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Hollo, Anselm    Poet's Biography
532 poems available by this author


& TIME TROTS BY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sad glad hairy drives
Last Line: Elitist for sure
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Time


0600 HRS       
First Line: In the middle of the party
Last Line: And a dignified fellow in two-tone suede hat passes %on his way to the chinese collection, like cloc


1939    Poem Text    
First Line: Just sit here telling myself all these stories
Last Line: To the rising voice of my mind
Subject(s): Silence


1962, OCTOBER DREAMS       
First Line: The rain %heavier on our bodies the year
Last Line: The dreamer sees a tin-plate fire engine %in the child's mouth-going %in


1991       
First Line: Morning sun %strikes me pow! In the face
Last Line: And when it happens we know it


5 & 7 & 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Follow that airplane
Last Line: O the grass grows loud


6,000 YEARS       
First Line: 6,000 years of bad fightin' news
Last Line: But so's matriarchy, most probably %way off


A HUNDRED MULE DEER IN THE BACK YARD; I.M. ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleepwalkers' chess condensare ad absurdum
Last Line: I want to remember him a little longer
Subject(s): Deer; Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997)


A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a poem
Last Line: Lit up those days
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A TOKE FOR LI PO [OR, DEDICATION]    Poem Text    
First Line: Born in pa-hsi province of szechwan
Last Line: "he took the charge well"
Subject(s): Li Po (701-762); Li Bai (71-762)


A TOWN DEDICATED TO THE PURSUIT OF FITNESS & INNER PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Says the headline - so that's where we are
Last Line: His inner peace
Subject(s): Towns


A VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Good to sleep when you're tired
Last Line: I just never saw you this way before
Subject(s): Love


ACADEMIC       
Last Line: I'd rather work for a cauliflower


AD QUODLIBET    Poem Text    
First Line: Wheel around on best days riding the hum
Last Line: Raise cup of quest to speeding fugitive
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers


AFTER IRISH BY PAUL CELAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Grant me / wayleave


AFTER NOVALIS       
First Line: The scribe is writing %indefatigably
Last Line: Thinking not of form 0412-dash-70144 %but of a city %equal to my desire


AFTER RILKE, OR IS THAT WHAT HE SAID       
First Line: But if they, the endlessly dead


AFTER THE NEWSCAST       
First Line: Past tribal heart's rusty twists
Last Line: It's time
Subject(s): Cities; Democracy; News; Urban Life


AFTER TU FU       
First Line: Drinkng some cheap but good wine
Last Line: Have a good cry


AFTER UNGARETTI; I.M. DARRELL GRAY       
First Line: The coin / fell through / the beggar's / palm
Last Line: Right in the video
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


AFTER VERLAINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Right now
Last Line: It wears a big floppy heart
Subject(s): Iowa


AGE FOUR       
First Line: Switch on the light
Last Line: The word %now flesh


AH YES       
First Line: The time I thought I heard a master tell me
Last Line: & felt a little flustered & flattered or maybe not or both %then realized he'd said 'a lot of fun'


AIR, TO DREAM IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Leave it leave it
Last Line: A poem for you
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Sleep; Nightmares


ALLA PETRARCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Downtown / madison, wisconsin at night
Last Line: (receding footsteps)
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Scholarship & Scholars; Women; Male-female Relations


ALLIGATOR       
First Line: To live there %in baton rouge
Last Line: Of massived %man-made %pollution %takes guts! %big guts! %big repilian guts!


AMAZING GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: People going straight up to heaven
Subject(s): Iowa


AMAZING GRACE       
First Line: Ted berrigan's favorite hymn, more true
Last Line: Its spasms of joy, its fears, its sighs %and grand designs:amazing grace


AMAZING GRACE       
First Line: People going straight up to heaven
Last Line: Forty of them, in three hours
Subject(s): Iowa


AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: Go there!' 'stay here!'
Last Line: "to go."
Subject(s): Moving & Movers; Travel; Journeys; Trips


AN OLIVE FOR SATIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Easily whelmed by the past
Last Line: To presence of world in her face
Subject(s): Olive Trees & Olives


AN OR    Poem Text    
First Line: Wild empty leaps?
Last Line: (or one comma there)
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


AND    Poem Text    
First Line: Black walnut foliage … a burst of gold
Last Line: In her studio's air
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Transience


AND       
First Line: Black walnut foliage - a burst of gold
Last Line: She's swimming %in her studio's air


AND TODAY'S CREDO IS...       
First Line: Don't feel like hiding in the archetypes
Last Line: So I guess this avuncular %vernacular %will have to do


AND WHAT'S YOUR DERIVATIONAL PROFILE?    Poem Text    
First Line: Whammo ammo, the ammo of choice
Last Line: Some time next year
Subject(s): Identity


ANGEL WINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: High / on the great
Last Line: Utah
Subject(s): Creeley, Robert (b. 1926); Language; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


ANIMA ABSTRACT       
First Line: A twin pair of heroes
Last Line: By a new generation %in a new time


ANIMATION SUBSIDES INTO TERMINAL SLAPSTICK    Poem Text    
Last Line: They thought they had
Subject(s): Language


ANSELM'S DREAM       
First Line: Saint anselm of aosta, le bec, & canterbury, a.D. 1033-1109
Last Line: Angels do keep off our foes in the beyond, as the bearwards keep off the bears


ANSWERING    Poem Text    
First Line: The buddha / is in / in the vacuum cleaner
Last Line: Enjoy your termites and bourbon
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ANTHROPOLOGY       
First Line: The culture of a people %is an ensemble of texts
Last Line: The natural genre in which to present %cultural interpretations and the theories sustaining your job


ANTI-LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wake up from a dream
Last Line: At the café spartacus
Subject(s): Morning; Waking


ANY NEWS FROM ALPHA CENTAURI    Poem Text    
First Line: The dog suddenly punched the back of his knee with its snout
Last Line: All its doors
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Native Americans; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


APOCRYPHA HIPPONACTEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly likes smell of shit
Last Line: Has nothing to do with you
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


APOLLONIUS OF TYANA       
First Line: His mother %walks in a meadow
Last Line: So suddenly %he is born


ARCANA GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: The cat's apprehensive inside her head
Last Line: "time for your van morrison sir"
Subject(s): Language; Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers; Words; Vocabulary


AROUND THE WORLD       
First Line: My first introduction %to the 'valentine' concept
Last Line: Their flawed realizations %over time %the celebrations seem a little overdone


ART THROUGH THE AGES       
First Line: Used to be only too easy to know


AS LEAVES SWEEP PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Sister & joe & mistah rilke
Last Line: Way up in the flying dust
Subject(s): Memory; Past; Poetry & Poets


AT EVENFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Recall enormous heave of moment
Last Line: Always treat language like a dangerous toy
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Proverbs; Maxims; Adages


AT THIS POINT, THE MOON STARTS TO TAKE ON A LITTLE BROWN AND GRAY...    Poem Text    
First Line: Up in the andes / an old peruvian
Last Line: The old peruvian
Subject(s): Mountains; Peru; South America; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


AUBADE       
First Line: Night's ride's over


AUGUST       
First Line: Hot sunny baltimore day %walking through the park
Last Line: Sun sets. Oh, ted,we miss you %whistling in the dark


AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Eight years behind a microphone -- blip
Last Line: Then bid farewell to normal speak
Subject(s): Microphones; Radio; Speech; Oratory; Orators


AVEC POE DOG & T.V.       
First Line: Deliberate wreck of enormous tanker
Last Line: We'd all be shot


AWKWARD SPRING    Poem Text    
Last Line: Equal to my desire
Subject(s): Dogs


BABY ANSELM       
First Line: At the grand
Last Line: Frames %to tend it


BANG BANG WITH A SILENCER       
First Line: Watching the screens
Last Line: Into the time that will be


BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF FRANZ INNERHOFER       
First Line: By the baking oven he
Last Line: Around the table & ate


BIG DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: I bring you / this head
Last Line: Be a man again.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets


BIG FURRY BUDDHA IN BACK YARD    Poem Text    
First Line: It's a made-up name
Last Line: Bat is flutterer fluttermouse
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Symphonies; Concerts


BITS OF COTTONWOOD       
First Line: Astrologers meet in secret
Last Line: The power the information the difficulty %the most active verb


BITS OF SOFT ANXIETY; FOR PHILIP WHALEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dreamt: crossroads
Last Line: As it was in the other place where he spent most of his happy waking time


BLACK ELK SPEAKS'       
Last Line: Black elk goes on speaking


BORN TODAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is to be one to the one
Last Line: Hold that frame
Subject(s): Birth; Music & Musicians; Child Birth; Midwifery


BOTANICA       
First Line: Coleus %&corn plant %on the window ledge
Last Line: & that's a thought, %a mandragoric thought %sweet monster babe


