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Frost, Robert    Poet's Biography
687 poems available by this author


A BLUE RIBBON AT AMESBURY    Poem Text    
First Line: Such a fine pullet ought to go
Last Line: And warrant prudence in a man
Subject(s): Festivals; Fairs; Pageants


A BOUNDLESS MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: He halted in the wind, and–what was that
Last Line: A young beech clinging to its last year’s leaves
Subject(s): Trees


A BROOK IN THE CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The farmhouse lingers, though averse to square
Last Line: This new-built city from both work and sleep.
Subject(s): Animals; Brooks; Rivers; Streams; Creeks


A CABIN IN THE CLEARING    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't believe the sleepers in this house
Last Line: The kindred spirit of an inner haze
Subject(s): Houses; Pilgrim Fathers


A CASE FOR JEFFERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Harrison loves my country too
Last Line: And having it all made over new
Subject(s): Patriotism


A CLIFF DWELLING    Poem Text    
First Line: There sandy seems the golden sky
Last Line: Oh years ago—ten thousand years
Subject(s): Primitve Man


A CLOUD SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: A breeze discovered my open book
Last Line: For fear I would make her miss the place
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring


A CONCEPT SELF-CONCEIVED    Poem Text    
First Line: The latest creed that has to be believed
Last Line: The rule is, never give a child a choice
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


A CONSIDERABLE SPECK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A speck that would have been beneath my sight
Last Line: On any sheet the least display of mind
Subject(s): Kindness; Conduct Of Life


A CORRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: When we told you minus twenty
Last Line: What we found was minus forty.
Subject(s): Mathematics


A DREAM OF JULIUS CAESAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A dreamy day; a gentle western breeze
Last Line: The fairy hosts of silvery light might shed.
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.)


A DREAM PANG    Poem Text    
First Line: I had withdrawn in forest, and my song
Last Line: For the wood wakes, and you are here for proof.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A DRUMLIN WOODCHUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: One thing has a shelving bank,
Last Line: About my crevice and burrow
Subject(s): Woodchucks


A FOUNTAIN, A BOTTLE, A DONKEY€™S EARS, AND SOME BOOKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Old davis owned a solid mica mountain
Last Line: In time she would be rid of all her books
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


A GIRL'S GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A neighbor of mine in the village
Last Line: To the same person twice.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A HILLSIDE THAW    Poem Text    
First Line: To think to know the country and now know
Last Line: The thought of my attempting such a stay!
Subject(s): Sun; Moon; Thaw


A HUNDRED COLLARS    Poem Text    
Last Line: The doctor slid a little down the pillow.
Subject(s): Hotels; Relationships; Fear; Money; Collars; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


A LATE WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: When I go up through the mowing field
Last Line: To carry again to you.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A LEAF-TREADER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been treading on leaves all day until I am
Last Line: Now up, my knee, to keep on top of another year of snow
Subject(s): Leaves


A LINE-STORM SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift
Last Line: And be my love in the rain.
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Storms


A LONE STRIKER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The swinging mill bell changed its rate
Last Line: Come get him——they knew where to search
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


A LOOSE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you stay up last night (the magi did)
Last Line: So we won't simply take it and absorb it
Subject(s): Stars


A MINOR BIRD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I have wished a bird would fly away
Last Line: In wanting to silence any song
Subject(s): Birds


A MISSIVE MISSILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone once in ancient mas d’ azil
Last Line: From company means coming to our senses
Subject(s): Time


A MOOD APART    Poem Text    
First Line: Once down on my knees to growing plants
Last Line: That looks in onto a mood apart
Subject(s): Evil


A NATURE NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Four or five whippoorwills
Last Line: September the twenty-third
Subject(s): Birds; Whipporwills


A NEVER NAUGHT SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: There was bever naught
Last Line: But the force of thought
Subject(s): Physics


A PASSING GLIMPSE; TO RIDGE TORRENCE ON LAST LOOKING INTO HESPERIDES    Poem Text    
First Line: I often see flowers from a passing car
Last Line: Not in position to look too close
Subject(s): Torrence, Frederic Ridgely (1875-1950)


A PATCH OF OLD SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a patch of old snow in a corner
Last Line: If I ever read it.
Subject(s): Snow


A PECK OF GOLD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Dust always blowing about the town
Last Line: We all must eat our peck of gold.'
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Dust; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


A PRAYER IN SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today
Last Line: But which it only needs that we fulfil.
Subject(s): Spring


A QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: A voice said, look me in the stars
Last Line: Were not too much to pay for birth
Subject(s): Life


A RECORD IN STRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: In a vermont bedroom closet
Last Line: And got the united states stated
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


A REFLEX    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear my rigmarole.
Last Line: That there is an it?
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


A ROADSIDE STAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The little old house was out with a little new shed
Last Line: Far into the lives of other folk
Subject(s): Roadside Stands


A ROGERS GROUP    Poem Text    
First Line: How young and unassuming
Last Line: By the rogers group they made
Subject(s): Rogers, John (1829-1904); Sculpture & Sculptors


A SEMI-REVOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I advocate a semi-revolution
Last Line: But they're the one thing that should be done by halves
Subject(s): Revolutions


A SERIOUS STEP LIGHTLY TAKEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Between two burrs on the map
Last Line: And forty-five presidents
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Farm Life; Heritage; Heredity; Agriculture; Farmers


A SERVANT TO SERVANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I didn’t make you know how glad I was
Last Line: I'd rather you'd not go unless you must.
Subject(s): Household Employees


A SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled
Last Line: Further than target ever showed or shone
Subject(s): Holidays; War


A STAR IN A STONE-BOAT; FOR LINCOLN MACVEAGH    Poem Text    
First Line: Never tell me that not one star of all
Last Line: That I am like to compass, fool or wise.
Subject(s): Stars


A STAR IN A STONEBOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Never tell me that not one star of all
Last Line: That I am like to compass, fool or wise
Subject(s): Stars


A STEEPLE ON THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: What if it should turn out eternity
Last Line: Means that a soul is coming on the flesh
Subject(s): Worship


A SUMMER'S GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I made a garden just to keep about me
Last Line: The lives I entertained where are they now?
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A TIME TO TALK    Poem Text    
First Line: When a friend calls to me from the road
Last Line: For a friendly visit.
Subject(s): Friendship


A TRIAL RUN    Poem Text    
First Line: I said to myself almost in prayer,
Last Line: And when to stop it rests with you
Subject(s): Machinery & Machinists


A WINTER EDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A winter garden in an alder swamp
Last Line: To make it worth life’s while to wake and sport
Subject(s): Winter; Gardens & Gardening


A WINTER'S NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, little cot beside the wood
Last Line: The moon shall keep, the moon shall keep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A WISH TO COMPLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Did I see it go by,
Last Line: We'll be all right if nothing goes wrong with the lighting
Subject(s): Physics


A-WISHING WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: A poet would a-wishing go
Last Line: To start the world all over at
Subject(s): Wishes


A-WISHING WELL       
First Line: A poet would a-wishing go
Last Line: Where someone someone else begat %to start the world all over at
Subject(s): Wishes


ACCEPTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud
Last Line: Into the future. Let what will be, be
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events; Dead, The


ACCEPTANCE       
First Line: When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud
Last Line: Let the night be too dark for me to see %into the future. Let what will be be
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events


ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The universe is but the thing of things,
Last Line: Passionate preference such as love at sight
Subject(s): Universe


ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE       
First Line: The universe is but the thing of things
Last Line: Passionate preference such as love at sight


ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been one acquainted with the night
Last Line: I have been one acquainted with the night
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Bedtime; Loneliness


ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT       
First Line: I have been one acquainted with the night
Last Line: Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. %I have been one acquainted with the night
Subject(s): Night; Solitude


AFTER APPLE PICKING    Poem Text    
First Line: My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Last Line: Or just some human sleep.
Subject(s): Americans; Apple Trees; Apples; Fruit; Trees; United States; America


AFTERFLAKES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the thick of a teeming snowfall
Last Line: With the sun shining through
Subject(s): Snow


AFTERFLAKES       
First Line: In the thick of a teeming snowfall
Last Line: Were but frost knots on an airy gauze, %with the sun shining through
Subject(s): Snow


ALL REVELATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A head thrusts in as for the view,
Last Line: All revelation has been ours


ALL REVELATION       
First Line: A head thrusts in as for the view
Last Line: All revelation has been ours


AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Columbus may have worked the wind
Last Line: As cortez on the aztecs made
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE       
First Line: Columbus may have worked the wind
Last Line: His can be no such easy raid %as cortez on the aztecs made
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


AN EMPTY THREAT    Poem Text    
First Line: I stay
Last Line: To make them out
Subject(s): Trapping & Trappers; Traps; Snares; Trappers


AN ENCOUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Once on the kind of day called 'weather breeder'
Last Line: "half looking for the orchid calypso."
Subject(s): Trees


AN EQUALIZER    Poem Text    
First Line: It is as true as caesar's name was kaiser
Last Line: We now and then should take an equalizer
Subject(s): Economics; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


AN IMPORTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Mrs. Someone's been to asia
Last Line: Teach your grandmother egg suction
Subject(s): Asia; Mass Production; Far East; East Asia; Orient


AN OLD MAN'S WINTER NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him
Last Line: It's thus he does it of a winter night.
Subject(s): Winter; Old Age


AN UNHISTORIC SPOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah passionate is rest when to the earth
Last Line: And every one that passes looks at me.
Subject(s): Rest


AN UNSTAMPED LETTER IN OUR RURAL LETTER BOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night your watchdog barked all night
Last Line: To say as much as I wrote you this
Subject(s): Letters


ANSWER       
First Line: But islands of the blessed, bless you son
Last Line: I never came upon a blessed one


ANY SIZE WE PLEASE    Poem Text    
First Line: No one was looking at his lonely case,
Last Line: And hugged himself for all his universe
Subject(s): Size & Shape


ANY SIZE WE PLEASE       
First Line: No one was looking at his lonely case
Last Line: He slapped his breast to verify his purse %and hugged himself for all his universe


ARMFUL       
First Line: For every parcel I stoop down to seize
Last Line: And try to stack them in a better load


ASKING FOR ROSES    Poem Text    
First Line: A house that lacks, seemingly, mistress and master
Last Line: And grants us by silence the boon of her roses.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Flowers; Herrick, Robert (1591-1674); Poetry & Poets; Roses


ASSERTIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me be the one
Last Line: Like pearls, and now a silver blade


ASSURANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The danger not an inch outside
Last Line: I trust feels properly defied
Subject(s): Confidence


ASSURANCE       
First Line: The danger not an inch outside
Last Line: I trust feels properly defied


ASTROMETAPHYSICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, I have loved your sky,
Last Line: Me up, not down
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


ASTROMETAPHYSICAL       
First Line: Lord, I have loved your sky
Last Line: At least it ought to send %me up, not down


AT WOODWARD'S GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: A boy, presuming on his intellect
Last Line: That blinking could not seem to blink away
Subject(s): Monkeys; Knowledge


AT WOODWARD'S GARDENS       
First Line: A boy, presuming on his intellect
Last Line: It's knowing what to do with things that counts


ATMOSPHERE; INSCRIPTION FOR A GARDEN WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Winds blow the open grassy places bleak
Last Line: The hours of daylight gather atmosphere
Subject(s): Walls


ATMOSPHERE; INSCRIPTION FOR A GARDEN WALL       
First Line: Winds blow the open grassy places bleak
Last Line: The hours of daylight gather atmosphere
Subject(s): Walls


AUSPEX    Poem Text    
First Line: Once in a california sierra
Last Line: That there was anything I couldn’t be
Subject(s): Eagles


AUSPEX       
First Line: Once in a california sierra
Last Line: That there was anything I couldn't be


AWAY!    Poem Text    
First Line: Now I out walking
Last Line: From having died
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


AWAY!       
First Line: Now I out walking %the world desert
Last Line: With what I learn %from having died


BAD ISLAND -- EASTER       
First Line: That primitive head
Last Line: And persisting in theft %with cynical daring
Subject(s): Easter Island


BEAR       
First Line: The bear puts both arms round the tree above her
Last Line: A baggy figure, equally pathetic %when sedentary and when peripatetic
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


BEARER OF EVIL TIDINGS       
Last Line: What hurry to tell belshazzar %what soon enough he would know?
Subject(s): Messengers


