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Lehman, David    Poet's Biography
450 poems available by this author


1-APR       
First Line: Every errand's a fool's errand
Last Line: We resemble angels on levitating beds


1-DEC       
First Line: Is it time for the woman to turn
Last Line: That she's the olive in his martini


1-DEC       
First Line: The one thing that could
Last Line: Never happen to me happened


1-JAN       
First Line: Some people confuse inspiration with lightning
Last Line: Of hearing a phone that wouldn't stop ringing
Subject(s): Creative Ability


1-JAN       
First Line: When joe was five he didn't say I'm hungry
Last Line: Then to eat with a hearty appetite feeling the hungriness


1-JUN       
First Line: The new day (a gray streak
Last Line: With dirt he's safe


1-JUN       
First Line: Eighty degrees isn't she lovely
Last Line: But my smile gives me away


1-MAR       
First Line: The wonderful thing %about being with
Last Line: As a skater's figure eight


1-NOV       
First Line: Today I decided
Last Line: Sang) it's the talk of the town


1-NOV       
First Line: There are several ways of looking
Last Line: The guy in the mirror is a dead %ringer for clinton


1-OCT       
First Line: If I'm invisible it's inevitable
Last Line: In my sleep and did I win well I survived


1-SEP       
First Line: Dr. Schlissel, high austrian
Last Line: And english to the viennese


10-APR       
First Line: My name, if I were french
Last Line: This year but is sticking around %for the celebration


10-APR       
First Line: The subway is a funeral
Last Line: For the loss of the blonde %on the r train


10-AUG       
First Line: I just got off the phone
Last Line: Is just where it was last night


10-FEB       
First Line: He was no altar boy
Last Line: It was no picnic


10-FEB       
First Line: They could be anyone's opinions
Last Line: But it lives on his dreaming mind


10-JAN       
First Line: The day between
Last Line: Blaze of white noon


10-JUL       
First Line: The sky was a midnight blue
Last Line: Before we could paint


10-JUN       
First Line: The sun like whiskey and caffeine
Last Line: That has gone to my head like a song


10-MAR       
First Line: I have an idea %why don't you go %with sharon preiss
Last Line: Of the weekend %will fall into place


10-MAY       
First Line: The best way to learn a foreign language
Last Line: You can't phone him up to say %you'll miss him


10-NOV       
First Line: The bridges that make manhattan an island
Last Line: And the funny thing is the same is true for me


10-OCT       
First Line: Guess whose birthday it is
Last Line: But he was too young to die


10-SEP       
First Line: We have too much exhibitionism
Last Line: Too many poets not enough poetry


11-FEB       
First Line: She had the ugliest handwriting
Last Line: She had the darkest moods


11-JUL       
First Line: You propose a picnic
Last Line: I like what's in your basket


11-JUN       
First Line: It's my birthday I've got an empty
Last Line: Yes if he could return the same day


11-MAR       
First Line: What common object %can be dialed on the phone
Last Line: To my philosophy of life and call it %brilliant carnage


11-MAY       
First Line: I spend a half hour comparing
Last Line: And after many a summer dies the swan


11-NOV       
First Line: Not just vanity, a symptom of disorder
Last Line: And leaves the scene of the crime undetected


11-OCT       
First Line: Of cities I know new york
Last Line: Completely without justification


11-OCT       
First Line: The language is full of sad words
Last Line: With a single sail and light wind


12-AUG       
First Line: Did you know %that today in 1982
Last Line: Of gazpacho to quicken my thirst


12-DEC       
First Line: There's an old french saying
Last Line: Your voice comes out of my mouth


12-FEB       
First Line: Patricia highsmith said
Last Line: Impossible not to get lost


12-JAN       
First Line: Time with an insolent
Last Line: Is deciphered, repealed


12-JUL       
First Line: Wisteria, hysteria is as obvious a rhyme
Last Line: What it will say on johnny carson's gravestone %'I'll be right back'


12-MAR       
First Line: Every minute is vital
Last Line: A clean flat slate of blue


12-MAY       
First Line: A book could be written
Last Line: About to have an intimate talk


12-OCT       
First Line: My bag was missing at the airport
Last Line: So naturally I didn't phone her


12-OCT       
First Line: When I called latrell sprewell
Last Line: In the choreography of basketball as in jazz


12-SEP       
First Line: The year I wrote obituaries
Last Line: Lowell who died that day in a cab
Variant Title(s): 9-ap


13-APR       
First Line: I threw away the script
Last Line: No thanks for having me


13-AUG       
First Line: The books on my night table
Last Line: The steady drizzle in the garden


13-FEB       
First Line: It's friday the 13th and I wonder
Last Line: It's always friday the 13th


13-JUL       
First Line: I'm going to miss you, robert mitchum
Last Line: Daring the world to surprise you


13-MAY       
First Line: I watch tv for the plots
Last Line: Tough boots and a chemise


13-NOV       
First Line: I want your opinion
Last Line: Counted on an ordinary abacus


13-NOV       
First Line: I keep thinking of apollinaire
Last Line: The sun comes down or is guillotined


13-OCT       
First Line: Trippers and askers surround me
Last Line: But stories somehow lengthen when begun


14-APR       
First Line: The summer I worked
Last Line: Nothing on beneath her slip


14-APR       
First Line: I saw a sign saying
Last Line: This is charlie calling from hell


14-AUG       
First Line: How did that bat get in here
Last Line: Black slip & now she needs a shower


14-DEC       
First Line: This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere
Last Line: I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong


14-FEB       
First Line: They now call %downtown new york
Last Line: For the canal zone between %your lovely lithe legs


14-JAN       
First Line: Let's play word golf you go from
Last Line: Of thirst at the fountain's rim


14-JUN       
First Line: The is the saddest story I ever
Last Line: But I won't deny it it's been wonderful


14-MAR       
First Line: We who dress %conventionally do so
Last Line: Nixon's the one'


14-MAY       
First Line: On street corners in hiroshima
Last Line: My father, dead since 1971


14-NOV       
First Line: There comes a time in every man's life
Last Line: An orange t-shirt a lime green awning
Variant Title(s): A Quick One Before I Go (november 14


