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Author: LAUTERBACH, ANN
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Lauterbach, Ann    Poet's Biography
113 poems available by this author


AFTER THE STORM       
First Line: What the afternoon assumes is
Last Line: And does not see the fog roll over her toward us


ALONG THE WAY       
First Line: What caused a musical persuasion and what
Last Line: And to arrive, perilous but glad, at the disclosed


ANNOTATION       
First Line: Even accidents falter. The room behind the room
Last Line: And wakes to first light spelling its shield


APERTURE       
First Line: It does not come as hairline fractures
Last Line: This transparent stain left on the air where was is.


ASHES, ASHES       
First Line: Humped gravity/tree-backed vatic shard/white
Last Line: And what stroke stokes the flame?


ASHES, ASHES (ROBERT RYMAN, SUSAN CRILE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Humped gravity/tree-backed vatic shard/white


AUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: What is a day?
Subject(s): Days; Time


AWAY, WITH JANE BOWLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Gong away is often a formal statement of intent
Subject(s): Farewell; Bowles, Jane (1917-1973); Parting


BLESSING IN DISGUISE       
First Line: Yes, they are alive and can have those colors
Last Line: And then I start getting this feeling of exaltation


BLUE IRIS; TIANANMEN SQUARE       
First Line: To notice only the harried span
Last Line: She had said 'trucks' with difficulty. %'the trucks, the trucks did not run over ...'


BOY SLEEPING       
First Line: These difficulties -- flamboyant tide, modest red berries
Last Line: Waking, wishing he were some place else


BROKEN SKYLIGHT       
First Line: Adjusting the radar to desertion less heat needed
Last Line: The film of course is fiction. %what comes up comes up. %don't forget to water the anemones


CLAMOR       
First Line: It was a trance: thieves, clowns, and the blind girl
Last Line: I used to count the days. I do not want to count the days


CLOSING HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: This trace, if it exists, is alms for delusion.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


CONSTELLATION       
First Line: These ready-mixed colors are available only in
Last Line: To a paginated bequest, turn upon turn, the waiting game


CONSTELLATION PORTRAIT #3: STILL LIFE WITH CROWS       
First Line: Exclusive parrot in the dream cage
Last Line: And sadly angelic %wrapped in borrowed towels many on grass


DAY        Recitation by Author


DAY       
First Line: A broken candor's unruly sham
Last Line: But for the cast and carriage %each revision is


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME       
First Line: Unimpeachable wilderness indicted; sagacious sea
Last Line: Instantly erased. Hello, hello. Goodbye, goodbye


DETAIL (858-6)       
First Line: Aspiring glance bound force array
Last Line: A secular gift %a labor of hours


DIORAMA OF THE UNINHABITED YES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: And here, an exaggerated arc


DOCUMENTARY       
First Line: Time being what it is
Last Line: When he told of his days at sea


DOMINION IN FEBRUARY       
First Line: As hazards ferment, the motif of place is


DREAM STENCILS       
First Line: In my hand, cassandra's ring


ECLIPSE WITH OBJECT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is a spectacle and something is added to history


ECLIPSE WITH OBJECT       
First Line: There is a spectacle and something is added to history
Last Line: The thing turns and flicks and opens


ELABORATE ABSENCE       
First Line: To lthink - invisible - is therefore
Last Line: Keep it in mind with or without its target, its tune


ELEGY FOR SOL LEWITT    Poem Text    
First Line: The weather map today is pale. The lines on the map
Subject(s): Lewitt, Sol (1928-2007); Paintings & Painters


ENLIGHTENED TRUST       
First Line: A track or path that goes around and comes back to the same
Last Line: Reader. And then I start getting this feeling of exaltation


EXCESSIVE INNUENDO       
First Line: How far could she go and not be debased


FABRIC (REMNANT LIGHT)       
First Line: The day's - and of this beware: heat
Last Line: A vocabulary - through - stains - stain


FOR EXAMPLE (1): STEPPING OUT       
First Line: If everything tends to become real
Last Line: Won't miss you. It goes one way


FOR EXAMPLE (2): TANGLED RELIQUARY       
First Line: Tangled reliquary under all surfaces
Last Line: And could not be shy -- %such mornings


FOR EXAMPLE (3): LOST SECTION       
First Line: This three has been lost, twice. In the mundane shell
Last Line: The curtains move %some wind


FOR EXAMPLE (4): ADRIFT ON A SUMMER'S DAY       
First Line: What other? Fortune's rib? Dress?
Last Line: What in the world have you found out?


