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Author: MACLEISH, ARCHIBALD
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Macleish, Archibald    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
368 poems available by this author


& FORTY-SECOND STREET       
First Line: Be proud new york of your prize domes


1892-19-       
First Line: There will be little enough to forget


A POET SPEAKS FROM THE VISITOR'S GALLERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Have gentlemen perhaps forgotten this?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT       
First Line: Prince of the church whose lofty mind


ACROSS THE RIVER AND UNDER THE TREES       
First Line: How time goes racing now when there's no need to


ACTFIVE       
First Line: Whereat - the king unthroned, the god


AETERNA POETAE MEMORIA       
First Line: The concierge at the front gate where relatives
Last Line: Men remember you, dead boy-the lover of verses!


AGAINST ILLUMINATIONS       
First Line: Avoid, you strollers in the dark street
Last Line: Monsters. The truth examined by a flare %grows true, grows palpable, grows everywhere


AIR RAID       
First Line: They follow each other like footsteps
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators


ALIEN       
First Line: Here in this inland garden
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening


AMERICA WAS PROMISES    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is the voyager in these leaves
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AMERICA WAS PROMISES       
First Line: Who is the voyager in these leaves
Subject(s): Freedom


AMERICAN LETTER       
First Line: The wind is east but the hot weather continues


AN ETERNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no dusk to be
Last Line: Death never was.


ANCESTRAL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers; Children; Childhood


ANCESTRAL       
First Line: The star dissolved in evening - the one star


ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: And that was by the door there


APRIL IN NOVEMBER       
First Line: Even in spring, even in first


ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE       
First Line: The train slows down


ARS POETICA    Poem Text    
First Line: A poem should be palpable and mute / as a globed fruit
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ARS POETICA       
First Line: A poem should be palpable and mute %as a globed fruit
Last Line: A poem should not mean %but be
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


AT THE DARK'S EDGE       
First Line: Sister tree, %deaf and dumb and blind, and we
Last Line: What we can't... %light
Subject(s): Environment


AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Slow potomac, tarnished water
Last Line: To scour the hate clean and the rusted blood
Subject(s): Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.c.


AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL       
First Line: Slow potomac, tarnished water
Subject(s): Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.c.


AUTOBIOGRAPHY       
First Line: There was a landscape in my childhood


AUTUMN       
First Line: Sun smudge on the smoky water
Last Line: Sun smudge on the smoky water


AVANT GARDE       
First Line: The caravan of the aforesaid sages


BACCALAUREATE    Poem Text    
First Line: A year or two, and grey euripides
Last Line: Bright through the crumbling gold of a great name.
Subject(s): Universities & Colleges


BAHAMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Down there in those islands
Subject(s): Bahamas; Islands


BAHAMAS       
First Line: Down there in those islands
Subject(s): Bahamas; Islands


BALLAD OF THE CORN-COB AND THE LIE       
First Line: Will faulkner, will faulkner


BED       
First Line: My bed grows narrower as I grow old


BEFORE MARCH       
First Line: The gull's image and the gull


BIG BANG AND THE EVENING STAR       
First Line: There were signs in the sky when we were children


BIRTH OF EVENTUAL VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cast up by the sea
Subject(s): Venus (goddess)


BIRTH OF EVENTUALLY VENUS       
First Line: Cast up by the sea


BLACK DAY       
First Line: God help that country where informers thrive


BLACK HUMOR       
First Line: The jangle of the jeering cows


BOATMEN OF SANTORIN       
First Line: The boatmen on the bay of santorin
Last Line: We float here %feathering death at our oar-blades
Subject(s): Santorini Island, Greece


BOY IN THE ROMAN ZOO       
First Line: Ravished arms


BRAVE NEW WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: But you, thomas jefferson
Subject(s): Holidays


BRAVE NEW WORLD       
First Line: But you, thomas jefferson
Last Line: The old stale bitter world plays new - %and the new world old
Subject(s): Holidays


BROKEN PROMISE       
First Line: That was by the door


BROOKS ATKINSON       


BURIAL       
First Line: Life relinquishing, by life relinquished


BURYING GROUND BY THE TIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders:
Subject(s): Railroads; Labor & Laborers; Railways; Trains; Work; Workers


CALYPSO'S ISLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I know very well, goddess, she is not beautiful
Subject(s): Calypso (mythology); Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Odysseus


CALYPSO'S ISLAND       
First Line: I know very well, goddess, she is not beautiful
Last Line: Where that one wears the sunlight for a while
Subject(s): Calypso (mythology); Mythology - Classical; Ulysses


CAPTIVITY OF THE FLY       
First Line: The fly against the window pane


CAPTURED    Poem Text    
First Line: Under an elm tree where the river reaches
Last Line: And she was here, her hand shut in his hand.


