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Lowell, Amy    Poet's Biography
223 poems available by this author


A BATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Thick dappled by circles of sunshine and fluttering
Last Line: And the scent of the woods is sweet on this hot summer morning.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Nudity; Showers & Showering; Nakedness


A BLOCKHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Before me lies a mass of shapeless days
Subject(s): Life Change Events


A COLOURED PRINT BY SHOKEI    Poem Text    
First Line: It winds along the face of a cliff
Last Line: This little path by a waterfall spanned.


A DECADE    Poem Text    
First Line: When you came, you were like red wine and honey
Last Line: But I am completely nourished.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A FAIRY TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: On winter nights beside the nursery fire
Last Line: Force me forever through the passing days.


A FIXED IDEA    Poem Text    
First Line: What torture lurks within a single thought
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


A FIXED IDEA; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: What torture lurks within a single thought
Last Line: In mercy lift your drooping wings and go.


A GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: See! I give myself to you, beloved
Subject(s): Love


A GRAVE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I've a pocketful of emptiness
Last Line: Will you walk with me, will you follow the dead?
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


A JAPANESE WOOD-CARVING    Poem Text    
First Line: High up above the open, welcoming door
Last Line: And seabirds scream in wanton happiness.


A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: You are beautiful and faded
Last Line: That its sparkle may amuse you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


A LITTLE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A little garden on a bleak hillside
Last Line: A little garden, loved with a great love!
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A LITTLE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When you, my dear, are away, away
Last Line: Watch over a century of nights.
Subject(s): Moon


A LONDON THOROUGHFARE, 2 A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: They have watered the street
Subject(s): London; Moon


A LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly I could see to write you a letter
Subject(s): Letters; Fireflies; Glowworms


A RHYME OUT OF MOTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I grasped a thread of silver; it cut me to the bone
Subject(s): Ambition


A RHYME OUT OF THE MOTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: I grasped a thread of silver: it cut me to the bone
Last Line: And leave him there.


A SOUTH CAROLINA FOREST    Poem Text    
First Line: Hush, hush, these woods are thick with shapes and voices
Subject(s): Forests; South Carolina; Woods


A SPRIG OF ROSEMARY    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot see your face
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A WINTER RIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Who shall declare the joy of the running!
Last Line: Joy! With the vigorous earth I am one.
Subject(s): Winter


A YEAR PASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the porcelain fence of the pleasure garden
Subject(s): Moon


AFTER HEARING A WALTZ BY BARTOK    Poem Text    
First Line: But why did I kill him? Why? Why?
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


AFTERMATH; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: I learnt to write to you in happier days
Last Line: And whisper words of love which no one hears.


ALIENS    Poem Text    
First Line: The chatter of little people
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


AND SO, I THINK DIOGENES    Poem Text    
First Line: I told them to look at an apple-tree
Last Line: "they do but wander home,"" I said."
Subject(s): Diogenes


ANTICIPATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been temperate always
Subject(s): Waiting; Desire


APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Be not angry with me that I bear
Last Line: To go unguessed.
Subject(s): Relationships


APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Be not angry with me that I bear
Last Line: To go unguessed.


APPLES OF HESPERIDES    Poem Text    
First Line: Glinting golden through the trees
Last Line: Apples of hesperides!
Subject(s): Apples; Fruit; Hesperides (Mythology)


APPULDURCOMBE PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a woman, sick for passion
Subject(s): Passion; Desire; Love - Unrequited; Marriage; Disappointment; Death; Man-woman Relationships; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Dead, The; Male-female Relations


AQUATINT FRAMED IN GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Six flights up in an out-of-date apartment house
Last Line: Ironically recording an hour of no importance.
Subject(s): Old Age; Portraits


ASTIGMATISM    Poem Text    
First Line: The poet took his walking-stick
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972); Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


AT NIGHT; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind is singing through the trees tonight
Last Line: The freedom of the onward sweeping wind.
Subject(s): Wind


AUBADE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I would free the white almond from the green husk
Last Line: I should see that in my hands glittered a gem beyond counting.
Subject(s): Almond Trees; Hands; Love; Trees


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: They brought me a quilled, yellow dahlia
Last Line: All I once possessed?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AUTUMN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


AUTUMN AND DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: They are coy, these sisters, autumn and death
Subject(s): Autumn; Religion; Seasons; Fall; Theology


AZURE AND GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: April had covered the hills
Last Line: The sapphire shaft, which is truth.


BALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Throw the blue balls above the twigs of the tree-tops
Subject(s): Balls; Conduct Of Life


BATTLEDORE AND SHUTTLECOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: The shuttlecock soars upward
Last Line: With a weight at the end.
Subject(s): Badminton; Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


BEFORE DAWN; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Life! Austere arbiter of each man's fate
Last Line: Bringing about results none could have guessed.
Subject(s): Life


BEFORE THE ALTAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the altar, bowed, he stands
Last Line: The smoke rose straight in the quiet night.


BEHIND A WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: I own a solace shut within my heart
Last Line: Of a waking fish.


CARREFOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: O you, / who came upone me once
Last Line: Of the forest bees?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CLIMBING    Poem Text    
First Line: High up in the apple tree climbing I go
Last Line: With the sky close above me, the earth far below.
Subject(s): Climbing


CONVALESCENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: From out the dragging vastness of the sea
Last Line: And in the sky there blooms the sun of may.
Subject(s): Women & War; World War I - Casualties


CREPUSCULE DU MATIN; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: All night I wrestled with a memory
Last Line: My arms held nothing but the empty dawn.
Subject(s): Memory


CROWNED    Poem Text    
First Line: You came to me bearing bright roses
Last Line: A diadem woven with rue.
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


DECADE    Poem Text    
First Line: When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Relationships


DESOLATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the plum-blossoms are nightingales
Subject(s): Nightingales


DISILLUSION    Poem Text    
First Line: A scholar / weary of erecting the fragile towers of words
Subject(s): Language; Suicide; Words; Vocabulary


DIYA (DELTA-IOTA-PSI-ALPHA)    Poem Text    
First Line: Look, dear, how bright the moonlight is tonight!
Last Line: Beloved, is it true?


DOCUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The great painter, hokusai
Subject(s): Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849); Old Age


DOLPHINS IN BLUE WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Hey! Crackerjack - jump!
Subject(s): Dolphins; Porpoises


DREAMS IN WAR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: I wandered through a house of many rooms.
Subject(s): Dreams; Youth; Transience; Nightmares; Impermanence


DREAMS; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not care to talk to you although
Last Line: Reverse their leaves and shimmer through the woods.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


ELEANORA DUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The talk is hushed
Subject(s): Duse, Eleanora (1858-1924)


EPHEMERA    Poem Text    
First Line: Silver-green lanterns tossing among windy branches
Subject(s): Old Age; Memory


EPITAPH IN A CHURCH-YARD IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA    Poem Text    
First Line: He died of 'stranger's fever' when his youth
Last Line: Ached with fatigue at never seeing home.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


EPITAPH ON A YOUNG POET WHO DIED BEFORE ... ACHIEVED SUCCESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath this sod lie the remains
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EVELYN RAY    Poem Text    
First Line: No decent man will cross a field
Subject(s): Duels


FATIGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stupefy my heart to every day's monotony, seal up my eyes, I would not look ...
Last Line: The law exacts obedience. Instruct, I will conform.


FENWAY PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the spring-thickened branches
Subject(s): Colors


FLUTE-PRIEST SONG FOR RAIN; CEREMONIAL AT THE SUN SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Whistle under the water
Last Line: With tumult of rain.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: What is poetry? It is a mosaic
Last Line: With storied meaning for religion's sake.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Religion; Theology


FRANCIS II, KING OF NAPLES; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor foolish monarch, vacillating, vain
Last Line: Beneath the stars, and through a tranquil sea.
Subject(s): Francis Ii, King Of The Two Sicilies


FRANKINCENSE AMD MYRRH    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart is tuned to sorrow, and the strings
Last Line: And life ablaze with beauty, I am dumb.


