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Author: BIALOSKY, JILL
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Bialosky, Jill    Poet's Biography
54 poems available by this author


ADOLESCENT SUICIDE       
First Line: The girl
Last Line: A turkey sandwich. Pickle on the side. Diet coke


AMERICAN LANDSCAPE       
First Line: The tern dives headfirst into the sea
Last Line: Is about other people's houses


ANOTHER LOSS TO STOP FOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Against such cold and mercurial mornings
Last Line: When none of us is spared?
Variant Title(s): The Goddess Of Despair
Subject(s): Cold; Morning


ANOTHER LOSS TO STOP FOR       
First Line: Against such cold and mercurial mornings
Last Line: When none of us is spared?
Variant Title(s): The Goddess Of Despai
Subject(s): Cold; Morning


ARTIST MISJUDGES PERFECTION       
First Line: You would love to sit here
Last Line: Refuse to take the knife


AVIARY       
First Line: Out of nowhere came the ravenous sound and I knew she had returned
Last Line: Acoustic, the leave-taking and the return. The horrible hatching


BALLET LESSON       
First Line: In the center %of the dance floor
Last Line: Over my cold chest, tied my laces in


BALTIMORE, ON TURNING THIRTY-SEVEN       
First Line: From the third floor bay window
Last Line: The train pulls me forward


BLUEBERRIES       
First Line: Together we picked blueberries
Last Line: Our bodies that ancient smell


BOY BEHELD HIS MOTHER'S PAST       
First Line: The ivory wedding hat came tumbling down
Last Line: The ivory wedding hat came tumbling down


CARNIVAL       
First Line: After the rain quit the carnival began
Last Line: And said we were going to paradise


CAROUSEL       
First Line: She came home drunk and laughing
Last Line: Her reckless heart was mine


CHILDBIRTH, 1943       
First Line: July. The darkness hints
Last Line: Where the heart should be %and remembers her mother


COLD HEART       
First Line: The slow drift of clouds
Last Line: How safe he is from all reasoning


CORNFIELDS       
First Line: Sometimes everything is clear
Last Line: And everything is yellow


DAWN OF THE END OF CIVILIZATION       
First Line: I carry the image like a treasured snapshot
Last Line: I would never give birth to; the life I would never have. %I was afraid


DAY THE WORLD STOPPED       
Last Line: If there is a sound the heart makes when it breaks %it wasn't heard


DROWNING       
First Line: It isn't human not to struggle
Last Line: Hurt me, I say, harder
Variant Title(s): Love Elegies: Elegy 13. Love's Progres


END OF DESIRE       
First Line: When I was a child
Last Line: That one day, my desire would end


FATHERS IN THE SNOW       
First Line: The game is called father
Last Line: Even my hands forget you


FATHERS IN THE SNOW: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: After father died
Subject(s): Death - Fathers


GRIEF       
First Line: Almost dawn, %the girl sits at the table
Last Line: So much of what she feels %never leaves this room


HISTORY LESSON       
First Line: This is the way we learn history
Last Line: Dark wine, for all of us, even the unborn


HOUSE CAT       
First Line: The heart of patience
Last Line: Of branches from the window


IRONING       
First Line: The girl is ironing in the small
Last Line: Now she slides the iron down the back of the shirt and yawns. %she belongs to no one


LOVER'S GIFT       
First Line: Sometimes I never heard a word
Last Line: Slowly you lifted its red dress


LOVER'S PLEA       
First Line: I am lost and already it is dusk
Last Line: Is the one red leaf I have prayed for


LOVER'S QUARREL       
First Line: Together we went rowing
Last Line: The water holding us in such able arms


MUSIC IS TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Music is time, said the violin master.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MY GROOM       
First Line: It was almost religious
Last Line: In the arms of the cruel tamer, %the keeper of horses


MY MOTHER WAS A LOVER OF FLOWERS       
First Line: I knew the kind that enchanted her
Last Line: To stop her nature from murdering beauty


OBJECT AND THE MALE GAZE       
First Line: I lingered in the garden staring at the creator
Last Line: Of the sculptor around her. I saw her flee


OH GIANT FLOWERS       
First Line: Everyday I walk past the house
Last Line: In your huge petals, I wanted to lie down %in the grass beneath you


PREMONITION       
First Line: I was wrapped in the darkest
Last Line: The first fears %engraving your sleep


RUINED SECRET       
First Line: My sister fell in love
Last Line: The light like a bleeding heart


RUNAWAY       
First Line: On a summer day full of promise
Last Line: As if in shame and claimed her


SEVEN SEEDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been inside the third-floor walk-up


SEVEN SEEDS       
First Line: I have been inside the third-floor walk-up
Last Line: Took those seeds %and planted them in the garden


SHADOW LIFE       
First Line: In that quick- %silver %of time
Last Line: So the snow- %man %we've built %can see


SILVER       
First Line: On the butcher block table
Last Line: Rubbed out after a month, %a year, a decade of tarnish


SISTER'S STORY       
First Line: My sister startles herself from sleep
Last Line: Each morning the book %stretches back to the sky


SISTERS       
First Line: Opening the door I expect to find you there
Last Line: Answers I can't give you. Reasons for surviving the night


SKATING POND       
First Line: The grey sky gives over
Last Line: What you want, all of it matters


SNOW FALLING UPSIDE DOWN       
First Line: The sound of the chamber organ
Last Line: In the snow, eventually drifted away


STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: My girlfriend and I snuck out
Last Line: And the long dark dialogue would begin
Subject(s): Baby Boom Generation; Women


STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN       
First Line: My girlfriend and I snuck out
Last Line: And the long dark dialogue would begin
Subject(s): Baby Boom Generation; Women


STOLEN CRY       
First Line: I awoke at two a.M.
Last Line: Had robbed us of what was promised


SUICIDE'S GARDEN       
First Line: In her garden %tall and sleek roses grow decadently
Last Line: As if he were the master of her execution


THREE ON A MATCH       
First Line: Summer nights we played gin rummy
Last Line: Its sorry imitation -- %were in the sky


TORTURE       
First Line: It was very cold %the long walks %we took
Last Line: Of light. %behind %our walls, %I felt life move


WHAT YOU ARE LEFT WITH       
First Line: When the summer leaves
Last Line: And the red tomatoes %weighing down the vine


WITHOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Why does the woman lay her head so far
Last Line: Is far away. Her face is the halves of a heart
Subject(s): Love


WITHOUT       
First Line: Why does the woman lay her head so far
Last Line: Is far away. Her face is the halves of a heart
Subject(s): Love


WRATH OF THE GODS       
First Line: She walked to the back %of the hot bus, queasy from the smell
Last Line: From the tree shading her driveway %shed on the windshield of their car