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Author: KAUFMAN, BOB
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Kaufman, Bob    Poet's Biography
121 poems available by this author


A TERROR IS MORE CERTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A terror is more certain than all the rare desirable popular songs I
Last Line: Fuck on t.V. & all those cowboys watching
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States; Poetry & Poets


ABOMUNIST MANIFESTO    Poem Text    
First Line: Abomunists join nothing but their hands or legs
Last Line: Abomunists reject everything except snowmen
Subject(s): Social Commentary


ABOMUNIST MANIFESTO       
First Line: Abomunists join nothing but their hands or legs, %or other same
Last Line: Abomunists reject everything except snowmen


AFRICAN DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: In black core of night, it explodes
Last Line: Green screams enfold my night
Subject(s): Africa; Dreams; Nightmares


AFRICAN DREAM       
First Line: In black core of night, it explodes
Last Line: Green screams enfold my night


AFTERWARDS, THEY SHALL DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the city of st. Francis they have taken down the statue of st. Francis,
Last Line: The-foot song, drinking cool beatitudes
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AFTERWARDS, THEY SHALL DANCE       
First Line: In the city of st. Francis they have taken down the statue
Last Line: The foot song, drinking cool beatitudes


ALIEN WINDS       
First Line: Alien winds sweeping the highway
Last Line: Crying to paint me blue, in the california %afternoon


ALL THOSE SHIPS THAT NEVER SAILED       
Last Line: And make every jew %her lover


ANCIENT RAIN       
First Line: At the illusion world that has come into existence of world that exists
Last Line: Great sun of the center


BAGEL SHOP JAZZ    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Shadow people, projected on coffee-shop walls
Last Line: Brief, beautiful shadows, burned on walls of night
Subject(s): Americans; Jazz; Music & Musicians; United States; America


BAGEL SHOP JAZZ       
First Line: Shadow people, projected on coffee-shop walls
Last Line: Brief, beautiful shadows, burned on walls of night
Subject(s): Americans; Jazz; Music And Musicians; United States


BATTLE REPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: One thousand saxophones infiltrate the city
Last Line: The city falls.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


BELIEVE, BELIEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Believe in this. Young apple seeds
Last Line: Rising above the mushroom time
Subject(s): Social Commentary; Music & Musicians; Materialism; War


BELIEVE, BELIEVE       
First Line: Believe in this. Young apple seeds
Last Line: Rising above the mushroom time


BENEDICTION       
First Line: Pale brown moses went down to egypt land
Last Line: You must have been great %alive


BIGGEST FISHERMAN       
First Line: Singular prints filed along damp banks
Last Line: Baked by fissioning waves of newly glowing fish


BIRD WITH PAINTED WINGS       
First Line: Monet whispered softly
Last Line: Eat it all, %die!


BLUE O'CLOCK       
First Line: Seven floating lead moons
Last Line: Revealing our pains %to each


BLUE SLANTED INTO BLUENESS       
First Line: No sebastian, not again, nor a first time either
Last Line: Bleeding themselves or others


BLUES NOTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ray charles is the black wind of kilimanjaro
Subject(s): African Americans - Song & Music; Charles, Ray (b. 1930)


BLUES NOTE       
First Line: Ray charles is the black wind of kilimanjaro
Last Line: Ray charles is a dangerous man ('way cross town), %and I love him
Subject(s): African Americans - Song And Music; Charles, Ray (b. 1930)


BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE       
Last Line: I must find my motives


CARL CHESSMAN INTERVIEWS THE P.T.A.       
First Line: Carl chessman is in sickly california writing death threats to the
Last Line: I am glad now, sad now, home, in time for the murder, %guilty california is quiet


CAT IS SLEEPING ON A POEM       
First Line: A lady cigarette fixed in the ash trays of history
Last Line: And lived happily ever after


CELESTIAL HOBO    Poem Text    
First Line: For every remembered dream
Last Line: There never was a night that ended / or began
Subject(s): Dreams


CINCOPHRENICPOET       
First Line: A cincophrenic poet called
Last Line: To cross, spiral, and whirl


COCOA MORNING       
First Line: Variations on a theme by morning
Last Line: Stay here forever


COME       
First Line: Come let us journey to %the sky
Last Line: Come love, %love come


