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Author: LEVIS, LARRY
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Levis, Larry    Poet's Biography
160 poems available by this author


ADOLESCENCE       
First Line: Our babysitter lives across from the dodge street cemetery
Last Line: And cover everything in the sierras, & make my meaning plain


AFTER THE BLUE NOTE CLOSES       
First Line: Tonight, holding a stranger in my arms
Last Line: So solemnly, as if it mattered, holding it %with great care


ANASTASIA AND THE SANDMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The brow of a horse in that moment when
Subject(s): Sleep; Stars


ANASTASIA AND THE SANDMAN       
First Line: The brow of a horse in that moment when
Last Line: Under the missing & innumerable stars
Subject(s): Sleep; Stars


ASSIMILATION OF THE GYPSIES       
First Line: In the background, a few shacks & overturned carts
Last Line: For a few more years
Subject(s): Assimilation; Gypsies


AT THE GRAVE OF MY GUARDIAN ANGEL: ST. LOUIS CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: At sixteen I was so vulnerable to every influence
Subject(s): Nothingness; Social Commentaries; Bakunin, Mikhail (1814-1876); Oswald, Lee Harvey (1939-1963); Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Nihilism; Voids


AT THE GRAVE OF MY GUARDIAN ANGEL: ST. LOUIS CEMETERY...       
First Line: At sixteen I was so vulnerable to every influence
Last Line: Riding beside me, your seat belt around your invisible waist. Sweet %nothing. %sweet, sweet nothing


BLUE HATBAND       
First Line: Sometimes, even in the middle of a conversation
Last Line: But the butcher looks up, into hi sunlit, empty shop


BLUE STONES       
First Line: I suspect %they will slide me into a cold bed
Last Line: The cold, blue stones they give you, %after you have lived


BOY IN VIDEO ARCADE       
First Line: Some see a lake of fire at the end of it
Last Line: It's hard to pick out anything


CHILDHOOD IDEOGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I lay my head sideways on the desk
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


CHILDHOOD IDEOGRAM       
First Line: I lay my head sideways on the desk
Last Line: I always thought he wouldn't dare be seen
Subject(s): Education; Schools


CLEARING OF THE LAND: AN EPITAPH       
First Line: The trees went up the hill
Last Line: Before history begins to edit them into %something without smoke or flies, something %beyond all rec


COCOON       
First Line: Must have dreamed itself
Last Line: As the eyes that see nothing special %stare at a last patch of snow


COOK GREW LOST IN HIS VILLAGE, THE VILLAGE IN THE ENDLES       
First Line: One by one the gods grew wearier of their games
Last Line: Like the shaky letters orfeo squeezes onto birthday cakes


CRIMES OF THE SHADE TREES       
First Line: Today everyone forgave me
Last Line: Each a mad bible of patience


CRY       
First Line: Then, everything slept
Last Line: And did not know why


DECRESCENDO    Poem Text    
First Line: If there is only one world, it is this one
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Rock & Roll


DECRESCENDO       
First Line: If there is only one world, it is this one
Last Line: Hoping to fix up, a little, this world
Subject(s): Music, Rock


DELWYN CREED       
First Line: He is swallowing beer
Last Line: And turned and smiled slowly


DOUBLE       
First Line: Out here, I can say anything
Last Line: And music are not


EDWARD HOPPER, HOTEL ROOM, 1931       
First Line: The young woman is just sitting on the bed
Last Line: Almost left out of the picture, half undressed


ELEGY ENDING IN THE SOUND OF A SKIPPING ROPE       
First Line: All I have left of that country is this torn scrap
Last Line: Annoying, unvarying flick of the rope each time %it touched the street


ELEGY FOR POE WITH THE MUSIC OF A CARNIVAL INSIDE IT       
First Line: There is this sunny place where I imagine him
Last Line: Tapping at the glass, unable to tell his story


ELEGY FOR WHATEVER HAD A PATTERN IN IT       
First Line: Now that the summer of love has become the moss of tunnels
Last Line: And never come back


