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Author: BERRYMAN, JOHN
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Berryman, John    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, John, Jr.
671 poems available by this author


1-SEP-39       
First Line: The first scattering rain on the polish cities
Last Line: The animals shook [or, ran], the eagle soared and dropped [or, dropt]
Subject(s): World War Ii


77 DREAM SONGS (THE DREAM SONGS: BOOKS 1-3)       


A SYMPATHY, A WELCOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Feel for your bad fall how could I fail
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


ADDRESS TO THE LORD       
First Line: Master of beauty, craftsman of the snowflake
Last Line: I even feel sure you will assist me again, master of insight & beauty


ALCOHOLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: O all the problems other people face
Last Line: You will & with me
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Prayer; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


ALCOHOLIC       
First Line: O all the problems other people face
Last Line: Your will for & with me
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism; Prayer


ALL WE WERE GOING STRONG LAST NIGHT THIS TIME       
First Line: All we were going strong last night this time,
Last Line: In blue jeans & a sweater. I sat down & wrote.


AMERICAN LIGHTS, SEEN FROM OFF ABROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Blue go up & blue go down
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


AMERICAN LIGHTS, SEEN FROM OFF ABROAD       
First Line: Blue go up & blue go down
Last Line: Here comes a cropper.' that's what I said
Subject(s): Americans; United States


AMOS       
First Line: For three insane things evil, and for four


ANCESTOR       
First Line: The old men wept when the old man in blue %bulked in the doorway of the train


ANIMAL TRAINER (1)       
First Line: I told him: the time has come, I must be gone


ANTITHESES       
First Line: Dawdling into glory


APPARITION       
First Line: Frequently when the night


AT CHINESE CHECKERS       
First Line: Again-but other faces bend with mine


AWAY       
First Line: Ah! So very slowly


BACK       
First Line: I was out of your church for 43 years, my dear


BALL POEM       
First Line: What is the boy now, who has lost his ball
Last Line: With all that move me, under the water %or whistling, I am not a little boy
Subject(s): Sports


BLACK BOOK, SELS.       
First Line: Grandfather, sleepless in a room upstairs


BLACK BOOK, SELS. (II)       
First Line: Luftmenschen dream, the men who live on air


BLACK BOOK, SELS. (III)       
First Line: Lover & child, a little sing


BOSTON COMMON       
First Line: Slumped under the impressive genitals


CADENZA ON GARNETTE       
First Line: If I had said out passions as they were'


CANTO AMOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Dream in a dream the heavy soul somewhere
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CANTO AMOR       
First Line: Dream in a dream the heavy soul somewhere
Last Line: Sing then beyond my song: whirl & rejoice!
Subject(s): Marriage


CAPTAINS SONG       
First Line: The tree before my eyes bloomed into flame


CARAVAN       
First Line: The lady in her silver-grey


CEREMONY AND VISION       
First Line: The weather in the drawing-room


CERTAINTY BEFORE LUNCH       
First Line: Ninety percent of the mass of the universe
Last Line: I know you are there. The sweat is, I am here


CLOUD AND FLAME       
First Line: The summer cloud in summer blue


COMMUNIST       
First Line: O tell me of the russians, communist, my son!'


COMPLINE       
First Line: I would at this late hour as little as may be


CONVERSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether the moorings are invisible
Last Line: Into this delicate and dangerous place
Subject(s): War


CONVERSATION       
First Line: Whether the moorings are invisible
Last Line: The guns and enemies that face %into this delicate and dangerous place
Subject(s): War


CRISIS       
First Line: My offended contempt for the mental & stylistic workings


CURSE       
First Line: Cedars and the westward sun


DAMN YOU, JIM D., YOU WOKE ME UP       
First Line: I thought I'd say a thing to please myself


DAMNED       
First Line: Damned. Lost & damned. And I find I'm pregnant


DANGEROUS YEAR       
First Line: Thus far, to march, into the dangerous year


DANTE'S TOMB       
First Line: A tired banana & an empty mind


DARLING I WAIT O IN MY UPSTAIRS BOX       
First Line: Darling I wait o in my upstairs box
Last Line: Before he went a-coming across the sea-o.


DEATH BALLAD       
First Line: Tyson & jo, tyson & jo
Last Line: & needs therefore, tyson jo, your loving


DEFENSIO IN EXTREMIS       
First Line: I said: mighty men have encamped against me


DESIRE IS A WORLD BY NIGHT       
First Line: The history of strangers in their dreams


DESIRES OF MEN AND WOMEN       
First Line: Exasperated, worn, you conjure a mansion
Last Line: Where now you are, where now you wish for life, %whence you project your naked fantasies


DESPAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: It seems to be dark all the time
Last Line: Utter, his father, one word
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


DESPAIR       
First Line: It seems to be dark all the time
Last Line: There are no matches %utter, his father, one word
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


DISCIPLE       
First Line: Summoned from offices and homes, we came


DISPOSSESSED       
First Line: And something that - that is theirs - no longer ours'
Last Line: In empty houses where old things take place


DOWN & BACK       
First Line: It is supernal what a youth can take


DREAM SONG #22, 'OF 1826'       
First Line: I am the little man who smokes & smokes
Last Line: I am henry pussy-cat! My whiskers fly
Variant Title(s): The Dream Songs: 2


DREAM SONG: 29       
First Line: There sat down, once, a thing on henry's heart
Last Line: Nobody is ever missing
Variant Title(s): The Dream Songs: 2


DREAM SONGS, SELS.       


DREAM SONGS: 1       
First Line: Huffy henry hid the day
Last Line: Hard on the land wears the strong sea %and empty grows every bed


DREAM SONGS: 10       
First Line: There were strange gatherings. A vote would come


DREAM SONGS: 100       
First Line: How this woman came by the courage, how she got


DREAM SONGS: 101       
First Line: A shallow lake, with many waterbirds


DREAM SONGS: 102       
First Line: The sunburnt terraces which swans make home


DREAM SONGS: 103       
First Line: I consider a song will be as humming-bird


DREAM SONGS: 104       
First Line: Welcome, grinned henry, welcome, fifty-one


DREAM SONGS: 105       
First Line: As a kid I believed in democracy: I


DREAM SONGS: 106. 28 JULY       
First Line: Calmly, while sat up friendlies & made noise


DREAM SONGS: 107       
First Line: Three 'coons come at his garbage. He be cross
Last Line: I've given up literature & taken down pills %and that rabbi t doesn't trust me


DREAM SONGS: 108       
First Line: Sixteen below. Our cars like stranded hulls


DREAM SONGS: 109       
First Line: She mentioned 'worthless' & he took it in


DREAM SONGS: 11       
First Line: His mother goes. The mother comes & goes


DREAM SONGS: 110       
First Line: It was blue & plain ones. I forget all that


DREAM SONGS: 111       
First Line: I miss him. When I get back to camp


DREAM SONGS: 112       
First Line: My framework is broken, I am coming to an end


DREAM SONGS: 113. OR AMY VLADECK OR RIVA FREIFELD       
First Line: That isna henry limping. That's a hobble


DREAM SONGS: 114       
First Line: Henry in trouble whirped out lonely whines


DREAM SONGS: 115       
First Line: Her properties, like her of course & frisky & new


DREAM SONGS: 116       
First Line: Through the forest, followed, henry made his silky way


DREAM SONGS: 117       
First Line: Disturbed, when henry's love returned with a hubby


DREAM SONGS: 118       
First Line: He wondered: do I love? All this applause


DREAM SONGS: 119       
First Line: Fresh-shaven, past months & a picture in new york


DREAM SONGS: 12. SABBATH       
First Line: There is an eye, there was a slit
Last Line: To the kirk moves the youngest witch %watch


DREAM SONGS: 120       
First Line: Foes I sniff, when I have less to shout


DREAM SONGS: 121       
First Line: Grief is fatiguing. He is out of it


DREAM SONGS: 122       
First Line: He published his girl's bottom in staid pages


DREAM SONGS: 123       
First Line: Dapples my floor the eastern sun, my house faces north


DREAM SONGS: 124       
First Line: Behold I bring you tidings of great joy


DREAM SONGS: 125       
First Line: Bards freezing, naked, up to the neck in water


DREAM SONGS: 126. A THURN       
First Line: Among them marble where the man may lie
Last Line: Which the tiresome world debated, complicated
Variant Title(s): A Thur


DREAM SONGS: 127       
First Line: Again, his friend's death made the man sit still
Last Line: And refuses to come home


DREAM SONGS: 128       
First Line: A hemorrhage of his left ear of good friday


DREAM SONGS: 129       
First Line: Thin as a sheet his mother came to him


DREAM SONGS: 13       
First Line: God bless henry. He lived like a rat


DREAM SONGS: 13       
First Line: Henry was not a coward. Much


DREAM SONGS: 130       
First Line: When I saw my friend covered with blood, I thought


DREAM SONGS: 131       
First Line: Come touch me baby in his waking dream


DREAM SONGS: 132. A SMALL DREAM       
First Line: It was only a small dream of the golden world


DREAM SONGS: 133       
First Line: As he grew famous - ah, but what is fame?


