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Author: MERRIAM, EVE
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Merriam, Eve    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
135 poems available by this author


A LAZY THOUGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: There go the grownups
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


A.W.O.L.    Poem Text    
First Line: When justice, not sweet charity, confers on all
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


ABOVE ALL GREAT AND PUBLIC GRIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: You know how you will turn abruptly from the lilacs and cry?
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


ABSTRACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: What rabbit leaps from that trick top-hat
Subject(s): Rabbits; White (color); Hares


ADVICE FROM A VISITING POET       
First Line: Always read a poem twice: %once for the words
Last Line: Move down deeper %into the glowing dark


ALLIGATOR ON THE ESCALATOR       
First Line: Through the revolving door
Last Line: And not to wait up for me!'


ASK YOUR GROCER TOMORROW FOR THIS GLAMOROUS PRODUCT    Poem Text    
First Line: Up the successlip rail from zero
Subject(s): Con Artists


AWAY, YOUR TOUCH IS EVERYWHERE       
Last Line: To lie alone in our double home %a salesman in a rented room
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


BANANA, BANANA       
First Line: Banana, banana, banana, banana
Last Line: Let's go climb a marshmallow tree


BATH TIME       
First Line: Soap in the tub
Last Line: Gurgle %urgle %gug


BELLA HAD A NEW UMBRELLA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Umbrellas; Rain


BERRIES ON THE BUSHES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Plants


BERRIES ON THE BUSHES       
Last Line: It's blackberry ink
Subject(s): Desserts


BIRD, BIRD, BIRD       
First Line: Bird, bird, bird %in the sweet gum tree
Last Line: La lee la, %or lee la lee


BIRTHDAY COW       
First Line: Happy mooday to you
Last Line: Happy mooday to you
Subject(s): Animals


BLACKOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Siren taps out the loud tattooing cane
Subject(s): Blackouts


BLOCK PARTY       
First Line: On the corner, right angular, facing the park
Last Line: My neighborhood block unbossed, replanned %with doors, windows, and the whole world opening wide?


BROTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: First bike and doll
Subject(s): Brothers; Half-brothers


CAT'S TONGUE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CAT'S TONGUE       
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


CATCH A LITTLE RHYME    Poem Text    
First Line: Once upon a time
Subject(s): Rhyme


CATCH A LITTLE RHYME       
First Line: Once upon a time
Last Line: Then it grew into a kite %and flew far out of sight
Subject(s): Rhyme


CITY TRAFFIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Green as a seedling the one lane shines
Last Line: Shift, settle, then gather and sow
Subject(s): City Traffic


CITY TRAFFIC       
First Line: Green as a seedling the one lane shines
Last Line: Shift, settle, then gather and sow
Subject(s): City Traffic


COUNTING       
First Line: One for the rooster
Last Line: I love the best


CRICK! CRACK!       
First Line: Crick! Crack! %wind at my back
Last Line: One mitten to lose
Subject(s): Wind


DANCE       
First Line: Dance out of bed
Last Line: And don't forget to sing


DEATH OF GEOGRAPHY       
First Line: In the beginning was the word geography


DITTY FOR THE DEPARTING TROOPS    Poem Text    
First Line: Keep you eye fixed normally on woe
Subject(s): War; Soldiers


DOWNPOUR       
First Line: In a spot -- in a spat
Last Line: Drip drop drip drop


ESTHER       
First Line: Jhad crashed the right part of town
Last Line: Shining skin


FANTASIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I dream / of / giving birth
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Childhood


FANTASIA       
First Line: I dream %of %giving birth
Last Line: Who will ask %'mother, %what was war?'
Subject(s): Children; Mothers


FERTILE VALLEY OF THE NILE       
First Line: In ancient egypt
Last Line: Upon the bony scruff of your departing neck
Subject(s): Egypt


FIFTH AVENUE AT NOON       
First Line: And the sun outpouring like a crowd


FLYING       
First Line: When you fly in a plane


FOR A SOLDIER'S BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The weather is war
Subject(s): War; Soldiers; Birthdays


FUNERAL SERVICE    Poem Text    
First Line: As we poor outnumber the rich, so evil days to good
Subject(s): Funerals; Poverty; Burials


FURNITURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I, cleverer than chair
Subject(s): Mortality


FURNITURE       
First Line: I, cleverer than chair


GOOSEBERRY       
Last Line: Gooseberry, %juice berry, %loose berry jam


HAPPY DREAMS       
First Line: I have a box
Last Line: Its own happy dreams


HIGGLE WIGGLE       
First Line: Higgle wiggle piggy
Last Line: Higgle never catch me


HOLD       
First Line: The breathing machine halted
Last Line: Your hand %that does not let me go


HOME FROM THE BEACH       
First Line: Take off your left shoe and shake it out
Last Line: And look in your sun hat: %sand