ELEGY WITH A BRIDLE IN ITS HAND       
First Line: One was a bay cowhorse from piedras & the other was a washed-out palomino
Last Line: And stare up into the dark, & say, me. I do. It's mine


ELEGY WITH A CHIMNEYSWEEP FALLING INSIDE IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Those twenty-six letters filling the blackboard
Subject(s): Transience; Grief; Conduct Of Life; Impermanence; Sorrow; Sadness


ELEGY WITH A CHIMNEYSWEEP FALLING INSIDE IT       
First Line: Those twenty-six letters filling the blackboard
Last Line: Of the other, & how they don't stop walking, not now, %not for anything


ELEGY WITH A PETTY THIEF IN THE RIGGING       
First Line: That afternoon after he found it
Last Line: Over his expressionless face? I'm glad %it's not a story


ELEGY WITH A THIMBLEFUL OF WATER IN THE CAGE       
First Line: It's a list of what I cannot touch
Last Line: The iron grillwork, into the irretrievable


ELEGY WITH A THIMBLEFUL OF WATER IN THE CAGE       
First Line: It's a list of what I cannot touch
Last Line: The iron grillwork, into the irretrievable


ELEGY WITH AN ANGEL AT ITS GATE: 1. MUIR IN THE WILDERNESS       
First Line: We were the uncountable stars, at first
Last Line: Resemble the piping on the ushers' uniforms


ELEGY WITH AN ANGEL AT ITS GATE: 2. BUNNY MAYO IN THE NEW       
First Line: We brought the shape of the angel with us
Last Line: Here in the sunset it is. It's not allowed


ELEGY WITH AN ANGEL AT ITS GATE: 3. STEVENS       
First Line: This was one idea, like water seen through glass
Last Line: The new god is a revolver in the sun


ELEGY WITH AN ANGEL AT ITS GATE: 4. LIKE THE SCATTERED BEADS       
First Line: One august afternoon, in the midst of lying
Last Line: With the heavens behind you on fire


ELEGY WITH THE SPRAWL OF A WAVE INSIDE IT       
First Line: The two black swans paddling the brown canals of sheffield park
Last Line: The present can't remember what it is


EN LA LOCUELA       
First Line: After the long bus ride into the mountains
Last Line: And their hushed, suspended parliaments of gray leaves- %in that wide, bare place, the middle of the


FAMILY ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sister once of weeds & a dark water that held still
Subject(s): Family Life; Marriage; Failure; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FAMILY ROMANCE       
First Line: Sister once of weeds & dark water that held still
Last Line: I thought: why me, why her, & he knew it wouldn't last


FISH       
First Line: The cop holds me up like a fish
Last Line: And the stars begin moving


FOR A GHOST WHO ONCE PLACED BETS IN THE PARK       
First Line: To become as pure as I am
Last Line: Refusing to die, and the three motionless swings


FOR MIGUEL HERNANDEZ IN HIS SLEEP AND IN HIS SICKNESS; SPRING, 1942       
First Line: You have slept for two days now
Last Line: Show up again above you


FOR STONES       
First Line: Against laws %the tongue tries to go back down the throat
Last Line: Plain water that is simple and against the law


FOR THE COUNTRY       
First Line: One of them undid your blouse, then
Last Line: And that is the end of it


FOR ZBIGNIEW HERBERT, SUMMER, 1971, LOS ANGELES       
First Line: No matter how hard I listen, the wind speaks
Last Line: Until their hands feel like glass on the page, %and snow collects in the blind eyes of statues


GARCIA LORCA; A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GRANADA CEMETERY, 1966       
First Line: The men who killed poetry
Last Line: Your house is breath


IDLE COMPANION       
First Line: I thought I caught
Last Line: Soul, what is your name?