DREAM SONGS: 134       
First Line: Sick at 6 & sick again at 9
Last Line: He arose, benign, & performed


DREAM SONGS: 135       
First Line: I heard said 'cats that walk by their wild lone.'


DREAM SONGS: 136       
First Line: While his wife earned a living, rabbi henry


DREAM SONGS: 137       
First Line: Many's the dawn sad henry as seen in


DREAM SONGS: 138. COMBAT ASSIGNMENT       
First Line: Henry, moot, grunted. Like a lily of the valley


DREAM SONGS: 139       
First Line: Green grieves the prince over his girl forgone


DREAM SONGS: 14       
First Line: Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so
Last Line: Into mountains or sea or sky, leaving %behind: me, wag
Subject(s): Boredom; Life


DREAM SONGS: 140       
First Line: Henry is vanishing. In the first of dawn


DREAM SONGS: 141       
First Line: One was down on the mass. One on the masses


DREAM SONGS: 142       
First Line: The animal moment, when he sorted out her tail
Last Line: But when henry & his wives came to blows
Subject(s): Love


DREAM SONGS: 143       
First Line: That's enough of that, mr bones. Some lady you made
Last Line: For anyone so desperate. I repeat: I love him %until I fall into coma


DREAM SONGS: 144       
First Line: My orderly tender having too gentle a face


DREAM SONGS: 145       
First Line: Also I love him: me he's done no wrong
Last Line: An instant longer, in the summer dawn %left henry to live on
Subject(s): Fathers And Sons; Suicide


DREAM SONGS: 146       
First Line: These lovely motions of the air, the breeze


DREAM SONGS: 147       
First Line: Henry's mind grew blacker the more he thought
Last Line: So long ago, in the goodness of which it was composed. %delmore, delmore!


DREAM SONGS: 148. GLIMMERINGS       
First Line: His hours of thought grew longer, his study less


DREAM SONGS: 149       
First Line: This world is gradually becoming a place
Last Line: When he was young & gift-strong


DREAM SONGS: 15       
First Line: Let us suppose, valleys & such ago


DREAM SONGS: 150       
First Line: He had followers but they could not find him


DREAM SONGS: 151       
First Line: Bitter & bleary over delmore's dying


DREAM SONGS: 152       
First Line: I bid you then a raggeder farewell


DREAM SONGS: 153       
First Line: I'm cross with god who has wrecked this generation
Last Line: And never again can come, like a man slapped, %news like this


DREAM SONGS: 154       
First Line: Flagrant his young male beauty, thick his mind


DREAM SONGS: 155       
First Line: I can't get him out of my mind, out of my mind
Last Line: His wit & passion, gift, the whole young man %alive with surplus love
Subject(s): Schwartz, Delmore (1913-1966)


DREAM SONGS: 156       
First Line: I give in. I must not leave the scene of this same death


DREAM SONGS: 157       
First Line: Ten songs, one solid block of agony


DREAM SONGS: 158       
First Line: Being almost reday now to say goodbye


DREAM SONGS: 159       
First Line: Pain & shock, together. They are all going away


DREAM SONGS: 16       
First Line: Henry's pelt was put on sundry walls


DREAM SONGS: 160       
First Line: Halfway to death, from his young years, he failed


DREAM SONGS: 161       
First Line: Draw on your resources. Draw on your resources


DREAM SONGS: 162. VIETNAM       
First Line: Henry shuddered: a war which was no war


DREAM SONGS: 163       
First Line: Stomach & arm, stomach & arm


DREAM SONGS: 164       
First Line: Three limbs, three seasons smashed; well, one to go
Last Line: He springs youthfully in his six-by-two like a dancer


DREAM SONGS: 165       
First Line: An orange moon upon a placid sea


DREAM SONGS: 166       
First Line: I have strained everything except my ears


DREAM SONGS: 167. HENRY'S MAIL       
First Line: His mail is brimming with foundation reports


DREAM SONGS: 168. THE OLD POOR       
First Line: And god has many other surprises, like


DREAM SONGS: 169       
First Line: Books drugs razor whisky shirts


DREAM SONGS: 17       
First Line: Muttered henry: - lord of matter, thus


DREAM SONGS: 170       
First Line: I can't read any more of this rich critical prose


DREAM SONGS: 171       
First Line: Go, ill-sped book, and whisper to her or


DREAM SONGS: 172       
First Line: Your face broods from my table, suicide
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


DREAM SONGS: 173. IN MEM: R.P. BLACKMUR       
First Line: Somebody once pronounced upon one path


DREAM SONGS: 174. KYRIE ELEISON       
First Line: Complex his task: he threads the mazers daily


DREAM SONGS: 175       
First Line: Old king cole was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was henry


DREAM SONGS: 176       
First Line: All that flashing over the atlantic


DREAM SONGS: 177       
First Line: Am tame now. You may touch me, who had thrilled


DREAM SONGS: 178       
First Line: Above the lindens tops of poplars waved


DREAM SONGS: 179       
First Line: A terrible applause pulls henry's ear


DREAM SONGS: 18. A STRUT FOR ROETHKE       
First Line: Westward, hit a low note, for a roarer lost
Last Line: The garden master's gone
Variant Title(s): A Strut For Roethk


DREAM SONGS: 180. THE TRANSLATOR - I       
First Line: Henry rushes not in here. The matter's their money


DREAM SONGS: 181. THE TRANSLATOR - II       
First Line: Because I am not able to forget


DREAM SONGS: 182       
First Line: Buoyant, chockful of stories, henry lingered


DREAM SONGS: 183. NEWS OF GOD       
First Line: Eastward he longs, before, well, any bad


DREAM SONGS: 184       
First Line: Failed as a maker, nailed as a scholar, failed


DREAM SONGS: 185       
First Line: The drill was after or is into him


DREAM SONGS: 186       
First Line: There is a swivelly grace that's up from grace


DREAM SONGS: 187       
First Line: Them lady poets must not marry, pal
Last Line: It is a true error to marry with poets %or to be by them s


DREAM SONGS: 188       
First Line: There is a kind of undetermined hair


DREAM SONGS: 189       
First Line: The soft small snow gangs over my heavy house


DREAM SONGS: 19       
First Line: Here, whence %all have departed or will do


DREAM SONGS: 190       
First Line: The doomed young envy the old, the doomed old the dead young


DREAM SONGS: 191       
First Line: The autumn breeze was light & bright. A small bird


DREAM SONGS: 192       
First Line: Love me love me love love me love me %I am in need thereof


DREAM SONGS: 193       
First Line: Henry's friend's throat hurt (yvor winters' dead)


DREAM SONGS: 194       
First Line: If all must hurt at once, let yet more hurt now


DREAM SONGS: 195       
First Line: I stalk my mirror down this corridor


DREAM SONGS: 196       
First Line: I see now all these deaths are to one end


DREAM SONGS: 197       
First Line: I saw in my dream


DREAM SONGS: 198       
First Line: I held all solid, then I let some jangle


DREAM SONGS: 199       
First Line: I dangle on the rungs, an open target


DREAM SONGS: 2. BIG BUTTONS, CORNETS: THE ADVANCE       
First Line: The jane is zoned! No nightspot here, no bar


DREAM SONGS: 20. THE SECRET OF THE WISDOM       
First Line: When worst got things, how was you? Steady on?


DREAM SONGS: 200       
First Line: I am interested & amazed on the building across the way


DREAM SONGS: 201       
First Line: Hung by a thread more moments instant henry's mind


DREAM SONGS: 202       
First Line: With shining strides hear his redeemer come


DREAM SONGS: 203       
First Line: Nothing! - these young men come to interview me


DREAM SONGS: 204       
First Line: Henry, weak at keyboard music, leaned on


DREAM SONGS: 205       
First Line: Come & dance, housman's hopeless heroine


DREAM SONGS: 206       
First Line: Come again closer, dr. Swift & professor housman


DREAM SONGS: 207       
First Line: How are you? Fine, fine (I have tears unshed)


DREAM SONGS: 208       
First Line: His mother wrote good news: somebody was still living


DREAM SONGS: 209       
First Line: Henry lay cold & golden in the snow


DREAM SONGS: 21       
First Line: Some good people, daring & subtle voices
Last Line: Clear whom he meant


DREAM SONGS: 210       
First Line: Mr. Blackmur, what the holy cities of america?


