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Author: HOWARD, RICHARD
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Howard, Richard    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Howard, Joseph
118 poems available by this author


1801: AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE ENVOY TO CONSTANTINOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: May it please lord elgin, earl of kincardine,
Last Line: Yours, &c. / philippe-jacques de loutherbourg
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


1851: A MESSAGE TO DENMARK HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: My dearest father, it is the year's first day
Last Line: Gone now as all must go. Your loving son, / john
Subject(s): Ruskin, John (1819-1900); Italy; Loss; Italians


209 CANAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Not hell but a street, not
Last Line: Like a mouth to open wider after hours
Subject(s): Card Games; Playing Cards


A LOST ART    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no ceremony to stand on
Last Line: Looting of the zacharoff residence …
Subject(s): Suleiman The Magnificent (1495-1566); Taxidermy & Taxidermists


A PHENOMENON OF NATURE: 1898    Poem Text    
First Line: How long, o capriped? How long, sophie
Last Line: Slowly now, my dear: we shall be safe
Subject(s): Man-female Relationships


AFTER 65    Poem Text    
First Line: The tragedy, colette said, is that one
Variant Title(s): At 65
Subject(s): Aging


AFTER HORACE: ODES IV, 1       
First Line: So it's war again, venus
Last Line: Chase you endlessly across %the field of mars, into the swirling tiber?


AFTER-DINNER SPEECH       
First Line: Signori, you have my gratitude for %the signal honor
Last Line: Much that is missing. Signori, adieu!


AGAIN FOR HEPHAISTOS, THE LAST TIME       
First Line: What do we share with the past?
Subject(s): Homosexuality


AGREEMENT WITH SIR CHARLES SEDLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Accommodating love with something still
Last Line: And timbre – somewhat louder – of a man
Subject(s): Sedley, Sir Charles (1639-1701)


ALWAYS WITH YOU       
First Line: Canicule, and the first word you have had


AMONG THE MISSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Know me? I am the ghost of gansevoort pier
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


AMONG THE MISSING       
First Line: Know me? I am the ghost of gansevoort pier
Last Line: Disclosures of the kind I do so well, %I with the other ghosts am laid at last
Subject(s): Cities; New York City


AND TELL SAD STORIES       
First Line: Many of us, inexorably
Last Line: The text impersonates the author. Your absence %remains a mode of creating life


ANOTHER TRANSLATOR    Poem Text    
First Line: The first one just happened to be there, a little like
Last Line: Ma cherie, is pronounced “hap-pi-ness”
Subject(s): De Gaulle, Yvonne (1900-1979); Language; Translating & Interpreting; Words; Vocabulary


ANOTHER TRANSLATOR       
First Line: The first one just happened to be there, a little like
Last Line: Ma cherie, is pronounced 'hap-pi-ness'


APOTROPAIST       
First Line: On corfu, a digest of touristic scenery
Last Line: Of refusing, this life that is not the picture %but the depicting


AT THE MONUMENT TO PIERRE LOUYS       
First Line: Sage nor saint nor soldier - these were not
Last Line: I read you, mon semblable, mon pierre!


AUBADE: DONNA ANNA TO JUAN, STILL ASLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: The window pales, and by its paltry light
Last Line: The unspeakable god
Subject(s): Love


AUTHOR OF CHRISTINE       
First Line: Often waking %before the sun decreed the kind of day
Last Line: That would be christine, his novel, and %christine be him


AVARICE, 1849: A DISTRACTION       
First Line: My dear balzac, you must remain quite still
Last Line: I must have myself. Nadar, the going rate?


BEATIFICATION       
First Line: Bagan with 'a moral tale though gay,' as bold
Last Line: Lonliness. The yound duke's dressing table, %a map of eden


BONNARD: A NOVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: The tea party at le cannet. Just as we arrived it began
Subject(s): Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947)


BONNARD: A NOVEL       
First Line: The tea party at le cannet. Just as we arrived it began
Last Line: Once home, we shall have a little supper party of lucie's fresh-picked morels
Subject(s): Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947)


CHARLES GARNIER    Poem Text    
First Line: If no one had heard of you, it was hardly
Last Line: Of a very brave ram, cornered but not cowed
Subject(s): Garnier, Charles (1825-1898); Architecture & Architects


COLORED STONES       
First Line: Marble,' said the guide, 'a marble mount'


COMPULSIVE QUALIFICATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Richard, may I ask a question? What is an episteme?
Last Line: A god being crucified
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Language; Words; Vocabulary


CONCERNING K       
First Line: Not one breath. Even the flags had ... Flagged


CREPUSCULAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Late in the afternoon the light
Last Line: Max and I know this too: it will be night
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