IN 1967       
First Line: Some called it the summer of love; & although the clustered
Last Line: And the best thing one could do was get arrested


IN A COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: My love and I are inventing a country, which we
Subject(s): Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


IN THE CITY OF LIGHT       
First Line: The last thing my father did for me
Last Line: And my father opening the gate: a lit, & silent %city


INVENTING THE TOUCAN       
First Line: You sail placidly down the orinoco in a white dress
Last Line: And these two aren't your real parents


IRISH MUSIC       
First Line: Now in middle age my blood like a thief who
Last Line: Up to the empty summit


L.A., LOITERINGS: 1. CONVALESCENT HOME       
First Line: High on painkillers, %the old don't hear
Last Line: At the road's edge everywhere


L.A., LOITERINGS: 2. THE MYTH       
First Line: The go-go girl yawns
Last Line: Far into the night


L.A., LOITERINGS: 3. SPIDER       
First Line: In the bruised doorway
Last Line: Of things, is never sorry


LATE SEPTEMBER IN ULCINJ       
First Line: Birth & death own the little walled cottages
Last Line: It was the custom to wear nothing there, %where the wave sprawl on the rock cannot remember


LEOPARD'S MOUTH IS DRY AND COLD INSIDE       
First Line: Now I am drying my body, but carefully, as if it doesn't really belong to
Last Line: Then suddenly remembered and put in too many of them, as if to make %sure of something


LETTER       
First Line: It's better to have a light jacket on days like this


LETTERS       
First Line: My friend arnold wrote me how his life
Last Line: In just this one night and with words only


LINNETS: 1       
First Line: One morning with a 12 gauge my brother shot
Last Line: In the air behind him


LINNETS: 10. AT THE HIGH MEADOW       
First Line: It's march; the arthritic horses
Last Line: Coughs. You come down the mountain


LINNETS: 11       
First Line: Until one day in a diner in oakland
Last Line: In the trembling of a spider web gone suddenly still, %it never happened


LINNETS: 12       
First Line: This is a good page
Last Line: And the father of that silence


LINNETS: 2       
First Line: But in the high court of linnets he does not get
Last Line: Linnet, then another, then more. Then one of them %begins singing


LINNETS: 3       
First Line: As my brother walks through an intersection the
Last Line: All day. God grows balder


LINNETS: 4       
First Line: Whales dry up on beaches by themselves
Last Line: Of light and drummed fingers and inbreedings


LINNETS: 5       
First Line: Snakes swallow birds, mice, anything warm
Last Line: She smiled: 'snakes don't have no minds.'


LINNETS: 6       
First Line: You can't be sure. Your whole family
Last Line: And sells all the silence behind him


LINNETS: 7. LINNET TAXIDERMY       
First Line: I thought when finished
Last Line: And go on singing


LINNETS: 8. MATINEE       
First Line: Your family stands over your bed
Last Line: Goodbye, tender blimps


LINNETS: 9. 1973       
First Line: At the end of winter
Last Line: Their ruffled feathers turn large and black


LOST FAN, HOTEL CALIFORNIAN, FRESNO, 1923       
First Line: In fresno it is 1923, and your shy father
Last Line: And turned serious, like the sky


MAGICIAN POEMS: 1. THE MAGICIAN'S EXIT WOUND       
First Line: All day %the sky has the look of dirty paper
Last Line: Of breaking into %blood on a cloud


MAGICIAN POEMS: 2. THE MAGICIAN'S RIDE TO THE HOSPITAL       
First Line: Just now %I noticed my arms
Last Line: Outside even the sky is shocked and darkens


MAGICIAN POEMS: 3. MAGICIAN'S FACE       
First Line: One day all the smiles hardened
Last Line: A single window smashed and bare with sky


MAGICIAN POEMS: 4. THE MAGICIAN AT HIS OWN REVIVAL       
First Line: Once I thought my mouth was a scar
Last Line: For no reason at all but me, me


MAGICIAN POEMS: 5. THE MAGICIAN'S CALL       
First Line: Our conversation %frays like an old wire in the rain
Last Line: Just under his breath in the static


MAGICIAN POEMS: 6. THE MAGICIAN'S EDGE AND EXIT       
First Line: I've got my edge now
Last Line: And I drift through it, suddenly air


MAGICIAN POEMS: 7. THE MAGICIAN ENDING       
First Line: After a while my lungs give
Last Line: As a shrug of stars and years %drifts through me