BOUZOUKI MUSIC       
First Line: Odysseus was
Last Line: All that %bouzouki music


BRIGHT MOMENTS       
First Line: When it all makes sense
Last Line: It is god %forever unemployed %but really muy contento


BRO JOE       
First Line: Match, struck, flares %in the dark
Last Line: Love making no demand for love in return


BRO-HIPPONAX       
First Line: When I was eighteen %I wrote better poems
Last Line: Now, in our fifties, %I am dead %& you %must go on writing %as best you can


BROTHER (D.H.) LAWRENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: And all the eerie / 'previous' states of mind
Last Line: Reading his number on the turtle
Subject(s): Lawrence, David Herbert (1885-1930)


BUFFALO - ISLE OF WIGHT POWER CABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Writing a letter he said
Last Line: Slowly he drove up to the starting line
Subject(s): Isle Of Wight; Travel; Vacation; Journeys; Trips


CANTO ARASTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Opera creatures technicolor elves
Last Line: All gone & going things
Subject(s): Spain


CAROLINA DEL NORTE, 1970       
First Line: Old platinum wool top black face dusty coat ladies
Last Line: To where my hands & eyes are upon her


CASTLE       
First Line: These be the spears that our imperium braved' points at
Last Line: In the air of (his) head supported by feet (his) on %american lawn modeled on those of an england th


CAT-GODS' CHANNEL    Poem Text    
First Line: We elegant erasers of mice
Last Line: And so, with ancient yelps, we torch your maps
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


CATERPILLAR       
First Line: W/ round black eyes %big & furry it goes
Last Line: & it is looking at me %on its way down %down down %2 years old I am %& surely %surely it is so
Subject(s): Caterpillars; Insects


CAUGHT WITH A PRONOUN       
First Line: The nanosecond before choice itself (?) occurs
Last Line: Not allowed on this reservation
Subject(s): Grammar; Poetry & Poets


CHAMP       
First Line: So it all goes back to some big goofy guy
Last Line: In a lit-from-within %transparent %cube of the past %yeah %that's right


CHANSON; AFTER PIERRE REVERDY       
First Line: When she wouldn't be there
Last Line: Getting very bored now all alone by itself
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


CHANSONS D'ANTAN       
First Line: Greenery waves in wind
Last Line: & if the dinosaurs %'became birds' %what will we 'become'


CHICAGO       
First Line: Up and down he went
Last Line: Where they sat chatting %with some elders %in clown masks & wild paper wigs


CHICKEN COOP       
First Line: It's winter he's feeling mean she's tired
Last Line: He brings his fork down hard %on her plate of rasta-style beans %both %burst into tears


CHIPPLE CREEK AFORISMOS       
First Line: Cloud thinks cloud
Last Line: ...More people now %than ever before...%so, more excessive pigs


CLAIM       
First Line: Here %the first cold night in november
Last Line: It does not end %until we do


CLASSROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Seas of tranquility they sort of nod
Last Line: Not even on postcards
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


CLEARLY & DEARLY       
First Line: Gone wrong' %so many ways
Last Line: & because %having found you %is clearly & dearly one thing %I done right


COLUMBUS IN OHIO       
First Line: Lights, blinking
Last Line: But it is good to see you


COMPARATIVE AVEC       
First Line: Brief local media fame 'on the air'
Last Line: More epheremal %than a plateful of tasty shark %avec a side of nimble nepalese noodles


COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT       
Last Line: Here we shall find no corporeal delight


CONCUSSED CONSCIOUSNESS       
First Line: The human animal young can sometimes be seen running
Last Line: Able to register the most rudimentary perceptions


CRICKET POETICS       
First Line: Here here' %the crickets again
Last Line: An invisible legion %almost as audible %sometimes


CURVE       
First Line: Missed %due to alcohol it was
Last Line: Still there %on the other side of the ditch


CUT-RATE SHOE STORE       
First Line: The cut-rate shoe store: part of a landscape
Last Line: Forever on third-rate third-person movies


DARK MATTER       
First Line: Big be
Last Line: On down the road, %with some precision & finesse, too


DAY'S EVENTS       
First Line: Two young girls
Last Line: Between the sentences


DE AMOR Y OTRAS COSAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sunday: mission bells at six in the morning
Last Line: And valiantly marshal their strength and cunning.


DE AMOR Y OTRAS COSAS       
First Line: Being chased out into the night
Last Line: Write: 'I miss you. Come soon.'' %and that was the beginning of poetry %in egypt


DE AMORE       
First Line: Love-I -- thou -- me-off-pissest
Last Line: Everything's changed for the best
Subject(s): Love; Romance; Writing & Writers


DIARY    Poem Text    
First Line: One day's / big event was when
Last Line: State of combustion
Subject(s): Diaries


DIG YIELDS WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ON UTAH'S ANCIENTS       
First Line: Aahh, the ancients, the lovely ancients
Last Line: And that was mr cheapo nostalgia speaking %though sentiment %swings either way: %good luck to the li


DIMENSIONS OF THE WORLD       
First Line: Father %& son
Last Line: In earth, water, fire, air


DINING [OR, EATING] OUT ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Through two layers of glass
Last Line: Of which I am one, dining out alone
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


DIRECT ADDRESS       
First Line: Bright sun double yellow
Last Line: Hello how are ya ca va, ca va %everybody's a genius at least once a year


DIRECTION       
First Line: Some think %terring reft flom light
Last Line: Boy are they evel %long!


DISCOVERY OF LSD A TRUE STORY       
First Line: The dose of a mere
Last Line: Phew! Wow! Pow! Zat voss somsink!


DISCOVERY OF LSD A TRUE STORY       
First Line: The dose of a mere %fifty micrograms totally altered
Last Line: & exhaled %'phew! Wow! Pow! Zat voss somsink!'
Subject(s): Lsd (lysergic Acid)


DISTANT MUSE       
First Line: Jumped up & down
Last Line: Sometimes he had his doubts


DOC HOLLIDAY       
First Line: The silences grow taller
Last Line: Of the once happy beast
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness


DON'T DROP THE YULE LOG ON YOUR FOOT       
First Line: The clock strikes three
Last Line: Where is it, where is it %do send it along if you see it


DOUBLE MARTINI    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember
Last Line: Smiling, moving along, serving the lords of this world
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


DOWN & UP       
First Line: Buzz %louis armstrong (68) says it's a wonderful world
Last Line: She forgot her grief %& smiled


DRAGON MANTRA       
First Line: Ooh dragons
Last Line: Here they come in their lurching wagons


DREAM OF INSTANT TOTAL REPRESENTATION       
First Line: Primaries, conventions, elections
Last Line: To complain in, to praise with, no matter what %than nature's prototype for the microchip


DREAM RAIN DANCE       
First Line: Listen, to rain swishing down %good empty sound
Last Line: And to be your 'beatnik walter de la mare' %in the pantheon we share %with al alvarez, a totally gre


EGON SCHIELE       
First Line: Dreamed
Last Line: & now they grow closer & show us %here %their yellow atoms he said


ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: The laundry-basket lid is still there
Last Line: Entirely
Subject(s): Death; Sympathy; Dead, The; Empathy


ELEPHANT       
First Line: Ted berrigan says this to you:
Last Line: On the vast salt deserts of america %where snow white sleeps among the silent dwarfs'


ELEPHANT ROCK    Poem Text    
First Line: The huge weight / and granite shape of it
Last Line: Ever known as the features of god
Subject(s): Statues; Stones; Granite; Rocks


ENCOURAGEMENT, FROM TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO       
First Line: At god's %feet, if god %has feet
Last Line: Sitting %at his %feet, there's %not %the magistrate of leipzig


END OF THE RANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Weep ye protein herders weep
Last Line: And the foreigners are fighting back
Subject(s): Aliens; Immigrants; Trail Of Tears (1838-39); Extraterrestrials; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Native Americans - Removal


ENDOWMENT       
First Line: Of the w.C. Fields
Last Line: Thus saving these states %from generations %of smart atheists


EPHEMERAL AS IT IS, A CLOUD IS NOT AN ILLUSION       
Last Line: That are more fun, fundamentally


EVENSONG 1965       
First Line: After a good day's work, %the military scientist
Last Line: Of millions of stars and the desert, %a good day's work


EVER TONGUE-TIED HEART       
Last Line: Struggling through baltimore in my tattered chemise


FAIR POETRY EATS TREMBLING MATTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Remote omar / lyrical bug
Last Line: Punctuated by the other
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets - French; Rossetti, Christina Georgina (1830-1894)


FAMILY OF CAVE BEARS       
First Line: She used to wind that watch once a day
Last Line: And so are all her habits


FEELING SOMEWHAT LOST, LIKE ANY OLD WISDOM       
First Line: Lost with the wisdom like grizzled
Last Line: He'll be back & pass you at eight-five miles an hour %old wisdom intact