COUNTESS ERICA BLAISE: CHORUS       
First Line: Erica blaise began life with several established truths in her
Last Line: Who else can bring the silence so completely? Many. But one must %lead


CROOTEY SONGO       
First Line: Derrat slegelations, flo goof baber
Last Line: Engpop, engpop, bop, plolo, plolo, bop, bop


CROSS WINDS (SONG FOR PAUL SWANSON)       
First Line: Cross wind, eat lost mad ones
Last Line: At last, give death, %cross winds


DRUNK TIME       
First Line: Free reeds drift in the weeping morning
Last Line: Echoes of tears, %as the air ends


DUST FOREVER HALFLIFE BEARINGS       
First Line: Transients to lake county hard time--stations
Last Line: Red in washington--apomorphine electric


EARLY LOVES       
First Line: Slippery driftwood, icebreaking mudpacks
Last Line: God will be called to atone for his sins


ENORMOUS GAS BILL AT THE DWARF FACTORY       
First Line: Carl chessman interviews san quentin p.T.A. Before leaving on
Last Line: Song cycle........Desperate retellings of the thin-lipped nebraska %pogroms


FALLING       
First Line: Cool shadows blanked dead cities, falling
Last Line: Cutting off the edge of time, falling, endlessly


FORGET TO NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember, poet, while gallivanting across the sky
Last Line: Of every nothing
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


FORGET TO NOT       
First Line: Remember, poet, while gallivanting across the sky
Last Line: Remember, of every nothing


GENEOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Great-grandfathers, blessed by great-grandmothers
Subject(s): Violence


GENEOLOGY       
First Line: Great-grandfathers, blessed by great-grandmothers
Last Line: Here, adam, take back your god damn rib
Subject(s): Violence


GRANDFATHER WAS QUEER, TOO       
First Line: He was first seen in a lousiana bayou
Last Line: Live happily ever after


HARWOOD ALLEY SONG (SAN FRANCISCO)       
First Line: Oh the god-bus has a busted wheel
Last Line: In folds of wind, caught hanging in time


HEATHER BELL       
First Line: You know heather bell, she lives around the corner from every
Last Line: To kill. Heather is cool & needs a cool cape


HEAVY WATER BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: The radio is teaching my goldfish jujitsu
Last Line: But me and my son laughed in our furnished room
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


HEAVY WATER BLUES       
First Line: The radio is teaching my goldfish jujutsu
Last Line: Laughed in our furnished room


HIS HORN       
First Line: Swinging horn softly confirming
Last Line: Across our parched heartstrings


I AM A CAMERA       
First Line: The poet nailed on
Last Line: Creation is perfect


I HAVE FOLDED MY SORROWS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have folded my sorrows into the mantle of summer night
Last Line: The revisited soul is wrapped in the aura of familiarity
Subject(s): Grief


I HAVE FOLDED MY SORROWS       
First Line: I have folded my sorrows into the mantle of summer night
Last Line: The revisited soul is wrapped in the aura of familiarity


I SIGH A MARBLED SIGH AH, AT LAST       
First Line: We fly ahead into the past, good, we defeat progress
Last Line: Me colours & structures & artkey textures we all %wind


I WISH       
First Line: I wish that whoever it is inside of me


INSIDE CONNIE       
First Line: Inner lit, twisted trees
Last Line: Around her head


J'ACCUSE       
First Line: The city is a jealous bitch
Last Line: The beautiful city is a jealous bitch


JAIL POEMS       
First Line: I am sitting in a cell with a view of evil parallels
Last Line: Was once a man who shouted across tables


JANUARY 30, 1976: MESSAGE TO MYSELF       
First Line: It is the time of illusion and reality
Last Line: The music of the ancient rain is heard everywhere


JAZZ CHICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Music from her breast, vibrating
Last Line: Her music... / jazz
Subject(s): Women; Jazz


JAZZ CHICK       
First Line: Music from her breast vibrating
Last Line: Jazz %her music... %jazz


LATE LAMENTED WIND, BURNED IN INDIGNATION       
First Line: Tonto is dead, tonto is dead, tonto is dead
Last Line: Hide in the subway, quick %before it melts


LORCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Split ears of morning earth green now
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