MAGNOLIA       
First Line: If I knew a way, I would tell you
Last Line: While he kept staring patiently out %the rain streaked windows of a bus


MAYBE THE DEAD       
First Line: Maybe the dead know the ant's troubles
Last Line: Clean itself under one wing with its beak


MORNING AFTER MY DEATH       
First Line: My body is a white thing in the sun, now
Last Line: Polished and swarming frankly in the sun
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social


MY ONLY PHOTOGRAPH OF WELDON KEES       
First Line: 10 p.M. The river thinking
Last Line: Admiring the sun on alcatraz


MY STORY IN A LATE STYLE OF FIRE       
First Line: Whenever I listen to billie holiday, I am reminded
Last Line: Its desolation. And its eventual, brief triumph


NATURE       
First Line: In this place, beside a sigh of traffic
Last Line: Of the city & spreading effortlessly over %the green identical benches in the park


OKLAHOMA       
First Line: Often I used to say: I am this dust, or, I am this wind


OLDEST LIVING THING IN L.A.       
First Line: At wilshire and santa monica I saw an opossum
Last Line: A light steel net to snare it with, someone who hoped %the thing would have vanished by the time he


OVERHEARING THE DOLLMAKER'S GHOST ON THE RIVERBANK       
First Line: The missouri is only a mile from this place
Last Line: In late august - %and drives away


OWNERSHIP OF THE NIGHT       
First Line: After five years
Last Line: And you step quickly past them, into the night


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 1. OAXACA, 1983       
First Line: And now the sunlight, gradually filling the lobby, strays over
Last Line: As, once again, she puts her left nipple into the little hole in the glass


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 2. CARAVAGGIO: SWIRL & VORTEX       
First Line: In the borghese, caravaggio, painter of boy whores, street punk, exile &
Last Line: To leave them like that


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 3. TURBAN       
First Line: Sometimes, in the brueghel paintings, the children who are skating hold
Last Line: He will never smile again. The turban is the dirty white of a popular beach


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 4. OUR SISTER OF PERFECT ...       
First Line: In the cathedral of oaxaca, the usual women: three or four black shawls worn
Last Line: Cloudy, & not necessarily human


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 5. 'CONEY ISLAND BABY'       
First Line: But there is a place that will not change, a place that is rooted in dream
Last Line: I swear I'd give the whole thing up for you


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 6. AS IT BEGINS WITH A BRUSH       
First Line: The plaza was so still in that moment two years ago that everything was clear
Last Line: Gradually fill with the usual crowds...Those who love, or those who think they love, %novelty, & cha


PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE: A SEQUENCE: 7. CODA: KIND OF BLUE       
First Line: And so what? Said a trumpet; & I'll see you that & raise you five, said a kind
Last Line: Is how that song began. All things you are, & briefly, as, in solitude, it ends


PHOTOGRAPH: MIGRANT WORKER, PARLIER, CALIFORNIA, 1967       
First Line: I'm going to put johnny dominguez right here
Last Line: Of the stars, that face, johnny dominguez


PICKING GRAPES IN AN ABANDONED VINEYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Picking grapes in the late autumn sun
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


PICKING GRAPES IN AN ABANDONED VINEYARD       
First Line: Picking grapes in the late autumn sun
Last Line: Carry the grapes up into the solemn house, %where I was born
Subject(s): Farm Life


POEM OF HORSES       
First Line: Your friends nod. Their glances are like huts
Last Line: And left them alone


POEM RETURNING AS AN INVISIBLE WREN TO THE WORLD       
First Line: Once, there was a poem. No one read it & the poem
Last Line: Starts up with its raspy hum again. Like a heaven's


POEM YOU ASKED FOR       
First Line: My poem would eat nothing. %I tried giving it water
Last Line: Slicking its hair down. %said it was going %over to your place


POET AT SEVENTEEN       
First Line: My youth? I hear it mostly in the long, volleying
Last Line: And sat so rigidly, although the land was theirs
Subject(s): Teenagers