BED IN THE BARN       
First Line: He said we could take his pipe away
Last Line: For you're sadly apt to overdo %your praise when wholly left to you


BEECH    Poem Text    
First Line: Where my imaginary line
Last Line: Though by a world of doubt surrounded
Subject(s): Beech Trees; Trees


BEECH       
First Line: Where my imaginary line
Last Line: Though by a world of doubt surrounded
Subject(s): Beech Trees; Trees


BEREFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Where had I heard this wind before
Last Line: Word I had no one left but god.
Subject(s): God; Solitude; Loneliness


BEYOND WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: That row of icicles along the gutter
Last Line: You wait
Subject(s): Hate; Language; Words; Vocabulary


BEYOND WORDS       
First Line: That row of icicles along the gutter
Last Line: You wait
Subject(s): Hate; Language


BIRCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: When I see birches bend to left and right
Last Line: One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
Subject(s): Birch Trees; Children; Environment; Trees; Winter; Youth; Childhood; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


BIRTHPLACE       
First Line: Here further up the mountain slope
Last Line: And now her lap is full of trees
Variant Title(s): The Birthda
Subject(s): Birth; Holidays; Home


BLUE RIBBON AT AMESBURY       
First Line: Such a fine pullet ought to go
Last Line: And warrant prudence in a man
Subject(s): Festivals


BLUE-BUTTERFLY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is blue-butterfly day here in spring
Last Line: Where wheels have freshly sliced the april mire.
Subject(s): Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


BLUEBERRIES    Poem Text    
First Line: You ought to have seen what I saw on my way'
Last Line: "like two kinds of jewels, a vision for thieves."
Subject(s): Blueberries


BOEOTIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I love to toy with the platonic notion
Last Line: At least I will not have it systematic
Subject(s): Philosophy & Philosophers


BOEOTIAN       
First Line: I love to toy with the platonic notion
Last Line: At least I will not have it systematic
Subject(s): Philosophy And Philosophers


BOND AND FREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love has earth to which she clings
Last Line: To find fused in another star.
Subject(s): Love


BOUNDLESS MOMENT       
First Line: He halted in the wind, and -- what was that
Last Line: A young beech clinging to its last year's leaves


BROKEN DROUGHT       
First Line: The prophet of disaster ceased to shout
Last Line: Who advised men to come and live therein?


BROWN'S DESCENT, OR, THE WILLY-NILLY SLIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Brown lived at such a lofty farm
Last Line: By road, a matter of several miles.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Homecoming


BROWN€™S DESCENT, OR THE WILLY-NILLY SLIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Brown lived at such a lofty farm
Last Line: By road, a matter of several miles
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


BUILD SOIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Why tityrus! But you've forgotten me.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


BUILD SOIL -- A POLITICAL PASTORAL       
First Line: Why, tityrus! But you've forgotten me
Last Line: We're too unseparate. And going home %from company means coming to our senses


BURSTING RAPTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I went to the physician to complain,
Last Line: That’s what a certain bomb was sent to be
Subject(s): Farm Life; Atomic Bomb; Agriculture; Farmers


BURSTING RAPTURE       
First Line: I went to the physician to complain
Last Line: That's what a certain bomb was sent to be


BUT OUTER SPACE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Than populous
Subject(s): Space & Space Travel


BUT OUTER SPACE       
Last Line: Stays more popular %than populous
Subject(s): Space And Space Travel


BY MYSELF       
First Line: Let me be the one %to do what is done


CABIN IN THE CLEARING; FOR ALFRED EDWARDS       
First Line: Mist: I don't believe the sleepers in this house
Last Line: The kindred spirit of an inner haze


CAESAR'S LOST TRANSPORT SHIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some fell away to westward with the wind
Last Line: And overhead the petrel wafted wide.
Subject(s): Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.c.); Disasters; Shipwrecks


CANIS MAJOR    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The great overdog
Last Line: That romps through the dark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANIS MAJOR       
First Line: The great overdog
Last Line: That romps through the dark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CARPE DIEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Age saw two quiet children
Last Line: Too present to imagine
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


CARPE DIEM       
First Line: Age saw two quiet children
Last Line: Too present to imagine
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


CASE FOR JEFFERSON       
First Line: Harrison loves my country too
Last Line: Blowing it all to smithereens %and having it all made over new


CHOOSE SOMETHING LIKE A STAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: O star (the fairest one in sight),
Last Line: To stay our minds on and be staid
Subject(s): Stars


CHOOSE SOMETHING LIKE A STAR       
First Line: O star (the fairest one in sight)
Last Line: To stay our minds on and be staid


CHRISTMAS TREES; A CHRISTMAS CIRCULAR LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The city had withdrawn into itself
Last Line: In wishing you herewith a merry christmas.
Subject(s): Christmas Trees


CLASS HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a nook among the alders
Last Line: "as thought-stones stir our heart's ""farewell!"
Subject(s): Commencement; Graduation


CLEAR AND COLDER       
First Line: Wind, the season-climate mixer
Last Line: Human beings love it - love it. %gods are above are not above it


CLEAR AND COLDER; BOSTON COMMON    Poem Text    
First Line: As I went down through the common
Last Line: The pace of the winter town.
Subject(s): Boston; Winter


CLIFF DWELLING       
First Line: There sandy seems the golden sky
Last Line: Oh, years ago - ten thousand years


CLOSED FOR GOOD       
First Line: Much as I own I woe
Last Line: To pay them some sweet share %for having once been there


CLOUD SHADOW       
First Line: A breeze discovered my open book
Last Line: For fear I would make her miss her place
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Spring


CLUMSY MAN       
First Line: Well, I am clumsy. I stumble, I hit my head
Last Line: Lurch through his oak door and, farewell, feel %sweet symmetry around my open wings


COCOON       
First Line: As far as I can see this autumn haze
Last Line: Spinning their own cocoon did they but know it
Subject(s): Cocoons


COME IN    Poem Text    
First Line: As I came to the edge of the woods
Last Line: And I hadn't been
Subject(s): Men


COME IN       
First Line: As I came to the edge of the woods
Last Line: And I hadn't been
Subject(s): Men


CONSIDERABLE SPECK (MICROSCOPIC)       
First Line: A speck that would have been beneath my sight
Last Line: On any sheet the least display of mind


COURAGE TO BE NEW       
First Line: I hear the world reciting
Last Line: With their ever breaking newness %and their courage to be new


COW'S IN THE CORN; A ONE-ACT IRISH PLAY IN RHYME       
First Line: A kitchen. Afternoon. Through all o'toole
Last Line: For curtain let the scene stay on till night


DEPARTMENTAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: An ant on the table cloth
Last Line: But how thoroughly departmental
Subject(s): Ants; Bureaucracy; Insects; Bugs


DEPARTMENTAL       
First Line: An ant on the table cloth
Last Line: But how thoroughly departmental
Subject(s): Ants; Bureaucracy; Insects


DESERT PLACES    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
Last Line: To scare myself with my own desert places
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


DESERT PLACES       
First Line: Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
Last Line: I have it in me so much nearer home %to scare myself with my own desert places
Subject(s): Solitude


DESIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: I found a dimpled spider, fat and white
Last Line: If design govern in a thing so small.
Subject(s): Death; Fate; God; Insects; Men; Nature; Spiders; Dead, The; Destiny; Bugs


DESPAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: I am like a dead diver after all's
Last Line: White lily from the air -- and now the fishes come.
Subject(s): Despair


DEVOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The hear can think of no devotion
Last Line: Counting an endless repetition
Subject(s): Devotion


DEVOTION       
First Line: The heart can think of no devotion
Last Line: Counting an endless repetition


DIRECTIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Back out of all this now too much for us
Last Line: Drink and be whole again beyond confusion
Subject(s): Country Life; Houses; Memory


DIRECTIVE       
First Line: Back out of all this now too much for us
Last Line: Drink and be whole again beyond confusion
Subject(s): Country Life; Houses; Memory


DISCOVERY OF THE MADEIRAS; A RHYME OF HACKLUYT       
First Line: A stolen lady was coming on board
Last Line: And soon it is neither here nor there %whether time's rewards are fair or unfair
Subject(s): Hakluyt, Richard (1552-1616); Madeira (island)


DOES NO ONE AT ALL EVER FEEL THIS WAY IN THE LEAST?    Poem Text    
First Line: O ocean sea for all your being vast
Last Line: And telling them how sinbad was a sailor
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


DOES NO ONE AT ALL EVER FEEL THIS WAY IN THE LEAST?       
First Line: O ocean sea for all your being vast
Last Line: Of what it is by calling in a pool %and telling them how sinbad was a sailor
Subject(s): Sea


DOOR IN THE DARK       
First Line: In going from room to room in the dark
Last Line: So people and things don't pair any more %with what they used to pair with before


DOWN THE BROOK    Poem Text    
First Line: I leave the meadow for the brook
Last Line: The clouded moon is dim and bleary.
Subject(s): Brooks; Streams; Creeks


DRAFT HORSE       
First Line: With a lantern that wouldn't burn
Last Line: Wanted us to get down %and walk the rest of the way
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


DRUMLIN WOODCHUCK       
First Line: One thing has a shelving bank
Last Line: I have been so instinctively thorough %about my crevice and burrow


DUST IN THE EYES       
First Line: If, as they say, dust thrown in my eyes
Subject(s): Dust; Eyes


DUST IN THE EYES       
First Line: If, as they say, dust thrown in my eyes
Last Line: And blind me to a standstill if it must
Subject(s): Dust; Eyes


DUST OF SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: The way a crow
Last Line: Of a day I had rued.
Variant Title(s): A Favour;snow Dust
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Hope; Snow; Optimism


EGG AND THE MACHINE       
First Line: He gave the solid rail a hateful kick
Last Line: The next machine that has the power to pass %will get this plasm in its goggle glass


EMPTY THREAT       
First Line: I stay %but it isn't as if
Last Line: That need endless talk talk %to make them out


ENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Loud talk in the overlighted house
Last Line: But some mean what they say
Subject(s): Honesty; Divorce


ENDS       
First Line: Loud talk in the overlighted house
Last Line: And some will say all sorts of things, %but some mean what they say


EQUALIZER       
First Line: It is as true as caesar's name was kaiser
Last Line: So that the poor won't have to steal by stealth, %we now and then should take an equalizer
Subject(s): Economics; Wealth


ESCAPIST - NEVER    Poem Text    
First Line: He is no fugitive—escaped, escaping
Last Line: All is an interminable chain of longing
Subject(s): Seeking


ESCAPIST -- NEVER       
First Line: He is no fugitive -- escaped, escaping
Last Line: All is an interminable chain of longing


ETHEREALIZING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A theory if you hold it hard enough
Last Line: To keep our abstract verse from being dry
Subject(s): Thought


ETHEREALIZING       
First Line: A theory if you hold it hard enough
Last Line: To keep our abstract verse from being dry


EVENING IN A SUGAR ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: From where I lingered in a lull of march
Last Line: And that was what the boughs were full of soon.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


EVENSONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Came the wind last
Last Line: That the stars are down.
Subject(s): Death; Evening


EVIL TENDENCIES CANCEL       
First Line: Will the blight end the chestnut?
Last Line: Till another parasite %shall come to end the blight


FEAR OF GOD       
First Line: If you should rise from nowhere to somewhere
Last Line: And using for apparel what was meant %to be the curtain of the inmost soul
Subject(s): God


FEAR OF MAN       
First Line: As a girl no one gallantly attends
Last Line: May I in my brief bolt across the scene %not be misunderstood in what I mean


FIGURE IN THE DOORWAY       
First Line: The grade surmounted, we were riding high
Last Line: He could look at us in our diner eating, %and if so moved uncurl a hand in greeting


FIRE AND ICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some say the world will end in fire, / some say in ice
Last Line: And would suffice.
Subject(s): Death; Desire; Fire; Hate; Ice; Judgment Day; Men; Time; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here come real stars to fill the upper skies
Last Line: Only, of course, they can't sustain the part
Subject(s): Animals


FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN       
First Line: Here come real stars to fill the upper skies
Last Line: Only, of course, they can't sustain the part
Subject(s): Animals


FISH-LEAP FALL    Poem Text    
First Line: From further in the hills there came
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


FIVE NOCTURNES    Poem Text    
First Line: She always had to burn a light
Last Line: There will come another day
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