FOR EXAMPLE (5): SONG OF THE ALREADY SUNG       
First Line: The situation is not going to change
Last Line: And there's the sacredness of common objects


FOR EXAMPLE (6): OF THE FIRE       
First Line: These many mouths leave us vagrant, unsuited
Last Line: As a cold child came into the world with a purpose


FOR EXAMPLE (7): AND THE FIRE SPREAD       
First Line: In case the world
Last Line: Of information / on the soundtrack


FORGETTING THE LAKE       
First Line: Look, this leaving may last indefinitely
Last Line: Blueberry muffins, listenng to jazz, lights on


FRAME OF REFERENCE       
First Line: There was nobody around to fix the weather


FRAYED EDGES       
First Line: Domain at hitherto causation listening booth page
Last Line: The whens are important. %na na


FREE FALL       
First Line: More comes along to sustain flap flap a departure
Last Line: Speak not to strangers they covet your tongue


FRENCH GIRL       
First Line: Someone plays %& the breaking mounts
Last Line: All summer, I circled the garden for her sake


FURTHER THEMATICS       
First Line: An ear's tall cavern
Last Line: Call them word, visible, present


GESTURE AND FLIGHT       
First Line: She could be seen undressing
Last Line: She could be seen undressing %as she stretches her arms overhead %as she touches her shoe


HARM'S WAY, ARM'S REACH       
First Line: Things are not cured by resilience
Last Line: An apricot thud where the limb was


HERE AND THERE       
First Line: Today I wake having swung, naked in london
Last Line: Chills us back into dreams under late and later dawns


HOW THINGS BEAR THEIR TELLING       
First Line: They settle out from their curfew
Last Line: An incitement to hurt, to be inconclusive


HUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The days are beautiful
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN THE MUSEUM OF THE WORD       
First Line: There was the shield of another language
Last Line: Is is possible to memorize this blue?


IN THE MUSEUM OF THE WORD (HENRI MATISSE)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was the shield of another language
Subject(s): Travel; Language; Journeys; Trips; Words; Vocabulary


INTERLEAVINGS       
First Line: Snowfall, denser and denser, %a knight's breath
Last Line: What body falls through the bridal mass? %is the colored cloth a flag?


LAKEVIEW DINER       
First Line: A chair, half-hidden behind leaves
Last Line: We are kept by the indefinite, aroused


LAKEVIEW DINER       
First Line: A chair, screened by leaves


LEGACY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am thinking again of drab


LINES WRITTEN TO BOB PERELMAN IN THE MARGINS OF THE MARGINALIZATION OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: It would have been nice
Subject(s): Perelman, Bob (b. 1947); Poetry & Poets


LOCAL BRANCH       
First Line: The chill impediments - caution, doubt
Last Line: Backwards, telling it in an irretrievable code


MEANWHILE THE TURTLE       
First Line: (not even the lame grass can answer this what is this
Last Line: Up through the heel, a child's wrist broken) is lost


MIMETIC       
First Line: Recumbent against any mirror, any stardom
Last Line: The failure of the world to reflect itself


MISSING AGES       
First Line: At times dry weight shifts vicariously on mental limbs like music
Last Line: Hire me. I live on the stairs. I go up and down


MOUNTAIN ROADS       
First Line: There is this chronic scouting, as from
Last Line: Everything tasted fresh and nothing much was sacrificed


NEW BROOMS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Of representation (frame)


NIGHT REHEARSAL       
First Line: This is the ordeal of symmetry, persistent, staged
Last Line: Comes an audience of seekers who are not yet dismal


NOT THAT IT COULD BE FINISHED       
First Line: She holds a conversation with her ornaments
Last Line: Like a huge sock, its cornucopia %of sour wind and dust emptied into the firmament


NOTES FROM A CONVERSATION       
First Line: A shuffle loaded and unloaded its merits brightly
Last Line: By mid-morning, the sun had ironed %every wrinkle and erased both puddle and footprint


OCEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The stone absorbs heat. Thrown
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


OF THE MEADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you like switzerland? You ask for the first time


OF THE MEADOW       
First Line: Did you like switzerland?' you ask for the first time
Last Line: As I arrange the flowers, as I notice the incomplete


OPENING DAY       
First Line: Locally a firm disavowal within the drift
Last Line: Tag line: spirit, winterkill, mortgage, prize


OR TO BEGIN AGAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


PHYCHE'S DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: If dreams could dream, beyond the canon of landscapes
Subject(s): Dreams; Psyche (mythology); Nightmares


PHYCHE'S DREAM       
First Line: If dreams could dream, beyond the canon of landscapes
Last Line: And mocking and a version of his mouth on her mouth
Subject(s): Dreams; Psyche (mythology)


PLATONIC SUBJECT       
First Line: Momentum and wash of the undefined
Last Line: And I have a twig


POEM (WITH POSTCARD FROM VERMONT)       
First Line: To resist %cluster, to become
Last Line: Now it is raining faster


