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Author: HOAGLAND, TONY
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Hoagland, Tony    Poet's Biography
183 poems available by this author


A COLOR OF THE SKY    Poem Text    
First Line: Windy today and I feel less than brilliant,
Last Line: And making more
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships; Conduct Of Life


ADAM AND EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to punch her right in the mouth and that's the truth.
Last Line: As long as there is desire, we will not be safe
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships


ADAM AND EVE       
First Line: I wanted to punch her right in the mouth and that's the truth
Last Line: As long as there is desire, we will not be safe


ADORATION       
First Line: Standing beside mary at the sales convention
Last Line: And poured a cup of purple punch for mary %then I took another one for me
Subject(s): Admiration; Lust


ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER       
First Line: I remember the pink, candy-colored lights
Last Line: Still flashing, still calling out %like a warning, and a summons


AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud
Last Line: Which turns the volume higher?
Subject(s): United States; Materialism; America


AMERICA       
First Line: Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud
Last Line: And yet it seems to be your own hand %which turns the volume higher?


AND THE MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Want back in
Last Line: Please, they're begging you. Look out
Subject(s): Men; Relationships


ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?    Poem Text    
First Line: While jimi hendrix played 'purple haze' onstage
Subject(s): Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)


ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?       
First Line: While jimi hendrix played 'purple haze' onstage
Last Line: Would itself become %a kind of credential
Subject(s): Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)


ARGENTINA       
First Line: What I notice today is the aroma of my chiropractor's breath
Last Line: Looks almost new again


ARROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: When a beautiful woman wakes up
Last Line: And nothing that I did or that was done to me, / was ever real
Subject(s): Health


ARROWS       
First Line: When a beautiful woman wakes up
Last Line: And nothing that I did or that was done to me, was ever real


ASTROLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: It's so clear tonight, and calm
Last Line: Our own interpretation
Subject(s): Memory


ASTROLOGY       
First Line: It's so clear tonight, and calm,
Last Line: Our own interpretation.


AT THE GALLERIA SHOPPING MALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Just past the bin of pastel baby socks and underwear
Last Line: To learn something about loneliness
Subject(s): Shopping; Solitude


AUDEN       
First Line: Nicotine, caffeine, amphetamine - these
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


AUDEN       
First Line: Nicotine, caffeine, amphetamine - these
Last Line: Nicotine, caffeine, and amphetamine
Subject(s): Drugs And Drug Abuse


BADGE       
First Line: After the sun has touched up the entire western sky
Last Line: Without being happy or unhappy, %without knowing how or why


BARTON SPRINGS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Oh life, how I loved your cold spring mornings of putting my stuff in
Last Line: There just might be time to catch up on praise
Subject(s): Springs (water); Swimming And Swimmers; Cancer (disease)


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When the medication she was taking
Last Line: That, too, was beautiful
Subject(s): Beauty; Brotherds And Sisters; Aging; Transience; Impermanence


BEAUTY       
First Line: When the medication she was taking
Last Line: That, too, was beautiful


BECAUSE YOU ARE WEAK YOU MUST BE STRONG       
First Line: Laid out on her back porch at noon, the neighbor woman
Last Line: Each grain of wood and clay and waterdrop, %with useful heat


BENEVOLENCE       
First Line: When my father dies and comes back as a dog
Last Line: That it was love he held concealed in his closed hand


BIRD THAT FLIES       
First Line: To be a bird, and have your consciousness
Last Line: And the air sharpens and enlarges in the clumps of leaves. %and the soul flies about unitl the bus a


BRAVE WORLD       
First Line: But what about the courage
Last Line: Coming from the shadows %of any brave new world


CANDLELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Crossing the porch in the hazy dusk
Last Line: Had granted its permission
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CANDLELIGHT       
First Line: Crossing the porch in the hazy dusk
Last Line: As if the elephant %had granted its permission


CARNAL KNOWLEDGE       
First Line: The night your girlfriend
Last Line: As someone does who has been changed %by a single unexpected drop of life


CATECHISM FOR NOVEMBER       
First Line: In the movie theatre one night, you whispered
Last Line: Where did you think you were going?


