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Author: waldman, anne
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Waldman, Anne    Poet's Biography
125 poems available by this author


*BABY BREAKDOWN*; FOR BILL BERKSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Lumbering logging lonesome
Last Line: Warmth surrounds the circle as you cheer them on, em on
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


3 EPIPHANIES    Poem Text    
First Line: What ever happened to
Last Line: He cut me like a man.
Subject(s): Friendship; Hearts; Love


50-STRING LUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lifetimes / continue
Last Line: Forty-eight times they spin, right, then left
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


8/9    Poem Text    
First Line: Languor, uselessness & general swamp I'd be or
Last Line: Roving traveler.
Subject(s): Babies; Fertility; Mothers; Infants


A PHONECALL FROM FRANK O'HARA    Poem Text    
First Line: I was living in san francisco
Last Line: Dialing manhattan
Variant Title(s): A Phone Call From Frank O'hara
Subject(s): Death; O'hara, Frank (1926-1966); Dead, The


AFTER 'LES FLEURS' (PAUL ELUARD)    Poem Text    
First Line: I am 20 years old and holding on
Last Line: When I close my eyes I kill you.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love - Beginnings; Youth; Nightmares


ALIEN KINSHIP SAYS I WAS THE TROBRIAND ISLANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Borrowed in blue. Rule & deal. What kinship system operative here if
Last Line: Take that smirk off the face-gone-bush as your case may be
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ALONE IN HER SPRINT OF HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: She alone in her sprint of him alone in her welcomed
Last Line: It is liquid: it is silver. It is gold. It is holy
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ALPHABET OF MOTHER LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: If kali were a car, what kind of car would she be?
Subject(s): Alphabets; Language; Words; Vocabulary


ANCESTOR, ANCESTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Cry to you papa who
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; India; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ANCIENT SONG RISING    Poem Text    
First Line: Salute gravettian-aurignacian
Last Line: Where words collide out of igneous rubble.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Women


ARTEMIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I pray you are always above me
Last Line: Midwife your sting.
Subject(s): Artemis; Mythology - Classical


AUGURIES    Poem Text    
First Line: What is erroneous
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BABY & THE GYPSY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wizened elf woman
Last Line: Don't you worry about that!
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


BABY'S PANTOUM    Poem Text    
First Line: I lie in my crib midday this is
Last Line: Mamma's sweeping or else boiling water for tea.
Subject(s): Babies; Boys; Literary Form; Milk; Mothers; Infants; Milkmen; Milkmaids


BATTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: A trio of instruments you love the notes
Last Line: Into eyes of love with eyes of love
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Melodies; Music & Musicians; Male-female Relations


BLUEHAWK       
First Line: Monk's gone
Subject(s): Jazz; Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982); Music & Musicians


BY CANDLE'S LIGHT A BEDOUIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Say 'tree' say 'on the hill.' say 'game' say it is 'over'. Say (turning to
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CABIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Eviction people arrive to haunt me
Last Line: Needle tickle your shoulder, peak curve, fresh air.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Moving & Movers; Universities & Colleges


CANZONE; FOR TED BERRIGAN, 1934-1983       
First Line: I crisscross my feelings with a view
Last Line: I was there & I was there by the window onto you.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Heaven; Loss; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Paradise


CLIMBS A TOWER AS IN A TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Moment hangs from a mouth. I love you christ the husband but trees
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COLLEGE UNDER WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are these women and offices
Last Line: Lies on the other side of the poem.
Subject(s): Commencement; Exchange Students; Universities & Colleges; Writing & Writers; Graduation; Foreign Exchange Programs


COLORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Colors are more complicated than a state
Last Line: Our red desire, green aspiration
Subject(s): Colors; Paintings & Painters


COMMON LAW    Poem Text    
First Line: Common law you are always on your waking alarm by communal
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COMPLAYNT; AFTER EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm wanton - no I've stopped that
Last Line: Continue!
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Literary Form; Mothers


COSMOLOGY: WITHIN THE MIND OF THE SLEEPING GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The longest time in love with living
Subject(s): Cosmology


COUP DE GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: You say you know what's up, what's what, what is or isn't true
Last Line: Hostage taking. It is dangerous? Canst be thyself and true?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Poetry & Poets


CRACK IN THE WORLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I see the crack in the world
Last Line: Walking on the periphery of the world.
Subject(s): Birth; Bodies; Mothers; Women; Child Birth; Midwifery


DARK O' NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In some places a woman would marry a woman which torques the
Subject(s): Marriage; Night; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


DEVIL'S WORKING OVERTIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE SELF & THE SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Within your delight I'm warm, exquisite, take pride
Last Line: Or soar when you do.
Subject(s): Soul


DIARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Martha was a girl after my own heart
Last Line: People in my life.
Subject(s): Diaries


DISTANCE TRAVELED    Poem Text    
First Line: Hoist sail, little bark of my wit!
Last Line: At the foot of the mountain.
Subject(s): Farewell; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; Parting; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


DIVORCE WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: This is an energy crisis
Last Line: Distilling thru my eyes, tears for this whole world
Subject(s): Divorce; Hispanic Americans; Law & Lawyers; Unfaithfulness; Latinos; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


DO WHAT I KNOW BEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Actually, and weeping do nothing best
Last Line: Holding edwin
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets


ERIC DOLPHY       
First Line: Out to lunch'
Subject(s): Dolphy, Eric (1928-1964); Jazz; Music & Musicians


EVANGELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ol / d / er / to make a spectable
Subject(s): Mediums; Poetry & Poets; Witchcraft & Witches; Women; Spiritualists


EVEN KEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Thinking you want to secure 'on an even keel' is not enough in this
Last Line: And then be sacrificed the next day to a tutelary deity with your feather headdress on
Subject(s): Marriage; Relationships; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


EYES IN ALL HEADS TO BE LOOKED OUT OF    Poem Text    
First Line: Formed a new beast today: eye of hawk
Last Line: Cut cut!
Subject(s): Eyes


EZLN    Poem Text    
First Line: Note this / a range of which
Subject(s): Clubs (Associations); Freedom; Human Rights; Labor Unions; Mexico; Military; Poverty; Strikes; Liberty; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


FACE THE ORIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I need to be dancing over the birth
Last Line: Look here. The horizon is the book.
Subject(s): Books; Poetry & Poets; Reading


FAST SPEAKING WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I don't have spit
Last Line: Coincidence of the same for all wandering spirits.
Subject(s): Women


FLAME OR FLAMING    Poem Text    
First Line: It was to be a day to old flames a day dedicated to the flaming of way
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR J.A. AS DUSK DEEPENS CANYON    Poem Text    
First Line: This time we were passing into night
Last Line: Pyrola
Subject(s): Canyons; Rocky Mountain Range


FOR THE GIFTS OF TED    Poem Text    
First Line: Who wields the press, who takes a
Last Line: Squall, whose link is to ecstasy.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Gifts & Giving; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS        Recitation by Author


FUROR BELLICUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The cobray m-11 and the tec-9 along with their relatives and clones
Subject(s): Cold War; Crime & Criminals; Military; Prisons & Prisoners


GENDER GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: One said / once
Last Line: That it could be a temple & tempestuous & strange of body because of marriage
Subject(s): Games; Man-woman Relationships; Marriage; Sex; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements; Male-female Relations; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


GEORGE SAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Disguised bravado all doors open revise or polish
Last Line: Sexless eroticism
Subject(s): Sand, George (1804-1876); Dupin, Amanda. Baronne Dudevant


GIANT NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Awake in a giant night
Last Line: Just like what is here one minute and not the next.
Subject(s): Christmas; December; Family Life; Holidays; New York City; Nativity, The; Relatives; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


GLASS HYMEN RITE    Poem Text    
First Line: & smash a glass
Last Line: O smash the glass
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


GLOBAL POSITIONING    Poem Text    
First Line: That the shoe fits for the inaugural demonstration should
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


GLYPHS    Poem Text    
First Line: & the code / public record stopped midsentence
Subject(s): Language; Native Americans; Poetry & Poets; Tongues; Words; Vocabulary; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


GOING IN    Poem Text    
First Line: We are going in the water for the rest of the day
Last Line: So bad being here, alive and wet all over and you along.
Subject(s): Exchange Students; Travel; Venice, Italy; Foreign Exchange Programs; Journeys; Trips


HAG OF BEARE (CAILLECH BERRI)    Poem Text    
First Line: I ebb like the ocean
Subject(s): Irish Language; Poetry & Poets; Translating & Interpreting; Women's Rights; Gaelic; Feminism


HER SURE JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Image of tall bed. Grow weak. Groan. Her cliche. Her japanese robe
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HEURISTICALLY SPEAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Meant to be proud meant to be astonished & full of surprise at the
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HOPES & FEARS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Hopes; Fears


HOW THE SESTINA (YAWN) WORKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I opened this poem with a yawn
Last Line: I choose all of you for my poem personally
Subject(s): Dreams; Sleep; Nightmares


INCANTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Light as motion, people flit lightly along
Last Line: To hold the golden light of winter dusk.
Subject(s): Conversation; Life; Old Age; Poetry & Poets


