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Author: MILES, JOSEPHINE
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Miles, Josephine    Poet's Biography
475 poems available by this author


$7,500        
First Line: I cannot tell you what a bargain this is
Last Line: So like a snowdrop sprung, white, delilcate, and new, %with mountain view


A FOREIGN COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Consider that instant of anger when to the blow
Subject(s): Anger; Russia; Communism; Politics & Government; Soviet Union; Russians


ABSOLUTE MAN       
First Line: The best to say for a hard-bitten man
Last Line: And one ear mossy ever


ACT V       
First Line: Pit, balcony, plush black
Last Line: Wing-born, in all the blackness hard to bear %upon the midnight of a different day


AD    Poem Text    
First Line: Harper's and many magazines contain
Subject(s): Magazines; War; Soldiers; Corpses; Pictures; Cadavers


ADDICTS PROGESS FROM SATURATION       
Last Line: Seek me to free you and myself from this %addiction to a pure hypothesis


AFTER NOON I LIE DOWN       
Last Line: Someone awake enough to take, use, %share its garish inequities?


AFTER THIS, SEA       
First Line: This is as far as the land goes, after this it is sea
Last Line: Whatever we make here, whatever find, %we cannot leave behind


AFTERNOON WALK       
First Line: There is this old man, wistful, peaked
Last Line: Yes, I am going to mail your letters


AGGRESSOR       
First Line: Restless animosity can sharpen its saber
Last Line: Passerby is done to death. I fear him


AIM       
First Line: Every year when I come to hate
Last Line: To all that hateful strife %that gives to love its aim


ALBUM       
First Line: This is a hard life you are living
Last Line: The hard life of the young


ALL HALLOW       
First Line: The lady in the unbecoming bonnet
Last Line: Whose cat is that?


AND AFTER       
First Line: My life is astray in the mind
Last Line: Yet live there before them and after, %before them and after


ANOTHER PLANET       
First Line: Down from another planet they have settled to mend
Last Line: They are standing at ease, they are lifting the fans %of unburdenable wings


APART FROM BRANCHES IN COURTYARDS AND SMALL STONES       
Last Line: Then rochester to el sobrante is a distance %no longer than my name


APARTMENT       
First Line: Apartment hearts within their hearts so lie
Last Line: And draws his walls within, and sues for peace


APPOINTMENT IN DOCTOR'S OFFICE       
First Line: The lady put off her fur, it was so warm in the outer office
Last Line: The lady was sick unto death


APPROACH       
First Line: The hosiery salesman walking up the hill
Last Line: When the sober spanish doors and the cool voices %reject all small familiars but their own?


ART GALLERY CLOSING TIME       
First Line: Steps never went away so far as when they carried
Last Line: Away from the morning marshes and flamingoes in the palace of the legion of art


AT THE COUNTER       
First Line: Give me a half sack of buttered popcorn, sweetie
Last Line: I'll bet you'd like to know!


AUTUMNAL       
First Line: We have lost so many leaves
Last Line: With no palaver between


AWAY       
First Line: Never going off, always here, o
Last Line: And they take it away


BARGE       
First Line: Everywhere the lights of the settlements
Last Line: Moving like conscience toward the longest distance


BARRICADE       
First Line: Work hard and fail
Last Line: Of a thousand of roads %all open, all asking traverse


BEACH PARTY GIVEN BY T. SHAUGHNESSY FOR THE SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Seven nuns went wading in the sea
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Nuns; Work; Workers


BEACH PARTY GIVEN BY T. SHAUGHNESSY FOR THE SISTERS       
First Line: Seven nuns went wading in the sea
Last Line: They were like to the devout sea, and to the shore %they sisters were
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Nuns


BEFORE       
First Line: Earlier, what I remember: a small %flame of arthritis
Last Line: Go tell aunt rhodie the old gray goose is dead


BEING RIGHT       
First Line: I am trying to think what it means to be right
Last Line: Why are you not here?


