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Author: CISNEROS, SANDRA
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Cisneros, Sandra    Poet's Biography
135 poems available by this author


14 DE JULIO       
First Line: Today, catorce de julio


A MAN IN MY BED LIKE CRACKER CRUMBS    Poem Text    
First Line: I've stripped the bed


ABUELITO WHO       
First Line: Abuelito who throws coins like rain


AFTER EVERYTHING       
First Line: It's always the same
Last Line: The dial tone howling like my heart


AME, AMO, AMARE       
First Line: What you said was


AMORCITO CORAZON       
First Line: Ya no eres
Last Line: Y ahora? %no


ARTURITO THE AMAZING BABY OLMEC WHO IS MINE BY WAY OF WATER       
First Line: Arturito, when you were born
Last Line: Arturito amazing boy


ARTURO BURRO       
First Line: Jacinto el pinto


ASS       
First Line: My michelangelo


BAY POEM FROM BERKELEY       
First Line: Mornings I still
Last Line: I wish books loved back


BEATRICE       
First Line: No doubt you are still


BEAUTIFUL MAN - FRANCE       
First Line: I saw a beautiful man today


BIENVENIDO POEM FOR SOPHIE       
First Line: This morning that would've meant
Last Line: If we don't want to


BLACK LACE BRA KIND OF WOMAN       
First Line: Wachale! She's a black lace bra
Last Line: I tell you, the good times are here


BLUE DRESS       
First Line: At the corner


BY WAY OF EXPLANATION       
First Line: There is


CHAMPAGNE POEM FOR LA JOSIE       
First Line: The first glass will make you laugh
Last Line: Or to brawl in bed. Same difference


CHRIST YOU DELIGHT ME       
Last Line: Ringing, ringing, ringing


CLOUD       
First Line: Before you became a cloud, you were an ocean
Last Line: Those condemned to life watched how smooth and sweet a white cloud glides


CURTAINS       
First Line: Rich people don't need them


DECEMBER 24TH, PARIS - NOTRE DAME    Poem Text    
First Line: The seine runs along
Last Line: The heart begging once again
Subject(s): Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris; Paris, France; Seine (river), France


DECEMBER 24TH, PARIS - NOTRE DAME       
First Line: The seine runs along
Subject(s): Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris; Paris, France; Seine (river), France


DOWN THERE       
First Line: Your poem thinks it's bad
Last Line: And excellently %female


DROUGHT       
First Line: Because of pride


DULZURA    Poem Text    
First Line: Make love to me in spanish


DULZURA       
First Line: Make love to me in spanish
Last Line: Even before I knew you


EL ALACRAN GUERO       
First Line: They say el alacran guero can kill
Last Line: I know of what I speak


EN ROUTE TO MY LOVER I AM DETAINED BY TOO MANY CITIES       
First Line: Damn these damn
Last Line: In the man flower of your %sex


EXTREME UNCTION       
First Line: I would've liked
Last Line: Needs a smudged wink %I think


FAN OF A FLOATING WOMAN       
First Line: Your morning
Last Line: Wonder who I am


FEW ITEMS TO CONSIDER       
First Line: First there is the scent of barley
Last Line: Nothing at all


FISHING CALAMARI BY MOON       
First Line: At the bullfights as a child


FOR A SOUTHERN MAN       
First Line: Bill, I don't do laundry


FOR ALL TUESDAY TRAVELERS       
First Line: I am the middle-of-the-week wife


FULL MOON AND YOU'RE NOT HERE       
First Line: Useless moon
Last Line: Who loves her ass


GOOD HOT DOGS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Fifty cents apiece
Last Line: And me swinging my legs
Subject(s): Frankfurters


GOOD HOT DOGS       
First Line: Fifty cents apiece
Last Line: And me swinging my legs
Subject(s): Frankfurters


HEART ROUNDS UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS       
First Line: I sleep with the cat
Last Line: But only to me


HEART, MY LOVELY HOBO       
Last Line: Not this throbbing %this


HIS STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born under a crooked star
Last Line: And one female / gone
Variant Title(s): His History
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


HIS STORY       
First Line: I was born under a crooked star
Last Line: And one female, %gone
Variant Title(s): His Histor
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters


HYDRA COMING DOWN IN RAIN       
First Line: I'm not certain


HYDRA NIGHT - HOUSE ON FIRE       
First Line: When houses burn here


I AM ON MY WAY TO OKLAHOMA TO BURY THE MAN       
First Line: Your name doesn't matter
Last Line: I think of you often, friend %and fondly


I AM SO DEPRESSED I FEEL LIKE JUMPING IN THE RIVER       
First Line: Bring me a drink
Last Line: The long hours


