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Author: CREELEY, ROBERT
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Creeley, Robert    Poet's Biography
1589 poems available by this author


1971       
First Line: The year the head
Last Line: Now, here and %now here


3 IN 1       
First Line: The bird %flies
Last Line: The bird %flies. She %flies


6-JUN-70       
First Line: We will write a
Last Line: The world erupts %people laugh


A       
First Line: Head of
Last Line: The outside %inside


A BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: We have a song for the death in her body
Subject(s): Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


A BIRTHDAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Shall we address it
Subject(s): Birthdays


A COUNTERPOINT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let me be my own fool
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


A DAY AT THE BEACH        Recitation by Author


A DEDICATION        Recitation by Author


A FOLK SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Hitch up honey for the
Subject(s): Horse Racing


A FORM OF ADAPTATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My enemies came to get me
Subject(s): Enemies; Love


A FORM OF WOMEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I have come far enough
Subject(s): Love


A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: On the street I am met with constant hostility
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


A GIFT OF GREAT VALUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh that horse I see so high
Subject(s): Animals; Gifts & Giving; Horses; Parents; Parenthood


A MARRIAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The first retainer / he gave to her
Subject(s): Men


A METHOD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Patterns/of sounds, endless
Subject(s): Sounds


A NIGHT SKY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All the grass


A PIECE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: One and


A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: If the water forms


A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: If the water forms


A PRAYER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Bless/something small
Subject(s): Simplicity


A REASON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Each gesture


A SIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Quicker/than that, can't


A SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I had wanted a quiet testament
Subject(s): Singing & Singersand Singers


A STEP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Things/come and go
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


A TALLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A tally of forces, consequent


A TOKEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My lady


A VARIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: My son who is stranger
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


A WICKER BASKET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Comes the time when it's later
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A WISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: So much rain
Last Line: Ways of water
Subject(s): Wishes


ABSTRACT       
First Line: The inertia unexpected of
Last Line: There you are and I look %to see you still, all %the distance still implacable


ACT OF LOVE       
First Line: Whatever constitutes %the act of love
Last Line: Arms I still %can think of you


AFTER       
First Line: I'll not write again
Last Line: Over the horizon let %the day end


AFTER FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: He comes here


AFTER FROST       
First Line: He comes here
Last Line: Would he be here, %like they say


AFTER LORCA        Recitation
First Line: The church is a business, and the rich / are the business men
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


AFTER LORCA       
First Line: The church is a business, and the rich %are the business men
Last Line: And the poor love it %and think it's crazy
Subject(s): Religion


AFTER MALLARME       
First Line: Stone, %like stillness
Last Line: Without a sound


AFTER PASTERNAK       
First Line: Think that it's all one?
Last Line: Whatever is here now %cannot last


AGAIN       
First Line: I wanted you
Last Line: Wants enough


AGAIN       
First Line: One more day gone
Last Line: A hotel - to begin %again


AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: He is thinking of everyone
Last Line: Talks and talks
Subject(s): Aging


AGE       
First Line: He is thinking of everyone
Last Line: He thinks he'll hate it %and when he does die %at last, he supposes %he still won't know it
Subject(s): Aging


AGE       
First Line: Most explicit %the sense of trap
Last Line: Talks, even if finally to no one, %talks and talks
Variant Title(s): Talking Of Ag


AGH -- MAN / THINKS       
Last Line: I was going to learn something. [john muir, the yosemite, p.59]


AIR: 'THE LOVE OF A WOMAN'       
Last Line: Happy, so she lived


AIR: CAT BIRD SINGING       
First Line: Cat bird singing
Last Line: O lady hear me. I have no %other %voice left


AIR: THE LOE OF A WOMAN       


AIR: THE LOVE OF A WOMAN       
Last Line: Happy, so she lived


AIR: CAT BIRD SINGING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Cat bird singing
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


AIR: THE LOVE OF A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The love of a woman
Subject(s): Love


ALBA    Poem Text    
First Line: Your tits are rosy in the dawn
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


ALBA       
First Line: Your tits are rosy in the dawn
Last Line: Of body and of fever


ALEX'S ART       
First Line: Art's a peculiar division of labors-a small town cat before he
Last Line: (see, %and I look at you. The simple question still. Can you see me?


ALICE       
First Line: The apple in
Last Line: Her eye


ALL AROUND       
Last Line: Fucking, endless volume


ALL THAT IS LOVELY IN MEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Nothing for a dirty man
Last Line: That is lovely in women
Subject(s): Men


ALL THAT IS LOVELY IN MEN       
First Line: Nothing for a dirty man
Last Line: That is lovely in women
Subject(s): Men


ALL THE FANTASIES THAT       
Last Line: Inex- %orable movement forward


ALL THE WAY       
First Line: Dance a little
Last Line: Simple directions, direction %to follow


ALL THIS FLESH, MEAT       
Last Line: Days go by %uncounted


ALL WALL       
First Line: Vertical skull time
Last Line: And time after time and not done yet time %nothing left time to go time. Time


ALWAYS       
First Line: Sweet sister mary's gone
Last Line: It's always now, always here


AMBITION       
First Line: Couldn't guess it
Last Line: Wasn't ever %there then. Won't %come back, don't %want it


AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: America, you ode for reality
Last Line: Us, and nowhere but you to be
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations


AMERICA       
First Line: America, you ode for reality
Last Line: Us, and nowhere but you to be
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; U.s. - Race Relations


AN IRISHMAN'S LAMENT ON THE APPROACHING WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Hello to you, lady


AN OBSCENE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The girl in the bikini, my
Subject(s): Desire


AND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A pretty party for people


AND       
First Line: A pretty party for people %to become engaged in
Last Line: They are all dead now


ANGER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The time is
Subject(s): Anger


ANGER       
First Line: The time is
Last Line: Be at last the real end of you
Subject(s): Anger


ANIMAL       
First Line: Shaking the head from
Last Line: Could not, who %did not know


ANSWER       
First Line: Will we speak to each other
Last Line: Hearing them fall just to hear it


ANYWHERE       
First Line: Slight wander of innocence
Last Line: Gone to, and forgotten


APOLOGY       
First Line: I think to compose a sonnet
Last Line: Graciousness to them %of course


APPLE UPPFLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Vanity (like a belly


APPLE UPPFLE       
First Line: Vanity (like a belly
Last Line: To the pleasure of a meal in silence


APRES ANDERS       
First Line: In her hair the


APRES ANDERS: AGAIN       
First Line: The woman who %came out of the shadow
Last Line: Where also %I'd been


APRES ANDERS: DEN ALTEN       
First Line: Then to old uncle emil
Last Line: Feuchten clay, fucked finished clay


APRES ANDERS: HAHA       
First Line: In her hair the %moon, with %the moon, wakes water
Last Line: Tails of high clouds up %there, one says


APRES ANDERS: KAPUT KASPER'S LATE LOVE       
First Line: I was %'kaput kasper' %in fensterfrost
Last Line: Under stars, the stars %in the sky tonight


APRES ANDERS: LATE LOVE       
First Line: Stuck in her stone hut
Last Line: In all the sad facade


ARROYO       
First Line: Out the window, %across the ground there
Last Line: The simple division of a ditch, %between people


ART       
First Line: Like art's


AS NOW IT WOULD BE SNOW       
Last Line: I put the mind away


AS REAL AS THINKING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Wonders created


AS REAL AS THINKING       
Last Line: Side -- as %middle: %one %hand


AS WE SIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is a long


AS WE SIT       
First Line: There is a long
Last Line: Blows steadily %as we sit


AS YOU COME       
Last Line: West, it sounds out


AWAKENING; FOR CHARLES OLSEN       
First Line: He feels small as he awakens
Last Line: Moving at all as all men, because you must
Variant Title(s): The Awakenin


AWAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Yourself walked in the room tonight


AWAY       
First Line: Yourself walked in the room tonight
Last Line: The same place, always


B --       
First Line: Crazy kid-face
Last Line: Experience, deepens %in the air


B.B.       
First Line: What's gone, %bugger all
Last Line: It's all forgotten


BABY DISASTER       
First Line: Blurred headlights of the cars out there
Last Line: Of everything we ever thought to


BACK       
First Line: Suppose it all turns into, again
Last Line: Who are you calling


BACKWARDS       
First Line: Nowhere before you
Last Line: Any of this


BALL GAME       
First Line: The one damn time (7th inning)
Last Line: Mustard all over me


BALLAD       
First Line: We have a song for the death in her body
Last Line: And a show of hate, and not like her


BALLAD OF THE DESPAIRING HUSBAND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My wife and I lived all alone
Subject(s): Divorce; Men


BALLAD OF THE DESPAIRING HUSBAND       
First Line: My wife and I lived all alone
Last Line: Oh lady, grant me time, %please, to finish my rhyme
Subject(s): Divorce; Men


BARCELONA: FEBRUARY 13, 1977       
First Line: Grave, to the will %of the people
Last Line: Of the circle, wind chill - %dance, to find will


BAROQUE       
First Line: Would you live your life spectrum
Last Line: Upright pimpled distinction chilled %independence found finally only one?


BE OF GOOD CHEER       
First Line: Go down obscurely
Last Line: There are those before you %they have told you


BEACH       
First Line: Across bay's loop %of whitecaps
Last Line: Other, behind, %sit down


BED       
First Line: She walks in beauty like a lake
Last Line: Before the bed, makes true what is %the lie indeed


BEDPOST IS AN       
Last Line: Bone, my own, or those of others


BERLIN: FIRST NIGHT & EARLY MORNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I've lost place
Subject(s): Berlin, Germany


BERLIN: FIRST NIGHT & EARLY MORNING       
First Line: I've lost place
Last Line: And make love %to dem mond


BESIDE HER TO LIE       
First Line: He'd like the edge
Last Line: Beside her to lie' %in trusting comfort %no longer contests%he loves and wants her


BETTER       
First Line: Would it be better
Last Line: Better business bureaus' lie


BEYOND       
First Line: Whether in the world below or above
Last Line: Was only forever an idea and %could never be found nor had it been. %and there was nothing ever beyo


BIENVENU       
First Line: Welcome to this bienfait
Last Line: What we three %have done here


BILLBOARDS: AGE       
First Line: Walking on %the same
Last Line: After all, %nor you %an interesting %answer


BILLBOARDS: BIG TIME       
First Line: What you got
Last Line: Brother, it dies, it %no way can live %without you, it's %waiting in line


BILLBOARDS: DREAM       
First Line: What's the truth
Last Line: Old way home down %the street 'midst faces, %the sounds' flooding %poignance, the approach?


BILLBOARDS: ECHO       
First Line: It was a thoughtful
Last Line: So all together now, %a deep breath, a %fond farewell. %over


BILLBOARDS: MORAL       
First Line: Practice %your humility
Last Line: Excuse for privilege, %another place not %another's, another%way you get to get


BILLBOARDS: TRUE OR FALSE       
First Line: One little %freckle
Last Line: Lives on you. %there are %no vacancies, no %rooms with a view


BILLFOLD       
First Line: Piece of me, curiously
Last Line: Object of your own worth


BIRD       
First Line: What did you say to me
Last Line: You spoke to me


BIRD, THE BIRD, THE BIRD       
First Line: With the spring flowers I likewise am
Last Line: Implacable, but content
Subject(s): Jazz; Music And Musicians; Parker, Charlie ("bird") (1920-1955)


BIRDS       
First Line: I'll miss the small birds that come
Last Line: But I also love air, and fire


BIRTHDAY       
First Line: Shall we address it
Last Line: Here, so we are


BLACK GRACKLE       
First Line: Black grackle's refreshing eyeblink
Last Line: For miles and miles around %its devastating sound


BLUE       
First Line: Ice not
Last Line: White. %ice cold


BLUE MOON       
First Line: The chair's still there
Last Line: If I had legs, %I'd run


BLUE SKIES MOTEL       
First Line: Look at %that motherfucking smokestack
Last Line: Now %it's the fall


BLUES       
First Line: Old time blues
Last Line: They'll believe in men


BOAT       
First Line: Rock me, boat
Last Line: Board you, sail %off, sail off


BOBBIE       
First Line: Every one'
Last Line: Having the two


BODY       
First Line: Slope of it, %hope of it
Last Line: Aching information's dumb tide %rides to the far side
Variant Title(s): Body (2


BODY (1)       
First Line: What twisting thought
Last Line: Held me held me


BOLINAS AND ME       
Last Line: By the sea, sky %overhead


BOOK       
First Line: A book of such
Last Line: Here where there %repairs a cluster %comes mitigates %irritation reads words


BOOKCASE       
First Line: One cannot offer %to emptiness
Last Line: In this chaos - %dead five years


BOWL       
First Line: He comes she comes carrying carrying
Last Line: As a box for it wants to touch touches %opens at the edges a flower in a bowl


BOX       
First Line: Say it
Last Line: You love yet %distracted fear %the body's change, %yourself inside it


BOX       
First Line: Three sides
Last Line: Doors, three %hands


BOY       
First Line: Push yourself in on others
Last Line: To be there, and grew a beard henceforth


BREATH       
First Line: Breath as a braid, a tugging
Last Line: And looks and breathes


BRESSON'S MOVIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A movie of robert
Subject(s): Bresson, Robert (1907-1999); Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


BRESSON'S MOVIES       
First Line: A movie of robert
Last Line: In love. You stand %in the woods, with %a horse, bleeding. %the story is true
Subject(s): Bresson, Robert (1907-1999); Motion Pictures


BRICK        Recitation


BRICK       
First Line: Have I bricked up unbricked what
Last Line: The voluptuous flowers patient %myself inside looking still out


BRINGING YOU BACK HERE       
Last Line: This distance %is all in one


BROAD BAY       
First Line: Water's a shimmer
Last Line: All is in a windy echo, %time again %a far sense


BROKEN BACK BLUES    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: O yr facing reality now
Last Line: It is a hopeless world
Subject(s): Blues (music); Jazz; Music & Musicians


BROKEN BACK BLUES       
First Line: O yr facing reality now
Last Line: It's a hopeless world
Subject(s): Blues (music); Jazz; Music And Musicians


BUFFALO EVENING       
First Line: Steady, the evening fades
Last Line: The dogs are out, walking, %and it's soon inside again, %with the light gone. Time %to eat, to think


BUSINESS       
First Line: To be in love is like going out %side
Last Line: There are records
Subject(s): Love


BUT (1)       
First Line: You wouldn't
Last Line: Seeing itself go by


BUT (2)       
First Line: If we go back to where
Last Line: Be there [repeat] but


BUT YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sitting next to you


BUT YOU       
First Line: Sitting next to you
Last Line: Alike, but you %but you


BY THE RUDE BRIDGE...       
First Line: Crazy wheel of days
Last Line: Bridge that arched the flood...'


CALENDAR, SELS.       


CALENDAR: 'WHAN THAT APRILLE...'       
First Line: When april with his showers sweet
Last Line: And so it once more does begin. %april
Variant Title(s): A Calendar: "whan That Aprille" (april


CALENDAR: HEARTS       
First Line: No end to it if %'heart to heart'
Last Line: Drab season of bitter cold %to save a world. %february


CALENDAR: HELEN'S HOUSE (SEPTEMBER)       
First Line: Early morning far trees lift
Last Line: Wait for their turn


CALENDAR: MARCH MOON       
First Line: Already night and day more
Last Line: Itself open, howling, intemperate. %march
Variant Title(s): A Calendar: March Moon (march


CALENDAR: MEMORY (DECEMBER)       
First Line: I'd wanted
Last Line: Still can care for %the human


CALENDAR: OLD DAYS (OCTOBER)       
First Line: River's old look
Last Line: Closer %nearer than then


CALENDAR: SUMMER NIGHTS       
First Line: Up over the edge of %the hill climbs the
Last Line: Nights' light airy shadow. %june
Variant Title(s): A Calendar: Summer Nights (june


CALENDAR: THE DOOR       
First Line: Hard to begin %always again and again
Last Line: Or to the other %here waits for us. %january
Variant Title(s): A Calendar: The Door (january


CALENDAR: THE TALLY (NOVEMBER)       
First Line: Sitting at table
Last Line: From the tally %the accounting
Variant Title(s): The Tally Stic


CALENDAR: VACATION'S END (AUGUST)       
First Line: Opened door chinks
Last Line: Ripple in slight wind


CALENDAR: WYATT'S MAY       
First Line: In england may's mercy %is generous. The mustard
Last Line: So does may's mind remember all %it thought of once. %may
Variant Title(s): A Calendar: Wyatt's May (may


CANADA       
First Line: The maple leaf forever'
Last Line: Inspired the world %to say - '


CANTOS       
First Line: To make peace (borso
Last Line: To the inadequacy %of anyone


CANZONE    Poem Text    
First Line: As would any sound make
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


CANZONE       
First Line: As would any sound make
Last Line: Or %him & his violin


CAR / MOVING       
Last Line: Overweights it


CARNIVAL       
First Line: Whereas the man who hits
Last Line: Tenderness, but hope %defined


CHAIN       
First Line: Had they told you, you
Last Line: Chain round my neck, my %inexorably bound birth, the sweet %closed curve of fading life?