BELIEF    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother said to call her if the h-bomb exploded
Subject(s): Brothers; Faith; Crime & Criminal; Mothers; Half-brothers; Belief; Creed


BELIEF       
First Line: Mother said to call her if the h-bomb exploded
Last Line: Murmuring, in her sleep as it seemed, the ancient slogan %noblesse oblige


BELL       
First Line: Only the halting and waiting bell of the train
Last Line: By the bell in its split to a shout and it shames us


BERG    Poem Text    
First Line: Channels of happening as theyrun deep and deeper
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


BIBLIOGRAPHER       
First Line: Bad quartos were my first love
Last Line: What they have probably meant


BLOCKS       
First Line: Earlier, many chloroformed hall went through
Last Line: Went with mme. Montessori home again


BLOOM       
First Line: The steamfitter comes home in a pink cloud plainly
Last Line: But bush will not bend or petal blow, it's so early


BODILY KINDNESS IS COMMON; THOUGH SOME       
Last Line: Paradise is the moving body of self


BOMBAY       
First Line: If I woke in bombay it would be possible
Last Line: Your look as indian as dense with life


BOTANY       
First Line: Farthest from town's the rock shore
Last Line: When the terrible case of disease is of life, %to cure it oflife?


BOTANY       
First Line: Grievances: the warm fogs of summer
Last Line: I would not be their horticulturer


BOUNTY       
First Line: Purcell in many victories of his


BREAKFAST       
First Line: Robert keeps in his parlor
Last Line: Any comment on the orchid bouquet


BRIM       
First Line: Less of time than the world allows
Last Line: A simple crowded passage across the brim


BROOKLYN, IOWA, AND WEST       
First Line: I never lived behind a brick wall
Last Line: Shells, mixed debris, mixed decisions %of the ambiguous ocean?


BUCKING AND ROLLING, THE SHIP BENT       
Last Line: Its aromatic line


BUREAU     Poem Text    
First Line: Is this the university?
Last Line: I am calling about bureaus; their hearts and minds
Variant Title(s): Bureau
Subject(s): Bureaucracy; Universities & Colleges


BUREAU       
First Line: Is this the university?
Last Line: I am calling about bureaus, their hearts and minds


BUREAU 2       
First Line: Skunks fight under the house and keep us
Last Line: Mr. Simms is animal health officer of this whole county %andhis chief interest is wolves
Variant Title(s): Burea
Subject(s): Bureaucracy


CAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the branches of the japanese cherry
Subject(s): Nature; Relationships


CAGE       
First Line: Through the branches of the japanese cherry
Last Line: Come out into the night


CALCULATION       
First Line: We have within our sky an orbit taken %by greenwich time
Last Line: The way that it has come


CAMPAIGN       
First Line: My packard bell was set up in the vacant lot near the stump
Last Line: On record to the moon's blanched countenance. %who are you for?
Subject(s): Americans; Politics; United States


CANYON PEOPLE       
First Line: Living with the hills over us, and seeing


CAPITOL       
First Line: Status jonquils, to green to red lights, at successive circles
Last Line: Receding and ceding, in the magnificent spheres %of influence?


CARE       
First Line: Most that I know but one
Last Line: Crying out, help me! %help me
Subject(s): Hate


CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady in the leopard skin / has a fear of plunging in
Last Line: Yellow-eyed, the lady springs.
Subject(s): Traffic; Women


CENTER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: How did you come
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Popular Culture; Art & Artists


CENTER       
First Line: How did you come
Last Line: But what in the risk and moment of our day %we may become


CENTER       
First Line: What they had at their window was earth's own shadow
Last Line: They had eyes closed tight in a central standard night


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE       
First Line: Flourish your golden shores and indolent
Last Line: And those who keep warm under the fleece will learn to speak%double, to no avail


CHARACTER       
First Line: A movie light, I don't know what they call it, but it's white
Last Line: Have patience, few but camera read him so, and camera's hounded by the show