IT SOUNDS IT    Poem Text    
First Line: You & I out of all dreaming
Last Line: This scheme
Subject(s): Dreams; Memory; Sleep; Thought; Nightmares; Thinking


IUS PRIMAE NOCTIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ditch a king marry another king. Switch a ring marry another ring
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


JUNGLEFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Maze jungle rising into sky
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


KONTRANIKI    Poem Text    
First Line: Cave life in the hebron hills
Last Line: From here to eternity
Subject(s): War; Social Commentaries


LACRIMARE, LACRIMATUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Strum / a ton / a rung
Subject(s): Crying; Latin Language; Poetry & Poets; Tears; Tongues; War; Women


LEONARDO    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter nights
Last Line: "& free my captive bird"
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


LIGHT & SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Rest you by this various planet
Last Line: Swaying in the tender light & shadow
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Shadows


LIP OF THE REAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Exhaust appearance & / get the what-was-hidden or what's
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Burroughs, William S. (1914-1997); Poetry & Poets


MAKEUP ON EMPTY SPACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am putting makeup on empty space
Last Line: Singing & moaning in empty space
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Women


MATRIARCHLY    Poem Text    
First Line: I gave this part away from me
Last Line: To bring it on again
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Mothers; Poetry & Poets; Women - Writers


MEN OUGHT TO LOVE MEN/(AND DO)    Poem Text    
Last Line: The gay lordy praise her name
Subject(s): Love; Gays & Lesbians; Marriage


MIRROR MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Look at my face
Last Line: Lead me astray
Subject(s): Meditation


MORTIFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone dies & / then a cat dies
Subject(s): Native Americans; Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


MOTHER & CHILD; AFTER CAREW    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the destination of the sunlight's particles?
Last Line: Under your innocent lashes
Subject(s): Babies; Literary Form; Mothers; Infants


MOTHER COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: What is around me is
Last Line: But you know you do, you do
Subject(s): Americans; Patriotism


MOTHER GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother-in-law is absolute tyrannical law is dietary law is the vittles on
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MOTHER'S CURSE; FOR DIANE DI PRIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of my pen: curses ride down
Last Line: To meet the faces of women who take the words out of my mind.
Subject(s): Babies; Birth; Breast Feeding; Family Life; Life; Mothers; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery; Nursing (Infants); Relatives


MUSICAL GARDEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Can't give you up, can't stop
Last Line: Can't give it up!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love


MY KIND OF MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I like a man to know a lot more than I do
Last Line: I'm afraid this very minute I won't find this any man.
Subject(s): Love; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


NAPPING IN THE SHADOW OF DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The house is still that shook with glee
Last Line: Hush he's lightly breathing
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


NERVES: TERRORIST FOR LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nerves, blind / attraction to
Subject(s): Language; Literary Form; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


NUMBER SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I've multiplied, I'm 2
Last Line: Kind congruity.
Subject(s): Babies; Hearts; Love; Parents; Infants; Parenthood


OBEDIENCE & THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I do yes I do I promise to love & placate mister/mrs in times of trial


OBJECTS OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: K, j, b, & a all characters, all stalwarts
Subject(s): Desire


ONE INCH OF LOVE IS AN INCH OF ASHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Allen ginsberg came to see me in a dream
Last Line: You know what the chinese poet said, anne, / 'one inch of love is an inch of ashes'
Subject(s): Love Complaints; Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997)


ONE TASTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lone spot on the chanter who is writer
Subject(s): Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Solitude; Writing & Writers; Paradise; Male-female Relations; Loneliness


PARIS DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I've had it here craving for new york city every day
Last Line: Let's go back immediately!
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); New York City; Writing & Writers; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


PAUL ELUARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been reading about paul eluard tonight
Last Line: He lived on love, cold water, and poetry.
Subject(s): Books; Pain; Poetry & Poets; Reading; Suffering; Misery


PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I turned: quivering yellow stars in blackness
Last Line: The nomads walk & walk.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PICTURES FROM TOFUKUJI; FOR PHILIP WHALEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The buddha is dying
Last Line: Where resides the man who sent me them
Subject(s): Buddhism; Japan; Sects; Buddha; Buddhists; Japanese


PLUTONIUM POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Fuck plutonium! Love it? Hate it?
Last Line: Reincarnated for a quarter of a million years
Subject(s): Physics; Radioactivity


POEM EN FORME DE LA BOUCHE    Poem Text    
First Line: Night first settles in the corners of your mouth
Last Line: Vast rambling speeches. O mouth: swallow the night!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


REVOLUTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Spooky summer on the horizon I'm gazing at
Last Line: And never waste a minute
Subject(s): Revolutions


