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Author: BOGAN, LOUISE
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Bogan, Louise    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
132 poems available by this author


A TALE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: This youth too long has heard the break
Subject(s): Youth; Life


AFTER THE PERSIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I have wept with the spring storm


AFTER THE PERSIAN: 1       
First Line: I do not wish to know
Last Line: And the day stains with what seems to be more than the sun %what may be more than my flesh


AFTER THE PERSIAN: 2       
First Line: I have wept with the spring storm
Last Line: Which is eight-sided, like my heart


AFTER THE PERSIAN: 3       
First Line: All has been translated into treasure
Last Line: And the wild bird's wing


AFTER THE PERSIAN: 4       
First Line: Ignorant, I took up my burden in the wilderness
Last Line: Wise with great wisdom, I shall lay it down upon flowers


AFTER THE PERSIAN: 5       
First Line: Goodbye, goodbye!
Last Line: When you drink your wine, in autumn


ANIMAL, VEGETABLE AND MINERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: On gypsum slabs of preternatural whiteness
Last Line: Impatiens roylei walpers acts the same
Subject(s): Flowers; Bees; Pollination; Cambridge, Massachusetts


ANIMAL, VEGETABLE AND MINERAL       
First Line: On gypsum slabs of preternatural whiteness
Subject(s): Animals


BAROQUE COMMENT       
First Line: From loud sound and still chance
Last Line: The turned eyes and the opened mouth of love


BETROTHED    Poem Text    
First Line: You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth
Last Line: Now and again dipping their long oval leaves in the water
Subject(s): Love


BETROTHED       
First Line: You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth
Last Line: Now and again dipping their long oval leaves in the water
Subject(s): Love


BREAK, BREAK, BREAK       
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892)


CARTOGRAPHY       
First Line: As you lay in sleep
Last Line: Beyond our fate %and distant from our eyes


CASSANDRA    Poem Text    
First Line: To me, one silly task is like another
Subject(s): Cassandra (mythology); Women


CASSANDRA       
First Line: To me, one silly task is like another
Last Line: The shrieking heaven lifted lover men, %not the dumb earth, wherein they set their graves
Subject(s): Cassandra; Women


CHANSON UN PEU NAIVE       
First Line: What body can be ploughed


COME, SLEEP ...'       
First Line: The bee's fixed hexagon


CROSSED APPLE       
First Line: I've come to give you fruit from out my orchard
Last Line: You take the rest
Subject(s): Apples; Fruit


DAEMON       
First Line: Must I tell again
Last Line: It said 'why not?' %it said 'once more'


DARK SUMMER       
First Line: Under the thunder-dark, the cicadas resound
Last Line: The kisses not for our mouths,-light the dark summer


DECORATION       
First Line: A macaw preens upon a branch outspread
Last Line: The sky behind him splits like gorgeous fruit %and claw-likeleaves clutch light till it has bled


DIDACTIC PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: The eye unacquainted with whatever it holds in allegiance


DIDACTIC PIECE       
First Line: The eye unacquitted by whatever it holds in allegiance


DRAGONFLY       
First Line: You are made of almost nothing
Last Line: With the other husks of summer


DREAM       
First Line: O god, in the dream the terrible horse began
Last Line: The terrible beast, that no one may understand, %came to my side, and put down his head in love
Subject(s): Dreams


ELDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: At night the moon shakes the bright dice of water
Subject(s): Moon


EPITAPH FOR A ROMANTIC WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: She has attained the permanence
Subject(s): Romance


EVENING IN THE SANITARIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The free evening fades, outside windows fastened with decorative iron grilles
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


EVENING IN THE SANITARIUM       
First Line: The free evening fades, outside windows fastened with decorative iron grilles
Last Line: Miss r. Looks at the mantel-piece, which must mean something
Subject(s): Insanity


EVENING-STAR       
First Line: Light from the planet venus, soon to set, %be with us
Last Line: Wanting and breeding sighs only


EXHORTATION       
First Line: Give over seeking bastard joy
Last Line: And be belied, and be betrayed


FIEND'S WEATHER       
First Line: O embittered joy, %you fiend of fair weather
Last Line: Will glitter for your eyes


FIFTEENTH FAREWELL: I       
First Line: You may have all things from me, save my breath,
Last Line: Though in my body beat its blade, and its fang.


