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Howe, Susan    Poet's Biography
287 poems available by this author


(WHITE MARBLE) LEAF FRAME SHADOW LEAF       
Last Line: Tear pages from a calendar %scatter them into sunshine and snow


365 BOYS / CLOTHED IN SCARLET       
Last Line: That stood at the front of their army


A WOMAN'S DELUSION        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Women


ACCESSIBLE PASSES ROMAN FOREST CRAGGY       
Last Line: Cord -- a long white city alba


ACT OF UNIFORMITY       
Last Line: Often a shortcut %stands for chapter


ADVANCED FROM EMDALE CABIN/TO LISNACREEVY COTTAGE NEITHER       
Last Line: Carried his webs to banbridge %could weave and read at once


AGE OF RESPLENDENT LACE       
First Line: Penelope is presented as
Last Line: Stem and clawfoot rushlight


ANCIENT OF DAYS       
Last Line: Far back in some story %heard long ago


AND IN A STAGE PLAY ALL THE PEOPLE KNOW RIGHT WEL, THAT HE       
Last Line: They cannot play their partes, they disorder they play & do themself no good


AND THIS IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR LABOR       
First Line: That the sea brake extremely at the bar
Last Line: Saw in the sand the print of savage feet


ANTIPHON / VERSICLE / &PRAYER       
Last Line: In the s %cheme of %things


ARISBE       
First Line: Phenomenology of war in the iliad %how men appear to each other when
Last Line: In hidden escape possible %one mind as what-is-not


ARRANGES AND UTTERS       
Last Line: Over-againstness at least %rigorism


ARTICULATION OF SOUND FORMS IN TIME: 2. HOPE ATHERTON'S WANDERINGS       
First Line: Prest try to set after grandmother
Last Line: These are the old home trees


AS IF ALL HISTORY WERE A PROGRESS       
Last Line: The gospel did not grasp


AS THOUGH BESIDE HERSELF       
Last Line: And she fled her ecstasies %many occasions


AT SUPPER SOWANS FINE ENOUGH TO       
Last Line: By moonlight written fact irish %only in name limestone traveller


AUDACITY OF FAVORITE CHILDREN       
Last Line: Searches the housetop in tatters


BATS ON MY WING SUGGEST TATTERS       
First Line: One anecdote I may be permitted to give here, which will somewhat
Last Line: Parading the streets with a very voluminous umbrella under each arm


BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHORSHIP CONTROVERSY       
Last Line: Behold a mirror


BLIND BLACK NIGHT       
Last Line: Ambiguous chants %and gestures


BOILED MILK WAS GREATLY       
Last Line: Patrick bronte's childhood %their guests strove well


BRIDE'S DAY       
First Line: Asleap %sleap %am welcome drifting mystery
Last Line: Eden or ebb of the sea


C*R AND SKULL ON COVERS       
Last Line: Writing ghost writing


CAME SAW WENT RUNNING TOLD       
Last Line: In the synoptic tradition mary %enters the tomb


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 1       
First Line: Vast oblong space
Last Line: Howe carrying a white flag of truce %went toward the water


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 10       
First Line: Holding hands with my skin
Last Line: Revealed two figures timidly engraved on one another


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 11       
First Line: I built a house
Last Line: A golgotha %of corpses


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 12       
First Line: Experience teaches
Last Line: Sat in the hollow %of my pillow


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 13       
First Line: The house was a model of
Last Line: Outside, the world swarmed with sorcerers


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 14       
First Line: On a day of rest
Last Line: Then I lay down and put my mouth in the dust


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 15       
First Line: The audience applauded
Last Line: Thought resumed its rigid courtesy


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 16       
First Line: If I am a mob
Last Line: That holocaust %of negative hands


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 17       
First Line: I stood bolt upright
Last Line: No footing but the waters


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 18       
First Line: The afternoon waned
Last Line: Who were raindrops %clinging to bushes


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 19       
First Line: In the 27th degree
Last Line: Seemed to be enjoying himself


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 2       
First Line: An apostle in white
Last Line: His cry of alarm %astonished everyone


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 20       
First Line: Envoy offers terms of peace
Last Line: Hidden in the fierce hearts of children


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 21       
First Line: I looked at our precise
Last Line: Migrations of immense flocks of redeemers darkened ther sky


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 22       
First Line: Anecdote of the retreat
Last Line: But is he lucky


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 23       
First Line: Here was the town once
Last Line: The glorious success of his grand enterprise %still elude him


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 3       
First Line: A council of war
Last Line: Between moaning pines %and tangled vines