FINNISH FOLK       
First Line: Go to the lakeshore go
Last Line: It is the day your son comes home %(pentti saarikoski)


FIRST JAZZ AGE (OR OH NO NOT ANOTHER E.M. FORSTER MOVIE)       
First Line: Dancing's %pacific %non-utilitarian
Last Line: Lazy pig lazy pig lazy pig'


FISH       
First Line: In the tank %on the plate
Last Line: At 2 a.M. %in japantown, san francisco %was %dazzling %quitetasty %kept them awake & talking some mo


FLOWERING WEEDS       
First Line: Tall as trees %in windy sunlight
Last Line: In tune with the wild %heads of camomile %archangels


FOR & FROM OSIP MANDELSTAM (1891-1938)       
First Line: My age, my beast, who is there
Last Line: We shall meet again in that city


FOR TED    Poem Text    
First Line: It is 0200 hrs july 8, 1983
Last Line: To make me laugh so hard I almost shit my pants
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Death; Drinks & Drinking; Funerals; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Dead, The; Wine; Burials


FOR THOMAS MERTON       
First Line: First the car wouldn't start
Last Line: Somene had fixed the wiring that way


FOUND FELLOW       
First Line: Knick-knack-minded
Last Line: Japanese %soul brother


FOUR       
First Line: I don't %want to eat it
Last Line: You sit so much %at night


FOUR STILLS FROM THE POET       
First Line: The poet, drunk, is seen
Last Line: There is %possibly %someone %there


FRIEND FRIENDS       
First Line: One by one, caught in their secret gardens
Last Line: Of good ghanaian fell out of his umbrella, ay-ay-ay


FROM A BOOK OF RITES & EVENTS       
First Line: Shambling along the veins on its way
Last Line: His teeth crash through the walls of apple city


FROM THE HELLIAD       
First Line: Bulldog faces of ex-generals'
Last Line: G. Bush & s. Hussein


FROM THE LOG, 1970       
First Line: The sluggishness of two-way radio
Last Line: Purposeful matter hovers in the dark


GIG       
First Line: Thick clouds of smoke we roll up to the terminal
Last Line: Tomorrow we'll perform in the muses' temple %next to the burnt-out pic 'n pay


GLANCE       
First Line: The managers of this establishment
Last Line: To our private lives %back at the inn %they do intertwine %as we do %it, there


GLENWOOD SPRINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Under doc holliday's / weary eyes
Last Line: As mountains
Subject(s): Hotels; Travel; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses; Journeys; Trips


GODLIKE       
First Line: When you suddenly %feel like talking
Last Line: At the head of the table %beaming


GOING UPSTAIRS       
First Line: The colors must be incredible
Last Line: Were all different too


GOING-ON POEM       
First Line: Eight p.M. In the backyards of fulham
Last Line: While our slow ones roar by overhead


GONE TO EGYPT       
First Line: No clothes on there's the moon
Last Line: I watched her %much


GOOD MORNING!       
Last Line: Is an awesome thing


GOOD STUFF COOKIES       
First Line: 2 gods %1/2 cup khidden psychic reality
Last Line: 2 dozen cookies good stuff


GREAT FRENCH POET       
First Line: Francois villon was beautiful people
Last Line: Like a mouthful %of snow


GUESTS OF SPACE       
First Line: Guten tag herr schopenhauer bonjour monsieur cioran
Last Line: And there were years when nobody died


HALO BLADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Simple, it said be mouth
Last Line: Into long tinge remembered
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


HANGING WITH HARPOCRATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Walk into dark verbarium hit the switch
Last Line: A body runs past
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


HE       
First Line: One day, when he got loose, he was detected carrying off
Last Line: Entering into his feelings & wants, passed over as unintelligible


HE THE OLD GUY       
First Line: He sure enjoys this cutlery he used to eat with as a kid
Last Line: Aahh, yess %but he does like %these imitation bone handles %& the zeppelin era spikiness of the fork


HEAD SKY CONVOY PATTERN; I.M. FRANCO BELTRAMETTI       
First Line: Spirit murmur echoes
Last Line: Leaf tip holds dawn's door
Subject(s): Astronauts; Beltrametti, Franco (1937-1995); Crockett, Davy (1786-1836); Earth; Planets; Sky; World


HEADLINE HAIKU       
First Line: Scrumptious scandinavian
Last Line: Before breakfast


HEARING       
First Line: Great voices %of the great dead, next
Last Line: Clear vision, smile in the morning %'no war, please'


HEAVY JARS       
First Line: It is hot
Last Line: Glad to be dwelling here with you %in the language of our amazing species


HELSINKI, 1940    Poem Text    
First Line: Exploding, shattering, burning / big lights in the sky
Last Line: All of whom really felt like living
Subject(s): Friendship - Selectivity; Guests; Neighbors; Visiting


HEY, DR: WHO, LET'S DIAL 1965    Poem Text    
First Line: In petaled decade glassy sunlight
Last Line: Dancers receding?
Subject(s): Screen Writing; Motion Pictures - Play Writing


HI, HAUNTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Back then it seemed he had more to say
Last Line: The dreadful great
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


HILLS       
First Line: Don't just sit there she said
Last Line: You're just indulging in the midway crankies %past-midlife lumpies & grumpies %come on let's go clim


HOKA HEY       
First Line: Into the valley of death
Last Line: Shouting %'dig it!'


HOW IT WORKS       
First Line: In the suburbs it's quite expensive
Last Line: It's absolutely a bargain %and that's pretty much how it works


HOW SAD IS THE MECHANICAL MOOSE!       
First Line: Anguish %your lot when the heart %beats like a metronome
Last Line: Factory siren in a ghost town, or train %become invisible immaterial pure sound, an error-desolate h


HUGINN & MUNINN       
Last Line: Sounds muted %autumnal


I.M. HANNES HOLLO, 1959-1999    Poem Text    
First Line: Fought the hungry ghosts here on earth
Last Line: The end rolls up too soon always too soon
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


I.R.S. HAIKO       
First Line: Parsimonious
Last Line: & tht bugs him: me


IDYLL, NINETEEN SIXTY-FIVE       
First Line: Sunday morning
Last Line: Whatever these two do %is interesting


IF       
First Line: If your child tastes salty


IL Y A    Poem Text    
First Line: There is self-beast in season / bright dew on grass
Last Line: (diligent messengers)
Subject(s): Messages & Messengers


IMPRESSIONS DU MATIN       
First Line: Hi, folks! I sing
Last Line: Past all those kindly, weathered, mossy stone lions %& hear what the high folks on this planet have


IN A BAR CALLED THE ANGEL       
Last Line: In the era of explosion


IN AUTOMOBILE       
First Line: The mind's %mild speed
Last Line: Sporadic spores


IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS       
Last Line: Page by puddle-soaked page


IN MEMORIAM CHARLES OLSON       
First Line: Reading a book
Last Line: & spread wide his arms


IN THE LAND OF ART    Poem Text    
First Line: The artists / work on the art farm
Last Line: In the land of art.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


IN THE LIBRARY OF POETS' RECORDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The dead speakers / we can hear
Last Line: Can not be retrieved
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


IN THE LONG VIEW OF HUMAN HISTORY...       
First Line: The moving houses are very moving
Last Line: The moving houses are very moving %as they move slowly into the sea


IN THE MARSHALL MINNESOTA QUICKSTOP    Poem Text    
Last Line: They'll never leave you
Subject(s): Memory


IN THE MISSION       
First Line: God, %his %followers %started the place but
Last Line: Anyone's under the covers %with their lovers %present or not%present or not


IN THE MUSIC COMPOSED BY NUTRITIOUS ALGAE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thought lined up pale winter
Last Line: Question, indeed
Subject(s): Composers; Music & Musicians


IN THE OCTAGONAL ROOM       
First Line: To see / blake's earth
Last Line: Rests
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827); Blood; Cruelty; Pain; Tate Museum, London; Suffering; Misery


IN THE OLD BIOGRAPH       
First Line: What if one recorded every
Last Line: Are here %in the auras %of the furniture


IN THE RAGING BALANCE; I.M. JACK CLARKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Energy, the man said, equals
Last Line: Think of it it couldn't possibly be
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Books; Reading


IN THE VOICE OF JANE TO HER MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Caught myself / putting away four dresses
Last Line: But I tell them all gettahellouttahere! / the western way
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Clothing & Dress


IN THE VOICE OF JANE TO HER MOTHER       
First Line: Caught myself %putting away four dresses
Last Line: That a piece of cloth %be revived to new use, %that my mother %be my friend


IN THIS COURT OF ENTRANCE STOOD THE GIGANTIC REMAINS OF A ..       
First Line: Where the sun sets on the purple sage
Last Line: You're still grateful %even amazed that these people of the country %don't gang up on you & kill you