FIVE NOCTURNES: 1. THE NIGHT LIGHT       
First Line: She always had to burn a light
Last Line: Who have, as I suppose, ahead %the darkest of it still to dread


FIVE NOCTURNES: 2. WERE I IN TROUBLE       
First Line: Where I could think of no thoroughfare
Last Line: Were I in trouble with night tonight


FIVE NOCTURNES: 3. BRAVADO       
First Line: Have I not walked without an upward look
Last Line: It was a risk I had to take - and took


FIVE NOCTURNES: 4. ON MAKING CERTAIN ANYTHING HAS HAPPENED       
First Line: I could be worse employed
Last Line: It might take all night


FIVE NOCTURNES: 5. IN THE LONG NIGHT       
First Line: I would build my house of crystal
Last Line: We can rest assured on eider %there will come another day


FLOOD       
First Line: Blood has been harder to dam back than water
Last Line: Oh, blood will out. It cannot be contained
Variant Title(s): Bloo
Subject(s): Blood


FLOWER GUIDANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I went from flower to flower
Last Line: Never pick a flower.
Subject(s): Flowers


FLOWER-GATHERING    Poem Text    
First Line: I left you in the morning
Last Line: That I've been long away.
Subject(s): Flowers


FOR ALLAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Who wanted to see how I wrote a poem
Last Line: Excepting santa claus.
Subject(s): Christmas; Neilson, Allan; Poetry & Poets; Nativity, The


FOR ONCE, THEN, SOMETHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs
Last Line: Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.
Subject(s): Summer


FOR TRAVELERS GOING SIDEREAL       
Last Line: But on venus it must be venereal


FOREST FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some flowers take station close to where we stay
Last Line: Because they will whoso touches stem
Subject(s): Flowers


FORGIVE, O LORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgive, o lord, my little jokes on thee
Last Line: And I’ll forgive thy great big one on me
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


FOUNTAIN, A BOTTLE, A DONKEY'S EARS, AND SOME BOOKS       
First Line: Old davis owned a solid mica mountain
Last Line: In time she would be rid of all her books


FOUR-ROOM SHACK ASPIRING HIGH    Poem Text    
Last Line: Hope you’re satisfied to last
Subject(s): Houses


FOUR-ROOM SHACK ASPIRING HIGH       
Last Line: Hope you're satisfied to last


FRAGMENTARY BLUE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Why make so much of a fragmentary blue
Last Line: If only gives our wish for blue a whet.
Subject(s): Blue (color)


FREEDOM OF THE MOON       
First Line: I've tried the new moon tilted in the air
Last Line: The color run, all sorts of wonder follow
Subject(s): Moon


FROM IRON    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature within her inmost self divides
Last Line: To trouble men with having to take sides
Subject(s): Nature


FROM IRON: TOOLS AND WEAPONS; TO AHMED S. BOKHARI       
First Line: Nature within her inmost self divides
Last Line: To trouble men with having to take sides


FROM PLANE TO PLANE       
First Line: Neither of them was better than the other
Last Line: Dick said to old pike, innocent of shakespeare


GATHERING LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Spades take up leaves
Last Line: The harvest shall stop?
Subject(s): Autumn; Leaves; Seasons; Fall


GATHERING LEAVES       
First Line: Spades take up leaves
Last Line: And who's to say where %the harvest shall stop?
Subject(s): Autumn; Leaves; Seasons


GENEALOGICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: It was my grandfather's grandfather's grandfather's
Last Line: And I think he explains my lifelong liking for indians.
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


GHOST HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I dwell in a lonely house I know
Last Line: As sweet companions as might be had.
Subject(s): Haunted Houses; Supernatural


GIFT OUTRIGHT       
First Line: The land was ours before we were the land's
Last Line: But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, %such as she would become
Subject(s): Inaugural Poem; United States; War


GIFT OUTRIGHT OF 'THE GIFT OUTRIGHT'; WITH SOME PRELIMINARY HISTORY ..    Poem Text    
First Line: Summoning artists to participate
Last Line: Such as she was, such as she would become
Subject(s): Inaugural Poem; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


GIFT OUTRIGHT OF 'THE GIFT OUTRIGHT'; WITH SOME PRELIMINARY HISTORY ..       
First Line: Summoning artists to participate
Last Line: Of which this noonday's the beginning hour
Subject(s): Inaugural Poem; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


GOD'S GARDEN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: God made a beauteous garden
Last Line: That leads you on to heaven.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


GOING FOR WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: The well was dry beside the door,
Last Line: Like pearls, and now a silver blade.
Subject(s): Water


GOLD HESPERIDEE       
First Line: Square matthew hale's young grafted apple tree
Last Line: In gratitude for which square matthew vowed %to walk a graver man restrained in wrath


GOOD HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: I had for my winter evening walk
Last Line: At ten o'clock of a winter eve.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Walking; Sunset; Twilight


GOOD RELIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall we, then, wish as many as possible
Last Line: In suffering is give you good relief.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


GOOD-BY AND KEEP COLD    Poem Text    
First Line: This saying good-by on the edge of the dark
Last Line: But something has to be left to god.
Subject(s): Orchards


GREECE    Poem Text    
First Line: They say: 'let there be no more war!'
Last Line: Now prove it once again!
Subject(s): Crete; Greco-turkish War (1897); Greece; Greeks


HAEC FABULA DOCET    Poem Text    
First Line: The play seems out for an almost infinite run.
Last Line: Are absolutely sure to come to grief
Subject(s): Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


HAEC FABULA DOCET       
First Line: A blindman by the name of la fontaine
Last Line: Too proud to be beholden for relief, %are absolutely sure to come to grief


HANNIBAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Was there ever a cause too lost
Last Line: For the generous tears of youth and song?
Subject(s): Hannibal (247-183 B.c.)


HANNIBAL       
First Line: Was there ever a cause too lost
Last Line: For the generous tears of youth and song?


HAPPINESS MAKES UP IN HEIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, stormy stormy world,
Last Line: Of so much warmth and light
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


HAPPINESS MAKES UP IN HEIGHT FOR WHAT IT LACKS IN LENGTH       
First Line: Oh, stormy stormy world %the days you were not swirled
Last Line: We went from house to wood %for change of solitude


HARDSHIP OF ACCOUNTING       
First Line: Never ask of money spent
Last Line: To remember or invent %what he did with every cent
Subject(s): Accountants And Accounting


HER HUSBAND GAVE HER A RING    Poem Text    
Last Line: For being so sinfully reckless
Subject(s): Rewards; Adultery


HER HUSBAND GAVE HER A RING       
Last Line: For being so sinfully reckless
Subject(s): Gifts And Giving; Marriage


HOME       
First Line: Home is the place where, when you have to go there %they have to take you in
Last Line: I should have called it %something you somehow haven't to deserve
Subject(s): Religion


HOME BURIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: He saw her from the bottom of the stairs
Last Line: "I'll follow and bring you back by force. I will! -- "
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


HOW HARD IS IT TO KEEP FROM BEING KING WHEN IT'S IN YOU AND IN THE SITUATION    Poem Text    
Last Line: Or more than half I’m half inclined to say
Subject(s): Darius I, King Of Persia; Poetry & Poets


HOW HARD IT IS TO KEEP FROM BEING KING WHEN IT'S IN YOU ...       
First Line: The king said to his son: enough of this!
Last Line: Or more than half I'm half inclined to say


HUNTER JAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing ever so sincere
Last Line: T won’t prove a bore to hear
Subject(s): Sincerity


HYLA BROOK    Poem Text    
First Line: By june our brook's run out of song and speed
Last Line: We love the things we love for what they are.
Subject(s): Brooks; Streams; Creeks


I AM A MEDE AND PERSIAN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


I COULD GIVE ALL TO TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: To time it never seems that he is brave
Last Line: And what I would not part with I have kept
Subject(s): Time


I COULD GIVE ALL TO TIME       
First Line: To time it never seems that he is brave
Last Line: And what I would not part with I have kept
Subject(s): Time


I ONLY GO       
Last Line: When I'm the show


I WILL SING YOU ONE-O    Poem Text    
First Line: It was long I lay
Last Line: And nation nation
Subject(s): Night; Universe; Bedtime


I WILL SING YOU ONE-O       
First Line: It was long I lay
Last Line: To drag down man %and nation nation


IMMIGRANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: No ship of all that under sail or stream
Last Line: Has been her anxious convoy in to shore
Subject(s): Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IMMIGRANTS       
First Line: No ship of all that under sail or stream
Last Line: Has been her anxious convoy to shore
Subject(s): Immigrants


IMPORTER       
First Line: Mrs. Someone's been to asia
Last Line: Teach your grandmother egg suction
Subject(s): Asia; Mass Production


IN A DISUSED GRAVEYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The living come with grassy tread
Last Line: I think they would believe the lie
Subject(s): Mourning; Time; Bereavement


IN A DISUSED GRAVEYARD       
First Line: The living come with grassy tread
Last Line: I think they would believe the lie
Subject(s): Mourning; Time


IN A GLASS OF CIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: It seemed I was a mite of sediment
Last Line: The thing was to get now and then elated
Subject(s): Cider


IN A GLASS OF CIDER       
First Line: It seemed I was a mite of sediment
Last Line: The thing was to get now and then elated


IN A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The sentencing goes blithely on its way
Last Line: In having its undeviable say
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


IN A POEM       
First Line: The sentencing goes blithely on its way
Last Line: As surely as it keeps the stroke and time %in having its undeviable way
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


IN A VALE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was young, we dwelt in a vale
Last Line: Nor vainly listen all the night long.
Subject(s): Love


IN DIVES' DIVE       
First Line: It is late at night and still I am losing
Last Line: Let's have another look at another five
Subject(s): Card Games; Gambling


IN ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Alone in rain I sat today
Last Line: Is never far from sailing.
Subject(s): Country Life; England; English


IN EQUAL SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus of old the douglas did
Last Line: The heart he bore to the holy land.
Subject(s): Douglas, Sir James De Douglas, Lord Of; Robert I. King Of Scotland (1274-1329); Douglas The Good; Black Douglas, The; Bruce, Robert; The Bruce


IN HARDWOOD GROVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The same leaves over and over again!
Last Line: I know that this is the way in ours.
Subject(s): Leaves; Life Change Events


IN NEGLECT    Poem Text    
First Line: They leave us so to the way we took
Last Line: And try if we cannot feel forsaken.


IN THE CLEARING: FRONTISPIECE       
First Line: But god's own descent
Last Line: Of the soul's ethereal %into the material


IN THE HOME STRETCH    Poem Text    
First Line: She stood against the kitchen sink, and looked
Last Line: As much at home as if they'd always danced there.
Subject(s): Home


IN TIME OF CLOUDBURST    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the downpour roil and toil!
Last Line: And resentful of man’s condition
Subject(s): Rain


IN TIME OF CLOUDBURST       
First Line: Let the downpour roil and toil!
Last Line: Never make me tired and morose %and resentful of man's condition
Subject(s): Rain


IN WINTER IN THE WOODS ALONE    Poem Text    
Last Line: For yet another blow
Subject(s): Lumber & Lumbering


IN WINTER IN THE WOODS ALONE       
Last Line: Or for myself in my retreat %for yet another blow


INEQUITIES OF DEBT       
First Line: These I assume were words so deeply meant
Last Line: To rear against the inscription on the wall
Subject(s): Debt


INNATE HELIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Religious faith is a most filling vapor
Last Line: Some gas like helium must be innate
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


INNATE HELIUM       
First Line: Religious faith is a most filling vapor
Last Line: Some gas like helium must be innate
Subject(s): Faith


INTO MY OWN    Poem Text    
First Line: One of my wishes is that those dark trees
Last Line: Only more sure of all I thought was true.
Subject(s): Trees


INVESTMENT       
First Line: Over back where they speak of life as staying
Last Line: But get some color and music out of life?
Subject(s): Family Life; Marriage


IOTA SUBSCRIPT    Poem Text    
First Line: Seek not in me the big I capital
Last Line: But upsilon which is the greek for you
Subject(s): Greek Language


IOTA SUBSCRIPT       
First Line: Seek not in me the big I capital
Last Line: But upsilon which is the greek for you
Subject(s): Greek Language


IRIS BY NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: One misty evening, one another's guide
Last Line: In a relation of elected friends
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)


IRIS BY NIGHT       
First Line: One misty evening, one another's guide
Last Line: From all division time or foe can bring %in a relation of elected friends
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)


IT BIDS PRETTY FAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: The play seems out for an almost infinite run.
Last Line: We'll be all right if nothing goes wrong with the lighting
Subject(s): Sun


IT BIDS PRETTY FAIR       
First Line: The play seems out for an almost infinite run
Last Line: We'll be all right if nothing goes wrong with the lighting


IT IS THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND    Poem Text    
First Line: To start the world of old
Last Line: To watch this end de luxe
Subject(s): 2000 A.d.