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 4       
First Line: Neutrals collected bones
Last Line: Like a huge shield


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 5       
First Line: Because dreams were oracles
Last Line: We screamed our war-cry %and rushed in


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 6       
First Line: It was him
Last Line: And helped himself to me


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 7       
First Line: God is an animal figure
Last Line: And tell resurrection stories


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 8       
First Line: There on the deck, child
Last Line: I'll meet you soon -- ' he said %and vanished in the fog


CHANTING AT THE CRYSTAL SEA: 9       
First Line: We cooked trout and perch
Last Line: I kept my gun-match burning when it rained


CHARACTER WALKS ON THATCH       
Last Line: You child of atsumori old cloak %faded gown sleeve flung open


CHILDREN' I CRIED / MY WORDS FLUTTERED DOWN       
Last Line: And thanking the gods out loud


CLAIM CLOUD CUT IN TWO BY SHARPNESS       
Last Line: The wood -- the rock -- the cave


CLARIONS FROM THE KEEP TWO SHIP       
Last Line: Ror -- he -- burst -- into -- laughter


CLINGING -- TO -- THE / ALTAR -- PILLARS -- HE       
Last Line: Beneath the mute %who in monarch


CLOSED FIST WITHHOLDING AN OPEN PALM       
First Line: The great fleet of unready
Last Line: Leap for some spot where a foot may jump %and cease from falling


CONSENT IN THE HEAVENS       
Last Line: Rebels are quartered here


CONSUMABLE COMMODITY       


CONTEMPT OF THE WORLD       
Last Line: Every rational being


CORNER TO CORNER       
Last Line: In some gruff argument


COUNT HIM A MAGICIAN       
Last Line: Emptyeyed blanksmiling


CRUCIFIED BY ORDINANCE       
Last Line: Goes peers ferrets to the last %obligation


DARE I HINT AT THAT WORSE TIME WHEN, STRUNG TOGETHER       
Last Line: Inexplicable agony and misery to be a part of the dreadful thing


DEAR PARENTS / A THOUSAND LOVELY THOUGHTGS THIS SUNNY MORN       
Last Line: And sleep under frost and stars


DEAR PARENTS / I AM WRITING BY CANDLELIGHT       
Last Line: Salvages %or %savages %at the east end of the island a grea t fire


DEDICATION TO M ENOUGH       
Last Line: Come veil the thought of %I shall dress primrose


DEEPER THAN METAPHYSICS       


DENSE IN PARAMETER SPACE       
Last Line: Enlightenedly to do


DINNER SOMEWHERE       
Last Line: Pushing the dark before it


DISTANT THE GOD SUBJECT CANVAS       


DIVORCE I MANUSSION ROUND       
Last Line: Goodbye to all the little fir trees %of the future


DOMINANT IDEOLOGIES DRIFT       
Last Line: In those copies are copies


DREADFUL AT HELL       


DRIEST FACTS / OF BIBLIOGRAPHY       
Last Line: Blades blades & blades


EACH / FLOOR / HAD / ONE       
Last Line: Countryside %for %a %considerable %distance


ELECTION-VOCATION       
Last Line: Ariadne's diadem %zodiac helmet belt


EMPEROR / S BODY U       
Last Line: Mbroidered %on his sho %e


ENEMY COMING ON ROADS       
Last Line: Burning blue lights %signals of distress


ENGLAND'S BLACK TRIBUNAL: CONTAINING THE COMPLETE       
Last Line: Crown, where no disturbance can be, no disturbance in the world


ENGLELANDTS MEMORIAEL       
First Line: Tragicum theatrum actorum
Last Line: Holland hamilton capel %cromwell


ET CHAOS & PHLEGETHON       
Last Line: Harsnett's declaration %is a weapon


EVEN AFTER THE MONARCHOMACHISTS       
Last Line: Piled up syllogisms


EVERYBODY KNOWS BUT DOESN'T       
Last Line: Oh when when


EXILES WANDER / AND RETURN FROM FICTION OF FALSEHOOD       
Last Line: Age, imbecility, the walk to rat farm


FABLED FOUNDER IN DARKNESS       
Last Line: Am arrived at upper memory %eroded base on shallow step


FACE TOWARD THE COURT SILENCE       
Last Line: Fragmentary narrative enclaves


FAR -- OFF -- IN -- THE -- DREAD       
Last Line: Been open and bolted it


FINDING THE WAY FULL OF PEOPLE       
Last Line: And knows not why


FIRST DIDN'T WRITE IT       
Last Line: Of gold of thorn of glory


FIRST ENGLISH CHILD BORN IN NEW ENGLAND WAS NAMED PERE       


FIVE -- PRINCES / BURIED -- THEIR       
Last Line: Est -- of -- fortun %e


FLANK PARTIES ADVANCED.       
Last Line: We marched with drums beating and colors flying