HOME TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are the evil broomstick and the narrow pointed hat
Subject(s): Home; Schools; Students


HOW DO YOU KNOW?    Poem Text    
First Line: It is simple, look: statue is huge in the hall
Subject(s): Knowledge


HOW DO YOU MAKE A PIZZA GROW?    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Pizza


HOW DO YOU MAKE A PIZZA GROW?       
Last Line: Pizza pizza make it grow
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Pizza


HOW TO BE ANGRY       
First Line: Scrunch your eyebrows
Last Line: And huff huff huff


HOW TO EAT A POEM       
First Line: Don't be polite
Last Line: Or pit %or seed %or skin %to throw away


I ANONYMOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Do not believe tithonus wished to go
Subject(s): Life; Death; Dead, The


I ANONYMOUS       
First Line: Do not believe tithonus wished to go


I WANT MY BREAKFAST       
Last Line: And enough maple syrup %to make a giant mess
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Pancakes


IMAGINE YOURSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Imagine yourself the fairly affluent tourist
Subject(s): Tourists; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


IN THE DOGHOUSE       
First Line: It's nice and small
Last Line: Don't snore in my face


IN THE KITCHEN       
First Line: Pepper makes me sneeze
Last Line: I'm going to bake %a shoofly pie


INSIDE A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: It doesn't always have to rhyme
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


INSIDE A POEM       
First Line: It doesn't always have to rhyme
Last Line: While the vowels open wide as waves in the noon- %blue sea
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


IS IT ROBIN O'CLOCK?    Poem Text    
Last Line: Do we still have to wait?
Subject(s): Time


IS IT ROBIN O'CLOCK?       
Last Line: Is it half-past snowflake? %do we still have to wait?
Subject(s): Spring


IS IT ROBIN O'CLOCK?       
Last Line: Do we still have to wait?
Subject(s): Imagination


IT FELL IN THE CITY       


JEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Babies have no special history
Subject(s): Anti-semitism


JOAN, JOAN       
First Line: Joan, joan %answer the phone
Last Line: Joan, joan, %answer the phone


KEYS       
First Line: Turn, turn %turn about
Last Line: Clink clank clunk keys. %keys. %keys. %keys


KNOWLEDGE       
First Line: It was summer night when we knew everything


LAP TIME       
First Line: Kitten, little kitten
Last Line: Now fold in your paws %and purr, purr, purr


LAZY THOUGHT       
First Line: There go the grownups
Last Line: Of slow %to grow
Subject(s): Cities


LIBRARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Time clock to the moral prim-mouth female
Subject(s): Librarians & Libraries; Library; Librarians


LIBRARY NOTE       
First Line: Dictionary needs redoing


LOVE LETTERS, UNMAILED       
First Line: Your hand %brushes my hair
Last Line: Your palm %against %my cheek, %light as %a snowflake


LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Purple, / purple. / purple
Subject(s): Purple (color)


LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Good night; sweet dreams; the morfgage is asleep
Subject(s): Money


LULLABY       
First Line: Purple, %purple
Last Line: Dusky, %musky %into night


MASHED POTATOES       
First Line: Mashed potatoes, %mashed potatoes, %piled up high
Last Line: Scoop it all up %with a giant's spoon


MEMO TO MYSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me: / is everything else
Subject(s): Self


MENU       
First Line: My mommy goes for veggies
Last Line: And see how sweet I am
Subject(s): Desserts


MMMMMM MMMMMMM       
Last Line: What a delicious %time for a nose


MORNING OR MIDNIGHT, THE SAME HOUR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


MOVIE STAR IN THE PROJECTION ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: Her clothes lean forward in the chair
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Actors & Actresses; Movies; Cinema; Actresses


OCTOBER-MIDST    Poem Text    
First Line: The mornings careless, sun-sprawled, radical with light
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


OF DOGS AND OSTRICHES       
First Line: Speaking as one jew to another
Last Line: The most refined of burials


ONE, TWO, THREE - GOUGH!       
First Line: To make some bread you must have dough
Last Line: But you can often call their blough


ONOMATOPEIA       
First Line: The rusty spigot


PARKING LOT FULL    Poem Text    
First Line: A much of motors
Last Line: A total of exhausts
Subject(s): Machinery & Machinists; Automobiles


PARKING LOT FULL       
First Line: A much of motors
Subject(s): Machinery And Machinists


PECULIAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I once knew a boy who was odd as could be
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating


PECULIAR       
First Line: I once knew a boy who was odd as could be
Last Line: And he didn't like hamburgers or french fries
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating


PEELING AN ORANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tearing the skin carelessly
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; Poetry & Poets


PEELING AN ORANGE       
First Line: Tearing the skin carelessly
Last Line: The smell %invading the fog
Subject(s): Authors And Authorship; Poetry And Poets


