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Author: KEES, WELDON
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Kees, Weldon    Poet's Biography
69 poems available by this author


1926       
First Line: The porchlight coming on again
Last Line: The porchlight coming on again


A LATE HISTORY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Black, under the candlesticks, moving in harness
Last Line: Do I wake or sleep? It is late tonight as it will ever be
Subject(s): History; Poetry & Poets; Books & Reading; Social Commentary; Nature; Eton College; Historians


A MUSICIAN'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Between the visits to the shock ward
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress


ASPECTS OF ROBINSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Robinson at cards at the algonquin
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


ASPECTS OF ROBINSON       
First Line: Robinson at cards at the algonquin
Last Line: Case, covert topcoat, clothes for spring, all covering %his sad and usual heart, dry as a winter lea
Subject(s): Human Behavior


BACK       
First Line: Much cry and little wool


CATS       
First Line: What the cats do %to amuse themselves


COLLOQUY       
First Line: In the broken light, in owl weather
Last Line: Give me the dish,' it said. %I had his answer, wise as yours


COMING OF THE PLAGUE       
First Line: September was when it began
Last Line: And hear the sound of rushing wind
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


CONTOURS OF FIXATION       
First Line: The stoned dogs crawl back through the blood


COVERING TWO YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: This nothingness that feeds upon itself
Last Line: Shaken by knowledge of recurrence and return
Subject(s): Writer's Block


CRIME CLUB    Poem Text    
First Line: No butler, no second maid, no blood upon the stair
Subject(s): Murder


CRIME CLUB       
First Line: No butler, no second maid, no blood upon the stair
Subject(s): Murder


DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: This night is monstrous winter winter when the rats
Last Line: And where my name must be
Subject(s): Dogs; City & Town Life


EARLY WINTER       
First Line: Memory of summer is winter's consciousness


EIGHT VARIATIONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Prurient tapirs gamboled on our lawns
Last Line: At a small window, green with rain
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships; Ghosts; Disappointment; Desire


EQUINOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Under black lace the bald skull shines and nods
Last Line: The last survivor of the human race


FOR H. V. (1901-1927)    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember the clumsy surgery: the face
Last Line: Selected by the family, and none of them his friends
Subject(s): Surgery


FOR MY DAUGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking into my daughter's eyes I read
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


FOR MY DAUGHTER       
First Line: Looking into my daughter's eyes I read
Last Line: These speculations sour in the sun. %I have no daughters. I desire none
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters


FOUR POEMS OF FOURTEEN LINES, SELS.       
First Line: The eye no longer single: where the bowl


FRENCH WRITER NAMED SARTRE       
First Line: There was a french writer named sartre


HENRY JAMES AT NEWPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: And shores and strands and naked piers
Last Line: The stone-walled fields are featureless
Subject(s): James, Henry (1843-1916)


HOMAGE TO ARTHUR WALEY       
First Line: Seattle weather: it has rained for weeks in this town


INTERREGNUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Butcher the evil millionaire, peasant
Last Line: Away from everything that moves with blood
Subject(s): War; Social Commentary; Modern Life


JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Morning: blue, cold and still
Last Line: Sleep is too short a death
Subject(s): Winter; Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


JANUARY       
First Line: Morning: blue, cold, and still
Last Line: Sleep is too short a death


JUN-40       
First Line: It is summer, and treachery blurs with the sounds of midnight
Last Line: An idiot wind is blowing; the conscience dies
Subject(s): World War Ii


LAND'S END    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A day all blue and white, and we
Last Line: Two gulls are circling where the woods begin
Subject(s): Sea; Time; Nature; Ocean


MITZI       
First Line: There was a young lady named mitzi


MUSICIAN'S WIFE       
First Line: Between the visits to the shock ward
Last Line: And it is dawn before I sleep again
Subject(s): Depression, Mental


OBITUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Boris is dead. The fatalist parrot
Last Line: And a black wreath decorates the door
Subject(s): Parrots; Death - Animals


ON A PAINTING BY ROUSSEAU    Poem Text    
First Line: The clouds seem nearer than the trees
Last Line: Watches the horse he does not trust
Subject(s): Rousseau, Henri (1844-1910)


PATIENT IS RALLYING       
First Line: Difficult to recall an emotion that is dead


PRAISE TO THE MIND    Poem Text    
Last Line: And finds its place
Subject(s): Mind


PROBLEMS OF A JOURNALIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I want to get away somewhere and re-read proust
Last Line: The evening paper, in an irving place cafe
Subject(s): Magazines; Journalists


PROBLEMS OF A JOURNALIST       
First Line: I want to get away somewhere and re-read proust