FORBAD / E COHABIT       
Last Line: Mating with %a beast


FREQUENTLY PALACE SUPERSTITION       
Last Line: Putting footprints in the sand


GATE OF REUBEN       
Last Line: The gate of naphtali


GEN / TLE A       
Last Line: Of gr %eatne %es


GOES PEERS FERRETS TO THE LAST / OBLIGATION       
Last Line: Crucified by ordinance


GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST       
Last Line: A form and nearby form


GREEN -- CHASTE -- GAIETY -- PURETY -- SH -- INCA       
Last Line: Spinet -- stain -- clairf -- sh -- chara -- sh -- mirac


HALLUCINATED TO INFINITY       
Last Line: Walking on the sea and feeding


HE WS SEQUESTERED PURSEVANTED PLUNDERED IN DGNNRE OF REBEL       
Last Line: Aftershock of iconoclasm


HEARING OUR OARS WHERE THEIR FREED GOATSTEPS SPED       
Last Line: Clouded in the scales of a fish


HEATHEN WOMAN       
Last Line: Shifts the balance %of emphasis


HELIOPATHY       
First Line: Insofar initiand two fold invisible errand


HER DIARY SOARED ABOVE HER HOUSE       
Last Line: I think of them lying dead in their graves


HEROD -- FEVER -- ITCHIN / G -- SKIN -- PAIN -- INFLAM       
Last Line: Sent -- guards -- to %execute -- antipater


HIERARCHY, HIERARCHY!       
Last Line: Addressing a crowd %from the wrong rostrum


HOMELESS TRIBE / A GREEN-BELLIED SEA       
Last Line: To be picked up %erratic seconds ago


HOMEMADE BREAD WAS/FADGE THE RAISED SODA       
Last Line: In meal and flour was %called 'baking'


HOPE ATHERTON'S WANDERINGS, SELS.       
First Line: To kin I call the iron-woods
Last Line: Wade waist deep maidsworn men %crumbled masonry windwept hickory


HORIZON       
First Line: I am another generation
Last Line: My map is rotten and frayed with rain


HOUNDS OF / THE HUNTSMAN OF       
Last Line: Around his mouth %shines %like a star


HOW CLEARLY THIS -- AND THEY       
Last Line: Chairs seem straw in the streets


I AM GOING AWAY, WHEN HE DIRECTED MY ATTENTION TO THE KITE       
Last Line: And the wind, and so forth; but I take my chance of that


I AM NOT AFRAID TO CONFESS IT       
Last Line: Love for the work's sake


I BECOME FRIENDLY WITH MR. DICK       
Last Line: Putting some of the trouble out of his head, after it was taken off, into mine


I JOHN BRIGHT PICTURE       
Last Line: Mortal contained in


I KNEW WHAT WAR WAS       
Last Line: Gleam of a lance or helmet, heredity always smouldering


I THE FLY       
Last Line: Gullet of hook %all sky


I WANDER ABOUT AS AN EXILE       
Last Line: True submission and subjection


I WRITE AT NIGHT       


IDEA OF A BODY THE BODY       


IMMEDIATE ACTS       


IN COM / PLETE ARMOR       
Last Line: Louis leap %ed onto the b %each


IN HIS SISTER'S PAPERS       
Last Line: Saying so I name nobody


IN ITS FIRST DUMB FORM       
Last Line: Matches coughing like live things


IN THE EVANGELIST'S MIND       
Last Line: The way the shepherd the vine


IN THE HIGH QUIRE       
Last Line: In the ace of speechstone %spelling surname


IN THE PARMENIDEAN TEXT       


INTENT ITHURIEL       
Last Line: Mail dropping below %the line


INTRACTABLE ETHICAL PARADOX       
Last Line: Utter immensities whisper


INVISIBLE ANGEL CONFINED       
Last Line: A demon daring down in hieroglyph and stuttering


IS THAT THE SAME AS HELL       
Last Line: Tell lies and I will tell


ISLAND OF THE FIERCE BEAST       
Last Line: Island of the glass bridge


JOSEPH DREAMT       
Last Line: Brothers -- thre %w him in a pit


KING       
Last Line: Delight %s in war


KING OF RICHTEOUSNESS       
Last Line: Waiting for a restoration %and righteousness