LORCA       
First Line: Split ears of morning earth green now
Last Line: In lost spain's %darkened noon
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


LOST WINDOW       
First Line: Tall strips of carrion moonlight
Last Line: In the dark corner %of evening


MICHAELANGELO THE ELDER       
First Line: I live alone, like pith in a tree
Last Line: I would die for poetry


MIND FOR ALL ITS REASONING       
First Line: The mind for all its complicated reasoning
Last Line: My eyes opened on closed windows, a curved man


MINGUS    Poem Text    
First Line: String-chewing bass players
Subject(s): Mingus, Charles (1922-1979)


MINGUS       
First Line: String-chewing bass players
Last Line: Crash from foggy yesterday %to the light %of imaginary night
Subject(s): Mingus, Charles (1922-1979)


MONGOLIAN SUNSET IN GOBI DESERT       
First Line: The road %it takes you %and it slows you down
Last Line: Arkansas farm watchin' %the big trees grown


MORNING JOY       
First Line: Piano buttons, stitched on morning lights
Last Line: Lead me counterclockwise, to pockets of joy, %and jazz


MY MYSTERIES CREATED FOR ME       
Last Line: My green-eyed one, before this earth stops %spinning


NEW RIVIERA HOTEL       
First Line: Sensate organism in blue time of half life
Last Line: Word 'apomorphine'


NIGHT SUNG SAILOR'S PRAYER       
First Line: Voyager now, on a ship of night
Last Line: The unholiest, most holy all


NIGHT THAT LORCA COMES       
Last Line: The white south shall gather at %preservation hall


NO MORE JAZZ AT ALCATRAZ       
First Line: No more jazz
Last Line: No more jazz %at alcatraz


NOTES FROM THE HOT GARBADINE SCENE       
First Line: Well baby I seem to be sick do you think you are too my lungs are filled with
Last Line: Flame lit into the one of the core of the second april hidden in this skeleton of time


O-JAZZ-O    Poem Text    
First Line: Where the string
Last Line: Is love, / is life
Subject(s): Jazz


O-JAZZ-O       
First Line: Where the string %at %some point
Last Line: My mother's sound, %is love, %is life


OCT. 5, 1963       
First Line: Arriving back home in san francisco to be greeted by a blacklist
Last Line: Every beat, you hear it in between, its sound is


ON    Poem Text    
First Line: On yardbird corners of embryonic hopes, drowned in a heroin tear
Last Line: On lonely poet corners of low lying leaves & moist prophet eyes
Subject(s): Popular Culture United States; Social Commentary


ON       
First Line: On yardbird corners of embryonic hopes, drowned in a heroin tear
Last Line: On lonely poet corners of low lying leaves & moist prophet eyes


PATRIOTIC ODE ON THE FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY...       
First Line: Come on out of there with your hands up, chaplin
Last Line: Come on, chaplin, we mean business


PEACE BE WITH YOU       
First Line: The guns of war are silenced
Last Line: This is the place %and, the time


PICASSO'S BALCONY    Poem Text    
First Line: Pale morning light, dying in shadows, loving the earth in
Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)


PICASSO'S BALCONY       
First Line: Pale morning light, dying in shadows, loving the earth in
Last Line: The pearl neck of morning, beneath the laughter, of sad sea birds
Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)


PLEA       
First Line: Voyager, wanderer of the heart
Last Line: Send them back, send them back


POET       
First Line: From a pit of bones
Last Line: A fish with frog's %eyes, %creation is perfect


PRIVATE SADNESS       
First Line: Sitting here alone, in peace
Last Line: To eternal peace %the end of all


REFLECTIONS ON A SMALL PARADE       
First Line: When I see the little buddhist scouts
Last Line: I shake my head....It falls off


RESPONSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep, little one, sleep for me
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Childhood


RESPONSE       
First Line: Sleep, little one, sleep for me
Last Line: As stars appear %in the dark %skies
Subject(s): Children; Mothers


RESULTS OF A LIE DETECTOR TEST       
First Line: From the sleeping calendar I have stolen a month
Last Line: Or a minute or a second, unless I become desperate again


ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Jazz radio on a midnight kick
Last Line: Round about midnight
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Night; Bedtime


ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT       
First Line: Jazz radio on a midnight kick
Last Line: Round about midnight