INDEPENDENT SOUND SYSTEM       
First Line: One day he was singing %his way through the fields when he saw
Last Line: Listening to the music my peeing %&looking &listening made %on my independent sound system


INDIAN SUMMERS    Poem Text    
First Line: On the wall / vine leaves / in his eye
Last Line: No end to the things made out of human talk
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INFANTILE DREAM: TO WAKE UP       
Last Line: Jiving in vast space


INFO; FOR JOE CARDARELLI    Poem Text    
First Line: A bunch of gods
Last Line: Hey wow that's some good info
Subject(s): Messages & Messengers; News


INSTANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Nice place ya got here
Last Line: In malinche's country
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Travel; Journeys; Trips


INTIMATINS OF IMMORTALITY       
First Line: When off a precipitous cliff
Last Line: Of no anxiety, no grief


INTRODUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The poet vallejo invented new ways of walking
Last Line: He describes those inventions
Subject(s): Inventions & Inventors; Poetry & Poets; Vallejo, Cesar (1892-1917)


IOWA LATE SIXTIES       
First Line: Across the incredible static of time place language
Last Line: I flick you off %that was one of the most exciting days of your life


IRRITABLE ALIENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Texas, texas jack omohundro
Last Line: Take us there, pronto
Subject(s): Aliens; Texas; Extraterrestrials


ISLE OF WIGHT VISION, 1967       
First Line: On my way to the high street
Last Line: Mcbuth: c'est un nom ecossais


IT IS HOT       
First Line: The picture, it flies %off the wall like a bat
Last Line: Another, from %another universe %crying %for its mate in the yard (& what did you just say?)


IT IS THE THINKING    Poem Text    
Last Line: You were such a good head
Subject(s): Thought


IT WAS ALL ABOUT...    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor communications / mistaken identity
Last Line: Or, what I remember of tristan and isolde
Subject(s): Memory


ITALICS       
First Line: When young I was awed by authority
Last Line: What you think you're reading


JEREMIAH DIGEST       
First Line: Hair falls off head %head falls off body
Last Line: But evolution %must have slowed %to a crawl


JESUS, I DON'T KNOW HOW       
Last Line: Walk dog %don't crack


JET LAG, OR; POEM BEGINNING I, TGHOR       
First Line: I, thor
Last Line: In 1920s %french pacific
Subject(s): Jet Lag


JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: ... Watched you / and you were turning, turning
Last Line: You – light in the dark that shines beyond walls or time …
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


JOURNEY, 1966       
First Line: Watched you %& you were turning, turning
Last Line: That shines beyond walls or time


JUMP       
First Line: Drive to the beef & bourbon
Last Line: Grinning & shaking your head %pleased that we're all still alive %(as of the date of this writing)


KATIE       
First Line: Visible & invisible persons
Last Line: At each other's existence


KEY THREE, ARCANA MAJOR       
First Line: Here we go
Last Line: To let us pass & be in %the born world


KICKING MANHATTAN TO PIECES EVERY NIGHT    Poem Text    
Last Line: A bottle of the red medicine to her blue lips
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


KINDLY WATER OTHER LEVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Two found together - construct regard
Last Line: A vivid weightless bean
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


KNIFE IN THE WATER       
First Line: The vampire as symptom of industrial-capitalist civilization
Last Line: The fearless vampire killers


LA MORT       
First Line: Probably %another %of those appointments
Last Line: If I %refuse to go %to the dentist %maybe I won't %have to die'


LA NOCHE    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind let loose in the dark
Last Line: For the long journey across a room
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


LANDING IN THE TREES       
First Line: Outside the car %window bright clumps
Last Line: Moon slips through blue spruce %a million miles away,bright & loud, like frog


LANDSCAPE       
First Line: Move %convulsively
Last Line: I know it well


LATE NIGHT DREAM MOVIES; TO CHRISTOPHER TOLL    Poem Text    
First Line: The war beneath the seas / is quiet
Last Line: That's an honest word.
Subject(s): Dreams; Sleep; Nightmares


LE JAZZ HOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Talked to my father again in a dream he seemed happy
Last Line: And found it of some interest
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


LECTURE       
First Line: The meta-social


LET ME SLEEP MORE IN MY GIRL'S ARMS       
First Line: Thousands of miles
Last Line: Yes, time %to unfold again--'


LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear sister, where was it, where is it now
Last Line: That anyone was going to understand that.
Subject(s): Sisters


LETTER TO UNCLE O; FOR ANDREI CORDESCU    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear publius ovidius / 'the nose'
Last Line: Between the lines
Subject(s): Ovid (43 B.c.-17 A.d.)


LIES, THE EYES       
First Line: He repented %on his deathbed %seeing the great evil
Last Line: Cloth cap on his head %still on scrawny neck %burn two holes%in this page: his eyes


LIFE 1       
First Line: A semi in bagshott
Last Line: Punch %in the nose


LIFE IN THE TWISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bare freckled skin under black cloak
Last Line: "or vice versa..."
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Poetry & Poets; Skin; Male-female Relations


LIGHTHOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: The house / in north platte, nebraska
Last Line: They're not expecting him back / anytime soon
Subject(s): "cody, William ""buffalo Bill"" (1846-1917); Houses; Absence;


LIGHTHOUSE       
First Line: The house %in north platte, nebraska
Last Line: This house %is dark. The curtains are drawn. %colonel cody's%not at home %they're not expecting him


LIT. GROUP HISTORY       
First Line: It was their intention
Last Line: Perceptive %lit. Crit. Hand


LLANTO & SHORT DISCOURSE ON A METHOD       
First Line: Seasonal changes in shape of head
Last Line: Created by waving limbs


LOCAL COLOR       
First Line: Another plane staggers in
Last Line: It'll all be gone %in a blink of your eye. %it will be followed by %jefferson and/or donald duck


LONG WAYS       
First Line: Come a long way, %speak of it now and again
Last Line: Go a long way %travel the seas in darkness and light %speak of it now and then


LOOKING AT A BOOK OF CHINESE SEALS       
First Line: Wanting to wake you up at 3:00 a.M. Knowing
Last Line: Yet-praying for your dear face next to mine %to be there %tobe there, at dawn


LORD LYTTON GOES TO LANGUAGE SCHOOL       
First Line: I write for exertion in proud minds. I am, it is true
Last Line: But intellectual want, overcharged like most writings of the %thick and confused. I turn into a dalm


LOS SEDENTARIOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Most of the time we sit down
Last Line: Now is the time to get up
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


LOST ORIGINAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. K said in times of great crudity
Last Line: Still asking on down the road
Subject(s): Roads; Travel; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


LOST ORIGINAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. K. Said in times of great crudity
Last Line: Still asking on down the road
Subject(s): Roads; Travel; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


LOVING YOU IS A CONTINUOUS COLLISION       
Last Line: As in 'the little disturbances of man'


MANIFEST DESTINY    Poem Text    
First Line: To arrive in front of large video screen
Last Line: In its most obvious form, the poor
Subject(s): Poverty


MARCHEN (BEGINNER'S LUCK)    Poem Text    
First Line: One day / ted berrigan
Last Line: It was the first time they tried it
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


MEMORY RAIN PRIDE WIND    Poem Text    
Last Line: Bring the form to the crazy weaving
Subject(s): Absence; Coltrane, John (1926-1967)


MESCALITO       
First Line: Walked past
Last Line: Though patient & smiling


MINOTAUR POEM       
First Line: To say good morning blues how do you do
Last Line: All of you are wonderful people %and to say it is a great pleasure indeed %with a lilt


MISSION AUBADE       
First Line: Ambulance howls into receiving bay
Last Line: Folks on the block are getting up %some are still awake still alive too


MODEL       
First Line: Downstairs %they are improving themselves
Last Line: But it certainly keeps the upstairs fellows %in some decent scotch


MONSTER       
First Line: Even though she despised him
Last Line: He would not forget


MOSAIC STANDARD FROM US       
First Line: Looks like a wall
Last Line: Only opened %three years ago


MOVING HOUSES ARE VERY MOVING...       
First Line: In the long view of human history
Last Line: There remains the joy of being first in one place %& then in one another


MR. GANZFELD       
First Line: The old man made
Last Line: We were proceeding %out in the dark %the pipers leading the way


MY FIRT MISS AMERIKA       
Last Line: All over the biosphere


MY NAME IS ROD MAGNET       
First Line: I used to be an elitist
Last Line: Flying with captain eros' %I mean flying with captain ears


MY SISTER LIKED THE POSTCARD OF SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: White and the seven dwarfs
Last Line: Light as a bird-bone
Subject(s): Memory; Nostalgia