14-OCT       
First Line: Today I am going to write blurbs
Last Line: Better than prozac.' 'deeply felt'


14-SEP       
First Line: See this picture and I guarantee
Last Line: You can't take part


15-APR       
First Line: What a sweet guy I am
Last Line: As she does mine


15-APR       
First Line: I asked joe if you could save
Last Line: What I hear is a lazy melody


15-AUG       
First Line: My new web site is dropdead.Com
Last Line: Tomorrow you can buy shares at getrich.Com


15-FEB       
First Line: That's what I like to see
Last Line: You're looking very lady tonight


15-JAN       
First Line: In school I studied
Last Line: When I was a boy


15-JUL       
First Line: Just as a company's closing stock price today
Last Line: Or parachutists who know fear is the greatest high


15-JUL       
First Line: We know who %the guards are
Last Line: We're the kids %that's the secret


15-MAR       
First Line: Wisdom has the logic
Last Line: But just wait till they get to china


15-MAY       
First Line: Sinatra, snapping out of a haze
Last Line: (my choice) when your lover has gone


15-NOV       
First Line: Like sinatra the day his voice cracked on stage
Last Line: Some call it poetry but I know how much it hurt


15-OCT       
First Line: Before I read your
Last Line: It gets late early there


15-OCT       
First Line: Byron was right
Last Line: Make the first move


16-AUG       
First Line: I'm still here (ithaca)
Last Line: French rap music
Variant Title(s): Ra


16-DEC       
First Line: Writers write books because
Last Line: Will be signed in a railway car in versailles


16-JAN       
First Line: I have gone on an arctic holiday
Last Line: They took days to learn


16-JUN       
First Line: It's bloomsday in dublin
Last Line: Yes she said yes I will yes


16-MAR       
First Line: The weather is on a lottery
Last Line: Played the doctor on love boat


16-MAY       
First Line: Fifty-two degrees light rain
Last Line: Forgotten %but not until then


16-NOV       
First Line: Taxicab yellow
Last Line: Once and once only


16-OCT       
First Line: I asked nixon why
Last Line: His wife will ever forgive him


16-OCT       
First Line: What can you say about the mets
Last Line: In time for benitez to strike out %the braves' last batter


16-SEP       
First Line: Remember the '70s
Last Line: But I still want to know


16-SEP       
First Line: And this promise I thee make
Last Line: The hitchhiker what say


17-APR       
First Line: I may look dumb but I assure you I'm
Last Line: Not with a yuk but a nuclear yoke


17-AUG       
First Line: The romantic view of marriage
Last Line: Wish I were all here'


17-AUG       
First Line: The day still unwritten I wake
Last Line: And we played soldiers'


17-DEC       
First Line: In the great fox versus hedgehog debate
Last Line: Shine in rooms where I am writing


17-FEB       
First Line: The cigarette is to the dream
Last Line: The one that will rise for me at dawn


17-JUN       
First Line: One of the amenities of hell is
Last Line: Instead of tanks overrunning france in five weeks


17-MAR       
First Line: Romance of palm trees
Last Line: To think about is your golden hair


17-MAY       
First Line: I read byron's recipe for a hangover
Last Line: And so for god's sake hock and soda water


17-NOV       
First Line: Who wants a mass-market audience
Last Line: The soul content with a laugh


17-NOV       
First Line: You want to know what war is?
Last Line: And issue trading cards collect all 500


17-SEP       
First Line: Thomas hobbes, I thought of you
Last Line: Nothing less than a dry martini will do


17-SEP       
First Line: Thanks to the hurricane
Last Line: Playing 'I've got rhythm'


18-APR       
First Line: Do I think you should wear
Last Line: Who wants to be a millionaire?'


18-AUG       
First Line: If we knew then what I know now
Last Line: Smells like august


18-AUG       
First Line: I took off my watch
Last Line: Of facts but the truth of his dreams


18-DEC       
First Line: I haven't published my first issue yet
Last Line: Bring back the electric chair, the sooner the better


18-MAR       
First Line: When spring comes I want to sit
Last Line: That's how he felt about india


18-MAY       
First Line: We want change
Last Line: In public places looking inconspicuous


18-MAY       
First Line: You can fly a hundred times
Last Line: Boyhood, and the wound


18-NOV       
First Line: In ezra pound's novel 1984
Last Line: Hot on his trail. They're almost there


18-NOV       
First Line: It's johnny mercer's birthday
Last Line: I hope you didn't mind my bending your ear


18-SEP       
First Line: Everything means something
Last Line: And I will bring this poem and ask everyone if it's true


19-APR       
First Line: Jorie graham is waiting
Last Line: For this marvelous free education


19-APR       
First Line: I have something in common with
Last Line: To gather the fruit under the apple trees nearby


19-FEB       
First Line: Shocked,' he agreed
Last Line: I'm shocked though not surprised


19-JUL       
First Line: My idea of a critic
Last Line: They can't be seen


19-JUL       
First Line: Gloomy day, chilly
Last Line: The chamber locked %from within


19-JUN       
First Line: Ella fitzgerald died
Last Line: It was just one of those things'


19-JUN       
First Line: What is it about the abyss
Last Line: The days when we, too, tumbled headlong out of heaven, pissed


19-MAR       
First Line: They were wrong
Last Line: Be thy name


19-NOV       
First Line: Do I still like to think
Last Line: The sound of its name


19-OCT       
First Line: Can a woman be %a phallic symbol?
Last Line: She knew death was a driver %and a gentleman


1966       
First Line: At midnight it began the trains stopped
Last Line: Because I was going to go to columbia that fall


2-APR       
First Line: What I like about reading in the dark is
Last Line: Were the same woman, and I knew her


2-APR       
First Line: I thought happiness wore a skirt
Last Line: The sun is gold and silver is the moon


2-DEC       
First Line: The last man in america
Last Line: So I'll let my machine take that call


2-JAN       
First Line: The old war is over the new one has begun
Last Line: The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on


2-MAR       
First Line: When I think of her
Last Line: It's also the music of loneliness
Subject(s): Absence; Memory


2-MAY       
First Line: Someday I'd like to go
Last Line: Are we waiting for let's go


2-MAY       
First Line: Like an article in the newspaper
Last Line: And it belonged to you


2-OCT       
First Line: While I wondered about the relation
Last Line: Broken up by patches of hostility


2-SEP       
First Line: There's a disease that
Last Line: I refuse to get involved


20-FEB       
First Line: I had issues with the pronouns in the other lines, too
Last Line: Did what I say make sense to you?