DREAM SONGS: 211       
First Line: Forgoing the andes, the sea-bottom, angkor


DREAM SONGS: 212       
First Line: With relief to public action, briefly stopt


DREAM SONGS: 213       
First Line: Wan shone my sun on easter morning, - ay


DREAM SONGS: 214       
First Line: Which brandished goddess wide-eyed henry's nights


DREAM SONGS: 215       
First Line: Took henry tea down at the athenaeum with yeats


DREAM SONGS: 216       
First Line: Scads a good eats,' dere own t'ree cars, the 'teens


DREAM SONGS: 217       
First Line: Some remember ('pretty well') the korean war


DREAM SONGS: 218       
First Line: Fortune gave him to know the flaming best


DREAM SONGS: 219. SO LONG? STEVENS       
First Line: He lifted up, among the actuaries
Last Line: Better than us; less wide


DREAM SONGS: 220       
First Line: If we're not jews, how can messiah come?


DREAM SONGS: 221       
First Line: I poured myself out thro' my tips. What's left?


DREAM SONGS: 222       
First Line: It was a difficult crime to re-enact


DREAM SONGS: 223       
First Line: It's wonderful the way cats bound about


DREAM SONGS: 224. EIGHTY       
First Line: Lonely in his great age, henry's old friend


DREAM SONGS: 225. PEREANT QUI ANTE NOS NOSTRA DIXERUNT       
First Line: Madness & booze, madness & booze


DREAM SONGS: 226       
First Line: Phantastic thunder shook the welkin, high


DREAM SONGS: 227       
First Line: Profoundly troubled over miss birnbaum


DREAM SONGS: 228       
First Line: The father of the mill surveyed his falls


DREAM SONGS: 229       
First Line: They laid their hands on henry, kindly like


DREAM SONGS: 23. THE LAY OF IKE       
First Line: This is the lay of ike
Last Line: He misread even clauswitz - wide empty grin %that never los t a vote (o adlai mine)


DREAM SONGS: 230       
First Line: There are voices, voices. Light's dying. Birds have quit


DREAM SONGS: 231. ODE TO THAT BORING SHIT JAMES THOMSON       
First Line: Now gently rail on henry pussycat


DREAM SONGS: 232       
First Line: They work not well on all but they did for him


DREAM SONGS: 233. CANTATRICE       
First Line: Misunderstanding. Misunderstanding, misunderstanding


DREAM SONGS: 234. THE CARPENTER'S SON       
First Line: The child stood in the shed. The child went mad
Last Line: This great man sought his retire
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


DREAM SONGS: 235       
First Line: Tears henry shed for poor old hemingway
Last Line: Or all my life I'll suffer from your anger %killing what you began


DREAM SONGS: 236       
First Line: When henry swung, in that great open square
Last Line: The stop was mourning %and it was all well done began


DREAM SONGS: 237       
First Line: When in the flashlights' flare the adultering pair


DREAM SONGS: 238. HENRY'S PROGRAMME FOR GOD       
First Line: It was not gay, that life.' you can't 'make me small'


DREAM SONGS: 239       
First Line: Am I a bad man? Am I a good man?


DREAM SONGS: 24       
First Line: Oh servant henry lectured on


DREAM SONGS: 240       
First Line: Air with thought thick, air scratched. The desks are hinged


DREAM SONGS: 241       
First Line: Father being the loneliest word in the one language


DREAM SONGS: 242       
First Line: About that 'me.' after a lecture once


DREAM SONGS: 243       
First Line: An undead morning. I - shuffle me poss's


DREAM SONGS: 244       
First Line: Calamity jane lies very still


DREAM SONGS: 245. A WAKE-SONG       
First Line: Find me a sur-vivid fool, find me another


DREAM SONGS: 246       
First Line: Flaps, on winter's first day, loosely the flag


DREAM SONGS: 247       
First Line: Henry walked as if he were ashamed


DREAM SONGS: 248       
First Line: Snowy of her breasts the drifts, I do believe


DREAM SONGS: 249       
First Line: Bushes lay low. Uneven grass even lay low


DREAM SONGS: 25       
First Line: Henry, edged, decidedly, made up stories


DREAM SONGS: 250       
First Line: Sad sights. A crumbled, empty cigarette pack


DREAM SONGS: 251. WALKING, FLYING - 1       
First Line: Henry wandered: west, south, north, and east


DREAM SONGS: 252. WALKING, FLYING - 2       
First Line: We hit the great cities (only I missed madras)


DREAM SONGS: 253. WALKING, FLYING - 3       
First Line: He shopped down siaghin, and through sierpes


DREAM SONGS: 254       
First Line: Mrs. Thomas, mrs. Harris, and mrs. Neevel %were all his students


DREAM SONGS: 255       
First Line: My twin, the nameless one, wild in the woods


DREAM SONGS: 256       
First Line: Henry rested, possessed of many pills


DREAM SONGS: 257       
First Line: The thunder & the flaw of their great quarrel
Last Line: And fell it on the start


DREAM SONGS: 258       
First Line: Scarlatti spurts his wit across my brain


DREAM SONGS: 259       
First Line: Does then our rivalry entend beyond %your death?


DREAM SONGS: 26       
First Line: The glories of the world struck me, made me aria, once
Last Line: I had a most marvellous piece of luck. I died the island


DREAM SONGS: 260       
First Line: Tides of dreadful creation rocked lonely henry


DREAM SONGS: 261       
First Line: Restless, as once in love, he put pen to paper


DREAM SONGS: 262       
First Line: The tenor of the line of your retreats


DREAM SONGS: 263       
First Line: You couldn't bear to grow old, but we grow old


DREAM SONGS: 264       
First Line: I always wanted to be old, I wanted to say


DREAM SONGS: 265       
First Line: I don't know one damned butterfly from another


DREAM SONGS: 266       
First Line: Dinch me, dark god, having smoked me out


DREAM SONGS: 267       
First Line: Can louis die? Why, then it's time to join him


DREAM SONGS: 268       
First Line: Henry, absent on parade, hair-triggered, mourned


DREAM SONGS: 269       
First Line: Acres of spirits every single day


DREAM SONGS: 27       
First Line: The greens of the ganges delta foliate


DREAM SONGS: 270       
First Line: This fellow keeps on sticking at his drum


DREAM SONGS: 271       
First Line: Why then did he make, at such cost, crazy sounds?


DREAM SONGS: 272       
First Line: The subject was her. He was the object. Clings


DREAM SONGS: 273       
First Line: Surivive - exist - who is at others' will


DREAM SONGS: 274       
First Line: It's lovely just here now in the midst of night


DREAM SONGS: 275       
First Line: And yet I find myself able, at this deep point


DREAM SONGS: 276. HENRY'S FAREWELL - 1       
First Line: He tossed a farewell party for his pals


DREAM SONGS: 277. HENRY'S FAREWELL - 2       
First Line: Willing them well! He hoped would not collapse


DREAM SONGS: 278. HENRY'S FAREWELL - 3       
First Line: Fail may your enemies, abundant here


DREAM SONGS: 279       
First Line: Leaving behind the country of the dead


DREAM SONGS: 28. SNOW LINE       
First Line: It was wet & white & swift and where I am


DREAM SONGS: 280       
First Line: Decision taken, henry'll be back abroad


DREAM SONGS: 281. THE FOLLOWING GULLS       
First Line: We missed quebec but now the north shore lights


DREAM SONGS: 282       
First Line: Richard & randall, & one who never did


DREAM SONGS: 283       
First Line: Shrouded the great stars, the great boat moves on


DREAM SONGS: 284       
First Line: The hand I shook will operate no more


DREAM SONGS: 285       
First Line: Much petted henry like a petal throve


DREAM SONGS: 286       
First Line: So henry's enemy's lost, not paranoia


DREAM SONGS: 287       
First Line: A best word across a void makes a hard blaze


DREAM SONGS: 288       
First Line: In neighbourhoods evil of noise, he deployed, henry


DREAM SONGS: 289       
First Line: It is, after her! & in the late afternoon


DREAM SONGS: 290       
First Line: Why is ireland the wettest place on earth
Last Line: Fate across all them rolls
Subject(s): History; Iowa; Ireland; Poetry And Poets


DREAM SONGS: 291       
First Line: Cold & golden lay the high heroine
Last Line: Who may hire us for theirs


