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Author: FEARING, KENNETH
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Fearing, Kenneth    Poet's Biography
94 poems available by this author


$2.50    Poem Text    
First Line: But that dashing, dauntless, delphic, diehard, diabolic cracker likes his fiction turned
Subject(s): Books & Reading; Popular Culture; Class Struggle


$2.50        
First Line: But that dashing, dauntless, delphic, diehard, diabolic
Last Line: Clublady, survives the cracker's evening fantasy of %honor, and profit, and grace


1933       
First Line: You heard the gentleman, with automatic precision, speak the
Last Line: You did, this is your record, %you


4 A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: It is early evening, still, in honolulu, and in london now, it must be well past dawn
Subject(s): Time


4 A.M.       
First Line: It is early evening, still, in honolulu, and in london, now it
Last Line: Where last year's homicide occurred, are empty now, and %still


5 A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: Street by the street the lights go out, and the night turns grey


A DOLLAR'S WORTH OF BLOOD, PLEASE    Poem Text    
First Line: With the last memo checked


AD    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanted: men: / millions of men are wanted at once in a big new field;
Last Line: Take a job in the coming profession: / wages: death
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


AD       
First Line: Wanted: men: %millions of men are wanted at once in a big new field;
Last Line: No skill needed; %no ambition required; no brains wanted and no character allowed;
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews


AFTERNOON OF A PAWNBROKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Still they bring me diamonds, diamonds, always diamonds
Last Line: And here comes mrs. Case, to redeem her diamond ring
Subject(s): Diamonds; Pawnshops; Pawnbrokers


AFTERNOON OF A PAWNBROKER       
First Line: Still they bring me diamonds, diamonds, always diamonds
Last Line: And here comes mrs. Case to redeem her diamond rings
Subject(s): Diamonds; Pawnshops


AMERICAN RHAPSODY (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Tomorrow, yes, tomorrow,


AMERICAN RHAPSODY (4)       
First Line: First you bite your fingernails. And then you comb your hair
Last Line: Is this, baby, what you were born to feel, and do, and be?


ANGEL ARMS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: She is the little pink mouse, his far away sta


ANY MAN'S ADVICE TO HIS SON    Poem Text    
First Line: If you have lost the radio beam, then guide yourself by the sun or the stars
Last Line: And because there is no other person, anywhere on earth, who remembers these things as clearly as I
Subject(s): Advice; Sons


ANY MAN'S ADVICE TO HIS SON       
First Line: If you have lost the radio beam, then guide yourself by the sun or the stars
Last Line: And because there is no other person, anywhere on earth, who remembers these things as clearly as I
Subject(s): Advice; Sons


APHRODITE METROPOLIS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Myrtle loves harry' - it is sometimes hard
Last Line: They live somewhere
Subject(s): Graffiti


APHRODITE METROPOLIS (1)       
First Line: Myrtle loves harry' - it is sometimes hard
Subject(s): Graffiti


APHRODITE METROPOLIS (2)    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


ART REVIEW       
First Line: Recently displayed at the times square station, a new
Last Line: Gone, but will return, and all is well


BALLAD OF THE SALVATION ARMY    Poem Text    
First Line: On fourteenth street the bugles blow,
Subject(s): Salvation Army


BEWARE       
First Line: Someone, somewhere, is always starting trouble
Last Line: Someone is always, always stepping out of line


BRYCE & TOMILINS       
First Line: Every need analyzed, each personal problem weighted
Last Line: All of this, plus 5 %of this, until the end of time


CARICATURE OF FELICE RICARRO    Poem Text    
First Line: Etch me in black and white


CONFESSION OVERHEARD IN A SUBWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: You will ask how I came to be eavesdropping in the first place
Subject(s): Confessions


CONFESSION OVERHEARD IN THE SUBWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: You will ask how I came to be eavesdropping, in the first place
Last Line: I have done my duty, as a public spirited citizen, in any case
Subject(s): War


CONFESSION OVERHEARD IN THE SUBWAY       
First Line: You will ask how I came to be eavesdropping, in the first place
Last Line: I have done my duty, as a public spirited citizen, in any case
Subject(s): War


CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE       
First Line: The place seems strange, more strange ...