POISE ON ROW       
First Line: Look laminated dichotomy/field
Last Line: This flotation quiver %this annotated dart


PRIOR       
First Line: Edge of a lot vacant, wishing for that.
Last Line: Boat without sail. Many tourists


PROCEDURE       
First Line: Borrow me borrow my life
Last Line: Came down in no wind and the brute earth gave way. %kafka, on the ohter hand, wrote keeping her alwa


PROM IN TOLEDO NIGHT       
First Line: A new heat comes up on a grand scale
Last Line: Rupture is the antidote, as may be


RANCOR OF THE EMPIRICAL       
First Line: A lavish pilgrim, her robes unbound
Last Line: You have made a petty story. Now enter duration


REMORSE OF THE DEPICTED       
First Line: Harsh brag of the inexhaustible: replete, replete
Last Line: And, as facts, we desire them. I wonder how my garden is


REPORT       
First Line: Too much drudgery binds the tongue
Last Line: Because all the women and girls came in


REVELRY IN BLACK-AND-WHITE       
First Line: A shanty shade figured among the makers
Last Line: This, she thought, was her merit, her redemption. %that winter, on assignment in russia, it was unus


REVENANT       
First Line: The world had sallied forth, unmeasured
Last Line: Her long hand reaching out of danger to find refuge


RST       
First Line: Young man, your mouth
Last Line: But when do we exist? Meet me then or there


SANTA FE SKY       
First Line: A spare radiance blooms, blooms again, expires
Last Line: But to be that, to be weather %in the distance: fallen: dreamed of; also imagined


SCENE SHIFTS       
First Line: Things inhabited recalled as stark
Last Line: The kingdom is very small and has no king


SELECTIVE LISTENING       
First Line: Do we need villains?
Last Line: A famous football team, fresh red meat, %meat for the tiger or for the literary review


SEPTEMBER SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: But we cantilevered


SEVEN SONGS FOR JOE       
First Line: Already the air %has no sleeve
Last Line: What shall we do with the day?


SONG OF THE ANCHOR (PENELOPE)       
First Line: From among many %availed, coastal
Last Line: Below each incursion in variegated slant


SPLENDOR       
First Line: The dream ascends its microcosm, making not sense
Last Line: And tears arrive from afar in new boxes


STILL       
First Line: The sleeping urgencies are perhaps ruined now
Last Line: Aroused. It is our custom to bring things about


STILL LIFE WITH APRICOTS       
First Line: Tones implausibly migrate. This is no phantom slide
Last Line: Shapes remind us of solitary inclusion: how each must wait


STIPEND       
First Line: The sadness of everything you say


SUBJECT TO CHANGE       
First Line: Those of us who are there will never leave
Last Line: Those of us who leave were never there


TACIT       
First Line: Look how torpid, how in unanny knack we
Last Line: An uneasiness. Webern's opus five


TANGLED RELIQUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tangled reliquary under all surfaces
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


TEMPLATE    Poem Text    
First Line: An exhausted prostitute sits on a white puritanical bed


TENT        Recitation by Author


THE FRENCH GIRL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Someone play


THEN SUDDENLY       
First Line: The bloom, stranded somehow in glass and a view
Last Line: Lights strung ahead in litanies of sudden knowledge


TOCK       
First Line: A night without edition, virtual
Last Line: The roofline is an arm extending the night


TRIBE (STAMINA OF THE UNSEEN)       
First Line: What estranged methods, what original repose
Last Line: I am the issue. I am what you promised to do


TUSCAN VISIT (SIMONE MARTINI)       
First Line: Day leaned from its agency: a false, hollow gold
Last Line: Her small mouth turned down, %her thumb holding a book open,%her body recoiled from the offered lili


TYPOGRAPHY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Stalled at a lectern, a habit or price.


UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS       
First Line: In the park it was lovely that day, you recall?
Last Line: Not even food gets in. Everything else is in transit


UNTELLING       
First Line: The task subsides, gloating in perpetuity
Last Line: Thank you good-bye


UNTOWARD       
First Line: Reading I spilled the wine
Last Line: When asked if I had written about her %I said no, not exactly. She became the wild


VALENTINE FOR TOMORROW       
First Line: Capable as this, where only moments ago
Last Line: And a child with a pail and some sand and some glue


VICTORY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Reverence for that dust


WERNER HERZOG 68 / IOWA CITY 88       
First Line: Then this light flipped in the row boats
Last Line: Touching the sleeve of a stranger


WHEN COLOR DISAPPOINTS       
First Line: Something must have lifted our spirits
Last Line: They may have been bells


YELLOW LINEN DRESS: A SEQUENCE       
First Line: A solemn discourse is not necessary
Last Line: The sequel to her would be discourse %made from an inhibited, necessary image