DREAM SONGS: 292       
First Line: The irish sky is raining, the irish winds are high
Last Line: & the last voice in drawled; 'henry? A brick'
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Immigrants; Nationalism - Ireland


DREAM SONGS: 293       
First Line: What gall had he in him, so to begin book vii


DREAM SONGS: 294       
First Line: I broke a mirror, in which I figured you


DREAM SONGS: 295       
First Line: You dear you, clearing up henry's foreign affairs


DREAM SONGS: 296       
First Line: Of grace & fear, said lady valerie


DREAM SONGS: 297       
First Line: Golden his mail came at his journey's end


DREAM SONGS: 298       
First Line: Henry in transition, transient henry


DREAM SONGS: 299       
First Line: The irish have the thickest ankles in the world
Last Line: Depressed, down on my knees
Subject(s): Dublin, Ireland; Labor And Laborers; Prayer


DREAM SONGS: 3. A STIMULANT FOR AN OLD BEAST       
First Line: Acacia, burnt myrrh, velvet, prickly stings


DREAM SONGS: 30       
First Line: Collating bones: I would have liked to do


DREAM SONGS: 300. HENRY COMFORTED       
First Line: Your first day in dublin is always your worst


DREAM SONGS: 301       
First Line: Shifted his mind & was once more full of the great dean


DREAM SONGS: 302       
First Line: Cold & golden lay the high heroine
Last Line: Henry not being at home


DREAM SONGS: 303. THREE IN HEAVEN I HOPE       
First Line: Three in heaven I hope' saild old jane to henry


DREAM SONGS: 304       
First Line: Maris & valerie held his grand esteem


DREAM SONGS: 305       
First Line: Like the sunburst up the white breast of a black-footed penguin


DREAM SONGS: 306       
First Line: The danish priest has horns of solid fire


DREAM SONGS: 307       
First Line: The irish monk with horns of solid mire


DREAM SONGS: 308. AN INSTRUCTIONS TO CRITICS       
First Line: The women of kilkenny weep when the team loses


DREAM SONGS: 309       
First Line: Fallen leaves & litter. It is september


DREAM SONGS: 31       
First Line: Henry hankovitch, con guitar


DREAM SONGS: 310       
First Line: His gift receded. He could write no more


DREAM SONGS: 311       
First Line: Famisht henry ate everything in sight


DREAM SONGS: 312       
First Line: I have moved to dublin to have it out with you


DREAM SONGS: 313       
First Line: The irish sunshine is lovely but a belfast man


DREAM SONGS: 314       
First Line: Penniless, ill, abroad, henry lay skew


DREAM SONGS: 315       
First Line: Behind me twice her necessary knight


DREAM SONGS: 316       
First Line: Blow upon blow, his fire-breath hurt me sore


DREAM SONGS: 317       
First Line: My mother threw a tantrum on a high terrace


DREAM SONGS: 318       
First Line: Happy & idle, songless henry swung


DREAM SONGS: 319       
First Line: Having escaped, except in his dreams, many dooms


DREAM SONGS: 32       
First Line: And where, friend quuo, lay you hiding


DREAM SONGS: 320       
First Line: Steps almost unfamiliar toward his door


DREAM SONGS: 321       
First Line: O land of connolly & pearse, what have


DREAM SONGS: 322       
First Line: I gave my love a cookie, as I said


DREAM SONGS: 323       
First Line: Churchill was ever-active & crammed with glee


DREAM SONGS: 324. AN ELEGY FOR W.C.W., THE LOVELY MAN       
First Line: Henry in ireland to bill underground
Last Line: Of our trials & our last bride began
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


DREAM SONGS: 325       
First Line: Control it now, it can't do any good


DREAM SONGS: 326       
First Line: My right foot being colder than my left knee


DREAM SONGS: 327       
First Line: Freud was some wrong about dreams, or almost all


DREAM SONGS: 328       
First Line: I write with my stomach: henry ruefully


DREAM SONGS: 329       
First Line: Henry on lsd was henry indeed
Subject(s): Lsd (lysergic Acid)


DREAM SONGS: 33       
First Line: An apple arc'd toward kleitos; whose great king


DREAM SONGS: 330       
First Line: The twiss is a tidy bundle, chirped joyous henry


DREAM SONGS: 331       
First Line: This is the third. What have I more to say


DREAM SONGS: 332       
First Line: Trunks & impedimenta. My manuscript won't go


DREAM SONGS: 333       
First Line: And now I've sent, custodian of songs


DREAM SONGS: 334       
First Line: Thrums up from nowhere a distinquisht wail


DREAM SONGS: 335       
First Line: In his complex investigations of death


DREAM SONGS: 336       
First Line: Henry as a landlord made his eight friends laugh


DREAM SONGS: 337       
First Line: The mind is incalculable. Greatly excited


DREAM SONGS: 338       
First Line: According to the annals of the four masters


DREAM SONGS: 339       
First Line: A maze of drink said: I will help you through the world


DREAM SONGS: 34       
First Line: My mother has your shotgun. One man, wide


DREAM SONGS: 340       
First Line: The secret is not praise. It's just being accepted


DREAM SONGS: 341. THE DIALOGUE, AET. 51       
First Line: Imperishable henry glared at the map


DREAM SONGS: 342       
First Line: Fan-mail from foreign countries, is that fame?


DREAM SONGS: 343       
First Line: Another directory form to be corrected


DREAM SONGS: 344. HERBERT PARK, DUBLIN       
First Line: Were you good to him? He was not to you


DREAM SONGS: 345       
First Line: Anarchic henry thought of laying hands


DREAM SONGS: 346       
First Line: Henry's very rich american friends


DREAM SONGS: 347       
First Line: The day was dark. The day was hardly day


DREAM SONGS: 348       
First Line: 700 years? It's too soon to decide


DREAM SONGS: 349       
First Line: The great bosch in the prado, castles in spain


DREAM SONGS: 350       
First Line: All the girls, with their vivacious littles


DREAM SONGS: 351       
First Line: Animal henry sat reading the times literary supplement


DREAM SONGS: 352       
First Line: The cabin, congdon st., & the old gristmill


DREAM SONGS: 353       
First Line: These massacres of the superior peoples %the armenians, the jews, the ibos, al


DREAM SONGS: 354       
First Line: The only happy people in the world


DREAM SONGS: 355. SLATTERY'S, IN BALLSBRIDGE       
First Line: Cling to me & I promise you'll drown too


DREAM SONGS: 356       
First Line: With fried excitement he looked across at life


DREAM SONGS: 357       
First Line: Henry's pride in his house was almost fierce


DREAM SONGS: 358. THE GRIPE       
First Line: The price he pays for sleep. Pockets of grief


DREAM SONGS: 359       
First Line: In sleep, of a heart attack, let henry go


DREAM SONGS: 35: MLA       
First Line: Hey, out there! - assistant professors, full
Last Line: Forget your footnotes on the old gentlemen: %dance around mary


DREAM SONGS: 36       
First Line: The high ones die, die. They die. You look up and who's there?


DREAM SONGS: 360       
First Line: The universe has gifted me with friends


DREAM SONGS: 361. THE ARMADA SONG       
First Line: They came ashore with erections


DREAM SONGS: 362       
First Line: And now I meet you in the thinky place


DREAM SONGS: 363       
First Line: I cast as feminine miss shirley jones %as she was in oklahoma!