CHILDE    Poem Text    
First Line: That brood upon a point, what fixes it


CIRCUS       
First Line: It seems to me that a world of hurt
Last Line: With flexible, ardent, unsharable pain


CITY       
First Line: What is my home, what is my city and home
Last Line: I am the town that to your highway turns %and goes along with it a little while


CIVIC PRIDE       
First Line: Between two warehouses the inner city
Last Line: And trod back the scurvy civic pavement whence we had come


CIVILIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The largest stock of armaments allows me
Subject(s): Rifles


CIVILIAN       
First Line: The largest stock of armaments allows me
Last Line: At anybody; he is sick in spirit %as I am not


CLOUD    Poem Text    
First Line: Strontium 90 is slowly falling out
Last Line: Clouds of the mire ahead of us as we go.
Subject(s): Radiation & Radiation Sickness


COMING HOME       
First Line: After I come home from the meeting with friends
Last Line: Toward the east, where a waking heart is more than mine


COMMITTE REPORT ON SMOKE ABATEMENT IN RESIDENTIAL AREA       
First Line: Prevailing winds in this area below
Last Line: Bread of the brothers grimm


COMMITTEE DECISION ON PECANS FOR ASYLUM       
First Line: Orphans are to have, instead of walnuts
Last Line: Pecans from home


CONCEPTION       
First Line: Death did not come to my mother %like an old friend
Last Line: He can go among strangers %to save lives


CONDUCT       
First Line: How conduct in its pride %maintains a place and sits
Last Line: To conduct in its garb %to do the anecdotal smiling, yes


CONFIDENCE       
First Line: Thank you for your kind attention
Last Line: Told to the friend


CONJURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was sitting what that afternoon I thought to be
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


CONJURE       
First Line: I was sitting in what that afternoon I thought to be %the vacuum of my life
Last Line: Far from the cause summons its consequence


CONSERVANCIES       
First Line: Plums on the ground
Last Line: Gives everybody on his plate of melathion %a rich spoonful of air


CONTAINED       
First Line: The beautiful intense light of intense morning
Last Line: The notion of again


CONVERSATION       
First Line: Some people talk nothing for four or a hundred
Last Line: Sometimes he will translate it to you


COUNTRYSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Apart from branches in courtyards and small stones
Subject(s): Country Life


CURRICULUM       
First Line: Knowledge of you, knowledge of all the world
Last Line: Your hundred courses


CURTAIN       
First Line: A picture window opening to the west
Last Line: As if the furnished action had no fear %to act again


DANCER       
First Line: The foot and knee of the dancer
Last Line: On every fleeting platform, %and what platform his


DAVID       
First Line: Goliath stood up clear in the assumption of status
Last Line: So he shot, and shouted!


DAY       
First Line: I never saw a sky like this since twenty-three
Last Line: It is a day of a nature to remember about


DAY THE WINDS       
First Line: The day the winds went underground I gasped for breath
Last Line: Toward the risks of the wind


DEAR FRANK, HERE IS A POEM       
Last Line: Jo: I am having the six-dollar dinner


DEC. 7, 1941       
First Line: On the war day, mainly the soldiers got going
Last Line: Fights, and freest of origin


DEED    Poem Text    
First Line: As george washington hacked at his cherry tree,
Subject(s): Washington, George (1732-1799); Christianity


DEED       
First Line: As george washington hacked at his cherry tree
Last Line: Bumper crop for mary %of natural corn


DEFINITION       
First Line: Stars are food for the fed


DELAY       
First Line: Well, ladies and gentlemen, the tinned voice of the pilot said
Last Line: Jolted itself into landing, and the pilot %came on again, to regret the inconvenience


DEMEANOR       
First Line: Here an establishment, its sunny rooms
Last Line: Put back together in my asking frame %a fortune of demeanor shapely and true


DENIAL       
First Line: Events like the weeping of the girl in the classroom
Last Line: In the chair in the sun %in the passion of denial