CARRION CROW       
First Line: Claw at his eyes, o carrion crow


CAT IN THE WOOD       


CATHEDRAL       
First Line: Perpendiculars %stemmed upward, blossoming


CHAMBERS OF IMAGERY       
First Line: Sometimes, within the brain's old ghostly house


CHARTRES       
First Line: I do not wonder, stones


CINEMA OF A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth is bright though the boughs of the moon like a dead planet
Subject(s): Self; Travel; Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961); Journeys; Trips


CINEMA OF A MAN       
First Line: The earth is bright through the boughs of the moon like a dead planet
Last Line: A wave has broken in the sea beyond the coast of spain


COLLOQUY FOR THE STATES       
First Line: There's talk, says illinois


COMMUNICATION TO LEON-PAUL FARGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: I do not know what we say. I know that your poems
Subject(s): Fargue, Leon-paul (1876-1947)' Poetry & Poets


COMPANIONS       
First Line: The flowers with the ragged names


CONQUISTADOR       
First Line: And the way goes on the worn earth


CONQUISTADOR: PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: And the way goes on in the worn earth
Subject(s): Death; Time; Dead, The


CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT       
First Line: This woman mask that wears her to the bone


CONVERSATION IN BELFRY       
First Line: Centennial bell that will not ring


CONWAY BURYING GROUND       
First Line: They set up stones to show where time has ended


COOK COUNTY    Poem Text    
First Line: The northeast wind was the wind off the lake
Variant Title(s): Weather
Subject(s): Nature; Weather; Wind


COOK COUNTY       
First Line: The northeast wind was the wind off the lake
Last Line: And snow on the sand where in summer the water was...
Variant Title(s): Weathe
Subject(s): Nature; Weather; Wind


CORPORATE ENTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The oklahoma ligno and lithograph co.
Last Line: Weeps at a nude by michelangelo.
Subject(s): Corporate Life


CREATOR       
First Line: The world was made by someone else


CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS       
First Line: Let us await the great american novel


CRITICS ON THE LAWN       
First Line: Look! In the lilac bush


CROSSING       
First Line: At five precisely in the afternoon


CUMMINGS       
First Line: True %poet who could live and die


DANGER IN THE AIR       
First Line: On a day of dry wind


DE VOTRE BONHEUR IL NE RESTE QUE VOS PHOTOS       
First Line: Since %and the rain since


DEFINITION OF THE FRONTIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: First there is the wind but not like the familiar wind but long and without lapses
Subject(s): Nature; War; Boundaries; Borders


DEFINITION OF THE FRONTIERS       
First Line: First there is the wind but not like the familiar wind but long


DEFINITIONS OF OLD AGE       
First Line: Your eyes change


DISCOVERY OF THIS TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody borrowed a couple of dogs and a gun and
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


DISCOVERY OF THIS TIME       
First Line: Nobody borrowed a couple of dogs and a gun and
Last Line: There were all of us - all together - and we came
Subject(s): World War Ii


DOVER BEACH' - A NOTE TO THAT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The wave withdrawing
Subject(s): Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888); Middle Age; Poetry & Poets; Waves


DOVER BEACH' - A NOTE TO THAT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The wave withdrawing
Subject(s): Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888); Middle Age; Poetry & Poets; Waves


DOVER BEACH' - A NOTE TO THAT POEM       
First Line: The wave withdrawing
Last Line: Let them go over us all I say with the thunder of %what's to be next in the world. It's we will be u
Subject(s): Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888); Middle Age; Poetry And Poets; Waves


DOZING ON THE LAWN       
First Line: I fall asleep these days too easily


DR. SIGMUND FREUD DISCOVERS THE SEA SHELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Science, that simple saint, cannot be bothered
Subject(s): Social Protest


DR. SIGMUND FREUD DISCOVERS THE SEA SHELL       
First Line: Science, that simple saint, cannot be bothered
Last Line: What surge is this whose question never ceases?
Subject(s): Social Protest


DYING IN THE NEW YORK TIMES    Poem Text    
First Line: On the same page of the new york times
Subject(s): New York Times (newspaper); Obituaries


DYING IN THE NEW YORK TIMES       
First Line: On the same page of the new york times
Subject(s): New York Times (newspaper); Obituaries