DREAM SONGS: 364       
First Line: There is one book that henry hasn't read: %ubu roi


DREAM SONGS: 365       
First Line: Henry, a foreigner, lustful & old


DREAM SONGS: 366       
First Line: Chilled in this irish pub I wish my loves
Last Line: Lilac was found in his hand


DREAM SONGS: 367. HENRY'S CRISIS       
First Line: In sight of a more peaceful country, just beyond


DREAM SONGS: 368       
First Line: At a gallop through his gates came monsters, buoyant


DREAM SONGS: 369       
First Line: I threw myself out helter-skelter-whiz


DREAM SONGS: 37. THREE AROUND THE OLD GENTLEMAN       
First Line: His malice was a pimple down his good


DREAM SONGS: 370       
First Line: Henry saw with tolstoyan clarity


DREAM SONGS: 371. HENRY'S GUILT       
First Line: Sluggish, depressed, & with no mail to cheer


DREAM SONGS: 372       
First Line: O yes I wish her well. Let her come on


DREAM SONGS: 373       
First Line: My eyes with which I see so easily


DREAM SONGS: 374       
First Line: Drum henry out, called some. Others called no


DREAM SONGS: 375. HIS HELPLESSNESS       
First Line: I know a young lady's high-piled ashen hair
Last Line: Whose last letter flew like a prayer


DREAM SONGS: 376       
First Line: Christmas again, when you're supposed to be happiest


DREAM SONGS: 377       
First Line: Father hopkins, teaching elementary greek


DREAM SONGS: 378       
First Line: The beating of a horse fouled nietszche's avatar


DREAM SONGS: 379       
First Line: To the edge of europe, the eighteenth edge


DREAM SONGS: 38       
First Line: The russian grin bellows his condolence


DREAM SONGS: 380. FROM THE FRENCH HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK       
First Line: Wordsworth, thou form almost divine, cried henry


DREAM SONGS: 381       
First Line: Cave-man henry grumbled to his spouse


DREAM SONGS: 382       
First Line: At henry's bier let some thing fall out well
Last Line: She flings to her head a leg, bobs, all is well, %she dances henry away


DREAM SONGS: 383       
First Line: It brightens with power, when the dawn begins


DREAM SONGS: 384       
First Line: The marker slants, flowerless, day's almost done
Last Line: And fell it on the start


DREAM SONGS: 385       
First Line: My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying
Last Line: I wouldn't have to scold %my heavy daughter
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters


DREAM SONGS: 39       
First Line: Goodbye, sir, & fare well. You're in the clear


DREAM SONGS: 4       
First Line: Filling her compact & delicious body
Last Line: Where did it all go wrong? There ought to be a law against henry. %- mr. Bones: there is
Subject(s): Desire; Love


DREAM SONGS: 40       
First Line: I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son
Last Line: Forever never, get back on the take, %free, black & forty-one


DREAM SONGS: 41       
First Line: If we sang in the wood (and death is a german expert)


DREAM SONGS: 42       
First Line: O journeyer, deaf in the mould, insane


DREAM SONGS: 43       
First Line: Oyez, oyez!' the man who did not deliver


DREAM SONGS: 44       
First Line: Tell it to the forest fire, tell it to the moon


DREAM SONGS: 45       
First Line: He stared at ruin. Ruin stared straight back
Last Line: For all the imposters, and to make it stick. %henry nodded, un


DREAM SONGS: 46       
First Line: I am, outside. Incredible panic rules
Last Line: Like the memory of a lovely fuck, %was: do, ut des


DREAM SONGS: 47. APRIL FOOL'S DAY, OR, ST MARY OF EGYPT       
First Line: Thass a funny title, mr bones
Last Line: Whom god has not visited
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


DREAM SONGS: 48       
First Line: He yelled at me in greek


DREAM SONGS: 49. BLIND       
First Line: Old pussy-cat if he won't eat, he don't


DREAM SONGS: 5       
First Line: Henry sats in de bar & was odd
Last Line: An image of the dead on the fingernail %of a newborn child


DREAM SONGS: 50       
First Line: In a motion of night they massed nearer my post


DREAM SONGS: 51       
First Line: Our wounds to time, from all the other times


DREAM SONGS: 52. SILENT SONG       
First Line: Bright-eyed & bushy tailed woke not henry up


DREAM SONGS: 53       
First Line: He lay in the middle of the world, and twitcht
Last Line: We are using our own skins for wallpaper and we cannot win


DREAM SONGS: 54       
First Line: No visitors' I thumb the roller to


DREAM SONGS: 55       
First Line: Peter's not friendly. He gives me sideways looks
Last Line: Some other sound is overcoming. His last words are: %'we betrayed me.'


DREAM SONGS: 56       
First Line: Hell is empty. O that has come to pass


DREAM SONGS: 57       
First Line: In a state of chortle sin - once he reflected


DREAM SONGS: 58       
First Line: Industrious, affable, having brain on fire


DREAM SONGS: 59. HENRY'S MEDITATION IN THE KREMLIN       
First Line: Down on the cathedrals, as from the giralda


DREAM SONGS: 6. A CAPITAL AT WELLS       
First Line: During the father's walking - how he look


DREAM SONGS: 60       
First Line: Afters eight years, be less dan eight percent


DREAM SONGS: 61       
First Line: Full moon. Our narragansett gales subside
Last Line: And a sullen glory pauses over them harmed, %incident to murder


DREAM SONGS: 62       
First Line: That dark brown rabbit, lightness in his ears
Last Line: Mr. Bones, we are all brutes & fools


DREAM SONGS: 63       
First Line: Bats have no bankers and they do not drink


DREAM SONGS: 64       
First Line: Supreme my holdings, greater yet my need
Subject(s): Religion


DREAM SONGS: 65       
First Line: A freaking ankle crabbed his blissful trips


DREAM SONGS: 66       
First Line: All viruses enter into this world


DREAM SONGS: 67       
First Line: I don't operate often. When I do


DREAM SONGS: 68       
First Line: I heard, could be, a hey there from the wing
Last Line: Black to the birds again
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Blues (music); Jazz; Music And Musicians; Singing And Singers; Smith, Bessie (1894-1937)


DREAM SONGS: 69       
First Line: Love her he doesn't but the thought he puts


DREAM SONGS: 7. 'PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND,' PAUL MUNI       
First Line: Henry is old, old; for henry remembers


DREAM SONGS: 70       
First Line: Disengaged, bloody, henry rose from the shell


DREAM SONGS: 71       
First Line: Spellbound held subtle henry all his four


DREAM SONGS: 72. THE ELDER PRESENCES       
First Line: Shh! On a twine hung from diastered trees


DREAM SONGS: 73. KARENSANSUI, RYOAN-JI       
First Line: The taxi makes the vegetables fly


DREAM SONGS: 74       
First Line: Henry hates the world. What the world to henry


DREAM SONGS: 75       
First Line: Turning it over, considering, like a madman
Last Line: Small girls to dream awhile toward the flashing & bursting tree


DREAM SONGS: 76. HENRY'S CONFESSION       
First Line: Nothin very bad happen to me lately
Last Line: I saw nobody coming, so I went instead


DREAM SONGS: 77       
First Line: Seedy henry rose up shy in de world
Last Line: & his heart full, he's making ready to move on


DREAM SONGS: 78. OP. POSTH. NO. 1       
First Line: Darkened his eye, his wild smile disappeared


DREAM SONGS: 79. OP. POSTH. NO. 2       
First Line: Whence flew the litter whereon hwe was laid?


DREAM SONGS: 8       
First Line: The weather was fine. They took away his teeth


DREAM SONGS: 80. OP. POSTH. NO. 3       
First Line: It's buried at a distance, on my insistence, buried


DREAM SONGS: 81. OP. POSTH. NO. 4       
First Line: He loom' so cagey he say 'leema beans.'


DREAM SONGS: 82. OP. POSTH. NO. 5       
First Line: Maskt as honours, insult like behaving


DREAM SONGS: 83. OP. POSTH. NO. 6       
First Line: I recall a boil, whereupon as I had to sit


DREAM SONGS: 84. OP. POSTH. NO. 7       
First Line: Plop, plop. The lobster toppled in the pot


DREAM SONGS: 85. OP. POSTH. NO. 8       
First Line: Flak. An eventful thought came to me


DREAM SONGS: 86. OP. POSTH. NO. 9       
First Line: The conclusion is growing - I feel sure, my lord


DREAM SONGS: 87. OP. POSTH. NO. 10       
First Line: These hearings endlessly, friends, word is had


DREAM SONGS: 88. OP. POSTH. NO. 11       
First Line: In slack times visit I the violent dead


DREAM SONGS: 89. OP. POSTH. NO. 12       
First Line: In a blue series towards his sleepy eyes


DREAM SONGS: 9       
First Line: Deprived of his enemy, shrugged to a standstill
Last Line: Fancy the brain from hell %held out so long. Let go


DREAM SONGS: 90. OP. POSTH. NO. 13       
First Line: In the night-reaches dreamed he of better graces


DREAM SONGS: 91. OP. POSTH. NO. 14       
First Line: Noises from the underground made gibber some


DREAM SONGS: 92. ROOM 231: THE FOURTH WEEK       
First Line: Something black somewhere in the vistas of his heart


DREAM SONGS: 93       
First Line: General fatigue stalked in, & a major-general


DREAM SONGS: 94       
First Line: Ill lay he long, upon his last return


DREAM SONGS: 95       
First Line: The surly cop lookt out at me in sleep


DREAM SONGS: 96       
First Line: Under the table, no. That last was stunning


DREAM SONGS: 97       
First Line: Henry of donnybrook bred like a pig


DREAM SONGS: 98       
First Line: I met a junior - not so junior - and


DREAM SONGS: 99. TEMPLES       
First Line: He does not live here but it is the god