SARASWATI       
First Line: May saraswati give thee %intelligence
Last Line: So live a hundred autumns


SHEILA       
First Line: Sheila %cast %out of rainclouds
Last Line: Mount the trophy, the winners are waiting %in living %rooms


SLIGHT ALTERATIONS       
First Line: I climb a red thread
Last Line: Watching me eat the calendar


SUICIDE       
First Line: Big fanny & stromin vinne deal
Last Line: & with a little piece of string, & a sharp stone %invented suicide


SUN       
First Line: Sun, creator of suns
Last Line: Are not ordained in vain


TELEGRAM TO ALEX/BAGEL SHOP, NORTH BEACH SF       
First Line: Dear alex, tomorrow I am going to eat all of the suez
Last Line: Pa kettle and bearnog baroock and carnal spellman %can't come, so there


TEQUILA JAZZ       
First Line: The party is on. %people are on
Last Line: Hanging, man, %hanging


TERROR IS MORE CERTAIN       
First Line: A terror is more certain than all the rare desirable popular songs I
Last Line: F... On t.V. & all those cowboys watching


THE NIGHT THAT LORCA COMES    Poem Text    
Last Line: The white south shall gather / at preservation hall
Subject(s): African Americans; Southern States; Racism; Negroes; American Blacks; South (u.s.); Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE POET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: From a pit of bones
Last Line: Creation is perfect
Subject(s): Creation


TIDAL FRICTION       
First Line: Tidal friction...Comments at real movie........Something
Last Line: Intellectuals hang around together, & %swap commentaries


TO MY SON PARKER, ASLEEP IN THE NEXT ROOM       
First Line: On ochre walls in ice-formed caves shaggy neanderthals
Last Line: Nor can any ever be, at any time in time to come


TRIP, DHARMA TRIP, SANGHA TRIP       
First Line: Is a deliberate attempt
Last Line: Replacing words with images


UNANIMITY HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, NOT A DOT LESS FOR ITS ACCIDENT       
First Line: Riga of the drum, the drum the drum the drum the drum
Last Line: A man bereft of string falls all walls, becomes a screamed baby, raved


UNDER WEIGHT CHAMPION       
First Line: What goes up is bound to come down
Last Line: Head, one beard explodes succession burned comedies %inside a head


UNHISTORICAL EVENTS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Appollinaire / never knew about rock gut charlie
Subject(s): Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918); Modern Life; Poetry & Poets; Surrealism


UNHISTORICAL EVENTS       
First Line: Appollinaire %never knew about rock gut charlie
Last Line: And show him the little unpainted arrows
Subject(s): Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918); Life, Modern; Poetry And Poets; Surrealism


UNHOLY MISSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to be buried in an anonymous crater inside the moon
Last Line: I want to prove once and for all that I am not crazy
Subject(s): Wishes


UNTITLED       
First Line: The sun is a negro
Last Line: Heaven is negro


WAITING       
First Line: Somewhere there waits, waiting
Last Line: Wind, sea, %sky, stars, %surround %us


WALKING HOT SEASONS       
First Line: From walking hot seasons, through unmarked years of light
Last Line: They say my life is exciting, but I don't believe them


WALKING PARKER HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet beats of jazz impaled on slivers of wind
Last Line: In raging fires of love.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955)


WAR MEMOIR: JAZZ, DON'T LISTEN TO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK    Poem Text    
First Line: In the beginning, in the wet
Last Line: And feel, & die.
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


WEST COAST SOUNDS ?اض 1956    Poem Text    
First Line: San fran, hipster land
Last Line: For mexico. / me too
Subject(s): Jazz; Poetry And Poetry; California


WHEN WE HEAR THE EYE OPEN       
First Line: When we hear the eye open, ther, in that place
Last Line: On the eternal launching pad


WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND?       
First Line: A spanish sculptor named cherino
Last Line: It can put you in the hospital


WHY WRITE ABOUT       
First Line: Write hung things, mad mess
Last Line: Like man, like %man, like, %like


WOULD YOU WEAR MY EYES?       
First Line: My body is a torn mattress
Last Line: Would you wear my eyes?


[BUT AS LOVE]       
First Line: But as love %is %long-winded
Last Line: In sound & %light