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Author: FORBES, CALVIN
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Forbes, Calvin    Poet's Biography
25 poems available by this author


BLUE MONDAY       
First Line: Cotton eyes soaking up blood
Last Line: He's gonna rock on the river of time %and stare at god until he goes blind


CHOCOLATE SOLDIERS       
First Line: Where's the winning without chocolate


DOO WOP       
First Line: The unusual turns kind %like a turnstile
Last Line: Their wings hum %as they lift off in unison


DRUM CRAZY    Poem Text    
First Line: The year of the drummer
Last Line: Of his bout against drums
Subject(s): Drums; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments


DRUM CRAZY       
First Line: The year of the drummer
Last Line: Of his bouts against the drums
Subject(s): Drums; Jazz; Music And Musicians; Musical Instruments


GABRIEL'S BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone's going to ride tomorrow


GOOD MORNING BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: I am fancied by your leech who owns
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


HOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: The water's wonderful there
Subject(s): Water


KILLER BLUES       
First Line: Blackbird, blackbird, where's
Last Line: Flying in circles as if you were a hawk?


LULLABY FOR ANN-LUCIAN       
First Line: My mother sliced the south for us
Last Line: The country children use sling shots. %they recognize his color and his greed


M.A.P.       
First Line: They can have your thighs


MOMMA SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: The slice I ate I want it back
Subject(s): Cakes; Conduct Of Life


MY FATHER'S HOUSE, 1908-1970    Poem Text    
First Line: I live quietly and go nowhere
Last Line: Its secret life as if a fortune were yours
Subject(s): Fathers; Houses


MY FATHER'S HOUSE, 1908-1970       
First Line: I live quietly and go nowhere
Last Line: Its secret as if a fortune were yours
Subject(s): Fathers


NAMESAKE       
First Line: I was named after the doctor
Last Line: It's the last time I see her alive


NEXT OF KIN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Your name the one
Subject(s): Relatives


OTHER SIDE OF THIS WORLD       
First Line: Put my glad rags in a cardboard box


PICTURE OF A MAN       
First Line: He draws a man
Last Line: This child is all I have left


POEM ON MY BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the juices of watermelons sparkle, be candles
Subject(s): Birthdays


READING WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I found his wool face, I went away
Last Line: Good langston stood too long to lift me
Subject(s): Hughes, Langston (1902-1967); Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


READING WALT WHITMAN       
First Line: I found his wool face, I went away
Last Line: On top, and soft underneath the bark. %good langston sat too long to lift me
Subject(s): Hughes, Langston (1902-1967); Poetry And Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


SOME PIECES       
First Line: When two elephants fight


TALKING BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: Raccoon you better be cool
Subject(s): Raccoons; Harlem (new York City)


THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where's the winning without chocolate
Subject(s): African Americans - Military


THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS WORLD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Disappointment