DRUGS ALCOHOL LITTLE SISTER       
First Line: When I peered out, he had nine nights to spare


DRUNKS       
First Line: One night in albany


ECCE HOMO       
First Line: Long long with wonder I thought you human


ELEGY, FOR ALUN LEWIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Little attention we paid to each other alive
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ENEMIES OF THE ANGELS       
First Line: The irish and the italians own the place


EPILOGUE       
First Line: He died in december. He must descend
Last Line: Nouns, verbs do not exist for what I feel the island


FACTS & ISSUES       
First Line: I really believe he's here all over this room


FARE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Motions of waking trouble winter air
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


FARE WELL       
First Line: Motions of waking trouble winter air


FAREWELL TO MILES       
First Line: We are to tell one man tonight good-bye


FIRST NIGHT AT SEA       
First Line: I'm at a table with canadians


FORM       
First Line: Mutinous & free I drifted off


FORMAL ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: A hurdle of water, and o these waters are cold
Last Line: Let us continue
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FORMAL ELEGY       
First Line: A hurdle of water, and o these waters are cold
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FOUR DREAMS SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The greens of the ganges delta foliate
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


FRESHMAN BLUES       
First Line: My intense friend was tall & strongly made


FRIENDLESS       
First Line: Friendless in clare, except brian boydell


GISLEBERTUS' EVE       
First Line: Eve & her envy roving slammed me down
Last Line: I too find it delicious


GLORY THERE IS OVER IRELAND NOW       
Last Line: With swifter sun the passionate long race %and won, that lonely man


HANDSHAKE, THE ENTRANCE       
First Line: You've got to cross that lonesome valley'


HAVE A GENUINE AMERICAN HORROR & MIST ON THE ROCKS       
First Line: The terrible trains crawl seaward thro' the south


HE RESIGNS       
First Line: Age, and the deaths, and the ghosts
Last Line: Above an empty heart


HEAVEN       
First Line: Free! While in the cathedral at seville


HELL POEM       
First Line: Hospital racket, nurses' iron smiles


HELLO       
First Line: Hello there, biscuit! You're a better-looking broad


HENRY BY NIGHT       
First Line: Henry's nocturnal habits were the terror of his women
Last Line: Sweating & shaking: something's gotta give: %up for good at five


HENRY'S UNDERSTANDING       
First Line: He was reading late, at richard's, down in maine
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


HENRY'S UNDERSTANDING       
First Line: He was reading late, at richard's, down in maine
Last Line: Into the terrible water & walk forever %under it out toward the island
Subject(s): Night


HER & IT       
First Line: I fell in love with a girl


HEROES       
First Line: For all his vehemence & hydraulic opinions


HIS TOY, HIS DREAM, HIS REST (THE DREAM SONGS: BOOKS 4-7)       


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET (17-39)       
First Line: The winters close, springs open, no child stirs
Last Line: Under a frenzy of who love me & who shine
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET (COMPLETE)    Poem Text    
First Line: The governor your husband lived so long
Last Line: A sourcing whom my lost candle like the firefly loves
Subject(s): Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET (COMPLETE)       
First Line: The governor your husband lived so long
Last Line: A sourcing -- whom my lost candle like the firefly loves
Subject(s): Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 1       
First Line: The governor your husband lived so long
Last Line: Simon..' simon will you listen while read a song


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 10       
First Line: Vellum I palm, and dream. Their forest dies
Last Line: For an unknown cry or a flicker of unknown eyes


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 11       
First Line: Clapped souls ours, by the day spring's strong winds swelled
Last Line: In arms, against that one, and our dissidents, and myself


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 12       
First Line: Versing, I shroud among the dynasties
Last Line: Mistress neither of fiery nor velvet verse, on your knees


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 13       
First Line: Hopeful & shamefast, chaste, laborious, old
Last Line: I found my heart more carnal and sitting loose from god


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 14       
First Line: Vanity & the follies of youth took hold of me
Last Line: Vouchsafed, what did seem life. I kissed his mystery


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 15       
First Line: Drydust in god's eye that aquavivid skin
Last Line: At twenty-one. Ambition mines, atrocious sin


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 16       
First Line: Food endless, people few, all to be done
Last Line: We lead a thoughtful life. But boston's cage we shun


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: The winters close, springs open, no child stirs
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672); Child Birth; Midwifery


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 17       
First Line: The winters close, springs open, no child stirs
Last Line: I revolt from, I am like, these savage foresters
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Whose passionless dicker in the shade, whose glance
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672); Child Birth; Midwifery


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 18       
First Line: Whose passionless dicker in the shade, whose glance
Last Line: And merciful, ingrown months, blessing a swelling trance
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: So squeezed, wince you I scream? I love you & hate
Last Line: Shame I am voiding oh behind it is too late
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672); Child Birth; Midwifery


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 19       
First Line: So squeezed, wince you I scream? I love you & hate
Last Line: Shame I am voiding oh behind it is too late
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 2       
First Line: Outside the new world winters in grand dark
Last Line: Who care. Both of our worlds unhanded us. Lie stark


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Hide me forever I work thrust I must free
Last Line: And it passes the wretched trap whelming and I am me
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672); Child Birth; Midwifery


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 20       
First Line: Hide me forever I work thrust I must free
Last Line: And it passes the wrteched trap whelming and I am me
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Drencht & powerful, I did it with my body
Last Line: Blossom. Is that thing alive? I hear a famisht howl
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672); Child Birth; Midwifery


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 21       
First Line: Drencht & powerful, I did it with my body
Last Line: Blossom. Is that thing alive? I hear a famisht howl
Subject(s): Birth; Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 3       
First Line: Thy eyes look to me mild. Out of maize & air
Last Line: To a lone stranger; or not; shimmer & disappear


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 34       
First Line: I trundle over the bodies, on the iron bars
Last Line: God awaits us (but I am yielding) who hell wars


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 35       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: Broadens and time holds up your heart against my eyes


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 36       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: To crunch, a minute tangle of eternal flame


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 37       
First Line: I fear hell's hammer-wind. But fear does wane
Last Line: Small women swarming towards the mortar's rim in vain


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 4       
First Line: Jaw-ript, rot wth its wisdom, rending then
Last Line: And the governor, & father, & simon, and the huddled men


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 42       
First Line: When by me in the dusk my child sits down
Last Line: Away in brutish london, for a hollow crown


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 43       
First Line: Father is not himself. He keeps his bed
Last Line: My baby john breaks out. O far from where he bred!


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 44       
First Line: Bone of moaning: sung. Where he has gone
Last Line: Finish, lord, in me this work thou hast begun


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 45       
First Line: And they tower, whom the pear-tree lured
Last Line: And the galled effort on the wilderness ended


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 46       
First Line: Arminians, and the king bore against us
Last Line: Hard at the outset; in the ending thus hard, thus?


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 47       
First Line: Sacred & unutterable mind
Last Line: To heaven's springs? Lest stricter writhings have me declined


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 48       
First Line: What are those pictures in the air at night
Last Line: Missed he must have. In the gross storm of sunlight


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 49       
First Line: I sniffg a fire burning without outlet
Last Line: Less I was anxious when more passioned to upset


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 5       
First Line: By the week we landed we were, most, used up
Last Line: And the day itself he leapt ashore young henry winthrop


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 50       
First Line: The mansion & the garden & the beauty of god
Last Line: I look. I bear to look. Strokes once more his rod


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 51       
First Line: My window gives on the graves, in our great new house
Last Line: Beat when you will our end. Sinkins & droopings drowse


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 52       
First Line: They say thro' the fading winter dorothy fails
Last Line: Docile I watch. My wrechkt chest hurts when simon pales


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 53       
First Line: In the yellowing days your faces wholly fail
Last Line: Unfit, desirous, glad - even the singings veil


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 54       
First Line: You are not ready? You are ready. Pass
Last Line: Hungry throngs collect. They sword into the carcass


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 55       
First Line: Headstones stagger under great draughts of time
Last Line: Reactor piles wage slow upon the wet brain rime


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 56       
First Line: I must pretend to leave you. Only you draw off
Last Line: I renounce not even ragged glances, small teeth, nothing


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 57       
First Line: O all your ages at the mercy of my loves
Last Line: A sourcing whom my lost candle like the firefly loves


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 6       
First Line: (delivered from the waves; because he found
Last Line: Hard on the sumptuous feasting of thanksgiving) drowned


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 7       
First Line: How long with nothing in the ruinous heat
Last Line: Dyings - at which my heart rose, but I did submit


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 8       
First Line: That beyond the atlantic wound our woes enlarge
Last Line: Keep that I have committed to his charge


HOMAGE TO MISTRESS BRADSTREET: 9       
First Line: Winter than summer worse, that first, like a file
Last Line: Away: open my mouth, my eyes wet: I would smile


HOME BALLAD       
First Line: We must work & play and john jacob niles


HOW DO YOU DO, DR BERRYMAN, SIR?'       
First Line: Edgy, perhaps. Not on the point of bursting-forth


HUDDLE OF NEED       
First Line: I wondered about their things. Were they large or small?