20-JAN       
First Line: When robert frost recited 'the gift outright'
Last Line: To hear him sing 'chicago' one more time


20-JUL       
First Line: When I think of all the annes
Last Line: Fan of anne and will always be
Variant Title(s): For Ann


20-MAR       
First Line: All the songs this morning
Last Line: To notice but one day it's here


20-MAY       
First Line: Ira gershwin and I were talking
Last Line: Which is something I felt I had done %every day for years


20-OCT       
First Line: This is the chess of baseball
Last Line: And the pleasure they gave us wait till next year


21-APR       
First Line: I'm a very average person
Last Line: Hey, it beats working


21-DEC       
First Line: He was in favor of
Last Line: Made it, ma. Top of the world!'


21-FEB       
First Line: If you were a monkey's uncle
Last Line: When all the options expire


21-JAN       
First Line: Art is that which can be
Last Line: The guy you're quoting is always dead


21-MAR       
First Line: The vernal equinox is to blame
Last Line: Thing missing in this picture is you


21-MAR       
First Line: In new york where the subway lines
Last Line: By mistake but I could see his point


21-NOV       
First Line: Being an evil man
Last Line: My motto of the day


21-SEP       
First Line: No bed so %I had to
Last Line: Would the right %choice have been


22-APR       
First Line: Hitler was not born at braunau-am-inn in 1889
Last Line: This is my ode to philip k. Dick


22-JUN       
First Line: There's a darker shade of blue
Last Line: Contemplating the blueness of the moon


22-MAR       
First Line: At the party I saw daphne merkin
Last Line: We went to sardinia to celebrate robert


22-MAR       
First Line: The first time I read
Last Line: Grapes in a crystal bowl


22-NOV       
First Line: Poetry is %posing a
Last Line: I'm not %sure which


22-SEP       
First Line: It's the day of the ram
Last Line: With paris confident I'm paris


23-APR       
First Line: The birthday of vladimir
Last Line: Alarm clock, your pretty voice


23-DEC       
First Line: To return home
Last Line: Radio at two-fifteen


23-DEC       
First Line: What delmore schwartz meant by
Last Line: Beneath the elevated tracks of the 1950s


23-FEB       
First Line: Light rain is falling in central park
Last Line: It was one of his earliest memories


23-JAN       
First Line: Come on in and stay a while
Last Line: Is a tinier proportion of the totality of days in your life


23-JUL       
First Line: I looked at the moon
Last Line: New hampshire on the way


23-MAR       
First Line: Asparagus with prosciutto and
Last Line: Turn off the lights to take a quick nap


23-MAR       
First Line: I'm taking jazz as
Last Line: Until she did them, and not even then


23-NOV       
First Line: Went to 'the waste land' last night
Last Line: And a drowned sailor's swollen eyeballs


23-OCT       
First Line: Nikki phones and asks
Last Line: Ends with wow


24-APR       
First Line: It occurred to me
Last Line: Well, fuck you %no, fuck you


24-JAN       
First Line: I was about to be mugged by a man
Last Line: I breathed in the fumes impossibly happy


24-JUL       
First Line: If I had to go to military school
Last Line: To be a human being'


24-JUL       
First Line: Toys in the attic' is a great title
Last Line: How's camp (happy birthday)


24-MAR       
First Line: I remember england when sleep was
Last Line: In the deep dark chambers of sleep


24-OCT       
First Line: My watch is beating
Last Line: I hope you're listening


25-APR       
First Line: America you are not getting any younger
Last Line: Finds a woman to marry and never see again


25-AUG       
First Line: They're calling old people seniors
Last Line: To go through before we reach the holy land
Variant Title(s): Commencemen


25-DEC       
First Line: Christmas defeated chanukah %once again las tnight
Last Line: In college and needing this one course %to graduate, which I forgot to attend


25-DEC       
First Line: The question what
Last Line: Annual party the best


25-JAN       
First Line: Sex wasn't a digression
Last Line: For I don't stand a ghost %of a chance with you'


25-MAR       
First Line: The longer I stare the lovelier
Last Line: Your eyes shut and then kiss you more


25-MAY       
First Line: The boy felt guilty
Last Line: I have my reasons too' he said


25-OCT       
First Line: It's the opening movement
Last Line: Symphony to look forward to


25-OCT       
First Line: Auden called rilke
Last Line: Myself, who am yet %only a baboon'


26-APR       
First Line: When my father
Last Line: Is what my parents %spoke at home


26-AUG       
First Line: Ten brandy snifters are missing
Last Line: You exist as do I in your magnificent ear


26-DEC       
First Line: Deny loss %discriminate the lawrences (dh, te)
Last Line: Don't let 'em lemon the doodad library


26-FEB       
First Line: I didn't mean to alarm you
Last Line: I didn't mean to alarm you


26-MAR       
First Line: I just heard a very fine
Last Line: Making hamilton laugh it's time


26-MAR       
First Line: I know a good zeugma
Last Line: And the lights went out


26-NOV       
First Line: According to willa cather %whose terrific novel
Last Line: On the cusp of becoming %an old man and dying


26-NOV       
First Line: I used to think other people's
Last Line: Feelings that had already departed


27-AUG       
First Line: The last campbell's tomato soup can
Last Line: And if you don't smoke you feel as if you do


27-DEC       
First Line: I love journalism %because you get to use
Last Line: Say what you like about journalists they're not bad guys. %it's critics I despise


27-JUL       
First Line: I hate errors %the way conrad's
Last Line: Term of endearment %into filthy lucre


27-JUN       
First Line: On the slope a white man said
Last Line: Left until you pack and I was leaving


27-JUN       
First Line: In the hospital there was time
Last Line: Or brothel it was a hospital
Variant Title(s): In The Hospita


27-MAR       
First Line: It's time for my hello
Last Line: That link us in verse and prose