EDWIN MUIR       
First Line: The memory of edwin muir is green


EINSTEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: And I have come upon this place
Subject(s): Consolation; Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)


EINSTEIN       
First Line: And I have come upon this place
Last Line: Which seems to keep %something inviolate. A living something
Subject(s): Consolation; Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)


ELEVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: And summer mornings the mute child, rebellious
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


ELEVEN       
First Line: And summer mornings the mute child, rebellious
Last Line: Like a root growing
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening


ELPENOR       
First Line: It is I, odysseus - elpenor
Variant Title(s): 193


END OF THE WORLD       
First Line: Quite unexpectedly as vasserot
Last Line: There in the sudden blackness the black pall %of nothing, nothing, nothing-nothing at all
Subject(s): Circus; Judgment Day


EPIGRAPH       
First Line: This old man is no one I know


EPISTLE TO BE LEFT IN THE EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: It is colder now
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


EPISTLE TO BE LEFT IN THE EARTH       
First Line: It is colder now
Last Line: Voices are crying an unknown name in the sky
Subject(s): Death


EPISTLE TO LEON-PAUL FARGUE       
First Line: I do not know what we say. I know that your poems


EPISTLE TO THE RAPALLOAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ezra, whom not with eye nor ear have I ever
Subject(s): Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


EPITAPH FOR JOHN MCCUTCHEON       
First Line: This is my island. Thirty years ago


EVER SINCE       
First Line: What do you remember thinking back


EXCAVATION OF TROY       
First Line: Girl do you think
Subject(s): Troy


EZRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe you ranted in the grove
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


EZRY       
First Line: Maybe you ranted in the grove
Last Line: Giddy with grandeur where you stood
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972)


FALL OF THE CITY       
First Line: Ladies and gentlemen: %this broadcast comes to you from the city


FAMILY GROUP    Poem Text    
First Line: That's my younger brother with his navy wings
Subject(s): Brothers; World War Ii; Family Life; Half-brothers; Second World War; Relatives


FAMILY GROUP       
First Line: That's my younger brother with his navy wings


FARM       
First Line: Why do you listen, trees


FIRST I WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING OF THESE TWO       


FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF MY MOTHER'S DEATH       
First Line: You think a life can end?


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 1. LANDSCAPE AS A NUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: She lies on her left side her flank golden
Variant Title(s): Landscape As A Nude
Subject(s): Nudity; Nakedness


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 1. LANDSCAPE AS A NUDE       
First Line: She lies on her left side her flank golden
Last Line: She has brown breasts and the mouth of no other country
Variant Title(s): Landscape As A Nud
Subject(s): Nudity


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 2. WILDWEST       
First Line: There were none of my blood in this battle
Last Line: And how it went out from you wide and clean in the sunlight
Variant Title(s): Wildwes


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 3. BURYING GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders
Last Line: And the trains going over us here in the hollows
Variant Title(s): Burying Ground By The Ties
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Railroads; Work; Workers; Railways; Trains


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 3. BURYING GROUND       
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders
Variant Title(s): Burying Ground By The Tie
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Railroads


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 4. OIL PAINTING       
First Line: The plump mr. Pl'f is washing his hands of america
Last Line: Than under the whole damn range (he finds) of the big horns
Variant Title(s): Oil Painting Of The Artist As The Artis


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 5. EMPIRE BUILDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the making of america in five panels
Last Line: When the land lay waiting for her westward people
Variant Title(s): Empire Builders
Subject(s): Capitalism; United States; America


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 5. EMPIRE BUILDERS       
First Line: This is the making of america in five panels
Last Line: The yellowstone moved on the gravel and the grass grew %whenthe land lay waiting for her westward pe
Variant Title(s): Empire Builder
Subject(s): Capitalism; United States


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: 6. BACKGROUND       
First Line: And the corn singing millennium
Variant Title(s): Background With Revolutionarie


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BACKGROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: And the corn singing millennium!
Subject(s): Communism


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BACKGROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: When they're shunting the cars on the katy a mile off
Last Line: There is too much sun on the lids of my eyes to be listening
Subject(s): United States; Challenges; Strength


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BACKGROUND WITH REVOLUTIONARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: When they're shunting the cars on the katy a mile off
Last Line: There is too much sun on the lids of my eyes to be listening
Variant Title(s): Poem
Subject(s): United States; Challenges; Strength


FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY: BURY GROUND BY THE TIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ayee! Ai! This is heavy earth on our shoulders:
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Social Classes; Work; Workers; Caste


FROM THESE NIGHT FIELDS..., FR. THE HAMLET OF A. MACLEISH       


GALAN       
First Line: They killed him on the gallows tree


GENIUS       
First Line: Waked by the pale pink
Last Line: Cock has seen the sun! He first! He first!