I KNOW'       
First Line: Revelations every two hours on the lounge


I'VE FOUND OUT WHY, THAT DAY, THAT SUICIDE       
First Line: I've found out why, that day, that suicide
Last Line: Did you bolt so, before it caught, our fire?


IMAGES OF ELSPETH       
First Line: O when I grunted, over lines and her


IN & OUT       
First Line: Niceties of symbolism & identification


IN MEMORIAM (1914-1953)       
First Line: Took my leave (last) five times before the end


INNOCENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Cats' eyes could see a flub of blood
Subject(s): Innocence


INTERSTITIAL OFFICE       
First Line: Bitter upon conviction


KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN WHEN YOU KISS: DO: WHEN       
First Line: Keep your eyes open when you kiss: do: when
Last Line: You do, you do, and I look into them.


KING DAVID DANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Aware to the dry throat of the wide hell in the world
Last Line: All the black same I dance my blue head off!
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


KING DAVID DANCES       
First Line: Aware to the dry throat of the wide hell in the world
Last Line: Of all the black same I dance my blue head off!
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


LAUDS       
First Line: Let us rejoice on our cots, for his nocturnal miracles
Last Line: Permissive, smiling on - our silliness you forged


LETTER TO HIS BROTHER       
First Line: The night is on these hills, and some can sleep


LIGHTING       
First Line: Sick with the lightning lay my sister-in-law


LINES TO MR FROST       
First Line: Felled in my tracks by your tremendous horse


LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: I hardly slept across the north atlantic
Last Line: & took a 9:06 train up to cambridge
Subject(s): Air Travel; London


LONDON       
First Line: I hardly slept across the north atlantic
Subject(s): Air Travel; London


LONG HOME       
First Line: Bulks where the barley blew, time out of mind


MATINS       
First Line: Thou hard. I will be blunt: like widening


MEDITATION       
First Line: The clouds before the sun when the sun rose


MEETING       
First Line: One luncheon party in andy's rooms in magdalene


MESSAGE       
First Line: Amplitude,-voltage,-the one friend calls for the one


MINNESOTA THANKSGIVING       
First Line: For that free grace bringing us past great risks


MOON AND THE NIGHT AND THE MEN       
First Line: On the night of the belgian surrender the moon rose
Last Line: Of none, nor of anyone, and the war %goes on, and the moon in the breast of man is cold
Subject(s): Belgium; Leopold Iii, King Of The Belgians; World War Ii


MY SPECIAL FATE       
First Line: I tore it open, by one end, & found


MYSTERIES       
First Line: And now you be my guest


NARCISSUS MOVING       
First Line: Noise of the vans woke us before we would


NAVAJO SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT       
First Line: Warrior who went with a crowd, my sand-painter grandfather'


NEW YEAR'S EVE       
First Line: The grey girl who had not been singing stopped
Last Line: We clasp upon the stroke, kissing with happy cries


NIGHT AND THE CITY       
First Line: Two men sat by a stone in what dim place


NINE DREAM SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a motion of night they massed nearer my post
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the frontiers of the helpless world
Last Line: Criminal, to stand as warning
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the frontiers of the helpless world
Last Line: Criminal, to stand as warning
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


NINETEEN THIRTY-EIGHT       
First Line: Across the frontiers of the helpless world
Last Line: Criminal, to stand as warning
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


NO       
First Line: She says: seek help! Ha-ha ha-ha & christ


NONES       
First Line: Problem. I cannot among your saints


NOT TO LIVE       
First Line: It kissed us, soft, to cut our throats, this coast


NOTE TO WANG WEI    Poem Text    
First Line: How could you be so happy, now some thousand years
Last Line: Be dust myself pretty soon; not now
Subject(s): Wang Wei (699-759)


NOTE TO WANG WEI       
First Line: How could you be so happy, now some thousand years
Last Line: Be dust myself pretty soon; not now
Subject(s): Wang Wei (699-759)


NOWHERE       
First Line: Traitoring words,-tearing my thought across


OF POETS - TO RICHARD WILBUR       
First Line: I'm tired from my book, done in a few weeks while teaching
Last Line: Sometimes things come to a dead end. %st paul & st augustine ended in defeat


OF SUICIDE       
First Line: Reflexions on suicide, & on my father, possess me
Last Line: Apparently he didn't. I'll teach luke


OLD MAN GOES SOUTH AGAIN ALONE       
First Line: O parakeets & avocets, o immortelles


OLYMPUS       
First Line: In my serpentine researches


ON THE DEATH OF YEATS       
First Line: The rain upon the window and the wall
Last Line: He takes his place, lifted at last %as antaeus strengthless,for his setting forth


ON THE LONDON TRAIN       
First Line: Despite the lonesome look


OTHER CAMBRIDGE       
First Line: Tom grumbold's bridge has balusters set diagonally


OVERSEAS PRAYER       
First Line: Good evening. At the feet of the king, my lord


PACIFIST'S SONG       
First Line: I am the same yes as you others, only


PARTING AS DESCENT       
First Line: The sun rushed up the sky; the taxi flew


POEM FOR BHAIN       
First Line: Although the relatives in the summer house


POET'S FINAL INSTRUCTIONS       
First Line: Dog-tired, suisired, will now my body down


POINT OF AGE       
First Line: At twenty-five a man is on his way


POSSESSED       
First Line: This afternoon, discomfortable dead


PRAYER AFTER ALL       
First Line: Father, father, I am overwhelmed


PRAYER OF THE MIDDLE-AGED MAN       
First Line: Amid the doctors in the temple at twelve


PRIME       
First Line: Occludes wild dawn. Up thro' green ragged clouds


PROFESSIONAL NOTES: 1       
First Line: We are competitors, you say, and so
Last Line: Neither beng foremost, both having won %the difficult altitudes of the sun


PROFESSIONAL NOTES: 556       
First Line: Hurry, I hear on all sides or you'll be
Last Line: And pause to prune a cadence by the way, %for who arrives at all is there in time


PROFESSOR'S SONG       
First Line: (rabid or dog-dull) let me tell you how
Last Line: Convulsed, foaming immortal blood: farewell


PURGATORY       
First Line: The days are over, I leave after breakfast


RECOVERY       
First Line: I don't know what the hell happened all that summer


RELATIONS       
First Line: I feel congruity, feel colleagueship


REVIVAL       
First Line: At seventeen (dear) I was strictly nowhere


RIVER ROUGE, 1932       
First Line: Snow on the ground. A day in march


ROCK-STUDY WITH WANDERER       
First Line: Cold cold cold of a special night'


ROETHKE'S YULE       
First Line: I feel a stupid rumbling
Last Line: Where she weaves, I stood! %something's gonna get born! %(well ... No real good!)


SANCTUARY       
First Line: An evening faultless interval


SCHOLARS AT THE ORCHID PAVILION       
First Line: Sozzled, mo-tsu, after a silence, vouchsafed


SCOTS POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Loversgrove lay


SCOTS POEM       
First Line: Loversgrove lay


SEARCH       
First Line: I wondered ever too what my fate would be


SEXT       
First Line: High noon has me pitchblack, so in hope out


SHIRLEY & AUDEN       
First Line: O lithest shirley! & the other worlds


SOMBER PRAYER       
First Line: O my lord, I am not eloquent


SONG       
First Line: From pharos I have seen her white


SONG OF THE BRIDEGROOM       
First Line: A sort of anxiousness crystal in crystal has


SONG OF THE DEMENTED PRIEST       
First Line: I put those things there. - see them burn
Last Line: In my red coat. I am the king of the dead
Subject(s): Clergy; Depression, Mental


SONG OF THE MAN FORSAKEN AND OBSESSED       
First Line: Viridian and gamboge and vermilion


SONG OF THE TORTURED GIRL       
First Line: After a little I could not have told
Last Line: Minutes I lay awake to hear my joy


SONG OF THE YOUNG HAWAIIAN       
First Line: Ai, they all pass in front of me those girls


