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Author: BIDART, FRANK
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Bidart, Frank    Poet's Biography
88 poems available by this author


2       
First Line: When %once, pursuing the enslaving enemies and enslaving protectors
Last Line: Using the means in which he beliebed, %this system in which in every sentence you can insert not


ADOLESCENCE       
First Line: He stared up into my eyes with a look
Last Line: I still remember his look


ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is something missing in our definition, vision, of a human being:


ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS       
First Line: There is something missing in our definition, vision of a human
Last Line: Go make you ready


AN AMERICAN IN HOLLYWOOD        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


ANOTHER LIFE       
First Line: In a dream I never exactly dreamed
Last Line: Fresco of my life


AS THE EYE TO THE SUN       
First Line: To plotinus what we seek is vision
Last Line: But once you have seen a hand cut off you have begun


BORGES AND I       
First Line: We fill pre-existing forms and when we fill them we change them
Last Line: With much blank white space


BY THESE WATERS    Poem Text    
First Line: What begins in recognition
Last Line: By these waters on my knees I have wept
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


BY THESE WATERS       
First Line: What begins in recognition
Last Line: By these waters on my knees I have wept
Subject(s): Homosexuality


CALIFORNIA PLUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: He only thing I miss about los angeles
Subject(s): Cities And Towns; Los Angeles, California


COIN FOR JOE, WITH THE IMAGE OF A HORSE; C. 350-325 BC       
First Line: Coin %chip of the closed -- lost world, toward whose unseen grasses
Last Line: Closed world - angel


CONFESSIONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Is she dead?
Last Line: No, I didn't forgive her
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Gays & Lesbians; Clemency; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CONFESSIONAL       
First Line: Is she dead?
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Homosexuality


CURSE       
First Line: May breath for a dead moment cease as jerking your
Last Line: The skin of another, what I have made is a curse


DARK NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In a dark night, when the light
Subject(s): John Of The Cross, Saint (1542-1591)


ELEGY: 4. LIGHT       
First Line: I am asleep, dreaming a terrible dream, so I awake
Last Line: The lights in that room do not go on


ELEGY: 5. LINEAGE       
First Line: I went to a mausoleum today, and found
Last Line: I want to be buried in a mausoleum at eye-level


ELLEN WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: I love sweets
Subject(s): Eating Disorders


ELLEN WEST       
First Line: I love sweets


FOR BILL NESTRICK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out of the rectitude and narrow care of those who
Subject(s): Scholarship & Scholars


FOR BILL NESTRICK (1940-96)       
First Line: Out of the rectitude and narrow care of those who
Last Line: Mysterious lapse your brilliant %appetite for the moment


FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Bound, hungry to pluck again from the thousand / technologies of ecstasy
Last Line: In all but szigeti’s hands
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY       
First Line: Bound, hungry to pluck again from the thousand %technologies of ecstasy
Last Line: Newspaper clippings, become words %not their own words. The art of the performer
Subject(s): Homosexuality


GOLDEN STATE    Poem Text    
First Line: To see my father
Subject(s): Family Life; Death - Fathers; Divorce; Relatives


GOLDEN STATE       
First Line: To see my father


GUILTY OF DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Up or down from the infinite c e n t e r


GUILTY OF DUST       
First Line: Up or down from the infinite center
Last Line: What you love is your fate


HAMMER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: To be both author of
Last Line: This statue, and the statue itself
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Self


HAMMER       
First Line: To be both author of
Last Line: Dreams it can descend upon itslef
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Self


HAMMER       
First Line: The stone arm raising a stone hammer
Last Line: To be both author of %this statue, and the statue itself


HAPPY BIRTHDAY       
First Line: Thirty-three, goodbye
Last Line: They didn't plan it that way


HEART BEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ear early tuned to hear beneath the call to end


HEART BEAT       
First Line: Ear early tuned to hear beneath the call to end
Last Line: Beneath the melody the ground-bass less life less life


HERBERT WHITE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I hit her on the head, it was good
Subject(s): Family Life; Grief; Divorce; Relatives; Sorrow; Sadness


HOMO FABER       
First Line: Whatever lies still uncarried from the abyss
Last Line: Dies with me


IF I COULD MOURN LIKE A MOURNING DOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is what recurs that we believe
Last Line: Solemn my love to you, frank
Subject(s): Love; Mourning; Bereavement


IF I COULD MOURN LIKE A MOURNING DOVE       
First Line: It is what recurs that we believe
Last Line: Solemn my love to you, frank
Subject(s): Love; Mourning


IF SEE NO END IN IS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What none knows is when, not if


IF SEE NO END IS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What none knows is when, not if.