DESERT    Poem Text    
First Line: When with the skin you do acknowledge drought,
Subject(s): Deserts; Water


DESERT       
First Line: When with the skin you do acknowledge drought


DESPAIRER    Poem Text    
First Line: In such despair did owen loren lie
Subject(s): Despair


DEWEY AND DANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: Cambises king, the mexican bandit
Subject(s): Mexico; Dancing & Dancers; Storms


DIALECTIC       
First Line: Well, yes, you are as angry as we feared
Last Line: It does transcend a duller habit %and synthesizes from defeat, defeat


DIALOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Silence comes down the street to us in the shape
Subject(s): Girls; Silence


DIALOGUE       
First Line: You're like a still pool in the rocks, he told her
Last Line: See this red pebble? - I love red ones, she said


DINNER BELL       
First Line: We have got one word like a dinner bell without any clapper
Last Line: And douse the little bell and holler out %soup's on the stove, supper itself a-ringing


DIRECTORS       
First Line: See the roofs bend down at behest of moving picture
Last Line: Plot into morrow


DISASTER IN 1906       
First Line: What do you think caused the disater here %in 1906? Earthquake or fire
Last Line: He would not fight them, he went to draw them %free from the waves


DISTURBED       
First Line: They drummed salvation in the darker districts
Last Line: Jubilee for the unsaved and the unsober


DOCTOR AT BEDSIDE OF RAT       
First Line: The doctor who sits at the bedside of a rat
Last Line: So rat and doctor may converse together


DOLL       
First Line: Though the willows bent down to shelter us where we played
Last Line: Able to see in the dark


DOLOR       
First Line: When swimming and croquet are in full sway, dolor
Last Line: Maintain on one sun porch, in one mild %summer, one dismay unreconciled


DOWN FROM ANOTHER PLANET THEY HAVE SETTLED TO MEND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Hampton Institute


DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I see you displaced, condensed, within my dream
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


DREAM       
First Line: I see you displaced, condensed, within my dream
Last Line: That any else or more become a dream, %displaced, condensed,as by my dreamed regard


DRIVER SAYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady, hold your horses, sit down in your seat
Subject(s): Automobile Drivers; Distraction


DRIVER SAYING       
First Line: Lady hold your horses, sit down in your seat
Last Line: Lady, even in second I can hear your heart


EASTER       
First Line: Cars drove in at angles
Last Line: Everything there, in fact, rose from its tomb %and went along the road to emmaus


EDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Still early in the morning, the wind's edge
Subject(s): Morning


EDUCATION       
First Line: I would sit in the window's ledge
Last Line: A thousand windows in %a universe of schools?


EFFORT FOR DISTRACTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Effort for distraction grew
Subject(s): Distraction


EFFORT FOR DISTRACTION; FOR HENRY ADAMS       
First Line: Effort for distraction grew %ferocious, grew
Last Line: Unknind to strength that gave it strength to grow


ENCHANT       
First Line: When I went to a friend's funeral
Last Line: But of a friend


ENLIGHTENMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I wish we could take a statistic with more grace, beloved
Subject(s): Knowledge


ENLIGHTENMENT       
First Line: I wish we could take a statistic with more grace, beloved
Last Line: And a less arc-lighted kingdom to inherit


ENTREPRENEUR CHICKEN SHED HIS TAIL FEATHERS SURPLUS       


ENTREPRENEUR CHICKEN SHED HIS TAIL FEATHERS, SURPLUS       
Last Line: And why he crossed the road


ENTRY       
First Line: Come, shall we come out of the listening season into the city
Last Line: To city where the small matter is put down already %to depreciation


EVANGEL    Poem Text    
First Line: What happens when the evangelist of truth
Subject(s): Truth; Evangelists


EVANGEL       
First Line: What happens when the evangelists of truth
Last Line: What west is true


EVENING NEWS       
First Line: You know how the newsboy bikes through the stubblefield
Last Line: Why do the galaxies shift in the opposite direction?