GEOGRAPHY OF THIS TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: What is required of us is the recognition of the frontiers between
Subject(s): Frontier & Pioneer Life


GEOGRAPHY OF THIS TIME       
First Line: What is required of us is the recognition of the frontiers between
Subject(s): Frontier And Pioneer Life


GERMAN GIRLS! THE GERMAN GIRLS       
First Line: They recall the promises in the books and the


GHOST OF THE CLERK       
First Line: I am a clerk. I read the papers


GOOD MAN IN A BAD TIME       
First Line: Rinsing our mouths


GRAZING LOCOMOTIVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Huge upon the hazy plain
Variant Title(s): Pastoral
Subject(s): Railroads; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


GRAZING LOCOMOTIVES       
First Line: Huge upon the hazy plain
Variant Title(s): Pastora
Subject(s): Railroads; Travel


GREAT CONTEMPORARY DISCOVERIES       
First Line: The writers: we die


HAMLET OF A. MACLEISH       
First Line: Night after night I lie like this listening


HANDS       
First Line: We hit like a hoof


HEARTS' AND FLOWERS'       
First Line: The delicate lepidopteran tongue


HEBRIDES       
First Line: Old men live in a life


HEMINGWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, not inexplicable. Death explains
Subject(s): Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)


HEMINGWAY       
First Line: Oh, not inexplicable. Death explains
Subject(s): Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)


HOTEL BREAKFAST       
First Line: On a stale morning


HOW THE RIVER NINFA RUNS THROUGH THE RUINED TOWN       
First Line: Italy breaking her bones for bread


HURRICANE       
First Line: Sleep at noon. Window blind


HYPOCRITE AUTEUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Our epoch takes a voluptuous satisfaction
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


HYPOCRITE AUTHOR       
First Line: Our epoch takes a voluptuous satisfaction
Last Line: Turn round into the actual air: %invent the age! Invent the metaphor!


IMMORTAL AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: I speak this poem now with grave and level voice
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


IMMORTAL AUTUMN       
First Line: I speak this poem now with grave and level voice
Last Line: I cry to you beyond this bitter air
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons


IMMORTAL HELIX       
First Line: Hereunder jacob schmidt who, man and bones


IMPULSE       
First Line: Would you jig, o lusty loin


IN AND COME IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Stupid? Of course that older lot were stupid
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


IN AND COME IN       
First Line: Stupid? Of course that older lot were stupid
Last Line: And yet there's something does know in that poem
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


INTERROGATE THE STONES       
First Line: Do you think


INVOCATION TO THE SOCIAL MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Se??Ora, it is true the greeks are dead
Subject(s): United States; Social Classes; Poetry & Poets; America; Caste


INVOCATION TO THE SOCIAL MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Senora, it is true the greeks are dead
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


INVOCATION TO THE SOCIAL MUSE       
First Line: Senora, it is true the greeks are dead
Last Line: Is it just to demand of us also to bear arms?
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


JOURNEY HOME       
First Line: I have wasted my time in my time in many places


KINDS OF FIRE       
First Line: Flame, that flower with no root that rises


L'AN TRENTIESME DE MON EAGE       
First Line: And I have come upon this place
Last Line: The unknown constellations sway - %and by what way shall I go back?


LA FOCE       
First Line: Close the shutters. Let the ceiling fly


LAND'S END       
First Line: The peninsulas are held by an ancient people


LATE ABED       
First Line: Ah, but a good wife


LE SECRET HUMAIN       
First Line: It was not god that told us. We knew


LE SEUL MALHEUR EST QUE JE NE SAIS PAS LIRE       
First Line: In the doorway of the bar


LEARNED MEN       
First Line: Whose minds like horse or ox


LET US DESTROY THE FORESTS ALL    Poem Text    


LET US DESTROY THE FORESTS ALL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


LET US DESTROY THE FORESTS ALL       
Subject(s): Troy


LIBERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When liberty is headlong girl
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY       
First Line: When liberty is headlong girl


LINDEN BRANCH       
First Line: Strophe of green leaves


LINDEN TREES       
First Line: Tree wanderer! Wheat rider! Wind


LINES FOR A PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: These alternate nights and days, these seasons
Subject(s): Time


LINES FOR A PROLOGUE       
First Line: These alternate nights and days, these seasons


