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Author: GIZZI, PETER
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Gizzi, Peter    Poet's Biography
138 poems available by this author


A HISTORY OF THE LYRIC    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Objects in mirror are closer
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A PANIC CAN STILL COME UPON ME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If today and today I am calling aloud
Subject(s): Life


A TEXTBOOK OF CHIVALRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Learning how to give in to hate, or how to take, in love
Last Line: Or who or what they shall become, whence written down
Subject(s): O'hara, Frank (1926-1966)


ADD THIS TO THE HOUSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Not a still life into which artifice may enter
Subject(s): Houses; Truth


ALCHEMICAL RECAPITULATION       
First Line: The first departure is into air
Last Line: The space where you died -- tableau vivant


ANOTHER DAY ON THE PILGRIMAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is an I in space, I am, space
Subject(s): Life


ANOTHER DAY ON THE PILGRIMAGE       
First Line: There is an I in space, I am, space
Last Line: Our mortgaged fear, adumbrated in kind


APOCRYPHA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love; Life


ASSHOLE, DICKHEAD, SHIT-FOR-BRAINS       
First Line: Dear, if you change, I'm left without a choice
Last Line: To word, word 'change' change word to thing. %so sure


AT EARTH       
First Line: At this end there was silence, silence without earth
Last Line: Cast off the bench, a ward of the state, who renouncing whom


BARDO    Poem Text    
First Line: I've spent my life
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


BEGINNING WITH A PHRASE FROM SIMONE WEIL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is no better time than the present when wehave lost everything. It doesn't mean rain falling
Subject(s): Weil, Simone (1909-1943); Time; Loss


BEGINNING WITH A PHRASE FROM SIMONE WEIL       
First Line: There is no better time than the present when we
Last Line: No better time than the present


BLUE PETER    Poem Text    
First Line: To describe a logic of sight


BLUE PETER       
First Line: To describe a logic of sight
Last Line: A banner to the burden that all things %that are, must not be, %in me. Only, %will you not smile, wh


BOLSHEVESCENT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You stand far from the crowd, adjacent to power.


CAPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: One less body is lost in snow


CATION       
First Line: One less body is lost in snow
Last Line: Body unlike its outline


CHATEAU IF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If love if then if now if the flowers of if the conditional
Subject(s): Weddings


CREELEY MADRIGAL       
First Line: Where is the stamen she lost
Last Line: And lunar eyes lunar whirr
Subject(s): Creeley, Robert (b. 1926)


DE-EVOLUTION OF THE FATHER       
First Line: Speaking yes, hearts yes
Last Line: An evolving library / an avowed earth


DEAR JACK       
First Line: There is a lot one might say
Last Line: This declaration, insisting on kisses, %and which I gladly vote for. Love


DECORATION DAY       
First Line: Each one here
Last Line: A public where %waiting there


DEMOCRATIC VISTAS       
First Line: Out in the day
Last Line: Billy come home: the mother cries


DEUS EX MMACHINA       
First Line: I guess if we get to be here today
Last Line: Drain out of the sky into our organs


DING REPAIR        Recitation by Author
First Line: There are too many skateboards here, too many waves
Subject(s): California; Conduct Of Life; Surfing


DING REPAIR       
First Line: There are too many skateboards here, too many
Last Line: Their sequence and the useless treasure of an ending


ECLOGUES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This clock, entitled simply, my life speaks at irregular intervals
Subject(s): Time


EDGAR POE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)


FABLES OF CRITIQUE       
First Line: You are not outside this film (or movie)
Last Line: And this is (was) your future


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 1.       
First Line: This photograph, mine, reproduces
Last Line: A purpose in life, without ever %trying to look for illumination


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 2.       
First Line: What was the novel telling, so
Last Line: A cadence that bears no resemblance %to the actual rooms we enter


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 3.       
First Line: However variegated, repeitition %exacts its tribute upon our
Last Line: Or recorded, no matter, even %simple activity expires into song