FREE FANTASIA ON JAPANESE THEMES    Poem Text    
First Line: All the afternoon there has been a chirping of birds
Last Line: And inside, only my books.


FREE FANTASIA ON JAPANESE THEMES    Poem Text    
First Line: All the afternoon there has been a chirping of birds
Last Line: And inside, only my books.


FRIMAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dearest, we are like two flowers
Last Line: For us both. Ah, dear, I love you!
Subject(s): Flowers; Love


FRINGED GENTIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Near where I live there is a lake
Last Line: They'd die of homesickness that day.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gentians; Fringed Gentians


FROM CHINA    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought: / the moon
Subject(s): China


FROM ONE WHO STAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: How empty seems the town now you are gone!
Last Line: Are still-born, and the world stopped, lacking you.


GAVOTTE IN D MINOR    Poem Text    
First Line: She wore purple, and when other people slept
Last Line: And the ruffling of her train against the stones.


GOOD GRACIOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: They say there is a fairy in every streak'd tulip
Subject(s): Tulips


GRANADILLA    Poem Text    
First Line: I cut myself upon the thought of you
Subject(s): Desire


GROTESQUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do the lilies goggle their tongues at me
Last Line: While you dance?
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies


GUNS AS KEYS: AND THE GREAT GATE SWINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Due east, far west. Distant as the nests of the
Last Line: Through a wide gateway. Occident -- orient -- after fifty years.
Subject(s): Asia; Travel; Far East; East Asia; Orient; Journeys; Trips


HERO-WORSHIP; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: A face seen passing in a crowded street
Last Line: Burns on, and it is much to have believed.
Subject(s): Hero-worship


HORA STELLATRIX    Poem Text    
First Line: The stars hang thick in the apple tree
Last Line: Starfire sparkles, your coronal.


HOUSE WITH THE MARBLE STEPS    Poem Text    
First Line: He built the house to show his neighbors
Last Line: Above a flight of marble steps where grass is growing.
Subject(s): Death; Houses; Dead, The


ILLUSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking beside the tree-peonies
Subject(s): Beetles


IN DARKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Must all of worth be travailled for, and those
Last Line: And hour follows hour, nerveless, slack.


IN EXCELSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: You - you / your shadow is sunlit on a plate of silver
Last Line: Are rubies mortised in a gate of stone.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


INTERLUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I have baked white cakes
Last Line: Outside.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


J--K. HUYSMANS    Poem Text    
First Line: A flickering glimmer through a window-pane
Last Line: And shut his eyes in fear lest it should fade.
Subject(s): Huysmans, Joris-karl (1848-1907); Novels & Novelists


LA RONDE DU DIABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we go round the ivy-bush
Last Line: Does it matter at all that we don't know why?
Subject(s): Adversity; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


LEAD SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The nursery fire burns brightly
Subject(s): Toys; Soldiers


LEISURE; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Leisure, thou goddess of a bygone age
Last Line: The dreaming lapse of slow, unmeasured time.
Subject(s): Leisure


LILACS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lilacs / false blue
Last Line: Since certainly it is mine.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilacs; New England


LISTENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis you that are the music, not your song
Last Line: One music with a thousand cadences.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


LITTLE IVORY FIGURES PULLED WITH STRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it the tinkling of mandolins which disturbs
Last Line: The murmur of it is loud—loud.


LOON POINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Softly the water ripples
Last Line: And the manifold whisper of leaves.


MADONNA OF THE EVENING FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: All day long I have been working
Last Line: Canterbury bells.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MAGNOLIA GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a disappointment
Subject(s): Charleston, South Carolina; Gardens & Gardening


MALMAISON    Poem Text    
First Line: How the slates of the roof sparkle in the sun
Last Line: Of the marley aqueduct.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


MARCH EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Blue through the window burns the twilight
Last Line: Travails to birth in the womb of the storm.


MARKET DAY; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: White, glittering sunlight fills the market square
Last Line: Quenching the square in vibrant harmony.