LINES FOR AN INTERMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it is fifteen years you have lain in the meadow
Subject(s): Death; Social Protest; War; Dead, The


LINES FOR AN INTERMENT       
First Line: Now it is fifteen years you have lain in the meadow
Last Line: Now you are dead
Subject(s): Death; Social Protest; War


LITTLE BOY IN THE LOCKED HOUSE       
First Line: Call and shout


LIVE IN THE WORLD       


LONG HOT SUMMER       
First Line: Never again


LOST SPEAKERS       
First Line: Never do sea birds sing


LOVER APOSTROPHIZES THE POETS       
First Line: You, you within whose minds the moon


MAN       
First Line: Free %to the world


MAN'S WORK       
First Line: An apple-tree, a cedar and an oak


MARCH       
First Line: Let us think of these


MARK VAN DOREN AND THE BOOK       
First Line: The brook beneath the water mill


MARK'S SHEEP       


MEMORIAL RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Ambassador puser the ambassador
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


MEMORIAL RAIN       
First Line: Ambassador puser the ambassador
Last Line: He rests, he is quiet, he sleeps in a strange land
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I


MEMORY GREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes and when the warm unseasonable weather
Subject(s): Memory


MEMORY GREEN       
First Line: Yes and when the warm unseasonable weather
Last Line: You will close your eyes: with whom, you will say, %ah where?
Subject(s): Memory


MEN       
First Line: Our history is grave noble and tragic


MEN OF MY CENTURY LOVED MOZART       
First Line: Changed by this last enchantment of our kind


MIDSUMMER DAWN       
First Line: Listen! The sky! Vast conflagration


MISTRAL OVER THE GRAVES       
First Line: Be still - listen to the wind!


MOTHER GOOSE'S GARLAND       
First Line: Around, around the sun we go
Last Line: We die of vertigo


MUSIC AND DRUM       
First Line: When men turn mob


MY NAKED AUNT       
First Line: Who puts off shift


NAT BACON'S BONES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Bacon, Nathaniel (1647-1676); Social Protest


NAT BACON'S BONES       


NATIONAL SECURITY       
First Line: There are three names


NEW ENGLAND WEATHER       
First Line: Hay-time when the boston forecast


NICHOLAS NABOKOV HEARD LENIN SPEAK       
First Line: Fourteen I was - a boy in a good school


NIGHT DREAM       
First Line: Neither her voice, her name


NIGHT WATCH IN THE CITY OF BOSTON       
First Line: Old colleague


NO LAMP HAS EVER SHOWN US WHERE TO LOOK       


NOCTURNE       
First Line: The earth, still heavy and warm with afternoon
Last Line: What is it we cannot recall?


NOT MARBLE NOR THE GILDED MONUMENTS'    Poem Text    
First Line: The praisers of women in their proud and beautiful poems
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Women; Dramatists


NOT MARBLE NOR THE GILDED MONUMENTS'       
First Line: The praisers of women in their proud and beautiful poems
Last Line: Look! It is there!
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays And Playwrights; Poetry And Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Women


NOVEMBER       
First Line: A drop on the window, once, twice


NURSERY RHYME       
First Line: Don't cry, my lad


OBSERVATIONS OF P. OVIDUS NASO ON THE INCIDENCE OF SEX       
First Line: What have they done to you, all-conquering love


OLD AGE - TO LIVE IN YOUR LIFE       


OLD GRAY COUPLE       
First Line: They have only to look at each other to laugh
Last Line: Their deaths they think of in the nights alone


OLD MAN TO THE LIZARD       
First Line: Lizard, lover of heat, of high


OLD MAN'S JOURNEY       
First Line: The deep-sea salmon far at sea


OLD MEN IN THE LEAF SMOKE       
First Line: The old men rake the yards for winter
Last Line: Anyone left, that is, who lives


OLD PHOTOGRAPH       
First Line: There she is. At antibes I'd guess


OUT OF SLEEP AWAKENED       
First Line: Long before dawn has silvered the last star


OVERSTAYING       
First Line: We used to walk here in the woods, we two


PABLO CASALS       
First Line: So old, so delicate, so small


PEEPERS IN OUR MEADOWS       
First Line: The way at night these piping peepers


PHILOSOPHICAL ALOOFNESS       
First Line: I do not demand for myself a window


PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM       
First Line: I used to see my life in front of me


PITY'S SAKE       
First Line: For pity's sake


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who of us all has seen
Subject(s): Nudity; Desire; Nakedness