QUILT       
First Line: I think it is all light at the end, I think it is air
Subject(s): Quilts


READINGS IN FRENCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking into the eyes of gerard de nerval
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets - French; Fathers


READINGS IN FRENCH       
First Line: Looking into the eyes of gerard de nerval
Last Line: Looking too closely into the eyes of your father, that formal eclipse


RHODODENDRONS       
First Line: Winter has moved off
Last Line: And is never heard of again


SELF-PORTRAIT WITH RADIO       
First Line: Sooiee, pig pig pig
Last Line: I put my fork %to half-cold stew on my plate, %and began to eat


SENSATIONALISM       
First Line: In josef koudelka's photograph, untitled & with no date
Last Line: If only to him. And before he turned into paper


SHILOH       
First Line: When my friends found me after I'd been blown
Last Line: Arms & wings. They'll mock you one way or the other


SIGNS    Poem Text    
First Line: All night I dreamed of my home,
Subject(s): Winter


SIGNS       
First Line: All night I dreamed of my home
Last Line: It is almost spring


SLEEPING LIONESS       
First Line: Even when we finally had to burn them, the gray, stately
Last Line: You could step out now in wonder


SLEEPING LIONESS: 1       
First Line: Even when we finally had to burn them, the gray, stately
Last Line: Would you choose to carry into hell if you left now?


SLEEPING LIONESS: 2; FOR JAMES WRIGHT       
First Line: Today, hearing the empty clang of a rope against
Last Line: In all the photographs, %wanting his mouth for a souvenir


SLEEPING LIONESS: 3       
First Line: In 1965, if anything was worth worshipping in that city
Last Line: Anything is enough if you know how poor you are. %you could step out now in wonder


SLOW CHILD WITH A BOOK OF BIRDS       
First Line: The snow that has no name is just
Last Line: The sudden, overcast quiet of the past tense


SMELL OF THE SEA       
First Line: Because they could not blind him twice, they drove a pencil
Last Line: The unbelieving pencil through his ear


SOME ASHES DRIFTING ABOVE PIEDRA, CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: There is still one field I can love
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


SOME ASHES DRIFTING ABOVE PIEDRA, CALIFORNIA       
First Line: There is still one field I can love
Last Line: Easily away, without comment, %on the wind
Subject(s): Farm Life


SOME GRASS ALONG A DITCH BANK    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


SOME GRASS ALONG A DITCH BANK       
First Line: I don't know what happens to grass
Last Line: But then growing still again


SOME GRASS ALONG A DITCH BANK       
First Line: I didn't know what happens to grass
Last Line: But then growing still again


SOUTH       
First Line: I will begin with tis moth


SPELL OF THE LEAVES       
First Line: Her husband left her suddenly. Then it was autumn
Last Line: Like the tip of the father's left forefinger %to the unwiped, greasy, kitchen countertop


SPIRIT SAYS, YOU ARE NOTHING       
First Line: Because you haven't praised anything in months
Last Line: You were all I had


STORY       
First Line: I know the white wedding dress is suicidal
Last Line: In a slaughterhouse, and long enough for the flies %to swarm over the meat in their loud, black wedd


THE ASSIMILATION OF THE GYPSIES    Poem Text    
First Line: In the background, a few shacks & overturned carts
Subject(s): Assimilation; Gypsies; Gipsies


THE CLEARING OF THE LAND: AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: The trees went up the hill
Subject(s): Transience; Progress; Impermanence


THE MAP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Applying to heavy equipment school
Subject(s): Relationships


THE MORNING AFTER MY DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: My body is a white thing in the sun, now
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts


THE OLDEST LIVING THING IN L.A.    Poem Text    
First Line: At wilshire & santa monica I saw an opossum
Subject(s): Opossoms


THE POET AT SEVENTEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: My youth? I hear it mostly in the long, volleying
Subject(s): Teenagers


THE QUILT    Poem Text    
First Line: I think it is all light at the end, I think it is air
Subject(s): Quilts


THE THIEF IN THE PAINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thirsty all through lent, thirsty on feast days too
Subject(s): Desire; Lent