LANGUAGE OF STATE SECRETS       
Last Line: Heroic virtue & fame


LAST FIRST PEOPLE       
First Line: We sailed north %it was march
Last Line: Hence a sign or token %impression or trace


LEAHISWEDDEDTOMEINTHENIGHT       
First Line: His bleary-eyed -- less
Last Line: Pillars -- was -- a -- sign %of -- being -- born


LEISURE OF THE THEORY CLASS       
First Line: No. 115 george meredith's %fountain pen given to
Last Line: Has been engaged in doing %her work for philanthropy


LIFE LA / ND FRIEND       
Last Line: Howls a wind %ow stil %iness in rooms %sombre and slo


LIGHT OF OUR DARK IS THE FRUIT OF MY WOMB       
Last Line: Are slipping out of question


LIVED PROMISCUOUS!       
Last Line: In moveable tent %s


MAGI -- TO -- THE -- RISING -- SUN       
Last Line: Of -- a -- motionless -- soul


MAN / WHOSE ONLY CLOTHING WAS HIS HAIR       
Last Line: Where the waves washed


MARK -- MAR -- HA -- FOREST -- 1 -- A -- BOUNDRY -- MANIC       
Last Line: Hearted -- land -- land -- land -- district -- boundry


MARY MANNING PRESENTS THIS/BOOK TO HER DEAR SISTER       
Last Line: Invisible she grows tired and %beside vast catacomb thebes


MAY 1ST. BORN ON FISHAMBLE STREET, DUBLIN. SECOND SON OF A       
Last Line: Respectable, incurably forlorn, in putnam's monthly magazine in new york city. It is bartleby


MELVILLE'S MARGINALIA       
Subject(s): Mangan, James Clarence (1803-1849); Melville, Herman (1819-1891); Poetry & Poets


MELVILLE'S MARGINALIA       
Subject(s): Mangan, James Clarence (1803-1849); Melville, Herman (1819-1891); Poetry And Poets


METAPHOR OF A SEA RAGING       
Last Line: We wonder under water


METAPHOR OF A STAKE       
Last Line: Fear destroys all welcome %house-arrest


MITHRAS MITHRES MITHRA       


MORNING       
Last Line: Sheet of water at the edge of woods


MOTIF OF FEAR IS MISSING       
Last Line: Some manuscripts and versions %her sadness


MUST LIE OUTSIDE THE HOUSE       
Last Line: To write against the ghost


NARRATIVE OF FINDING       
Last Line: The feeding narrative in mark


NEITHER JOHN AND JOHN HARBINGER       
First Line: In peter she is nameless
Last Line: As if all history were a progress


NESMEJANA REFLECTS THE WONDER       


NETHER JOHN AND JOHN HARBINGER       
Last Line: Some love-impelled figure


NIGHT -- AND -- THE -- PERPETRATOR       
Last Line: Hair -- 0f -- the -- hun


NO FURTHER TRACE       
Last Line: To no one without %reasons


NO MEN / AS EXPECTED       
Last Line: He is speaking %to the army


NONCONFORMIST'S MEMORIAL       
First Line: Jesus saith unto her, woman
Last Line: Lord, and that he had spoken these %things to her


NOTHING ELSE EXISTS OR NOTHING EXISTS       
Last Line: Fleece of the lamb of god %torn off


NUMEROUS SINGULARITIES       
Last Line: House and host %vanished


O / WHERE -- ERE / HE -- HE -- A       
Last Line: Yea -- order of knighthood %brim


O LORD / O LORD       
Last Line: Audpaged doe of title-page


OARSMAN, OARSMAN       
Last Line: I braided the air


ON THE LOSING SIDE       
Last Line: Love once said in her mind %enlightenedly to do


OPENING WORDS OF PATRIARCHA       
Last Line: Off the stage untruth


OUR LAW / VOCABLES / OF SHAPE OR SOUND       
Last Line: Ceremonial evolutions in the dark


OURSELF ANSWER OURSELF       


OUT OF ENCLOSURE SHE / WAS OUT OF ENCLOSURE       
Last Line: Her body trembled like a leaf


OWN POLITICAL LITERATURE       


PAST / WILL OVERTAKE       
Last Line: Defining %spheres %and %snares


PENULTIMATE REDACTOR       
Last Line: As s. John says in apocalypse


PERFECTIBILITARIANS WERE WRONG       
Last Line: My fir coat dragged behind me on the pavement


PLACE OF IMPORTANCE AS IN THE OLD DAYS       
Last Line: Summer's elegy %sunset survived


POET'S ICONOCLASM       
Last Line: A little space among herds


PRAYERS / RUN THROUGH OUT LAWS       
Last Line: & from the neighboring camp we can hear the bugle calls going all day


PREFACE       
First Line: After the critical and public failure of moby-dick and then pierre in 1851-53
Last Line: A feather on the edge of a bird's wing


PROGENY ENVISAGES PROGENY       
Last Line: Tickled the heels of even the great achilles


PYTHAGOREAN SILENCE, SELS.       