POEM FOR THE SEVENTH DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Propel no more. Leave off the oars
Subject(s): Boats


REPLY TO THE QUESTION: HOW CAN YOU BECOME A POET?       
First Line: Take the leaf of a tree
Last Line: Then in winter %where there is no leaf %invent one


ROBIN HOOD       
First Line: Has returned %to sherwood forest
Last Line: Sherburger franchises


SATISFACTION HAIKU       
First Line: In high school he was the smart one
Last Line: Starred in basketball, got all the girls. %now look, he is balder than I am


SAY       
First Line: You say crow %and I'll say caw
Last Line: Whooo whooo %hoo hooo %hooo


SECRET       
First Line: Open the door %with this key
Last Line: Don't tell anyone, %not even me


SECRET TALK    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a friend
Subject(s): Friendship


SECRET TALK       
First Line: I have a friend
Subject(s): Friendship


SERPENT'S HISS       
First Line: Sliding over stones
Last Line: Ancient synonym for %sibylline %mystery
Subject(s): Animals


SIDEWALK SOUNDS       
First Line: What's that %clip-clop
Last Line: Sneakers, %sneakers, %shush, shush, sh


SILENCE       
First Line: Quiet, %so quiet
Last Line: Snow is a poem %without any words


SKIP ROPE RHYME FOR OUR TIME       
First Line: Junk mail, junk mail %look look look
Last Line: My name is dear occupant %and yours is the same


SNUGGLE       
First Line: Sweet bunny baby
Last Line: For my baby bear


SOMETIMES       
First Line: Pokey turtles %oh so slow
Last Line: Slow...Slow...Slow


SOUTH PACIFIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Least enemy is the foe
Subject(s): World War Ii; Islands Of The Pacific; Second World War; Oceania


STRAY CAT       
First Line: It's just an old alley cat
Last Line: Beauty, come in
Subject(s): Animals; Cities


SUBWAY SEASONING       
First Line: On the final bleak day of february


SUMMER HEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Give over to the sun
Subject(s): Heat; Summer


SUMMER RAIN       
First Line: A shower, a sprinkle


TAKE A LOOK       
First Line: Look out the window
Last Line: I've closed my eyes


TEEVEE       
First Line: In the house %of mr. And mrs. Spouse
Last Line: And so they never did find out


THE BIRTHDAY COW    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy mooday to you
Last Line: Happy mooday to you
Subject(s): Wit & Humor; Cows


THE CIRCULATION OF NEWSPAPERS RISES GREATLY IN TIME OF WAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Pure as the oyser's pure incest
Subject(s): War; Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


THE COWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: You, weeping wide atg war, weep with me now
Subject(s): Desertion, Military; Cowardice; War


THE DEMOCRATIC DIME    Poem Text    
First Line: This perfect hospital to every ill
Subject(s): Hospitals


THE DUSTY YOUNG MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The dusty young men move out with combat pack
Subject(s): Soldiersl War; Death; Dead, The


THE ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Suddenly in the subway
Subject(s): Subways


THE STRAY CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: It's just an old alley cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cities; Urban Life


THE WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Word: one-man vaudeville show


THINK TANK    Poem Text    
First Line: Think thinktank think
Subject(s): Computers; Machinery & Machinists


THINK TANK       
First Line: Think thinktank think
Subject(s): Computers; Machinery And Machinists


TICKLE       
First Line: Tickle a ladybug
Last Line: Ah ha ha ha please


UMBILICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: You can take away my mother
Subject(s): Machinery & Machinists; Radio


UMBILICAL       
First Line: You can take away my mother
Last Line: That sound that sound that sound that sownd
Subject(s): Machinery And Machinists; Radio


VEGETABLE LIFE       
First Line: The artichoke %is the tortoise of vegetables
Last Line: I came in thirty-fourth. %hooray!'


VIPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Viper, viper
Subject(s): Animals


VIPER       
First Line: Viper, viper
Last Line: Darting poison with a snaky smile
Subject(s): Animals


WALL       
First Line: Scratch a jew and you'll find a wailing wall
Last Line: Stirring in safety, smiling at being a jew


WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Dot a dot dot dot a dot dot
Subject(s): Umbrellas; Rain


WEATHER       
First Line: Dot a dot dot dot a dot dot


WHAT IS IT?       
First Line: It has no teeth
Last Line: And watch how it grows


WHICH WASHINGTON?       
First Line: There are many washingtons
Last Line: Though all of them were george


WINDSHIELD WIPER       
First Line: Fog smog fog smog
Last Line: Clearing clearing veer %clear here clear


WONDERFUL WHALE       
First Line: Too immense for imagination, just big enough for boredom
Last Line: Or fretting to be out