NEAR MISS HAIKU    Poem Text    
First Line: Order out of chaos equals frogs
Last Line: Opens the book
Subject(s): Books; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments; Poetry & Poets; Violins; Reading


NEW ORC       
First Line: Lackawanna
Last Line: Have to breathe, all their terrestrial lives


NICE CURLY HAIR       
First Line: It come to the pope
Last Line: In tashkent or nacogdoches %wherever whoever you are make a fuss %a big fuss %before the big foot co


NIGHT WIND PIECES       
First Line: The wind, let loose in the dark
Last Line: She draws the curtains %the light, round the edges: an eclipse
Subject(s): Night


NO COMPLAINTS; FOR ROBERT GRENIER    Poem Text    
First Line: On the high plains
Last Line: At the end
Subject(s): Prairies; Tibet; Travel; Plains; Journeys; Trips


NO DETACHMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Step out snow and sunshine
Last Line: Flashed out of the void today
Subject(s): Books; New York Times (newspaper); Reading


NO MONEY    Poem Text    
First Line: The last empress of china
Last Line: That's why there is no money
Subject(s): Steamboats


NOT A FORM AT ALL BUT A STATE OF MIND: 1-12       
First Line: After reading the tiresome review
Last Line: Murmur 'vagaries of the heart'


NOT A FORM AT ALL BUT A STATE OF MIND: LINES FROM TED:       
First Line: Ho chi minh wrote poetry
Last Line: Then putting their words together - & coming up with poems


NOT A FORM AT ALL BUT A STATE OF MIND: VILLONELLES       
First Line: Cloud with delicate %cottonwool monkey face - drifting by
Last Line: Or raised to the power of infinity


NOW ON TO GHAZAL GULCH    Poem Text    
First Line: When did you last see your criteria?'
Last Line: "souls free of the body"
Subject(s): Bodies; Soul


NUMBERS FROM NOVALIS       
First Line: Narratives, disjunctive, yet associative like dreams
Last Line: Chaos 'squared,' or, raised to the power %of infinity


O KEATS WHERE IS THY STING       
First Line: Thorn stuck in paw
Last Line: For our jitterbug lesson


OCTOBER 31ST       
First Line: All saints, all persuasions
Last Line: A hospitable time


OH, MAMA WINDOW       
First Line: Today, you look so neat & bright, today
Last Line: Maximal polynesian clarity


OLD ARISTIPPUS       
First Line: Night morn of glass / in cage of age
Last Line: Say the murmurous measurers
Subject(s): Aristippus (435-366 B.c.); Old Age; Philosophy & Philosophers


OLD CAT SOMBER MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Running into feeling befuddles. A kiss, a moment, spiky
Last Line: Are.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Old Age; Work; Workers


OLD LOVE OR WAR POEM       
First Line: I %know %where %you are!
Last Line: I %can %see the %bushes %moving!


OLD SPACE CADET SPEAKING       
First Line: Let me tell you, the captain knew
Last Line: We leave him to go on hurtling through the great warp %& at our own ineffable goals


ON & OFF THE ROAD, BALTIMORE -- ITHACA       
First Line: Pale wheatfield
Last Line: The gait of my son


ON CHRISTMAS DAY NINETEEN-SEVENTY       
Last Line: That day he was the fastest man on earth


ON GOPHER HILL       
First Line: At times it seems merely a question of how to abdicate
Last Line: & let them wait yet a while


ON THE OCCASION OF & AS AN INTRODUCTION TO ROBERT ...       
First Line: Time & again when I falter & half believe
Last Line: In the candle-lit window %at the end of the booby-trapped garden path


ON THE OCCASION OF A POET'S DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: The dedication and intensity of the dead
Last Line: The disembodied glories of hades await us.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Memory; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE OCCASION OF BECOMING AN ECHO       
First Line: The goddess stands in front of the cave
Last Line: All things were clear


ONCE IN KHAIROUAN, SOUTH OF TUNIS, A YELLOW KABYL DOG BIT    Poem Text    
Last Line: He or she would immediately recognize it as such
Subject(s): Dogs; Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926)


ONE OF THE PINES HAS A BEND IN IT    Poem Text    
Last Line: There's no way of telling what goes on there
Subject(s): Measurement Units; Horses


OR TURNED INTO A       
First Line: Years of indifference followed
Last Line: Hand, still struggling with the notion of his own finiteness, knew %that he would never go to tahiti


OR, TO HOCUS THE ANIMALS OF THE PURSUERS BY CHANGING THEIR DREAM...       
First Line: Cold and windy cloud with delicate
Last Line: Joseph cornell knew it well
Subject(s): Books; Cornell, Joseph (1903-1972); Poetry & Poets; Reading


OUT OF THE 'KALEVALA'       
First Line: Riding %july %mosquitoes
Last Line: Sweet invocations %in her ear


OUT OF THIS WORLD       
First Line: Astonishing %complexities
Last Line: It's been a long time %between drinks


PAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: In measured hand / we write the letter
Last Line: Go to it.
Subject(s): Violence


PANIC PERSON       
Last Line: No more'n the bagpipes


PARTING       
First Line: After hugo ball %don't go %is what I want you to tell me
Last Line: Tell me I know %my way back to you %even at night %in the rain that hides the stars


PEACE TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH       


PETIT CHANSON       
First Line: One of those quiet mmoments
Last Line: And the moment, while officially %3:00 a.M. Is all the eternity %one will ever know


PHONE       
First Line: Hi! My name is scott cary. I just bought up late
Last Line: Hi! My name is %casanova %hamilton. %what's yours?' %'-- no %sale.' %-time to hit the streets for a


PINBALL       
First Line: Woke up & was being
Last Line: Yes nukes %have indeed led to a worldwide upsurge %of mad religiosity %don't you think blink think


PO(E)MOLOGY       
First Line: An apple a day
Last Line: In your next book


POCATELLO, IDAHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Thin man whacking / away at tire with mattock
Last Line: Sight
Subject(s): Idaho


POCKET-SIZED WATER PIPE       
Last Line: Must %get %bombed


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: A painting with no background at all, or
Last Line: The light of their eyes
Subject(s): Farewell; Expressionism - Poets; Parting


POEM       
First Line: It is a poem
Last Line: Lit up those days


POEM WITH DRAGON & ELEPHANT       
First Line: Sonic boom
Last Line: All over this head full of sky


POSSIBLE DEFINITIONS OF 'BEAUTY' AND 'HAPPINESS' [OR, POSSIBLES]    Poem Text    
First Line: Babies / cry / all / different
Last Line: Soft soft in the dark
Subject(s): Beauty


PROBLEM SOLVED       
First Line: Frequently I have noticed that people are frowning for no apparent
Last Line: Your beauty adviser


PROFESSIONAL ARMAMENTS       
First Line: December 5, 1988: the phone rings to inform me, in the voice
Last Line: Them to stop gesticulating with his carbine - the barrel is %getting in the way of her rowing


PROPOSAL       
First Line: For war memorial to end
Last Line: The war goes on %and war is shit


PUP CANTO       
First Line: The body is frail %even odysseus
Last Line: And the toes %feel pretty good %amigo, we're buzzing along


PUT IN A QUAVER, HERE AND THERE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is smooth, fairly uniformly gray
Last Line: Vicinity: mute witnesses, they could yet prove to be guides.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; History; Philosophy & Philosophers; Historians


PYGMY HUT       
First Line: Heavy drops %fell from the trees
Last Line: Heavy drops %fell from the trees %& made a %plopping %sound %as they hit %the poodles
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


Q & A       
First Line: Wake language
Last Line: Out in the dark %and proud of it


QUATRAINS FOR A FRED       
First Line: The hearty drunk


QUESTION       
First Line: Know the various abuses of the locution
Last Line: How can you ever say anything anymore anywhere %in this world?


QUESTIONS       
First Line: Josef hellstrom & emiliano zapata
Last Line: Where they engage in lively debate


RADIO FREE AMERICA       
First Line: With the powers of old
Last Line: To make the visible look the way we like it


RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: One evening as we were lounging in his apartment in a relaxed mood
Last Line: The substance of the land into the sea
Subject(s): Rain; Water


RATTLE LIKE ARROW-SHAFTS IN A QUIVER       
Last Line: Lull %tomes ports of lore


RESPONSE TO COLORADO DAILY'S POLL QUESTION: WHAT IS...       
First Line: Life is a leaf
Last Line: Stuck to her nose %stuck to her nose %very brief- %ly, just a mo


REVIEWING THE TAPE; I.M. PIERO HELICZER    Poem Text    
First Line: Calling 1959 calling 1959 what does he know
Last Line: Cave equals room equals window
Subject(s): Books; Writing & Writers; Reading


RIDING THE THERMALS ALL THE TIME BORING       
Last Line: Is this where you wanted to go, sir?'