CHANCE       
First Line: For whatever, it could
Last Line: The beauty %of all %reasons


CHANGES       
First Line: People don't act
Last Line: People are poor


CHANSON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh, let petit rondelay!
Subject(s): Aging


CHANSON       
First Line: Oh, le petit rondelay
Last Line: It is that I grow older


CHARACTERISTICALLY       
First Line: Characteristically and other words
Last Line: I'll dash off %to it


CHARM       
First Line: My children are, to me
Last Line: I have myself, and love them


CHASING THE BIRD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The sun sets unevenly and the people
Last Line: To me a mangle is.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


CHICAGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Say that you're


CHICAGO       
First Line: Say that you're
Last Line: And drab, drab, drab %and locked


CHILDISH       
First Line: Great stories matter - but the one who tells them
Last Line: You'll see too %as well


CHILDREN       
First Line: Down on the sidewalk recurrent
Last Line: As the fire burns low


CHRISTMAS: MAY 10, 1970       
First Line: Flicker %of this light
Last Line: Light, goes %by in a %flash


CIANO'S       
First Line: Walking %off street
Last Line: Points down %o earth


CIRCLE       
First Line: As from afar
Last Line: I don't love %to prove it -- love %to know it


CIRCLES       
First Line: I took the test
Last Line: They think until daylight %lets them off the hook %again till the phone rings, %someone passing %loo


CITIZEN       
First Line: Write a giggly ode about
Last Line: Either one of us can get


CITY       
First Line: Not from that %could you get it
Last Line: Boards I know %soon enough


CLASSICAL       
First Line: One sits vague in this sullenness
Last Line: All cheap tears, regrets, permissions forever utterly forgot


CLOUDS       
First Line: The clouds passing over, the
Last Line: In the fields on the way home then %as now still up there, still up there


COLORS       
First Line: Colors of stars
Last Line: Lights, wet streets


COMFORT       
First Line: Staggering, you know
Last Line: Their comfort %every time


COMING HOME       
First Line: Saturday late afternoon
Last Line: Home is where the heart is %this small house stays put


COMMON       
First Line: Common's profound bottom
Last Line: Of the space, a ground abounds, %a place to make it


COMPANY       
First Line: Backward - as if retentive
Last Line: Is the last day, this is the last, %the last, the last


CONCRETE BLOCKS PAINTED AN 'OFF WHITE'       
Last Line: There's reason


CONSOLATIO       
First Line: What's gone is gone
Last Line: Why fear the end


CONSOLATIO       
First Line: What's gone is gone. %what's lost is lost
Last Line: Of it all again %and again an %empty ending?


CONSPIRACY       
First Line: You send me your poems
Last Line: If you will send me one of you
Subject(s): Travel


CONTINUING FORWARD WITH A TREMBLING       
Last Line: All the things of life about which one talked


CORN CLOSE       
First Line: Words again rehearsal %'are we going %to get up into
Last Line: To be where you are, %and to know it? %all's here


COULD WRITE OF FUCKING       
Last Line: But want you with me


COUNTERPOINT       
First Line: Let me be my own fool
Last Line: Leave him lay off it. And this is %the explanation


CRACKS       
First Line: Don't step %so lightly. Break
Last Line: Of cracks in a pavement


CREDO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Creo que si ... I believe
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


CREDO       
First Line: Creo qui si...I believe
Last Line: I hold to, still %your hand


CRISIS       
First Line: Let me say (in anger) that since the day we were married
Last Line: Laughter releases rancor, the quality of mercy is not %strained


CROW       
First Line: The crow in the cage in the dining-room
Last Line: Sickness is the hatred of a repentance %knowing there is nothing he wants
Subject(s): Hate


CROWD        Recitation by Author


CUP       
First Line: Who had thought %echo precedent
Last Line: Consequential, %itself an act, a %walking round rim %to see what's within


CURSE       
First Line: The one
Last Line: Tonight will %be you


DAMON & PYTHIAS    Poem Text    
First Line: When he got into bed
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Dead, The


DAMON & PYTHIAS       
First Line: When he got into bed %he was dead
Last Line: Were said to be living together again


DANCING       
First Line: To be dancer
Last Line: Or better, a jerking leap


DAY COMES AND GOES       
Last Line: Insist on 'no problems.' that way, so to speak, there never was. -- one wants one. %'love, %bob'


DAY WAS GATHERED ON WAKING       
Last Line: Feels nothing lost but himself


DAYS       
First Line: In that strange light, %garish like wet blood
Last Line: For you, give them %as I can to you


DAYS AND DAYS       
First Line: After we %were all
Last Line: Terrific %you bet


DAYS IN THE TRAIN       
Last Line: And gone forever


DAYS LATER -- NEITHER HAVING       
Last Line: Held me on her lap


DEAD IN THE YEAR --       
Last Line: Forms make friends


DEAR DOROTHY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Dean. Dorothy (1932-1987)


DEAR DOROTHY       
Last Line: I'm loyal. Narcissist, I want


DEATH       
First Line: Unlet things %static dying
Last Line: Ended unbegun to %any other world %be this one


DEATH       
First Line: Once started nothing stops
Last Line: But for moment %breath's caught time %stays patient


DEATH OF       
Last Line: One is %many


DEATH OF VENUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamt her sensual proportions


DEATH OF VENUS       
First Line: I dreamt her sensual proportions
Last Line: There I saw her


DELIGHT DANCES       
Last Line: Everything works


DESULTORY DAYS       
Last Line: Just to die %by ourselves %all alone?


DIALING FOR DOLLARS       
First Line: My mother just on edge
Last Line: Little %dollar %bills
Variant Title(s): Choo Cho


DICKY THE STICK       
Last Line: A stick


DICTION       
First Line: The grand time when the words


DIMENSIONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Little places as


DIMENSIONS       
First Line: Little places as
Last Line: For fear %of being hurt %they fall


DISAPPOINTMENT       
First Line: Had you the eyes of a goat
Last Line: Head, sad, sad, un- %goatlike


DISHONEST MAILMEN       
First Line: They are taking all my letters, and they
Last Line: Necessary. This is something %quite different


DISTANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Hadn't I been
Subject(s): Separation


DISTANCE       
First Line: Hadn't I been
Last Line: To my own %my longing %for them


DIVISIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Order. Order. The bottle contains


DIVISIONS       
First Line: Order. Order. The bottle contains
Last Line: The business not %his own


DO YOU THINK       
First Line: Do you think that if
Last Line: Reality, that world, each time, new


DOCTOR       
First Line: Face of my %father looks out
Last Line: House, the doctor's family


DOGS       
First Line: I've trained them %to come
Last Line: Tells them all %they can't do


DOGS OF AUCKLAND       
First Line: Curious, coming again here
Last Line: The unobtrusive company, or else the simple valediction of a look


DON'T SIGN ANYTHING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Riding the horse as was my wont
Subject(s): Activity; Exercise


DON'T SIGN ANYTHING       
First Line: Riding the horse as was my wont
Last Line: You will be found in a field %asleep


DOOR       
First Line: Thump. Thump. The door
Last Line: What goes, will go on way


DOOR; FOR ROBERT DUNCAN       
First Line: It is hard going to the door
Last Line: Beckon to me, as the lady's skirt %moves small beyond it
Variant Title(s): The Doo


DOWN HOME       
First Line: Water %neither knows
Last Line: Never %again %here


DREAM (1)       
First Line: Such perfection
Last Line: If this is where we are


DREAM (2)       
First Line: A lake in the head
Last Line: And under %begins to smother


DREAMS       
First Line: What you think you %eat at some table like
Last Line: And you had %been in two places?
Variant Title(s): Dreams (3


DREAMS (1)       
First Line: Tunneling through the earth
Last Line: I had come from. Dreams


DREAMS (2)       
First Line: I was supposed to wake
Last Line: Then to wake up would be %no help in time. %the grey light breaks into %dawn. The day begins
Variant Title(s): Dream


DREARY, HEAVY       
Last Line: Center. A kind


DRUMS       
First Line: How are you harry the
Last Line: Or so I remember


DRUNKS OF HELSINKI       
First Line: Blue sky, a lurching tram makes
Last Line: Consensus, minds empty of all conclusion


DUTCH BOY       
First Line: I'd thought %boy caught stopped
Last Line: Be shamed %blamed %so sat %through the night %uncommonly distraught %in common fright


DYING       
First Line: If we are to exist
Last Line: The multiplicity %dying


EAR       
First Line: He cannot move the furniture
Last Line: With secrets he never divulges


EARLY READING       
First Line: Break heart, peace
Last Line: Such as hulme would also %seemingly deny yet afford %with bleak moon late %rising on cold night's fi


EARS IDLE EARS       
First Line: Out one %ear and
Last Line: Other ear %and out %without it


EARTH       
First Line: And as the world is flat or round
Last Line: Each and every thing is


EAST STREET       
First Line: Sense of the present
Last Line: Motor of one %goes by, the substantial %old birch, this %closer look- %path dennis shoveled- %distra


EAST STREET AGAIN       
First Line: The tree stands clear in the weather
Last Line: So much is forgotten no matter. %you do what you can do, no better


EASTER       
First Line: Don't %ever refuse
Last Line: In their %place


EATING OUT       
First Line: Shit's %stench's


EATS       
First Line: Self-shrinking focus
Last Line: Contact, hence out to lunch


ECHO       
First Line: Rudimentary characteristic of being
Last Line: If nothing's there, who's here
Variant Title(s): Echo (6


ECHO       
First Line: Outside the %trees %make limit of %simple
Last Line: Ever get to %had been at %last %entered
Variant Title(s): Echo (7


ECHO       
First Line: Entire memory %hangs tree
Last Line: Can't get %out. Still can't
Variant Title(s): Echo (8


ECHO       
First Line: It was never %simple to wait
Last Line: And where %and how did one get there
Variant Title(s): Echo (11


ECHO       
First Line: Pushing out from %this insistent
Last Line: Empty, again %memory
Variant Title(s): Echo (5


ECHO       
First Line: Back in time
Last Line: For supper %when the lights
Variant Title(s): Echo (3


ECHO       
First Line: White light blocked %impulse of repose like
Last Line: Said you wanted fainted %all the ways to say no
Variant Title(s): Echo (9


ECHO       
First Line: Brutish recall %seems useless now
Last Line: See you there, still %see you there
Variant Title(s): Echo (10


ECHO       
First Line: The return of things %round the great
Last Line: It wouldn't come looking


ECHO       
First Line: Find your way out %no doubt
Last Line: Sit down to see %be quiet be %friend %the end


ECHO (1)       
First Line: I'm almost %done, the hour
Last Line: The only form %I've known


ECHO (12)       
First Line: The return of things
Last Line: Gone couldn't come %back what was with %it wouldn't come looking


ECHO (13)       
First Line: Find your way out
Last Line: Sit down to see %be quiet be %friend %the end


ECHO (14)       
First Line: Yes but your sweetness
Last Line: Such impossibilities 'I' makes up


ECHO (2)       
First Line: Broken heart, you
Last Line: To life, to life


ECHO (4)       
First Line: Of the nameless %breather' - the brother
Last Line: Affliction strikes down


ECHO'S ARROW       
First Line: Were there answers where they were
Last Line: There where air was everywhere %were there answers where they were


ECHOES       
First Line: ...Sea, hill and wood
Last Line: And makes a toy of thought


ECHOES       
First Line: What kind of crows, %grey and black, fussy
Last Line: What's been wasted again
Variant Title(s): Echoes (4


ECHOES       
First Line: The stars stay up there where they first were
Last Line: But there they were and there we saw them
Variant Title(s): Echoes (3


ECHOES       
First Line: Eight panes %in this window
Last Line: Leave love, %leave day, %come %with me.'


ECHOES       
First Line: Step through the mirror
Last Line: Were as good as any. %no mistakes
Variant Title(s): Echoes (2


ECHOES (1)       
First Line: A sudden %loss of hope
Last Line: Known too well


ECHOES (5)       
First Line: In which the moment
Last Line: Endings shreds of emptying %presence sheddings of seeming %person can at last be admitted
Variant Title(s): Echoe


EDGE       
First Line: Edge of place %put on between
Last Line: Time %and space


EDGE       
First Line: Place it
Last Line: The edge beyond that edge


EDGE       
First Line: Long over whatever edge
Last Line: This must be the edge %of being before the thought of it %blurs it, can only try to recall it


EDGES       
First Line: Edges of the field, the blue flowers, the reddish wash of
Last Line: In this sunlight, here, had come to me again
Variant Title(s): Edges (1


EDGES (2)       
First Line: Expectably slowed yet unthinking
Last Line: Waited for and found %again


EIGHT PLUS       
First Line: What's still here settles
Last Line: Often someone %will get wise!


EL NOCHE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the court-
Subject(s): Moon


ELEMENTS       
First Line: Sky cries down
Last Line: Air feels everywhere %sudden bumps, vague emptiness. %fire burns. Earth is left %a waste, inhuman


END       
First Line: End of page, %end of this
Last Line: Words to say, %things to be


END       
First Line: When I know what people think of me
Last Line: A feeling like being choked %enters my throat


END OF THE DAY       
First Line: Oh who is %so cosy with
Last Line: Night, has come


ENOUGH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is possible, in words, to speak


ENOUGH       
First Line: It is possible, in words, to speak
Last Line: Enough, enough, enough


ENTRE NOUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I can't hope then the hell with it
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism


ENTRE NOUS       
First Line: If I can't hope then to hell with it
Last Line: Hell no, she just fell


ENVOI       
First Line: Particulars they want
Last Line: The world but %all of it


EPIC       
First Line: Wanting to tell
Last Line: People I think I remember, %mrs. Curley's face


EPIC EXPANDS       
First Line: They had come in a carriage
Last Line: Quiet), we let the tears roll down


EPIGRAPH       
First Line: Lot's wife
Last Line: Foolish bride


EROS    Poem Text    
First Line: Also the headache of
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Disappointment


EROS       
First Line: Also the headache of
Last Line: And one night I said to her, do you %and she didn't


EROTICA       
First Line: On the path %down here, to the sea
Last Line: Blurred pages, %dirty pictures


EUROPEANS       
First Line: Or me wanting another man's
Last Line: Telling them all about %myself


EVER SINCE HITLER       
Last Line: Apparently dead at last %just no other way out
Variant Title(s): Ever Since Hitler..


EVERY DAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


EVERY DAY       
Last Line: Echoes, things, faces


EYE       
First Line: The eye I look out of
Last Line: Come back to us


EYE       
First Line: Moon %and clouds, will
Last Line: Moon's and %mind's %eye


EYE O' THE STORM       
First Line: Weather's a funny %factor, like once
Last Line: Of whatever there is


EYES       
First Line: I hadn't noticed that
Last Line: Blue a fainter white light %growing longer now higher %goingoff out of sight


FACES        Recitation by Author


FACES       
First Line: The faces with anticipated youth
Last Line: Away, avoid forever the girl %next door, whose cracked, wrinkled %smile will still persist, still kn


FACT       
First Line: Think of a grand metaphor
Last Line: How abstract %is that fucking fact


FADING LIGHT       
First Line: Now one might catch it see it
Last Line: Supper here left years behind waits %patient in mind remembers the time


FAINT FACES       
First Line: I can't move %as formerly but
Last Line: Was part of %parting and %leaving still %here still there


FALL       
First Line: Again you %feel the air
Last Line: The trees all covered


FALLING       
First Line: Falling %from grace
Last Line: Generous water


FALLING DOWNHILL       
Last Line: Keeps up with itself


FAMILY       
First Line: Father %and mother
Last Line: Ways to say this


FAMOUS LAST WORDS       
First Line: There's a way out
Last Line: You'll be with me till the end? %good luck, friend


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: BOZO       
First Line: Bill's brother was partial
Last Line: Wish too late, too %small, bozo


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: ECHOES: 1       
First Line: Patience, a peculiar %virtue, waits in time
Last Line: Of what it thought %it wanted, nothing else


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: ECHOES: 2       
First Line: This intensive going in, %to live there, in
Last Line: Think of it, think %thinking's going to work


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: FAMOUS LAST WORDS       
First Line: Which way did they go?
Last Line: You'll be with me till the end? %good luck, friend


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: LATE       
First Line: Looks like chunks %will be it
Last Line: And lots of it, %honey


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: LIFE       
First Line: All the ways to go, %the echoes, made sense
Last Line: Now it was here. %time to move
Variant Title(s): Life (2


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: MILES       
First Line: Simple trips, going %places, wasted
Last Line: The ways you have to


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: NIGHT LIGHT       
First Line: Look at the light %between the lights
Last Line: At night thinking of some %stupid simple sunlight


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: PLACE       
First Line: There's a way out %of here but it
Last Line: Gone, days seemingly %over. No one


FAMOUS LAST WORDS: VERDE       
First Line: Green, how I love you green
Last Line: Or some parallel biological fact, my dear


FANCY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Do you know what


FANCY       
First Line: Do you know what %the truth is
Last Line: Kind of small %nothing


FANTASIES / INDULGED, GREAT       
Last Line: Come in, doors %open


FARM       
First Line: Tips of celery
Last Line: Day I'll go away


FATHERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Scattered, aslant
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Dead, The


FATHERS       
First Line: Scattered, aslant
Last Line: The ground, wants this frozen ground
Subject(s): Death; Fathers


FEARFUL LOVE       
First Line: Love was my heart
Last Line: Out of my head


FEELING       
First Line: However far %I'd gone
Last Line: Nothing left clear


FESTIVAL       
First Line: Death makes his
Last Line: Another, the aunt aged 6 %also


FIGURE OF FUN       
First Line: Blue dressed aged blonde
Last Line: To far off france and history %once comfortably avoided


FIGURES       
First Line: The stillness %of the wood
Last Line: One, so quiet, %so still


FINE CHINA       
Last Line: A dollar twenty-nine


FINGER       
First Line: Either in or out of
Last Line: One to one, and let %me follow


FIRE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Clear smoke
Last Line: To go on
Subject(s): Fire; Solitude; Loneliness


FIRE       
First Line: Clear smoke
Last Line: We can leave it all %to go on
Subject(s): Fire; Solitude


FIRE       
First Line: Oh flame falling, as shaken, as the stories
Last Line: What in the light's form finds her face, %makes of her eyes the simple grace


FIRST / TIME IS       
Last Line: Way you %were


FIRST LOVE       
First Line: Oh your face is there a mirror days
Last Line: You kept saying and saying an unending pain


FIRST RAIN       
First Line: These retroactive small
Last Line: Walk quickly. The wind %drives the rain, drenching %my coat,pants, blurs %my glasses, as I pass


FIVE VARIATIONS ON ELATION       
First Line: This sudden %uplift elation's
Last Line: What wind's echo, %uplifted spirit? %archaic feelings %floodthe body. %ah! Accomplished
Variant Title(s): Five Variations On 'elation


FIVE VARIATIONS ON 'ELATION': ECHO       
First Line: Elation's ghost %dance echoes
Last Line: Flood the body. %ah! Accomplished


FLAUBERT'S EARLY PROSE       
First Line: Eventually he dies
Last Line: And then he dies


FLESH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Awful rushes at times


FLESH       
First Line: Awful rushes at times
Last Line: Your body, won't wait for me