EXTENSION       
First Line: The longer diameters %lying in the plane of the milky way
Last Line: We are come to prove


EXTERIOR       
First Line: I never learned, did I, who you were
Last Line: Your good outward and intent construction


EYESIGHT       
First Line: My adequate eye, to print, package, curb
Last Line: But not your delicate grist %and adequate grain


FACES       
First Line: Withheld, cruel even, and even besotted
Last Line: The portable treasure of dream?


FAITH       
First Line: Sir, take this faith, it will do you no harm
Last Line: It will insist by no sign or pressure %and will have measure


FAMILY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When you swim in the surf off seal rocks, and your family
Subject(s): Drowning


FAMILY       
First Line: When you swim in the surf off seal rocks, and your family
Last Line: This is what is called the brotherhood of man
Subject(s): Drowning


FANATIC       
First Line: Conference rolls on, chairs are hard
Last Line: Pure as fine linen


FIELDS OF LEARNING    Poem Text    
First Line: When we go out into the fields of learning
Subject(s): Coming Of Age; Learning


FIELDS OF LEARNING       
First Line: When we go out into the fields of learning
Last Line: In every sage leaf is contained a toad %infinitely small


FIGURE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A poem I keep forgetting to write
Subject(s): Poetry & Poems; Stars


FIGURE       
First Line: A poem I keep forgetting to write
Last Line: As a star, yet present in its light. %I forget to write


FIND       
First Line: Diligent in the burnt fields above the sea
Last Line: But small enough


FISH       
First Line: A radioactive fish si one charged
Last Line: One fish, one loaf, one life is bountiful


FIT    Poem Text    
First Line: It was time to come to life, this could be understood
Last Line: In shape and flower
Subject(s): Flowers


FIT       
First Line: It was time to come to life, this could be understood
Last Line: In shape and flower


FOR FUTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the lights come on at five o'clock on street corners
Subject(s): Future


FOR FUTURES       
First Line: When the lights come on at five o'clock on street corners
Last Line: The ornamental standards, the glazed globes softly %perceivefar off how probable is night


FOR MAGISTRATES, SELS.       
First Line: Mirrors for magistrates, for them a time
Last Line: Snd justice learns again its portraiture


FORECAST    Poem Text    
First Line: All our stones like as much sun as possible.
Subject(s): Sun


FORECAST       
First Line: All our stones like as much sun as possible
Last Line: Not a streak that low of any sun or longed surprise


FOREIGN COUNTTRY (1950)       
First Line: Outside this room - from where you sit on the floor you can see it
Last Line: And make it in english an impossible answer %yet true. Yet true


FORTUNES       
First Line: Chills were hopping in my skin
Last Line: Of these fortunes %at a time


FOUR SONGS: 1       
First Line: My body is my night that sleeping lives
Last Line: Wakes and awakens but cannot transform


FOUR SONGS: 2       
First Line: Unreasonable happiness troubles me
Last Line: Than it can understand


FOUR SONGS: 3       
First Line: In plato's bed I lie
Last Line: Not plato's shady third


FOUR SONGS: 4       
First Line: In friendship feeling quiet
Last Line: And so I put this down for %doubt. For doubt


FREEDOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ten new freedoms
Subject(s): Freedom; Old Age; Liberty


FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: As I was going past capstan's well
Subject(s): Friendship


FRIEND       
First Line: As I was going past capstan's well
Last Line: A classical character often. %and often beloved


FRIENDS IN OUR QUESTIONS, WE LOOKED TOGETHER       
Last Line: Bring sureness to us all in our devotion, %but though, but still


FROM HINDI: 1       
First Line: A star quivered in a corner of the sky
Last Line: What can an image do but shine or scatter, %what will it offer?