IT IS THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND       
First Line: To start the world of old
Last Line: And annotating books %to watch this end de luxe
Subject(s): 2000 A.d.


IT TAKES ALL SORTS OF IN AND OUTDOOR SCHOOLING    Poem Text    
Last Line: To get adapted to my kind of fooling
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


IT TAKES ALL SORTS OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SCHOOLING       
Last Line: To get adapted to my kind of fooling


KITCHEN CHIMNEY       
First Line: Builder, in building the little house
Last Line: A chimney that only would serve to remind me %of castles I used to build in air
Subject(s): Houses


KITTY HAWK    Poem Text    
First Line: Kitty hawk, o kitty
Last Line: Not to mention clutch
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; Wright, Orville (1871-1948); Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912); Airplanes; Air Pilots


KITTY HAWK       
First Line: Kitty hawk, o kitty
Last Line: Like darius green %in their home town, dayton
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; Wright, Orville (1871-1948); Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912)


LA NOCHE TRISTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Changed is the scene: the peace
Last Line: Where they have ruled alone.
Subject(s): Aztecs; Cortes, Hernando (1485-1547)


LAST MOWING       
First Line: There's a place called far-away meadow
Last Line: All shapes and colors of flowers, %I needn't call you by name
Variant Title(s): Mowin
Subject(s): Fields; Flowers; Mowing And Mowers


LEAF-TREADER       
First Line: I have been treading on leaves all day until I am
Last Line: Now up my knee to keep on top of another year of snow
Subject(s): Leaves


LEAVES COMPARED WITH FLOWERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A tree's leaves may be ever so good
Last Line: Leaves are all my darker mood
Subject(s): Leaves


LEAVES COMPARED WITH FLOWERS       
First Line: A tree's leaves may be ever so good
Last Line: Leaves are all my darker mood
Subject(s): Leaves


LESSON FOR TODAY       
First Line: If this uncertain age in which we dwell
Last Line: I would have written of me on my stone: %I had a lover's quarrel with the world
Subject(s): War


LET CONGRESS DO IT       
First Line: Wainwrights and wheelwrights from old we've had
Last Line: That would not only say it right: it would sing right
Subject(s): U.s. - Congress; Wright, Orville (1871-1948); Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912)


LET'S NOT THINK       
First Line: The east wind had its say
Last Line: I promise for the pools, %the shallow little fools


LETTER TO JOSEPH WARREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter has beaten summer in fight
Last Line: Her ruined city with salt.
Subject(s): Winter


LETTER TO LEONARD BACON       
First Line: I don't know whether you are in this world or in the old
Last Line: No I got it from the sweet singer of michigan where he is honest enough to acknowledge he got it
Subject(s): Bacon, Leonard (1887-1954); Moore, Julia A. (1847-1920); Nash, Ogden (1902-1971); Poetry And Poets


LETTER TO LOUIS UNTERMEYER, 1931    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear louis: / the telescope has come and I am charmed
Last Line: I need nobody else's art, I hope
Subject(s): Telescopes & Binoculars; Untermeyer, Louis (1885-1977); Opera Glasses


LETTER TO LOUIS UNTERMEYER, 1931       
First Line: Dear louis: %the telescope has come and I am charmed
Last Line: I need nobody else's art, I hope
Subject(s): Telescopes And Binoculars; Untermeyer, Louis (1885-1977)


LETTER TO LOUIS UNTERMEYER, 1944       
First Line: Dear louis: %I'd rather there had been no war at all
Last Line: I'd take a hand in it if you would let me
Subject(s): Untermeyer, Louis (1885-1977); World War Ii


LINES WRITTEN IN DEJECTION ON THE EVE OF GREAT SUCCESS       
First Line: I once had a cow that jumped over the moon
Last Line: Or what it was foughten for


LITERATE FARMER AND THE PLANET VENUS       
First Line: My unexpected knocking at the door
Last Line: Marvelous world in nineteen-twenty-six


LITTLE KINGDOM       
Last Line: And be peaceful minded %in time of peace
Subject(s): Peace


LOCKED OUT; AS TOLD TO A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: When we locked up the house at night
Last Line: At dusk to watch the moon down early.
Subject(s): Flowers; Night; Bedtime


LODGED    Poem Text    
First Line: The rain to the wind said
Last Line: I know how the flowers felt
Subject(s): Rain; Flowers


LODGED       
First Line: The rain to the wind said
Last Line: I know how the flowers felt


LONE STRIKER       
First Line: The swinging mill bell changed its rate
Last Line: Come get him -- they knew where to search
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers


LOOKING FOR A SUNSET BIRD IN WINTER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The west was getting out of gold
Last Line: A piercing little star was through
Subject(s): Birds


LOOKING FOR A SUNSET BIRD IN WINTER       
First Line: The west was getting out of gold
Last Line: A piercing little star was through
Subject(s): Birds


LOOSE MOUNTAIN (TELESCOPIC)       
First Line: Did you stay up last night (the magi did)
Last Line: About when best to have us in our orbit, %so we won't simply take it and absorb it


LOST FOLLOWER       
First Line: As I have know them passionate and fine
Last Line: Something about a kingdom in the sky %(as yet unbrought to earth) he means to try


LOST IN HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The clouds, the source of rain, one stormy night
Last Line: Let’s let my heavenly lostness overwhelm me
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


LOST IN HEAVEN       
First Line: The clouds, the source of rain, one stormy night
Last Line: Let's let my heavenly lostness overwhelm me


LOVE AND A QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: A stranger came to the door at eve
Last Line: The bridegroom wished he knew.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


LOVE BEING ALL ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Could I forget thee, I should forget
Last Line: I should forget to forget defeat.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


LOVELY SHALL BE CHOOSERS       
First Line: The voice said, 'hurl her down!'
Last Line: Trust us,' the voices said


LOWES TOOK THE OBVIOUS POSITION       
Last Line: The poet has to leave a track %of torn up scraps of prior poets
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


LUCRETIUS VERSUS THE LAKE POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dean, adult education may seem silly
Last Line: God bless the dean and make his deanship plenary
Subject(s): Education, Adult; Poetry & Poets


LUCRETIUS VERSUS THE LAKE POETS       
First Line: Dean, adult education may seem silly
Last Line: I grant you - if you're sure about the word. %god bless the dean and make his deanship plenary
Subject(s): Education, Adult; Poetry And Poets


MAN IS AS TALL AS HIS HEIGHT       
Last Line: \and he swings a commensurate pen
Subject(s): Size And Shape


MAPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her teacher's certainty it must be mabel
Last Line: Name children some names and see what you do.
Subject(s): Names


MARX AND ENGELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Them two panacea guys
Last Line: At the time of his debut
Subject(s): Communism; Engels, Friedrich (1820-1895); Marx, Karl (1818-1883); Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953)


MARX AND ENGELS       
First Line: Them two panacea guys
Last Line: Maybe none but you and me
Subject(s): Communism; Engels, Friedrich (1820-1895); Marx, Karl (1818-1883); Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953)


MASQUE OF MERCY       
First Line: You can't come in (knock, knock) the store is closed
Last Line: Nothing can make injustice just but mercy


MASQUE OF REASON       
First Line: A fair oasis in the purest desert
Last Line: You'd as well smile as frown on the occasion


MASTER SPEED       
First Line: No speed of wind or water rushing by
Last Line: That life is only life for evermore %together wing to wing and oar to oar
Subject(s): Love - Marital


MEETING AND PASSING    Poem Text    
First Line: As I went down the hill along the wall
Last Line: Before we met and you what I had passed.
Subject(s): Relationships


MENDING WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Something there is that doesn't love a wall
Last Line: He says again, 'good fences make good neighbors.'
Subject(s): Neighbors; Walls


MIDDLENESS OF THE ROAD       
First Line: The road at the top of the rise
Last Line: The universal blue %and local green suggest


MIDDLETOWN MURDER       
First Line: Jack hitched up into his sky blue bob
Last Line: As much as singing that bad was good
Subject(s): Murder


MIDSUMMER BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Could there be aught more hushed
Last Line: May be none but me and you
Subject(s): Birds


MILKY WAY IS A COWPATH       
First Line: On wings too stiff to flap
Last Line: Had been with flocks and herds %for what they didn't earn


MINOR BIRD       
First Line: I have wished a bird would fly away
Last Line: And of course there must be something wrong %in wanting to silence my song
Subject(s): Birds


MISGIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: All crying 'we will go with you, o wind!'
Last Line: It may not seem better to me to rest.
Subject(s): Wind; Freedom


MISSGIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: All crying, ‘we will go with you, o wind!’
Last Line: It may not seem better to me to rest
Subject(s): Wind


MISSIVE MISSILE       
First Line: Someone in ancient mas d'azil
Last Line: It cannot speak as far as this


MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Never ask of money spent
Last Line: What he did with every cent
Subject(s): Money


MOOD APART       
First Line: Once down on my knees to growing plants
Last Line: That looks in on to a mood apart


MOON COMPASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: I stole forth dimly in the dripping pause
Last Line: So love will take between the hands a face . . . 
Subject(s): Compasses


MOON COMPASSES       
First Line: I stole forth dimly in the dripping pause
Last Line: So love will take between the hands a face


MOST OF IT       
First Line: He thought he kept the universe alone
Last Line: And forced the underbrush - and that was all


MOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: There was never a sound beside the wood but one
Last Line: My long scythe whispered and left the hay to make.
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Mowing & Mowers; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Lawn Mowers


MY BUTTERFLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thine emulous fond flowers are dead, too
Last Line: Under the eaves.
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Bugs


MY GIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: I ask no merrier christmas
Last Line: That night.
Subject(s): Christmas Gifts


MY NOVEMBER GUEST    Poem Text    
First Line: My sorrow, when she's here with me
Last Line: And they are better for her praise.
Subject(s): November


NATURE NOTE       
First Line: Four or five whippoorwills
Last Line: Their latest that I remember, %september the twenty-third
Subject(s): Birds; Whipporwills


NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: The people along the sand
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP       
First Line: The people along the sand
Last Line: But when was that ever a bar %to any watch they keep?
Subject(s): Seashore


NEVER AGAIN WOULD BIRDS' SONG BE THE SAME    Poem Text    
First Line: He would declare and could himself believe
Last Line: To any watch they keep?
Variant Title(s): Never Gain Would Birds' Song Be The Same
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Birds; Eve


NEVER AGAIN WOULD BIRDS' SONG BE THE SAME       
First Line: He would declare and could himself believe
Last Line: And to do that to birds was why she came
Variant Title(s): Never Gain Would Birds' Song Be The Sam
Subject(s): Adam And Eve; Bible; Birds


NEVER NAUGHT SONG       
First Line: There was never naught
Last Line: Almost next to naught %but the force of thought


NEW GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Where two had walked awhile, now only one
Last Line: Or wholly perish.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


NEW HAMPSHIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: I met a lady from the south who said
Last Line: At present I am living in vermont
Subject(s): New Hampshire


NEW HAMPSHIRE       
First Line: I met a lady from the south who said
Last Line: And restful just to think about new hampshire. %at present I am living in vermont
Subject(s): New Hampshire


NO HOLY WARS FOR THEM    Poem Text    
First Line: States strong enough to do good are but few,
Last Line: Can ever give us is a nuisance brawl
Subject(s): War


NO HOLY WARS FOR THEM       
First Line: States strong enough to do good are but few
Last Line: No holy wars for them. The most the small %can ever give us is a nuisance brawl


NOT ALL THERE       
First Line: I turned to speak to god
Last Line: God found I wasn't there -- at least not over half
Subject(s): God


NOT OF SCHOOL AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Around bend after bend
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


NOT OF SCHOOL AGE       
First Line: Around bend after bend
Last Line: He bet it was out to-day, %and would I see if he was right?
Subject(s): Children