CEMENT TRUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to get the cement truck into the poem
Last Line: I wonder what that one does?
Subject(s): Cement Trucks


CHANGE IN PLANS       
First Line: It's tiring, this endless revision
Last Line: Their appetites had change. %but they kept on flying


CHILDHOOD UNDER THE TREES       
First Line: We say we are trapped in a life
Last Line: And with every intention %of getting it all kissed off later
Subject(s): Change; Children; Memory


COLLABORATION       
First Line: That was the summer I used the duino elegies
Last Line: For two arms full %of beautiful, confusing art
Subject(s): Collaboration


COLOR OF THE SKY       
First Line: Windy today and I feel less than brilliant
Last Line: And throwing it away, %and making more


COMMERCIAL FOR A SUMMER NIGHT       
First Line: That one night in the middle of the summer
Last Line: Far out from the coastline of america %in a perfect commercial for our lives


CONFESSIONAL MODE       
First Line: I wish somebody would take a razor
Last Line: A little bit more ruthless, old %and capable of eating anything


CRY ME A RIVER       
First Line: Once upon a time there were five brothers
Last Line: And that was the world's first country-western song


DELAY       
First Line: I should walk up the stairs right now
Last Line: And then I think this ordinariness %will crush in its fist. %and then I wish it would


DEMOLITION        Recitation by Author
First Line: They hang a big tube from the side of an office building
Subject(s): Construction Sites; Men; Realism


DICKHEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: To whomever taught me the word dickhead
Last Line: I made a word my friend
Subject(s): Men


DICKHEAD       
First Line: To whomever taught me the word dickhead
Last Line: I made a word my friend


DISAPPOINTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I was feeling pretty religious
Last Line: Lifting in the wind
Subject(s): Disappointment


DISAPPOINTMENT       
First Line: I was feeling pretty religious %standing on the bridge in my winter coat
Last Line: With your scarf of resignation %lifting in the wind


DOING THIS       
First Line: I'm driving back and forth


DON'T TELL ANYONE    Poem Text    
First Line: We had been married for six or seven years
Last Line: That will never be read by anyone
Subject(s): Swimming And Swimmers


DOWRY       
First Line: You could say that they have talent
Last Line: Of beauty, just %beauty and the light for friends


DRUNK       
First Line: I open the letter
Last Line: Where it turns my actual life %into a smoking slag
Subject(s): Drinks And Drinking; Letters; Sex


DUCKS       
First Line: A pair of fat, iridescent ducks
Last Line: Like you, they have a motive, %they have an opportunity


EASTER       
First Line: The earth is feeble at winter's end


ECOLOGY       
First Line: Mike moved to the city
Last Line: Now, how will you imagine your way out of this


EMBARRASSMENT       
First Line: The high school latin teacher
Last Line: That to be the spoon, %and hiding it


EMIGRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Try being sick for a year
Last Line: And you are travelling
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


EMIGRATION       
First Line: Try being sick for a year
Last Line: Your bags are packed %and you are travelling


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHERS       
First Line: Eighteen kinds of mist in this country
Last Line: Deep in the book of novembers


FIRE       
First Line: Farmhouse burning by the freeway
Last Line: Flavors %on your tongue, in your mouth, %which some would say is full of ashes


FRED HAD WATCHED A LOT OF KUNG FU EPISODES       
First Line: So when the policeman asked
Last Line: Under the spreading lotus trees on walnut street, %feeling oriental


FROM THIS HEIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold wind comes out of the white hills
Last Line: Not to enjoy
Subject(s): Social Commentary; Time


FROM THIS HEIGHT       
First Line: Cold wind comes out of the white hills
Last Line: It would be a sin %not to enjoy


GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: On thursday nights in spring
Last Line: And the unmowed field is foaming at the mouth with flowers
Subject(s): Games; Spring; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


GAME       
First Line: On thursday nights in spring
Last Line: And the unmowed field is foaming at the mouth with flowers
Subject(s): Games; Spring


GEOGRAPHY       
First Line: For the last few seconds now
Last Line: And the whole world %moves away from you


GIFT OF FIRE       
First Line: The white polystyrene filter
Last Line: Was and is %the gift of fire


GRAMMAR OF SPARROWS       
First Line: The sparrows are a kind of people
Last Line: Lying low like an understanding


GREED    Poem Text    
First Line: Painted on a wall on 20th and grantójust the word
Last Line: Greed, said calmly, without inflection
Subject(s): Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


HARD RAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After I heard it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall
Last Line: As I was walking through the springdale mall
Subject(s): Materialism


HEARINGS       
First Line: Autumn, and the trees decide again they don't need leaves
Last Line: So many seahorses, %galloping through bubbles


HERE IN BERKELEY       
First Line: The jogger with the rastafarian sweats
Last Line: Like you are walking through the sunshine %singing %in chains


HISTORY OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: When you're seventeen, and drunk
Last Line: In the name of doris, stop
Subject(s): Desire


HISTORY OF DESIRE       
First Line: When you're seventeen, and drunk


HONDA PAVAROTTI       
First Line: I'm driving on the dark highway
Last Line: Or fall in love with it forever


HOSTESS    Poem Text    
First Line: All I remember from that party
Last Line: Which I hope no one had seen
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


HOW IT ADDS UP    Poem Text    
First Line: There was the day we swam in a river, a lake, and an ocean.
Last Line: Of a crazy song
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Disappointment


HOW IT ADDS UP       
First Line: There was the day we swam in a river, a lake, and an ocean
Last Line: Right behind you, the footprints you are leaving %will look like notes of a crazy song


I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: There are people who do not see a broken playground swing
Last Line: And let it touch them all over their faces and bodies
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


ILLNESS AND ITS METAPHORS       
First Line: One day she said she would never again
Last Line: Signing its song %into the light of the world


IMPOSSIBLE DREAM       
First Line: In delaware a congressman %accused of sexual misconduct
Last Line: As if getting the song right %were the impossible dream


IN GRATITUDE OF TALK       
First Line: The blue-grey steeples of the pine
Last Line: Or had chosen their indifference. %but now the silence has a different shape


IN PRAISE OF THEIR DIVORCE    Poem Text    
First Line: And when I heard about the divorce of my friends
Last Line: He bystanders pointing at the sky and saying, look
Subject(s): Divorce


IN THE LAND OF LOTUS EATERS       
First Line: What was the name of that bronze-headed stud
Last Line: And the name of the one in charge was forgotten. %and the boat sailed on without a captain


INDIA       
First Line: Karen was still in india in 1980
Last Line: While peoople climb all over it, %singing and crying and scrubbing
Subject(s): India


JASON THE REAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I was a real guy
Last Line: That is how one earns a name / like jason the real
Subject(s): Friendship; Pain; Reality


JET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sometimes I wish I were still out
Last Line: We would give anything for what we have
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


JET       
First Line: Sometimes I wish I were still out
Last Line: We would give anything for what we have


JUST SPRING       
First Line: The teenage boys who broke into
Last Line: Suffering mother of god. Sweet jesus


KIND OF SHADOW THAT CALLS OUT FATE       
First Line: Early in day reports said our planes
Last Line: And thoughtfully, the queen watches
Subject(s): Politics; War


LAWRENCE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: On two occasions in the past twelve months
Last Line: As to make us seem magnificent
Subject(s): Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930)


LAWRENCE       
First Line: On two occasions in the past twelve months
Last Line: As to make us seem magnificent


LIE DOWN WITH A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In those days I thought I had to
Last Line: Two things I was afraid of
Subject(s): Men; Sex; Fear