FROM HINDI: 2       
First Line: But the accursed twilight came
Last Line: My life inextricably set in the accursed twilight


FROM HINDI: 3       
First Line: My father
Last Line: Water consumed into vapor


FRONTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Daniel boone stepped up to a window
Last Line: But just one pot, pure, indiividual shot
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FRONTIER       
First Line: Daniel boone stepped up to a window
Last Line: To win again us back to wilderness, %but just one pot, pure,individual, shot
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


FUND RAISING    Poem Text    
First Line: When genet came with the panthers
Last Line: Nobody there
Subject(s): Fund Raising


FUND RAISING       
First Line: When genet came with the panthers
Last Line: Down the stpes of the porch, into cars, %nobody there
Subject(s): Fund Raising


FUNERAL       
First Line: They may go to the beach straight from the funeral
Last Line: And attend in the end the longer limp laming and lingering funeral


GARDENERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our bower is in a book
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


GENERATION       
First Line: I saw a work so good
Last Line: We are joseph's sons


GENERATION       
First Line: We have the generation which carries something new not far enough
Last Line: Phylogeny through all its harrowed wills


GERMANY    Poem Text    
First Line: Little things make germany a lovely place
Subject(s): Germany; Germans


GERMANY       
First Line: Little things make germany a lovely place
Subject(s): Germany


GOODBYE       
First Line: Did I make you angry? Said jim the professor
Last Line: Out of sight. Goodbye, said daphne


GOVERNMENT INJUNCTION RESTRAINING HARLEM COSMETICS CO.       
First Line: They say la jac brite pink skin bleach avails not
Last Line: The plucking of hope from the hand, honor from the complexion, %sprite from the spell


GRAHAM-PAIGE       
First Line: Graham-paige, a car I once rode in
Last Line: And at every turn you save me. %you slow and save


GRANDFATHER       
First Line: When I transact divorces of the mind
Last Line: Yet now we argue barest daylight, in the expanse of green


GRAVITY       
First Line: We were losing altitude all the time
Last Line: With the brakes on, touching the curbm breathlessly saying %all outs in free


GRIEVANCES: THE WARM FOGS OF SUMMER       
Last Line: And by the end of summer crack the pavement


GYPSY    Poem Text    
First Line: The entire country is overrun with private property, the gypsy king said
Subject(s): Gypsies; Gipsies


GYPSY       
First Line: The entire country is overrun with private property, the gypsy king said
Last Line: Aegyptian vision on the jersey shore. %property's private asever, ever
Subject(s): Gypsies


HALT       
First Line: The halt looks into the eyes of the halt and looks away
Last Line: The blind, blundering in his black, black, black need


HAVE I OUTGROWN YOU?       
Last Line: Am I going away to your nearest distance?


HEAD IN HANDS       
First Line: When a man's hands take his hair close at the skull
Last Line: A science to the brow


HEADLESS       
First Line: The man with no ears
Last Line: Wishes the hearing %headless of itself


HEAVEN       
First Line: The serpent was a risky incarnation
Last Line: The preconceptions of its deity


HEIGHT       
First Line: Shoulder to head is the height of my life to me
Last Line: More patient though less possible than his


HEIR    Poem Text    
First Line: This gray board fence turns blue in the evening light
Subject(s): Nature; Colors; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


HEIR       
First Line: This gray board fence turns blue in the evening light
Last Line: The sunset to your thought, to tell it is %parent apparent to your rich apparel


HELDENLEBEN       
First Line: Busy sickness, pay me attention, said a hero
Last Line: And expired finally, but it was enough


HERALD    Poem Text    
First Line: Delivers papers to the doors of sleep
Last Line: Wakes; wakes coin, day, greeting, herald, sir.
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


HERO       
First Line: I liked the small pale man who leaned, I liked the twenty
Last Line: For a self-portrait in the face of state


HIGHROAD       
First Line: The coast highway at our grade occasioned
Last Line: We'd as well %live on a level


HIGHWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The coast highway at our grade occasioned
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


HOLIDAY       
First Line: Returning from the north, I saw the sun returning
Last Line: Necessities of a colder danger, with the chance %of a warmer festival


HOME MOVIES       
First Line: Quick, into the house, bring out the baby
Last Line: The mack sennett motion, chase of the comic? %to live, and to live