MAY EVENING IN CENTRAL PARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Lines of lamp light
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Youth


MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A wise man
Subject(s): Fireflies; Stars; Glowworms


MERELY STATEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: You sent me a sprig of mignonette
Last Line: Her dress a stare of purple between pillars of stone.
Subject(s): Mignonettes


MINIATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because the little gentleman made nautical instruments
Last Line: Who consider such things important.


MIRAGE; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: How is it that, being gone, you fill my days
Last Line: It may be vain illusion. I'm content.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


MISERCORDIA    Poem Text    
First Line: He earned his bread by making wooden soldiers
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


MONADNOCK IN EARLY SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Cloud-topped and splendid, dominating all
Last Line: Thou pledge of greater majesty unseen.
Subject(s): Monadnock (Mountain), New Hampshire


MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: The neighbor sits in his window and plays the flute
Subject(s): Flutes; Music & Musicians


NAPLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Red tiles, yellow stucco, layer on layer of windows
Subject(s): Naples, Italy


NEW YORK AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A near horizon whose sharp jags
Last Line: Instead the glaring, man-filled city groans below!
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


NIGHT CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The white mares of the moon rush along the sky
Subject(s): Clouds


NUIT BLANCHE    Poem Text    
First Line: I want no horns to rouse me up to-night
Subject(s): Night; Music & Musicians; Ghosts; White (Color); Bedtime


ON A CERTAIN CRITIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, john keats
Last Line: In the bodies of innumerable worms.
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Moon; Poetry & Poets


ON CARPACCIO'S PICTURE: THE DREAM OF ST. URSALA; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Swept, clean, and still, across the polished floor
Last Line: A lark is singing as he flies away.
Subject(s): Carpaccio, Victore (1460-1525); Paintings & Painters


ON LOOKING AT A COPY FO ALICE MEYNELL'S POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Upon this greying page you wrote
Last Line: The living have so much to do
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Meynell, Alice (1847-1922); Books; Life


ONE OF THE HUNDRED VIEWS OF FUJI, BY HOKUSAI    Poem Text    
First Line: Being thirsty, / I filled a cup with water
Subject(s): Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849); Fuji, Mount; Thirst


OPAL    Poem Text    
First Line: You are ice and fire
Last Line: Gleaming with agitated torches.
Subject(s): Love


ORANGE OF MIDSUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: You came to me in the pale starting of spring
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


PAPER FISHES    Poem Text    
First Line: The paper carp
Subject(s): Fish; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


PATTERNS    Poem Text    
First Line: I walk down the garden paths
Last Line: Christ! What are patterns for?
Subject(s): Absence; Clothing & Dress; Fashion; Freedom; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Love - Loss Of; World War I; Separation; Isolation; Liberty; First World War


PETALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Life is a stream
Last Line: The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.
Subject(s): Life


PETALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Life is a stream
Last Line: The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.


PLANNING THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Bring pencils, fine pointed
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


PRIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Your voice is like bells over roofs at dawn
Last Line: And run with them to my heart.
Subject(s): Love


PURPLE GRACKLES    Poem Text    
First Line: The grackles have come
Subject(s): Grackles


PYROTECHNICS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our meeting was like the upward swish of a rocket
Subject(s): Fireworks


RED SLIPPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Red slippers in a shop-window; and outside in the street, flaws of gray, windy sleet!
Subject(s): Shoes; Shopping; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


REVENGE    Poem Text    
First Line: All night I read a little book
Last Line: Go softly then, and go wellsped.


ROADS    Poem Text    
First Line: I know a country laced with roads
Last Line: To the opaline gates of the castles of dream.
Subject(s): Autumn; Roads; Seasons; Fall; Paths; Trails


SEPTEMBER, 1918    Poem Text    
First Line: This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight
Last Line: Upon a broken world.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


SHORE GRASS    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon is cold over the sand-dunes
Last Line: But the windy beating of the sea.
Subject(s): Silence


SOLITAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: When night drifts along the streets of the city
Subject(s): Night; City & Town Life; Imagination; Bedtime; Fancy


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! To be a flower
Last Line: Make a sea of purpose mightier than we dream to-day?