NOT QUITE SOCIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Some of you will be glad I did what I did,
Last Line: And pay a death-tax of farily polite repentance
Subject(s): Punishment


NOT QUITE SOCIAL       
First Line: Some of you will be glad I did what I did
Last Line: I shall will to the common stock of air my breath %and pay a death-tax of fairly polite repentance


NOT TO KEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: They sent him back to her. The letter came
Last Line: They had given him back to her, but not to keep.
Subject(s): World War I - Casualties


NOTHING EVER SO SINCERE    Poem Text    
Last Line: It wont prove a bore to hear
Subject(s): Sincerity; Wit & Humor


NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature's first green is gold
Last Line: Nothing gold can stay.
Subject(s): Gold; Life Change Events; Transience; Impermanence


NOVEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: We saw leaves go to glory
Last Line: The waste of nations warring
Subject(s): November; War


NOVEMBER       
First Line: We saw leaves go to glory
Last Line: By denying and ignoring %the waste of nations warring
Subject(s): November; War


NOW CLOSE THE WINDOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now close the windows and hush all the fields
Last Line: But see all wind-stirred.
Subject(s): Windows


OBJECTION TO BEING STEPPED ON       
First Line: At the end of the row
Last Line: The first tool I step on %turned into a weapon


OCTOBER    Poem Text    
First Line: O hushed october morning mild
Last Line: For the grapes' sake along the wall.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


OF THE STONES OF THE PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: I farm a pasture where the boulders lie
Last Line: It came from where he came from anyway
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


OF THE STONES OF THE PLACE       
First Line: I farm a pasture where the boulders lie
Last Line: It came from where he came from anyway
Subject(s): Stones


OFFER       
First Line: I narrow eyes and double night
Last Line: If I supply the sorrow felt, %will they supply the tears?
Subject(s): Grief


OH THOU THAT SPINNEST THE WHEEL       
Last Line: That I may feel them like a dancer %in the sinews of my back and neck


OLD AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: My old uncle is long and narrow
Last Line: But it is not necessarily serious.
Subject(s): Old Age


OLD BARN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOGS       
First Line: Where's this barn's house? It never had a house
Last Line: The cheapest tramp that came along that way %could mischievously lock him in to stay
Subject(s): Barns


OLD DOG       


ON A BIRD SINGING IN ITS SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: A bird half wakened in the lunar noon
Last Line: Had made it much more easily a prey
Subject(s): Birds


ON A BIRD SINGING IN ITS SLEEP       
First Line: A bird half wakened in the lunar noon
Last Line: Had made it much more easily a prey
Subject(s): Birds


ON A TREE FALLEN ACROSS THE ROAD (TO HEAR US TALK)    Poem Text    
First Line: The tree the tempest with a crash of wood
Last Line: And steer it a direction straight through space.
Subject(s): Environment; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


ON BEING CHOSEN POET OF VERMONT    Poem Text    
First Line: Breathes there a bard who isn't moved
Last Line: By his country and his neighborhood?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ON BEING CHOSEN POET OF VERMONT       
First Line: Breathes there a bard who isn't moved
Last Line: By his country an his neighborhood?
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


ON BEING IDOLIZED    Poem Text    
First Line: The wave sucks back and with the last of water
Last Line: Like the ideal of some mistaken lover.
Subject(s): Waves


ON BEING IDOLIZED       
First Line: The wave sucks back and with the last of water
Last Line: Like the ideal of some mistaken lover


ON GOING UNNOTICED    Poem Text    
First Line: As vain to raise a voice as a sigh
Last Line: You took as a trophy of the hour.
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


ON LOOKING UP BY CHANCE AT THE CONSTELLATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: You'll wait a long, long time for anything much
Last Line: That calm seems certainly safe to last to-night
Subject(s): Constellations


ON LOOKING UP BY CHANCE AT THE CONSTELLATIONS       
First Line: You'll wait a long, long time for anything much
Last Line: That calm seems certainly safe to last tonight
Subject(s): Constellations


ON OUR SYMPATHY WITH THE UNDER DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: First under up and then again down under
Last Line: Lest both should bite him in the toga-togs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Politics & Government


ON OUR SYMPATHY WITH THE UNDER DOG       
First Line: First under up and then again down under
Last Line: Lest both should bite him in the toga-togs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Politics


ON TAKING FROM THE TOP TO BROADEN THE BASE    Poem Text    
First Line: Roll stones down on our head!
Last Line: To broaden its base
Subject(s): Mountains; Avalanches; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


ON TAKING FROM THE TOP TO BROADEN THE BASE       
First Line: Roll stones down on our head
Last Line: To broaden its base


ON TALK OF PEACE AT THIS TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: France. France, I know not what is in my heart
Last Line: Is made secure for us and hell is thwarted.
Subject(s): France; Peace; World War I; First World War


ON THE HEART'S BEGINNING TO CLOUD THE MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Something I saw or thought I saw
Last Line: Far into the lives of other folk
Subject(s): Marriage; Railroads; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Railways; Trains


ON THE HEART'S BEGINNING TO CLOUD THE MIND       
First Line: Something I saw or thought I saw
Last Line: Far into the lives of other folk
Subject(s): Marriage; Railroads


ON THE INFLATION OF THE CURRENCY, 1919    Poem Text    
First Line: The pain of seeing ten cents turned to five!
Last Line: They know what's best for them too well to laugh.
Subject(s): Inflation (economics)


ON THE SALE OF MY FARM    Poem Text    
First Line: Well-away and be it so
Last Line: Seeking ache of memory here.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


ONCE BY THE PACIFIC    Poem Text    
First Line: The shattered water made a misty din
Last Line: "before god's last ""put out the light"" was spoken."
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Pacific Ocean; Seashore; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Beach; Coast; Shore


ONCE MORE BREVITY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Wells; Neighbors


ONE FAVORED ACORN    Poem Text    
First Line: More than a million seed
Last Line: At being allowed to live.
Subject(s): Acorns


ONE GUESS       
First Line: He has dust in his eyes and a fan for a wing
Last Line: And a mouthful of dye stuff instead of a sting
Variant Title(s): My What-is-i
Subject(s): Grasshoppers


ONE MORE BREVITY       
First Line: I opened the door so my last look
Last Line: And finding, wasn't disposed to speak


ONE STEP BACKWARD TAKEN        Recitation by Author
First Line: Not only sands and gravel


ONE STEP BACKWARD TAKEN       
First Line: Not only sands and gravels
Last Line: Then the rain stopped and the blowing %and the sun came out to dry me


OUR CAMP; IN THE AUTUMN WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a haunt in the depths of the forest
Last Line: To strand on the sands of sleep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


OUR DOOM TO BLOOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Cumaean sibyl, charming ogress,
Last Line: Unless ‘twould rather wilt than fade
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


OUR DOOM TO BLOOM       
First Line: Cumaean sibyl, charming ogress
Last Line: Unless 'twould rather wilt than fade


OUR HOLD ON THE PLANET    Poem Text    
First Line: We asked for rain. It didn't flash and roar
Last Line: Our hold on the planet wouldn't have so increased
Subject(s): Earth; Rain; World


OUR HOLD ON THE PLANET       
First Line: We asked for rain. It didn't flash and roar
Last Line: Or our number living wouldn't be steadily more, %our hold of the planet wouldn't have so increased
Subject(s): Earth; Rain


OUR SINGING STRENGTH    Poem Text    
First Line: It snowed in spring on earth so dry and warm
Last Line: And sing the wildflowers up from root and seed
Subject(s): Spring; Singing & Singers; Songs


OUR SINGING STRENGTH       
First Line: It snowed in spring on earth so dry and warm
Last Line: And sing the wildflowers up from root and seed


OUT, OUT -'    Poem Text    
First Line: The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard
Last Line: Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs.
Subject(s): Accidents; Death; Dead, The


PAN WITH US    Poem Text    
First Line: Pan came out of the woods one day,
Last Line: Play? Play? -- what should he play?
Subject(s): Pan (mythology); Pipers


PANS       
First Line: The voice on patmos speaking bade me 'shut your eyes!'
Last Line: The scale-pans crashed and clanged it. It was a trust


PARES CONTINUAS FUTUTIONES    Poem Text    
First Line: Says our harvard neo malthusian
Last Line: Which seems a licentious conclusion
Subject(s): Reproduction; Mating


PARES CONTINUAS FUTUTIONES       
First Line: Says our harvard neo malthusian
Last Line: Which seems a licentious conclusion!
Subject(s): Reproduction


PARTING    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamed the setting sun would rise no more
Last Line: With longing deep as everlasting night.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


PASSING GLIMPSE; TO RIDGE TORRENCE ON LAST LOOKING INTO HESPERIDES       
First Line: I often see flowers from a passing car
Last Line: Not in position to look too close
Subject(s): Torrence, Frederic Ridgely (1875-1950)


PAUL'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: To drive paul out of any lumber camp
Last Line: In any way the world knew how to speak in.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PEA BRUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: I walked down alone sunday after church
Last Line: And since it was coming up had to come.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


PEACEFUL SHEPHERD       
First Line: If heaven were to do again
Last Line: The cross, the crown, the scales may all %as well have been the sword
Subject(s): Religion


PERIL OF HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is right in there
Last Line: For a night of frost
Subject(s): Fear; Frost


PERIL OF HOPE       
First Line: It is right in there
Last Line: For a night of frost


PERTINAX       
First Line: Let chaos storm!
Last Line: I wait for form


PLACE FOR A THIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing to say to all those marriages!
Last Line: When his time comes to die and settle down.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PLANNERS       
First Line: If anything should put an end to this
Last Line: These anyway might think it was important %that human history should not be shortened


PLOWMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A plow, I hear men say, to plow the snow
Last Line: At having cultivated rock.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


POD OF THE MILKWEED    Poem Text    
First Line: Calling all butterflies from every race
Last Line: Should come to nothing must be fairly faced
Subject(s): Milkweed


POD OF THE MILKWEED       
First Line: Calling all butterflies of every race
Last Line: Should come to nothing must be fairly faced


POETS ARE BORN NOT MADE    Poem Text    
First Line: My nose is out of joint
Last Line: Anything they write.
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; Poetry & Poets; Twins


PRECAUTION       
First Line: I never dared be radical when young
Last Line: For fear it would make me conservative when old


PRIDE OF ANCESTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: The deacon's wife was a bit desirish
Last Line: Accounts for their genius and love of drink
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Heritage; Heredity


PRIDE OF ANCESTRY       
First Line: The deacon's wife was a bit desirish
Last Line: That thweir descent from such a calorie %accounts for their genius and love of drink
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry


PROPHET       
First Line: They say the truth will make you free
Last Line: Which may be what you want to be
Subject(s): Truth


PROPHETS REALLY PROPHESY AS MYSTICS, THE COMMENTATORS ...       
First Line: With what unbroken spirit naive science
Last Line: Spinning as well as running on a course %it seems too bad to steer it off course


PROVIDE, PROVIDE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The witch that came (the withered hag)
Subject(s): Bible; Fame; Old Age; Religion; Transience; Reputation; Theology; Impermanence


PROVIDE, PROVIDE       
First Line: The witch that came (the withered hag)
Last Line: With boughten friendship at your side %than none at all. Pr0vide, provide!
Subject(s): Bible; Fame; Old Age; Religion; Transience


PURPOSE OF THE UNIVERSAL PLAN       
Last Line: Admits of little purposes in man


PURSUIT OF THE WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: What, shall there be word single to express
Last Line: Over the blackened hills that hid the sun?
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


PUSSY-WILLOW TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: That every footprint's now a pool
Last Line: And unborn violets first are thought of.
Subject(s): Pussy Willows


PUTTING IN THE SEED    Poem Text    
First Line: You come to fetch me from my work tonight
Last Line: Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Plants; Childhood; Planting; Planters


QUANDARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Never have I been sad or glad
Last Line: I passed with such a high iq
Subject(s): Intelligence


QUANDARY       
First Line: Never had I been sad or glad
Last Line: I passed with such a high I.Q.