LIE DOWN WITH A MAN       
First Line: In those days I thought I had to
Last Line: Two things I was afraid of


LOVE OF LEARNING       
First Line: He knows it is absurd


LUCKY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you are lucky in this life,
Last Line: And sweet is sweet in any language
Subject(s): Luck; Mothers & Sons


LUCKY       
First Line: If you are lucky in this life
Last Line: And sweet is sweet in any language


MAN CARRYING SOFA       
First Line: Whatever happened to cindy morrison, that nice young lesbian?
Last Line: Then you stop, and rest on top of it


MEDICINE       
First Line: The black hair of my chinese doctor
Last Line: Of being strong again


MEMORY AS A HEARING AID    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere, someone is asking a question,
Last Line: And everybody passes
Subject(s): Memory; Aging


MEMORY AS A HEARING AID       
First Line: Somewhere, someone is asking a question
Last Line: And everybody passes


MEN AND WOMEN       
First Line: I don't understand why this woman


MIGRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: This year marie drives back and forth
Last Line: Like the holy ghost that it is
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Death; Adoption; Dead, The


MIGRATION       
First Line: This year marie drives back and forth
Last Line: Like the holy ghost that it is


MIRACLE       
First Line: Every now and then a fishing pole


MISSION       
First Line: When I remember susan, she is always
Last Line: With my breathless mouth


MISTAKEN IDENTITY       
First Line: I thought I saw my mother
Last Line: As if I were looking for someone else


MUY MACHO       
First Line: I can't believe I'm sitting here
Last Line: We don't really believe %there is another one


MY COUNTRY       
First Line: When I think of what I know about america
Last Line: And who would ever be brave, or lonely, %or free enough to ask?


NEWS       
First Line: The big country beat the little country up
Last Line: Rose, without which %you have no reason to live


NOTE TO REALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Without even knowing it, I have
Last Line: Makes the mourners salivate against their will
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


NOVEMBER LIFE       
First Line: November like a train wreck
Last Line: Into the land of my enemies


OH MERCY       
First Line: Only the billionth person
Last Line: Looking for kindness %that would make revenge unnecessary


ON STANDING ALONE       
First Line: There are reasons, maybe


ON THE CD I BUY FOR MY BROTHER       
First Line: A forlorn guy with a guitar issues bulletins
Last Line: And the sunsets are breaking their old records for beauty


ONE SEASON       
First Line: That was the summer my best friend
Last Line: As if they were the only %goddamn thing worth living for


PARADISE       
First Line: When my dear zooms off
Last Line: All dark forebodings %that pleasure forbids


PERPETUAL MOTION       
First Line: In a little while I'll be drifting up an on-ramp
Last Line: Here where the desire to vanish %is stronger than the desire to appear


PERSONAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Donít take it personal, they said
Last Line: To take it personal too
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


PHONE CALL       
First Line: Maybe I overdid it %when I called my father an enemy of humanity
Last Line: They once touched like a child


POEM FOR MEN ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: It wasn't easy, inventing the wheel
Subject(s): Men


POEM FOR MEN ONLY       
First Line: It wasn't easy, inventing the wheel
Last Line: Go back to the beginning. Think about it. %take, if you like, all day
Subject(s): Men


POEM IN WHICH I MAKE THE MISTAKE OF COMPARING BILLIE HOLLIDAY TO A ...       
First Line: We were driving back from the record store at the mall
Last Line: As if to say, shut up and listen


PROCEDURE       
First Line: That was an intimate moment %when the dental hygienist
Last Line: That's when we'll see %what the soul is made of


PROPERLY       
First Line: Look at this woman, properly
Last Line: So that history might %lie down and be made


PROUD       
First Line: Like those crazy babylonians, who raised a tower


QUESTION       
First Line: Some questions have no answer
Last Line: He liked to see them catch it, %and grow immediatly less strange
Subject(s): Loss


QUIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Prolonged exposure to death
Last Line: Everything else is better
Subject(s): Aging


RAMAYANA       
First Line: I was reading the hindu epic the ramayana
Last Line: Into a swimming pool of blue


RAP MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty-six men trapped in a submarine
Last Line: Or actually mentioned and entered
Subject(s): Rap Music


READING MOBY-DICK AT 30,000 FEET    Poem Text    
First Line: At this height, kansas / is just a concept
Last Line: Where are we going now?
Subject(s): Air Travel


READING MOBY-DICK AT 30,000 FEET       
First Line: At this height, kansas %is just a concept
Last Line: Oh captain, captain! %where are we going now?
Subject(s): Air Travel


REASONS TO SURVIVE NOVEMBER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: November like a train wreckó
Last Line: Into the land of my enemies
Subject(s): Resilience; November


REPLACEMENT       
First Line: And across the country I know
Last Line: Turn him over to the world


REQUESTS FOR A TOY PIANO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Play the one about the family of the ducks
Last Line: Not even flowers can remember
Subject(s): Pianos; Poetry & Poets


RESEARCH       
First Line: That summer, vietnam was heating up
Last Line: Over the perfume of burning flesh


RISING AND FALLING       
First Line: No man has ever survived intercourse with angels


ROMANTIC MOMENTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After the nature documentary we walk down
Last Line: To get some ice cream cones and eat them
Subject(s): Romance; Animals


SAFEWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Even after an hour in her room
Last Line: From what couldn't be saved
Subject(s): Sickness; Mothers; Illness


SAFEWAY       
First Line: Even after an hour in her room
Last Line: Trying to protect %what didn't need protecting %from what couldn't be saves


SECOND NATURE       
First Line: I must be enjoying my sixth or seventh life by now
Last Line: He could be fashioned in the image of? %what handiwork of what mad scientist?


SELF-IMPROVEMENT       
First Line: Just before she flew off like a swan
Last Line: Streetlights deliriously flicker


SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: And when we were eight, or nine,
Last Line: Down into the belly of the world
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Conduct Of Life; Disappointment


SKYSCRAPERS FEELING       
First Line: Because she's crying in their sleep, cheeks wet
Last Line: Looking up at all those storied rising towers %and all those rooms of light


SMOKE       
First Line: God, it is good to wake
Last Line: But it is beautiful, %and it is inexplicable, %and it is good


SPRING LEMONADE    Poem Text    
First Line: In late april they spread manure on the fields
Last Line: Something none of us had ever imagined
Subject(s): Spring; Luck


SPRING LEMONADE       
First Line: In late april they spread manure on the fields
Last Line: Something none of us had ever imagined


STILL LIFE       
First Line: The french have it wrong, said larry
Last Line: He tipped back, carefully, in his chair


SUMMER IN A SMALL TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, the young mothers are beautiful
Last Line: Now. Steal pleasure
Subject(s): City & Town Life


SUMMER NIGHT       
First Line: The one night in the middle of the summer
Last Line: While through the open window %comes the smell of flowers


SWEET RUIN       
First Line: Maybe that is what he was after
Last Line: There was always the desire. %always the cloud, suddenly present %and willing to oblige


TATTOO       
First Line: They guy down the table at the aa meeting
Last Line: But with a kind of will, %like medicine
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism; Life


TEACHER LISTENS TO THE PAST       
First Line: Somewhere, someone is asking a question
Last Line: With a beautiful belief in answers %is still asking questions


TEXACO    Poem Text    
First Line: The nozzle of the gas pump
Last Line: From some strange thirst
Subject(s): Automobiles - Service Stations; Gasoline Stations; Filling Stations; Automobile Repair Shops


THE CHANGE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The season turned like the page of a glossy fashion magazine.
Last Line: And we were changed
Subject(s): Tennis; Race Relations; Racial Equality


THE COLLABORATION    Poem Text    
First Line: That was the summer I used the duino elegies
Subject(s): Collaboration