POEM       
First Line: Who of us all have seen


POEM       
First Line: On the beaches of the moon


POEM DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF AVIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: But that's all different now. They've got it fixed
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Critics & Criticism


POEM DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF AVIATION       
First Line: But that's all different now. They've got it fixed


POEM FOR THE TIME OF CHANGE       
First Line: There were over me three hawks


POEM IN PROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: This poem is for my wife
Subject(s): Love


POEM IN PROSE       
First Line: This poem is for my wife
Last Line: If giver could
Subject(s): Love


POET       
First Line: Moments when we see right through


POET SPEAKS FROM THE VISITOR'S GALLERY       
First Line: Have gentlemen perhaps forgotten this?
Last Line: Whose songs are marble %and who whose marble sings
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


POET'S LAUGHTER       
First Line: Why do I live among green mountains'


POETICAL REMAINS       
First Line: What will our reputations be


POLE STAR FOR THIS YEAR       
First Line: Where the wheel of light is turned


PONY ROCK       
First Line: One who has loved the hills and died, a man


POPULATION EXPLOSION       
First Line: The fine old house with the georgian door


POT OF EARTH, SELS.       


PROJECT FOR AN AESTHETIC SUB-TITLE: MOONLIGHT OF A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. And mrs. Longfellow little who
Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973); Paintings & Painters; Taste (esthetics)


PROJECT FOR AN AESTHETIC SUB-TITLE: MOONLIGHT OF A MAN       
First Line: Mr. And mrs. Longfellow little who


PSYCHE WITH THE CANDLE       
First Line: Love which is the most difficult mystery


RAINBOW AT EVENING       
First Line: Rainbow over evening, my


RAPE OF THE SWAN       
First Line: To love love and not its meaning


REASONS FOR MUSIC       
First Line: Why do we labor at the poem


RECONCILIATION       
First Line: Time like the repetitions of a child's piano


REEF FISHER       
First Line: Plunge beneath the ledge of coral


RENOVATED TEMPLE       
First Line: Ma'am, you should see your house


REPLY TO MR. WORDSWORTH       
First Line: The flower that on the pear-tree settles


REPORT       
First Line: Until finally %after aching, laming stages they came at last


REPROACH TO DEAD POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: You who have spoken words in the earth
Subject(s): Language; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


REPROACH TO DEAD POETS       
First Line: You who have spoken words in the earth


RETURN       
First Line: When shall I behold again the cold limbed bare breasted
Last Line: Or it may be I have forgotten now how the sea was


RETURN TO THE ISLAND       
First Line: Years ago in the night


REVENANT       
First Line: O too dull brain, o unperceiving nerves


REVOLUTION OF THE CHILDREN       
First Line: Leafless dodder, rabbit's silk


RUE CARPENTER       
First Line: Some for their looks


RUMOR AND SIGH OF UNIMAGINED SEAS       


SALUTE       
First Line: O sun! Instigator of cocks
Variant Title(s): Poe
Subject(s): Sun


SEAFARER    Poem Text    
First Line: And learn o voyager to walk
Subject(s): Advice; Earth; World


SEAFARER       
First Line: And learn o voyager to walk
Last Line: Of sound the rushing planet makes: %and learn to sleep against this ground
Subject(s): Advice; Earth


SEEING       
First Line: What did you see, cromarty, by the house


SEEING       
First Line: A lurking man in that half light


SELENE AFTERWARDS       
First Line: The moon is dead, you lovers


SENTIMENTS FOR A DEDICATION       
First Line: Not to you %unborn generations
Last Line: O living men remember me receive me among you


SHEEP IN THE RUINS       
First Line: You, my friends, and you strangers, all of you


SHIP IN THE TOMB       
First Line: Cheops, to sail eternity


SHIP OF FOOLS       
First Line: Shoaled on this shingle


SHIP'S LOG       
First Line: What islands known, what passages discovered


SIGNAL       
First Line: Why do they ring that bell


SIGNATURE FOR TEMPO    Poem Text    
First Line: Think that this world against the wind of time
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


SIGNATURE FOR TEMPO       
First Line: Think that this world against the wind of time
Last Line: Out of the deep time have shelved this shallow ledge %where the waves break
Subject(s): Religion


SKETCH FOR A PORTRAIT OF MME. G-M-       
First Line: Her room,' you'd say - and wonder why you'd called it


SNOW FALL       
First Line: Quietness clings to the air


SNOWFLAKE WHICH IS NOW AND HENCE FOREVER       
First Line: Will it last? He says
Last Line: They also live %who swerve and vanish in the river
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674)


SOME ASPECTS OF IMMORTALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The alley between the elm trees ends
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SOME ASPECTS OF IMMORTALITY       
First Line: The alley between the elm trees ends


SONGS FOR EVE, SELS.       