CREPUSCULAR       
First Line: Late in the afternoon the light
Last Line: Max and I know this too: it will be night


DISCLAIMERS       
First Line: The text of bach's st. John passion, performed tonight unabridged
Last Line: Which has already outlawed tobacco and may soon prohibit meat


DOROTHEA TANNING'S COUSINS    Poem Text    
First Line: She came to him in dreams, as he to her
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


DOROTHEA TANNING'S COUSINS       
First Line: She came to him in dreams, as he to her
Last Line: What lovers need friends?
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love


EUGENE DELACROIX: MOORISH CONVERSATION, 1832       
First Line: Don't look now (I said don't look!
Last Line: Mustapha might as well be blind!


EVEN IN PARIS       
First Line: Dear roderick


FAMED DANCER DIES OF PHOSPHORUS POISONING    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear professor - no, my dear madame
Last Line: L. Fuller, or as they call me here, la loie
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


FAMED DANCER DIES OF PHOSPHORUS POISONING       
First Line: Dear professor - no, my dear madame


FAMILY VALUES: 1       
First Line: He was an early riser, four o'clock
Last Line: Before his works doing him no honor


FAMILY VALUES: 2       
First Line: ...While yet a little sight remained, when late
Last Line: I shall have given willingly my eyes %their long holiday


FAMILY VALUES: 3       
First Line: I leave the garden, as a woman must
Last Line: Yields to his certain steps. The path is clear. %father, duty's done


FAMILY VALUES: 4       
First Line: So there it is. And there we are. Good lord
Last Line: Art-works listed among the library's %permanent holdings


FAMILY VALUES: 5       
First Line: Dear professor nicolson, would you be
Last Line: Again, for this experience. Good bye, %mr. Levy. Down!


FAR CRY AFTER A CLOSE CALL       
First Line: Nuns, his neices, bring the priest in the next
Last Line: Man is mad as the body %is sick, by nature


FOR JAMES BOATWRIGHT       
First Line: Behold the depths to which we are undone!


FOR MATTHEW WARD, 1951-90       
First Line: Out of the doorway, on a soho street
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Illness


FOR MATTHEW WARD, 1951-90       
First Line: Out of the doorway, on a soho street
Last Line: That is all I have of you and all %a love deserves
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness


FOR MONA VAN DUYN, GOING ON       
First Line: Blacking out, we say: but it was more like
Last Line: Until the next time


FOR ROBERT PHELPS, DEAD AT 66       
First Line: The times reports six years in elyria


FOREIGNER REMEMBERED BY A LOCAL MAN       
First Line: Fuseli! I fancied the floor would tumble doen


FRESHWATER: AN IDYLL    Poem Text    
First Line: A storm is coming, but the clouds are still
Last Line: Surrenders to the storm at fishwater
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FURTHER ECHOES OF THE LATE LORD LEIGHTON       
First Line: Ach, the women! Worse, the wives. And widows worst of all
Last Line: Official. The queen had signed


FURTHER TRIANGULATIONS       
First Line: I've almost finished papering the whole
Last Line: (and probably unstick your letters too)


GERMAN ROMANTICS I       
First Line: Higgledy-piggledy %friedrich von hardenberg
Last Line: Blue mignonette and a %mariage blanc


GERMAN ROMANTICS II       
First Line: Higgledy-piggledy %joseph von eichendorff
Last Line: Must have convinced him that %life is a dream


GERMAN ROMANTICS III       
First Line: Higgledy-piggledy %hugo von hofmannsthal
Last Line: Hapsburgerfsschicksalslied -- %calls me and died


GIOVANNI DA FIESOLE ON THE SUBLIME, OR FRA ANGELICO'S 'LAST JUDGMENT'    Poem Text    
First Line: How to behold what cannot be held?
Subject(s): Angelico, Fra (1400-1455); Art & Artists; Paintings & Painters; Guido Di Pietro


GIOVANNI DA FIESOLE ON THE SUBLIME, OR FRA ANGELICO'S 'LAST JUDGMENT'       
First Line: How to behold what cannot be held?
Last Line: Witness, we judge ourselves, raise your hands
Subject(s): Angelico, Fra (1400-1455); Art And Artists; Paintings And Painters


HENRI FANTIN-LATOUR: UN COIN DE TABLE, 1873       
First Line: All those men have gone. Over a year
Last Line: Of rhododendron...This life...This art


HOMAGE TO ANTONIO CANALETTO       
First Line: The operas for which he made designs
Last Line: Under his eye, proudly informs us: 'done %without spectacles. %a. Canaletto'