FLEURS       
First Line: Clumped clares. %asphobellies
Last Line: Asphobellies. %blumenschein


FLICKER       
First Line: In this life the %half moment %ago is just
Last Line: Even still wet's %gone faded flashlight


FLOWER       
First Line: Remember the way you
Last Line: Yet in bed before you %the patient flower


FLOWER       
First Line: I think I grow tensions
Last Line: Like that one, %like this one


FLOWERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Nothing less than one thing
Subject(s): Flowers


FLOWERS       
First Line: No thing less than one thing
Last Line: Apart from what it must forgive


FOCUS       
First Line: Patches of grey
Last Line: Frames the %plant hangs %in middle


FOLK SONG       
First Line: Hitch up honey for the
Last Line: Can push her like %hell. %I know


FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD       
First Line: Present again
Last Line: Or done or %right or %wrong or %wander on


FOLLOWING THE DRINKING GOURD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Present again


FOOLS       
First Line: Stripped trees in the wet wind
Last Line: Or any other more %still tries to open it


FOR A BUS ON ITS SIDE AND THE MAN INSIDE IT       
First Line: Wise house, and
Last Line: One in this clear place


FOR A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: You are the one man
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR A FRIEND (1)       
First Line: Who remembers him also, he thinks
Last Line: In a world of no one else


FOR A FRIEND (2)       
First Line: You are the one man
Last Line: But love is eternal %and pathetic equally


FOR A SCREAMING LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pumping away pumping away


FOR A SCREAMING LADY       
First Line: Pumping away pumping away
Last Line: Because I won't be


FOR ALLEN       
First Line: Air of heaven sings
Last Line: Is limping because you are looking


FOR AN ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Where you dream of water
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


FOR AN ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: Where you dream of water
Last Line: But no one is damned


FOR AN OLD FRIEND       
First Line: What became of your novel with the lunatic
Last Line: Do you ever think of me


FOR ANNE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love; Resignation


FOR ANYBODY       
First Line: I could climb a mountain
Last Line: Now they tell me


FOR ARTHUR OKAMURA       
First Line: It's around
Last Line: So simply %sure


FOR BENNY AND SABINA       
First Line: So lovely, now, the day
Last Line: Of all it seems to find


FOR BETSY AND TOM       
First Line: We are again
Last Line: Love everyone alive


FOR CHUCK HINMAN       
First Line: So big %the out there
Last Line: Are the same: %all around


FOR DAVID        Recitation by Author


FOR DAYS NEGLECTED       
Last Line: When he's hungry %enough


FOR EBBE       
Last Line: With love


FOR ED       
First Line: Like life like


FOR FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: For fear I want
Last Line: Into old hurt?
Subject(s): Fear; Love - Complaints


FOR FEAR       
First Line: For fear I want
Last Line: Bent nail %into old hurt
Subject(s): Fear; Love - Complaints


FOR FRIENDSHIP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR FRIENDSHIP       
First Line: For friendship %make a chain that holds
Last Line: That cannot move %unless they hold


FOR HELEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I can remember anything


FOR HELEN       
First Line: If I can %remember anything
Last Line: Slide my finger along %each edge


FOR IRVING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At seventeen women were strange & forbidden phenomenons
Subject(s): Aging; Women


FOR IRVING       
First Line: At seventeen women were strange and forbidden phenomenons
Last Line: An argument still visible, an %excuse for it


FOR J.D.       
First Line: Seeing is believing - %times such things
Last Line: Where tree grows, %gate was %waiting
Variant Title(s): For J.d. (1


FOR J.D.: 2       
First Line: Pass on by, love, %wait by that garden gate
Last Line: A weather of spaces, %intervals between silences
Variant Title(s): For J.d. (2


FOR J.L.       
First Line: The ducks are gone
Last Line: What matters, so soon become fact


FOR JOEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Some simple
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR JOEL       
First Line: Some simple
Last Line: A groom so wise


FOR JOHN CHAMBERLAIN       
First Line: They paid my way here
Last Line: And art is art because of you


FOR JOHN DUFF       
First Line: Blast of harsh %flat sunlight
Last Line: There %is all there is


FOR LESLIE       
First Line: For you there ought
Last Line: Your eyes such blue


FOR LEWIS, TO SAY IT       
First Line: All one knows, and knows
Last Line: To me is not possible


FOR LOVE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Yesterday I wanted to
Subject(s): Love


FOR LOVE       
First Line: Yesterday I wanted to
Last Line: Into the company of love %it all returns


FOR MARISOL       
First Line: A little
Last Line: Water %falls


FOR MARTIN        Recitation by Author
First Line: In the narcotic and act


FOR MARTIN       
First Line: In the narcotic and act
Last Line: That our ugliness %be inhabited


FOR MY MOTHER: GENEVIEVE JULES CREELEY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Tender, semi- / articulate flickers
Subject(s): Mothers


FOR MY MOTHER: GENEVIEVE JULES CREELEY       
First Line: Tender, semi- %articulate flickers
Last Line: I am here, %and will follow
Subject(s): Mothers


FOR NO CLEAR REASON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamt last night
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


FOR NO CLEAR REASON       
First Line: I dreamt last night
Last Line: Season, for no clear reason


FOR NOTHING ELSE       
First Line: For nothing else, %this for love
Last Line: For what other %one is this %for love once %was and is %for love, %for love
Variant Title(s): For Nothing Els


FOR PEN       
First Line: Lady moon


FOR PEN       
First Line: Reading, in the chair %in front of the fire
Last Line: Grey and blue %together, rain and sun


FOR PEN       
First Line: Thinking out %of the heart
Last Line: I want to come home


FOR PEN       
First Line: Last day of year %sky's a light
Last Line: - 'be happy with me.'


FOR RAINER GERHARDT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Impossible, rightly, to define these
Subject(s): Friendship


FOR RAINER GERHARDT       
First Line: Impossible, rightly, to define these
Last Line: Petulance in us %kept apart


FOR RENE RICARD       
First Line: Remote control factors
Last Line: A necessary love


FOR SOME WEEKS       
Last Line: Bless the world %you're given


FOR SOMEBODY'S MARRIAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All night in a toughtful
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR SOMEBODY'S MARRIAGE       
First Line: All night in a thoughtful
Last Line: Defended -- %though confident


FOR TED BERRIGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: After, size of place
Last Line: Thinking of you.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


FOR THE GRADUATION       
First Line: Pretension has it
Last Line: Was like %at your age


FOR THE GRADUATION (BOLINAS, 1973)       
First Line: The honor
Last Line: Of the circle %finding you


FOR THE GRADUATION: BOLINAS, 1972       
First Line: Round and round
Last Line: All of us %we're home


FOR THE NEW YEAR       
First Line: Rid forever of them and me
Last Line: Hunger, despair, a common grief
Variant Title(s): For The New Year (1
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW YEAR (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: From something in the trees
Last Line: Of doing nothing right
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW YEAR (2)       
First Line: From something in the trees
Last Line: Of doing nothing right
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE WORLD THAT EXISTS       
First Line: No safer place to live than with children
Last Line: For the world that exists


FOR TOM       
First Line: Friends make
Last Line: Quite enough


FOR W.C.W.    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The pleasure of the wit sustains
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


FOR W.C.W.       
First Line: The pleasure of the wit sustains
Last Line: A wild exultation


FOR W.C.W.       
First Line: The rhyme is after %all the repeated insistence
Last Line: Then there is -- %and %I want


FOR WALTER CHAPPELL       
First Line: Dream: pigeon
Last Line: Become the place %we come to


FOR YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Like watching rings expand in the water


FOR YOU       
First Line: Like watching rings extend in water
Last Line: This time of life


FOREVER       
First Line: What is


FORM OF ADAPTATION       
First Line: My enemies came to get me
Last Line: But how account for love, even if you look for it %I trusted it


FORM OF WOMEN       
First Line: I have come far enough
Last Line: When you see me


FORMS' PASSAGE AS       
Last Line: Behind the scene


FORT COLLINS REMEMBERED       
First Line: To be backed
Last Line: Echo of time spent %car's blown motor %town on edge of %wherever fifty %bucks you're lucky


FORT WILLIAM HENRY/PEMAQUID       
First Line: Squat round stone tower
Last Line: Flops on bottom in sea's puddle
Variant Title(s): Fort William Henry - Pemaqui


FORTY       
First Line: The forthright, good-natured faith
Last Line: He has friends to believe in, %those who love him


FOUR       
First Line: Befoe I die
Last Line: Before I die


FOUR DAYS IN VERMONT    Poem Text    
First Line: Window's tree trunk's predominant face


FOUR DAYS IN VERMONT       
First Line: Window's tree trunk's predominant face
Last Line: Answers, live and die. Believe


FOUR FOR JOHN DALEY       
First Line: I wanted approval


FOUR FOR JOHN DALEY: BUFFALO AFTERNOON       
First Line: Greyed board fence %past brown open door
Last Line: So placed in vacant space


FOUR FOR JOHN DALEY: ECHO       
First Line: Lonely in %no one
Last Line: Caring %for those one's known


FOUR FOR JOHN DALEY: LEAVING       
First Line: My eye teared %lump in throat
Last Line: That can stand %with those abandoned


FOUR FOR JOHN DALEY: MOTHER'S THINGS       
First Line: I wanted approval, %carrying with me
Last Line: With that silently %expressive will


FOUR YEARS LATER       
First Line: When my mother
Last Line: What no other can know


FRAGMENT       
First Line: On the street I am met with constant hostility
Last Line: And whom I intend to leave as relics of my intentions %again


FRAGMENT       
First Line: Slight you lift
Last Line: Featured face. %hand in when. %disposition. %distrust


FRAGMENT       
First Line: Here judgement was suspended


FRAGMENTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Decorous, and forbearing further correction


FRAGMENTS       
First Line: Decorous, and forbearing further correction
Last Line: Of one's blunders


FRIEND       
First Line: What I saw in his head
Last Line: And I wanted to help him


FRIENDS       
First Line: I want to help you %by understanding what
Last Line: Backend of a horse. Horse's %ass, would be the way


FROM PICO & THE WOMAN: A LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love god, we rather man, than


FROM PICO AND THE WOMEN: A LIFE       
First Line: Love god, we rather may, than
Last Line: Not bite you nor otherwise harm


FUNERAL       
First Line: Why was grandma
Last Line: Sitting on the ground


FUNNY       
First Line: Why isn't it funny when you die
Last Line: Know there's an end to it
Variant Title(s): Funny (2


FUNNY (1)       
First Line: Raining here
Last Line: No more than wet


GANGSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: He said, turning, unconcious of


GANGSTER       
First Line: He said, turning, unconscious of
Last Line: He'll wait for a reckoning


GEMINI    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Two eyes, two hands


GEMINI       
First Line: Two eyes, two hands
Last Line: He is alone


GESTURE       
First Line: The gesture she makes


GET IT ANYWAY       
Last Line: You can but first of all, eat it


GIFT       
First Line: He hands %down the gift
Last Line: That all, is %that all


GIFT OF GREAT VALUE       
First Line: Oh that horse I see so high
Last Line: Sterile vision -- and a great %wind we ride
Subject(s): Animals; Gifts And Giving; Horses; Parents


GIVEN       
First Line: Can you recall
Last Line: Who knows how


GNOMIC VERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the road up the hill into the house
Subject(s): Time; Nature


GNOMIC VERSES       
First Line: Now and then
Last Line: Memory's mistakes


GNOMIC VERSES       
First Line: You are here
Last Line: Being but one %of you


GNOMIC VERSES       
First Line: Out there %in here
Last Line: Now it is %was also


GNOMIC VERSES       
First Line: Up where %it will be
Last Line: And down %again


GNOMIC VERSES       
First Line: No one %point
Last Line: To it %ever


GNOMIC VERSES: AIR       
First Line: Lift up so you'r %floating out
Last Line: Free of the ground


GNOMIC VERSES: CASE       
First Line: Whenas to for
Last Line: Gain granted planned or


GNOMIC VERSES: DATA       
First Line: Exoneration's face
Last Line: Makeshift's decision


GNOMIC VERSES: DOOR       
First Line: Everything's before you
Last Line: Were here


GNOMIC VERSES: DUTY       
First Line: Let little linda allow litigation
Last Line: Handmake harold's homework handsomely


GNOMIC VERSES: EAT       
First Line: Head on backwards
Last Line: Drops jowled brunch


GNOMIC VERSES: ECHO       
First Line: In the way it was in the street
Last Line: It was in the dark it was


GNOMIC VERSES: ECHO AGAIN       
First Line: Statement keep talking
Last Line: Train round bend over river into distance


GNOMIC VERSES: ECHOES       
First Line: Think of the
Last Line: Two legged woman


GNOMIC VERSES: ECHOES       
First Line: Sunrise always first
Last Line: Simple mindedness


GNOMIC VERSES: FAR       
First Line: Far be it from harry'
Last Line: Follows your mother


GNOMIC VERSES: FAT FATE       
First Line: Be at that this
Last Line: Ever happen it will


GNOMIC VERSES: FOUR'S       
First Line: Four's forms %back and forth
Last Line: Paper route final chute


GNOMIC VERSES: GOTCHA       
First Line: Passion's particulars
Last Line: One night stands


GNOMIC VERSES: HAVE A HEART       
First Line: Have heart find head
Last Line: Oh boy ain't life grand


GNOMIC VERSES: HERE       
First Line: Outstretched innocence
Last Line: See if it reaches


GNOMIC VERSES: HERES       
First Line: You have to reach
Last Line: You it's here


GNOMIC VERSES: LOOK       
First Line: Particular pleasures weather measures or
Last Line: Dimestore delights faced with such sights


GNOMIC VERSES: LOOP       
First Line: Down the road up the hill into the house
Last Line: No one %point %to it %ever


GNOMIC VERSES: LOOP       
First Line: Down the road up the hill into the house
Last Line: In front of the door between the lines along the path


GNOMIC VERSES: MORAL       
First Line: Now the inevitable
Last Line: It takes, it takes


GNOMIC VERSES: OH OH       
First Line: Now and then
Last Line: On and on


GNOMIC VERSES: PAT'S       
First Line: Par's place
Last Line: Changes that


GNOMIC VERSES: SCATTER       
First Line: All that's left of coherence


GNOMIC VERSES: SENTENCES       
First Line: Indefatigably alert when hit still hurt
Last Line: Laboriously enfeebled he still loved people


GNOMIC VERSES: STAR       
First Line: Where %it is
Last Line: There %you are


GNOMIC VERSES: SUMMER '38       
First Line: Nubble's light a sort
Last Line: Tip on the edge %of the sea


GNOMIC VERSES: THERE       
First Line: Hard to be unaddressed
Last Line: Be where it is


GNOMIC VERSES: TIME       
First Line: Of right of wrong of up of down
Last Line: Of feel of friend of it of now


GNOMIC VERSES: TOFFEE       
First Line: Little bit patted pulled
Last Line: Stretched set let cool


GNOMIC VERSES: WEST ACTON SUMMER       
First Line: Car's rats, mother's brother
Last Line: Echo's ending, begin again


GNOMIC VERSES: WINTER       
First Line: Season's upon us
Last Line: Leaves struck fist


GNOMIC VERSES: WORDS       
First Line: Driving to the expected
Last Line: Driving to the expected


GO       
First Line: Push that little %thing up and the
Last Line: Other right down. %it'll work


GO FLOAT THE BOAT       
First Line: Is it possible


GOING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is nothing


GOING       
First Line: There is nothing
Last Line: Way through %her mind


GOING TO BED    Poem Text    
First Line: That dim shattering character of nerves


GOING TO BED       
First Line: That dim shattering character of nerves
Last Line: What is after all a plan


GOODBYE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She stood at the window> there was
Subject(s): Anger; Farewell; Parting


GOODBYE       
First Line: She stood at the window. There was
Last Line: Not turning to him


GOODBYE       
First Line: Now I recognize %it was always me
Last Line: I want no more than home


GREENDOON'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: It's the greyness said greendon


GREENDOON'S SONG       
First Line: It's the greyness said greendoon
Last Line: Puts the lock into our hand


GREETING CARD       
First Line: Expect the unexpected
Last Line: Expect the unexpected %and have a happy day


GROUND ZERO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What's after or before
Last Line: All turned to dust
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War; World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


GROUND ZERO       
First Line: What's after or before
Last Line: All the sad battles lost or won, %all turned to dust
Subject(s): Politics; War; World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001)


GUIDO, I' VORREI CHE TU E LAPO ED IO       
First Line: Guido %I would that you, me & lapo
Last Line: The sound of the reaches %the actual wood


GUIDO, I' VORREI CHE, TU E LAPO ET IO    Poem Text    
First Line: Guido, I would that you, me & lapo


H'S       
First Line: Have hannah's happy health
Last Line: On with it. So is %hannah %in this world


HAND       
First Line: This way to end
Last Line: Grabs on to my mind


HANDS       
First Line: Reaching out to shake
Last Line: Hands, take in %hand hands


HANDS       
First Line: Take the hands
Last Line: Some other %woman


HAPPY LOVE, THIS       
Last Line: Hen pheasant %walk along


HAPPY MAN       
First Line: Who would love you
Last Line: Would look at you


HARRY       
First Line: You're sucking
Last Line: We used to say


HART CRANE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Answer: how old
Last Line: Had broke this thing
Variant Title(s): Hart Crane 2
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


HART CRANE (1)       
First Line: Answer: how old
Last Line: Apolaustic %had broke this thing
Variant Title(s): Hart Crane
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


HART CRANE (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He had been stuttering, by the edge
Last Line: Hart crane. / hart
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


HART CRANE (2)       
First Line: He had been stuttering, by the edge
Last Line: And so it was I entered the broken world %hart crane %hart
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932)


HAVING TO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


HAVING TO       
Last Line: Cars, a truck, animals, in crowds


HEAVEN       
First Line: Wherever they've %gone they're
Last Line: They stood %for is empty %also
Variant Title(s): Heaven (2


HEAVEN       
First Line: If life were easy
Last Line: What would happen anyway


HEAVEN (1)       
First Line: I don't want
Last Line: Mother, and you guys


HEAVEN KNOWS       
First Line: Seemingly never until one's dead
Last Line: Heaven knows if that's where one goes