SPANISH LIE       
First Line: This will be answered
Last Line: There is time. %they can wait
Variant Title(s): The Spanish Dea
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


SPEECH OF THE FIRST SENTRY       
First Line: Now all things melt and shift in the moon's light


SPEECH TO A CROWD    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, my patient friends, awaiters of messages.
Subject(s): Messages & Messengers


SPEECH TO A CROWD       
First Line: Tell me, my patient friends, awaiters of messages


SPEECH TO THE DETRACTORS       
First Line: What should a man do but love excellence
Last Line: Not the unwitting dead %but we who leave their praise unsaid are plundered


SPEECH TO THOSE WHO SAY COMRADE    Poem Text    
First Line: The brotherhood is not by the blood certainly
Subject(s): Brotherhood


SPEECH TO THOSE WHO SAY COMRADE       
First Line: The brotherhood is not by the blood certainly
Subject(s): Brotherhood


SPRING HAPPENS IN ONE LAND ONLY       


SPRING IN THESE HILLS       
First Line: Slow may


ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH IN ANTIGUA       
First Line: I think these empty pews are not deserted


STANDING BETWEEN THE SUN AND MOON PRESERVES, FR. EINSTEIN       


STARVED LOVERS       
First Line: Chrysanthemums last too long for these ravenous ladies


STATE FUNERAL: MARCH 31, 1969       
First Line: Ten men, nine alive


STEAMBOAT WHISTLE       
First Line: Woman riding the two mares of her thighs


SUMMER OF THE YEAR       
First Line: All day long it has prepared to rain


SUNSET PIECE       
First Line: Christ but this earth goes over to the squall of time


SURVIVOR       
First Line: On an oak in autumn


THE BOATMEN OF SANTORIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The boatmen on the bay of santorin
Subject(s): Santorini Island, Greece


THE COLUMNIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd rather stand important in a swallow
Last Line: For what? For nothing but to see the god.


THE END OF THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Quite unexpectedly as vasserot
Subject(s): Circus; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE INFINITE REASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Rilke thought it was the human part
Subject(s): Reason; Truth; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE ROCK IN THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Think of our blindness where the water burned
Subject(s): Sea; Birds; Ocean


THE SHEEP IN THE RUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: You, my friends, and you strangers, all of you,
Subject(s): Mankind; Sheep; Human Race


THE SNOWFLAKE WHICH IS NOW AND HENCE FOREVER    Poem Text    
First Line: Will it last? He says
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674)


THE SPANISH LIE    Poem Text    
First Line: This will be answered
Variant Title(s): The Spanish Dead
Subject(s): Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


THE TOO-LATE BORN    Poem Text    
First Line: We too, we too, descending once again
Variant Title(s): Toward A Romantic Revival;the Silent Slain
Subject(s): Roland; War


THE WILD OLD WICKED MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Too old for love and still to love!
Subject(s): Old Age


THE YOUNG DEAD SOLDIERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The young dead soldiers do not speak
Subject(s): Death; Soldiers; World War Ii; Dead, The; Second World War


THEORY OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Know the world by heart
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THEORY OF POETRY       
First Line: Know the world by heart
Last Line: Till they know the world by heart. %take heart then, poet!


THEY COME NO MORE, THOSE WORDS, THOSE FINCHES       
First Line: Oh when you're young


THRUSH IN THE GAELIC ISLANDS       
First Line: By the sea loch the island cattle


THUNDERHEAD       
First Line: Do not lie there in the darkness silent


TO BE UNWOUND       


TOO-LATE BORN       
First Line: We too, we too, descending once again
Last Line: The dead against the dead and on the silent ground %the silent slain
Variant Title(s): Toward A Romantic Revival; The Silent Slai
Subject(s): Roland; War


TOURIST DEATH       
First Line: I promise you these days and an understanding


TREASON CRIME       
First Line: Those that by bloody force


TRICKED BY ETERNITY THE HEART       
First Line: Corruptible if all things are


TRIUMPH OF THE SHELL       
First Line: Someone has gathered a shell


TWO POEMS FROM THE WAR: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, not the loss of the accomplished thing!
Last Line: All-possible irradiance of dawn.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TWO POEMS FROM THE WAR: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Like moon-dark, like brown water you escape
Last Line: All beauty has become your dwelling place.
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TWO PRIESTS       
First Line: Man in the west