CULTURAL NOTES    Poem Text    
First Line: Professor burke's symphony, colorado vistas
Last Line: The question is, what about karl marx?
Subject(s): Communism


CULTURAL NOTES       
First Line: Professor burke's symphony, colorado vistas
Last Line: Shut your trap, you. The question is, what about karl marx?
Subject(s): Communism


DEAR BEATRICE FAIRFAX       
First Line: Foolproof baby with that memorized smile
Last Line: Your doublecrossing, doublecrossing, doublecross friend


DENOUEMENT       
First Line: Sky, be blue, and more than blue; wind, be flesh and blood
Last Line: No warmth, no light but the lamp that shines on a %trooper's drawn and ready bayonet


DIRGE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: 1-2-3 was the number he played but today the number came 3-2-1;
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Death; Death; Depressions, Economic; Gambling; Modern Man; Dead, The; Dead, The; Recessions; Wagering; Betting


DIRGE    Poem Text    
First Line: 1-2-3 was the number he played but today the number came 3-2-1
Subject(s): Death; Depressions, Economic; Gambling; Modern Man; Dead, The; Recessions; Wagering; Betting


DIRGE       
First Line: 1-2-3 was the number he played but today the number came 3-2-1
Last Line: Dipper; bop, summer rain; %bong. Mr., bong, mr., bong, mr., bong
Subject(s): Death; Depressions, Economic; Gambling; Modern Man


DISCUSSION AFTER THE FIFTH OR SIXTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, about the other one, the sober one
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


DIVIDENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: This advantage to be seized; and here, an escape prepared


ELEGY IN A THEATRICAL WAREHOUSE       
First Line: They have laid the penthouse scenes away, after a truly phenomenal run
Subject(s): Theater & Theaters; Stage Life


ELEGY IN A THEATRICAL WAREHOUSE       
First Line: They have laid the penthouse scenes away, after a truly phenomenal run
Last Line: Almost everything is gone, %everything that never held a single thing at all
Subject(s): Theater And Theaters


ESCAPE       
First Line: Acid for the whorls of the fingertips; for the face, a surgeon's
Last Line: No name, any name, nowhere, nothing, no one, none


EVENING SONG       
First Line: Go to sleep mckade
Last Line: Sleep, mckade. %yawn. Go to sleep


GREEN LIGHT       
First Line: Bought at the drug store, very cheap; and later pawned
Last Line: Broken or sold. Or given away


HOLD THE WIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: If the doorbell rings and we think we were followed
Subject(s): Identity


HOW DO I FEEL?       
First Line: Get this straight, joe, and don't get me wrong
Last Line: O.K., steve. All I got to say is, when do I get the dough?


JACK KNUCKLES FALTER    Poem Text    
First Line: But reads own statement at his execution
Subject(s): Trials


JOHN STANDISH, ARTIST       
First Line: If I am to live, or be in the studios


KING JUKE    Poem Text    
First Line: The juke box has a big square face
Subject(s): Juke Boxes


LITERARY    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing of simple people and the hardier virtues, by associated stuffed shirts &
Subject(s): Books & Reading


LITERARY       
First Line: I sing of simple people and the hardier virtues, by associated
Last Line: Fill in the coupon. How do you know? Maybe you can be a %writer, too


LONGSHOT BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: What is all the money is bet on the odd
Subject(s): Gambling; Wagering; Betting


LONGSHOT BLUES       
First Line: What if all the money is bet on the odd--maybe the
Last Line: Every single inch of the evening yours alone and %all of it always, always %altogether new


LOVE 20 CENTS THE FIRST QUARTER MILE    Poem Text    
First Line: All right. I may have lied to you and about you, and
Subject(s): Desire; Forgiveness; Love; Clemency


LOVE 20 CENTS THE FIRST QUARTER MILE       
First Line: All right. I may have lied to you and about you, and
Last Line: And ask a few reporters, if anything should break
Subject(s): Desire; Forgiveness; Love


LOVE 20C THE FIRST QUARTER MILE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: All right. I may have lied to you and about you
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


LULLABY       
First Line: Wide as this night, old as this night is old and young as it is young
Last Line: Gray upon the hands at the bars of moabit, cold as the bars of the tombs


LUNCH WITH THE SOLE SURVIVOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Meaning what it seems to when the day's receipts are


MEMO    Poem Text    
First Line: Is there still any shadow there, on the rainwet window of the coffee pot


MEMO       
First Line: Is there any shadow there, on the rainwet window of the coffee pot
Last Line: The windows blurred by the same warm, slow, still rain?


MINNIE AND MRS. HOYNE       
First Line: She could die laughing


NEWSPAPERMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: This charge was laid upon me long ago; do not forget
Subject(s): Truth


NO CREDIT       
First Line: Whether dinner was pleasant, with the windows lit by gunfire, and no
Last Line: Whose welded breast will never be slashed by bullets, whose armature soul can hold no fear


OBITUARY       
First Line: Take him away, he's as dead as they die
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents


OBITUARY       
First Line: Take him away, he's as dead as they die
Last Line: They lived with him, in the same old world. And they're good men, too
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents


OLD MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: They are raw, monotonus skies
Subject(s): Old Age


OPERATIVE NO. 174 RESIGNS       
First Line: The subject was put to bed at midnight, and I picked him up again at 8 a.M.
Last Line: Herewith, therefore, to take effect at once, I resign


PACT       
First Line: It is wtitten in the skyline of the city
Last Line: And on that day, and in that place, we will try again, and this time we shall win


PAY-OFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you, now, as the news become known


PAY-OFF       
First Line: Do you, now, as the news becomes known
Last Line: Will the sound of the clock ever fade, or the voice of the vendor sometime stop?


PEOPLE VS. THE PEOPLE       
First Line: I have never seen him


PORTRAIT: 2       
First Line: The clear brown eyes, kindly and alert, with 12-20 vision
Last Line: Lippmann, and sustained by haig & haig


PROGRAM       
First Line: Act one, madrid-barcelona
Last Line: Try the new golgotha for cocktails after the show
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


PUBLIC LIFE       
First Line: Then enter again, through a strange door


Q & A    Poem Text    
First Line: Where analgesia may be found to ease the infinite, minute scars of the day
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


RADIO BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Try 5 on the dial, try 10, 15;
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States; Radio


RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dragons love the world in rain
Subject(s): Rain


RECEPTION GOOD       
First Line: Now, at a particular spot on the radio dial, '-in this corner
Last Line: How many angels, actually, can dance on the point of a pin?


REQUIEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Will they stop
Last Line: And everywhere, on all of it, the brightness of the sun
Subject(s): Consolation


REQUIEM       
First Line: Will they stop
Last Line: And everywhere, on all of it, the brightness of the sun
Subject(s): Consolation


RESURRECTION       
First Line: You will remember the kisses, real or imagined
Last Line: With fatigue and desire, %as you work, sleep, and talk, and laugh, and die


SCHEHEREZADE       
First Line: Not the saga of your soul at grips with fate


SOS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is posted in the clubrooms
Subject(s): Beauty


ST. AGNES' EVE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The settings include a flyspeckled monday ...
Last Line: Picture of the fly-specked monday evening and fade out slow
Subject(s): Agnes, Saint (d. 304 A.d.); Saints


ST. AGNES' EVE       
First Line: The settings include a flyspeckled monday ...
Subject(s): Agnes, Saint (d. 304 A.d.); Saints


STATISTICS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sixty souls, this day, will arrange for travel to brighter


THE CITY TAKES A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Twilights that are deathless


THE FACE IN THE BAR ROOM MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: Fifteen gentlemen in fifteen overcoats and fifteen hats
Subject(s): Mirrors


THE JUKE-BOX SPOKE AND THE JUKE-BOX SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: A few of them, sometimes, choose record number 9
Subject(s): Juke Boxes


THE PROGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Act one, madrid-barcelona
Last Line: Try the new golgotha for cocktails after the show
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


THESE ARE THE LIVE       


THEY LIKED IT       
First Line: They watched the lights go on when night fell


TO A DAFFODIL, OR PERHAPS A LITTLE GOSSIP ABOUT FLAUBERT    Poem Text    
First Line: I sing of simple people and the hardier virtues, by associated stuffed shirts &
Subject(s): Books & Reading


TOMORROW       
First Line: Now that the others are gone, all of them, forever
Last Line: Speak to the family on the illuminated billboard, forever friendly, or to the wind, or to the sign t


TWENTIETH-CENTURY BLUES       
First Line: What do you call it, bobsled champion, and you, too, olympic rollercoaster ace
Subject(s): Modern Life


TWENTIETH-CENTURY BLUES       
First Line: What do you call it, bobsled champion, and you, too, olympic rollercoaster ace
Last Line: That third-rail, million-volt exclamation mark, that ditto, ditto, ditto, %that stop, stop, go
Subject(s): Life, Modern