QUEST OF THE PURPLE-FRINGED       
First Line: I felt the chill of the meadow underfoot
Last Line: Said that the fall might come and whirl of leaves, %for summer was done


QUESTION       
First Line: A voice says, look me in the stars
Last Line: Were not too much to pay for birth


QUESTIONING FACES    Poem Text    
First Line: The winter owl banked just in time to pass
Last Line: To glassed-in children at the window sill
Subject(s): Owls


QUESTIONING FACES       
First Line: The winter owl banked just in time to pass
Last Line: To glassed in children at the window sill


RABBIT-HUNTER       
First Line: Careless and still
Last Line: (nor I) have wit %to comprehend
Subject(s): Sports


RANGE-FINDING    Poem Text    
First Line: The battle rent a cobweb diamond-strung
Last Line: But finding nothing, sullenly withdrew.
Subject(s): Decay; Nostalgia; Soldiers; War; Rot; Decadence


RECORD STRIDE       
First Line: In a vermont bedroom closet
Last Line: As if I had measured the country %and got the united states stated


REFLEX       
First Line: Hear my rigmarole
Last Line: That there is an it?


RELUCTANCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Out through the fields and the woods
Last Line: Of a love or a season?
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


RESTORATION       
First Line: In the dark moment on the eastern stairs
Last Line: Oh what a friend to have for my familiar


REVELATION    Poem Text    
First Line: We make ourselves a place apart
Last Line: Must speak and tell us where they are.
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


RIDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The surest thing there is is we are riders
Last Line: We have ideas yet that we haven’t tried
Subject(s): Life Change Events


RIDERS       
First Line: The surest thing there is is we are riders
Last Line: We have ideas yet that we haven't tried
Subject(s): Life Change Events


RING AROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: We dance around in a ring and suppose
Last Line: But the secret sits in the middle and knows
Subject(s): Secrets


ROADSIDE STAND       
First Line: The little old house was out with a little new shed
Last Line: I wonder how I should like you to come to me %and offer to put me gently out of my pain


ROGERS GROUP       
First Line: How young and unassuming
Last Line: No one was so far touched %by the rogers group they made
Subject(s): Rogers, John (1829-1904); Sculpture And Sculptors


ROSE FAMILY       
First Line: The rose is a rose
Last Line: You, of course, are a rose - %but were always a rose


ROSE POGONIAS    Poem Text    
First Line: A saturated meadow
Last Line: While so confused with flowers.
Subject(s): Flowers


SAND DUNES    Poem Text    
First Line: Sea waves are green and wet
Last Line: For the one more cast off shell.
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Poetry & Poets; Seashore; Ships & Shipping; Beach; Coast; Shore


SECRET SITS       
First Line: We dance round in a
Last Line: But the secret sits in the %middle and knows


SEMI-REVOLUTION       
First Line: I advocate a semi-revolution
Last Line: Yes, revolutions are the only salves, %but they're one thing that should be done by halves
Subject(s): Revolutions


SERIOUS STEP LIGHTLY TAKEN       
First Line: Between two burrs on the map
Last Line: A half a dozen major wars, %and forty-five presidents
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; Farm Life


SILKEN TENT       
First Line: She is as in a field a silken tent
Last Line: In the capriciousness of summer air %is of the slightest bondage made aware
Subject(s): Erotic Love; Love; Tents


SITTING BY A BUSH IN BROAD DAYLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When I spread out my hand here today
Last Line: The other persists as our faith
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


SITTING BY A BUSH IN BROAD DAYLIGHT       
First Line: When I spread out my hand here today
Last Line: The other persists as our faith
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


SKEPTIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Far star that tickles for my my sensitive plate
Last Line: Like a caul in which I was born and am still wrapped
Subject(s): Doubt; Skepticism


SKEPTIC       
First Line: Far star that tickles for my my sensitive plate
Last Line: Like a caul in which I was born and still am wrapped
Subject(s): Doubt


SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: The three stood listening to a fresh access
Last Line: "what'll you bet he ever calls again?"
Subject(s): Snow


SOLDIER       
First Line: He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled
Last Line: And tripped the body, shot the spirit on %further than target ever showed or shone
Subject(s): Holidays; War


SOME SCIENCE FICTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The chance is the remotest
Last Line: But isn’t because of an isthmus
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


SOME SCIENCE FICTION       
First Line: The chance is the remotest
Last Line: But isn't because it's an isthmus


SOMETHING FOR HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: At the present rate it must come to pass
Last Line: But spes alii agricolam ‘tis said
Subject(s): Farm Life; Hope; Agriculture; Farmers; Optimism


SOMETHING FOR HOPE       
First Line: At the present rate it must come to pass
Last Line: Hope may not nourish a cow or horse, %but spes alit agriculam 'tis said
Subject(s): Farm Life; Hope


SONG OF THE WAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rolling, rolling, o'er the deep
Last Line: Then the wave's short life is o'er.
Subject(s): Waves


SOUND-POSTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: What we do get in life and miss so often in literature
Last Line: And concrete symbol of communication in language
Subject(s): Language; Men; Words; Vocabulary


SOUND-POSTURE       
First Line: What we do get in life and miss so often in literature
Last Line: Can only write the dreary kind of grammatical prose known as professorial
Subject(s): Language; Men


SPAN OF LIFE       
First Line: The old dog barks backward without getting up
Last Line: I remember when he was a pup
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SPOILS OF THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Two fairies it was
Last Line: The spoils of the dead.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SPRING POOLS    Poem Text    
First Line: These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
Last Line: From snow that melted only yesterday
Subject(s): Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Lakes; Spring; Pools; Ponds


SPRING POOLS       
First Line: These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
Last Line: These flowery waters and these watery flowers %from snow that melted only yesterday
Subject(s): Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Lakes; Spring


STAR-SPLITTER       
First Line: You know orion always comes up sideways
Last Line: How different from the way it ever stood?


STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: How countlessly they congregate
Last Line: Without the gift of sight.
Subject(s): Stars


STEEPLE ON THE HOUSE       
First Line: What if it should turn out eternity
Last Line: Means that a soul is coming on the flesh
Subject(s): Worship


STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: Whose woods these are I think I know
Last Line: And miles to go before I sleep.
Subject(s): Duty; Evening; Forests; Religion; Snow; Solitude; Winter; Sunset; Twilight; Woods; Theology; Loneliness


STORM FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: When the wind works against us in the dark
Last Line: And save ourselves unaided.
Subject(s): Storms


STRONG ARE SAYING NOTHING       
First Line: The soil now gets a rumpling soft and damp
Last Line: There may be little or much beyond the grave, %but the strong are saying nothing until they see


SUBVERTED FLOWER       
First Line: She drew back; he was calm
Last Line: From her chin, picked up her comb %and drew her backward home


SUMMERING    Poem Text    
First Line: I would arise and in a dream go on
Last Line: I could not slumber if the wains were out!
Subject(s): Summer


SYCAMORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Zaccheus he
Last Line: Our lord to see
Subject(s): Bible; Plane Trees; Zacchaeus; Sycamores; Zaccheus


SYCAMORE       
First Line: Zaccheus he
Last Line: Our lord to see
Subject(s): Bible; Plane Trees; Zacchaeus


SYM-BALL-ISM    Poem Text    
First Line: The symbol of the number ten
Last Line: In any least degree
Subject(s): Mathematics


SYM-BALL-ISM       
First Line: The symbol of the number ten
Last Line: You ask the heroine and hero
Subject(s): Mathematics


TEN ILLS: PERTINAX    Poem Text    
First Line: Let chaos storm
Last Line: I wait for form
Subject(s): Patience


TEN MILLS: IN DIVES' DIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is late at night and still I am losing
Last Line: Let's have a look at another five
Subject(s): Card Games; Gambling; Playing Cards; Wagering; Betting


TEN MILLS: NOT ALL THERE    Poem Text    
First Line: I turned to speak to god
Last Line: At least not over half
Subject(s): God


TEN MILLS: ONE GUESS    Poem Text    
First Line: He has dust in his eyes and a fan for a wing
Last Line: And a mouthful of dy stuff instead of sting
Variant Title(s): My What-is-it
Subject(s): Grasshoppers


TEN MILLS: PRECAUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: I never dared be radical when young
Last Line: For fear it would make me conservative when old
Subject(s): Politics


TEN MILLS: THE HARDSHIP OF ACCOUNTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Never ask of money spent
Last Line: What he did with every cent
Subject(s): Accountants & Accounting


TEN MILLS: THE WRIGHTS' BIPLANE    Poem Text    
First Line: This biplane is the shape of human flight
Last Line: For it was writ in heaven doubly wright
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Wright, Orville (1871-1948); Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912); Airplanes; Air Pilots


TEN MILLS: WASPISH    Poem Text    
First Line: On glossy wires artistically bent
Last Line: But he's as good as anybody going
Subject(s): Wasps; Yellow Jackets


TEN THIRTY A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: How much rain can down pour
Last Line: In any least degree
Subject(s): Rain


TEN THIRTY A.M.       
First Line: How much rain can down pour
Last Line: Inside the house or me %in any least degree
Subject(s): Rain


TEN THOUSAND THINGS REPOND TO SPRING SUN       
First Line: Spring days are quiet, growing longer.
Last Line: The ten thousand things respond to spring sun.


TENDENCIES CANCEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Will the blight kill the chestnut?
Last Line: Shall come to kill the blight
Subject(s): Chestnuts; Blight


THE AIM WAS SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Before man came to blow it right
Last Line: The aim was song -- the wind could see.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


THE ARMFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: For every parcel I stood down to seize
Last Line: And try to stack them in a better load
Subject(s): Moving & Mobers


THE AX-HELVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've known ere now an interfering branch
Last Line: "see how she's cock her head!"
Subject(s): Axes; Hatchets


THE BAD ISLAND -- EASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: That primitive head
Last Line: With cynical daring
Subject(s): Easter Island


THE BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The bear puts both arms round the tree above her
Last Line: When sedentary and when peripatetic
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


THE BEARER OF EVIL TIDINGS    Poem Text    
Last Line: What soon enough he would know?
Subject(s): Messages & Messengers


THE BEARER OF EVIL TIDINGS    Poem Text    
Last Line: What soon enough he would know?
Subject(s): Belshazzar; Messages & Messangers


THE BIRDS DO THUS    Poem Text    
First Line: I slept all day
Last Line: I choose to sleep.
Subject(s): Sleep


THE BIRTHPLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here further up the mountain slope
Last Line: And now her lap is full of trees
Variant Title(s): The Birthday
Subject(s): Farm Life; Birth; Holidays; Home; Agriculture; Farmers; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE BLACK COTTAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: We chanced in passing by that afternoon
Last Line: We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.


THE BONFIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, let's go up the hill and scare ourselves
Last Line: "and have our fire and laugh and be afraid."
Subject(s): Fire; War


THE BROKEN DROUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The prophet of disaster ceased to shout
Last Line: Who advised man to come and live therein?
Subject(s): Drought


THE CENSUS-TAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: I came an errand one cloud-blowing evening
Last Line: It must be I want life to go on living.
Subject(s): Census


THE COCOON    Poem Text    
First Line: As far as I can see this autumn haze
Last Line: Spinning their own cocoon did they but know it
Subject(s): Cocoons


THE CODE - HEROICS    Poem Text    
First Line: There were three in the meadow by the brook
Last Line: "discharge me? No! He knew I did just right."
Subject(s): Farm Life


THE CODE: HEROICS    Poem Text    
First Line: There were three in the meadow by the brook
Last Line: Discharge me? No! He knew I did just right
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE COURAGE TO BE NEW    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear the world reciting
Last Line: And their courage to be new
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE COW IN APPLE TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Something inspires the only cow of late
Last Line: Her udder shrivels and the milk goes dry.
Subject(s): Cows


THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Mary sat musing on the lamp-flame at the table
Last Line: Dead,' was all he answered.
Subject(s): Death; Home; Labor & Laborers; Dead, The; Work; Workers


THE DEMIURGE€™S LAUGH    Poem Text    
First Line: It was far in the sameness of the wood
Last Line: Thereafter I sat me against a tree
Subject(s): Hunting


THE DISCOVERY OF THE MADEIRAS; A RHYME OF HACKLUYT    Poem Text    
First Line: A stolen lady was coming on board
Last Line: Whether time’s rewards are fair or unfair
Subject(s): Hakluyt, Richard (1552-1616); Madeira (island)


THE DOOR IN THE DARK    Poem Text    
First Line: In going from room to room in the dark
Last Line: With what they used to pair with before
Subject(s): Sight


