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Author: GREGERSON, LINDA
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Gregerson, Linda    Poet's Biography
71 poems available by this author


AN ARBOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The world's a world of trouble, your mother must
Subject(s): Suburbs


ARBOR       
First Line: The world's a world of trouble, your mother must
Last Line: A stand of oak on which my father's %earthly joy depends. We're slow %to cut our losses


AT THE WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Suppose, we said, that the tumult of the flesh were to cease


BAD BLOOD       
First Line: The question must have been the one they all
Last Line: I've no claim to it. The pain was someone else's. And the boy


BAD PHYSICIAN       
First Line: The body in health, the body in sickness
Last Line: Which leaves us most behind


BICAMERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Choose any angle you like, she said,


BLEEDTHROUGH       
First Line: As when, in bright daylight, she closes her eyes
Last Line: Of the stain that's last to go


BUNTING       
First Line: They're sleeping,' said emma, 'they're very tired
Last Line: Rocked her in the cradle of the state


CORD       
First Line: Dearest, we filled up the woodroom %this week
Last Line: Hour with you (one %breath, one more) was theft


CRANES ON THE SEASHORE: 1       
First Line: Today, tom, I followed the tractor ruts north %along
Last Line: To the sea just after the crops were in. Cleared %the mind


CRANES ON THE SEASHORE: 2       
First Line: Megan %is not happy with her drawing of the
Last Line: She's after proof the earth leaps too


CRANES ON THE SEASHORE: 3       
First Line: At eight %o'clock on a wednesday evening, eighteen
Last Line: May be lovely as cranes and safe


CRANES ON THE SEASHORE: 4       
First Line: Behind %the row of holiday villas, the hay
Last Line: For the landlord and one (we're almost %gone) for the road


CREATION MYTH       
First Line: If the lines are not lovely in two dimensions
Last Line: To honor %the father who made us


EX MACHINA    Poem Text    
First Line: When love was a question, the message arrived
Subject(s): Love


EYES LIKE LEEKS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It had almost nothing to do with sex.
Subject(s): Autism; Theater & Theaters; Stage Life


FATHER MERCY, MOTHER TONGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: If the english language was good enough for jesus
Subject(s): Language; United States; Words; Vocabulary; America


FISH DYING ON THE THIRD FLOOR AT BARNEYS       
First Line: The clothes are black and unstructured this fall
Last Line: To mend my manners


FOR MY FATHER, WHO WOULD RATHER STAY HOME       
First Line: No deadfall in these woods of yours


FOR THE TAKING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: And always, the damp blonde curls
Subject(s): Child Abuse


FOR THE TAKING       
First Line: And always, the damp blond curls on her temples
Last Line: The worst, she does it for love


FRAME    Poem Text    
First Line: The tree that had patiently framed our view
Subject(s): Separation


GETTING AND SPENDING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Women's Rights; Property; Feminism; Possessions


GOOD NEWS    Poem Text    
First Line: The hobbled, the halt the-hasten-to-blame-it-on-childhood
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; Dead, The


GOOD NEWS       
First Line: The hobbled, the halt, the hasten-to-blame-it-on-childhood
Last Line: Which failures of attention made


HALF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The broad way and the narrow, you see, in upper


HALF LIGHT       
First Line: The broad way and the narrow, you see, in %upper
Last Line: Body (there is nothing quite so good at this) %for scale


INTERIOR OF THE OUDE KERK, DELFT, WITH OPEN GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: And you, friend, in a footnote, thanked
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


INTERIOR OF THE OUDE KERK, DELFT, WITH OPEN GRAVE       
First Line: And you, friend, in a footnote, thanked %for kindly
Last Line: Country's built on water, he should know


LIKE NEW    Poem Text    
First Line: The ones too broke or wise to get parts
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Baltimore, Maryland


LINE DRIVE CAUGHT BY THE GRACE OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Half of america doubtless has the whole
Subject(s): Sports


LINE DRIVE CAUGHT BY THE GRACE OF GOD       
First Line: Half of america doubtless has the whole
Last Line: That makes the weeks go by so personal, %so hand in glove
Subject(s): Sports


LUKE 17:32       
First Line: Remember, he said, lot's wife, which is as much
Last Line: Farewells. But he was simply ready


MACULATE       
First Line: I remember going door to door, it must
Last Line: And spilling from the binding, gold