HOWARD'S WAY       
First Line: Mon cher maitre, could even you have mastered


IN LOCO PARENTIS, 1963       
First Line: Not now, charles. Just leave the wine
Last Line: Begin today? Charles, cancel the souffle


INFIRMITIES       
First Line: No use having an executor, horace traubel
Last Line: Nothing to do with me... %good-night, horace. Leave a lamp


JOB INTERVIEW       
First Line: The question, monsieur gracq advised, had best
Last Line: Criticism will be love, or will not be


KNOWING WHEN TO STOP       
First Line: ...Destroy the dogs, highness?
Last Line: And hate in object relations' to kiss %my master farewell


L'INVITATION AU VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wandering with you the shore
Subject(s): Love


L'INVITATION AU VOYAGE       
First Line: Wandering with you the shore
Last Line: You answer in a trance, 'I never dream.'
Subject(s): Love


LANDED: A VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: See how the brown kelp withers in air
Subject(s): Kelp; Language; Words; Vocabulary


LEE KRASNER: PORCELAIN, A COLLAGE       
First Line: Take it down tear it up turn it over make
Last Line: Allowed. You decided once again to paint


LES TRAVAUX D'ALEXANDRE       
First Line: My dear magritte, I'm glad to be in touch
Last Line: And wonders had to cease. Wherefore these tears


LIKE MOST REVELATIONS; AFTER MORRIS LOUIS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the movement that incites the form
Subject(s): Louis, Morris (1912-1962); Paintings & Painters


LIKE MOST REVELATIONS; AFTER MORRIS LOUIS       
First Line: It is the movement that incites the form
Last Line: It is the movement that creates the form
Subject(s): Louis, Morris (1912-1962); Paintings And Painters


LOST ART; VIENNA, 1805       
First Line: There is no ceremony to stand on
Last Line: And later vanished in the deplorable %looting of the zacharo ff residence


LOVE WHICH ALTERS       
First Line: During the summer months of 1912


LOVER SHOWETH WHEREFORE HE IS ABANDONED OF THE BELOVED HE SOMETIME       
First Line: Tonight (the moonless kind
Last Line: We shall never go
Subject(s): Love


MAN WHO BEAT UP HOMOSEXUALS REPORTED TO HAVE AIDS VIRUS    Poem Text    
First Line: To the new york times: your health editor
Subject(s): Aids (disease); New York Times (newspaper); Sickness; Illness


MAN WHO BEAT UP HOMOSEXUALS REPORTED TO HAVE AIDS VIRUS       
First Line: To the new york times: your health editor
Last Line: The nurse has just come in with another %delicious concoction. The social-worker %awaits... (name wi
Subject(s): Aids (disease); New York Times (newspaper); Sickness


MANATEE       
First Line: She never took much credit for 'the moose'
Last Line: Proud to share the comedy with today


MAY 26 1969: THE GRIEVANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: No one dies. That is all we can say for certain
Last Line: Which lies beyond our tears. We are not reduced
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


MRS. EDEN IN TOWN FOR THE DAY       
First Line: Sorry I'm late. I had to drive way out of my
Last Line: Moose dikdik gazelle caribou hartebeest gnu


MY LAST HUSTLER    Poem Text    
First Line: When 'brad' is lying naked, or rather naked is lying
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MY LAST HUSTLER       
First Line: When 'brad' is lying naked, or rather naked is lying
Last Line: Is the sudden absolute knowledge brad would rather be dead
Subject(s): Homosexuality


NADAR    Poem Text    
First Line: You will be obscured by a cloud of postures
Last Line: Future classics, leaving us to enlarge on what cannot be divided, individuals
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Nadar [gaspar Tournachon] (1820-1910); Portraits


NADAR       
First Line: You will be obscured by a cloud of postures
Last Line: What cannot be divided, individuals
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Nadar [gaspar Tournachon] (1820-1910); Portraits


NIKOLAUS MARDRUZ TO HIS MASTER FERDINAND, COUNT OF TYROL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My lord recalls ferrara? How walls
Subject(s): Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Ferrara, Italy; Poetry & Poets


NIKOLAUS MARDRUZ TO HIS MASTER FERDINAND, COUNT OF TYROL       
First Line: My lord recalls ferrara? How walls
Last Line: To ferrara as to the world
Subject(s): Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Ferrara, Italy; Poetry And Poets


ORACLES       
First Line: Not here. I must be out of the wind


OUR SPRING TRIP       
First Line: Dear mrs. Masters, hi from the fifth-grade class
Last Line: Chicken-size dinosaurs in the great hall, and %where they really are