FIFTEENTH FAREWELL: II       
First Line: I erred, when I thought loneliness the wide
Last Line: Or a late cock-crow from the darkening farms.


FOR A MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: She gives most dangerous sight
Last Line: In its own solitude
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR A MARRIAGE       
First Line: She gives most dangerous sight
Last Line: That once shed its own blood %in its own solitude
Subject(s): Marriage


FOR AN OLD DANCE       
First Line: What can be said %when we depart?
Last Line: Come away now


FRIGHTENED MAN       
First Line: In fear of the rich mouth
Last Line: Through a hazardous maze %by shafted water


GIRL'S SONG       
First Line: Winter, that is a fireless room


HEARD BY A GIRL       
First Line: Something said: you have nothing to fear
Last Line: The secret and the delicate mask


HENCEFORTH, FROM THE MIND       
Last Line: Will echo sea and earth


HOMUNCULUS       
First Line: Oh, see what I have made!
Last Line: Some dust of dead content %will make it breathe forever


HYPOCRITE SWIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hypocrite swift now takes an eldest daughter
Last Line: The parquet shines; outside the snow falls deep
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745); Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


HYPOCRITE SWIFT       
First Line: Hypocrite swift now takes an eldest daughter
Last Line: Hypocrite swift sent stella a green apron %and dead desire
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745); Women's Rights


I SAW ETERNITY       
First Line: O beautiful forever! %o grandiose everlasting!
Last Line: Here's a crumb of forever! %here's a crumb of forever!


JUAN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When beauty breaks and falls asunder
Subject(s): Love


JUAN'S SONG       
First Line: When beauty breaks and falls asunder
Last Line: Who is it, then, that love deceives?
Subject(s): Love


JULY DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a waning crescent
Last Line: When curved toward the full it sharpens
Subject(s): Native Americans - Pre-columbian


JULY DAWN       
First Line: It was a waning crescent
Last Line: Swift to that cluster of evenings %when curved toward the full it sharpens
Subject(s): Native Americans - Pre-columbian


KEPT       
First Line: Time for the wood, the clay
Last Line: Get broken, as they should


KNOWLEDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that I know
Subject(s): Passion


KNOWLEDGE       
First Line: Now that I know %how passion warms little
Last Line: Trees make a long shadow %and a light sound


LATE       
First Line: The cormorant still screams
Last Line: You look upon the air


LEAVE-TAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not know where either of us can turn
Subject(s): Parting


M., SINGING    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, innocent, within the deep


M., SINGING       
First Line: Now, innocent, within the deep
Last Line: And move to space beneath our sky


MAN ALONE       
First Line: It is yourself you seek
Last Line: Strangers lie in your arms, %as I lie low


MARCH TWILIGHT       
First Line: This light is loss backward; delight by hurt and by bias gained


MARK       
First Line: Where should he seek, to go away
Last Line: Though momently time wears them thin %and all at length are gathered in


MASKED WOMAN'S SONG       
First Line: Before I saw the tall man
Last Line: But not for that worn face, %and not in those roped arms


MEDUSA    Poem Text    
First Line: I had come to the house, in a cave of trees
Last Line: And does not drift away.
Subject(s): Medusa; Mythology - Classical


MEETING       
First Line: For years I thought I knew, at the bottom of the dream
Last Line: Bitter compliance! Like a faithless brother %you take and drop my hand


MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Do not guard this as rich stuff without mark
Last Line: That any spade may strike.
Subject(s): Memory


MEN LOVED WHOLLY BEYOND WISDOM       
Last Line: Shake its terrible, dissembling %music in the granite hill


MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The robins' green-blue eggs
Subject(s): Morning


MORNING: 1       
First Line: The robins' green-blue eggs
Last Line: That calls back these birds, to cherish and to guard?