THE DRAFT HORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: With a lantern that wouldn't burn
Last Line: And walk the rest of the way
Subject(s): Animals; Horses


THE EGG AND THE MACHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: He gave the solid rail a hateful kick
Last Line: Will get this plasm in it goggle glass
Subject(s): Hate; Automobiles; Cars


THE EXPOSED NEST    Poem Text    
First Line: You were forever finding some new play
Last Line: And so at last to learn to use their wings.
Subject(s): Nests


THE FALLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis a steep wood of rocks
Last Line: And the falls came down there.
Subject(s): Waterfalls


THE FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A lantern light from deeper in the barn
Last Line: It touched, it struck it, clattered and went out.
Subject(s): Fear


THE FEAR OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: If you should rise from nowhere to somewhere
Last Line: To be the curtain of the inmost soul
Subject(s): God


THE FEAR OF MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: As a girl no one gallantly attends
Last Line: Not be misunderstood in what I mean
Subject(s): Fear


THE FIGURE IN THE DOORWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The grade surmounted, we were riding high
Last Line: And if so moved uncurl a hand in greeting
Subject(s): Railways; Solitude; Loneliness


THE FLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Blood has been harder to dam back than water
Last Line: Oh, blood will out. It cannot be contained
Variant Title(s): Blood
Subject(s): Blood


THE FLOWER BOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: The fisherman's swapping a yarn for a yarn
Last Line: To seek for the happy isles together.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE FREEDOM OF THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: I've tried the new moon tilted in the air
Last Line: The color run, all sorts of wonder follow
Subject(s): Moon


THE GENERATIONS OF MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A governor it was proclaimed this time
Last Line: It touched, it struck it, clattered and went out
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


THE GIFT OUTRIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The land was ours before we were the land's
Last Line: Such as she was, such as she would become
Subject(s): Inaugural Poem; United States; War; America


THE GOLD HESPERIDEE    Poem Text    
First Line: Square matthew hale’s young grafted apple tree
Last Line: To walk a graver man restrained in wrath
Subject(s): Apple Trees


THE GRINDSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Having a wheel and four legs of its own
Last Line: Be satisfied if he'd be satisfied.
Subject(s): Grindstones


THE GUM GATHERER    Poem Text    
First Line: There overtook me and drew me in
Last Line: And bring it to market when you please.
Subject(s): Farm Life


THE HILL WIFE: HOUSE FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Always - I tell you this they learned
Last Line: Until they had lit the lamp inside.
Subject(s): Fear; Marriage; Supernatural; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HILL WIFE: LONELINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: One ought not to have to care / so much as you and I
Last Line: And their built or driven nests.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Solitude; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Loneliness


THE HILL WIFE: THE IMPULSE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was too lonely for her there
Last Line: Besides the grave.
Subject(s): Marriage; Men; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HILL WIFE: THE OFT-REPEATED DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: She had no saying dark enough
Last Line: Of what the tree might do.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HILL WIFE: THE SMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: I didn't like the way he went away
Last Line: He's watching from the woods as like as not.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HOUSEKEEPER    Poem Text    
First Line: I let myself in at the kitchen door
Last Line: "who wants to hear your news, you -- dreadful fool?"
Subject(s): Household Employees; Servants; Domestics; Maids


THE INEQUITIES OF DEBT    Poem Text    
First Line: These I assume were words so deeply meant
Last Line: To rear against the inscription on the wall
Subject(s): Debt


THE INVESTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Over back where they speak of life as staying
Subject(s): Family Life; Marriage; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE KITCHEN CHIMNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Builder, in building the little house
Last Line: Of castles I used to build in air
Subject(s): Houses


THE LAST MOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a place called far-away meadow
Last Line: I needn’t call you by name
Variant Title(s): Mowing
Subject(s): Fields; Flowers; Mowing & Mowers; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Lawn Mowers


THE LAST WORD OF A BLUEBIRD; AS TOLD TO A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: As I went out a crow
Last Line: "he would come back and sing."
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Imagination; Fancy


THE LATER MINSTREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember some departed day
Last Line: And triumphs over doubt.
Subject(s): Minstrels


THE LESSON FOR TODAY    Poem Text    
First Line: If this uncertain age in which we dwell
Last Line: So science and religion really meet
Subject(s): War


THE LINE-GANG    Poem Text    
First Line: Here come the line-gang pioneering by.
Last Line: They bring the telephone and telegraph.
Subject(s): Trees; Poles


THE LOCKLESS DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: It went many years
Last Line: And alter with age.
Subject(s): Supernatural


THE LOST FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: We shrine our fathers as their wars recede
Last Line: So true in passing, if it must be past.
Subject(s): Fathers; War; Transience; Past; Death


THE LOST FOLLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: As I have known them passionate and fine
Last Line: (as yet unbrought to earth) he means to try
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE LOVELY SHALL BE CHOOSERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The voice said, hunt her down
Last Line: “trust us,” the voices said
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE MASTER SPEED    Poem Text    
First Line: No speed of wind or water rushing by
Last Line: Together wing to wing and oar to oar
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE MIDDLENESS OF THE ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: The road at the top of the rise
Last Line: And local green suggest
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


THE MIDDLETOWN MURDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Jack hitched up into his sky blue bob
Last Line: As much as singingthat bad was good
Subject(s): Murder


THE MILKY WAY IS A COWPATH    Poem Text    
First Line: On wings too stiff to flap
Last Line: For what they didn’t earn
Subject(s): Milky Way


THE MILL CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: It was in a drear city by a stream
Last Line: Less to the sound of voices than of feet.
Subject(s): Mills & Millers


THE MOST OF IT    Poem Text    
First Line: He thought he kept the universe alone;
Last Line: And forced the underbrush—and that was all


THE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The mountain held the town as in a shadow
Last Line: Gave them their marching orders and was moving.
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE NEED OF BEING VERSED IN COUNTRY THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The house had gone to bring again
Last Line: Not to believe the phoebes wept.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE OBJECTION TO BEING STEPPED ON    Poem Text    
First Line: At the end of the row
Last Line: Turned into a weapon
Subject(s): Accidents; Tools; Wit & Humor


THE OFFER    Poem Text    
First Line: I narrow eyes and double night
Last Line: Will they supply the tears?
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE OLD BARN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where's this barn's house? It never had a house
Last Line: The widespread doors two stories high
Subject(s): Barns


THE ONSET    Poem Text    
First Line: Always the same, when on a fated night
Last Line: And there a clump of houses with a church.
Subject(s): Winter; Death; Dead, The


THE OVEN BIRD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is a singer everyone has heard
Last Line: Is what to make of a diminished thing.
Subject(s): Birds; Singing & Singers; Songs


THE PARLOR JOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: You won't hear unless I tell you
Last Line: If it's trouble up-to-date.
Subject(s): Immigrants


THE PASTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm going out to clean the pasture spring
Last Line: I sha'n't be gone long. - you come too.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life


THE PEACEFUL SHEPHERD    Poem Text    
First Line: If heaven were to do again
Last Line: As well have been the sword
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE PLANNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: If anything should put an end to this,
Last Line: That human history should not be shortened
Subject(s): Transience


THE PROPHET    Poem Text    
First Line: They say the truth will make you free
Last Line: Which may be what you want to be
Subject(s): Truth


THE PROPHETS REALLY PROPHESY AS MYSTICS THE COMMENTATORS MERELY BY STATISTICS    Poem Text    
First Line: With what unbroken spirit naive science
Last Line: It seems bad to steer off by force
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


THE QUEST OF THE PURPLE-RINGED    Poem Text    
First Line: I felt the chill of the meadow underfoot,
Last Line: For summer was done
Subject(s): Snails


THE RABBIT-HUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Careless and still
Last Line: To comprehend
Subject(s): Sports


THE RAIN BATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember how in camp one day
Last Line: We ran forth naked to the morning bath.
Subject(s): Floods; Youth


THE REASON OF MY PERFECT EASE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


THE ROAD NOT TAKEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
Last Line: And that has made all the difference.
Subject(s): Fate; Freedom; Life; Life Change Events; Roads; Time; Destiny; Liberty; Paths; Trails


THE ROSE FAMILY    Poem Text    
First Line: The rose is a rose
Last Line: But were always a rose
Subject(s): Roses


THE RUBAIYAT OF CARL BURELL    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a young fellow, begad
Last Line: And was eaten alive by a sun-dew.
Subject(s): Wit & Humor


THE RUNAWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once when the snow of the year was beginning to fall
Last Line: "ought to be told to come and take him in."
Subject(s): Animals; Escapes; Horses; Fugitives


THE SACHEM OF THE CLOUDS (A THANKSGIVING LEGEND)    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sedge upon the meadows crosses, falls and interweaves
Last Line: Hears a shrieking answer speeded from the winter's snowy mouth.
Subject(s): Clouds; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THE SECRET SITS    Poem Text    
First Line: We dance round in a ring and suppose,
Last Line: But the secret sits in the middle and knows
Subject(s): Secrets


THE SELF-SEEKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Willis, I didn’t want you here to-day
Last Line: "good-bye."" he flung his arms around his face."
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Wit & Humor


THE SEVEN ARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the dawn of creation that morning
Last Line: And the seven will all die a-bourneing.
Subject(s): Bourne, Randolph Silliman (1886-1918); Critics & Criticism; Seven Arts (magazine); Social Protest


THE SILKEN TENT    Poem Text    
First Line: She is as in a field a silken tent
Last Line: Is of the slightest bondage made aware
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love; Tents


THE SOUND OF THE TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: I wonder about the trees
Last Line: But I shall be gone.
Subject(s): Trees


THE STAR-SPLITTER    Poem Text    
First Line: You know orion always comes up sideways.
Last Line: How different from the way it ever stood?
Subject(s): Stars


THE STAR-SPLITTER    Poem Text    
First Line: You know orion always comes up sideways.
Last Line: How different from the way it ever stood?
Subject(s): Stars


THE STRONG ARE SAYING NOTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: The soil now gets a rumpling soft and damp,
Last Line: Hut the strong are saying nothing until they see
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SUBVERTED FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: She drew back; he was calm:
Last Line: And drew her backward home
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Flowers; Male-female Relations


THE TELEPHONE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was just as far as I could walk
Last Line: "well, so I came."
Subject(s): Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Telephones; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE THATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Out alone in the winter rain
Last Line: In on to the upper chamber floors.
Subject(s): Birds' Nests; Grief; Rain; Roofing & Roofers; Straw; Sorrow; Sadness


THE THREE GENERATIONS OF MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A governor it was proclaimed this time
Last Line: "but if we must, in sunshine."" so she went."
Variant Title(s): The Generations Of Men
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry


THE TIMES TABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: More than halfway up the pass
Last Line: And bring back nature in people’s place
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE TRAITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Sea-bird of the battle surf
Last Line: Where he sleeps in endless gloom.
Subject(s): Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825-1900); Fictional Characters


THE TRIAL BY EXPERIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the bravest that are slain
Last Line: Bearing it crushed and mystified.
Variant Title(s): The Trial By Existence
Subject(s): Life


THE TUFT OF FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I went to turn the grass once after one
Last Line: Whether they work together or apart.'
Subject(s): Mowing & Mowers; War; Lawn Mowers


THE VALLEY'S SINGING DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The sound of the closing outside door was all
Last Line: That once you had opened the valley's singing day.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


THE VANISHING RED    Poem Text    
First Line: He is said to have been the last red man
Last Line: Oh, yes, he showed john the wheel pit all right
Subject(s): Native Americans; New England; Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE VANISHING RED    Poem Text    
First Line: He is said to have been the last red man
Last Line: Oh, yes, he showed john the wheel pit all right
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE VANTAGE POINT    Poem Text    
First Line: If tired of trees I seek again mankind,
Last Line: I look into the crater of the ant.
Subject(s): Life


THE VINDICTIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: You like to hear about gold.
Last Line: Of being brought down to the real
Subject(s): Gold


THE WHITE-TAILED HORNET    Poem Text    
First Line: The white-tailed hornet lives in a balloon
Last Line: I watched him where he swooped, he pounced, he struck
Subject(s): Hornets


THE WIND AND THE RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: That far-off day the leaves in flight
Last Line: That have none left to stay
Subject(s): Rain


THE WOOD-PILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out walking in the frozen swamp one gray day
Last Line: With the slow smokeless burning of decay.
Subject(s): Decay; Wood; Rot; Decadence


