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Brock, Geoffrey    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Brock, Geoff
31 poems available by this author


ALTERCATION FINDS    Poem Text    


AN OPENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The conversation's three minutes old


AND DAY BROUGHT BACK MY NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It was so simple: you came back to me
Subject(s): Divorce; Memory; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


ANHINGA AT REST       
First Line: Neck a slack snare, each naked feather soaked
Last Line: As the sun retouches each of the lake's glittering scales
Subject(s): Birds; Rest


BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL       
First Line: By the time I recalled
Last Line: To see who wakes first, %and from which dream


BRYANT PARK AT DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: Floodlights have flared on behind and above
Subject(s): Solitude


CHARLES GRANER IS NOT AMERICA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Graner, Charles A., Jr.; Torture; United States; America


COLD HARBOR: JUNE 3, 1864       
First Line: Grandfather's grandfather died eight hours
Last Line: Stared at each other across their dying and their dead


DADDY: 1933    Poem Text    
First Line: If one takes
Subject(s): Fathers


DIGRESSIONS       
First Line: Digressions are the sunshine
Last Line: What you had once, and lost: %wholeness. But I digress


FLESH OF JOHN BROWN'S FLESH: 2 DECEMBER 1859    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We knew the rules and punishments
Subject(s): Brown, John (1800-1859)


FOREVER STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: I met my withered mother
Subject(s): Mothers


HASKELL AT GETTYSBURG: 1863       
First Line: The summer heat pressed down, despite the gray sky's
Last Line: Toward a dark blue lake


HER VOICE WHEN SHE IS FEELING WEAK       
First Line: Her voice when she is feeling weak creates
Last Line: And hear her say she's fine and won't be late
Subject(s): Voices; Women


INHERITED HOUSE       
First Line: These rooms breathe us. The shades of brief
Last Line: Still, it's what I must keep


MAN OUTSIDE       
First Line: Her house, illuminating the moonlessness
Last Line: Lying on dampening grass, I find them


POETRY & THE AMERICAN VOICE       
First Line: My day was spent struggling to write
Last Line: Reign there - and here - in lieu of law
Subject(s): Politics; War


PROF OF PROFS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


ROYAL PALMS OF SOUTH FLORIDA       
First Line: They line the streets like stoic palace guards
Last Line: About exiled rulers in a dull new world
Subject(s): Florida; Palm Trees


SNAKE MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I in your company become the hognose snake
Subject(s): Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


STARBUCKER STARBUCKER STARBUCKER STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: It's true; she's kneeling


STATE OF VIRGINIA: 1831       
First Line: And now our nights are spent listening to noises
Last Line: Still agrees with her, and whether they've had snow
Subject(s): Virginia (state)


TALLAHASSEE THESE DAYS       
First Line: It is still a metropolis of trees, a mere
Last Line: Of an absent ocean. Everything here is history


TELEPHONE       
First Line: Loaf of bread or sheep's %head, rubber nubbed
Last Line: Two points; and europeans %use it in the shower


THE BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL    Poem Text    
First Line: By the time I recalled that it is also
Subject(s): Animals


TRIP HOP    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll pack my toothbrush
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


TWO MOON TO A JOURNALIST AFTER REHEARSAL: 1898    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought then that the great spirits
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


TWO MOON TO A JOURNALIST AFTER REHEARSAL: 1898       
First Line: I thought then that the great spirits
Last Line: And we will play the fight again


VILLANELLE FOR A SUICIDE       
First Line: When I learned of the confusion
Last Line: It emptied me of all illusion


WEIGHING LIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Often the slightest gesture is most telling
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Conversation; Male-female Relations


WHERE OLD PROFESSORS GO       
First Line: The sonnet - in the view of robert bly
Last Line: With no forms but the poems of mr. Bly