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Author: JORDAN, JUDY
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Jordan, Judy    Poet's Biography
19 poems available by this author


A SHORT DROP TO NOTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: I can't say what of this day or its lack
Last Line: Tugs the evening over this darkening land
Subject(s): Waiting


A TASTE FOR FALLING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Maybe it was the cold pulling through darkness stippled on darkness
Last Line: A taste for falling, from which I never wake
Subject(s): Disappointment; Dreams; Nightmares


AT WINTER'S EDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hard to imagine the creek without this luxury of destruction
Last Line: The privet is doomed
Subject(s): Winter; Dams


CAROLINA GHOST WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: A crow calls and the sunset is smeared into questions
Subject(s): Birds


CAROLINA GHOST WOODS       
First Line: A crow calls and the sunset is smeared into questions
Last Line: Because somewhere a bird clutches the scrap of my name
Subject(s): Birds


ELEGY       
First Line: With the night comes the smell of owls, the blood and feces
Last Line: And the snails shudder back inside themselves


HELP ME TO SALT, HELP ME TO SORROW    Poem Text    
First Line: In the moon-fade and the sunís puppy breath
Last Line: Give them to me
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Family Life; Relatives


IN THE 25TH YEAR OF MY MOTHER'S DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: When the land shifts at day's end
Last Line: Exactly like a woman beyond any words
Subject(s): Mothers; Death; Dead, The


IN THE 25TH YEAR OF MY MOTHER'S DEATH       
First Line: When the land shifts at day's end
Last Line: Exactly like a woman beyond any words


KILLING AT THE NEIGHBORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Never mind what you might think
Last Line: And I wait, shadow-breathed, to be freed
Subject(s): Murder


MOON OF HUNGER, MOON OF COYOTE HOWL    Poem Text    
First Line: Heat waves rose with gas fumes from the pump
Last Line: Earth this dark, dark star
Subject(s): Automobiles - Service Stations; African Americans; Family Life; Poverty; Gasoline Stations; Filling Stations; Automobile Repair Shops; Negroes; American Blacks; Relatives


PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: In winterís spider-eyed light strung through steam grates, the
Last Line: Lover boy & philly boy. Wanna-beís and gonna-beís
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Human Behavior; City & Town Life; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


SCATTERED PRAYERS       
First Line: Deep in the horned cave of the lacertilian winter
Last Line: Rises through the skiff's surge and strain %to hold my face between her floury hands


SIXTY CENTS COFFEE AND A QUARTER TO DANCE, SELS       
First Line: It's one of those days lost in the coin-slotted way of loss
Last Line: Oh so, so full of plates


TWO HOURS BEFORE SUNRISE       
First Line: Only he and I in the all-night deli
Last Line: And be gathered by those I can't touch, but who touch me, %-- who touch me


WALKING THE GEESE HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't know what patterns itself in their minds
Subject(s): Geese


WALKING THE GEESE HOME       
First Line: I don't know what patterns itself in their minds
Last Line: Arm in arm with nothing but the freckled wind
Subject(s): Geese


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: First light shook with ax blows to the frozen pond
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


WINTER       
First Line: First light shook with ax blows to the frozen pond
Last Line: And like sorrow, waits and will not fade
Subject(s): Ice; Winter