TWO TREES       
First Line: Oh the maple


TWO WOMEN TALKING       
First Line: Jill: naked he found her


TYRANT OF SYRACUSE       
First Line: This stranger in my blood, my skin


UNANSWERED LETTER TO A LADY NOVELIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Neither her voice, her name
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Nightmares


UNFINISHED HISTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: We have loved each other in this time twenty years
Subject(s): Love


UNFINISHED HISTORY       
First Line: We have loved each other in this time twenty years
Last Line: Thin in the throat and the time not come for death?
Subject(s): Love


VERNISSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: On the opening day of the automobile show
Subject(s): Automobiles; France; Cars


VERNISSAGE       
First Line: On the opening day of the automobile show well


VERSES FOR A CENTENNIAL       
First Line: The birthplace of mr. William shakespeare author


VICISSITUDES OF THE CREATOR       
First Line: Fish has laid her succulent eggs


VOICE OF THE ANNOUNCER       
First Line: We are here on the central plaza


VOYAGE       
First Line: Heap we these coppered hulls


VOYAGE EN PROVENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds in the gardens of avignon
Subject(s): Provence, France


VOYAGE EN PROVENCE       
First Line: The birds in the gardens of avignon
Subject(s): Provence, France


VOYAGE TO THE MOON       
First Line: Presence among us, %wanderer in our skies


VOYAGE WEST       
First Line: There was a time for discoveries
Last Line: Steep from an ocean where no landfall can be


WAKING       
First Line: The sadness we bring back from sleep


WAY-STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The incoherent rushing of the train
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


WAY-STATION       
First Line: The incoherent rushing of the train


WHAT ANY LOVER LEARNS       
First Line: Water is heavy silver over stone


WHAT MUST       
First Line: We lay beneath the alder tree


WHAT RIDDLE ASKED THE SPHINX       
First Line: In my stone eyes I see


WHAT THE OLD WOMEN SAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Out there in the fighting
Last Line: Laughing, come home
Subject(s): War


WHAT THE OLD WOMEN SAY       
First Line: Out there in the fighting
Last Line: Off in the evening, somewhere, %laughing, come home
Subject(s): War


WHERE A POET'S FROM       
First Line: Where he's born


WHERE THE HAYFIELDS WERE       
First Line: Coming down the mountain in the twilight


WHISTLER IN THE DARK       
First Line: George barker, british poet


WHITE-HAIRED GIRL       
First Line: Le conte de beaumont carrying my daughter


WHY THE FACE OF THE CLOCK IS NOT TRULY A CIRCLE       
First Line: Time is not gone


WILD OLD WICKED MAN       
First Line: Too old for love and still to love


WILDWEST    Poem Text    
First Line: There were none of my blood in this battle
Subject(s): Native Americans - Wars; Crazy Horse (oglala Sioux Chief)


WILLIAM ADAMS DELANO       
First Line: The supple haft, the helve


WINTER IS ANOTHER COUNTRY       
First Line: If the autumn would


WITH AGE WISDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: At twenty, stooping round about,
Subject(s): Old Age


WITH AGE WISDOM       
First Line: At twenty, stooping round about


WOMAN ON THE STAIR       
First Line: With haste, with the haggard color


WOOD DOVE AT SANDY SPRING       
First Line: Dove that lets the silence answer


WORDS IN TIME       
First Line: Bewildered with the broken tongue
Last Line: The poet with a beat of words %flings into time for time to keep


WORDS TO BE SPOKEN       
First Line: O shallow ground


YACHT FOR SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: My youth is
Last Line: You can see now
Subject(s): Sports


YACHT FOR SALE       
First Line: My youth is
Subject(s): Sports


YEARS AGO       
First Line: Why should I think of spring in france


YEARS OF THE DOG       
First Line: Before, though, paris was wonderful. Wanderers


YOU ALSO, GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS       
First Line: Fat-kneed god! Feeder of mangy leopards!


YOU, ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text    
First Line: And here face down beneath the sun
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Night; Poetry & Poets; Time; Bedtime


YOU, ANDREW MARVELL       
First Line: And here face down beneath the sun
Last Line: To feel how swift, how secretly, %the shadow of the night comes on
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Night; Poetry And Poets; Time


YOUNG DEAD SOLDIERS       
First Line: The young dead soldiers do not speak
Last Line: We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us
Subject(s): Death; Soldiers; World War Ii