THE YOUNG BIRCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The birch begins to crack its outer sheath
Last Line: To live its life out as an ornament
Subject(s): Birch Trees


THERE ARE ROUGHLY ZONES    Poem Text    
First Line: We sit indoors and talk of the cold outside
Last Line: It can blame this limitless trait in the hearts of men
Subject(s): Ambition; Trees


THERE ARE ROUGHLY ZONES       
First Line: We sit indoors and talk of the cold outside
Last Line: But if it is destined never again to grow, %it can blame this limitless trait in the hearts of men
Subject(s): Ambition; Trees


THEY WERE WELCOME TO THEIR BELIEF       
First Line: Grief may have thought it was grief. %care may have thought
Last Line: But neither one was the thief %of his raven colour of hair


TIME OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: It took that pause to make him realize
Last Line: (and was a text albeit done in plant)
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing


TIME OUT       
First Line: It took that pause to make him realize
Last Line: That may be clamored at by cause and sect %but it will have its moment to reflect


TIMES TABLE       
First Line: More than halfway up the pass
Last Line: And bring back nature in people's place


TO A MOTH SEEN IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's first a gloveless hand warm from my pocket
Last Line: Who am tasked to save my own a little while.
Subject(s): Moths; Winter


TO A THINKER    Poem Text    
First Line: The last step taken found your heft
Last Line: But trust my instinct——I'm a bard
Subject(s): Thought


TO A THINKER       
First Line: The last step taken found your heft
Last Line: At least don't use your mind too hard, %but trust my instinct -- I'm a bard


TO A YOUNG WRETCH (BOETHIAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: As gay for you take your farther's ax
Last Line: Help me accept its fate with christmas feeling
Subject(s): Boethius, Amicus Manlius (480-524); Holidays


TO A YOUNG WRETCH (BOETHIAN)       
First Line: As gay for you take your farther's ax
Last Line: The symbol star it lifts against your ceiling %help me accept its fate with christmas feeling
Subject(s): Boethius, Amicus Manlius (480-524); Holidays


TO AN ANCIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your claims to immortality were two.
Last Line: Or aren’t the bones enough I live to lime?
Subject(s): Immortality


TO AN ANCIENT       
First Line: Your claims to immortality were two
Last Line: Or aren't the bones enough I live to lime?


TO E.T.    Poem Text    
First Line: I slumbered with your poems on my breast
Last Line: And see you pleased once more with words of mine?
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)


TO EARTHWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Love at the lips was touch / as sweet as I could bear
Last Line: To all my length.
Subject(s): Aging; Love; Men


TO PRAYER I THINK I GO    Poem Text    
Last Line: "I must be spoken to and told
Subject(s): Prayer


TO PRAYER I THINK I GO       
Last Line: I must be spoken to and told %before too late!
Subject(s): Prayer


TO THE RIGHT PERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: In the one state of ours that is a shire,
Last Line: To make up for a lack of meditation
Subject(s): Schools; Students


TO THE RIGHT PERSON       
First Line: In the one state of ours that is a shire
Last Line: Upon its doorsteps as at mercy's feet %to make up for a lack of meditation


TO THE THAWING WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Come with rain, o loud southwester!
Last Line: Turn the poet out of door.
Subject(s): Wind


TOO ANXIOUS FOR RIVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Look down the long valley and there stands a mountain
Last Line: To find ‘twas the effort, the essay of love
Subject(s): Rivers


TOO ANXIOUS FOR RIVERS       
First Line: Look down the long valley and there stands a mountain
Last Line: And he needn't have fared into space like his master %to find 'twas the effort,the essay of love


TRACES       
First Line: These woods have been loved in and wept in
Last Line: And their bark sheds tears everlasting %of silvery rosin drops


TREE AT MY WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Tree at my window, window tree
Last Line: Mine with inner, weather
Subject(s): Trees


TREE AT MY WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Tree at my window, window tree
Last Line: Mine with inner, weather
Subject(s): Trees; Relationships


TREE AT MY WINDOW, WINDOW TREE       
Last Line: Your head so much concerned with outer, %mine with inner, weather
Subject(s): Trees


TRESPASS    Poem Text    
First Line: No, I had set no prohibiting sign
Last Line: But it made my property mine once more
Subject(s): Property; Possessions


TRESPASS       
First Line: No, I had set no prohibiting sign
Last Line: But it made my property mine once more
Subject(s): Property


TRIAL RUN       
First Line: I said to myself almost in prayer
Last Line: Your least touch sets it going round, %and when to stop it rests with you


TRIPLE BRONZE    Poem Text    
First Line: The infinite’s being so wide
Last Line: The infinite’s being so wide


TRIPLE BRONZE       
First Line: The infinite's being so wide
Last Line: And that defense makes three %between too much and me


TROUBLE RHYMING       
First Line: It sort of put my spirits in the
Last Line: I take my share of shame for chica
Subject(s): Rhyme


TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Why am I first in thy so sad regard
Last Line: And thou art here and I am everywhere!
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


TWO LEADING LIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I never happen to contrast
Last Line: Presuming on her femininity
Subject(s): Moon; Sun


TWO LEADING LIGHTS       
First Line: I never happen to contrast
Last Line: An irresponsible divinity %presuming on her femininity
Subject(s): Moon; Sun


TWO LOOK AT TWO    Poem Text    
First Line: Love and forgetting might have carried them
Last Line: Had made them certain earth returned their love
Subject(s): Love


TWO LOOK AT TWO       
First Line: Love and forgetting might have carried them
Last Line: As if the earth in one unlooed-for favour %had made them certain earth returned their love
Subject(s): Love


TWO TRAMPS IN MUD TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the mud two strangers came
Last Line: For heaven and the future´s sakes
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


TWO TRAMPS IN MUD TIME       
First Line: Out of the mud two strangers came
Last Line: Is the deed ever really done %for heaven and the future's sakes
Subject(s): Wanderers And Wandering


TWO WITCHES: 1. THE WITCH OF COOS    Poem Text    
First Line: I stayed the night for shelter at a farm
Last Line: The rural letter box said toffile lajway.
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


TWO WITCHES: 2. THE PAUPER WITCH OF GRAFTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that they've got it settled whose I be
Last Line: I might have, but it doesn't seem as if.
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


U.S. 1946 KING'S X    Poem Text    
First Line: Having invented a new holocaust
Last Line: King's x – no fairs to use it any more!
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear Freeze


U.S. 1946 KING'S X       
First Line: Having invented a new holocaust
Last Line: King's x -- no fairs to use it anymore!
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement


UNHARVESTED    Poem Text    
First Line: A scent of ripeness from over a wall.
Last Line: So smelling their sweetness would be no theft
Subject(s): Harvest


UNHARVESTED       
First Line: A scent of ripeness from over a wall
Last Line: So smelling their sweetness would be no theft


UNLESS I CALL IT A PEWTER TRAY       
Last Line: In order to make the colors shift, %and that's not playing it quite alone


UNSTAMPED LETTER IN OUR RURAL LETTER BOX       
First Line: Last night your watchdog barked all night
Last Line: Myself, in forma pauperis, %to say as much I write you this
Subject(s): Letters


UNTRIED    Poem Text    
First Line: On glossy wires artistically bent
Last Line: But he's as good as anybody going
Subject(s): Birds


VERSION    Poem Text    
First Line: Once there was an archer
Last Line: That's how matter mattered
Subject(s): Hunting


VERSION       
First Line: Once there was an archer
Last Line: And his shaft got blunted %on its non-resistance


VINDICTIVES       
First Line: You like to hear about gold
Last Line: Let them suffer starvation and die %of being brought down to the real


VOICE WAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some things are never clear.
Last Line: So we won't say nothing is clear
Subject(s): Weather


VOICE WAYS       
First Line: Some things are never clear
Last Line: So we won't say nothing is clear


WAITING    Poem Text    
First Line: What things for dream there are when spectre-like
Last Line: For whom these lines when they shall greet her eye
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


WAITING AFIELD AT DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: What things for dream there are when spectre-like
Last Line: For whom these lines when they shall greet her eye.
Subject(s): Dreams; Absense


WANTON WASTE       
First Line: Sweet if you wonder at the expense of seed
Last Line: Of the sidereal principle in space %to bring the birth the puny human race


WARNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The days will come when you will cease to know
Last Line: He will forget, he will forget.
Subject(s): Forgetfulness


WASPISH       
First Line: On glossy wires artistically bent
Last Line: Poor egotist, he has no way of knowing %but he's as good as anybody going
Subject(s): Wasps


WASTE OR COD FISH EGGS       
First Line: Some harvard boys when they were rudely faced
Last Line: Their totem symbol just gave up their god %and suicided with a lightning rod


WE VAINLY WRESTLE WITH THE BLIND BELIEF    Poem Text    
Last Line: And wholly perish
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


WE VAINLY WRESTLE WITH THE BLIND BELIEF       
Last Line: And wholly perish


WERE THAT STAR SHINING THERE BY NAME       
Last Line: Things prove each other in a way


WEST RUNNING BROOK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Fred, where is north?
Last Line: To-day will be the day of what we both said
Subject(s): Marriage; Brooks; Death; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Streams; Creeks; Dead, The


WEST-RUNNING BROOK       
First Line: Fred, where is north?'
Last Line: Today will be the day of what we both said


WHAT FIFTY SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was young my teachers were the old
Last Line: I got to school to youth to learn the future
Subject(s): Aging; Schools; Students


WHAT FIFTY SAID       
First Line: When I was young my teachers were the old
Last Line: I go to school to youth to learn the future
Subject(s): Aging; Schools


WHAT THING A BIRD WOULD LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I was faring home
Last Line: What thing a bird would love.
Subject(s): Birds


WHEN THE SPEED COMES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the speed comes a-creeping overhead
Last Line: Upon the soul, still sore from yesterday.
Subject(s): Time


WHITE-TAILED HORNET       
First Line: Thw white-tailed hornet lives in a balloon
Last Line: And this day's work made even that seem doubtful
Subject(s): Hornets


WHY WAIT FOR SCIENCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sarcastic science she would like to know
Last Line: I have a theory, but it hardly does
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


WHY WAIT FOR SCIENCE       
First Line: Sarcastic science she would like to know
Last Line: I have a theory, but it hardly does
Subject(s): Science


WILD GRAPES    Poem Text    
First Line: What tree may not the fig be gathered from
Last Line: That I need learn to let go with the heart.
Subject(s): Grapes


WILLFUL HOMING    Poem Text    
First Line: It is getting dark and time he drew to a house
Last Line: And to those concerned he may seem a little late
Subject(s): Homecoming


WILLFUL HOMING       
First Line: It is getting dark and time he drew to a house
Last Line: And to those concerned he may seem a little late
Subject(s): Homecoming


WILLOW POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a willow when summer is over
Last Line: Into the water and on the ground
Subject(s): Willow Trees


WILLOW POEM       
First Line: It is a willow when summer is over
Last Line: Into the water and on the ground
Subject(s): Willow Trees


WIND AND THE RAIN       
First Line: That far-off day the leaves in flight
Last Line: Rain was the tears adopted by my eyes %that have none left to stay
Subject(s): Rain


WIND AND WINDOW FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Lovers, forget your love
Last Line: A hundred miles away.
Subject(s): Love


WINTER EDEN       
First Line: A winter garden in an alder swamp
Last Line: An hour of winter day might seem too short %to make it worth life's while to wake and sport


WINTER OWNERSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is it gathering snow on lash and lip
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER OWNERSHIP       
First Line: Who is it gathering snow on lash and lip
Last Line: He cuts steps darkly down to the very grass, %caressing contour, asserting ownership
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER WINDS    Poem Text    
First Line: At twelve o'clock tonight
Last Line: Not to be oft aroused.
Subject(s): Wind


WISH TO COMPLY       
First Line: Did I see it go by
Last Line: All I saw was a wink


WRIGHTS' BIPLANE       
First Line: This biplane is the shape of human flight
Last Line: Its makers' name -- time cannot get that wrong, %for it was writ in heaven doubly wright
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators; Wright, Orville (1871-1948); Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912)


YOUNG BIRCH       
First Line: The birch begins to crack its outer sheath
Last Line: It was a thing of beauty and was sent %to live its life out as an ornament
Subject(s): Birch Trees