IN MEMORY OF JOE BRAINARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The remnants of a vast, oceanic


IN MEMORY OF JOE BRAINARD       
First Line: The remnant of a vast, oceanic
Last Line: Made of earth, and will betray it


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 1. THE IRREPARABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: First, I was there where unheard
Last Line: Massed above the towers, rushing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 1. THE IRREPARABLE       
First Line: First, I was there where unheard
Last Line: Massed above the towers, rushing
Subject(s): Homosexuality


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 2. IN MY DESK    Poem Text    
First Line: Two cigarette butts - / left by you
Last Line: Now the envelope is in my desk
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 2. IN MY DESK       
First Line: Two cigarette butts - %left by you
Last Line: Now the envelope is in my desk
Subject(s): Homosexuality


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 3. TWO MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The man who does not know himself, who
Last Line: You, through the waters (you are cruel) fleeing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 3. TWO MEN       
First Line: The man who does not know himself, who
Last Line: You chip of the incommensurate %closed world angel
Subject(s): Homosexuality


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: EPILOGUE. A STANZA FROM HORACE    Poem Text    
First Line: At night in dreams I hold you


INJUNCTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As if the names we use to name the uses of buildings


INJUNCTION       
First Line: As if the names we use to name the uses of buildings
Last Line: The wall. Outside %time. Nail it


LADY BIRD       
First Line: Neither an invalid aunt who hd been asked to care for a sister's
Last Line: The living, and wish for the dead


LAMENT FOR THE MAKERS       
First Line: Not bird not badger not beaver not bee
Last Line: Teach me, masters who by making were %remade, your art


LAMENT TO THE MAKERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not bird not badger not beaver not bee
Subject(s): Dunbar, William (1465-1520); Family Life; Relatives


LEGACY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When to the desert, the dirt,


LEGACY       
First Line: When to the desert, the dirt, %comes water
Last Line: There was no gift %outright we were never the land's


LITTLE FUGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: At birth you were handed a ticket
Subject(s): Life


LITTLE FUGUE       
First Line: At birth you were handed a ticket
Last Line: Beneath every journey the ticket to this %journey in one direction


LOVE INCARNATE    Poem Text    
First Line: To all those driven berserk or humanized by love
Subject(s): Love


LOVE INCARNATE       
First Line: To all those driven berserek or humanized by love
Last Line: Submissively, as if afraid, as love wept


LUGGAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You wear your body as if without
Last Line: Rise like grief before you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Self; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LUGGAGE       
First Line: You wear your body as if without
Last Line: Rise like grief before you
Subject(s): Homosexuality; Self


MUSIC LIKE DIRT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I will not I will not I said but as my body turned in the solitary


MUSIC LIKE DIRT       
First Line: I will not I will not I said but as my body turned in the solitary
Last Line: Bed it said but he loves me which broke my will


NOW IN YOUR HAND: 1. VICTOR HUGO: PREFACE TO LES MISERABLES       
First Line: So long as, on this earth, in our civilization, fixed there by its laws
Last Line: Books such as the one now in your hand will not, I think be,perhaps, %useless


OVERHEARD THROUGH THE WALLS OF THE INVISIBLE CITY       
First Line: Telling those who swarm around him his desire
Last Line: (we are the wheel to which we are bound)


POEM IN THE STANZA OF THE RUBAIYAT       
First Line: 1. Spirit %the present and the future are the past
Last Line: Substancelessness to stone, is this night one %more thing you'll try to kill in you to live?


POEM IS A VEIL       
First Line: V e I l,-as if silk that you in fury must thrust repeatedly
Last Line: Catches, clinging to its physiognomy


RETURN       
First Line: As the retreating bructeri began to burn their own
Last Line: Germanicus, retreated into pathless country


ROMAIN CLEROU       
First Line: When I asked if she was in pain he said
Last Line: Martha. His name was clerou: dr. Romain clerou


SACRIFICE       
First Line: When judas writes the history of solitude
Last Line: Death fought, before giving in
Subject(s): Guilt; Homosexuality


SECOND HOUR OF THE NIGHT       
First Line: On such a night
Last Line: This is the end of the second hour of the night


SELF-PORTRAIT, 1969       
First Line: He's still young -; thirty, but looks younger
Last Line: Crash. What reaches him except disaster?


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: You know that it is there, lair


STANZAS ENDING WITH THE SAME TWO WORDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At first I felt shame because I had entered
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


STANZAS ENDING WITH THE SAME TWO WORDS       
First Line: At first I felt shame because I had entered
Last Line: You were still hungry at your death


THE OLD MAN AT THE WHEEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Measured against the immeasurable


THE POEM IS A VEIL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: As the retreating bructeri began to burn their own


THE SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: When judas writes the history of solitude
Last Line: Death fought; before giving in
Subject(s): Guilt; Cancer (disease); Suicide; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE SECOND HOUR OF THE NIGHT: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: On such a night, at such an hour,


THE THIRD HOUR OF THE NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When the eye
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors


THE YOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't worry -- I know you're dead
Last Line: Turn your face again
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Bereavement


TO THE DEAD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What I hope (when I hope) is that we'll
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


YOKE       
First Line: Don't worry -- I know you're dead
Last Line: Turn your face again
Subject(s): Death; Homosexuality; Mourning


YOU REMAIN       
First Line: You remain, bride whose recourse has been silence, and absence:
Last Line: Muse, autodidact, collector, %renew its inmate dedicated to you


YOUNG MARX    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That man's own life is an object for him. That animals
Subject(s): Marx, Karl (1818-1883)


YOUNG MARX       
First Line: That man's own life is an object for him. That animals
Last Line: Jesus, too many sins were committed in his name