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Author: DUFFY, CAROL ANN
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Duffy, Carol Ann    Poet's Biography
72 poems available by this author


AND HOW ARE WE TODAY?       
First Line: The little people in the radio are picking on me
Last Line: I make noises to annoy them and then I go bastards


ANNE HATHAWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The bed we loved in was a spinning world
Last Line: As he held me upon that next best bed
Subject(s): Love


ANNE HATHAWAY       
First Line: The bed we loved in was a spinning world
Last Line: As he held me upon that next best bed
Subject(s): Love


CIRCE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Circe


DECEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: The year dwindles and glows
Subject(s): December; Transiecnce


DELILAH    Poem Text    
First Line: Teach me, he said
Subject(s): Samson; Delilah (bible)


DEMETER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Where I lived - winter and hard earth
Last Line: With the small shy mouth of a new moon
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


DEMETER       
First Line: Where I lived - winter and hard earth
Last Line: With the small shy mouth of a new moon
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ELVIS'S TWIN SISTER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Presley, Elvis (1937-1977)


ETON MANOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The past is all around us, in the air
Subject(s): Eton Manor (2012 Olympic Site)


EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Girls, I was dead and down
Subject(s): Eurydice (nymph)


FRAU FREUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ladies, for arguments sake, let us say
Subject(s): Sex Organs


GIRLFRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: That hot september night, we slept in a single bed
Last Line: To see my fingers counting themselves, dancing
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


GIRLFRIENDS       
First Line: That hot september night, we slept in a single bed
Last Line: To see my fingers counting themselves, dancing
Subject(s): Erotic Love


GOOD TEACHERS       
First Line: You run round the back to be in it again
Last Line: And gloucester, today. The day you'll be sorry one day
Subject(s): Women


HARD TO SAY       
First Line: I asked him to give me an image for love, something I could see
Last Line: As we slept, we breathed their scent all night


HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: She woke up old at last, alone,


IN MRS. TILSCHER'S CLASS    Poem Text    
First Line: You could travel up the blue nile
Last Line: As the sky split open into a thunderstorm
Subject(s): Geography; Schools; Students


IN MRS. TILSCHER'S CLASS       
First Line: You could travel up the blue nile
Last Line: You ran through the gates, impatient to be grown, %as the sky splits open into a thunderstorm
Subject(s): Geography; Schools


IN YOUR MIND       
First Line: The other country, is it anticipated or half-remembered?
Last Line: And then a desk. A newspaper. A window. English rain


LE PERE-LACHAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Along the ruined avenues the long-gone lie
Last Line: Two young men embrace near piaf's tomb
Subject(s): France


LE PERE-LACHAISE       
First Line: Along the ruined avenues the long-gone lie
Last Line: Two men embrace near piaf's tomb
Subject(s): France


LIAR       
First Line: She made things up; for example, that she was really


LITANY       
First Line: The soundtrack then was litany--candlewick
Last Line: My mother's mute shame. The taste of soap


LITTLE RED CAP    Poem Text    


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a talent, the world love's metaphor
Subject(s): Love


MEDUDA    Poem Text    
First Line: A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy


MRS AESOP    Poem Text    
First Line: By christ, he could bore me for purgatory. He was small
Subject(s): Aesop (620?-560? B.c)


MRS BEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: These myths going round, these legends, fairytales,


MRS DARWIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Went to the zoo.
Subject(s): Evolution; Wit & Humor


MRS ICARUS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Wit & Humor; Icarus


MRS LAZARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I had grieved. I had wept for a night and a day
Subject(s): Lazarus


MRS MIDAS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Midas


MRS QUASIMODO    Poem Text    


MRS RIP VAN WINKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I sank like a stone


MRS SCHOFIELD'S GCSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You must prepare your bosom for his knife,


MRS SISYPHUS    Poem Text    


NAME    Poem Text    
First Line: When did your name
Subject(s): Names


NAMING PARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: A body has been discussed between them
Last Line: Someone is cared for who is past caring. Somewhere
Subject(s): Bodies; Love Complaints


NURSERY RHYME       
First Line: What do we use to wash our hair?
Last Line: It doesn't hurt the rabbit
Subject(s): Environment


OPPENHEIMER'S CUP AND SAUCER    Poem Text    
First Line: She asked me to luncheon in fur. Far from
Last Line: Your legs around my neck, that's right. Yes
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


OPPENHEIMER'S CUP AND SAUCER       
First Line: She asked me to luncheon in fur. Far from
Last Line: Your legs around my neck, that's right. Yes
Subject(s): Erotic Love


PLAINSONG       
First Line: Stop. Along this path, in phrases of light
Last Line: Home, and the stone in your palm telling the time


POET FOR OUR TIMES       
First Line: I write the headlines for a daily paper
Last Line: The instant tits and bottom line of art


POPE JOAN    Poem Text    
First Line: After I learned to transubstantiate


PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
Last Line: Darkness outside. Inside, the radio's prayer- / rockall. Malin. Dogger. Finisterre
Subject(s): Prayer


PRAYER       
First Line: Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
Last Line: Darkness outside. Inside, the radio's prayer - %rockall. Malin. Dogger. Finisterre
Subject(s): Prayer


PSYCHOPATH       
First Line: I run my metal comb through the d.A. And pose
Last Line: The world's your fucking oyster. Awopbopaloobop alopbimbam


PYGMALION'S BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold, I was, like snow, like ivory


QUEEN HEROD    Poem Text    
First Line: Ice in the trees.


QUEEN KONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember peeping in at his skyscraper room


RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: At the turn of the river the language changes
Last Line: Or on the sand, near where the river runs into the sea?
Subject(s): Rivers


RIVER       
First Line: At the turn of the river the language changes
Last Line: Or on the sand, near where the river runs into the sea?
Subject(s): Rivers


SALOME    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd done it before


SOMEWHERE SOMEONE'S EYES       
First Line: What if there had been a painter, he was drunk, equal


STANDING FEMALE NUDE       
First Line: Six hours like this for a few francs
Last Line: Twelve francs and get my shawl. It does not look like me


STEAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long ago so far, a lover and I
Last Line: Not a ghost at all
Subject(s): Love


STEAM       
First Line: Not long ago so far, a lover and I
Last Line: Not a ghost at all
Subject(s): Love


STEPHEN LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold pavement indeed
Subject(s): Murder


SYNTAX    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to call you thou, the sound


THE DEVIL'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The devil was one of the men at work


THE GOOD TEACHERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: You run round the back to be in it again
Last Line: "if poetry could truly tell it backwards,
Subject(s): Women


THETIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I shrank myself


TRANSLATING THE ENGLISH, 1989       
First Line: Welcome to my country! We have here edwina currie
Last Line: My country my country welcome welcome welcome


VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not a red rose or a satin heart
Last Line: Cling to your life
Subject(s): Life Change Events


VALENTINE       
First Line: Not a red rose or a satin heart
Last Line: Its scent will cling to your fingers, %cling to your knife
Subject(s): Life Change Events


VIRGIN PUNISHING THE INFANT       
First Line: He spoke early. Not the goo goo goo of infancy
Last Line: Why the infant did not cry. And why the mother did


WARMING HER PEARLS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Next to my own skin, her pearls. My mistress
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love; Pearls


WARMING HER PEARLS       
First Line: Next to my own skin, her pearls. My mistress
Last Line: I feel their absence and I burn
Subject(s): Erotic Love; Love; Pearls


WHATEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll take your hand, the left


WHO CARVED A BIRD AND A FISH       
Last Line: Knows it's a geadh, a goose
Subject(s): Rivers


YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Univited, the thought of you stayed too long in my head