES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sail, monarchs, rising and falling
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


SEAMS        Recitation by Author


SHELLEY'S ARETHUSA SET TO NEW MEASURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Now arethusa from her snow couch rises
Last Line: Seeking their way to love once more.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)


SLEEP IS A DEEP AND MANY VOICED FLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Our little death from which we daily
Last Line: Even while I spoke to you of love
Subject(s): Sleep


SONNET: 1    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now there is a love of which dante does not speak unkindly
Last Line: For a joining that is not easy
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 2        Recitation by Author


SONNET: 3        Recitation by Author


SONNET: 4    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He's given me his thee to keep


SPARK FROM THIS FLINT BY VON HEARTSTRUCK        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


STYX    Poem Text    
First Line: And a tenth part of okeanos is given to dark night
Subject(s): Styx (Mythological River)


SUCH IS THE SICKNESS OF MANY A GOOD THING    Poem Text    
First Line: Was he then adam of the burning way?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE ALBIGENSES        Recitation by Author


THE CONTINENT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Under-/earth currents, gaia, hannahanna


THE DREAMERS        Recitation by Author


THE DRINKING FOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Garcia lorca tasted
Last Line: This is the drinking-fountain
Subject(s): Death; Fountains; Garcia Lorca, Federico (1898-1936); Dead, The


THE FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fire stone hand leaf shadow sun


THE HELMET OF GOLIATH        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Goliath


THE KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Jerusalem


THE LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been seeing his face everywhere, the face of a former lover
Last Line: Seeing his wrath in faces passing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE MIRROR        Recitation by Author


THE QUESTION        Recitation by Author


THE REAPER        Recitation by Author


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XVIII    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Kundry was wagner's creation


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME I    Poem Text    
First Line: I ask the unyielding sentence


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME II    Poem Text    
First Line: What of the structure of rime? I said


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME IX        Recitation by Author


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME V    Poem Text    
First Line: Among the bleeding branches I hear sentences


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME VI    Poem Text    
First Line: The old women came from their caves to close the too many


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME VIII    Poem Text    
First Line: From a nexus in the impossible, a tear flows


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME X    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Thi* of tha first things.For tha sea is th*


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XI        Recitation by Author


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XVI    Poem Text    
First Line: Back to the figure


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XVI    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Back to the figure


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XVII    Poem Text    
First Line: Helen among the wraiths
Subject(s): Love


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XVII    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This potion is love's potion. This herb her bliss


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XXII    Poem Text    
First Line: Sounding the triangle he reaches notes


THE STRUCTURE OF RIME XXVIII; IN MEMORIAM WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Erecting beyond the boundaries of all government his grand station
Last Line: Who-he-is-in-reality, the domain of colouring invading the responsible.
Subject(s): Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955)


THE TEMPLE OF THE ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: The temple of the animals has fallen into disrepair


THERE'S TOO MUCH SEA ON THE BIG SUR    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman on the mountain kept her fictive ocean


THIS PLACE RUMORD TO HAVE BEEN SODOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Might have been. / certainly these ashes might have been pleasures
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO VOW    Poem Text    
First Line: It is in the fear of the lord


TWO DICTA OF WILLIAM BLAKE: VARIATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: The authors are in eternity
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


TWO PRESENTATIONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We send youj word of the mother
Subject(s): Mothers


UNDER GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: First/mor-than-fire, then liquid stone, then stone


UNKINGD BY AFFECTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Pleasure


WHAT DO I KNOW OF THE OLD LAW?    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What do I know of the left and the right
Subject(s): Kaballah


WHAT I SAW    Poem Text    
First Line: The white peacock roosting
Subject(s): Transience; Birds; Impermanence


WHAT TIME OF DAY IS IT?        Recitation by Author


WITCH'S SONG        Recitation by Author


WORDS OPEN OUT UPON GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Like windows in that house high
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness