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Author: FELDMAN, IRVING
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Feldman, Irving    Poet's Biography
114 poems available by this author


(SIC)TRANSCRIPT GLORIA, OR THE BODY POLITICIAN       
First Line: The transcript records that day's dark ...


A CURSE       
First Line: If I forget thee not, new york
Subject(s): Hate


AFTER EMPIRES       
First Line: The boots, the pompadour, the enigma smile
Last Line: There are theories. %and we are counting


ALL OF US HERE, SELS.       


AMBITION       
First Line: Ambition the drummer boy


ARSLAN & ARPADD: ON THE QUESTION OF CRAFT       
First Line: How does he do it? Everyone exclaims


ARTIST AND MODEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Carefully, he set an easel out
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Models; Rape


BAD BRUNCH       
First Line: What got them started hardly mattered, did it
Last Line: My every effort to take you seriously


BEAUTIFUL FALSE THINGS       
First Line: Broadcast as if from beyond the grave, a voice
Last Line: Believe me, it's better...The original


BUST-UP       
First Line: Their thrashing in one another's clutches
Last Line: Make the wedding party loud with clanging pots


CARTOONS       
First Line: Somewhere cars are parking any which way
Last Line: At its foot a hubcap clank-clink-clinks itself down


CITY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS BLUES       
First Line: Impossible,' lionel chummily remarks
Last Line: So,' he says, 'you weren't born here, were you?'


CURSE       
First Line: If I forget thee not, new york
Last Line: May slugs jam every turnstile slot %if I forget thee not
Subject(s): Hate


DEATH OF VITELLOZZO VITELLI       
First Line: Vitelli rides west toward fano, the morning sun
Last Line: But his shadow hurries from his feet to his face


DESIRING POWER WHERE SURRENDER FAILED       
First Line: How can sharing bread not be true companionship?
Last Line: Run, little poem, run, run away from here!


DOUBLE       
First Line: On other cloudy afternoon
Last Line: To live you on afternoons like this


DREAM       
First Line: Once, years after your death, I dreamt


DUST, PALLOR, DRABNESS OF THE TOMB       


ELEGY FOR A SUICIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Behold, these flowers of the field
Subject(s): Children; Food & Eating; Birds; Childhood


ENTRANCES       
First Line: Megatherium %jack maximum


EPISODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Their quarrel sent them reeling from the house.


EPISODE       
First Line: Their quarrel sent them reeling from the house
Last Line: Had someone been up to just one more dare


FAMILY HISTORY       
First Line: My family tree is mist and darkness
Last Line: My son, my son, here, please put it on


FATHER AND SON    Poem Text    
First Line: Set against each other, ready to butt
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


FIFTEEN MINUTES       
First Line: This measly fraction is what andy prophesied
Last Line: And who grow famous, too, in his company


FOR J.M., HIS POEMS       
First Line: To prove that ecstasy can be kind
Last Line: We leave everything behind


FUNNY BONES, OR LARRY DAWN'S 1001 NIGHTS IN CONDOLANDIA       
First Line: Why, its larry sunrise! (shouldn't it be sunstroke?
Last Line: Enter anna maria alberghetti singing singing


GOOD MORNING AMERICA       
First Line: Snuff a senator for a wart ...'


GYMNASTS       
First Line: Legs v-ed out from the groin's nugget
Subject(s): Sports


HANDBALL PLAYERS AT BRIGHTON BEACH       
First Line: And then the blue would daring onward
Last Line: Festive, clear, crowded with delight


HEAVENLY MUSE       
First Line: Late, as usual
Last Line: Oh, all right. 'sing, heavenly muse!'


HONORS! PRIZES! AWARDS! ETC!       
First Line: Eternal outsider always wanting in
Last Line: Who hasn't hoped to be more famous that death?


HOW WONDERFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: How wonderful to be understood,


IMMORALITY       
First Line: The tropical, vast, velvet, star-struck dark


INTERRUPTION       
First Line: She'd just gone out onto the stoop, and run down the steps
Last Line: Of her palm she would go ahead and sprinkle the raisins in
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Relationships


JOKER       
First Line: Call!' 'call!' 'call!' 'call!' 'call!' 'call!'
Last Line: From the shattered room in the house of ashes


JUST ANOTHER SMACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Schoolmaster auden gave them full marks
Subject(s): School; Life


KARMIC CHUTZPA       
First Line: Thousands of readers, 'howl' changed my life in libertyville %illnois'
Last Line: Has struck the poet toghun dead


LAURA AMONG THE SHADES       
First Line: Honor, and excellence, and transcendent best
Last Line: My laurels mingled with berries of the nightshade


LES GRANDES PASSIONS MANQUEES    Poem Text    
First Line: Had she survived her immolation
Last Line: Was earthen and too insipid to burn
Subject(s): Fire; Passion; Survival


LES GRANDES PASSIONS MANQUEES       
First Line: Had she survived her immolation
Last Line: Was earthen and too insipid to burn
Subject(s): Fire; Passion; Survival


LIFE AND LETTERS       
First Line: He got taken quick. Then he hung around


LITTLE LULLABY       
First Line: Dark-time. The little ones like bees
Last Line: Dispossessed, uncharming, enormous %bodies approach; they wish to fulfill you


LIVES OF THE POETS       
First Line: Good old paul -- when he might have been kind
Last Line: His coronary when it came along was wholehearted, unrefusable


LOSS    Poem Text    
First Line: The world gathers itself away from her
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LOWDOWN       
First Line: Remember when jack changed girls year by year?
Last Line: And jill, still carrying on, changes doctors!


MAN WITH BLUE CATARRH       
First Line: Astounding! Or awesome! Or epochal!
Last Line: That would do wonders for his sinuses


MOVIETIME       
First Line: They can't wait (we couldn't wait, they'll say)
Last Line: Was it good for you? Mmmm. And you? Was it good for you?


MY OLSON ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Three weeks, and now I hear
Subject(s): Olson, Charles (1910-1970)


NATIVE SOIL, WE SAY. BUT SOIL IS DEBRIS       


NO BIG DEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, anthony starts to hit on this chick
Last Line: "into such an uproar -- it's no big deal!"
Subject(s): Indifference


OEDIPUS HOST       
First Line: Blindman, cripple quarrel in a single body
Last Line: And death, is that you in your bright chariot?


OF COURSE, WE WOULD WISH       
Last Line: And beyond whiteness white, sole, invisible


OF THIS AND THAT, AND THE OTHER, AND THE FALL OF MAN       
First Line: This and that. %here and there
Last Line: Yow! %I'm being thrown!


OH, HERE AND THERE ONE SEEMS POISED       


OLD IVY AND ARSENIC       
First Line: My old classmate ben, you say? Ben?
Last Line: Precisely, on the perforations


OLD MEN       
First Line: Ho! Persephone brings flowers, to the,
Last Line: Down down into the earth


ONLY THEN       
First Line: She'd just reached that moment in her trip


OUTRAGE IS ANOINTED BY LEVITY OR TWO LAUREATES A-LUNCHING       
First Line: In any case (or, as our comedians say
Last Line: Unable to answer %silence %unable %and yet writes %the silence %out


PAL IRONY       
First Line: Because he was a wise master and fed it
Last Line: A wild, sharp, savage sweet-tooth for bad tastes


PARTING       
First Line: Though the heavens shall undergo revision
Last Line: They will not hide the blacked-out sky they brighten


POEM OF THE OLD AVANT-GARDE       
First Line: Coming home, cut to pieces, but victorious


PRAISING OPENS       
First Line: I praise you and my heart opens
Last Line: And, mortal, my heart opens


PRIPET MARSHES       
First Line: Often I think of my jewish friends and seize them as they are
Last Line: I sink down as though drugged or beaten
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews


PROGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: History becomes prophecy becomes


PSALM       
First Line: There is no singing without god
Last Line: Do not deny your blessing, speak to us


PURSE OF COY D       
First Line: Stuck, wedged in, crushed
Last Line: Perfections shall hurl themselves into each other


READ TO THE ANIMALS, OR ORPHEUS AT THE SPCA       
First Line: Dear mr. Levine


RECOGNITIONS       
First Line: Not the god, though it might have been
Last Line: Who I was was precious to me


RETIREMENT       
First Line: Everyone talks here, nobody listens
Last Line: To make things come out even, and end when you do
Subject(s): Old Age; Retirement


ROYAL BORE       
First Line: Along with counselor, confessor, poet, fool
Last Line: Savor to its fullest the sweetness of life


RUNNERS       
First Line: Here or there hundreds of them, phantom-like


SCENE OF A SUMMER MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Scene of a summer morning: my mother walking
Last Line: Drifting, the ten tribes there, gone forever
Subject(s): Family Life; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Relatives; Shoah; Judaism


SCENE OF A SUMMER MORNING       
First Line: Scene of a summer morning: my mother walking
Last Line: No longer mine. Littering through my fingers, %drifting, the ten tribes, lost forever
Subject(s): Family Life; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews


SE APROVECHAN'    Poem Text    
First Line: They take advantage' -- the soldiers need clothes
Last Line: Rears up! - bugt the head is out of the picture
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Goya Y Lucientes, Francisco Jose De; Paintings & Painters


SE APROVECHAN'       
First Line: They take advantage' -- the soldiers need clothes
Last Line: Rears up! -- but the head is out of the picture
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Goya Y Lucientes, Francisco Jose De; Paintings And Painters


SIMPLE OUTLINES, HUMAN SHAPES       
First Line: Simple outlines, human shapes, daily acts, plain poses
Last Line: And we can't find it in our hearts to pity, or forgive


SIX SAILORS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF REALITY AT CONEY ISLAND: 1. IDEAL DISORDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Miles of rows of orange trash cans
Subject(s): Coney Island, New York City


SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF REALITY AT CONEY ISLAND: 2. A NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Torn maps, pages in spume
Subject(s): Coney Island, New York City


SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF REALITY AT CONEY ISLAND: 4. THE TOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: A tower of men
Subject(s): Coney Island, New York City


SOLANGE MISTRAL       
First Line: I knew that silhouette elegant in black
Last Line: I bow to the verdict of the embers


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm in love
Subject(s): Love


SONO UN POETA....SCRIVO'       
First Line: At eighteen, nineteen, twenty years old
Last Line: You cried out from the heart of brutality


STREET SCENE       
First Line: Like bulls trotting on their solemn rounds


STRETCHED OUT AT LENGTH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Self


SURELY THEY'RE JUST SO LARGE       
Last Line: By enormity, just peeping around the corner


SWITCH       
First Line: Each of us has it - the live/die switch
Last Line: An empty, thrilling puff replaces him


TANTRUM       
First Line: From the doorway he saw the next room
Last Line: In amy form be able to leave


TERMINAL LAUGHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirty years ago the young corso in his cups
Last Line: “iriving feldman,” huh? Just another pretty name
Subject(s): Names; Poetry & Poets


TERMINAL LAUGHS       
First Line: Thirty years ago the young corso in his cups
Last Line: Irving feldman,' huh? Just another pretty name'
Subject(s): Names; Poetry And Poets


TESTING THE WATERS       
First Line: Daylong and then in dreams this testing
Last Line: Not carried away, not left behind


THE BATHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Can there be women alone and no serpent near?
Subject(s): Seashore; Women; Desire; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, years after your death, I dreamt
Subject(s): Dreams; Mothers; Death; Selfishness; Nightmares; Dead, The


THE GOLDEN SCHLEMIEL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Honesty; Poverty; Conduct Of Life


THE GYMNASTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Legs v-ed out from the groin's nugget
Last Line: Bestow a sense of everything
Subject(s): Gymnastics & Gymnasts


THE INTERRUPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: She'd just gone out onto the stoop, and run down the steps
Last Line: From the tidy cup of her palm she would go ahead and sprinkle the raisins in
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Relationships; Childhood


THE LIFE AND LETTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: He got taken quick. Then he hung around.


THE PRIPET MARSHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Often I think of my jewish friends and seize them as they are
Last Line: I sink down as though drugged or beaten
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


THE RETIREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone talks here, nobody listens
Last Line: To make things come out even, and end when you do
Subject(s): Old Age; Retirement


THE RUNNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here or there hundreds of them, phantom-like,
Subject(s): Running And Runners


THESE MEMOIRS       
First Line: Stumbling midnight tipsy in jackson's studio
Last Line: This moment, overflowing, flowing, lost.'


THEY SAY AND THEY REPEAT       
First Line: For now.' for the time being,' 'while this lasts
Last Line: Forever, while this lasts forever


THIS COUPLE STROLLING HERE BESIDE       


TO A GRAVE, UNQUIETLY       
First Line: That's true. Often the only amusing thing in a graveyard
Last Line: Here lie under their jewish names some jews


TO THE SIX MILLION       
First Line: If there is a god
Last Line: And accomopany you in the streets


TRUE CLICHE       
First Line: Blare it, crow it, cluck it, upchuck it, cough
Last Line: The true cliche isn't made-it is born


VOLUPTAS       
First Line: Strange to be remembering how
Last Line: And I now its voluptuary


WEST STREET       
First Line: Exotic birds of passage, errant bits


WHEN WE GO WALKING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love


WISDOM: NOT FOR BEGINNERS       
First Line: That would have been paul, our socrates, who
Last Line: But know some things I should apologize for


WORDS OUT OF PLACE       
First Line: Somewhere, say, a slip-slopping mash or mush
Last Line: Before words were set to water


WW1 (WRITING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE)       
First Line: When I hit new york it was all getting started
Last Line: Are the influences what they used to be? %and just who are the influences today?


YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?       
First Line: I favor your enterprise,' the soup ladle says
Last Line: And - do you know what I'm saying? - received