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 4.       
First Line: The heart hidden, or worn on
Last Line: The one you were looking for %over there. In letters


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 5.       
First Line: To restore the voice behind
Last Line: Dust. These remedies maintaining %a kingdom. Or just overnight


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 6.       
First Line: Reassurance, a cadenza: %this richness that grows as
Last Line: Thing. Here elaborations come %to play a surface into rapture


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 7.       
First Line: She was walking a phantom line
Last Line: Beyond recollection, the same way %memory is unmistaken for memory


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 8.       
First Line: Farewell is a token we give or
Last Line: Of meaning. Know this by the lines %on your face, hands, and throat


FACADES FOR THERON WARE: 9.       
First Line: It was a difficult beauty, tracing
Last Line: What I believe, the door to my head %will not open from the outside


FEAR OF MUSIC       
First Line: She put the sugar on my tongue, right there
Last Line: Off in the distance singing from a tree


FIN AMOR: CHATEAU IF       
First Line: If love if then if now if fleur de if the conditional if of
Last Line: City that overtakes the city I write %if in provence


FIN AMOR: JUST A LITTLE GREEN UNTITLED       
First Line: An oblique memory informed my animal
Last Line: Color of my true love's hair


FIN AMOR: LOCAL FORECAST       
First Line: The whole thing is a lie, often
Last Line: Out of the rain I found you walking %out of a storm you rescued me'


FIN AMOR: PLAIN SONG       
First Line: Some day a baby cries for the life to come
Last Line: Some say love some light some say the dark some %heaven


FIN AMOR: SOMETHING IN BLUE       
First Line: Blue everywhere in the sounds we make dissolves, a
Last Line: Are like that-blue, outside, on a stare


FOR PLEASURE       
First Line: Sigh me more,' moron, sigh me more!
Last Line: May the earth always be in your way'


FROM A FIELD GLASS       
First Line: This street begins outside a factory
Last Line: Their game will become an entire century


HARD AS ASH    Poem Text    
First Line: Some trees cannot grow without fire.
Subject(s): Fire


HARD AS ASH       
First Line: Some trees cannot grow without fire
Last Line: The day I gave my wedding dress away


HEART HAS ITS REASONS       
First Line: It is that white stone
Last Line: And bring the food you have


HOW TO CARE FOR A SMALL BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: Given the baby bird crisis, what if
Subject(s): Birds


HOW TO CARE FOR A SMALL BIRD       
First Line: Given the baby bird crisis, what if
Last Line: Doing the best it can


HYPOSTASIS & NEW YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: For why am I afraid to sing


IMITATION OF LIFE: A MINI SERIES       
First Line: The chill came after the transmitter blew
Last Line: Coming from an abandoned parking lot


IN DEFENSE OF NOTHING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I guess these trailers lined up in the lot off the highway will do


IT WAS RAINING IN DELFT    Poem Text    
First Line: A cornerstone. Marble pilings. Curbstones and brick.
Subject(s): Love; Separation


JUST A LITTLE GREEN UNLOVED        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love


LAST CIGAR       
First Line: A ball drops from a high place, its orbit spent
Last Line: The song sang, smoke in your eyes, right?


LEDGER DOMAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A morning's silver announces sky
Subject(s): Cadiot, Olivier; Language; Books


LEDGER DOMAIN       
First Line: A morning's silver announces sky
Last Line: My smile is what the children say
Subject(s): Cadiot, Olivier


LEVIATHAN        Recitation by Author


LEXICON'S SON AWAKENS       
First Line: He's having a mad day
Last Line: Are renamed/signed %mr. Wizard


LIFE CONTINUES       
First Line: Life continues while the telephone intersects continuity with another party
Last Line: You too and you and you and you


LINES DEPICTING SIMPLE HAPPINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The shine on her buckle took precedence in sun
Subject(s): Love


LONELY TYLENOL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You have to begin somewhere
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


LONELY TYLENOL       
First Line: You have to begin somewhere
Last Line: There there. No place like home
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