HEAVENLY HANNAH       
First Line: Oh hannie
Last Line: Help me %help


HEAVY       
First Line: Friends's story of dead whale on california beach
Last Line: And lice and just the nice people next door, o year


HELAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Helas! Or christus fails


HELAS       
First Line: Helas! Or christus fails
Last Line: Take no edge from the wind, no edge %or delight


HELLO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: With a quick


HELLO       
First Line: With a quick
Last Line: What flesh was left


HELLO: A JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29 - MAY 3, 1976       
First Line: That's the way %(that's the way %I like it (I like it'
Last Line: You can see her face, %hear her voice, %hope it's happy


HELP (1)       
First Line: Places one's come to
Last Line: Because he recognizes at last, by god, %he's not all there is
Variant Title(s): Hel


HELP (2)       
First Line: Who said you didn't want
Last Line: And the others are busy %still making money


HELP HEAVEN       
First Line: Help heaven up out
Last Line: So deep and soft %lovely it feels to %be here at all now


HELSINKI WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Go out into brightened
Subject(s): Weather; Helsinki, Finland


HELSINKI WINDOW       
First Line: Go out into brightened
Last Line: Moment distract it be %beyond its simple space


HERD       
First Line: Way out they are riding, it is an old
Last Line: Animals moving, men before and behind them way


HERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What/has happened


HERE       
First Line: In other %words opaque
Last Line: Inflexible and %left afterwards


HERE       
First Line: Seen right of head
Last Line: Dancing shadows, %now comes night


HERE (1)       
First Line: No one
Last Line: Opens %and closes


HERE (2)       
First Line: What %has happened
Last Line: On the edge, %looking


HERE (3)       
First Line: Here is
Last Line: Where there %is


HERE (4)       
First Line: In other %words opaque
Last Line: Inflexible and %left afterwards


HERE (5)       
First Line: Seen right of head
Last Line: Here, slanted lengthening %sun on back wall's %dancing shadows, %now comes night


HERE (6)       
First Line: Past time -- those
Last Line: A warm hand


HERE (7)       
First Line: Little earth, water
Last Line: Hears, as one


HERE AGAIN       
First Line: He was walking %toward the other in
Last Line: Speed at last unimpeded


HERE AGAIN (1)       
First Line: After we
Last Line: And a chair


HERE AGAIN (2)       
First Line: He was walking
Last Line: Self with any- %one else still %waiting also %to be met


HERE AND NOW       
First Line: Never other than this unless
Last Line: Moves, agreements, mores- %then up shit creek sans paddle


HERE ONLY       
First Line: Why does it cry so much
Last Line: Open to itself only as any


HERO       
First Line: The boy %with the
Last Line: Here %this %is it


HERO       
First Line: Each voice which was asked
Last Line: Of old, old fears


HEROES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In all those stories the hero
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines


HEROES       
First Line: In all those stories the hero
Last Line: For the heroes, and death also %can still propose the old labors
Subject(s): Heroism


HEY       
First Line: Hey kid
Last Line: Flesh filled %to bursting


HI THERE!       
First Line: Look, love
Last Line: Surface of a pedestrian %fact, a new %day


HILL       
First Line: It is some time since I have been
Last Line: Which is in me %like a hill
Subject(s): Men; Religion


HISTOIRE DE FLORIDA       
First Line: You're there %still behind
Last Line: In florida. Like nothing else


HO HO       
First Line: I have broken
Last Line: Forward at designed rate, %speed at last unimpeded


HOLD IT        Recitation by Author


HOLE       
First Line: There is %a silence
Last Line: Emptiness with %you, empty %hole


HOME       
First Line: Patsy's %brother
Last Line: Home %sweet %home


HOME AGAIN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Home


HOTEL       
First Line: It isn't in the world of %fragile relationships
Last Line: You're alone, and that's happy, %give up and lie down


HOTEL SCHRIEDER, HEIDELBERG       
First Line: Offed tv screen's %reflection room
Last Line: With whom we %sat there, watching?


HOUSE       
First Line: Mas-soner %restautat-any- %1920...Old
Last Line: The white blossom %of apple %still make this song


HOUSE (1)       
First Line: Mud put %upon mud
Last Line: Built %with that in mind


HOUSE (2)       
First Line: Mas-soner %restaurat -- any
Last Line: Still make this song


HOW FAR ONE HAS COME       
Last Line: In these seven league boots


HOW THAT FACT OF       
Last Line: Across the %table %years


HOW WISE AGE IS       
Last Line: How desirous


HUMAN SONG       
First Line: What would a baby be
Last Line: Will we love him. %oh tell us, tell us. %will we love him


HUNGER       
First Line: He knows %the hunger, walking
Last Line: To leave %now


I    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Is the grandson
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


I       
First Line: Is the grandson
Last Line: So they couldn't dig him up


I AM HELD BY MY FEAR OF DEATH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Dead, The


I AM HELD BY MY FEAR OF DEATH       
Last Line: There is nothing beyond it


I CAN'T       
Last Line: For this variance %wait


I CANNOT SEE YOU       
Last Line: Again %and again %now %also


I DON'T HATE YOU LATELY       
Last Line: Hate -- for me %for you


I DREAMT       
First Line: I dreamt I dwelt in a big building
Last Line: Even if you wanted to, you couldn't


I KEEP TO MYSELF SUCH MEASURES       
Last Line: It is my only description


I KEEP TO MYSELF SUCH MEASURES €    Poem Text    
First Line: I keep to myself such


I KNOW A MAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As I sd to my
Subject(s): Friendship; Driving & Drivers


I KNOW A MAN       
First Line: As I sd to my %friend, because I am
Last Line: Out where yr going


I LOVE YOU       
First Line: I see you, aunt bernice
Last Line: Your house in n.H. Was lovely


I WAS NEVER SO UPSET       
Last Line: With much the same preoccupations as I


I WOULD HAVE KNOWN YOU ANYWHERE       
First Line: Back of the head, hand, the hair
Last Line: Too. I would have known you


I'LL BE HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a lake of clear water


I'LL WIN       
First Line: I'll win the way
Last Line: I'll have won completely


ICE CREAM       
First Line: Sure, %herbert %take a bite
Last Line: You-are-or-you-were-you-were


ICH BIN       
First Line: Yellow squat


ICH BIN...       
Last Line: Side memory echoing %old worn-out castle


IF       
First Line: Up the edge of the window out to
Last Line: The wing's of an angel so I'd fly


IF       
First Line: If your hair was brown
Last Line: There's nothing more, %there never was
Variant Title(s): If (2


IF (1)       
First Line: Up the edge of the window out to
Last Line: Now old toes wornout joints make %the wings of an angel so I'd fly


IF HAPPINESS       
First Line: If happiness were
Last Line: Then love were as true %as air, as water- %as sky's light, ground's %solidness, rock's hardness, %fo


IF I HAD MY WAY       
First Line: If I had my way, dear
Last Line: For you and for me


IF YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you were going to get a pet
Subject(s): Pets


IF YOU       
First Line: If you were going to get a pet
Last Line: What kind of animal would you get


ILLNESS       
First Line: The senses of one's %life begin
Last Line: Worlds we %live in


IMMORAL PROPOSITION       
First Line: If you never do anything for anyone else
Last Line: Egoist is not %good for himself
Subject(s): Egoism And Egotism


IMPROVISATIONS: AROUND       
First Line: The pinwheel's pink %plastic spinning
Last Line: Blade's reversing


IMPROVISATIONS: BIT       
First Line: De %sign
Last Line: Art %e(a)rly'


IMPROVISATIONS: BLUE       
First Line: Grey blue %sky blue


IMPROVISATIONS: CANDLE HOLDER       
First Line: Small glass %cube's opaque
Last Line: Clarity in %window's light


IMPROVISATIONS: CARS       
First Line: Flat out %parking lot


IMPROVISATIONS: DAYTIME       
First Line: It's got to be lighter


IMPROVISATIONS: DOWN       
First Line: It's all %over %the floor


IMPROVISATIONS: ECHOES       
First Line: All god's %children got-'


IMPROVISATIONS: EGO       
First Line: I can %hear I can
Last Line: See


IMPROVISATIONS: FIELDS       
First Line: Meadows
Last Line: More at home


IMPROVISATIONS: GHOST       
First Line: What you don't
Last Line: See you %hear?


IMPROVISATIONS: GREEN       
First Line: Plant's tendrils %hanging from
Last Line: But not to


IMPROVISATIONS: GROUP       
First Line: Al %aphic %y'


IMPROVISATIONS: HELP       
First Line: This here %hand's out


IMPROVISATIONS: HOLES       
First Line: Sun's %shining through
Last Line: You


IMPROVISATIONS: NEGATIVE       
First Line: There's a big hole


IMPROVISATIONS: OH       
First Line: Oh stay awhile
Last Line: Some sigh, some sign %I'm still inside


IMPROVISATIONS: OLD SONG       
First Line: Some sunny %day -'


IMPROVISATIONS: PURITAN       
First Line: Plant's in %place


IMPROVISATIONS: QUOTE       
First Line: A lot %of thought
Last Line: -ful people'


IMPROVISATIONS: SEASCAPE       
First Line: Little boat %blue blown
Last Line: By bay


IMPROVISATIONS: SEE       
First Line: Brown's another color


IMPROVISATIONS: SITE       
First Line: Slats in %sunlight a %shadow


IMPROVISATIONS: SPACE       
First Line: Two candles %light brown
Last Line: Or yellow?


IMPROVISATIONS: TABLE TOP       
First Line: Persian's
Last Line: Under glass


IMPROVISATIONS: TEACHER       
First Line: The big %red
Last Line: Apple


IMPROVISATIONS: TEXAS REVERSE       
First Line: You all go


IMPROVISATIONS: THE CART       
First Line: Oh well, it %thinks


IMPROVISATIONS: THE EDGE       
First Line: Your %mem
Last Line: Is enc


IMPROVISATIONS: THE KIDS       
First Line: Little %muffins
Last Line: In a %pan


IMPROVISATIONS: VIRTUES       
First Line: Tree limbs' %patience


IMPROVISATIONS: WEIGH       
First Line: Rippled refractive %surface leaves
Last Line: Light lights


IMPROVISATIONS: WHEELS       
First Line: One around one - %on inside, limit %and dispersal
Last Line: In a blur of silence


IMPROVISATIONS: WINDOW       
First Line: Up from reflective %table top's glass the
Last Line: Other side of it


IMPROVISATIONS: WINDOW EYES       
First Line: All this
Last Line: Color's yours


IMPROVISATIONS: WINDOW SEAT       
First Line: Cat's up
Last Line: On chair's edge


IMPROVISATIONS: YEAH       
First Line: Amazing grace %on willy's face!


IMPROVISATIONS: YONDER       
First Line: Heaven's up %there still


IMPROVISATIONS: YOU BET       
First Line: Birds like %windows
Last Line: Table top %persian's %under glass
Variant Title(s): Imporvisation


IN A BOAT SHED    Poem Text    
First Line: I waited too long
Subject(s): Waiting


IN A BOAT SHED       
First Line: I waited too long
Last Line: I waited for you


IN AN ACT OF PITY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Loss; Man-woman Relationships; Pity; Male-female Relations


IN AN ACT OF PITY       
First Line: In an act of pity your hands
Last Line: Of one's happiness, in one who had held it


IN LONDON       
First Line: I'm going home to boston
Last Line: Invites me %the song %of


IN SECRET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


IN SECRET / THE OUT'S IN       
Last Line: Either way %it will stay


IN THE / MOUTH -- A / HAND       
Last Line: Occupy all %the space


IN THE DIAMOND       
Last Line: I feel the same way now


IN THE FALL       
First Line: The money is cheap
Last Line: The wind is sharp %distances increase


INDIANS       
First Line: Big, wise
Last Line: In the clearing


INNOCENCE       
First Line: Looking to the sea, it is a line
Last Line: Is partial, partially kept


INSIDE MY HEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside my head a common room,
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


INSIDE MY HEAD       
First Line: Inside my head a common room
Last Line: If only me? Inside my head, whose face


INSISTENT / THIS YEARNING       
Last Line: States %bodies %dogs


INTERIOR       
First Line: The room next to
Last Line: People get to know you if %you let them, nowhere safe


INTERVALS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who/am I
Subject(s): Identity


INTERVALS       
First Line: Who %am I
Last Line: Intervals between %echo silence


INTERVIEW       
First Line: Light eyes would have been more fortunate
Last Line: As she told me


INVITATION       
First Line: If it ever is
Last Line: Of clear substance


INVOICE       
First Line: I once wrote a letter as follows
Last Line: And, why don't you get with it


IRISH       
First Line: Her cunt lifts on a
Last Line: You unhappy?


IRISHMAN'S LAMENT ON THE APPROACHING WINTER       
First Line: Hello to you, lady
Last Line: Your mind from its mistake


IT       
First Line: Nothing there %in absence as
Last Line: Or what %word makes my %malice %more


IT IS AT TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Of them, undefined


IT IS AT TIMES       
First Line: Of them, undefined
Last Line: Reflections, the %golden bowl


IT IS FUNNY -- STRANGE -- TO SEE THE YOUNG       
Last Line: Speaks to %you -- %over hills


JACK'S BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm going to roll up
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


JACK'S BLUES       
First Line: I'm going to roll up
Last Line: Gone, like a sad old candle


JE VOIS DANS LE HASARD TOUS LES BIENS QUE J'ESPERE       
First Line: When you said 'accidental'
Last Line: And I think things have at last happened which will not go away


JE VOUS DANS LE HASARD TOUS LES BIENS QUE J'ESPERE    Poem Text    
First Line: When you said 'accidental'


JOKE       
First Line: There was a joke
Last Line: And keep on walking


JOY       
First Line: I could look at


JUGGLER'S THOUGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Heads up to the sky


JUGGLER'S THOUGHT       
First Line: Heads up to the sky
Last Line: Fields go out and out %under the sun


JULY: FARGO STREET       
First Line: Bangs in street %fourth's here again, %200th yet
Last Line: For all these %surrounding neighbors


JUST FRIENDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out of the table endlessly rocking
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


JUST FRIENDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out of the table endlessly rocking
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


JUST FRIENDS       
First Line: Out of the table endlessly rocking
Last Line: If you look long enough
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


JUST IN TIME       
First Line: Over the unwritten
Last Line: Of this and this, of %all that is, of it


KATE'S    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I were you


KATE'S       
First Line: If I were you
Last Line: I bet you'd %do it too


KICK / OF THE FOOT AGAINST       
Last Line: Grease %on the hands


KID       
First Line: The kid left
Last Line: A win- %dow %waving


KID       
First Line: Smaller, no recall
Last Line: There and forever %loving learned from her %care, bemused %distraction and %much else


KID       
First Line: If it falls flat
Last Line: The acorn the tree would grow


KIKI       
First Line: World in a
Last Line: Most perspica- %cious daughter


KIND OF ACTING UP       
First Line: Giving oneself to the dentist or doctor who is a good one
Last Line: When there is no more sin
Variant Title(s): The Kind Of Act O


KITCHEN       
First Line: The light in the morning
Last Line: To be like it was


KLAUS REICHERT AND CREELEY SEND REGARDS       
First Line: Nowhere up there enough
Last Line: Aged ten forever friend %you'll know all this by heart


KNOCK KNOCK       
First Line: Say nothing %to it
Last Line: And it has %more than you, %much %more
Variant Title(s): Knock, Knoc


KNOKKE       
First Line: Did you notice all the water
Last Line: Again. It's a long way


KORE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As I was walking
Subject(s): Men; Persephone; Proserpine; Proserpina


KORE       
First Line: As I was walking
Last Line: Leading me %now?
Subject(s): Men; Persephone


LA CONCA       
First Line: Sand here's like meal - %oats, barley, or wheat
Last Line: Beyond, where sky %and sea meet %far away


LA NOCHE       
First Line: In the court- %yard at midnight
Last Line: A man a %familiar thing


LADY BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: A lady asks me
Subject(s): Love


LADY BIRD       
First Line: A lady asks me
Last Line: Mine for hers %hers for mine


LADY IN BLACK    Poem Text    
First Line: The mental picture which the


LADY IN BLACK       
First Line: The mental picture which the
Last Line: An attitude %perplexing


LANGUAGE       
First Line: Are all your %preoccupations un
Last Line: Taken dis- %criminating?


LANGUAGE       
First Line: Locate I %love you some- %where in
Last Line: Of holes %aching. Speech %is a mouth
Subject(s): Language; Love


LAST MILE       
First Line: What's to be said %of friend dead
Last Line: Then take deep breath %and cry - %thank god I'm alive!