27-MAR       
First Line: This poem is a renewable
Last Line: Orange traffic posts and yellow cabs


27-MAY       
First Line: Movies are meant to be seen
Last Line: I love you don't believe me


27-OCT       
First Line: T.S. Eliot held that dante was lucky
Last Line: To justify the persecution of the jews


27-OCT       
First Line: That year I had no car radio
Last Line: That companionless day with no vision of tomorrow


27-SEP       
First Line: It's too late to sell too soon to buy
Last Line: With eric alexander on tenor sax


28-FEB       
First Line: I was a child he took me aside said
Last Line: Of doubt %which you doubt


28-FEB       
First Line: God is the cloud that
Last Line: As one might organize the sea


28-MAR       
First Line: Nothing's greater than love unless
Last Line: Sing it again time after time


28-MAY       
First Line: It fell on a tuesday in 1940
Last Line: He sang 'old man river' in the car)


28-NOV       
First Line: Mia and mark I want to welcome you to
Last Line: And the zero-sum game of zeus and zeugmas


28-OCT       
First Line: This is the music
Last Line: Who called him 'brains'


28-SEP       
First Line: I'm a workaholic'
Last Line: Of being at the bar at eight


29-APR       
First Line: God bless wellbutrin
Last Line: Well, have you, punk?


29-AUG       
First Line: When he threw the roach
Last Line: The city groaning


29-DEC       
First Line: I spent a month writing love poems
Last Line: Than a shared umbrella


29-DEC       
First Line: When they quizzed quince on the existence of physical objects
Last Line: Had a talent for drawing portraits and maps


29-FEB       
First Line: They asked me to define you
Last Line: The image of you I had before


29-JUL       
First Line: If your sestina about sarajevo equals
Last Line: And firm as a trampoline


29-JUN       
First Line: This one's for you, nin
Last Line: Her latest lesson but who cares


29-JUN       
First Line: No man lived who had enough
Last Line: There's room for three in the rowboat


29-MAR       
First Line: I had lunch with robert bly
Last Line: To notice whether death was a man or woman


3-APR       
First Line: I like movies like dreams that
Last Line: Equals love times death squared


3-APR       
First Line: It's one thing to rage
Last Line: In the office on opening day


3-DEC       
First Line: In the hothouse atmosphere
Last Line: On history without using words


3-JAN       
First Line: The shrink says, 'everything depends
Last Line: Who had mocked him would surely die


3-JAN       
First Line: There's an astronaut named david lehamn
Last Line: Isn't the coffee it's the bunk'


3-MAY       
First Line: Let's say we go to amsterdam
Last Line: As if we were young and rich %before we were born


3-OCT       
First Line: To the novelist, the fog itself
Last Line: Bore it as samuel's mother bore her anguish


3-SEP       
First Line: Like coming to the end
Last Line: But loves him nonetheless


30-APR       
First Line: To speak no more to be able
Last Line: Could have they been, that is


30-APR       
First Line: The universal language isn't music
Last Line: For hello, thank you, no problem, and goodbye


30-DEC       
First Line: There are two scenarios
Last Line: To andromache holding their baby


30-JUL       
First Line: All my life I've lived
Last Line: A momentary union %& lifelong quarrel


30-JUN       
First Line: Don't walk away, renee
Last Line: Are about you tonight renee


30-MAR       
First Line: Eighty-one degrees a record high for the day
Last Line: And a joint the hottest thirtieth of march I've ever


30-MAR       
First Line: In the best years of our lives
Last Line: In executive suite those were the days


30-MAY       
First Line: What can you say about
Last Line: On their way to the subway


30-NOV       
First Line: What a night what a light what a moon
Last Line: And thee o silver moon


30-OCT       
First Line: Like living in a foreign city
Last Line: To sing them is deplorable


30-OCT       
First Line: After much deliberation
Last Line: For people who won't read


30-SEP       
First Line: I entered the elevator without ceremony
Last Line: And the elevator doors snap shut behind me


30-SEP       
First Line: In two weeks it will be thirty-three years
Last Line: Himself and saved it from the fire


31-AUG       
First Line: You've been together
Last Line: To the distant north


31-DEC       
First Line: It's the year's midnight and almost the day's
Last Line: But no one wants to die'


31-DEC       
First Line: Tonight's the night, as woody allen said of death
Last Line: Change shape and go in their direction


31-JAN       
First Line: The sky is crumbling into millions of paper dots
Last Line: He is that young man, I can tell, watching him walk


31-JAN       
First Line: Nothing extends a phone
Last Line: Well you wish you didn't have to go


31-JUL       
First Line: Today I took a personality test
Last Line: What an entertaining pedant you are


31-OCT       
First Line: Are you pissed off
Last Line: Personality with equal tact


4-APR       
First Line: Fire engines in st. Mark's place
Last Line: On thirteenth street and first avenue


4-APR       
First Line: The exodus from egypt takes place
Last Line: Let all who are hungry join us


4-AUG       
First Line: Days of ease and keat's odes
Last Line: In 1983 well rudy this is goodbye


4-DEC       
First Line: I'm not in love but I'm higher than
Last Line: For a cigarette in the dark


4-DEC       
First Line: When the sun sets in san francisco
Last Line: Is that too much to ask


4-JAN       
First Line: I wasn't a trickster but the joker
Last Line: In the window the mirror or the little screen


4-JUL       
First Line: No better place to start the day
Last Line: To her and whisper 'I like your pants'


4-JUN       
First Line: According to my sources
Last Line: Of 'the skaters,' a perfect case %of order in disorder
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Zodiac


4-JUN       
First Line: I said ok joe what makes
Last Line: Little purple buds in may


4-MAR       
First Line: There's a potion I take
Last Line: To admire them in full bloom


4-MAR       
First Line: I don't know about the catalogue copy of my book
Last Line: (regards to jaye tell her to get well fast)


4-NOV       
First Line: You know what %the greatest sound %in the world is?
Last Line: My fellow man %a little more %each time


4-OCT       
First Line: Did you see the debate
Last Line: Until my friends and I got there