LULLABY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Everyone's listening to someone in the air


MAHLER'S 2ND       
First Line: In the beginning was the worm and worm turned to sod


MASTERS OF CONTE JONDO        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 1       
First Line: They were beside me, %they sat in black taffeta, in veils, leather chaps
Last Line: A room where countenance continues to fall, %a retinue of hair


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 2       
First Line: There were words in the garage
Last Line: To explain the history of that place


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 3       
First Line: It was a structure- %cactus flowers, lipstick
Last Line: Upon a time %and goes like this


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 4       
First Line: I know where you are because I knows %where the sun is'
Last Line: This sound is my body
Variant Title(s): The Body Abstract Postulates A Sou


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 5       
First Line: And my body' %what ground is this?
Last Line: The great-coats walk by, let them


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 6       
First Line: To walk, was walking, in the capitol
Last Line: By sparrows at dusk %invisible against dusk


MASTERS OF THE CANTE JONDO: 7       
First Line: Many days since this letter, I want to report
Last Line: Whose breeze is only song, a body when no one sees it


MIDWIFE'S COMPLAINT       
First Line: If there were something could be said
Last Line: And in others will occur speech


MONDE DES JOUETS       
First Line: This is a secret and silent world
Last Line: On shelves in catalogs, and can be classified, %mistakenly, for always


MORNING & MATERIALITY       
First Line: The gray suit. A boulevard. Reveille
Last Line: Local color bleeds into the river


NEW PICNIC TIME       
First Line: Out of this close horizon there are animals
Last Line: Uncanny earth. A funny thing to feel


NEWS AT ELEVEN       
First Line: The treatment of the missing fare
Last Line: A feeling of security %is an operation of trompe l'oeil %employed at all the seams %to appear invisi


OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR       
First Line: They are right next to you
Last Line: An avant garde, %a backward glance


ODE: SALUTE TO THE NEW YORK SCHOOL, 1950-1970       
First Line: A car roars over a conversation
Last Line: Plow on the flat land


ON WHAT BECAME OF MATHEW BRADY¬ÄôS BATTLE PHOTOGRAPHS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Brady, Matthew (1823-1896)


OVERSONG        Recitation by Author


OVERTAKELESSNESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To speak inaudibly, the outside,
Subject(s): History; Historians


OVERTAKELESSNESS       
First Line: To speak inaudibly, the outside
Last Line: Are pleasing. No history is clear


PERIPLUM        Recitation by Author
First Line: Put your map right with the world


PHYSICIST EXPLAINS       
First Line: This sentence has been traveling


PIERCED        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


PIERCED       
First Line: The heart of poetry is fatigue
Last Line: Two cars race toward the horizon


PLAIN SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Some say a baby cries for life to come


POEM FOR JOHN WIENERS       
First Line: I am not a poet
Last Line: As my eyes grow into the evolved dark


PROTEST SONG        Recitation by Author
First Line: This is not a declaration of love or a song of war
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Poetry & Poets; Iraq War (2003-2011); Anti-war Protests


QUESTION OF SCALE       
First Line: Thick as a ripple in a stagnant tide pool
Last Line: Combined will stand, walk, and sometimes, fly


REDON       
First Line: Spider webs are scarier
Last Line: Your dinky atomic %clock, o?


REED    Poem Text    
First Line: Who can't explain to you
Subject(s): Spicer, Jack (1925-1965)


REED       
First Line: Who can't explain to you
Last Line: You will never listen
Subject(s): Spicer, Jack (1925-1965)


REVERSE SONG       
First Line: Not because there is a road
Last Line: Her gait, her motion, her speed


REVIVAL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States; Corso, Gregory (1930-2001)


REWRITING THE OTHER AND THE OTHERS       
First Line: I wanted to model the morning light
Last Line: And a noisy sphere, a bird strafes air


REWRITING THE OTHER, AND THE OTHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to model the morning light
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


SALT       
First Line: Your outline stalls loudly
Last Line: Above a rock, dividing
Subject(s): Spicer, Jack (1925-1965)