HORIZON       
First Line: Often I think what does youjr goodness matter
Last Line: Even dreamed of, even denied, is that immortal %future we verge upon


HOUSEWIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Occasional mornings when an earyl fog
Subject(s): Housewives; Suburbs


HOUSEWIFE       
First Line: Occasional mornings when an earyl fog
Last Line: A lifeline, how it chooses to run obscurely %in her hand, before her
Subject(s): Housewives; Suburbs


HOW GOES A CROWD WHERE IT GOES?       
Last Line: Destination? The ramblers %have to disclose it


HOW I CAUGHT UP IN MY READING       
First Line: After the season was summer
Last Line: And read one poem %again %again


I FEAR TO TAKE A STEP; ALONG THE EDGE       
Last Line: Of those who take the fingers under their heels


IDEA OF JOY       
First Line: The idea of joy, abruptly %like the idea of day
Last Line: So bright as the fire, %but the idea of joy


IDENTITY       
First Line: When the third son went out
Last Line: Any answer they may get %is premature


IF CONFERENCE KEEPS YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: If conference keeps you completely, when will you get home for dinner, or
Subject(s): Public Meetings


IF YOU WILL       
First Line: Shall I pull the curtains against the coming night?
Last Line: It is your life that stands beyond the glass


ILLUMINATION       
First Line: The light burns in the foliage, but the bushes %will not burn
Last Line: Will not be consumed


IMPERATIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Undisturbed, and stubbornly repeating
Subject(s): West (u.s.); Iowa; Farm Life; Southwest; Pacific States; Agriculture; Farmers


IMPERATIVE       
First Line: Undisturbed, and stubbornly repeating


IMPERATIVE       
First Line: Of yourself, and of that only
Last Line: Unanswerable voice %will make a peace more warm than silence is


IN A MORNING OF CLARITY AND DISTINCTION       
Last Line: Keep this day's simple fact it grants to me


IN AIR       
First Line: What's in the air is won, the air over
Last Line: The hope and care won in our very air


IN IDENTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: As difference blends into identity
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


IN IDENTITY       
First Line: As difference blends into identity
Last Line: From ourselves, for ourselves?
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MY CHILDHOOD, A HUNDRED LUNGERS       
Last Line: Of absence, %a relentless letting be


IN THE TOWN WHERE EVERY MAN IS KING    Poem Text    


IN THE TOWN WHERE EVERY MAN IS KING       
Last Line: Of reinforced concrete, become before him %mirrors. He licks the glass
Subject(s): Independence; Self-reliance


INCREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: So populous the region
Subject(s): City & Town Life


INCREMENT       
First Line: So populous the region
Last Line: Like an assertion in a time of assent %or an increase to astonishment


INSTITUTIONS       
First Line: At term end the institution slackens
Last Line: Begin a new demand


INTENSIVES       
First Line: Loving intensives of intensive care
Last Line: Where you belong


INTERIOR       
First Line: Mornings keep coming over the roof


INTERLUDE       
First Line: Chorus remarks woe
Last Line: Chorus cannot ignore it


IONS       
First Line: There comes this day
Last Line: Now I will realize %which go, which stay


IOWA AND WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone watched the corn in the field, I thought it was


ISLAND       
First Line: On the island each figure %moves to become its island
Last Line: Wades fully into the waters of his island, saying %I am land


ITALIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: What is italian? It is the language spoken
Subject(s): Italian Language


JOSHUA       
First Line: Forty miles from arquilla, and that town
Last Line: He would stop and grow in that place for that necessary number of instants


KIND    Poem Text    
First Line: When I think of my kindness which is tentative and quiet
Subject(s): Kindness; Relationships


KIND       
First Line: When I think of my kindness which is tentative and quiet
Last Line: This is the natural and supernatural %of humankind of which I grow aware


KING    Poem Text    
First Line: I walked along the river path, the river
Subject(s): Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); Eliot, T. S.