LAST SWEET NIGHT       
Last Line: Of fortune's attitudes


LATE COMER       
First Line: (parvenue) delinquent, who will now
Last Line: The flowers, the coolness, delinquent %(better)


LATER       
First Line: Shan't be winding
Last Line: With others %lets mind wander


LATER       
First Line: If I could get %my hands on
Last Line: Me something for xmas, %I'll be around


LATER: 1       
First Line: Shan't be winding %back in blue
Last Line: Yard once and for all


LATER: 10       
First Line: In testament %to a willingness
Last Line: Finds a home %on earth


LATER: 2       
First Line: You won't want to be early
Last Line: Blue hands, two doughnuts %on a plate


LATER: 3       
First Line: The small %spaces of existence
Last Line: Common %to one %and all


LATER: 4       
First Line: Opening %the boxes packed
Last Line: Rattle, door %open, never done


LATER: 5       
First Line: Eloquent, %my heart
Last Line: My funny valentine


LATER: 6       
First Line: If you saw %dog pass, in car
Last Line: Lost in the world, %got lost long ago


LATER: 7       
First Line: Oh sadness, %boring
Last Line: Rain's wet, %clouds pass


LATER: 8       
First Line: Nothing 'late' about the
Last Line: Can't argue %with the facts


LATER: 9       
First Line: Sitting up here in %newly constituted
Last Line: This house, this world, %can't escape


LAUGHING       
First Line: Who enters this
Last Line: Formed in rock


LE FOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who plots, then, the lines
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


LE FOU       
First Line: Who plots, then, the lines
Last Line: We are moving! %goodbye


LEARNING       
First Line: Suggestion/recognition...'
Last Line: There, now here - %in mind


LEAVING       
First Line: Where to go
Last Line: But the others %want to stay, and will


LECTURE       
First Line: What was to talk to
Last Line: Father's odor %in bed years ago


LET SOMETHING ELSE BE       
Last Line: I will go to sleep


LIFE & DEATH       
First Line: If I had thought
Last Line: There was no reason there


LIFE (1)       
First Line: Specific, intensive clarity
Last Line: Meager, repentant entry %wants more


LIGHTS       
First Line: I could get
Last Line: Here I am


LIKE A MAN COMMITTED TO SEARCHING       
Last Line: Like they say, to something else


LIKE MINE       
First Line: I'll always love


LIKE THEY SAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Underneath the tree on some
Subject(s): Woodpeckers


LIKE THEY SAY       
First Line: Underneath the tree on some
Last Line: Why not, I thought to %myself, why %not


LION AND THE DOG       
First Line: Let who will think of what they will
Last Line: But he knows nothing who thinks. They are


LISTLESS / THE HEAT RISES       
Last Line: Is the weather %all there is


LITTLE TIME -- AND PLACE       
First Line: You don't say
Last Line: Round and around


LITTLETON, N.H       
First Line: Day/ %diminutive
Last Line: (where it makes: the sign


LITTLETON, N.H.    Poem Text    
First Line: Day/diminutive


LONER       
First Line: Sounds, crank %of kid's cart's axle
Last Line: Wants the dream back, %keeps walking


LONG ROAD       
First Line: The long road of it all
Last Line: Where are we now


LOOK       
First Line: Doesn't he see
Last Line: He wants %to go home


LOOK, LOVE    Poem Text    


LOOKING OUT       
First Line: Warmth %is on the way
Last Line: It's all night %long


LOOP       
First Line: No %one
Last Line: Anyone does


LOOP       
First Line: I left it behind
Last Line: Like passage like door


LOOPS       
First Line: The other who I'd be
Last Line: Of anything at all beyond


LOS GUITARISTAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The music is a dance
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


LOS GUITARISTAS       
First Line: The music is a dance
Last Line: Hips, and ascending forthwith %to the mind


LOST       
First Line: One could reach up into
Last Line: Or to go forward, having only lost


LOST AT SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: All pull together now
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Abuse; Convicts


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: The thing comes
Subject(s): Love


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not enough. The question: what is
Subject(s): Love


LOVE       
First Line: Tracking through this
Last Line: Change the record


LOVE       
First Line: First love


LOVE       
First Line: There are words voluptuous
Last Line: And its death at last


LOVE       
First Line: There are words voluptuous
Last Line: And in death at last


LOVE (1)       
First Line: The thing comes
Last Line: Somehow immaculate


LOVE (2)       
First Line: Not enough. The question: what is
Last Line: Which I have not written


LOVE -- / LET IT / OUT       
Last Line: Everywhere %everyone


LOVE COMES QUIETLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


LOVE COMES QUIETLY       
Last Line: Alone all the way
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love


LOVE'S FAINT TRACE       
Last Line: Love's faint trace


LOVER       
First Line: What should the young
Last Line: A thing like that


LOVER'S LEAP        Recitation by Author


LOVERS       
First Line: Remember? As kids %we'd looked in crypt
Last Line: Who worked there? Dead %person's fraught skull?


MAIN AND MERRIMAC       
First Line: It just plain %hurts to work - '
Last Line: Ing's gone to %spring's first day


MAN       
First Line: He hie fie finger
Last Line: No see before %come down on him


MARCH       
First Line: Almost at the dulled
Last Line: We waited for this side %of spring changes everything


MARRIAGE       
First Line: The first retainer %he gave to her
Last Line: And lived with her
Subject(s): Men


MARY'S FANCY       
First Line: The world pours in
Last Line: Felt but endlessly %endlessly heard


MASSACHUSETTS       
First Line: What gentle echoes
Last Line: We will talk about all this


MASSACHUSETTS MAY       
First Line: Month one was born in
Last Line: School's end. Summer's song


MASTER OF ALL       
First Line: Master of all things
Last Line: Where to end


MAZATLAN: SEA       
First Line: The sea flat out
Last Line: What do you know


MEASURE       
First Line: I cannot %move backward
Last Line: Each for himself


MEAT       
First Line: Blood's on the edge of it
Last Line: The last echo it last faint color it %the drip the trace thestain-it


MECHANIC       
First Line: Were we now to fall
Last Line: Love, and how much


MEDALLION    Poem Text    
First Line: Light, a form, a


MEDALLION       
First Line: Light, a form, a
Last Line: Whiter hand, with narrow, arching %fingers


MEMORIES       
First Line: Hello, duck, %in yellow
Last Line: Inside out, %little %pillow


MEMORY       
First Line: Like a river she was
Last Line: On the whole goddamn town


MEMORY GARDENS       
First Line: Had gone up to
Last Line: Take her in my arms


MEMORY, 1930       
First Line: There are continuities in memory, but
Last Line: Being then driven in an ambulance %across the lawn, in the snow, to die


MENU       
First Line: John and I have decided
Last Line: I wouldn't like him either


MESSAGE       
First Line: He was wise
Last Line: People are %susceptible after all


MESSENGERS (FOR ALLEN GINSBERG)       
First Line: The huge dog, broderick, and
Last Line: Bodies, fills them with quiet longing
Variant Title(s): The Messenger


METHOD       
First Line: Patterns %of sounds, endless
Last Line: Description like %as if then


METHOD OF ACTUALITY       
First Line: The mother (mother) unbent to give to anyone
Last Line: My mother's son


MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When the rain stops
Subject(s): Rain


MIDNIGHT       
First Line: When the rain stops
Last Line: Any sunday afternoon


MIND'S HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Minds heart, it must
Subject(s): Truth


MIND'S HEART       
First Line: Mind's heart, it must
Last Line: True enough to know %the difference


MIRROR (1)       
First Line: When I see you in the first light, again
Last Line: That any god is love


MIRROR (2)       
First Line: Seeing is believing
Last Line: Here is the cost


MITCH       
First Line: Mitch was a classmate
Last Line: I sat there like a stone


MOBILE HOMES       
First Line: Driving along the coast road
Last Line: Decisions, mobile homes


MOMENT       
First Line: Whether to use time, or to kill time, either
Last Line: Still, to some other use


MONEY       
First Line: Stand up, heart, and take it
Last Line: Here in the rented house on the water %for the proverbial two months, %it's still not enough


MOON       
First Line: Earlier in the evening the moon
Last Line: Were there, waiting, alone


MORNING       
First Line: Shadows, on the far wall
Last Line: Tiles, watching this light


MORNING       
First Line: Light's bright glimmer
Last Line: Blue summer's come


MORNING: 8:10 AM       
First Line: In sun's %slow rising %this morning
Last Line: Old woman walking %on street out front


MOTHER'S PHOTOGRAPH       
First Line: Could you see present
Last Line: Sit them down in a new house


MOTHER'S VOICE       
First Line: In these few years
Last Line: I at least think I want more %and must have it


MOUNTAINS IN THE DESERT       
First Line: The mountains blue now
Last Line: And all the habits of it


MOUTHS NUZZ       
First Line: Mouths nuzz- %ing
Last Line: Blind %love


MOVIE RUN BACKWARD       
First Line: The words will one day come
Last Line: You can 'run the movie %backward' but 'the movie run %backward.' the movie run backward


MR. WARNER    Poem Text    
First Line: By location, e.G. Where


MY LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: It falleth like a stick
Subject(s): Love


MY LOVE       
First Line: It falleth like a stick
Last Line: Yet few -- as dew %to night is


MY NEW MEXICO       
First Line: Edge of door's window
Last Line: Sing me a song %makes beat specific, %takes the sharp air, %echoes this silence


MY OWN STUFF       
First Line: My own stuff' a %flotsam I could
Last Line: There its only %reality my own
Variant Title(s): My Own Stuf


MYSELF       
First Line: What, younger, felt %was possible, now knows
Last Line: Deep night %caught them ere evening...'


N. TRURO LIGHT-1946       
First Line: Pushing it back to
Last Line: Smashed, he whistled %out there in the water %beethoven's ninth, we %couldn't see him, only %hear hi
Variant Title(s): N. Truro Light - 194


NAME       
First Line: Be natural
Last Line: Be more than the man %who watches
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters; Parents; Women


NAMES       
First Line: Harry has written
Last Line: All they know


NAMES       
First Line: When they came near
Last Line: Bottles and bones


NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hippety hoppety down


NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE       
First Line: Hippety hoppety down
Last Line: Stone face %is the legend


NATIONALGALERIE BERLIN       
First Line: Nationalgalerie's %minute spasm's
Last Line: Pass back of me, spin of wheels, %murmur of their voices


NATURE       
First Line: Out door here - %tall as wall
Last Line: Thoughtful, %men's minded %complement


NATURE MORTE       
First Line: It's still %life. It
Last Line: Life. It %just ain't moving


NAUGHTY BOY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When he brings home a whale
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


NAUGHTY BOY       
First Line: When he brings home a whale
Last Line: For uncle jim's deep-fired, all-fat, real gone %whale steaks


NAUGHTY WATERS        Recitation by Author


NEIGHBORS       
First Line: Small horses on windowsill
Last Line: With curtains drawn. %everyone's gone


NEITHER SADNESS NOR DESIRE       
Last Line: Seems the edge: this precipice


NEW ENGLAND       
First Line: Work, christian, work!
Last Line: Tonight is the night


NEW MOON       
First Line: Are there still some
Last Line: To make it increase


NEW WORLD       
First Line: Edenic land, adamic person
Last Line: Foolishness is the price you'll have to pay %for such useless wisdom


NEW YEAR'S    Poem Text    
First Line: The end of the year wears its facein the moon
Subject(s): New Year; Love


NEW YEAR'S       
First Line: The end of the year wears its face
Last Line: Endless black desert, the sand, in the night of the last %moment ot the year


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION       
First Line: What one might say
Last Line: Learn from all %how to be one included


NEWS       
First Line: Unresponsible %people versus
Last Line: Niagara mohawk


NEWS OF THE WORLD       
First Line: Topical questions, %as the world swirls
Last Line: In this 'world,' %wer eld, the length %of a human life


NIGHT       
First Line: This bluish light behind the block of
Last Line: Rides to closes it shuts it finally off
Variant Title(s): Night (2


NIGHT (1)       
First Line: Needs most
Last Line: Desire to be there


NIGHT IN NYC       
First Line: Must be almost four
Last Line: Years past now %same place


NIGHT SKY       
First Line: All the grass
Last Line: Desert %were showing smaller %places


NIGHT TIME       
First Line: When the light leaves
Last Line: Day's done. %that's it


NO       
First Line: No farther out
Last Line: Than there


NO CLOUDS OUT THE WINDOW       
Last Line: Like old 'romantic' self-query, come of obvious unrest and frustration


NOT AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I am embarrassed
Subject(s): Self


NOT AGAIN       
First Line: Sometimes I am embarrassed
Last Line: And when you come, walk right in %it's I


NOT MUCH       
First Line: Not much you ever
Last Line: Of, not much to %say in answer


NOT NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: I can see you
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


NOT NOW       
First Line: I can see you
Last Line: To go too, they would %have gone with you


NOTE READ RE / LETTER OF LAWRENCE'S       
Last Line: If they make love


NOTHING       
First Line: Ant pushes across rock face
Last Line: Still nothing done, enough said


NOW THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When love is for-
Subject(s): Love


NOW THEN       
First Line: When love is for-
Last Line: Love is forbidden


NOW THERE IS       
Last Line: Still something


NUMBERS: EIGHT       
First Line: Say 'eight' %be patient
Last Line: Oct %ag %%on %al


NUMBERS: FIVE       
First Line: Two by %two with %now another
Last Line: A way to draw stars


NUMBERS: FOUR       
First Line: This number for me
Last Line: One and three


NUMBERS: NINE       
First Line: There is no point
Last Line: Is involved %protects %itself


NUMBERS: ONE       
First Line: What %singular upright flourishing
Last Line: Talks, leads %a life


NUMBERS: SEVEN       
First Line: We are seven, echoes in
Last Line: Let this be the end of the seven


NUMBERS: SIX       
First Line: Twisting %as forms of it
Last Line: Or two triangles interlocked


NUMBERS: THE FOOL       
First Line: With light step, as if earth and its trammels
Last Line: How he will return by another path after many days


NUMBERS: THREE       
First Line: They come now with
Last Line: Here, intangible %yet a birth


NUMBERS: TWO       
First Line: When they were
Last Line: Mine, in the mind %to know you


NUMBERS: ZERO       
First Line: Where are you -- who
Last Line: When holes taste good %we'll put them in our bread


NYC       
First Line: Streets as ever blocky, grey
Last Line: (as size, I.E., all 'cars,' etc.) persistent difficulties


OBSCENE POEM       
First Line: The girl in the bikini, my
Last Line: Bland, undulant %she returns


OF YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of a few years
Subject(s): Time


OF YEARS       
First Line: Of a few years
Last Line: Shattered the nigh


OH (1)       
First Line: Oh stay awhile
Last Line: I'm still inside


OH (2)       
First Line: Oh like a bird
Last Line: Oh like a disparate %small snowflake %melts momently
Variant Title(s): O


OH LOVE       
First Line: My love is a boat
Last Line: I hold her %in my hand %and cannot lift her, %can do nothing%without her. Oh love, %like nothing els


OH MABEL        Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh mabel


OH MABEL       
First Line: Oh mabel, we
Last Line: 1884, my love %my love


OH MAX       
First Line: Dumbass clunk plane 'american %airlines' (well-named) waits at gate
Last Line: Be good, broken %brother, my man, useless %words now forever


OH MY GOD       
First Line: Oh my god - you
Last Line: Was gone forever, %so they said


OH MY LOVE       
Last Line: This one awkward %fall apart


OH NO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you wander far enough


OH NO       
First Line: If you wander far enough
Last Line: And they will likewise all have places


OH, LOVE, FALLING       
Last Line: Place %and time


OLD       
First Line: Framed roof slope from tower's window
Last Line: Down below. Here is world


OLD       
First Line: Its fears are %particular, head
Last Line: Knows, wants in %any way to know


OLD (1)       
First Line: Framed roof slope from tower's window
Last Line: Vacuum cleaner, television's faint voices now %down below. Here is world


OLD (2)       
First Line: Its fears are


OLD DAYS       
First Line: Implicit echo of the
Last Line: Through many voices-see a blur. %yet you were, you are here-%if I am a fool in love, %you'll never l


OLD MISTER MOONLIGHT       
First Line: Split broken un- %circumvented excised
Last Line: Patterns and plans fixed %focus death again


OLD POEMS       
First Line: One wishes the herd still wound its way
Last Line: Whether he now went up or down


OLD SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Take off your clothes, love
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


OLD SONG       
First Line: Take off your clothes, love
Last Line: For all we knew


OLD STORY       
First Line: Like kid on float
Last Line: On or inside the thing it stood %or was forsaken


OLD WORDS       
First Line: The peculiar fuck it
Last Line: Feel of days socks touch %of things said to me %forever please fuck me


ON A THEME BY LAWRENCE, HEARING PURCELL       
First Line: Knowing what %knowing is
Last Line: Grow with intent. %simply live


ON ACID       
First Line: And had no actual
Last Line: For she me %is not we'll %be


ON PHRASE FROM GINSBERG'S KADDISH       
First Line: All girls grown old...'
Last Line: Eat, drink, %be merry, you fink


ON VACATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Things seem empty
Last Line: Driven by that density home
Subject(s): Emptiness; Vacation


ON VACATION       
First Line: Things seem empty
Last Line: Driven by that density home
Subject(s): Emptiness; Vacation


ONE       
First Line: There are no words I know
Last Line: Single - %sees itself so


ONE DAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


ONE DAY       
First Line: One day after another
Last Line: They all fit


ONE THING / DONE       
Last Line: Here here %here. Here


ONE WAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Of the two, one


ONE WAY       
First Line: Of the two, one
Last Line: Feet the rug bunches


ONE WAY       
First Line: Oh I so %like the
Last Line: Just the patient %pace we keep %defeats us %in the street


ONE WORLD       
First Line: Tonight possibly they'll
Last Line: A second world war sequel for real, %altogether, now and forever


ONE/ THE SUN       
Last Line: Moon/ one


ONWARD       
First Line: We cannot give you any support
Last Line: I cannot sleep at night %if I won't go to bed. %they used to be my friends %but now they are dead


OPERATION       
First Line: By saturday I said you would be better on sunday
Last Line: What there is no reason to describe


OTHER       
First Line: Having begun in thought there
Last Line: All the peculiar wet tenderness the care %of her for whom to be other was first fate


OUT       
First Line: Within pitiless %indifference
Last Line: Things left %out
Variant Title(s): Out (2


OUT (1)       
First Line: Let me walk to you
Last Line: We were going %out


OUT HERE       
First Line: Out here there
Last Line: Lonely, lonely %without you


OUT OF SIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: He thinks/always thinks


OUT OF SIGHT       
First Line: He thinks %always things
Last Line: In the locked mind


OUTSIDE       
First Line: The light now meets
Last Line: Who would accept death %as an end %thinks he can %do what he wants to


P       
First Line: Swim %on her %as in %an ocean
Last Line: Can walk along


P.S.       
First Line: Thinking of olson -- we are
Last Line: As we find out we are


PACING AS WITH SOME CONSEQUENT       
Last Line: Round and round %all the corners


PARADE       
First Line: Measure's inherent
Last Line: On the way %much happiness %of a day, %no looking back


PARADOX       
First Line: Looking down at her
Last Line: She looked down on


PARTS: BIRD AND CALF       
First Line: Peculiar patience is death
Last Line: Puts death to work


PARTS: DOG HEAD WITH CRESCENT MOON       
First Line: Harvested this head's
Last Line: Waits patient for reward


PARTS: DOG HEAD WITH RABBIT LEG       
First Line: Break the elliptical
Last Line: Friend. Such is being dead


PARTS: DOG HEAD WITH RABBIT LEG       
First Line: Break the elliptical %make the face deadpan tell
Last Line: The arc again the light. %waits patient for reward


PARTS: DOG LEG WHEEL       
First Line: Four to the round
Last Line: A long way back. And on


PARTS: GOAT'S EYE       
First Line: Eye hole's peculiar framed
Last Line: Its own way down to dust


PARTS: HORSE LEG DOG HEAD       
First Line: Its mute uncute cutoff
Last Line: Foot's function mind's trust


PARTS: HORSE'S BREATH       
First Line: Had never known blue air's
Last Line: On those faint horizons and %nuzzled the mere idea of you- %swapped breath. Oh love, be true!