MORNING: 2       
First Line: The clever and as though instructed
Last Line: All but the smaller thorns


MUSICIAN       
First Line: Where have these hands been
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


MUSICIAN       
First Line: Where have these hands been
Last Line: And, under the palm, the string %sings as it wished to sing
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


MY VOICE NOT BEING PROUD       
Last Line: I remember, while there is time


NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The cold remote islands
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT       
First Line: The cold remote islands
Last Line: That more things move %than blood in the heart
Subject(s): Night


OLD COUNTRYSIDE       
First Line: Beyond the hour we counted rain that fell
Last Line: Red to the thorns, and, sharp as sight can bear, %the thin hound's body arched against the snow


PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: She has no need to fear the fall
Subject(s): Aging


PORTRAIT       
First Line: She has no need to fear the fall
Last Line: She is possessed by time, who once %was loved by men %habit of rising early


PUTTING TO SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Who, in the dark, has cast the harbor-chain?
Last Line: And learn, with joy, the gulf, the vast, the deep
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


PUTTING TO SEA       
First Line: Who, in the dark, has cast the harbor-chain?
Last Line: And learn, with joy, the gulf, the vast, the deep
Subject(s): Sea


PYROTECHNICS       
First Line: Mix prudence with my ashes


QUESTION IN A FIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: Pasture, stone wall, and steeple
Last Line: Or the horrible beautiful kind?
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


QUESTION IN A FIELD       
First Line: Pasture, stone wall, and steeple
Last Line: Tge heart-rending homely people, %or the horrible beautiful kind?
Subject(s): Environment; Fields


RESOLVE    Poem Text    
First Line: So that I will no longer tarnish with my fingers


ROMAN FOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Up from the bronze, I saw
Subject(s): Fountains; Poetry & Poets


ROMAN FOUNTAIN       
First Line: Up from the bronze, I saw
Last Line: Strike on the fountain bowl %after the air of summer
Subject(s): Fountains; Poetry And Poets


SEVERAL VOICES OUT OF A CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, drunks and drug-takers; come, perverts unnerved!
Subject(s): Laurels


SEVERAL VOICES OUT OF A CLOUD       
First Line: Come, drunks and drug-takers; come, perverts unnerved!
Last Line: Get the hell out of the way of the laurel. It is deathless. And it %isn't for you
Subject(s): Laurels


SHORT SUMMARY       
First Line: Listen but once to the words written out by my hand
Last Line: It was our land; %it was an evening air


SIMPLE AUTUMNAL       
First Line: The measured blood beats out the year's delay
Last Line: Full seasons come, yet filled trees keep the sky, %and never scent the ground where they must lie


SINGLE SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, you get great stanza, you heroic mould
Last Line: To prove how stronger you are than my strength
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form)


SINGLE SONNET       
First Line: Now, you get great stanza, you heroic mould
Last Line: To prove how stronger you are than my strength
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form)


SLEEPING FURY (ROME, MUSEO DELLA TERME)       
First Line: You are here now
Last Line: Alone and strong in my peace, I look upon you in yours
Subject(s): Women


SOLITARY OBSERVATION BROUGHT BACK FROM SHORT SOJOURN IN HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: At midnight tears
Last Line: Run in your ears
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SOLITARY OBSERVATION BROUGHT BACK FROM SHORT SOJOURN IN HELL       
First Line: At midnight tears
Last Line: Run into your ears
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


SONG       
First Line: Love me because I am lost
Last Line: Love me, - I tell you that it is a ravaged %terrible place


SONG       
First Line: It is not now I learn
Last Line: Steer narrowed to the wind


SONG FOR A LYRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The landscape where I lie
Subject(s): Night; Love; Bedtime


SONG FOR A SLIGHT VOICE       
First Line: If ever I render back your heart


SONG FOR THE LAST ACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that I have your face by heart, I look
Subject(s): Love


SONG FOR THE LAST ACT       
First Line: Now that I have your face by heart, I look
Last Line: Now that I have your heart by heart, I see
Subject(s): Love


SONNET       
First Line: Dark, underground, is furnished with the bone;
Last Line: That you left life, to come down to the grave.