RHUMBA    Poem Text    
First Line: Say 'bells' say 'buckskin leggings' say 'drumstick' say 'domestic' say
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Born & lost in a throw of time
Last Line: Not behaving like any government.
Subject(s): Cupid; Hearts; Love; Passion; Romance; Eros


ROOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: That it would be okay very soon okay, that okay it could be sooner before I
Subject(s): Buddhism; Psychoanalysis; Reason; Women; Buddha; Buddhists; Psychoanalysts; Psychotherapy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


SCALLOP SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I wore a garland of the briar that put me now in awe
Last Line: & leave all sorrow bye & bye.
Subject(s): Babies; Creation; Parents; Infants; Parenthood


SECLUSION, CONCEALMENT & VEILING    Poem Text    
First Line: The bridegroom in ancient sparta supped on the wedding night at
Last Line: Accompanied by her sister dressed exactly like herself
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SEQUEL TO A SHARP TURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Enter / swallow / each calling
Subject(s): Film (Photography); Italy; Screen Writing; Sea Voyages; Travel; Writing & Writers; Italians; Motion Pictures - Play Writing; Journeys; Trips


SEXUAL MOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: A vision of a wifely woman one half of her face black the other half
Last Line: It is she my wifely sorcerly ayami, a terrifying sexual motion
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SHOPPING SPREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whose whose property property is whose whose in the origin origin
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow comes down on new york city
Last Line: You will later eat before it is cooked.
Subject(s): New York City; Snow; Winter; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SO HELP ME SAPPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Lofty teacher had / put an end to his argument
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Muses; Mythology; Poetry & Poets; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Women; Zeus


SOLIPSISTIC, ANATOMICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: One said once an overt thing a relevant thing & the first time heard it
Last Line: Incomplete tempestuous calm & strange of body trembling because of marriage
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SOME OF THE THINGS I SEE FOR YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Great & dramatic he is sprouting a truant
Last Line: Dazzling sun moaning in my past
Subject(s): Memory; Past


SONNET: O HUSBAND!    Poem Text    
First Line: O husband! This word of care born
Last Line: I'm a woman, am empty, yet full of light for thee.
Subject(s): Cupid; Hearts; Love - Marital; Marriage; Eros; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SPIN OR LACE IT IN STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a spinster
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Story-telling; Women; Writing & Writers; Male-female Relations


SPRECHSTIMME (COUNTESS OF DIA)    Poem Text    
First Line: Mouth down at sides
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Betrayal; Deception; Love; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Women - Writers


STEREO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Marriage marriage is like you say everything everything in stereo
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


STREET OF HUMAN BODIES    Poem Text    
First Line: For he must repair to his father-in-law, the meter-outer-of-support if
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SUN THE BLOND OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: That's my mind out nines in coke
Last Line: Rich pieces of orchestra shimmer in this century only.
Subject(s): Publishing; Writing & Writers; Publishers


THE DE CARLO LOTS    Poem Text    
First Line: You are parceled out over the post office
Last Line: Measuring the lots, the dreams by
Subject(s): Exchange Students; Farewell; Letters; Postal Service; Universities & Colleges; Foreign Exchange Programs; Parting; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


THE LIE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Art begins with a lie
Last Line: That's the story, sharp speck in the eye.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE STICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Crumpled paper, little stick
Last Line: Mother's love?
Subject(s): Love; Mothers & Sons


THE VO OF THEM    Poem Text    


THERE WAS A TIME AN ECLIPSE    Poem Text    


THROW MATCHES AT THE SUN!    Poem Text    


THY LIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy lip thy eye thy brow thy single nature thy chorus thy marriage to
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO BLUNT THE KNIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Range / a rest / face off
Subject(s): Friendship; Poetry & Poets; Tourists; Travel; Women - Abused; Journeys; Trips; Wife Beating


TRIOLET    Poem Text    
First Line: A perfectly clear liquid like water
Last Line: Last night, in the cold hospital, this is what I saw.
Subject(s): Hospitals; Medicine; Physicians; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


TWO HEARTS; AFTER SIR PHILIP SIDNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: She's got my heart and I've got hers
Last Line: We're stuck with each other's hearts now.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


UNDER THE SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: John cage was a new or short or longer pause suppliant. John cage was a friend
Subject(s): Cage, John (1913-1992)


UP    Poem Text    
First Line: Reach me / I reach you
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The; Paradise


UPADESHA: CYCLE OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unheard / you do / stand me
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love


WHITE EYES       
First Line: Friends & relatives
Last Line: & everybody was watching.
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Canada; Family Life; Travel; Canadians; Relatives; Journeys; Trips