PARTS: HUMAN LEG GOAT LEG       
First Line: Which the way echoed
Last Line: Then man goat become %and dances dances?


PARTS: SNAKE FISH BIRD       
First Line: Archaic evolving thing
Last Line: To weather, to water, to earth


PASSAGE       
First Line: What waiting in the halls
Last Line: Come and come again


PATTERN       
First Line: As soon as
Last Line: Undone. It %was an idea %of mine


PAY       
First Line: Walking down a
Last Line: Never seizes %ever says %enough


PEACE       
First Line: Waiting for a bus
Last Line: Care, care, care, care


PEACE       
First Line: You're looking at a chopper
Last Line: Something or other, and you dig it, %that's it, brother


PEDIGREE       
First Line: Or if I will not rape
Last Line: Who am of common stock


PEN / THE LINES IT       
Last Line: Than saying something


PENITENT       
First Line: These, the unequalled, vicious
Last Line: The penitents, pants down


PEOPLE       
First Line: I knew where they were
Last Line: Want %to go home


PEOPLE       
First Line: Wistful %they speak of
Last Line: Truly down %upon them


PEOPLE WITHOUT THEIR OWN SCENE       
Last Line: Lean


PERSON       
First Line: Gee, I know
Last Line: I speak an english


PERSONAL       
First Line: Urgent' what the message says
Last Line: I look at you. %you look at me. %we see. %we continue


PERSONS       
First Line: That this wondering two-footed
Last Line: Light fades in the evening always


PHONE       
First Line: What the words
Last Line: Say, it's all right


PHOTO       
First Line: They say a
Last Line: Of having been there


PICNIC       
First Line: Ducks in the pond
Last Line: To where it all was %where it all was


PICTURE       
First Line: A little %house with
Last Line: And a faint sun %through clouds


PICTURE       
First Line: Great giggles, %chunky lumps
Last Line: Was there nothing else struck you? %no


PICTURE (1)       
First Line: The scale's wrong. Kid's
Last Line: So small, %so far to go


PICTURE (2)       
First Line: Great giggles


PICTURES       
First Line: The little bed
Last Line: My small cock stiff


PIECE       
First Line: One and
Last Line: One, two, %three


PIECES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I didn't/want


PIECES OF CAKE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Pieces of cake crumbling


PIECES OF CAKE CRUMBLING       
Last Line: Hat, happy, a door %what more


PLACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Thinking of you asleep on
Subject(s): Sleep


PLACE       
First Line: The wetness of that street, the light
Last Line: Now falling from the sky to the wet ground


PLACE       
First Line: This is an energy landscape
Last Line: My love in company


PLACE       
First Line: What is the form is the
Last Line: Tell where we were


PLACE       
First Line: Afternoon it changes
Last Line: Is it weather %like wind blows, and all %to the restless sea?


PLACE       
First Line: ...Swoop of hawk - %or mind's adjustment
Last Line: Unthought, which comes %to be the world


PLACE (1)       
First Line: There was a path %through the field
Last Line: But only %if someone's there


PLACE (2)       
First Line: Your face %in mind, slow love
Last Line: Out there, without you %here, here %by myself


PLACE (3)       
First Line: Thinking of you sleep on a
Last Line: Fit for, one and two and three


PLACE (4)       
First Line: Faded mind
Last Line: Down the side %of the hill


PLACES        Recitation by Author


PLACES       
First Line: When I wake next
Last Line: Place he %finds himself %alone


PLAGUE       
First Line: When the world has become a pestilence
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Illness


PLAGUE       
First Line: When the world has become a pestilence
Last Line: As they are still there, we hope, and we are coming
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness


PLAN       
First Line: Daytime %wonder at
Last Line: Be also today %and tomorrow


PLAN IS THE BODY       
Last Line: The plan is the body


PLEASE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Oh god, let's go
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


PLEASE       
First Line: Oh god, let's go
Last Line: This is a poem for everyone


PLEASURES OF PAIN       
Last Line: In a simple fact


POEM       
First Line: If the water forms
Last Line: The fashion of a stone %underground


POEM FOR BEGINNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: And I could see in the clearing


POEM FOR BEGINNERS       
First Line: And I could see in the clearing
Last Line: A squirrel and I ran for my gun


POEM FOR BOB LEED    Poem Text    
First Line: O we sang then whose voices


POEM FOR BOB LEED       
First Line: O and we sang then whose voices
Last Line: But o and we sang then whose voices


POEM FOR D.H. LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Always the self returns to


POEM FOR D.H. LAWRENCE       
First Line: Always the self returns to
Last Line: Alone and unwanted by others


POOL       
First Line: My embarrassment at his nakedness
Last Line: A means or time


POOR       
First Line: Nothing's %today and %tomorrow only
Last Line: And I was %not alone


POST CARDS       
First Line: Each thing
Last Line: Over the hill


PRAYER       
First Line: Bless %somelthing small
Last Line: In their simple %feeling for one


PRAYER TO HERMES       
First Line: Hermes, god %of crossed sticks
Last Line: All, all the world
Variant Title(s): Prayer To Hermes; For Raphael Lopez-pedraz


PREJUDICE       
First Line: There is a despair one comes to
Last Line: O is that destiny %she said to me


PRESENCES: A TEXT FOR MARISOL        Recitation by Author


PRESENT (PRESENT)       
First Line: What is williams' (raymond's) tome
Last Line: Present (present) passed away


PROBLEM       
First Line: He can say, I am
Last Line: And he says it


PROSPECT       
First Line: Green's the predominant color here
Last Line: Down to waiting now apart %from time, which is done, %this green space, faintly painful


PROVINCE       
First Line: Trying to get our men
Last Line: Or, something else


PROVINCETOWN       
First Line: Could walk on water backwards
Last Line: And all around was sand %where grandma dug, bloomers up, %with her pail, for clams


PURE       
First Line: Why is it pure %so defeats, makes
Last Line: Asked of them. I %think the world I think %wipe my relentless ass, %wash hands under faucet


PURITAN ETHOS       
First Line: Happy the man who loves what
Last Line: Of him in that other space he knew


QUESTION       
First Line: Water all around me
Last Line: Way of where waves of %pleasure it can be here %am I dead or alive %in which is it


QUESTION       
First Line: A description of the sensuous
Last Line: Garden of particular %intent


QUESTIONS       
First Line: In the photograph you felt
Last Line: They had their own things to do?


QUICK STEP    Poem Text    
First Line: More gaily, dance


QUICK TALK / THEIR SPEECH       
Last Line: Whatever %it was


QUICK-STEP       
First Line: More gaily, dance
Last Line: Simple time to %all their graces


RACHEL HAD SAID       
Last Line: Seen in being %here among us every- %where in open %wonder about them, in %pain, in pleasure, blesse


RAIN       
First Line: Things one sees through
Last Line: And danger averted %sleep invited


RAIN       
First Line: All night the sound had %come back again
Last Line: Be wet %with a decent happiness
Subject(s): Men


RAIN (2)       
First Line: Thoughtful of you, I was
Last Line: These names of people there


RE C --       
First Line: Making a form for you
Last Line: And two arms and two legs. %you'll travel


READING OF EMMANUEL LEVINAS       
First Line: Thought out of self
Last Line: The place was determined %the deed was done?


REASON       
First Line: Each gesture %is a common one
Last Line: Your face is hurt %all the same


REFLECTION       
First Line: It must be low key
Last Line: Reflective reality %alters to place %in specific place %whatcan't get past


REFLECTION       
First Line: It must be low key
Last Line: What can't get past


REFLECTIONS       
First Line: What pomposity %could say only
Last Line: This morning %again - %so be it


RELIGION       
First Line: Gods one would have %hauled out like props
Last Line: And along with them %the possibly still living


REMARKS ON GREGORY CORSO        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Corso, Gregory (1930-2001)


RESCUE       
First Line: The man sits in a timelessness
Last Line: They are running to arrive
Subject(s): Time


RETROSPECT       
First Line: Thanks for
Last Line: What will be %the memory %if it is


RETURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Quiet as is proper for such places


RETURN       
First Line: Quiet as is proper for such places
Last Line: To know my door is one of these


REVELATION       
First Line: I thought that if I were broken enough
Last Line: Blatant and impossible %to stop me


RHYME       
First Line: There is the sign of
Last Line: Flowers, and behind them %nothing


RHYTHM       
First Line: It is all a rhythm
Last Line: Light at the opening %dark at the closing
Subject(s): Life


RIDDLE       
First Line: What'd you throw it on the floor for?
Last Line: Come in here %push me around


RIDDLE       
First Line: What it is, the literal size
Last Line: The name and titles


RIPPLING EYELIDS       
Last Line: Long time no see


RITES       
First Line: (hogpen, deciduous growth, etc.
Last Line: No man shall be an idiot for purely exterior reasons


RIVER WANDERING DOWN       
Last Line: Aeroplane. Now %be born %be born


ROAD       
First Line: Whatever was else or less
Last Line: One grows older, %gets closer. %it's a long way home, %this last walking


ROADS       
First Line: It may be grubs
Last Line: To have come to it alone


ROCK       
First Line: Shaking hands again %from place of age
Last Line: To be as all reunited


ROCKS       
First Line: Trying to think of
Last Line: Think well, think %well of me


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: I THINK       
Last Line: Was reminiscence %and what's real %is not
Variant Title(s): Roman Sketchbook: I Thin


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: APOSTROPHE       
First Line: Imaginal sharp distances we
Last Line: Thought come to unexpected end %here where nothing waits


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: AS       
First Line: As you come and go
Last Line: Of sorts, but no one would think of that. %you come in, you walk to the room


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: AS WITH       
First Line: As with all such %the prospect of ending
Last Line: In time and now, one %says, and now


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: ELEVEN AM       
First Line: Passionate increase of particulars
Last Line: Curtain to let the room out into %place the street again and people


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: HERE       
First Line: Back a street is the sunken
Last Line: Dank stink floods the evening air. %where can we go we will not %return to? Each moment, somewhere


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: HOW LONG       
First Line: How long %to be here
Last Line: Wherever %it is


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: IN THE CIRCLE       
First Line: In the circle of an
Last Line: For the anticipated slight shock- %boat bumping the dock, key %turning in lock, the ticking clock?


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: IN THE ROOMS       
First Line: In the rooms of building james
Last Line: Again in long, narrow, %pewlike seated halls for %talking sit and think of it


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: OBJECT       
First Line: The expandable enveloping flat flesh
Last Line: Opened to anything by impression
Subject(s): Discretion


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: OUTSIDE       
First Line: That curious arrowed sound up
Last Line: Opened for the air and sounds %as one small person's piercing cry


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: READING/RUSSELL SAYS, 'THERE IS NO RHINOCEROS IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Wittgenstein's insistence to russell's
Variant Title(s): "roman Sketchbook: Reading/russell Says, ""there Is No ...;
Subject(s): Philosophy & Philosophers


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: READING/RUSSELL SAYS, 'THERE IS NO RHINOCEROS IN       
First Line: Wittgenstein's insistence to russell's
Last Line: By opening your mouth and out it pops
Variant Title(s): Roman Sketchbook: Reading/russell Says, "there Is No ..
Subject(s): Philosophy And Philosophers


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: ROOM       
First Line: World's become shrunk to
Last Line: Top has place still apparent %whatever else is or was


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: THE STREET       
First Line: All the various
Last Line: Members of the italian %parliament walking %past my lunch!


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: VILLA CELIMONTANA       
First Line: As we walk past crumbling
Last Line: Yourself do you express %when you speak english? %still thinking of it and me now %as well with lire


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: WALK       
First Line: Walk out now as if
Last Line: Go forth or is it %come forth 'come out %with your hands up...' %acquiescent to each step


ROMAN SKETCHBOOK: WATCHING       
First Line: Why didn't I call to the
Last Line: Went on while I sat with another %friend under large provided umbrella %finishing dregs of the coffe


ROOM       
First Line: Quick stutters of incidental %passage going back
Last Line: Water, empty passage- %way, and no way back


ROSE (1)       
First Line: Up and down
Last Line: To come home to


ROSE (2)       
First Line: Into one's self come in again
Last Line: I know such beauty in the world grows cold


SAD ADVICE       
First Line: If it isn't fun, don't do it
Last Line: No one gets away without paying %and since you don't get to keep it %anyhow, who needs it


SAINTS       
First Line: Heaven won't have to do with its multitudes
Last Line: And laughed back %until my mind cracked


SAME       
First Line: Why am I %the laggard
Last Line: Putting it %back together


SANINE TO LEDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the road the blackness bends


SANINE TO LEDA       
First Line: Beyond this road the blackness bends
Last Line: Each loses what he chooses


SATURDAY AFTERNOON    Poem Text    
First Line: It was like a monster come to dinner


SATURDAY AFTERNOON       
First Line: It is like a monster come to dinner
Last Line: Whom you burn %amen


SCALES       
First Line: Such small dimension
Last Line: Opening, high clouds, fresh, %lifting day-someone?


SEA       
First Line: Salt and water
Last Line: A lot of boats


SEA       
First Line: Ever %to sleep, %returning water
Last Line: Adios, water - %for another day


SEA       
First Line: The wash, the plunge
Last Line: (the tears %we declare


SEAR AT THE CENTER       
Last Line: To feel, smell, taste %her flesh


SEASONS       
First Line: Was it thunk suck
Last Line: Keep count of time, %say what it's worth


SELF PORTRAIT       
First Line: This face was detachable
Last Line: Tight round fresh loaf delivered %come home eaten comes to rest %on yesterday's garbage


SELF-PORTRAIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He wants to be/a brutal old man
Subject(s): Aging; Love; Hate


SELF-PORTRAIT       
First Line: He wants to be
Last Line: His arms, his skin, %shrink daily. And %he loves, but hates equally


SENATOR BLANK BLANK       
First Line: I look at your
Last Line: Just that I'm listening to you too


SENTENCE       
First Line: There is that in love
Last Line: Be one's own sentence


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN       
First Line: They were going up in
Last Line: Come on %board you, sail %off, sail off


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: BOAT       
First Line: Rock me, boat. %open, open
Last Line: Board you, sail %off, sail off


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: BOX       
First Line: What do you think %he's got it for
Last Line: Just stand him up %in the corner


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: H'S       
First Line: Have hannah's happy health - %have whatever, be
Last Line: Hannah %in this world


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: PLATE       
First Line: All I ever wanted was %a place
Last Line: Blue plate %special


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: RED       
First Line: When it goes %that fast
Last Line: How fast %do you think it's going?


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: SNOWMAN       
First Line: Help the holes %be bigger. Put
Last Line: And I've built a negative number %times three


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: STRAIGHT       
First Line: They were going up in %a straight line right
Last Line: All else whited out


SEVEN: A SUITE FOR ROBERT THERRIEN: WINGS       
First Line: Those are hills out there %or mounds
Last Line: The sand %into these shapes


SHADOW       
First Line: There is a shadow
Last Line: Comes and goes it puts %a yellow flower in a pot %in a circle and looks


SHAME       
First Line: What will %the shame be
Last Line: What things %were forgotten


SHE IS       
First Line: Far from me
Last Line: I miss her, %want no %more time %with out %her


SHE WENT TO STAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Trying to chop mother down is like
Last Line: I couldn't
Subject(s): Loyalty; Mothers


SHE WENT TO STAY       
First Line: Trying to chop mother down is like
Last Line: With phalangists for hat-pins. %I couldn't
Subject(s): Loyalty; Mothers


SHOT       
First Line: The bubble breaking
Last Line: Of reflecting mirrors %water


SICK       
First Line: Belly's full
Last Line: Of rubble


SIGHT       
First Line: Quicker %than that
Last Line: Hands and knees, crawl- %ing forward


SIGHT       
First Line: Eye's reach out window water's
Last Line: Head the echoing painful minded- %ness of life will not see this here


SIGN       
First Line: What you know of me
Last Line: In the mind %the body


SIGNBOARD       
First Line: The quieter the people are
Last Line: A being nothing there %where there was a man


SIGNS       
First Line: The old ones say, 'the peach keeps its fuzz until it dies.' it seemed
Last Line: Men. Dank river darkened in dusk of dead ends. Hits bottom


SILENCE       
First Line: I can't speak so
Last Line: Spectrum now out %there forever


SING SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I sing the song of the sleeping wife
Subject(s): Sleep


SING SONG       
First Line: I sing the song of the sleeping wife
Last Line: Who wouldn't even hear you if you asked her


SINS       
First Line: A hand's part
Last Line: It was fun. %then it's gone. %come again %some time


SITTING HERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Roof's peak is eye
Last Line: We were as gone
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


SITTING HERE       
First Line: Roof's peak is eye
Last Line: And whatever %we were has gone
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters


SITTING UP TO FILL PAGES HAVING WRITTEN THE POEM       
Last Line: Toe now given to eternity. We'll get there


SITUATION OF FEELING INCREASINGLY 'APART' FROM PEOPLE       
Last Line: People after all


SKELETON       
First Line: The element in which they live
Last Line: Themselves only, only skin


SKIN       
First Line: You are too didactic
Last Line: The three logs there %flames be the invitation %come to the fire! Orange %paled horror I see as myse


SKIN AND BONES       
First Line: It ain't no sin %to sit down
Last Line: For whatever. %it's your own skin


SKULL       
First Line: Come closer. Now there is nothing left
Last Line: The bird fly off to the opening sky


SKY       
First Line: Now that the weather softens the
Last Line: To catch up to you pulled equally by %your securing amplitude, blue love!