OYSTERING    Poem Text    
First Line: Secret they are, sealed, annealed, and brainless
Subject(s): Oysters


OYSTERING       
First Line: Secret they are, sealed, annealed, and brainless
Subject(s): Oysters


PASTORAL REMAINS (HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED) FROM THE RECTORY       
First Line: Last night I looked out before
Last Line: Between what has been and what %has never been? None that I can tell


POEM BEGINNING WITH A LINE BY ISADORA DUNCAN       
First Line: The third time I resisted d'annunzio


PORTRAIT IN PASTEL OF THE VOLUNTEER FRIEDRICH-AUGUST KLAATSCH, 1813       
First Line: Little is known about this volunteer
Last Line: Unsmiling acquiescence which is the whole %seduction of mars
Subject(s): Army - Germany; Soldiers


RICHARD, WHAT'S THAT NOISE?    Poem Text    
First Line: No daydream: my invitation to the voyage
Last Line: Grudge the midnight's easy gift
Subject(s): Travel; Italy; Journeys; Trips; Italians


SECULAR GAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Levin, on his way to kitty's love
Last Line: But unlike god in heaven, come and go
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


SIBYL OF 1979       
First Line: The river lay white that afternoon, the highway too
Last Line: Music from as late as the tenth century?...My offering


SILENCES [OR, MEASURE FOR MEASURE]       
First Line: Dear helen, dear karl, %I have your letter
Last Line: Best words rather than mine, to his (and your) %taciturn anna


SORCERER'S APPRENTICE       
First Line: And in your absence, maestro, came to pass


STITCHING IN TIME: DOROTHY RUDDICK       
First Line: Remember that day on the beach, remember


TABLE OF GREEN FIELDS: RICHARD UPTON'S CORTONA LANDSCAPES       
First Line: My intention to forget was neither
Last Line: To forget?) half my life: resurrection %of the earth in me


THE DEMOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Of course there has to be a reason, doctor
Last Line: We must begin all over …
Subject(s): Time


THE DIFFERENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking at you
Last Line: My body a foreign house, yours home
Subject(s): Perception; Relationships


TO A FRIEND CONTEMPLATING HER BIOGRAPHY OF HAWTHORNE       
First Line: We were not, it is true, so well acquainted
Last Line: Matters more important than literature


TO A LIBRETTIST AT LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Frequently an oracle will speak
Subject(s): Errors; Mistakes; Fallacies


TO A LIBRETTIST AT LIBERTY       
First Line: Frequently an oracle will speak
Last Line: Blind faith is the only kind, %you'll see: emilia goes to the wall


TO THE TENTH MUSE: A RECOMMENDATION       
First Line: Individual
Last Line: Now that she is past changing here, with us, ma'am, %I leave it to you


TRIANGULATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Months of mute resentment, and now you mail
Last Line: You'll see: emilia goes to the wall …
Subject(s): Divorce


TRIANGULATIONS       
First Line: Months of mute resentment, and now you mail


TWAIN MEETING: ANXIETIES       
First Line: The sound of the kanji character for death
Last Line: Yasuko walk away? Was mrs uemura %flustered or amused?


TWAIN MEETING: EXHIBITION       
First Line: New and enormous, tokyo city hall
Last Line: Wondering who had been humbled: banzai!


TWAIN MEETING: THE INTIMATE ART OF THE LITTLE PAPER COSTUME       
First Line: Read the instructions first. Then
Last Line: And principles of japanese design


TWAIN MEETING: TOKYO, 1992       
First Line: A priest leads us into the inner court
Last Line: Starts an argument with his new boyfriend


VENETIAN INTERIOR, 1889    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand to one side. No, over here with me:
Last Line: But only that we yield. And we yield
Subject(s): Browning, Pen (1849-1912); Paintings & Painters; Jews; Judaism


VENETIAN INTERIOR, 1889       
First Line: Stand to one side. No, over here with me
Last Line: But only that we yield. And we yield


VICTOR VANQUISHED       
First Line: At the going rate, your body gave you
Last Line: Life in general is, or ought to be, %as crusoe said, one universal act %of solitude. You made it dea


VISITATIONS       
First Line: You are my last hope, doctor
Last Line: I hope you will take it as no mere %formality if I say wiede rseh'n as well...?


WHAT WORD DID THE GREEKS HAVE FOR IT?       
First Line: Tendered by professor ames, tidings from
Last Line: With a sigh, the unconsenting spirits %flee to the welcoming shades
Subject(s): Homosexuality


WILDFLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it raining, mary, can you see?
Subject(s): Oysters


WILDFLOWERS       
First Line: Is it raining, mary, can you see?
Subject(s): Oysters