PYTHAGOREAN SILENCE: 1. PEARL HARBOR       
First Line: Buffalo %12.7.41 %(late afternoon light)
Last Line: Will we ever leave childhood together


PYTHAGOREAN SILENCE: 2. PYTHAGOREAN SILENCE       
First Line: He plodded away through drifts of ice
Last Line: Time to set our face homeward %shadow-emperor


PYTHAGOREAN SILENCE: 3       
First Line: Some particular place fleeting %and fixed particulars
Last Line: Weeds shiver and my clothes spread wide


R??CKENFIGUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Iseult stands at tintagel
Last Line: Never forever whoso move
Subject(s): Rivers


READER OF POETRY THIS BOOK       
Last Line: Legend familiar in legend %the arrow king and no king


REAL AUTHOR OF THE LIE       
Last Line: The king exactly half-face


REFUGE THE MOMENT SERENE       
Last Line: The distant hermit -- the intellection of the stars


REMEMBERED A FRAGMENT OF THE KING'S FACE       
Last Line: Remembered the squeeze of a boundry


REVOLUTIONARY IMAGINATION       


RIVER MEADOWS / DENSE DARK       
Last Line: This chapter and that %legitimate


ROOKH WHICH STRAY       
Last Line: Even in the old story %arrow ragged lallah


ROUGH MESSENGER TRUST       
Last Line: Coming from a remote field %abandoned to me


RUCKENFIGUR       
First Line: Iseult stands at tintagel %on the mid stairs between
Last Line: Lyric over us love unclothe %never forever whoso move


SALMASIUS. HIS DISSECTION       
Last Line: I am afraid of him


SCATTERING AS BEHAVIOR TOWARD RISK       
First Line: On a - suddenly...On a - was shot thro with a dyed - dyed - a soft'
Last Line: Secret fact a title given %the reviser


SCENE CALVARY THE OPEN DESTITUTE       
Last Line: I will use the bare name %christ


SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE       


SET OUT TO LEARN WHAT FEAR WAS       
Last Line: No pocket compass or notched tree


SH -- DISPEL -- IRIS -- SH -- SNOW -- SWARD -- WIDE -- HA       
Last Line: Sh -- woof -- subdued -- toward -- foliage -- free -- sh


SHE FLED FROM CONSOLATION       
Last Line: She is matron undone her hair %falling down


SHE RISES WHILE IT IS STILL DARK, TO TRACE A MILITARY       
Last Line: These little empires were settled about one hundred years after the flood


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: HALF THOUGHT THOUGHT OTHERWISE       
Last Line: Loveless and sleepless the sea


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: I KNOW I KNOW SHORT CONVICTION       
Last Line: I thought you would come away


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 1       
First Line: Battered out of isaiah
Last Line: Letting the slip out %glorious in faithfulness %reason never thought saw


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 10       
First Line: Claim foreign order
Last Line: Troublous or sadder %estranged of all strange %let my soul quell %give my soul ease


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 11       
First Line: Antic prelate treason
Last Line: Claim foreign order %plummet fetter seem %wild as lovedeath %two tell aginstself


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 12       
First Line: Strange fear of sleep
Last Line: Strange always strange %estrange that I desire %keep cover come cover


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 13       
First Line: Lies are stirring storms
Last Line: Qauiet place to stop here %who knows ever no one knows %to know unlove no forgive


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 2       
First Line: You already have brine
Last Line: I know and I do not know %non attachment dwell on nothing %peace be in this house %only his name and


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 3       
First Line: Having a great way to go
Last Line: Sometimes by the seaside %all echoes link as air %not I cannot tell what %so wanton and so all about


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 4       
First Line: Fields have vanished
Last Line: I'm free and I'm famished %and so to the irish %patrol sentinel ensigh %please feel my arms open


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 5       
First Line: The issue of legitimation
Last Line: Fluttering robes of covetous %he is incomprehensible he %makes darkness his covert


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 6       
First Line: Ages pre-supposed ages
Last Line: Fabricating senselessness %he has shattered gates %thrown open to himself