SLEEP       
First Line: Matrix of your legs
Last Line: Sky grey, the day now %to come


SMALL TIME       
First Line: Why so curiously happy
Last Line: And there's still time enough


SMELL OF GUM WRAPPERS AS OF SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT MOVIES       
Last Line: Rapid transit system


SMELL OF STALE AIR       
Last Line: Nor eyes nor head either


SMOKE       
First Line: Again in space
Last Line: Fades %away, blown %taken


SNOW       
First Line: The broken snow should leave the traces
Last Line: Brought now home


SO BIG    Poem Text    
First Line: The night's eye


SO BIG       
First Line: The night's eye
Last Line: Love is all


SO MUCH       
First Line: When he was a kid sick
Last Line: Away, whatever that old voice %enlarges, so much to depend upon


SO OFTEN IN SUCH ROMANTIC APPREHENSION       
Last Line: Whatsoever was 'rome' was home


SO SWEET / THE BODY       
Last Line: On time


SO THERE       
First Line: Da. Da. Da da
Last Line: Let's do it, let's %have fun


SO TIRED       
Last Line: It falls %apart


SO-CALLED POET OF LOVE       
Last Line: Should be different


SOME       
First Line: You have not simply
Last Line: Proving it finally, %making sense more %than the literal, %still separate


SOME AFTERNOON       
First Line: Why not ride
Last Line: Only the faded %pieces of paper %etc


SOME ECHO       
First Line: The ground seems almost stolid
Last Line: A thing in mind at best or else %some echo of physical world%it is but can know nothing of


SOME ECHOES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


SOME ECHOES       
Last Line: What is left of it


SOME NIGHTS, A FEARFUL       
Last Line: You have only where you were


SOME PLACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I resolved it, I


SOME PLACE       
First Line: I resolved it, I
Last Line: Walks toward the lights he left


SOMEBODY DIED       
First Line: What shall we know we don't know
Last Line: Next, the woman says


SOMETHING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I approach with such


SOMETHING       
First Line: I approach with such %a careful tremor
Last Line: Love might learn from such a sight


SOMETHING FOR EASTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I pulled the street us as you suggested
Subject(s): Easter; The Resurrection


SOMETHING FOR EASTER       
First Line: I pulled the street up as you suggested
Last Line: Does save, there is never %enough


SOMEWHERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The galloping collection of boards
Subject(s): Home


SOMEWHERE       
First Line: The galloping collections of boards
Last Line: In the dark there


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: What I took in my hand
Last Line: Grows in weight
Subject(s): Fate; Man-woman Relationships


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Were I myself more blithe


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: God give you pardon from gratitude
Subject(s): Gratitude


SONG        Recitation by Author
First Line: I wouldn't embarrass you ever


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What do you want
Subject(s): Love


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I had wanted a quiet testament


SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Those rivers run from that land
Subject(s): Life


SONG       
First Line: I had wanted a quiet testament
Last Line: Which one sings, if he sings it %with care


SONG       
First Line: You look out and you see people
Last Line: Is a song %so they say


SONG       
First Line: How simply %for another
Last Line: And won't look back


SONG       
First Line: What do you
Last Line: Two things %one and one


SONG       
First Line: I wouldn't %embarrass you
Last Line: Simpler you %deal with me


SONG       
First Line: The grit %of things
Last Line: Quite the same


SONG       
First Line: God give you pardon from gratitude
Last Line: With what is easy


SONG       
First Line: Were I myself more blithe
Last Line: But god knows useful


SONG       
First Line: What I took in my hand
Last Line: Grows in weight
Subject(s): Fate


SONG       
First Line: What's in the body you've forgotten
Last Line: And/ if the face's remembered, %or dog barks, cat's to be fed


SONG       
First Line: Those rivers run from that land
Last Line: For the sake of the tree


SONG       
First Line: Love has no other friends
Last Line: No! All vanity, all mind flies %but love remains, love, nor dies %even without me. Never dies


SONG       
First Line: It still makes sense
Last Line: And try to be a man


SONNETS       
First Line: Come round again the banal
Last Line: You're ok- %but here %you're home, so longed %for, so curiously %without question found


SONNETS       
First Line: Come round again the banal
Last Line: While they egged us on


SONNETS       
First Line: While ignorant armies clash
Last Line: Have lived with once


SONNETS       
First Line: Someone told me to stand
Last Line: The ground I grew up %on unwon unending


SONNETS       
First Line: I'd take all the learned
Last Line: Argument a twisting %away tormented unless


SONNETS       
First Line: Me is finally unable having
Last Line: Me too to common cause


SONNETS       
First Line: So being old and wise and
Last Line: Are from what you want


SOPA    Poem Text    
First Line: That old black goober that I ate
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SOPA       
First Line: That old black goober that I ate
Last Line: To throw it away how %ever dusty


SOUND       
First Line: Hearing a car pass
Last Line: My hand writing


SOUND       
First Line: Shuddering racket of %air conditioner's colder
Last Line: In mere faithfulness - %sullen sound


SOUND       
First Line: Early mornings, in the light still
Last Line: Where the sea is, on that %other side, that outside, place of %imagined real openness, restless, ete


SOUNDS       
First Line: Some awful %grating sound
Last Line: All the way home


SOUP       
First Line: Trembling %with delight
Last Line: Happiness %delicious


SOUVENIR       
First Line: Passing into the wilderness of twisted
Last Line: As we climb the hill for our picnic %years ago


SPARKS ST ECHO       
First Line: Flakes falling %out window make
Last Line: Momently, mother, %was here


SPARKS STREET ECHO       
First Line: Flakes falling
Last Line: Momently, mother %was here


SPARROWS       
First Line: Small birds fly up
Last Line: The coming of each night


SPEECH       
First Line: Simple things %one wants to say
Last Line: Who am I %and where


SPRING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: These are the places
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING       
First Line: These are the places
Last Line: Too late, too late, too late


SPRING IN SAN FELIU       
First Line: Think of the good times
Last Line: We've gone. But we came. %we've been here


SPRING LIGHT       
First Line: Could persons be as this
Last Line: Hovering waiting touch of air's edge %piece of what had not been lost


STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN       
First Line: Point of hill
Last Line: Way or other to %come, go with them


STAR       
First Line: Such space it comes again to be
Last Line: Stars in the sky, children at play


STATUE       
First Line: I propose to you %a body bleached
Last Line: It will have returned to this place


STEP       
First Line: Things %come and go
Last Line: Then %let them


STILL       
First Line: Still the same
Last Line: Tomorrow


STILL DANCERS       
First Line: Set the theme
Last Line: Still dancers under the moon


STILL LIFE OR    Poem Text    
First Line: Mobiles:/that the wind can catch at


STILL LIFE OR       
First Line: Mobiles: %that the wind can catch at
Last Line: Be not too much shaken


STILL TOO YOUNG       
First Line: I was talking to older
Last Line: But I'm losing again %but I'm too old to do it again %and still too young to die


STOMPING WITH CATALLUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My love - my love says
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


STOMPING WITH CATULLUS       
First Line: My love -- my love says
Last Line: Make it, don't just flip yr wig


STONE       
First Line: Be as careful, as rational
Last Line: That can leave the bones alone, %that can be as it will alone,%and stays as quiet, as stable, as sto


STORY       
First Line: The tall woman wants the tall story
Last Line: That ran from town to tower and then to her mind and back %again


SUCH FLOWERS       
First Line: Such flowers can bloom
Last Line: Delight in leaves %uplifting to %cold neon or gangling %out toward faint %grey window light


SUCH STRANGENESS OF MIND I KNOW       
Last Line: To rewrite our histories, when they touch upon these things


SUMMER       
First Line: The last waltz
Last Line: In a rented house %for the summer only %while the folks are away %and we get to use it %so long as w


SUNSET       
First Line: The world
Last Line: Looking after the golden %sun


SUPPER       
First Line: Time's more than
Last Line: Theresa's cooked with meat


SUPPER       
First Line: Shovel it in. %then go away again
Last Line: I am ahead. I am not dead. %shovel it in


SURF: AN ELEGY       
First Line: Relative to cost, the high fugures
Last Line: Stores of the sea


SURGEONS       
First Line: One imagines a surgeon to be
Last Line: That grow on trees


SWAN       
First Line: Peculiar that swan should mean a sound
Last Line: Of resonances, jarring the mind awake


SWEET, SAD       
Last Line: Waves one watches


SWINGING DOWN CENTRAL    Poem Text    
First Line: No matter what color my pants are


SWINGING DOWN CENTRAL       
First Line: No matter what color my pants are
Last Line: To have lived so long


TABLE       
First Line: Two weeks from now %we'll be gone. Think
Last Line: Simple one. Nothing %more, nothing less


TALK       
First Line: One thing, strikes in
Last Line: Talk to, to talk to


TALKING       
First Line: Faded back last night
Last Line: Life, still no one


TALLY       
First Line: A tally of forces, consequent
Last Line: For whatever rage was once


TEACHINGS       
First Line: Of my grandmother
Last Line: She never spoke of him again


TELL STORY       
Last Line: This road %has ending, %hand %in hand


TEMPER       
First Line: The temper is fragile
Last Line: Moving in wind and rain


TERRIBLY STRANGE BED       
First Line: I recall there being
Last Line: About to kill me %only in sleep safe


TESTAMENT       
First Line: We resolve to think of ourselves
Last Line: But its generosity %will know %I don't go %easily %dragging you after


THAN I       
First Line: I'm telling you a
Last Line: Who knows better %than I?


THANK YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: O kindness, kindness, these virtues are
Subject(s): Kindness


THANK YOU       
First Line: O kindness, kindness. These virtues are
Last Line: Redundant satisfaction


THANKS       
First Line: Here's to eddie - %not unsteady
Last Line: Of the true, the good, the dead


THANKSGIVING'S DONE       
First Line: All leaves gone, yellow
Last Line: Now as these days go by


THAT       
First Line: To be always that


THAT DAY / IN AN OAK TREE       
Last Line: Sit in with %such fear


THE       
First Line: The water
Last Line: Shores of the world


THE ANIMAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Shaking the head from
Subject(s): Animals; Human Beings


THE ANSWER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Will we speak to each other


THE APOLOGY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I think to compose a sonnet


THE AWAKENING    Poem Text    
First Line: He feels small as he awakens


THE BALL GAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The one damn time (7th inning)
Subject(s): Baseball


THE BED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She walks in beauty like a lake
Subject(s): Marriage; Love - Erotic; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: What did you say to me


THE BIRD, THE BIRD, THE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: With the spring flowers I likewise am
Last Line: Implacable, but content
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


THE BOOK        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Books & Reading


THE BOX    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Three sides


THE BUSINESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To be in love is like going out / side
Last Line: There are records
Subject(s): Love


THE CANTOS    Poem Text    
First Line: To make peace (borso


THE CAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


THE CARNIVAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Whereas the man who hits
Subject(s): Love


THE CHANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: For whatever, it could


THE CHANGES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: People don't act
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE CHARM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My children are, to me
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE CIRCLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Houses in/the ring


THE CITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not from that


THE COMMENTARY        Recitation by Author


THE CONSPIRACY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You send me your poems
Last Line: If you will send me one of you
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE CRACKS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Don't step/so lightly. Break


THE CRISIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let me say (in anger) that since the day we were married
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE CROW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The crow in the cage in the dining-room
Last Line: Knowing there is nothing he wants
Subject(s): Hate


THE DISAPPOINTMENT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Had you the eyes of a goat
Subject(s): Disappointment


THE DISHONEST MAILMAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They are taking all my letters, and they
Subject(s): Postal Service; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


THE DOOR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is hard going to the door
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE DOOR (II)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is hard going to the door
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE DOOR (III)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thump. Thump. The door


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Such perfection
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


THE DREAM (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: A lake in the head
Subject(s): Dreams; Drowning; Nightmares


THE DRUMS    Poem Text    
First Line: How are you harry the


THE EAR    Poem Text    
First Line: He cannot move the furniture


THE END    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When I know what people think of me
Subject(s): Disappointment


THE END OF THE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh who is


THE EPIC EXPANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: They had come in a carriage (which


THE EUROPEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Or me wanting another man's
Subject(s): Self


THE EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: The eye I look out of
Subject(s): Eyes


THE FAMILY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE FESTIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Death makes his
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE FINGER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Father/and mother
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE FIRST TIME    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: We are given a choice


THE FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember the way you
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE FLOWER (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I think I grow tensions
Subject(s): Flowers; Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE FRIEND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What I saw in his head
Subject(s): Friendship


THE FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to help you
Subject(s): Friendship


THE GESTURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The gesture she makes


THE GIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: He hands/down the gift
Subject(s): Gifts Andd Giving


THE GRACE        Recitation by Author


THE HANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Take the hands
Subject(s): Hands


THE HAPPY MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Who would love you


THE HEART        Recitation by Author
First Line: In the construction of the chest
Subject(s): Hearts


THE HERD    Poem Text    
First Line: Way out they are riding, it is an old


THE HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Each voice which was asked
Subject(s): Heroes


THE HEROES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In all those stories the hero
Subject(s): Heroes


THE HILL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is some time since I have been
Subject(s): Men; Religion; Theology


THE HOLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is/a silence


THE HOUSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Mud put/upon mud
Subject(s): Houses


THE IMMORAL PROPOSITION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you never do anything for anyone else
Subject(s): Egoism & Egotism


THE INNOCENCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Looking to the sea, it is
Subject(s): Life


THE INTERVIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Light eyes would have been more fortunate


THE INVITATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If it ever is


THE INVOICE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I once wrote a letter as follows
Subject(s): Letters


THE JOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a joke
Subject(s): Jokes


THE KID (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: If it falls flat
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE KID (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: The kid left
Subject(s): Children; Separation; Childhood


THE KIND ACT OF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Giving oneself to the dentist or doctor who is a good one


THE LANGUAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Locate I / love you some- / where in
Subject(s): Language; Love; Words; Vocabulary


THE LATE COMER    Poem Text    
First Line: (parvenue) delinquent who will now


THE LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I did not expect you
Subject(s): Marriage; Loss; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE LION AND THE DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Let who think of what they will
Subject(s): Lions; Dogs; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE LOVER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What should the young


THE MAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: He hie fie finger


THE MEASURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I cannot/move backward
Subject(s): Time


THE MECHANIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Were we now to fall
Subject(s): Love


THE MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a river she was


THE MENU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: John and I have decided
Subject(s): Haig, Alexander (1924-2010)


THE MESSENGERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The huge dog, broderick, and
Subject(s): Dogs


THE METHOD OF ACTUALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The/mother (mother) unbent to give
Subject(s): Mothers & Sons


THE MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: Seeing is believing


THE MIRROR (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: When I see you in the first light, again
Subject(s): Love


THE MOUNTAINS IN THE DESERT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Mountains blue now


THE NAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Be natural
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Parents; Women; Parenthood


THE NAMES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When they came near


THE OPERATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: By saturday I said you would be better by sunday
Subject(s): Surgery


THE PARADOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking down at her


THE PASSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: What waiting in the halls
Subject(s): Ghosts; Love


THE PATTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: As soon as


THE PEDIGREE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Or if I will not rape
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Self


THE PENITENT    Poem Text    
First Line: These, the unequal, vicious


THE PEOPLE        Recitation by Author


THE PICNIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Ducks in the pond
Subject(s): Picnics; Barbecues


THE PLACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What is the form


THE PLAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Daytime/wonder at


THE PLAN IS THE BODY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Bodies


THE POOL    Poem Text    
First Line: My embarrassment at his nakedness
Subject(s): Self; Nudity; Nakedness


THE PREJUDICE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is a despair one comes to


THE PROVINCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Trying to get our men


THE PURITAN ETHOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy the man who loves
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


THE QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: A description of the senuous
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE RAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All night the sound had / come back again
Subject(s): Men


THE RESCUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The man sits in a timelessness
Subject(s): Time


THE REVELATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I thought that if I were broken enough


THE RHYME    Poem Text    
First Line: There is the sign of
Subject(s): Flowers; Loss


THE RHYTHM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is all a rhythm
Last Line: Dark at the closing
Subject(s): Life


THE RIDDLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What it is, the literal size


THE RITES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: (hogpen, decidious growth, etc.