RIMA: DREAM       
First Line: Despite the label
Last Line: In a condition of complicated delight


RIME RICHE       
First Line: He had gone to some lengths
Last Line: To how it all rhymed & would go on rhyming


RISING TO THE DAWN'S COLD BEAMS       
Last Line: The other side of the sun


ROCKET    Poem Text    
First Line: Teacher, teacher / - I don't like this asswignment
Last Line: Post-chaise & brigantine
Subject(s): Rockets; Schools; Likes & Dislikes


ROCKET       
First Line: Teacher, teacher %- I don't like this assignment
Last Line: (to do with buck rogers or nuclear wipeout) %much more like balloon %post-chaise %brigantine


ROUND FOR THE TROUT FISHER       
First Line: Ignorant bliss' %not ignorant of but ignoring
Last Line: Just that we haven't really seen it yet %just that we'd like to look at it a little longer


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 1       
First Line: Carriage purrs man whistles pounds post
Last Line: Watch reflections flounce


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 10       
First Line: Most beautiful order of the world
Last Line: Longings & belongings there he goes


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 11       
First Line: Gates waterfalls shifting horizons
Last Line: Look for yourself in this pebble or pencil


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 12       
First Line: The only good knee is a live knee
Last Line: Slow erudite surprises yarns in your arms


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 13       
First Line: Just where it is is with you
Last Line: #name?


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 14       
First Line: Now does he know how to beam? Contented?
Last Line: On trundling troubadours. Semicolon


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 15       
First Line: Give up your ampersands & lowercase 'I's
Last Line: Or the hypothetically honest horse-drawn past


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 16       
First Line: Bygone masks of the night: dream, sentence, voices, air
Last Line: Now isn't all this just too atrocious


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 17       
First Line: Draped in defiance & bewildered hair
Last Line: Between fedora and wingtip shoes


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 18       
First Line: As we glance out from our machine
Last Line: Verbarium empty, once again


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 19       
First Line: Certainly privileged to have an
Last Line: Idealized historical conduct vs. Tendresse


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 2       
First Line: Beautiful thoughts
Last Line: Bits of rough bark fall off trunk


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 20       
First Line: Came down the old oaken stairs he must also have trod
Last Line: Coo-coo-coo so, time to go, soon


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 21       
First Line: Oft turning others' leaves
Last Line: It is some picture on the margin wrought


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 22       
First Line: That the ants seem to wobble
Last Line: Kindly provide a theme for these variations


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 23       
First Line: I wish that life were an opera
Last Line: & let the lybian lion hunt them butterflies


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 24       
First Line: Only & always as old as who I'm talking to, no, with
Last Line: Poppy fields billow in staunch wind


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 25       
First Line: Faintly flapping horizon of symbolist project
Last Line: We have to think french to read him


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 26       
First Line: Crackle crackle good history ?
Last Line: Let me negotiate this corniche


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 27       
First Line: Walls dwellings built, streets paved
Last Line: To daffodil land and galactopoiesis


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 28       
First Line: Lover walks out on friend what a mosquito!
Last Line: Imbibing scotch in my study big bad boys together


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 29       
First Line: In fragile days on frightful parapet
Last Line: Not easily deciphered by proud to be dumb & brawny school


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 3       
First Line: That thar wind is
Last Line: Sounding like kirby malone pronouncing bain


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 30       
First Line: Stalking the elusive ego? A bit like gravity
Last Line: Not present souped-up blur-speed corporate model


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 31       
First Line: Steer resolutely into the dada channel
Last Line: Life is a permanent possibility of sensation


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 32       
First Line: Now for some questions about as I was saying
Last Line: Where did he go?


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 33       
First Line: Waiting waiting for a loved one to return
Last Line: The one with heart in his name


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 34       
First Line: Be serious yes
Last Line: In the zoology department, do they?


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 35       
First Line: Scurry down bleak corridors in gare du cauchemar
Last Line: Is the esthetic of these pretentious boonies


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 36       
First Line: And there was the 'art opening' in moret
Last Line: Whose work speaks for itself! And sings, and dances, too


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 37       
First Line: Consider considerate
Last Line: S now lit up again by expensive explosives


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 38       
First Line: Returns, twilight-summoned, the master of dolorous speak
Last Line: Longing: a kind of loitering, with no intent


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 39       
First Line: No word count in poetry
Last Line: In the silence a face


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 4       
First Line: The stuff of the psyche is a smoke-like substance
Last Line: If you are well that is good I am well too


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 40       
First Line: How about just a few words
Last Line: In their implacable hats


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 41       
First Line: Rare bright sunny december day in the isle of france
Last Line: *) probably right-wing members of united states congress


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 42       
First Line: Streets of water sadness, self's knotty beast
Last Line: Summer tobacco, circling birds


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 43       
First Line: In the jingle-jangle mornings I went following you
Last Line: Best oatmeal, said harry smith, I ever had!


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 44       
First Line: Time and desire their offspring devour
Last Line: In french poetic lexical table of elements


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 45       
First Line: Some of the french no longer writing poems like that
Last Line: Whisper: a valve of wonder


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 46       
First Line: And these may well be
Last Line: Even though first thought was cells)


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 47       
First Line: And where is fortune duboisgobey
Last Line: They worked so hard and so fast


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 48       
First Line: Now back to states whose president
Last Line: To conspiracy charges filed with their fiendish goddy


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 49       
First Line: The mouth had that turn that says lucky at cards
Last Line: In the pursuit of his pleasure


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 5       
First Line: Once again butterfly pulse entire percept
Last Line: Beaucoup conscious disquiet


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 50       
First Line: Ah guillaume this aviation morning
Last Line: To evening's grace and a cup of coffee


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 51       
First Line: Yes 'twas an arcady, le temps both weather and time
Last Line: Mist over arches of invisible speech


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 52       
First Line: Finnish word dream clacks and alliterates
Last Line: Only the creature knows its awful secret joys


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 53       
First Line: Now no more late night city street drives
Last Line: & that faith in them was a fatal illusion


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 54       
First Line: Joys sorrows but in miniature
Last Line: Now slides the silent meteor on


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 55       
First Line: Rebellious servants vandalized the viburnum
Last Line: In his native italia they wanted to know who shot 'im?


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 56       
First Line: You're born and you grow and as you're growing up
Last Line: Because it reminds us of the time when we were fish


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 57       
First Line: Just heard myself say
Last Line: I did. And now you've read this, too


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 58       
First Line: It was good the labor of building a citadel to the muse
Last Line: Sway deep shade opaque smoke between stars


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 59       
First Line: Now this is getting a bit noir is it not
Last Line: Her wail doth echo in these open spaces


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 6       
First Line: Now does the blissful somnambule recluster
Last Line: The elsewhere gunfire problem whose is it


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 60       
First Line: Oie blanche white goose in french an innocent young thing
Last Line: Pull down thy arrogance french mangeur pull down


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 61       
First Line: Impetuous bellows for attention
Last Line: Here's a cookie: go sit in the corner


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 62       
First Line: Yes kai by historical happenstance
Last Line: By mr. World and ms. Life


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 63       
First Line: Has he returned with outrageous opinions?
Last Line: Last one out turns off the lights


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 64       
First Line: She of the white hands flutters with doves
Last Line: Where was that? Was that me?


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 65       
First Line: Fix some matter, eh? Sit down in delight
Last Line: (let national disgrace proceed apace)


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 66       
First Line: Graceful awkwardness the mode
Last Line: Her honk reverberates in evening air


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 7       
First Line: The ideal story is that of two people
Last Line: To reinsert oneself into the mortal coil


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 8       
First Line: The general infantilization
Last Line: When your memory goes forget it (said utah)


RUE WILSON MONDAY: 9       
First Line: Yes tribe so richly rhymes with diatribe
Last Line: How sings her my head such uncanny apples


RUNDFUNK; I.M. HELMUT HEISSENBUTEL 1921-1996    Poem Text    
First Line: Follow blue fern to this eve's hostelry
Last Line: Night's rollers turn with tender uneasy weight
Subject(s): War


SAD LITTLE NUMBER       
First Line: Wandering %through the rooms
Last Line: Back in the wilderness, %he missed her, his guide %'no clothes on, and no use'


SAILS OF MURMUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose blade runs through beam
Last Line: If it please the dawn
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


SALES FIGURES ARE UP       
First Line: I.E., there're more of these human
Last Line: & I meant to say 'bumped' %'bumped the curb' %but I said strafed %didn' I


SARDANAPALIAN SURF       
First Line: Frozen %h2o %falls from the sky
Last Line: By which it %flowers


SATURDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: We sea monsters
Last Line: Trying to become space monsters
Subject(s): Monsters


SCHILLER'S ROTTING APPLES       
First Line: Think thoughts think
Last Line: Life is of course utterly