SONNET: 103       
First Line: A 'broken heart' - but can a heart break, now?
Last Line: Weeks of this, - no doctor finds a thing), %not much; still,this is something


SONNET: 115       
First Line: As usual I'm up before the sun
Last Line: Someone, and come & find me on the floor


SONNET: 13       
First Line: I lift -- lift you five states away your glass
Last Line: Grey eyes light! And we have our drink together


SONNET: 15       
First Line: What was ashore, then? Cargoed with forget
Last Line: And I begin now to despair of port
Variant Title(s): What Was Ashore, Then?..cargoed With Forge


SONNET: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: They may suppose, because I would not cloy your ear
Last Line: Pompous and vague on the stump of his career
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SONNET: 23       
First Line: They may suppose, because I would not cloy your ear
Last Line: Tarpped in my rib-cage something throes and aches!
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


SONNET: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes the night echoes to prideless wailing


SONNET: 25       
First Line: Sometimes the night echoes to prideless wailing


SONNET: 37       
First Line: Sigh as it ends - I keep an eye on your %amour with scotch
Last Line: Flat on the bare rivetted to bach


SONNET: 71       
First Line: Our sunday morning when dawn-priests were applying
Last Line: Boughs made over us, deep in a bed half made %needle-soft, half the sea of our simulatenous dying


SPINNING HEART       
First Line: The fireflies and the stars our only light


STATUE       
First Line: The statue, tolerant through years of weather


SURVIVING LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The clapper hovers, but why run so hard?
Subject(s): Love


SURVIVING LOVE       
First Line: The clapper hovers, but why run so hard


SYMPATHY, A WELCOME       
First Line: Feel for your bad fall how could I fail
Last Line: Deep in a forsaken wood, poor paul, %whose wild bad father loves you well
Subject(s): Fathers And Sons


TAMPA SOUP       
First Line: The first signs of the death of the boom came in the summer


TEA       
First Line: O! I had my gyp prepare that tea


TERCE       
First Line: Oh half as fearful for the yawning day


THANKSGIVING: DETROIT       
First Line: Lockout. The seventh week. Men in the square


THE BALL POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the boy now, who has lost his ball
Subject(s): Sports


THE CAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: And the americans put pound in a cage
Subject(s): Pound, Ezra (1885-1972); Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


THE DISPOSSESSED    Poem Text    
First Line: And something that - that is theirs - no longer our's


THE DREAM SONGS: 1    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Huffy henry hid the day,
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DREAM SONGS: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so
Subject(s): Boredom; Life; Ennui


THE DREAM SONGS: 142    Poem Text    
First Line: The animal moment, when he sorted out her tail
Last Line: But when henry & his wives came to blows
Subject(s): Love


THE DREAM SONGS: 145    Poem Text    
First Line: Also I love him: me he's done no wrong
Last Line: Trying to make yourself forgive someone for something so unforgiveable
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Suicide


THE DREAM SONGS: 155    Poem Text    
First Line: I can't get him out of my mind, out of my mind
Last Line: Alive with surplus love
Subject(s): Schwartz, Delmore (1913-1966)


THE DREAM SONGS: 172    Poem Text    
First Line: Your face broods from my table, suicide
Last Line: How one act can affect so many people that are left behind
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


THE DREAM SONGS: 234. THE CARPENTER'S SON    Poem Text    
First Line: The child stood in the shed. The child went mad
Last Line: The great man sought his retire
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE DREAM SONGS: 234. THE CARPENTER'S SON    Poem Text    
First Line: The irish sky is raining, the irish winds are high
Last Line: & the last voice in drawled; “henry, a brick”
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Immigrants; Nationalism - Ireland; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE DREAM SONGS: 29    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There sat down, once, a thing on henry's heart
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DREAM SONGS: 290    Poem Text    
First Line: Why is ireland the wettest place on earth
Last Line: Fate across all them rolls
Subject(s): History; Iowa; Ireland; Poetry & Poets; Historians; Irish


THE DREAM SONGS: 299    Poem Text    
First Line: The irish have the thickest ankles in the world
Last Line: Depressed. Down on my knees
Subject(s): Dublin, Ireland; Labor & Laborers; Prayer; Work; Workers


THE DREAM SONGS: 324. AN ELEGY FOR W.C.W., THE LOVELY MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Henry in ireland to bill underground
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


THE DREAM SONGS: 385    Poem Text    
First Line: My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


THE DREAM SONGS: 4    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Filling her compact & delicious body
Subject(s): Desire; Love


THE DREAM SONGS: 47. APRIL FOOL'S DAY, OR, ST MARY OF EGYPT    Poem Text    
First Line: Thass a funny title, mr bones
Last Line: Whom god has not visited
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE DREAM SONGS: 64    Poem Text    
First Line: Supreme my holdings, greater yet my need
Last Line: Is blinds. Them blinds on fire
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE DREAM SONGS: 68    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard, could be, a hey there from the wing
Last Line: Black to the birds instead
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Blues (music); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Smith, Bessie (1894-1937); Songs


THE MOON AND THE NIGHT AND THE MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: On the night of the belgian surrender the moon rose
Subject(s): Belgium; Leopold Iii, King Of The Belgians; World War Ii; Second World War


THE SONG OF THE DEMENTED PRIEST    Poem Text    
First Line: I put those things there. - see them burn
Subject(s): Clergy; Depression, Mental; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress


THE TRAVELLER    Poem Text    
First Line: They pointed me out on the highway, and they said
Subject(s): Railroads; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


THE WHOLLY FAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir partofall, our best, o the physicist is


THEY HAVE       
First Line: A thing o say a sixteenth of an inch


TO A WOMAN       
First Line: The problem is urgent, yes for this hot light


TO DYLAN THOMAS: 1       
First Line: Congratulations on a brilliant book
Last Line: On sultry nights when sound and terror %flung up and photographed a foam of blood


TO DYLAN THOMAS: 2       
First Line: There are more methods, but this one is one
Last Line: Pale men of morning are reminded %to enact their loveless and this leaping night


TO DYLAN THOMAS: 3       
First Line: This is to say that you have done it well
Last Line: When the old are out, the vases broken, %this foam, flower and ceremony for our fear


TO HIS GHOST       
First Line: I could never in later years talk, my own
Last Line: Between at the bar who never came.) %insult & shame survived our nights; I cringe, %and rear


TRANSIT       
First Line: O a little lonely in cambridge that first fall


TRAVELLER       
First Line: They pointed me out on the highway, and they said
Last Line: The end of their journey, I descended too
Subject(s): Railroads; Travel


TRAVELLING SOUTH       
First Line: A red moon hung above the pines that night


TRIAL       
First Line: The oxen gone, the house is fallen where


TWO ORGANS       
First Line: I remind myself at that time of plato's uterus


UNKNOWABLE? PERHAPS NOT ALTOGETHER       
First Line: I dare interpret: adonai of rescue


USUAL PRAYER       
First Line: According to thy will: that this day only


VENICE, 182-       
First Line: White & blue my breathing lady leans


VESPERS       
First Line: Vanity! Hog-vanity, ape-lust


VIEWS OF MYSELF       
First Line: Another old friend, long afterward


WASHINGTON IN LOVE       
First Line: Rectitude, and the terrible upstanding member
Last Line: Bring the wounded. Martha! Bring the wounded, men


WHETHER THERE IS SORROW IN THE DEMONS       
First Line: Near the top a bad turn some dare. Well


WHITE FEATHER       
First Line: Imagine a crowded war-time street


WINTER LANDSCAPE       
First Line: The three men coming down the winter hill
Last Line: Ankle-deep in snow down the winter hill %dsescend while three birds watch and the fourth flies


WINTER-PIECE TO A FRIEND AWAY       
Last Line: The thaw alone delays, - %your letter came!


WORLD'S FAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: The crowd moves forward on the midway
Subject(s): Exhibitions; World's Fairs; Expositions


WORLD'S FAIR       
First Line: The crowd moves forward on the midway
Subject(s): Exhibitions


WORLD-TELEGRAM       
First Line: Man with a tail heads eastward for the fair


YES, YES, I OFFERED HIM A CIGARETTE       
Last Line: Many's the better hour, more the worse, %have come & done on my bed


YOUNG WOMAN'S SONG       
First Line: The round and smooth, my body in my bath


YOUR BIRTHDAY IN WISCONSIN YOU ARE 140    Poem Text    
First Line: One of the wits of the school' your chum would say
Last Line: Hot diggity!
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


YOUR BIRTHDAY IN WISCONSIN YOU ARE 140       
First Line: One of the wits of the school' your chum would say
Last Line: And yours & yours & yours! %hot diggity!
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)