THE ROCKS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Trying to think of


THE ROSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Up and down
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Roses; Male-female Relations


THE SAINTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heaven won't have to do with its multitudes
Subject(s): Dreams; Evil; Nightmares


THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: The wash, the plunge


THE SENTENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is that in love
Subject(s): Love


THE SHAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What will/the shame be
Subject(s): Shame


THE SIGN BOARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The quieter the people are


THE SKELETON    Poem Text    
First Line: The element in which they live


THE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: It still makes sense


THE SOUVENIR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Passing into the wilderness of twisted trees
Subject(s): Picnics; Barbecues


THE STATUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I propose to you
Subject(s): Staues


THE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: The tall woman wants the tall story


THE SURF: AN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Relative to cost, the high figures


THE THREE LADIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamt. I saw three ladies in a tree
Subject(s): Women; Love


THE TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: They walk in and fall into
Subject(s): Time


THE TOTAL PARTS OF A WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: The form of the grasses against
Subject(s): Love


THE TRAP    Poem Text    
First Line: On a theme fantastic, a light


THE TRAVELLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the forest again


THE TUNNEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Time


THE WARNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love


THE WAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My love's manners in bed
Last Line: And love her as hard as you can
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Love - Marital; Work; Workers; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE WHIP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I spent my night turning in bed
Subject(s): Love


THE WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever is become of me
Subject(s): Love


THE WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Position is where you


THE WOMAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I called her across the room


THE WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: What he holds to
Subject(s): Beauty


THE WORLD (1)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I wanted so ably / to reassure you
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters; Life


THERE       
First Line: On such a day
Last Line: Be happy coincidence %just here
Variant Title(s): There (4


THERE       
First Line: Seeming act %of thought's
Last Line: You know like %hangs out


THERE       
First Line: With all I know %remember a page
Last Line: Blurred content %now loses detail


THERE (1)       
First Line: With all I know
Last Line: Written word %once so clear %blurred content %now loses detail


THERE (2)       
First Line: Miles back
Last Line: Then %you changed it


THERE (3)       
First Line: There %the wall is at
Last Line: Trying still to get out


THERE (5)       
First Line: Seeming act %of thought's
Last Line: Gone to hell %you know like %hangs out


THERE (6)       
First Line: A place so %hostile it does
Last Line: Trying to %be acknowledged


THERE (7)       
First Line: There is a world
Last Line: It's here, now


THERE IS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


THERE IS       
First Line: There is %as we go we
Last Line: Unhappy in its %circumstances


THERE IS A SPACE       
Last Line: Long since, all %there


THERE IS WATER       
Last Line: No woods left %in the surrounding %wet air. Only the heavy %booming surf


THERESA'S FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: From the outset / charmed by the soft, quick speech
Last Line: Of poetry was at last mine
Subject(s): Baptists; Friendship; Irish Catholic Church; Poetry & Poets


THERESA'S FRIENDS       
First Line: From the outset %charmed by the soft, quick speech
Last Line: Of poetry - was at last mine
Subject(s): Baptists; Friendship; Irish Catholic Church; Poetry And Poets


THEY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I wondered what had


THEY       
First Line: What could %they give me I
Last Line: Mind followed and %I also


THEY       
First Line: I wondered what had
Last Line: One in his plce, an %endless arrival


THEY (2)       
First Line: They were trying to catch up
Last Line: For hours and hours


THEY SAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Up and down


THEY SAY       
First Line: Up and down
Last Line: And never was seen again


THINK       
First Line: Tell the story
Last Line: Voice coming back in faded tatters


THINKING       
First Line: I've thought of myself %as objective
Last Line: Not to mention the words
Variant Title(s): Thinking (2


THINKING (1)       
First Line: The top of the mountain
Last Line: Shift sight to distance, far away


THINKING (3)       
First Line: Grandmother I'd thought
Last Line: Shook, coughed and died


THINKING (4)       
First Line: Had not %thought
Last Line: He keeps in his head


THINKING OF WALLACE STEVENS       
First Line: After so many years the famaliar
Last Line: So it is the dullness of mind one cannot live without, %thisplace returned to, this place that was n


THINKING OF WALLACE STEVENS       
First Line: After so many years the familiar
Last Line: This place returned to, this place that was never left


THINKING OF WALTER BENJAMIN       
First Line: What to say %these days
Last Line: I know %a story %I can tell %and will


THINKING OF YEATS       
First Line: Break down %'innocence'
Last Line: In world's %wilderness


THIS DAY       
First Line: This day after %thanksgiving the edge
Last Line: So quietly, greyly, shrunken


THIS HOUSE       
First Line: Such familiar spaces
Last Line: You are my mind %made particular, %my heart in its place


THIS ROOM       
First Line: Each thing given
Last Line: Room goes on %dark winter's edge %now full with sun %pales the worn rug


THIS WORLD       
First Line: If night's the harder, %closer time, days
Last Line: What %matters as one %in this world?


THREE LADIES       
First Line: I dreamt. I saw three ladies in a tree
Last Line: Three old ladies sat in a tree


TIGER       
First Line: Today we saw a tiger
Last Line: By another fear


TIME       
First Line: They walk in and fall into
Last Line: All that was an instant ago %is gone now


TIME       
First Line: How long for the small yellow flowers
Last Line: This sitting on a case, this fact sans face


TIME       
First Line: Out window roof's slope
Last Line: Fall. Die. Let this son %live, let him live
Variant Title(s): Time (3


TIME (1)       
First Line: What happened to her
Last Line: And what happened to her


TIME (2)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Moment to / moment
Subject(s): Time


TIME (2)       
First Line: Moment to %moment
Last Line: Gets done, alone
Subject(s): Time


TIME (4)       
First Line: How long for the small yellow flowers
Last Line: Stable within the givens, thus comfortable to reason, %this sitting on a case, this fact sans face


TIME IS SOME SORT OF HINDSIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Sight


TIME IS SOME SORT OF HINDSIGHT       
Last Line: Down the %vague sides %it %it


TIME TO GO       
Last Line: Were going


TIME'S FIXED       
Last Line: And what might be %still seems to be %a life
Variant Title(s): Time's Fixe


TINY PLACE       
First Line: Walking down %backward, wall
Last Line: Tiny place %(takes %plce)


TO AND    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


TO AND       
First Line: To and %back and forth
Last Line: All the faces %wasted %wasted


TO BOBBIE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What can occur


TO BOBBIE       
First Line: What can occur
Last Line: Is not its only witness


TO SAY IT       
First Line: Just now at five
Last Line: Or mistaken, the arrogance %of trying to, the light comes again, %comes here, after brief darkness I


TO THE ONE IN THE GRAY COAT    Poem Text    


TO THE ONE IN THE GRAY COAT       
Last Line: Signs of inadequate love


TO WORK IS TO CONTADICT CONTRADICTIONS, TO DO VIOLENCE       
First Line: To consummate
Last Line: Joy is an issue of work


TO WORK IS TO CONTRADICT CONTRADICTIONS, TO DO VIOLENCE TO NATURAL VIOLENCE...    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To consummate
Subject(s): Work


TOKEN       
First Line: My lady %fair with
Last Line: As if all %worlds were there


TOO LATE       
First Line: You tried to answer the questions attractively
Last Line: I think I love you


TOOLS       
First Line: First there, it proves to be still here
Last Line: Locked in the awkwardness they mean


TOTAL PARTS OF A WORLD       
First Line: The form of the grasses against


TOUCHSTONE       
First Line: Something %by which %all else %can be measured.'
Last Line: To measure %all else


TRAIN GOING BY       
First Line: When I was a kid
Last Line: On that train going by


TRANSLATION       
First Line: You have all the time been
Last Line: Hear it, must feel the intent %wetness, mushy. I melt again %into your ample presence


TRAP       
First Line: On a theme fantastic, a light
Last Line: Again tired. Fastens %on sentiment


TRAVELLER       
First Line: Into the forest again
Last Line: The high wide sky


TREE       
First Line: You tree %of company
Last Line: You I love %here %by the simple river


TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: What shall I do with my friends
Subject(s): Letters


TREES (1)       
First Line: Thighs, trees
Last Line: Limbs, grows leaves


TREES (2)       
First Line: What shall I do with my friends
Last Line: A fearsome hole it is too %a very hell


TUNNEL       
First Line: Tonight, nothing is long enough
Last Line: A time passes %love in the dark


TURN       
First Line: Each way the turn %twists
Last Line: We will move, and then %stop


TWO       
First Line: Light weighs
Last Line: In two places


TWO       
First Line: Holding %for one
Last Line: In mind, in %other places


TWO KIDS       
First Line: Two kids, small
Last Line: Beyond the moment, %the small minutes of some hour, %like waiting in a dentist's office


TWO TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: It takes so long to look down


TWO TIMES (1)       
First Line: Image %docteur
Last Line: Trembling now %throughout %I am here


TWO TIMES (2)       
First Line: It takes so long to look down


TWO WAYS OF LOOKING IN A MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: At midnight the world is a mediate


TWO WAYS OF LOOKING IN A MIRROR       
First Line: At midnight the world is a mediate
Last Line: Is actual, as hard as %stone


UNKNOWN SHORT STORY        Recitation by Author


UP IN THE AIR       
First Line: Trees %breathing %air
Last Line: Keep a distance %recovers space


USA       
First Line: Seeing with sidney people
Last Line: When train finally comes in, %there's nothing you're leaving, nothing you can


VALENTINE       
First Line: Had you a dress %would cover you all
Last Line: I love you - %that one, my son


VALENTINE       
First Line: Home's still heart %light in the window
Last Line: Wanting a meaning %without you %it would stop
Variant Title(s): Valentine (1


VALENTINE (2)       
First Line: Had you a dress


VALENTINE FOR PEN       
First Line: I love you, says the clock. Paradoxically silent, watching
Last Line: Morning's opening, here said, again and again, I love you


VARIATION       
First Line: My son who is stranger
Last Line: But that he is me, as much as I am him


VARIATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: There is love only
Subject(s): Love


VARIATIONS       
First Line: There is love only
Last Line: Their definition. I hear %the mind close


VERSIONS       
First Line: Why would she come to him
Last Line: Greeted the world with %a faint happiness, %watched it die %in the same place


VIEW       
First Line: Roof pours upward
Last Line: Across, just covered by %the light vertically striped %pinned to cross-rod curtain


VIEW AT EVENING       
First Line: Cut neat path out
Last Line: The upright space, %place, fades sight, %sees echoes, %green, green, green


VISION       
First Line: Think of the size of it
Last Line: What it was or where


VISIT       
First Line: No resolution
Last Line: Displacement, %the brutal use %of rational love, %the meagerness %of the intentional %offering


VISIT       
First Line: No resolution, %understanding
Last Line: Of the intentional offering


VOICE       
First Line: Bears down on
Last Line: Clusion also a way %particularizing life


WAIT FOR ME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Give a man his
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


WAIT FOR ME       
First Line: Give a man his
Last Line: Home for herself, %I said


WAITING       
First Line: Waiting for the object, %the abject adjunct
Last Line: Goes only on to %wherever


WAITING       
First Line: Were you counting the days
Last Line: Which wasn't known %over and over?
Variant Title(s): Waiting (2


WAITING (1)       
First Line: He pushes behind the words
Last Line: That risk %is all there is


WAITING (3)       
First Line: Waiting for the object


WAITING (4)       
First Line: I've never had the


WAITING FOR A BUS       
First Line: Here's the church, %here's the tower, the wall
Last Line: Now starts up, %and we're on, %and we're gone


WALDOBORO EVE       
First Line: Trees haze in the fog coming in
Last Line: That's all finally there is to think. %now comes night with the moon and the stars


WALKING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In my head I am
Subject(s): Walking And Walkers


WALKING       
First Line: In my head I am
Last Line: One end of my intention


WALKING THE DOG       
First Line: The one to one
Last Line: Get there, poor, %poor dog


WALL       
First Line: Afternoon lengthens like sunlight
Last Line: A little ode to much hopefulness


WALL       
First Line: I've looked at this wall
Last Line: Shifting blue sky. Faint sun
Variant Title(s): Wall (2


WALL       
First Line: You can push as hard as you want
Last Line: It stays limited %to a single face


WALL (1)       
First Line: You can push as hard as you want
Last Line: It stays limited %to a single face


WALL / ONE'S UP AGAINST       
Last Line: In the head %that knows all


WALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Walls are relief/in lifting
Subject(s): Walls


WALLS       
First Line: Walls are
Last Line: Lift yourself %selves, shelves


WANTING YOU       
First Line: Specific light
Last Line: Thing %to define


WARNING       
First Line: For love -- I would
Last Line: And quick surprise


WAS       
First Line: The face %was %beautiful
Last Line: Tried %to please


WATER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Water drips
Subject(s): Water


WATER       
First Line: Your personal world echoes
Last Line: A place one lives in regardless


WATER (1)       
First Line: The sun's %sky in
Last Line: Forms, love's %error %in water


WATER (2)       
First Line: Water drips
Last Line: That wetness spread


WATER (3)       
First Line: Your personal world echoes
Last Line: The obvious obvious, or else %a place one lives in regardless


WATER MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: The words are a beautiful music


WATER MUSIC       
First Line: The words are a beautiful music
Last Line: No meaning %no point


WAY       
First Line: My love's manners in bed
Last Line: Let you find a good wife too, %and love her as hard as you can
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Love - Marital


WAY       
First Line: The walls constituting our
Last Line: How long looking at what is inevitable


WE'LL DIE / SOON ENOUGH       
Last Line: Die. Dead %come alive


WHAT       
First Line: What had one thought the
Last Line: Was it the movement one's own?


WHAT (1)       
First Line: What had one thought the
Last Line: Was it the movement one's own?


WHAT (2)       
First Line: What would it be
Last Line: Of it all again %and again an %empty ending?
Variant Title(s): Wha


WHAT / DO YOU THINK IT IS       
Last Line: Times before %I look now


WHAT IS LOVE -       
Last Line: All a smaller %focus


WHAT SHE SAYS SHE WANTS       
Last Line: She wants she says


WHAT'S FOR DINNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Only from the back


WHAT'S FOR DINNER       
First Line: Only from the back
Last Line: For the last time


WHAT'S TO BE SAID       
Last Line: Hope only %he was one


WHATEVER       
First Line: Whatever's %to be
Last Line: Thinking %of thought %be to %whatever's


WHATEVER       
First Line: Whatever's to be thought of thinking


WHEELS       
First Line: One around one
Last Line: All go by %in a blur of silence


WHEN HE AND I       
Last Line: What do you know


WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D ASTRONOMER...'    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A bitter twitter
Subject(s): Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Memory


WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D ASTRONOMER...'       
First Line: A bitter twitter
Last Line: Old friends die. %goodbye!
Subject(s): Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Memory


WHEN IT COMES       
Last Line: Any more to %anyone


WHERE WE ARE THERE MUST       
Last Line: Was that right


WHICH IT / WAS       
Last Line: Is what we are lacking here


WHIP       
First Line: I spent a night turning in bed
Last Line: I think to say this %wrongly
Subject(s): Love


WHITE FENCE/WHITE FENCE       
First Line: Particularizing white
Last Line: Odd reason so forced %to be seen. It %cannot accommodate, %cannot let get past, %unaffected, any, mu


WHITE FENCE/WHITE FENCE       
First Line: Particularizing 'white %fence' beyond which %the seeming
Last Line: Cannot let get past, %unaffected, any, must be %'white fence.'


WHY SAY TO THEM       
Last Line: Become happiness


WICKER BASKET       
First Line: Comes the time when it's later
Last Line: In my wicker basket


WIFE       
First Line: I know two women
Last Line: And watch the other die


WILLYS       
First Line: Little %dollar


WIND       
First Line: Whatever is to ecome of me
Last Line: Of sound and flight


WIND LIFTS       
First Line: Wind lifts lightly
Last Line: To drink. The sun %brightens the leaves, back %of them darker branches, %tree's trunk. Night is stil


WINDOW       
First Line: The upper part is snow
Last Line: Must all come down


WINDOW (1)       
First Line: There will be no simple
Last Line: Fell senseless, with relief


WINDOW (1)       
First Line: The window had
Last Line: They say, never quite %come. Never just one


WINDOW (2)       
First Line: Position is where you
Last Line: I can %feel my eye breaking


WINDOW (2)       
First Line: The upper part is snow


WINTER       
First Line: Snow lifts it
Last Line: If you're lucky, if %world's good to you, %won't so simply %kill you, freeze you


WINTER MORNING       
First Line: The sky's like a pewter
Last Line: In whatever time's left for us here


WINTER NIGHT       
First Line: Building's high bulk lifts
Last Line: Or pinkish close glow all beyond


WISDOM       
First Line: You could go on
Last Line: Wisdom an insistent preoccupation


WISH       
First Line: So much rain
Last Line: Might, too, discover %ways of water
Subject(s): Wishes


WISHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Lunch with its divers
Last Line: Less. Nothing forgot
Subject(s): Wishes


WISHES       
First Line: Lunch with its divers
Last Line: To be left out. No %memory, no thought, %less. Nothing forgot
Subject(s): Wishes


WOMAN       
First Line: I have never
Last Line: Of it, my skin %drips


WOMAN       
First Line: I called her across the room
Last Line: As if her substance shouted


WOMEN       
First Line: What he holds to
Last Line: To bear such beauty


WON'T IT BE FINE?       
First Line: At whatever age he was, he was apt with that
Last Line: Friends. If you have friends, be sure you are good to them


WORDS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You are always


WORDS       
First Line: You are always
Last Line: Like dust %from nowhere


WORDS / ARE / PLEASURE       
Last Line: All words


WORDSWORTHS       
First Line: The wordsworths afoot
Last Line: Returns me to day %passed far away %dorothy took note, %william wrote


WORLD (1)       
First Line: I wanted so ably %to reassure you
Last Line: For another morning %in the world
Subject(s): Brothers And Sisters; Life


WORLD (2)       
First Line: The world so sweet its
Last Line: Flat particular light %each sunlit place so placed


WOULD DYING BE HERE       
Last Line: Never go anywhere you %can't live


X       
First Line: The trees are kept
Last Line: No matter where it is %or who can find me


XMAS (1)       
First Line: It commonly sings
Last Line: This christmas


XMAS (2)       
First Line: I'm sure there is a world I
Last Line: Man, santa claus! By %god-the reindeer, the presents


XMAS POEM: BOLINAS       
First Line: All around
Last Line: And go find it


YELLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: He wants to be an indian
Subject(s): Yellow (color); Native Americans; Race Awareness; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


YELLOW       
First Line: He wants to be an indian
Last Line: Because she is such a %lovely color


YESTERDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sixty-two, sixty-three, I most remember
Subject(s): Memory; Poetry & Poets; Time; Friendship


YOU       
First Line: You were leaving, going
Last Line: Reflection. It was me %and I was you


YOU       
First Line: You will remember little of yourself
Last Line: All that is here to prove it
Variant Title(s): You (2


YOU (1)       
First Line: Back and forth across
Last Line: Walking. This is life


YOU (3)       
First Line: You were leaving, going
Last Line: Reflection. It was me %and I was you


YOU THINK IN THE CIRCLE       
Last Line: Round the whole


YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER...'       
First Line: Inside that insistence - %small recompense - persistence
Last Line: Simply, you were never lovelier
Variant Title(s): You Were Never Lovelier..


YOU'VE TRIED THE WORLD, NOW TRY JESUS    Poem Text    
First Line: We laughed when he sat down at the piano


YOU'VE TRIED THE WORLD, TRY JESUS       
First Line: We laughed when he sat down at the piano
Last Line: And god won't hide us


YOUNG WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Young woman/older


YOUNG WOMAN       
First Line: Young woman, older
Last Line: Who was to have been, as you %something else


YOUR       
First Line: One sided %battering ramm'd
Last Line: In the fat doldrums %of innocent aging %I sat waiting- %thank god you came


ZERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Not just nothing
Subject(s): Dogs