I AM SO IN LOVE I GROW A NEW HYMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Terrorists of the last
Variant Title(s): I Am So In Love I Grow In New Hymen


I AM SO IN LOVE I GROW A NEW HYMEN       
First Line: Terrorists of the last
Last Line: Don't give %a good %god %damn
Variant Title(s): I Am So In Love I Grow In New Hyme


I AWAKE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND WONDER       
First Line: At any moment, the soldiers could arrive
Last Line: Not a thing I do


I DON'T LIKE BEING IN LOVE       
First Line: Not like this. Not tonight
Last Line: Fish. Oh, not like this %not this


I LET HIM TAKE ME       
Last Line: Husband, love, my life %poem


I THE WOMAN       
First Line: I %am she %of your stories %the notorious %one
Last Line: The black smoke %in your %clothes %and in %your %mouth


I TOLD SUSAN REYNA       


I UNDERSTAND IT AS A KISS       
First Line: But not a kiss. This


I WANT TO BE A FATHER LIKE THE MEN       
First Line: I want to be a father
Last Line: And won't take back what's given %like the men


IN A RED-NECK BAR DOWN THE STREET       
First Line: My crazy


IT OCCURS TO ME I AM CREATIVE/DESTRUCTIVE GODDESS COATLICUE       
First Line: I deserve stones
Last Line: This means %you


JOE       
First Line: Joe joe's mama's baby


JOSIE BLISS       
First Line: Explain %about the hand


JUMPING OFF ROOFS       
First Line: Bet your feet burned
Last Line: So much to do with earth


LADIES, SOUTH OF FRANCE - VENCE       
First Line: At 4 p.M. The promenade begins


LAS GIRLFRIENDS       
First Line: Tip the barmaid in tight jeans
Last Line: Been to hell and back again %girl, me too


LETTER TO ILONA FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE       
First Line: Ilona, I have been thinking


LETTER TO JAHN FRANCO - VENICE       
First Line: You were full of stories


LITTLE CLOWN, MY HEART       
Last Line: Into the froth, my life, %into the flames!


LITTLE GRIEF LIKE GOUACHE       
First Line: Without a ping
Last Line: Light-tippled dizzy %fled


LOOSE WOMAN       
First Line: They say I'm a beast
Last Line: Ping! Ping! Ping! %I break things


LOOSE WOMAN       
First Line: They say I'm a beast.
Last Line: I'm pancha villa


LOS DESNUDOS: A TRIPTYCH       
First Line: In this portrait of the naked maja by goya
Last Line: I won't let you


LOVE POEM #1       
First Line: A red flag


LOVE POEM FOR A NON-BELIEVER       
First Line: Because I miss
Last Line: Have a word for this except %perhaps religion


LOVE POEMS FOR A NON-BELIEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I miss


MAN IN MY BED LIKE CRACKER CRUMBS       
First Line: I've stripped the bed
Last Line: I'm alone again %amen


MARIELA       
First Line: One day you forget his bitter smell


MEN ASLEEP       
First Line: I have known those who sleep like a ulysses


MEXICAN HAT DANCE       
First Line: Crash the record came down on your head


MEXICANS IN FRANCE       
First Line: He says he likes mexico
Last Line: The knife you carry %is %abstract


MONSIEUR MON AMI       
First Line: And now, my pretty one


MOON IN HYDRA       
First Line: Women fled


MUDDY KID COMES HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: And mama complains
Last Line: Remember her name
Subject(s): Literary Form; Mothers; Forgetfulness


MUDDY KID COMES HOME       
First Line: And mama complains
Last Line: Remember her name
Subject(s): Literary Form


MY FRIEND TURNS BEAUTIFUL BEFORE MY EYES       
First Line: Sir walter raleigh
Last Line: A stool and sneering %fool


MY NEMESIS ARRIVES AFTER A LONG HIATUS       
First Line: I paint my toes matador red
Last Line: Paper flowers, paper wings


MY WICKED WICKED WAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is my father
Subject(s): Baby Boom Generation; Women


MY WICKED WICKED WAYS       
First Line: This is my father
Last Line: I will turn out bad
Subject(s): Baby Boom Generation; Women


NEW YEAR'S EVE       
First Line: I saw your wife tonight


NIGHT MADNESS POEM       
First Line: There's a poem in my head
Last Line: And kill you


NO MERCY       
First Line: Your wives left


OLD MAIDS       
First Line: My cousins and I
Last Line: Lessons that served us well


ONCE AGAIN I PROVE THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY       
First Line: If %you came back
Last Line: I'll write poems


ONE LAST POEM FOR RICHARD       
First Line: December 24th and we're through again


ORIGINAL SIN       
First Line: Before mexicana flight #729
Last Line: Girl my father would have %them believe I am