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 7       
First Line: Though lost I love
Last Line: But for the hate of it %questionless limit %unassuaged newly fledge %a counter-covenant


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 8       
First Line: Mysterious as night itself
Last Line: Language a wood for thought %over the pantomime of thought %words words night unto night


SILENCE WAGER STORIES: 9       
First Line: Drift of human mortality
Last Line: From communion of wrongdoing %doubleness amoung the nouns %ifeed and feed upon names


SILENCE WAGNER STORIES    Poem Text    
First Line: When I come to view
Last Line: Loveless and sleepless the sea


SILK / SYMBOLIC / PRAEPARATIVE       
Last Line: Cloud %soft %threada %twist


SILKWORM -- PEACOCK -- SALAMANDER       
Last Line: Wind -- cloud -- rainbow -- moon


SING -- TO -- YAHWEH -- FOR -- HE       
Last Line: Ancient -- city -- of -- jezreel


SONNETS       
First Line: Come in light variable and with calm


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS        Recitation by Author
First Line: Say that a ballad / wrapped in a ballad


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 1       
First Line: Say that a ballad %wrapped in a ballad
Last Line: Water's edge to say goodbye


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 10       
First Line: Saga of scaef %cast ashore as a stranger
Last Line: Set family name in secret form


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 11       
First Line: Ego vanished and the world
Last Line: Night dips her body back scorn


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 12       
First Line: Scientifical study of light
Last Line: Abash negation %gnashing pattern of alliteration


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 13       
First Line: Numerology of universal harmony
Last Line: Beginning how shallow sky is


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 14       
First Line: Clock that cannot compass slab
Last Line: Prophesy say to the wind


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 15       
First Line: Soul my shadow and my children
Last Line: Veiled venus and veiled nature


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 16       
First Line: Configuration of dice fortune
Last Line: Down with the bird of heaven down


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 17       
First Line: School europe
Last Line: Edged anthems shroud dread


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 18       
First Line: Durer's contemplative melancholy
Last Line: Blind destiny menacing catastrophe


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 19       
First Line: Old poet bare foothold
Last Line: Backward blind tower cold battlefront %instant


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Right or ruth / rent
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 2       
First Line: Right or ruth %rent
Last Line: Fugitive dialogue of masterwork
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 20       
First Line: Horsemen with outstretched arms %half supernatural horses
Last Line: Searchless so whispered called a breath %or breathing


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 3       
First Line: Sabbath and sweet spices
Last Line: Remembered name in quiet %remembered precepts


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 4       
First Line: Twenty lines of
Last Line: Glass face %caressing the athwart night


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 5       
First Line: Torn away from number weight
Last Line: Reaching out alone in words oh %peerless poesy


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 6       
First Line: Transgression links remembering %dark spell
Last Line: Nimble phantasma capering on a page %with antic gesture


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 7       
First Line: Human-space and night-space %metaphorical
Last Line: Pure knowledge freed from willing %fixed in fleeting


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 8       
First Line: Skeletal kin %tilt %italic lunacy
Last Line: Empty dominions beyond structure


SPEECHES AT THE BARRIERS: 9       
First Line: Passion %and intellectual articulation
Last Line: Number of times and [or, in] all things


SPHERES OF POPES MARKED RAMPARTS       
Last Line: We have been to those white clifts


STARK / QUAKE       
Last Line: In caves %my %dream %vision


STEPPING CAREFULLY AND CAUTIOUSLY       
Last Line: Pushing aside the branches


STOICS ACADEMICS PERIPATETICS       
Last Line: We plural are the speaker


STOP CLINGING TO ME       
Last Line: Here is the depth of it


SWIFTNESS DIVINATION THESE FALSE GODS       
Last Line: After winter across an empire of icy light


TEMPLE OF ISIS AT SAIS       


THAT THIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Day is a type when visible
Last Line: Age or century for a day is
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THAW / GLOW OF WINTER'S HABITATION       


THE MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: For we are here
Last Line: Bedsted. . . .& bed rope


THE NONCONFORMIST'S MEMORIAL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


THEIR: BOOK OF STELLA       
First Line: Dilapidation at erected original
Last Line: King lear act 1. %scene 1


THERE ARE NOT LEAVES ENOUGH TO CROWN TO COVER TO CROWN TO COVER       
First Line: For me there was no silence before armies
Last Line: That are anonymous, slighted-inarticulate


THIRSTY AFTER FAME       
Last Line: Mercurius politicus %melancholicus


THIS STILL HOUSE       
Last Line: Emblems gold and lead


THORN, THISTLE, APRON LEAF       
Last Line: Impaled again %in a netting of fences