THE WIDENING SPELL OF THE LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, in a foreign country, I was suddenly ill
Subject(s): Nostalgia


THE WORM IN THE EAR    Poem Text    
First Line: If peasants had written they would have ceased to be peasants
Last Line: Chin up? Ready?
Subject(s): Peasantry; Writing & Writers; Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); Van Gogh, Vincent (1853-1890)


THERE ARE TWO WORLDS       
First Line: Perhaps the ankle of a horse is holy


THIEF IN THE PAINTING       
First Line: Thirsty all through lent, thirsty on feast days too
Last Line: The hard, pure, furiously indifferent faces of thieves
Subject(s): Desire; Lent


THOSE GRAVES IN ROME    Poem Text    
First Line: There are places where the eye can starve,
Subject(s): Rome, Italy; Friendship; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


THOSE GRAVES IN ROME       
First Line: There are places where the eye can starve
Last Line: Is empty. And not empty. And almost enough


THOUGH HIS NAME IS INFINITE, MY FATHER IS ASLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: When my father disappeared
Subject(s): Fathers


THOUGH HIS NAME IS INFINITE, MY FATHER IS ASLEEP       
First Line: When my father disappeared
Last Line: In the sweep of those syllables - %wind, crushed bones, & ashes - %begin to live again
Subject(s): Fathers


TO A WALL OF FLAME IN A STEEL MILL, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 1969    Poem Text    
First Line: Except under the cool shadows of the pines
Subject(s): Fathers; Solitude; Farm Life; Mills & Millers; Agriculture; Farmers


TO A WALL OF FLAME IN A STEEL MILL, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 1969       
First Line: Except under the cool shadows of pines
Last Line: Onto the thawing river


TO A WOMAN GLANCING UP FROM THE RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: On either bank
Subject(s): Camping; Rivers; Camps; Summer Camps


TO A WREN ON CALVARY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the unremarkable that will last,
Subject(s): Wrens; Death - Animals; Man-woman Relationships; Jesus Christ; Male-female Relations


TO A WREN ON CALVARY       
First Line: It is the unremarkable that will last
Last Line: At each white breath going out, thinning, & then vanishing, %for he has grown tired of amazing thing


TOAD, HOG, ASSASSIN, MIRROR       
First Line: Toad, hog, assassin, mirror. Some of its favorite words, which are breath
Last Line: At least as far as we are permitted to see


TOWN       
First Line: This moon a pig spits out on a hot night
Last Line: The moon's sweating thumb


TRUMAN, DA VINCI, NEBRASKA       
First Line: In kansas city, truman is dead who ruled
Last Line: Da vinci who knew all the muscles in the human face


TWO TREES       
First Line: My name in latin is light to carry & victorious
Last Line: And possess her completely


TWO VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY KOBAYASHI       
First Line: The year I returned to my village, the papers
Last Line: Against which all swords are useless!'


UNFINISHED POEM       
First Line: Here are all the shadows that have fallen on
Last Line: You carried all the dead at the moment of your birth


WHITMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: On long island, they moved my clapboard house
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955); Poetry & Poets; Popular Culture - United States; United States; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); America


WHITMAN       
First Line: On long island, they moved my clapboard house
Last Line: To find me now will cost you everything
Subject(s): Jazz; Music And Musicians; Parker, Charlie ("bird") (1920-1955); Poetry And Poets; Popular Culture - United States; United States; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


WIDENING SPELL OF THE LEAVES       
First Line: Once, in a foreign country, I was suddenly ill
Last Line: And always coming back-steadfast, orderly, %taciturn, oblivious-until the end of time
Subject(s): Nostalgia


WINTER STARS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Aging; Courage; Stars; Sickness; Valor; Bravery; Illness


WINTER STARS       
First Line: My father once broke a man's hand
Last Line: Even a father, even a son


WORM IN THE EAR       
First Line: If peasants had written they would have ceased to be peasants
Last Line: The cold comes on. %chin up? Ready?
Subject(s): Peasantry; Writing And Writers