SPIRIT'S SONG       
First Line: How well you served me above ground
Last Line: For whom I lagged with what a crew %o far too long, and I poisoned through!


STATUE AND BIRDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Here, in the withered arbor, like the arrested wind
Last Line: Fails on her breast
Subject(s): Birds; Statues


STATUE AND BIRDS       
First Line: Here, in the withered arbor, like the arrested wind
Last Line: Fails on her breast
Subject(s): Birds; Statues


SUB CONTRA       
First Line: Notes on the tuned frame of strings
Last Line: Beat upon it till it break


TALE       
First Line: This youth too long has heard the break
Last Line: Where something dredful and another %look quietly upon each other


TEARS IN SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the cocks crew, under a moon like day
Last Line: From the night giving off flames, and the dark renewing.
Subject(s): Sleep; Dreams; Nightmares


TEARS IN SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the cocks crew, under a moon like day
Last Line: From the night giving off flames, and the dark renewing.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE ALCHEMIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I burned my life, that I might find / a passion wholly of the mind
Last Line: Passionate beyond the will.
Subject(s): Love


THE CHANGED WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The light flower leaves its little core
Last Line: That never thought to be forgiven.
Subject(s): Change


THE CROSSED APPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've come to give you fruit from out my orchard
Last Line: You take the rest
Subject(s): Apples; Fruit


THE CROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman who has grown old
Last Line: The literary review,
Subject(s): Old Age; Women


THE DRAGONFLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You are made of almost nothing
Subject(s): Dragonflies


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: O god, in the dream the terrible horse began
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE MARK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Where should he seek, to go away
Subject(s): Apple Trees


THE ROMANTIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Admit the ruse to fix and name her chaste
Last Line: Another man will tell you what she was.


THE SLEEPING FURY (ROME, MUSEO DELLA TERME)    Poem Text    
First Line: You are here now
Last Line: Patience and half-sorrow, beneath which a coward's hope trembled
Subject(s): Women


TO A DEAD LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The dark is thrown
Last Line: To leave what is over.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


TO AN ARTIST, TO TAKE HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Slipping in blood, by his own hand, through pride
Last Line: Having endured them all
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


TO AN ARTIST, TO TAKE HEART       
First Line: Slipping in blood, by his own hand, through pride
Last Line: Upon his bed, however, shakespeare died, %having endured them all
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays And Playwrights; Poetry And Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


TO BE SUNG ON THE WATER       
First Line: Beautiful, my delight, %pass, as we pass the wave
Last Line: Less than the sound of its blade %dipping the stream once more


TO MY BROTHER; KILLED: CHAUMONT WOOD, OCTOBER, 1918    Poem Text    
First Line: O you so long dead
Last Line: The language as long as the language survives
Subject(s): World War I; Brothers; Death; Time; First World War


TO MY BROTHER; KILLED: CHAUMONT WOOD, OCTOBER, 1918       
First Line: O you so long dead
Last Line: I can tell you, and not lie - %save of peace alone
Subject(s): World War I


TRAIN TUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Back through clouds
Last Line: Back through midnight
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


TRAIN TUNE       
First Line: Back through clouds
Last Line: Back through midnight
Subject(s): Railroads


VARIATION ON A SENTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of white and tawny, black as ink
Last Line: Earth's bluish animals are few
Subject(s): Animals; Colors


VARIATION ON A SENTENCE       
First Line: Of white and tawny, black as ink
Subject(s): Animals


WINTER SWAN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a hollow garden, under the cloud
Subject(s): Birds


WINTER SWAN       
First Line: It is a hollow garden, under the cloud
Last Line: Bird, the long throat bent back, and the eyes in hiding
Subject(s): Birds


WOMEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Women have no wilderness in them
Last Line: They should let it go by.
Subject(s): Women


WORDS FOR DEPARTURE       
First Line: Nothing was remembered, nothing forgotten


ZONE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We have struck the regions wherein we are keel or reef


ZONE       
First Line: We have struck the regions wherein we are keel or reef
Last Line: Equally with so much %we have learned how to bear