THOROW (1)       
First Line: Go on the scout they say
Last Line: Themis %thou sculling me %thiefth


THOROW (2)       
First Line: During the winter and spring of 1987 I had a writer-in-residency grant
Last Line: Every name driven will be as another rivet in the machine of a universe flux


TO MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDMOTHER, WRITTEN ON A FLIGHT ...       
First Line: Caught here, in an arc
Subject(s): Mormons


TO MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDMOTHER, WRITTEN ON A FLIGHT ...       
First Line: Caught here, in an arc
Last Line: Through which I see you. Sunlight where we both dwell
Subject(s): Mormons


TUNING THE SKY       
First Line: Oblivious window of quiet %closing
Last Line: Run level %hop lob


TWO POEMS FOR H.D. 1886/1986       
First Line: Site of old shekomeko


UTMOST / LIGHT / MOTE       
Last Line: Eyes -- up %to %fire


VENGENCE MUST BE       


VIEW OF MAGISTERIAL AUTHORITY       
Last Line: Fanatical swift moving authority


VOICES OF CHILDREN       
Last Line: Through elm, moon, elf, soar %wife


WATER CAPTIVE / VALLEY IN THE SHADOW OF MY HAND       
Last Line: I the fly %gullet here %water captive


WE ENTER THE ANCIENT TOWN OF SWORDS, CONSISTING OF A LONG       
Last Line: Taken and sacked by o'melaghlin, king of meath


WE THAT WERE WOOD       
Last Line: Bride be my bow my lyre my quiver


WERE PROTESTANT DISSENTERS       
Last Line: I cannot hear your wandering prayer %of quiet


WHAT'S IN A LAKE?       
Last Line: If only this or that would happen


WHEN NIGHT CAME ON       
Last Line: Isled on all removes %when night came on


WHETHER THE WORDS BE A COMMAND       
Last Line: All other peace -- effectual crucifying knowledge


WHITE FOOLSCAP: BOOK OF CORDELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Heroine in ass-skin / mouthing o helpful
Subject(s): Language Poetry


WHITE FOOLSCAP: BOOK OF CORDELIA       
First Line: Heroine in ass-skin %mouthing o helpful
Last Line: Ifor I %haveaten %it a %way
Subject(s): Language Poetry


WHO / WHITEWASHED EPOCH       
Last Line: In the castle, doors open like beggars


WHO IS NOT A WILD ENTHUSIAST       
Last Line: As a bird before any


WILD AND TAME / ARE BORN       
Last Line: Give hand, bow %traverse to partner


WOMAN WHOSE BREASTS       
Last Line: Her head had been cut off


WORN OUT MAN       
Last Line: As the trees in the forest %against white snow


ZINGIS FILLED / NINE SACKS       
Last Line: Passed the d %anube on ice



Howe, Susan Elizabeth   
47 poems available by this author


ALTERNATIVES TO WINTER       
First Line: One bitter dawn, walk
Last Line: To tether him, guide him back


ANOTHER AUTUMN       
First Line: This pear is the shape of my womb
Last Line: Crosswise, through the heart


APPETITES       
First Line: When I was fifteen, my thighs pale
Last Line: Muttering pork chop, pork chop


ARCHANGEL       
First Line: Stone spirit
Last Line: The physics of sunrise


BIG TRADITION       
First Line: When you marry into this family


COMING TO BIRTH       
First Line: I imagine those above us
Last Line: To the delicious breast


DEATH OF A GUPPY       
First Line: It was all
Last Line: Food I have %yes, eaten


DEEP CANYON, LATE NIGHT       
First Line: When my husband drives the dark
Last Line: To point out the safest way home


DEER PASS THROUGH THE DUSK       
First Line: Like old memories- %half-imagined, half-real
Last Line: Toward evening %but the shadow's substance


DOGS OF RARAMOUCHI       
First Line: Carina, negro, and lobo, the girl calls them
Last Line: In four directions. Believe it. Don't ask %the source of our velvet excess


FEEDING       
First Line: I am walking my puppy
Last Line: Shiver, exposed, blind-sided %by a swift, keen hunger


FIGHTING WITH MY MOTHER       
First Line: My mother, riding
Last Line: Sometimes it is


FLYING AT NIGHT       
First Line: Although we are putting it off
Last Line: There are forces building up


FREAK ACCIDENT CLAIMS RHINO       
First Line: She blundered to her death, like a woman
Last Line: To the body -- heave and throe %heave and throe


GIRL WITH THE MANDOLIN       
First Line: When you see the painting she comes
Last Line: Too young to refuse or give permission