SCRIPT MIST       
First Line: Hang on to moment, naked, fair
Last Line: In the great carpentry
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Screen Writing; Writing & Writers; Motion Pictures - Play Writing


SCRIPTURAL 1       
First Line: Boys play
Last Line: Scales had vanished


SCRIPTURAL 2       
First Line: Distracting particulars
Last Line: To pleasant dreams


SECRET COHESIVE TACTICS    Poem Text    
First Line: Blip off dim sunset. Blip on wild din sunrise!
Last Line: Gather voice from house now ash and air.
Subject(s): Love


SEE YOU TOMORROW (WE HOPE)       
First Line: Yell! Cry! Shout! Weep! Complain!
Last Line: And don't have to devour %more than %their share


SEIZED WITH UNREST, WINGING THROUGH THE DARK       
First Line: There was a light on
Last Line: & you, & me %& this is true


SEVEN YEARS SHORT OF A HUNDRED       
First Line: Grandpa was struck at his desk
Last Line: Gray eminence glimpsed - slouching towards the elevator


SHED THE FEAR       
First Line: Who has a face sees, the world
Last Line: In the face of present carnage, %centuries %later


SHU       
First Line: Orange schubert
Last Line: My white powwow lettuce shoes


SHUDDER       
First Line: Bending %over my own
Last Line: Into an old %embrace


SI, SI, E.E.    Poem Text    
First Line: Warm legend, blue shadow
Last Line: (& yes, they wore great big hats, size extra large
Subject(s): Books; Cummings, E. E. (1894-1962); Language; Poetry & Poets; Reading; Words; Vocabulary


SIX FROM ARNO HOLZ'S ?Ç£PHANTASUS?Ç¥    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to know all the secrets!
Last Line: Into a golden chamber pot
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Language; Words; Vocabulary


SMALL DOOR AT FAR END       
First Line: Time for your take, you assholes'
Last Line: Left there must wear the star of the marginal


SNAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Ess enn a eye ell
Last Line: Snail / evolution
Subject(s): Snails; Evolution


SNAIL       
First Line: Ess enn a eye ell. %snail
Last Line: Ee vee oh ell you tee eye oh enn. %evolution. %snail %evolution


SO       
First Line: A lifetime ago %we sat in small
Last Line: & now %it really is %a lifetime gone %&how would you translate that


SO THERE'S THIS LITTLE MAN       
First Line: Down the street 'little'
Last Line: May live to retire %as a part-time landshark %in agent haven


SOME WORLDS       
First Line: Writing, damn hard, lake titicaca, the sun. Tell me, rudolf
Last Line: Back into the universe %more than enough to write a thousand great poems


SOMETHING I STOLE & WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEE       
First Line: Eros %totally invomved love at first sight
Last Line: Paradiso %all of the above in perfecti perennially contradictory balance


SONG 10       
First Line: & as they draw near the rock
Last Line: Isis, saying hello


SONG 2       
First Line: In the mirror
Last Line: Iaia of kyzikos


SONG 3       
First Line: Missing one
Last Line: Makes one feel %heavily


SONG 4       
First Line: One night in bellona
Last Line: Inside %his head


SONG 5       
First Line: Dark %moves
Last Line: Deep dark ficus peace


SONG 6       
First Line: Riding %the curl
Last Line: Is a bedtime story


SONG 6       
First Line: Riding
Last Line: Move around in the sky %& the sea %is a bedtime story


SONG 8       
First Line: The sleeper's %cave
Last Line: Side of %the breathing


SONG 9       
First Line: Assateague lantern
Last Line: Hooves & snorts in the distance


SONG FOR A SLEEPING BROTHER       
First Line: My brother has taken sleeping pills
Last Line: I do not wish my brother to go


SONG OF THE TUSK       
First Line: The elephant
Last Line: For thousands of years


SONG: CHABLIS ALMADEN (FOUR A.M.)       
First Line: This sprightly white wine
Last Line: Put some of her hair on his face


SONNET       
First Line: There are many places in this world
Last Line: The globe, which is now clogging up %the toilet of this star wars universe


SONNET       
First Line: Morning strides through these poems
Last Line: Just two guys struggling with a big sheet %on the stony side of the street


SORRY OLD GREEK       
First Line: Because you are
Last Line: A little reggae, too


SPACE BALTIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Far, far / in the future I see
Last Line: "... Yesh ... Yesh ... We used to call that a foot-ball..."
Subject(s): Americans


SPRING FEVER BEAR POST-HIBERNATION SONGS       
First Line: It is spring
Last Line: Not new to them now


STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER       
First Line: May it always ride in and out again
Last Line: Insistent in the night; %two people %playing accurate guitars %on this century's %twiligh tv


STILL LIFE 1       
First Line: Saw the earth going
Last Line: A somber %burger


STILL LIFE 2       
First Line: Broom: motionless
Last Line: Few ways around it


STILL LIFE 3       
First Line: Bad bad federales
Last Line: Bad bad federales


STRANGELY MOVED       
Last Line: Winter, but soon the light


SUNSET CABOOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Freight train, freight train / going so fast'
Last Line: To what is brought out of light
Subject(s): Railroads; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


TEMPUS? FUGGIT!    Poem Text    
First Line: Unbound from yonder level / of oceans of presence
Last Line: In loud formations over sound / never dim
Subject(s): Language


TERRORIST SMILES       
First Line: Opens small notebook


THAT OLD SAUNA HIGH    Poem Text    
First Line: To make the vapor bath
Last Line: All clean inside
Subject(s): Saunas


THE BEETLE WAKES UP       


THE COHERENCES    Poem Text    
First Line: For whom the
Last Line: Speech
Subject(s): Cruise Ships; Dancing & Dancers; Music, Rock; Travel; Rock & Roll; Journeys; Trips


THE CURVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Missed / due to alcohol it was
Last Line: On the other side of the ditch
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents


THE DAYS: AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: The riddles I talked in
Last Line: In words & air
Subject(s): Desire


THE DISCOVERY OF LSD A TRUE STORY       
First Line: The dose of a mere / fifty micrograms totally altered
Subject(s): Lsd (lysergic Acid


THE EMPRESS HOTEL POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Just get up / and sit down again. Then
Last Line: In the other poem.
Subject(s): Hotels; Housekeeping; Language; Rooms; Tourists; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses; Words; Vocabulary


THE FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: In the tank
Last Line: Kept them awake & talking some more
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


THE FORCE OF BEING SHE RELEASED IN HIM BEING    Poem Text    
Last Line: And a cup of mint tea with honey
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships


THE LIGHTS GOING ON IN THE ROOMS STRUNG OUT BACK THROUGH THE YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: The way / the blue room
Last Line: Your / beholder
Subject(s): Love


THE LOW BLACK SQUARE    Poem Text    
First Line: Is a table
Last Line: They're just some flowers
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Guests; Restaurants; Tables; Visiting; Cafes; Diners


THE MISSING PAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was a poem, the jittery sort
Last Line: Yearning and delight
Subject(s): Books; Poetry & Poets; Reading


THE NEW STYLE WESTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: The two horsemen
Last Line: Of living together
Subject(s): Farm Life; Rio Grande River; West (u.s.); Agriculture; Farmers; Southwest; Pacific States


THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Turn, tremble at honk
Last Line: To where road starts again
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Cities; Future Life; Labor & Laborers; Urban Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Work; Workers


THE OLDER ARTIST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Kid's written a 200-page lament
Last Line: And too many shoes.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Books; Reading


THE ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The one / long hair in my beard
Last Line: It's yours
Subject(s): Laughter


THE RED PIANO    Poem Text    
First Line: A red piano / he says
Last Line: Let us think more musical thoughts.
Subject(s): Musical Instruments; Pianos


THE RESEMBLANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hey did you see the man that looked like a camel
Last Line: Just likie a camel
Subject(s): Camels


THE WALDEN VARIATIONS; FOR ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text    
First Line: White hair
Last Line: Old sun
Subject(s): Creeley, Robert (b. 1926)


THE YEARS; I.M. CHARLES BUKOWSKI       
First Line: I met her at the west end bar. I mounted
Last Line: I was a nice guy.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Bukowski, Charles (1920-1994); Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THERE WAS NOTHING AT ALL AROUND US       
Last Line: From the days reckoned; & then, one morning


THEY DROVE CARS FAST - NEON WAS YOUNG-       
First Line: There was was there not a time
Last Line: Well izzat so %well tell me it ain't %(enter smiling young ne0imperialist critic %bearing gigantic l


THEY TREAT YOU LIKE A DOG       
Last Line: Not easy to be a good monster


THINGS TO DO AT 453 SOUTH 1300 EAST, WINTER '86       
First Line: Read ten thousand lines
Last Line: Feel gentleness invade you with the thought of her %who brought you here %& here she is no need to