RELATING TO ROBINSON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Somewhere in chelsea, early summer
Last Line: The boats moved silently and the low whistles blew
Subject(s): Ghosts; City & Town Life


RELATING TO ROBINSON       
First Line: Somewhere in chelsea, early summer


REPORT OF THE MEETING    Poem Text    
First Line: The scientists removed their coats and hats
Last Line: And did not venture on the streets for days
Subject(s): Science; Immortaliy; Scientists


RETURN OF THE GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: No sudden leavetaking, by your grace
Last Line: The past, our ruinous nostalgias?
Subject(s): Ghosts


ROBINSON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The dog stops barking after robinson has gone
Last Line: Where trees are actual and take no holiday
Subject(s): Family Life; Relationships; Relatives


ROBINSON       
First Line: The dog stops barking after robinson has gone
Last Line: Outside, the birds circle continuously %where trees are actual and take no holiday


ROBINSON AT HOME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Curtains drawn back, the door ajar
Last Line: And the long curtains blow into the room
Subject(s): Family Life; Relationships; Disappointment; Relatives


ROBINSON AT HOME       
First Line: Curtains drawn back, the door ajar
Last Line: Silence. It drones like wires far beyond the roofs, %and the long curtains blow into the room


ROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Wondrous life!' cried marvell at appleton house
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Poetry & Poets


ROUND       
First Line: Wondrous life!' cried marvell at appleton house
Last Line: Wondrous life!' cried marvell at appleton house
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Poetry And Poets


SARATOGA ENDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Iron, sulphur, steam: the wastes / of all resorts like this
Subject(s): Resorts


SARATOGA ENDING       
First Line: Iron, sulphur, steam: the wastes %of all resorts like this
Subject(s): Resorts


SESTINA: TRAVEL NOTES    Poem Text    
First Line: Directed by the eyes of others
Last Line: Theirs, no voyage is, no tunnel, door, nor way
Subject(s): Travel; Farewell; Journeys; Trips; Parting


SMALL PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Change, move, dead clock, that this fresh day
Last Line: After the healing ends
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SMILES OF THE BATHERS FADE AS THEY LEAVE THE WATER       
Last Line: Waits only for those that are dead. No death for you. You are involved


STATEMENT WITH RHYMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Plurality is all. I walk among the restaurants
Last Line: Before I push the elevator bell and quickly leave
Subject(s): Social Commentary


THAT WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold ground and colder stone
Last Line: And snow is raging, raging, in a darker world
Subject(s): Winter


THE BEACH IN AUGUST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The day the fat woman
Last Line: Condition. The tide goes in and goes out
Subject(s): Seashore; Transience; Aging; Body, Human; Beach; Coast; Shore; Impermanence


THE BELL FROM EUROPE    Poem Text    
First Line: The tower bell in the tenth street church
Last Line: As the sound of a dead europe hangs in the streets
Subject(s): Bells; Nostalgia; Europe


THE COMING OF THE PLAGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: September was when it began.
Last Line: And heard the sound of rushing wind
Subject(s): Locusts; Bible; Religion; Theology


THE COMING OF THE PLAGUE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: September was when it began
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


THE INQUIRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you wear a web over your wasted worth?
Last Line: You'll walk them – not just now, but soon
Subject(s): War; Memory; Love


THE LOCUSTS, THE PLAZA, THE ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: The wings fold fanwise and then snap like knives
Last Line: And now I live like this


THE SPEAKERS    Poem Text    
First Line: “a equals x,” says mister one
Last Line: That no one knows, and you’ll be dead
Subject(s): Time


THE UMBRELLA    Poem Text    
First Line: Because, in hot countries
Last Line: Into the heart of the storm
Subject(s): Umbrellas


THE UPSTAIRS ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: It must have been in march the rug wore through
Last Line: And, for my life, imperishable
Subject(s): Home; Death - Fathers


TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA       
First Line: Here is san luis obispo. Here
Last Line: And where the oceans cover us


WET THURSDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A stiff wind off the channel
Last Line: And the days, months, years, are endless
Subject(s): Rain


WET THURSDAY       
First Line: A stiff wind off the channel
Last Line: The cat sleeps like an old campaigner %during this season of the long rains
Subject(s): Rain


WHITE COLLAR BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: There are lots of places to go
Last Line: But there won't be any love, there won't be any love
Subject(s): Love


WHITE COLLAR BALLAD       
First Line: There are lots of places to go


XANTHA STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: I close my eyes and all I see is rain
Last Line: We blink in darkened rooms towards exits that are gone
Subject(s): Loss