MAUDLIN; OR, THE MAGDALEN€™S TEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: If faith is a tree that sorrow grows
Subject(s): Mary Magdalen; Mary Magdalene


MOTHER RUIN       
First Line: One fall after another. The snow
Last Line: Till the fastness that made things all of a piece dissolves


MY FATHER COMES BACK FROM THE GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I think you must contrive to turn this stone
Subject(s): Deat - Fathers


NARROW FLAME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Cold


NOAH'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Is doing her usual for comic relief
Subject(s): Marriage; Noah (bible); Weddings; Husbands; Wives


NOAH'S WIFE       
First Line: Is doing her usual for comic relief
Last Line: Makes you think (the furrow, the fruit) %I had to be told?
Subject(s): Marriage; Noah (bible)


PAJAMA QUOTIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Coinage of the not-yet-wholly-
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


PASS OVER: 1. PLAGUE OF DARKNESS       
First Line: You point a camera at a kid, the kid %will try
Last Line: If anyone here were in charge, my vote is scrap us %and start over


PASS OVER: 2. PLAGUE OF FROGS       
First Line: Indicator species is the phrase, I think
Last Line: Eat. This is the body you have made


PASS OVER: 3. PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS       
First Line: Because there's never enough. No, not
Last Line: The birds cannot keep up


PASS OVER: 4. HYSSOP, LAMB       
First Line: Explain to me the writing on the door posts
Last Line: Was it something in the water, or before?


PETRARCHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The dogs locked in the shed now
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


RESURRECTION OF THE BODY       
First Line: She must have been thirteen or so, her nascent breasts
Last Line: Poor head in its bright red helmet knocking - %listen - %to be let in


SAFE    Poem Text    
First Line: The tendons sewn together and the small bones
Subject(s): Women - Abused; Death; Wife Beating; Dead, The


SAFE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The tendons sewn together and the small bones
Subject(s): Hands; Surgery; Children; Childhood


SAFE; K.M.S. 1948-1986       
First Line: The tendons sewn together and the small bones
Last Line: For a while, and slept till she was wakened


SAINT PETER RELEASED FROM PRISON    Poem Text    
First Line: So whether you read from left
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


SAINTS' LOGIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Love the drill, confound the dentist.
Subject(s): Christianity


SAINTS' LOGIC       
First Line: Love the drill, confound the dentist
Last Line: The earth won't entirely have given us up


SALT       
First Line: Because she had been told, time and again
Last Line: For the body but after the fact


SLIGHT TREMOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The fine fourth finger
Subject(s): Human Body


SOLD       
First Line: The delicious part,' he said, 'is when I get her
Last Line: He carried door to door


SPRING SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: A kind of counter-/blossoming, diversionary,


SWEET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Linda,/said my mother when the buildings fell
Subject(s): Survival


TARGET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What is, says the chorus, this human
Subject(s): Desire; Children; Childhood


TARGET       
First Line: What is, says the chorus, this human desire
Last Line: There is something so fantastic on the mother's face


THE BAPTISM OF THE NEOPHYTES    Poem Text    
First Line: He knelt because the others knelt. And
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


THE HORSES RUN BACK TO THEIR STALLS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It's another sorry tale about class in america, I'm sure
Subject(s): Horse Racing; Fear; Panic; Fire


THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She must have been thirteen or so, her nascent breasts
Subject(s): Teenagers; Physical Disabilities; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


THE SELVEGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: So door to door among the shotgun
Subject(s): Social Classes; Geese; Obama, Barack; Racism; Caste; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE THREE-LEGGED DOG AT THE HEART OF OUR HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: She dances to the wheeze of my lungs. Were she taller,
Subject(s): Aging


WATERBORNE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The river is largely implicit here, but part
Subject(s): Rivers


WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've had a couple the oblique way
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WITH EMMA AT THE LADIES-ONLY SWIMMING POND ON HAMPSTEAD BEAI       
First Line: In payment for those mornings at the mirror while
Last Line: On the raft %for a while?) not yet


WITH EMMA AT THE LADIES-ONLY SWIMMING POND ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: In payment for those mornings at the mirror while,
Subject(s): Children; Swimming And Swimmers; Childhood


WOMAN WHO DIED IN HER SLEEP       
First Line: Not whipstitch nor blindstitch
Last Line: Where nothing is thrown away


WOMAN WHO, DIED IN HER SLEEP: 2       
First Line: When megan chose the fifteenth-century sculpture
Last Line: The child had once been joined %to something else