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Subject: WAITERS & WAITRESSES
Matches Found: 20

A RIDDLE, by LYNN EMANUEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses


AMAZING FACTS ABOUT FOOD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I yearn to bite on a colloid
Subject(s): Food & Eating;soul;vegetables;waiters & Waitresses


BAD, by WANDA COLEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night at the taco house
Last Line: Everybody kept their distance
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleman-straus, Wanda
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses


BALLADE OF THE IDEAL WAITER, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people sigh for a waiter who's humble
Last Line: —I want a waiter who'll leave me alone!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners


COMING SOON, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I placed one toe
Last Line: It said it did not need me.
Subject(s): Cold; December; Restaurants; Time; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners


DEAR OLD DICK, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said dear old dick
Last Line: "to wait on st. Peter world without end."
Subject(s): African Americans; Racism; Waiters & Waitresses; Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


EPITAPH ON A WAITER, by DAVID MCCORD                Poet's Biography
First Line: By and by
Variant Title(s): Waiter;on A Waiter
Subject(s): Travel; Waiters & Waitresses; Journeys; Trips


FICTIONS OF THE FEMININE: QUASI-CARNAL CREATURES, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before work, I practice bo-peep put-offs under veils
Last Line: Of glowing bones: the ultimate in / unpeeled flesh
Subject(s): Burlesque; Waiters & Waitresses; Women; Striptease


HOLY THURSDAY, by PAUL MULDOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They're kindly here, to let us linger so late
Subject(s): Maundy Thursday; Restaurants; Farewell; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners; Parting


MARIE, by HENRY BERNARD    Poem Text            
First Line: The lion d'or at quimperle
Last Line: In the lion d'or at quimperlè!
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses


MR. DONUT, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They tumble from closing bars into here.
Last Line: Quiet hours before dawn
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses


NIGHT WAITRESS, by LYNDA HULL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reflected in the plate glass, the pies
Alternate Author Name(s): Wojahn, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Rock & Roll; Cafes; Diners


SESTINA, WINCHELL'S DONUT HOUSE, by JAN CLAUSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watching the black hours through to morning
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses


SUNDAY NIGHT, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the family would go to a restaurant,
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses; Fathers; Bad Behavior; Shame; Sex


THE BLONDE SONATA, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green grizzle day, the soft erotic weather
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses; Hair; Desire


THE MAID OF THE INN, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kate! Could I claim thee as 'ma maitresse'
Last Line: Shall be the love of plato.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Love; Waiters & Waitresses


THE MURDER OF CHEAP WAITRESSES, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From ellen needham, indicted for their slaying
Subject(s): Murder; Waiters & Waitresses


THE WAITER AND THE ALLIGATOR, by G. W. A.    Poem Text            
First Line: Beneath the waves and mud
Last Line: The alligator.
Subject(s): Gratuities; Waiters & Waitresses; Tips


WAITRESS, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoever with the compasses of his eyes
Subject(s): Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Women; Cafes; Diners


WAITRESSING IN THE ROOM WITH A THOUSAND MOONS, by MATTHEA HARVEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is difficult at best. The moons desperately want to circle
Last Line: The tables. Our leader has left us too
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses; Food & Eating