SONG FOR A VIOLA D'AMORE    Poem Text    
First Line: The lady of my choice is bright
Last Line: And what is lovelier than that is.
Subject(s): Flowers


SPRING DAY: BATH    Poem Text    
First Line: The day is fresh-washed and fair, and there is a smell of tulips and narcissus in the air.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Spring; Showers & Showering


SPRING DAY: MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Swirl of crowded streets. Shock and recoil of traffic.
Subject(s): Spring; City & Town Life


SPRING DAY: NIGHT AND SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: The day takes her ease in slippered yellow. Electric signs gleam out
Last Line: . . . I smell them in the air.
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Sleep; Spring; Urban Life; Bedtime


SPRING DAY: WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the street the white clouds meet, and sheer away without touching
Subject(s): Spring; Walking


SPRNG DAY: BREAKFAST TABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the fresh-washed sunlight, the breakfast table is decked and white
Subject(s): Spring; Food & Eating; Morning


STRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is late
Subject(s): Insomnia; Absence; Sleeplessness; Separation; Isolation


STREETS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I wandered through the eight hundred and eight streets of the city
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; City & Town Life


SUGGESTED BY THE COVER OF A VOLUME OF KEATS'S POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Wild little bird, who chose thee for a sign
Last Line: To bear this untamed, passionate burst of song.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Some men there are who find in nature all
Last Line: The pulse and throb of life which makes us men!
Subject(s): Love


SUMMER NIGHT PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: The garden is steeped in moonlight
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


SUMMER RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: All night our room was outer-walled with rain
Subject(s): Rain


SUNSHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The pool is edged with blade-like leaves of irises
Subject(s): Pools; Poetry & Poets


SUNSHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The pool is edged with the blade-like leaves of irises
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SUPERSTITION    Poem Text    
First Line: I have painted a picture of a ghost
Subject(s): Superstition


TEATRO BAMBINO. DUBLIN, N.H.    Poem Text    
First Line: How still it is! Sunshine itself here falls
Last Line: Cradling the future in a glorious past.


TEXAS    Poem Text    
First Line: I went a-riding, a-riding
Last Line: Beyond, beyond, my bridle-rein.
Subject(s): Horseback Riding; Texas


THE ARTIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Why do you subdue yourself in golds and purples?
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Love


THE BLUE SCARF    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale, with the blue of high zeniths, shimmered over with silver, brocaded
Last Line: How loud clocks can tick when a room is empty, and one is alone!
Subject(s): Infatuation; Love - Unrequited; Scarves; Clothing & Dress; Flowers; Kisses; Women


THE BLUE SCARF    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale, with the blue of high zeniths, shimmered over with silver, brocaded
Last Line: How loud clocks can tick when a room is empty, and one is alone!
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Flowers; Kisses; Women


THE BOMBARDMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly, without force, the rain drops into the city
Last Line: Roars and mutters. Boom!
Subject(s): Bombs; Rain; Storms


THE BOOK OF STONES AND LILIES    Poem Text    
First Line: I read a book
Last Line: Across the dew and the gold of a young day.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


THE BOOKSHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Pierrot has grown old
Subject(s): Books; Reading


THE BOSTON ATHENAEUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou dear and well-loved haunt of happy hours
Last Line: And man's blind foolishness so quickly mar.
Subject(s): Boston; Boston Anthenaeum


THE BROKEN FOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oblong, its jutted ends rounding into circles,
Subject(s): Fountains


THE BUNGLER    Poem Text    
First Line: You glow in my heart
Subject(s): Clumsiness


THE CAMELLIA TREE OF MATSUE    Poem Text    
First Line: At matsue / there was a camellia tree of great beauty
Subject(s): Camellias


THE COAL PICKER    Poem Text    
First Line: He perches in the slime, inert
Subject(s): Coal Pickers


THE CORNUCOPIA OF RED AND GREEN COMFITS    Poem Text    
First Line: Currants and honey!
Last Line: In new ribbons sent from potsdam.
Subject(s): Hunger; World War I; First World War