41055    Poem Text    
First Line: In rotterdam I'm


5-APR       
First Line: Bill and jaye are on their way
Last Line: As will I with a poem in my pocket


5-AUG       
First Line: Smoke tumbled into the intersection
Last Line: Asked his wife to admire his morning erection


5-FEB       
First Line: Except for the food this is
Last Line: His most valuable possession was


5-FEB       
First Line: Diann blakely doesn't have the flu
Last Line: Of sin the greater the climax


5-JAN       
First Line: Every time I hear
Last Line: Is a genius, white


5-JUN       
First Line: If I write another
Last Line: Haven't won the lottery


5-JUN       
First Line: What I like about this place is
Last Line: Be our next president
Variant Title(s): Job Descriptio


5-MAR       
First Line: The radio predicted snow
Last Line: In israel I almost forgot %it's purim


5-MAY       
First Line: I'm quoting not repeating myself
Last Line: Was as hot as today


5-OCT       
First Line: Capitalism rules
Last Line: The mother who forgives all her sons
Subject(s): Capitalism


5-SEP       
First Line: Sprewell is the marlon brando
Last Line: All morning and you on the phone


6-APR       
First Line: She's a high-maintenance doll
Last Line: And no one else is in on the secret


6-AUG       
First Line: On charlie simic's tape
Last Line: But I could be wrong


6-DEC       
First Line: There are days I wake up without waking up
Last Line: A piece of work is a man how noble in reason how


6-FEB       
First Line: Intense, volatile, temperamental
Last Line: My mother was a saint'


6-JAN       
First Line: Lunch at savoy (the
Last Line: You think elliot


6-JUL       
First Line: Your honor I object
Last Line: Thank you your witness


6-JUL       
First Line: I don't want a wall
Last Line: Across your path like a wall


6-JUN       
First Line: No two are identical though
Last Line: And even that isn't going to be enough


6-MAR       
First Line: I love sitting in bars in the village
Last Line: Horns orchestrated by gershwin
Subject(s): Jews; Music And Musicians


6-MAY       
First Line: The brain has chambers
Last Line: Her soup in the kitchen


6-NOV       
First Line: Remember when khrushchev said
Last Line: But to bury him


6-NOV       
First Line: You meet this pathetic guy
Last Line: In forming the judgement that he's a jerk


6-OCT       
First Line: And if I am elected
Last Line: Arrest I solemnly swear
Variant Title(s): Stump Speec


7-DEC       
First Line: Rhyme wave with leave
Last Line: Just wave and leave


7-DEC       
First Line: As I sit at my desk wishing
Last Line: (and so back to work)


7-FEB       
First Line: It used to be garibaldi's, then it was sardinia
Last Line: I knew I had my poem of the day


7-JUL       
First Line: The greatest genius in the history
Last Line: I don't want to work I want to smoke


7-OCT       
First Line: Reading the paper %was a luxury
Last Line: Brown shoes in %a shopfront window


7-SEP       
First Line: Not a day without a notation %each woman loved because of
Last Line: Is worse than the ailment, in citizen kane


7-SEP       
First Line: The anxiety was overpowering
Last Line: No, it was how he kept his vanity


8-APR       
First Line: Maybe jim cummins and I
Last Line: I haven't written %a poem in months'


8-APR       
First Line: One thing I can tell you
Last Line: And make an early night of it


8-DEC       
First Line: Fathers die twice
Last Line: Lighted as samuel taylor coleridge


8-FEB       
First Line: There are two kinds %of love songs
Last Line: Made a very disarming pair


8-FEB       
First Line: David smith made %two circle sentinel
Last Line: And changed the definition of beauty


8-JAN       
First Line: The wind does whistle but it also hums
Last Line: The language as conceived by millions daily


8-JUL       
First Line: The phone. 'dodgers' locker room'
Last Line: The supermarket that won the cold war


8-JUN       
First Line: It's three days before my birthday
Last Line: Yelled 'meat!' and ran away


8-MAR       
First Line: Every so often my father comes over
Last Line: And left before I remembered he was dead


8-MAY       
First Line: Joan mitchell liked daylight %but also worked at night
Last Line: And the word 'faith' pronounced %in a dutch accent 'fate'


8-MAY       
First Line: 700 francs will get you $109.91
Last Line: And I'm going to make it worth your while


8-NOV       
First Line: The house of dr. Edwards'
Last Line: You just pull the trigger


8-SEP       
First Line: In summer camps
Last Line: In the averages: and now I know


9-APR       
First Line: I woke up not in paris
Last Line: To stand for all that's mind (mine)


9-DEC       
First Line: It was when I was waiting for you
Last Line: As they had some catching up to do in bed


9-JAN       
First Line: Gentlemen, this is my last press conference
Last Line: And thus achieve the desired thinness
Variant Title(s): Press Conference (january 9


9-JUL       
First Line: The only method is to be very
Last Line: I looked him in the eye and said I'm real smart


9-JUN       
First Line: Nothing like a little english rain
Last Line: The unreflecting windows in %that high classroom


9-MAR       
First Line: Yesterday's version of today's flight
Last Line: Or watch it dissolve into yesterday


9-MAY       
First Line: Joe finished his paper
Last Line: But I still haven't solved it


9-NOV       
First Line: Since you asked, dear larry
Last Line: To be liked, you've got to be well liked'
Subject(s): Friendship; Miller, Arthur (b. 1915)


9-NOV       
First Line: In college the first theme
Last Line: He would live the american dream


9-OCT       
First Line: It's a great day for new york
Last Line: Says it's too serene to run


9-SEP       
First Line: The word I object to in this poem is sky
Last Line: It's become such a cliche in poems


9/14/2001       
First Line: Before september 11, %I would have written it
Last Line: All you have to do is %look up and it's not there


A HISTORY OF MODERN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: The idea was to have a voice of your own
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A LITTLE HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Some people find out they are jews
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


A QUICK ONE BEFORE I GO    Poem Text    
First Line: There comes a time in every man's life
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Poetry & Poets


AMERICAN RELIGION       
First Line: The two great popular statements
Last Line: Who had always cherished the idea of a tabula rasa %knew we could begin again, could begin %being ag


AMNESIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither the actors nor the audience knew what was coming next
Subject(s): Assassination; Memory