THE HEALING PROFESSION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The nurses and orderlies from the hospital
Last Line: And zero calorie sugar has been stirred
Subject(s): Nurses


THE KIND OF SHADOW THAT CALLS OUT FATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Early in day reports said our planes
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


THE LONELIEST JOB IN THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: As soon as you begin to ask the question, who loves me?
Last Line: No one knows why
Subject(s): Love


THE MIRACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every now and then a fishing pole
Last Line: Reached up his arm as if asking
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Ambition; Death; Anglers; Dead, The


THE QUESTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Some questions have no answer
Subject(s): Loss


THE REPLACEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: And across the country I know
Last Line: Turn him over to the world
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters


THE WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Down near the bottom
Last Line: To sit out in the sun and listen
Subject(s): Love


THERE IS NO WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: There isnít a word for walking out of the grocery store
Last Line: I have willingly poured into it
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


THRESHOLD       
First Line: When I see the thick blue cable of a vein
Last Line: As if mortality %were a kind of fancy french perfume


TIME WARS       
First Line: It was the winter we ate a lot of oatmeal to stay warm
Last Line: Covered with fingerprints and kisses


TIMES SQUARE       
First Line: Baby, it's cold outside
Last Line: Still cry out hot hot hot !


TOTALLY       
First Line: I'm raking leaves and singing in my off-key voice
Last Line: That I am going to be born


TRAVELLERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the coffee shops and restaurants
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


TRAVELLERS       
First Line: In the coffee shops and restaurants
Last Line: Where all of us are strangers
Subject(s): Restaurants


TWO SHADES OF ORANGE       
First Line: It must be something like a bouquet for him
Last Line: When we avert our eyes %from one another's %souls, %as the very hungry will


TWO TRAINS       
First Line: Then there was that song called two trains running
Last Line: Motherless and vertical in the middle of everything


VOLUNTEER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now is not the moment
Last Line: Belonged to joy
Subject(s): Past


VOLUNTEER       
First Line: This is not the moment
Last Line: Or as if part of our resposibility %belonged to joy


VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I feel as if we opened a book about great ocean voyages
Last Line: That was our marvelous punishment
Subject(s): Sea Voyages


VOYAGE       
First Line: I feel as if we opened a book about great ocean voyages
Last Line: That was our marvelous punishment


WASTEFUL GESTURE ONLY NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ruth visits her motherís grave in the california hills
Last Line: Thatís what going to sleep is like
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


WHAT NARCISSISM MEANS TO ME       
First Line: There's socialism and communism and capitalism %said neal
Last Line: Of daily life, %love lies bleeding


WHEN DEAN YOUNG TASTES WINE       
First Line: The worm thrashes when it enters the tequila
Last Line: Staring into nothing %as if he was forming an opinion


WHY ARE YOUNG MEN SO UGLY    Poem Text    
First Line: They have little tractors in their blood
Last Line: Look like a disease
Subject(s): Men


WHY WE WENT AND WHAT WE FOUND       
First Line: We will find the grail
Last Line: Or rather, never sad in the same way


WILD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In late august when the streams dry up
Last Line: The point where you feel road rage or checkout line rage or now-you've-made-a-mess rage? Aauurgh!
Subject(s): Bears


WINDCHIME    Poem Text    
First Line: She goes out to hang the windchime
Subject(s): Marriage; Wind; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WINDCHIME       
First Line: She goes out to hang the windchime
Last Line: The problem scrunched into her forehead; %the little kissable mouth %with the nail in it
Subject(s): Marriage; Wind


WORD       
First Line: Down near the bottom
Last Line: Who can find the time %to sit out in the sun and listen


YOU'RE THE TOP    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the people that I've ever known
Last Line: Bright and beautiful and useless
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


YOU'RE THE TOP       
First Line: Of all the people that I've ever known
Last Line: Suspended in a lyric by cole porter, %bright and beautiful and useless