PEACHES - SIX IN A TIN BOWL, SARAJEVO       
First Line: If peaches had arms


PERRAS       
First Line: I can't imagine that goofy white woman
Last Line: A bitch more to my liking


POET REFLECTS ON HER SOLITARY FATE       
First Line: She lives alone now
Last Line: She must write poems
Subject(s): Literary Form


POSTCARD TO THE LACE MAN - THE OLD MARKET, ANTIBES       
First Line: To tell the truth


PUMPKIN EATER       
First Line: I'm no trouble
Last Line: I swear, I swear, I swear


RODRIGO DE BARRO       
First Line: You are red clay


RODRIGO IN THE DARK       
First Line: Rodrigo. Your red tie


RODRIGO RETURNS TO THE LAND AND LINEN CELEBRATES       
First Line: Puffed with air


SENSUALITY PLUNGING BAREFOOT INTO THORNS       
First Line: You're sick


SIR JAMES SOUTH SIDE       
First Line: Sugar rat the sweet-lipped one


SIX BROTHERS       
First Line: In spanish our name means swan


SMALL MADNESS       
First Line: I swear, I will not
Last Line: And stifle this mariachi %howl


SO-AND-SO'S       
First Line: Your other women are well-behaved


SOMETHING CRAZY       
First Line: The man with the blue hat


SOMETHING LIKE RIVERS RAN       
First Line: Undid the knot the ribbons
Last Line: A ganges absolving %language woman man


SOUTH SANGAMON       
First Line: We wake up


STILL-LIFE WITH POTATOES, PEARLS, RAW MEAT, RHINESTONES...       
First Line: In spanish it's naturaleza muerta and not life at all
Last Line: If I wear my skirt on my head and you come in wearing nothing %but my black brassiere


TANGO FOR THE BROOM       
First Line: I would like to be a poet if
Last Line: Into my big fat mouth


TANTAS COSAS ASUSTAN, TANTAS       


THAT BEAUTIFUL BOY WHO LIVES ACROSS FROM THE HANDY ANDY       
First Line: Invited me %to his birthday
Last Line: Or a red red pickup truck


THE POET REFLECTS ON HER SOLITARY FATE    Poem Text    
First Line: She lives alone now
Last Line: She must write poems
Subject(s): Literary Form; Solitude; Poetry & Poets


THING IN MY SHOE       
Last Line: Positively screaming blood


TO CESARE, GOODBYE       
First Line: Cesare %with those medici eyes


TRAFICANTE       
First Line: Pink like a starfish's belly


TRIESTE - CIAO TO ITALY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe we should've fallen in love
Last Line: This sad deservesa nothing / but a stony memory
Subject(s): Italy; Disappointment; Grief; Farewell; Love Complaints; Trieste


TRIESTE - CIAO TO ITALY       
First Line: Maybe we should've fallen in love
Subject(s): Trieste


TU QUE SABES DE AMOR       
First Line: You come from that country
Last Line: And the sweet, sweeter


TWISTER HITS HOUSTON       
First Line: Papa was on the front porch


UNOS CUANTOS PIQUETITOS       
First Line: Here -- the bull
Last Line: And here, gentlemen, ladies %mis palabras


VALPARAISO       
First Line: You said


VELORIO       
First Line: You laughing lucy


VINO TINTO       
First Line: Dark wine reminds me of you
Last Line: Love, how it hummed


WAITING FOR A LOVER       
First Line: And what if you don't arrive
Last Line: All my life. Listen %hear that? %yikes


WELL, IF YOU INSIST       
First Line: My body, this
Last Line: Well, if you insist. If you %insist


WHY I DIDN'T       
First Line: Of course %I was going to, you know
Last Line: There are other mornings, other fish


WITH LORENZO AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, EL ZOCALO       
First Line: We had to cross the street twice
Last Line: This zocalo? Remember me


WOMAN CUTTING CELERY       
First Line: Is savage


WORLD WITHOUT RODRIGO       
First Line: Moves %at a slender pace


YOU BRING OUT THE MEXICAN IN ME       
Last Line: Me show you. Love the only way I know how
Variant Title(s): You Bring Out The Mexican In M


YOU CALLED ME CORAZON       
First Line: That was enough
Last Line: Like a branch of jacaranda


YOU LIKE TO GIVE AND WATCH ME MY PLEASURE       
First Line: You like to give and watch me my
Last Line: This power is my gift to you


YOU MY SALTWATER PEARL       
Last Line: My saltwater pearl


YOUR NAME IS MINE    Poem Text    
First Line: And holy to me and your spirit


YOUR NAME IS MINE       
First Line: And holy to me and your spirit
Last Line: Of your jaguar mouth