AND ABOUT TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: At the heart of every memory
Subject(s): Memory


ANSWERING STRANGER       
First Line: Here is your childhood: a boy running
Last Line: The naked girl dancing on the roof, who welcomes you %to the twentieth century, though she doesn't e


APRIL 27 OR 28       
First Line: As hamlet would have said
Last Line: Is almost certain to turn our false


APRIL 4 JEW YOU       
First Line: Hello, jews, and welcome to jew university
Last Line: It's very complicated.' now there was a jew


APRIL 6: POEM FOR BASCOVE       
First Line: Snow and sunshine in april
Last Line: Old devil moon will rise with %saxophone accompaniment


ARBEIT MACHT FREI       
First Line: Work shall set you free:' a sensible sentiment
Last Line: Pain to the piano with you, this quiet cry.
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Language; Truth; Words; Vocabulary


ARRIVAL AT KENNEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Reduce the supply while the demand stays constant and the
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


ARRIVAL AT KENNEDY       
First Line: Reduce the supply while the demand stays constant and the
Last Line: When freedom meant driving a car over a cliff & jumping out at the last possible moment
Subject(s): Cities; New York City


AUGUST 29: ODE TO BUDDHISM       
First Line: It doesn't bother me that
Last Line: Served the greatest feast


AUGUST 31: POEM IN THE MANNER OF WALT WHITMAN       
First Line: Last night I walked among the gray-faced onanists and the
Last Line: I would sleep contented in the dreamless zone before dawn


AUTUMN EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The yellow pears hang in the lake.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fall


BREEZE MARINE       
First Line: The impeccable old man, who chaired the committee
Last Line: The place he'd dreamed about in his dreams of escape


BROOKLYN BRIDGE       
First Line: Hey, coolidge, %shout for joy!
Last Line: Brooklyn bridge, %you're really something, aren't you?


CAMBRIDGE, 1972       
First Line: Rob b. Came in, chuckling. He had found the quintessential
Last Line: Down to london, to heathrow airport, to return to the united%states


CASE OF THE SPURIOUS SPOUSE       
First Line: For a time he made a decent salary by impersonating a detective
Last Line: She did, and that's what he meant to find out tonight


CHOICE       
First Line: He had to choose. He could fight the vietnam war
Last Line: How it would feel to be wrong


DEDICATION       
First Line: To henri michaux, whose 'major ordeals
Last Line: (as is the mind's ability to vanish)


DEFECTIVE STORY       
First Line: The doctors know what can be done
Last Line: Of guilt, tipped the light fantastic. Clouds %lined the umbrella that sheltered the tiny boat


DELAYED REACTION       
First Line: All at once it hits you: the hand comes down
Last Line: It wouldn't be a cave if it didn't have %shadows on the wall, dancing in the dark, in silence


DENMARK: A TRAGEDY       
First Line: Who's there?
Last Line: Go, bid the soldiers shoot


DESOLATION ROW       
First Line: The eccentric genius went crazy living by himself
Last Line: His new project to ward off ennui


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEPSI AND COKE       
First Line: Can't swim; uses credit cards and pills to combat
Last Line: Knows the new maid steals; and forgives her
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


DUTCH INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: He liked the late afternoon light as it dimmed
Subject(s): Home; Likes & Dislikes


EDVARD MUNCH    Poem Text    
First Line: From time to time they say 'me'
Subject(s): Munch, Edvard (1863-1944)


ENIGMA VARIATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sir winston churchill advised against suicide
Last Line: And no place: a suicide who lived to regret it.
Subject(s): Jews; Suicide; Judaism


EXCURSION    Poem Text    
First Line: In the red rain you were paddlng downstream


FEAR       
First Line: The boy hid under the house
Last Line: Fear was the name of his dog, a german shepherd


FIRST LINES       
First Line: This is the kind of emptiness that feels solid
Last Line: If you called me the invisible man. The other guys did it, %not knowing what they were doing. That's


FIVE POEMS FROM SPRING DAYS 2000       
First Line: The universal language isn't music %it's sports or maybe it's english
Last Line: You would ask such %as how long has this %been going on


FOR I WILL CONSIDER YOUR DOG MOLLY    Poem Text    
First Line: For it was the first day of rosh ha'shanah, new year's day, day of remembrance, of ancient sacrifice
Subject(s): Rosh Hashanah; Jews; Worship; Dogs; Judaism


FOR I WILL CONSIDER YOUR DOG MOLLY       
First Line: For it was the first day of rosh ha' shanah, new year's day, day of
Last Line: For I'd as lief pray wity you dog molly as with any man. %for she knows that god is her savior


FRENCH MOVIE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was in a french movie
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


GALLERY NOTES       
First Line: The title doesn't have to have


GOODNIGHT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The clarinets of my voice love you
Subject(s): Love


GREENHOUSES AND GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: It began as an item on a questionnaire
Subject(s): Nature


GREENHOUSES AND GARDENS       
First Line: It began as an item on a questionnaire
Last Line: To compete with the living for sunlight and space
Subject(s): Nature


GUILT TRIP       
First Line: Too much coffee. His mind was racing. Relief of tension
Last Line: I love you,' he lied. 'I love you, too,' she replied, %waking beside him in the morning, scaring him


HEAVEN       
First Line: Once you lose it, it keeps coming back to you, forever
Last Line: Only a second had gone by. And I knew I had you back, forever


HENRY JAMES: THE MOVIE       
First Line: The film begins in venice


HOPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: The disappearance of a cat is a good omen,
Subject(s): Cats


HOW TO THINK    Poem Text    
First Line: As the hum of a fly surrounds a thinker
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


IN PRAISE OF A. R. AMMONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Because ignorance is limitless because after the storm
Subject(s): Ammons, Archibald Randolph


IN PRAISE OF ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text    
First Line: Beyond the primitive powers of pain, of love at last
Subject(s): Warren, Robert Penn (1905-1989)


INTERRUPTION       
First Line: The little details defeated him
Last Line: Until a boy with bloodied knees turned up at the back door %and the next interruption has begun


JAMES BROTHERS       
First Line: Jesse james is on an old-fashioned rotary phone, stage right. He dials a
Last Line: Playing 'you made me love you'


JOB AND HIS ACCUSERS       
First Line: Like a man facing a firing squad, refusing a blindfold
Last Line: He knew he had the power to make people mad


JOURNEY INTO THE EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Having no choice but to go down, the sun
Subject(s): Evening; Sun; Fish & Fishing; Sunset; Twilight; Anglers


KNIGHT OF FAITH       
First Line: He was homesick for the apartment he grew up in
Last Line: In 1972, when he was homesick for the american language


LAST WORDS       
First Line: Enough.' 'no, more.' 'not me,' he said, closing the door
Last Line: More,' he said, liking the sound. 'more, more, more!'