THE CRESCENT MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Slipping softly through the sky
Last Line: To please a little boy.
Subject(s): Moon


THE CYCLISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Spread on the roadway,
Subject(s): Bicycles; England; Decay; Cycling; English; Rot; Decadence


THE DAY THAT WAS THAT DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind rose, and the wind fell
Subject(s): Women; Despair; Loveless; Poisons & Poisoning; Family Life; Relatives


THE DINNER-PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: So ...' they said, / with their wine-glasses delicately poised
Last Line: For only living flesh can suffer.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Parties


THE EMPEROR'S GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, in the sultry heat of midsummer
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE END; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Throughout the echoing chambers of my brain
Last Line: And with my trembling lips I touch the rim.


THE FLUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stop! What are you doing?'
Last Line: "yes, a little. And it has lovely silver mountings."
Subject(s): Flutes


THE FOOL ERRANT    Poem Text    
First Line: The fool errant sat by the highway of life
Last Line: For at last he knew he was only a fool.


THE FOREIGNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Have at you, you devils
Subject(s): Strangers; Duels


THE FORSAKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Holy mother of god, merciful mary, hear me
Subject(s): Premarital Sex; Sin; Pregnancy; Death; Dead, The


THE FRUIT GARDEN PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: The path runs straight between the flowering rows
Last Line: You are my home, do you not understand?
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


THE FRUIT SHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Cross-ribboned shoes; a muslin gown
Last Line: "tiens, mademoiselle, c'est le general bonaparte, partant pour la guerre!"
Subject(s): Fruit


THE GARDEN BY MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A black cat among roses
Last Line: When I am gone.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE GIVER OF STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hold your soul open for my welcoming
Subject(s): Love


THE GREEN BOWL    Poem Text    
First Line: This little bowl is like a mossy pool
Last Line: And see the sun smiling between the leaves.


THE GREEN PARRAKEET    Poem Text    
First Line: Three doors up from the end of the street
Subject(s): Parrakeets


THE IMMORTALS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have read you, and read you, my betters,
Last Line: Well, the mist has sunny flashes.
Subject(s): Immortality


THE LAMP OF LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Always we are following a light
Last Line: Upon our way unknowing, in a dream.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE LANDLADY OF THE WHINTON INN TELLS A STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, indeed, sir
Subject(s): Diamonds; Crime & Criminals; Guilt; Innocence; Misfortune


THE LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Little cramped words scrawling all over the paper
Last Line: Of the great moon.
Subject(s): Desire; Letters


THE MADONNA OF CARTHAGENA    Poem Text    
First Line: Where a chain of sandy beaches
Subject(s): Carthagena, Colombia


THE MATRIX    Poem Text    
First Line: Goaded and harassed in the factory
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Transience; Impermanence


THE MATRIX; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Goaded and harassed in the factory
Last Line: Reach out my hand and pluck a nectarine.


THE MIDDLETON PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: What would francis jammes, lover of dear dead
Last Line: Telling one another contentedly of the deaths they have lived to see.
Subject(s): Charleston, South Carolina


THE PAINTED CEILING    Poem Text    
First Line: My grandpapa lives in a wonderful house
Last Line: It is only because you are short.


THE PAINTER ON SILK    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a man
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Roses


THE PAPER WINDMILL    Poem Text    
First Line: The little boy pressed his face against the windowpane
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE PIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the brown water,
Subject(s): Pike (Fish)


THE PLEIADES    Poem Text    
First Line: By day you cannot see the sky
Last Line: To feel that they had stars for toys!
Subject(s): Pleiades (Constellation)


THE POET; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: What instinct forces men to journey on
Last Line: Life's loneliness of dreaming ecstasy.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE POND    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold, wet leaves
Subject(s): Ponds


THE PROMISE OF THE MORNING STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou father of the children of my brain
Last Line: New music ringing through my fading youth.


THE RED LACQUER MUSIC-STAND    Poem Text    
First Line: A music-stand of crimson lacquer, long since brought
Last Line: The boy began to dress, for it was getting late.