SEVERAL VISTAS       
First Line: Of death. And even that crust of representation they belong to
Last Line: Put away your notebook, and unbind that lovely aspect of boy


SOMETHING IN BLUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Blue everywhere in the sounds we make, dissolves
Subject(s): Blue (color)


SONG OF A LEXICON       
First Line: It is not simple to say
Last Line: Behind a neighborhood %a vacant sign


SONG OF A WOODCUTTER       
First Line: You are in me like a new kite
Last Line: It grows--alive on a blue floor


SONG OF THE INTERIOR BEGIN       
First Line: Some sky of hydraulic
Last Line: Into blouse of %air go there!


SONG: TELEVISION INSIDE       
First Line: Having seen davinci's hands
Last Line: Appear in the corner of an eye


SONG: TRANSLATIONS FROM A LOST COPY       
First Line: Who listens to the noise the stones make?
Last Line: All of the transmission for now


SORE THROAT       
First Line: The throat is %sore for a %word. It is
Last Line: No other %boy will do'


SORE THROAT       
First Line: I'm inventing a machine
Last Line: -you're wrong: he just left a mess


SORE THROAT       
First Line: Last to know, and out of the mind, always
Last Line: Talking and laughter. I wonder why you are weeping with %your brother, the moron


SPECK    Poem Text    
First Line: Single the sky, pulled taut above earth


SPECK       
First Line: Single the sky, pulled taut above earth
Last Line: The sparrows lighting outside his window


STARS OF TRACK AND FIELD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To voice a routine, the forest and bird it sings inside


SURFACE AND DEPTH PERFORM A DUET FOR JOSEPH CORNELLA NARROW       
First Line: Depth of the multiple
Last Line: Filled with brilliant birds


TEXTBOOK OF CHIVALRY       
First Line: Learning how to give in to hate, or how to take, in love
Last Line: Or who or what they shall become, whence written down
Subject(s): O'hara, Frank (1926-1966)


THE MOONLIGHT DEFENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why shouldn't it begin at midnight
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE OUTERNATIONALE        Recitation by Author
First Line: The sun deploys its shadows


THE QUEST    Poem Text     Recitation


THIRTY SENTENCES FOR NO ONE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


TO BE WRITTEN IN NO OTHER COUNTRY       
First Line: Now it is time for the scratch ticket
Last Line: To the garage and to the porch


TO HIS WIFE FAR OFF IN A TIME OF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: That you are not among the winter branches
Subject(s): Separation; Marital Love


TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Goodness is hard on the body,


TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE       
First Line: Goodness is hard on the body
Last Line: With pure speed I address you, reality


TOY    Poem Text    
First Line: You resist an ocean evaporating outside your head
Subject(s): Spicer, Jack (1925-1965)


TOY       
First Line: You resist an ocean evaporating outside your head
Last Line: Making sure to hide your giddy surface
Subject(s): Spicer, Jack (1925-1965)


TRUANCY: A TEXTBOOK CASE       
First Line: Children uncover fear behind words
Last Line: Behind the fear of the lot and the lake


TRUE DISCOURSE ON POWER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When I say the ghost has begun


TRUTH & LIFE OF PRONOUNS       
First Line: The truth and life of pronouns falls to the next in line
Last Line: That will lead to that name. That face. That noun


UNTITLED AMHERST SPECTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A sound of open ground having been taken
Subject(s): War


UTOPIA PARKWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The object is the space


UTOPIA PARKWAY       
First Line: The object is the space
Last Line: And the sun also hung as fruit


VINCENT, HOMESICK FOR THE LAND OF PICTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Is this what you intended, vincent
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


WILL CALL       
First Line: There is an order to the skyline
Last Line: And these are the stories they will bring in boxes


WIND       
First Line: Who isn't a stranger collating stones
Last Line: The song, the street, the house, the shower


ZERO ELEGY       
First Line: We thought a garden
Last Line: Pledging itself %a happy fate