THINGS TO DO IN SALZBURG    Poem Text    
First Line: Walk, alone / the narrow lane from st. Peter's
Last Line: As my father.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drinks & Drinking; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Wine


THINGS TO DO WITH LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hang out with quantum generation
Last Line: From l'oeil de ma jeanne
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


THINKING OF IL MIGLIOR FABBRO       
First Line: Miniature world tree
Last Line: & guard the mystery of the world


THREE BEAR POEMS       
First Line: Thinking of how I am always
Last Line: His mind was going so fast


THREE FOR ED SANDERS       
First Line: Cat. Item 4711. Holograph letter from edward sanders
Last Line: Where every tree's been cut for fuel


THUS WE BEGAN       
First Line: On lake titicaca
Last Line: Out large-cared lady of tiahuanaco %who went back to her star


TIC-TOC    Poem Text    
First Line: Though he looked a bit jerky
Last Line: I was reading then / ave alque vale
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Poetry & Poets; Oppenheimer, Joel (1930-1988); Orbison, Roy (1936-1988)


TIC-TOC       
First Line: Thought he looked a bit jerky
Last Line: One also much entertained %by the late great american poet %joel oppenheimer %whose 'dutiful son' %I


TIME ROCKING ON    Poem Text    
First Line: Fell far from tribe
Last Line: & raise to ear
Subject(s): Grief; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


TO BE BORN AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside my mother / I make a little fist
Last Line: "you've been forgiven"
Subject(s): Babies; Birth; Fertility; Mothers; Pregnancy; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery


TOO MUCH MONEY OR WAS IT HONEY       
First Line: The decadent aesthete deals brilliantly with the disgusting
Last Line: They're both in line for the farting rosebush award %and they are, both of them, you


TOURING       
First Line: Window of room nine
Last Line: In northfield minnesota


TREMENDOUS WIND AND RAIN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Now a resident of paradise
Subject(s): New York City; Storms


TROLL CHANTING       
First Line: Moom moom hear my call
Subject(s): Supernatural


TUMBLEWEED    Poem Text    
First Line: On 'the day of great routes'
Last Line: In the soul
Subject(s): Tumble-weeds


TURN OFF THE NEWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Anxiety gallops through chatter
Last Line: Sneeze
Subject(s): Anxiety; News


TV: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: For he is ishi the last of his tribe'
Last Line: Is yours and mine and it is late
Subject(s): Television; Tv


TV: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Funny / nazis!
Last Line: More funny nazis!
Subject(s): Nazis; Television; National Socialism; Tv


TWINS       
First Line: The twins were fighting
Last Line: To life %to death %(coeur d'alene)


TWO AFTER REVERDY       
First Line: A painting with no background at all or
Last Line: From that corner when he returned


TWO EPITAPHS       
First Line: Your friends stand around amazed
Last Line: & they both made it there %for ever now


TWO GYPSY POEMS       
First Line: Hey, god, old buddy, why did you
Last Line: For the end of summer


TWO PARTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen to me
Last Line: Puking long streams of it
Subject(s): Language; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


ULTRAISTA ONEIRIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Dream vortices broadcast / humorous din
Last Line: Bounces into unsteady calm
Subject(s): Dreams; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Nightmares; Ocean


UNIMAGINABLY SLOW HAUL BACK TO SOME EARLY MOMENTS       
Last Line: In the majority of cases


UNSPECIFIED NIGHTTIME SNACK       
Last Line: Just %enough %there


UNTIL DEATH DO US PART       
First Line: To think of them
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


UNTIL DEATH DO US PART       
First Line: To think of them
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


VALENTINE       
First Line: Good to sleep when you're tired
Last Line: I just never saw you this way before


VALID    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Having a pasaporte, how much more valid
Last Line: Tackle the razor wire!
Subject(s): Passports; Travel; Journeys; Trips


VIBRANT LONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Minutes / selves / socks
Last Line: In a cyclone of dizzy cares
Subject(s): Desire


VIENTO       
First Line: Big wind %bangs %against shoebox house
Last Line: Yet, surely this is a place %quite marked by our little quirks %one of which, 'love': an intangible


VISITORS FROM TIBET    Poem Text    
First Line: A cock signifying craving & greed
Last Line: But I tell them all gettahellouttahere! / the western way
Subject(s): Animals


VODKA: SERGEI YESENIN SPEAKING       
First Line: They drowned my puppies
Last Line: Don't take any wooden kopecks


WAITING FOR YOU AT TOUSLED STATE COLLEGE       
First Line: Black bronze, one foot high
Last Line: Here you are


WALKING CATFISH       
First Line: Here %I give you
Last Line: Bygones be bygones, & it followed us back on its strong fins


WALKING THE BEACH WITH MY DAUGHTER'S EYES & NEWS IN MY HEAD       
First Line: Smallest child fewest words
Last Line: Such flowers all over the place


WALL POEM       
First Line: The difficulties are great
Last Line: The difficulties are awful


WAS THAT REALLY A SONNET?    Poem Text    
First Line: Human being' / has government
Last Line: Compared to natural flutter
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


WASP SEX MYTH (ONE)    Poem Text    
First Line: When he comes home at night
Subject(s): Modern Man


WASP SEX MYTH (ONE)       
First Line: When he comes home at night
Last Line: He has too many at home
Subject(s): Modern Man


WASP SEX MYTH (TWO)       
First Line: Ted & marge had been married eight years. The first three, ted was insane
Subject(s): Modern Man


WASP SEX MYTH (TWO)       
First Line: Ted & marge had been married eight years. The first three, ted was insane
Last Line: He let marge up only long enough to get food & drink occasionally
Subject(s): Modern Man


WAVE MOTION GREEN AS TEXT       
Last Line: Rapidamente siempre rapidamente


WAY       
First Line: The way you got to be the way you were
Last Line: For the other big old notion %'the now' %as in right now %asyou just were right then


WEBERN       
First Line: Switch off the light
Last Line: & the hand %still moving


WEST IS LEFT ON THE MAP       
First Line: Wee terrible human race
Last Line: With you, a thousand years would not be long enough


WESTERN THOUGHT       
First Line: Whatever %grabs our attention
Last Line: Grazing there in the aisles %with relative ease quite peaceful digging it all %three seconds at a ti


WHAT HAPPENED TO A YOUNG MAN IN A PLACE WHERE HE TURNED       
First Line: No sleep for twelve days
Last Line: (white mountain apache)


WHERE IF NOT HERE', SELS       
First Line: After a third go-around with the emperor now it's don pablo
Last Line: And the fact that 'questo' does not mean 'quest'


WHERE WAS IT I    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Identity


WHEREVER THERE IS A HOLE       
Last Line: Uncommitted %avantgardist


WHO WALK BY       
Last Line: To hear %that tune


WHO WROTE THIS       
First Line: When we were little poets
Last Line: (& that was first written %by munro leaf %author of ferdinand the bull %a great poem


WILD WEST WORKSHOP POEM       
First Line: When after muchos anos
Last Line: Whenever we get a chance


WINGS OVER MAXIMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: 51 pegasus a sun
Last Line: "& her name was solitaire"
Subject(s): Absence; Solitude


WORDIES APRIL 1990       
First Line: Abundance %dances: %warhol's rex sphinx lenin
Last Line: A stage for salomech abundance %&and lenin's red sphinx head


WORDS FOR JOE CARDARELLI       
First Line: Gone? Suddenly %gone? Just a moment ago
Last Line: Once we got going


WORDSWORTH BRIEFLY REVISITED       
First Line: Do you behold these sleep & lofty cliffs
Last Line: & all its aching joys are now no more %as slips the book from hand to floor


WORLD WORLD WORLD       
First Line: For a fistful of dollars
Last Line: Inventor of the lightshow %continues with us %a beam in the system


WRECK       
First Line: It became clear to him
Last Line: A middle & an end


WRONG CHANNEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Old ez / more prophetic than he knew
Last Line: Future planet / needs good tyrants
Subject(s): Tyranny & Tyrants


WRONG CHANNEL       
First Line: Old ez %more prophetic than he knew
Last Line: Needs good tyrants


YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Three times as many of you
Last Line: As when I was born
Subject(s): Babies; Birth; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery


YOUNG VOICE       
First Line: That's it we've had it
Last Line: We write for our compadres %in the last chance saloon of the universe %but no no that's not it eithe


YOUR FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: He said this
Last Line: Until the next try
Subject(s): Friendship


YOUR TURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Dewdrop ode sweet licks
Last Line: Make neurons dance in world muse impulse book
Subject(s): Cities; Melodies; Music & Musicians; Urban Life


ZOOMING; FOR TOM RAWORTH    Poem Text    
First Line: She looked on him and
Last Line: As yet unaware of its horrendous designs
Subject(s): Romance