LIKE A PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: You throw a war and hope people will come
Subject(s): War


LIKE A PARTY       
First Line: You throw a war and hope people will come
Last Line: Not a work of art; and if a game of chess, blind chess


LITERAL LIVES       
First Line: Lamb wrote a dissertation on roast pig


MADISON AVENUE    Poem Text    
First Line: But it turned out to be a decent deal for the women
Last Line: A slow curve
Subject(s): Madison Avenue, New York


MADISON AVENUE       
First Line: But it turned out to be a decent deal for the women
Last Line: Afterwards. Yellow was the color. A slow curve
Subject(s): Madison Avenue, New York


MAGICIAN       
First Line: The magician was a soulful man, quick rather than deep
Last Line: Was open. He stepped in the door. There was no door


MAY 24: RADIO       
First Line: I left it
Last Line: As I enter %in the dark


MAY 3: POEM IN THE MANNER OF JOHN KEATS       
First Line: Much have I trampled in fields of grass
Last Line: Or cry for her life in dire ruin?


MEMENTO       
First Line: The natural condition of a man is
Last Line: An amnesiac remembers how to speak english


MOMENT OF TRUTH       
First Line: The pure poetry of paranoia was his as he emerged
Last Line: Of the cause: the die of a board game lost in a grate
Subject(s): Cities


MUSEUM, 1980       
First Line: In the remote country mansion


MYTHOLOGIES       
First Line: The question is not how like the animal we are
Last Line: When one by one the masks slip off, and the bride embraces %the guilty son: true to the test, rememb


NEW YEAR'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is it: the night they've all selected
Subject(s): New Year; Winter


NEW YORK CITY, 1974       
First Line: They're invisible and god is blind,' ron says I said
Last Line: How did it happen? They were invisible and god was blind


OCTOBER 21, ST. LOUIS       
First Line: You say I live in the mind
Last Line: Not much of a living but it was a life


OCTOBER 23: ODE TO HISTORY       
First Line: Men of ideals and courage often find their loyalties divided
Last Line: Bitter before he died


OCTOBER CLASSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: If only there were a way of knowing
Subject(s): World Series (baseball)


ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: People in the middle ages didn't think they were living
Subject(s): Middle Ages; Conduct Of Life; Medieval History; Medieval Civilization; Medieval Literature


ON PURPOSE       
First Line: What is the purpose of your poems?'
Last Line: And bring refreshment to your soul


ON THE NATURE OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are, said my old philosophy professor, two kinds
Subject(s): Nature


ON THE NATURE OF DESIRE       
First Line: There are, said my old philosophy professor, two kinds
Last Line: Tired, unashamed, nude and asleep for their hour together
Subject(s): Nature


ONE SIZE FITS ALL: A CRITICAL ESSAY       
First Line: Though %already %perhaps %however
Last Line: In other words %with %and with, %whichever way %one thing is clear %beyond the shadow of a doubt


OPERATION MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: We were smoking some of this knockout weed when
Subject(s): Soldiers; Memory; Conduct Of Life


OPERATION MEMORY       
First Line: We were smoking some of this knockout weed when
Last Line: It was over: I was 38, on the brink of middle age, %a succession of stupid jobs behind me, a loaded


PASCAL'S WAGER       
First Line: The thunder altered everything, starting with the shape
Last Line: As we make our way forward, afraid of the dark %yet more afraid of standing still, wandering in noma


PERFIDIA    Poem Text    
First Line: You don't know who these people are, or what
Subject(s): Spies


PERFIDIA       
First Line: You don't know who these people are, or what
Last Line: And the redhead at the bar lets you buy her a drink
Subject(s): Spies


PERIPHERAL VISION       
First Line: The epic hero was in a lyric mood


PLATO'S RETREAT       
First Line: The voyeur and the exhibitionist meet


POEM IN THE MALE MANNER       
First Line: I just chose the hardest left turn to make in all of ithaca
Last Line: A really good cap of coffee and some pills can make in your day


POEM IN THE MANNER OF MARIANNE MOORE       
First Line: Take an armored animal
Last Line: No. And again comes the sun


POEM IN THE MANNER OF RAINER MARIA RILKE       
First Line: Far are the moons of jupiter-yes how much farther
Last Line: Hear a voice when there is no voice but silence?


POEM IN THE MANNER OF VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY       
First Line: Like a giant in slippers reading
Last Line: So I cannot sing o mother forgive me


POEM IN THE MANNER OF W.H. AUDEN       
First Line: Don't bet on team on a losing streak
Last Line: As I walked with you in the rain


POSTSCRIPT    Poem Text    
First Line: He wrote the whole novel in his head
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Birthdays; Typewriters


PRIVATE SECTOR       
First Line: Mine was the point of view


PROPHET'S LANTERN       
First Line: What's new?
Last Line: Remains as true as when the sun was new


PSALM       
First Line: How like a winter has been my hard spring away from you, my harp
Last Line: Flashlights, and he is guarded from evil by the love of his mother


QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR A PARIS REVIEW INTERVIEW       
First Line: Do you have a favorite time of day? Favorite weather?
Last Line: Do you do any work with your hands?