THE RING AND THE CASTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Benjamin bailey, benjamin bailey, why do you wake
Last Line: "trees let me lie."
Subject(s): Love; Repentance; Sin; Unfaithfulness; Penitence; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE ROAD TO AVIGNON    Poem Text    
First Line: A minstrel stands on a marble stair
Last Line: One morning in the spring.
Subject(s): Avignon, France


THE SEA SHELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Sea shell, sea shell
Last Line: Sing of the things you know so well.
Subject(s): Shells; Conchology


THE SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Taking us by and large, we're a queer lot
Subject(s): Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861); Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


THE STARLING; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Forever the impenetrable wall
Last Line: To be some other person for a day.
Subject(s): Self


THE SWANS    Poem Text    
First Line: The swans float and float
Last Line: And the swans which float.
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


THE TAXI    Poem Text    
First Line: When I go away from you
Last Line: To wound myself upon the sharp edges of the night?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Taxis; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE TROUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Naughty little speckled trout
Last Line: Naughty little speckled trout!
Subject(s): Trout


THE VOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Tread softly, softly
Last Line: Since lives are lived with living men.
Subject(s): Charleston, South Carolina; War


THE WAY    Poem Text    
First Line: At first a mere thread of a footpath half blotted out by the grasses
Last Line: The beautiful city whose spires still glow with the fires of sunset!


THE WEATHER-COCK POINTS SOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: I put your leaves aside
Last Line: Thrust upon by a softly-swinging wind.
Subject(s): Flowers


THOMPSON'S LUNCH ROOM: GRAND CENTRAL STATION: STUDY IN WHITES    Poem Text    
First Line: Wax white - / floor, ceiling, walls
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


THORN PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cliffs, / cliffs, / and a twisted sea
Last Line: Like leaves falling
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Russell, Ada Dwyer (1863-1952); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO A FRIEND; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: I ask but one thing of you, only one
Last Line: O stay your hand, and leave my heart its songs!


TO A HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Brighter than fireflies upon the uji river
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TO AN EARLY DAFFODIL; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard spring!
Last Line: To fill the lonely wit caught his gold.
Subject(s): Daffodils


TO ELIZABETH WARD PERKINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear bessie, would my tired rhyme
Last Line: And thaw its music in your hand.


TO JOHN KEATS; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Great master! Boyish, sympathetic man!
Last Line: Faint throbbings of thy music overhear.
Variant Title(s): To John Keats
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


TO TWO UNKNOWN LADIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies, I do not know you, and I think
Last Line: I only write to exorcise a ghost.
Subject(s): Boredom; Contentment; Ennui


TO WINKY    Poem Text    
First Line: Cat, cat / what are you
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


TO-MORROW TO FRESH WOODS AND PASTURES NEW'    Poem Text    
First Line: As for a moment he stands, in hardy masculine beauty
Last Line: Eagerly scanning the future which is so soon to possess me.
Subject(s): Time


TWENTY-FOUR HOKKU ON A MODERN THEME    Poem Text    
Last Line: That day was happy.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


TWENTY-FOUR HOKKU ON A MODERN THEME    Poem Text    
First Line: Again the larkspur
Last Line: That day was happy.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


VENETIAN GLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: As one who sails upon a wide, blue sea
Last Line: "so nobly just, so worthy to be loved!"
Subject(s): Love


VENUS TRANSIENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me / was venus more beautiful
Last Line: The sands at my feet.
Subject(s): Botticelli, Sandro (1444-1510); Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Paintings & Painters; Venus (Goddess); Filipepi, Alesandro Di Mariano; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


VERNAL EQUINOX    Poem Text    
First Line: The scent of hyacinths, like a pale mist, lies
Subject(s): Spring


VESPERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night, at sunset
Last Line: I should have understood their burning.
Subject(s): Candles


WAKEFULNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Jolt of market-carts
Last Line: Will the day come before you have opened to me?
Subject(s): Sleep


WHITE CURRANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I give you white currants?
Subject(s): Plants; Planting; Planters


WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: He shouts in the sails of the ships at sea
Last Line: Each is the wind I like the best.
Subject(s): Wind