IN THE CEMETERY, STUDYING EMBRYOS       
First Line: The dead around here
Last Line: Translucent and budding, curl up
Subject(s): Cemeteries


INSOMNIAC       
First Line: The serial killer
Last Line: To live out my life


LARGE, AMERICAN GALLINACEOUS BIRD'       
First Line: Think of the turkeys in the turkey sheds
Last Line: Guests with what sounds like the welcome %pitiful, pitiful, pitiful


LESSONS OF EROSION       
First Line: To hike to the spires, you climb
Last Line: Than how the land needs you, %saliva, blood, bile


LETTER TO MY HUSBAND, SENT FROM IRELAND       
First Line: You would like this kitchen-it tilts
Last Line: In which the wasp died


LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD: THE STATUE HAS HER SAY       
First Line: Men are always doing it -- conceiving
Last Line: Always going numb
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


MANTIS       
First Line: Leaf and stick, stick-brown
Last Line: Five inches long, every day growing


MARY KEEPS ALL THESE THINGS       
First Line: I stir the innkeeper's sympathy
Last Line: Of this small and brilliant life


MOUNTAIN PSALM       
First Line: We didn't come here to pray
Last Line: In the clean moment, on the legitimate rock


MOUNTAINS BEHIND HER       
First Line: When she appears %there are always mountains behind her
Last Line: As for the others, the narrator reports, %they never reach the summit
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


NIGHT JOGGING IN THE CITY       
First Line: No stars, but there is weather
Last Line: Somebody's womb against time


NOR AM I WHO I WAS THEN       
First Line: Far north in the county
Last Line: Of my imagination


ON LOSING MY CAMERA BELOW DEAD HORSE POINT       
First Line: I would really like to know
Last Line: Hope for, what I already love


PALEONTOLOGIST WITH AN EAR INFECTION       
First Line: I am hearing through my bones
Last Line: Of the mortal fights its way out and in


PILL ON THE CARPET       
First Line: I pick it up outside the restroom door
Last Line: For the woe that is in life'


REAL THING       
First Line: Strawberry days, summer festival
Last Line: The win-a-glass crystal cup


SEXUAL EVOLUTION       
First Line: We live on the bottom
Last Line: The surface, washed themselves up


SOPHIA WHISPERS       
First Line: Just before dawn you lie on a cot
Last Line: In this tension between wave and sky, this balanced %surfacethat always proceeds from depth


STOLEN TELEVISION SET       
First Line: At the seaview retirement home, the elderly
Last Line: Throb of comfort like a dark, first home


SUMMER DAYS, A PAINTING BY GEORGIA O'KEEFFE       
First Line: The skull of an elk is the center -- parched, cleaned
Last Line: Eyeless sockets and the silent, imminent skull
Subject(s): Mormons


TELEPHONING CHINA       
First Line: Is an act of faith: trust enough numbers
Last Line: A thin, wavering arc over the world


THINGS IN THE NIGHT SKY       
First Line: First the deepening of elements we long for
Last Line: Receiving infinite differences %dark centers of bright stars
Subject(s): Mormons


TIGER EATING A EUROPEAN       
First Line: Most exquisite toy, whimsey and revenge
Last Line: Makes the tiger growl, the european scream


TO A RECREATIONAL PARACHUTIST       
First Line: Humans imagined flight
Last Line: And the great bloom %of the earth, rising


TO MY BROTHER IN HIS CASKET       
First Line: Across the vast distance of the funeral
Last Line: Nor what it was that I had hoped to know


TO THE MAKER OF THESE PETROGLYPHS       
First Line: Chipping your lines into stone
Last Line: And show a people shattered %never whole


WE LIVE IN THE ROADSIDE MOTEL       
First Line: Five days in elko in january
Last Line: Where soft things with tender %bellies can hide out


WHAT TAKES THE PLACE OF THE BODY       
First Line: A widow, she trusts her house
Last Line: On her children and herself


WHY I AM A WITCH       
First Line: Because each october the maple in the field


WISDOM OF THE PYROTECHNICIAN       
First Line: Bombs are the biggest
Last Line: But sheltered his sleeping son


WOMAN WHOSE BROOCH I STOLE       
First Line: She hadn't hoped to be lifted after passing
Last Line: Coming through in pink glitter and gold
Subject(s): Mormons


YOUR LUCK IS ABOUT TO CHANGE'       
First Line: Ominous inscrutable chinese news
Last Line: Then savor the newborn babe
Subject(s): Christmas; Fortune Tellers; Luck