REJECTION SLIP       
First Line: Oh, how glad I am that she
Last Line: And then a standing ovation, which mesmerized the nation, %as he flew like a moth into the flames of


RIGHT NUMBER       
First Line: I'll be a man for you,' sang the voice on the radio
Last Line: Like a girl to the tip of the giant's shadow, %where she disappears, owing no explanations to anyone


ROLE MODEL       
First Line: With the lawyer in the three-piece suit, she was frigid
Last Line: And she wonders if he will propose to her when he wakes up


SECRET LIFE       
First Line: She was strange. Even as a child she had been able
Last Line: Of the attic, on the shortest day of the year


SEPTEMBER 30: REAL LIFE       
First Line: That year I lived alone in
Last Line: I've been living since


SESTINA       
First Line: When the doctor told her
Last Line: Worse, tell him who said. %it was good for him


SEXISM    Poem Text    
First Line: The happiest moment in a woman's life
Subject(s): Sex


SF    Poem Text    
First Line: Sf stood for sigmund freud, or serious folly
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SHAKE THE SUPERFLUX!    Poem Text    
First Line: I like walking on streets as black and wet as this one
Subject(s): Flowers; Poetry & Poets


SHE WORE       
First Line: She wore heaven sent pantyhose, obsession
Last Line: She wore no bra. She always had lousy luck with men


SIN CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Cynthia was feeling sinful in cincinnati.
Subject(s): Cincinnati, Ohio; Sin; Poetry & Poets


SIN CITY       
First Line: Cynthia was feeling sinful in cincinnati
Last Line: Cynthia reads the poems that name her, and glows


SIX ALMONDS       
First Line: She was as lovely as six almonds
Last Line: Merrily, merrily, we welcomed in the year


SIXTH SENSE       
First Line: Something told him she was near. In the same room
Last Line: If they agreed to go to sleep and dream of him


SONG       
First Line: Slap that bass and I'll play the trumpet
Last Line: And letters that may not reach you


SONNET       
First Line: No roof so poor it does not shelter
Last Line: If not seen, like the smudge of a star.


SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the mattress was a day-old newspaper rolled into a scroll
Last Line: Him and her, in the levitating bed, in the flames.
Subject(s): Fire; Passion


SPONTANEOUS GENERATION       
First Line: Like finding a ninth-grade algebra textbook in the attic
Last Line: If you could hear the soundtrack of our minds %as they were,a generation ago


SQUARE ROOT OF MINUS ONE       
First Line: Yes doesn't come without a struggle


STAYING BEHIND       
First Line: The darkness comes up to the windows
Subject(s): Science Fiction


STEP AWAY       
First Line: A reporter from brill's content
Last Line: Writing to talking, but that's just a guess


SURVIVORS       
First Line: Thanks to the truth serum, no one forgot
Last Line: Merely to have carried it was a moral action, %however futile, whatever the merits of the fiction


THE ANATOMY OF YOUR BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am buried in air, a whirlpool so yellow
Subject(s): Relationships; Body, Human


THE BREEDER'S CUP    Poem Text    
First Line: They cannot keep the peace


THE DESIRE FOR STRANGE CITIES       
First Line: Each street means something other than it says
Last Line: Rio, buenos aires, haifa, hong kong, prague.
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEPSI AND COKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Can't swim; uses credit cards and pills to combat
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


THE HEROIC COUPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: To copy the same sentence each day of his life


THE IDES OF MARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: The origin of every fortune is a crime.
Subject(s): March (month)


THE MOMENT OF TRUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The pure poetry of paranoia was his as he emerged
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


THIS UNMENTIONABLE FEELING    Poem Text    
First Line: Fire distorts. Water objects. Buttery fields
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


TIMES SQUARE    Poem Text    
First Line: His homage to the square was a cube of yellow light
Subject(s): Times Square, New York


TIMES SQUARE       
First Line: His homage to the square was a cube of yellow light
Last Line: As large as manhattan and the rest of the united states
Subject(s): Times Square, New York


TO THE AUTHOR OF 'GLARE'    Poem Text    
First Line: There comes a time when the story turns into twenty
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Ammons, Archibald Randolph


TO THE AUTHOR OF GLARE       
First Line: There comes a time when the same story turns into twenty
Last Line: Were gone almost as soon as they arrived, hat and coat in hand


TOWARD A DEFINITION OF LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Another time they were making love. It's even better
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TOWARD A DEFINITION OF LOVE       
First Line: Another time they were making love. It's even better
Last Line: Of the kids playing with a ball in the gutter
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


TOWARD THE VANISHING POINT       
First Line: Various nostalgias: rock, scissor, and paper
Last Line: The light was green. How much is the fine


TWENTY QUESTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Why did the moth fly into the flame? Was it for the same reason
Subject(s): Middle Age; Man-woman Relationships; Conduct Of Life; Male-female Relations


TWO SONNETS, IN 1972: 1. FEBRUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: We make predictions. For a laugh. And scatter the future
Subject(s): Future


TWO SONNETS, IN 1972: 2. MAY    Poem Text    
First Line: With little to do, and less to say
Subject(s): Social Protest


TWO SONNETS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: It's hardly there, and then it vanishes
Subject(s): Books; Forgetfulness; Reading


TWO SONNETS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen! The garbage pouring down the chutes


UNDER THE INFLUENCE       
First Line: The antithetical sense of primal rhymes, like 'womb' and to
Last Line: On evenings influenced by aching athletic afternoons %and the difference a day makes, by the light o


VENICE IS SINKING       
First Line: In new york we defy
Last Line: That we'd still be here %as we are


VIETNAM MEMORIAL       
First Line: We who didn't go to vietnam
Last Line: Tagged and bagged and stacked, before the last %helicopter lifted off the embassy roof %and the war,


VISIT       
First Line: One night at a bar his old college buddy allen
Last Line: If she had disappeared--if she hadn't married him


WHEN A WOMAN LOVES A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When she says margarita she means daiquiri.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Drinks & Drinking; Absence; Wine; Separation; Isolation


WHO SHE WAS       
First Line: She loved jumping on the trampoline
Last Line: Missing her, wondering who she was


WITH TENURE    Poem Text    
First Line: If ezra pound were alive today
Subject(s): Academia; Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


WITH TENURE       
First Line: If ezra pound were alive today
Last Line: The ketchup is stuck inside the bottle %the letter goes unanswered the bell doesn't ring
Subject(s): Academia; Poetry And Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN: A VILLANELLE       
First Line: Why shun a nude tag?