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Author: merrill, james
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Merrill, James Ingram    Poet's Biography
21 poems available by this author


AFTER GREECE    Poem Text    
First Line: Light into the olive entered
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ALESSIO AND THE ZINNIAS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: One summer -- was he eight
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


CHARLES ON FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Another evening we sprawled about discussing
Subject(s): Perception


DAYS OF 1941 AND '44       
First Line: The nightmare shower room. My tormentor leers
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LOST IN TRANSLATION; FOR RICHARD HOWARD       
First Line: A card table in the library stands ready
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926); Translating & Interpreting; Verlaine, Paul (1844-1896)


MATINEES    Poem Text    
First Line: A gray maidservant lets me in
Subject(s): Opera


REMORA       
First Line: This life is deep and dense
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


SWIMMING BY NIGHT       
First Line: A light going out in the forehead
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


THE 'RING' CYCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: They're doing a ring cycle at the met
Subject(s): Composers; Opera; Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)


THE BROKEN HOME    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Crossing the street, / I saw the parents and the child
Subject(s): Divorce


THE CHARIOTEER OF DELPHI       
First Line: Where are the horses of the sun?
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Delphi; Sculpture & Sculptors; Castri


THE COUNTRY OF A THOUSAND YEARS OF PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here they all come to die
Subject(s): Lodeizen, Hans (1924-1950); Switzerland; Swiss


THE MAD SCENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Again last night I dreamed the dream called laundry
Subject(s): Laundry & Laundering


THE OCTOPUS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are many monsters that a glassen surface restrains
Subject(s): Octopuses


THE PEACOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I speak to the unbeautiful of this bird
Subject(s): Birds


THE VICTOR DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Bix to buxtehude to boulez / the little white dog on the victor label
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Music & Musicians; Sound Recordings; Trademarks; Phonograph Records; Recordings; Records; Audiodiscs; Discography


TO A BUTTERFLY        Recitation
First Line: Already in midsummer / I miss your feet and fur
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


TWO POEMS FOR DAVID KALSTONE: 2. FAREWELL PERFORMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Art. It cures affliction. As lights go down and
Variant Title(s): Farewell Performance
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


UP AND DOWN: 1. SNOW KING CHAIR LIFT       
First Line: Prey swooped up, the iron love seat shudders
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


UP AND DOWN: 2. THE EMERALD    Poem Text    
First Line: Hearing that on sunday I would leave
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WILLOWWARE CUP    Poem Text    
First Line: Mass hysteria, wave after breaking wave
Subject(s): China (Porcelain)