KITCHEN       
First Line: What will allow %the sun and moon
Last Line: A bounteous prophet's sky %with a recipe


LAND GRANT    Poem Text    
First Line: To stand up to the ocean, and to say
Subject(s): Property; Possessions


LAND GRANT       
First Line: To stand up to the ocean and to say


LARK       
First Line: Lark hit us in the face with his rising sound
Last Line: And pondered every line %of hill and sign


LEAF IS GROWING       
Last Line: Buzzing off like a motor scooter


LIFE OF GALILEO AS IT IS RESET       
Last Line: Moving inquisitions %move the inquisitive spheres


LIGHT YEAR       
First Line: If you had one more swirl you would have a good haircut
Last Line: This is a light year, this is a light year, %prosper


LIGHTING OF A SMALL FIRE IN THE GRATE       
First Line: When oak is burning, that is warming
Last Line: Of persons in the news %to serve and blaze


LIGHTING OF THE STREETLIGHTS       
First Line: Corinthian is the light they see by
Last Line: The light they see by, the corinthian


LOCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I set my heart in the noontime sun
Subject(s): Hearts


LOCATION       
First Line: I set my heart out in the noontime sun
Last Line: There is a warm space in the world and about, said my heart,%even as here


LONE       
First Line: Braking down a stretch of coast highway
Last Line: They stand by the pump, the bottles in their hands


LOOKING OVER TOWARD TAMALPAIS       
Last Line: Sundays of the kind they used to be


LOSER       
First Line: A gracious number of dark-witted thieves
Last Line: As I expected them to until this day


LOVE AT A DISTANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love at a distance cab mean
Subject(s): Love


LOVE AT A DISTANCE CAN MEAN       
Last Line: From plenty, from perfection, marking there %measureless distances


LUCIFER ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: One rat across the floor and quick to floor's a breeze


LUCIFER ALONE       
First Line: One rat across the floor and quick to floor's a breeze
Last Line: And there knowledge therefore, and therefore creed


LUNCHEON       
First Line: Jack lyman came down from st. Helena for luncheon
Last Line: From sails and mirage and other poems, %by george sterling


LUNCHEON 2       
First Line: We met for luncheon to exchange views, %soviet authors and ours
Last Line: Why did you drop the bomb in hiroshima?


LYRIC       
First Line: Oil is what I have for you
Last Line: Oil-rich luxury flowing from the triangle of the state of texas %for you


MADE SHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: This face had no use for light, took none of it,
Subject(s): Faces


MADE SHINE       
First Line: This face had no use for light, took none of it
Last Line: Leaped and made shine the dark face in its sleep


MAILMAN IS COMING FROM THE NEXT BLOCK DOWN       
Last Line: Across orchards to the bay to say to his readers, softer, softer


MAKERS       
First Line: I would tell a tally of poets
Last Line: To let the new terms be negotiable, %the makers measure change


MAN OF COURAGE       
First Line: Bartlett in his place lived fifty summers of anguish
Last Line: He was an invigorating gentleman


MAN OF LETTERS       
First Line: He had a reading eye which used to find
Last Line: Sprouts in the sentence, royals in the voice


MANIFOLD       
First Line: In the cabinet of analysis
Last Line: Geometries of change


MARK       
First Line: Irritated by the favoritism of jehovah
Last Line: To which the vulnerable parent %nodded and smiled


MARKER REPORT ON COTTON GRAY GOODS       
First Line: Cotton gray goods quiet and firmer
Last Line: Their own substantial nature weaved and undersaid %and quited


MARKET       
First Line: Three minutes after the fuehrer spoke
Last Line: The swept grainy rustle of decline


MATTER OF FACT       
First Line: In the midmost and sensible real of the years of my life
Last Line: And I love you as a fiction of theirs


MAXIM    Poem Text    
First Line: It is said that certain orientational concepts of an ontological sort
Subject(s): Romeo & Juliet


MAXIM       
First Line: It is said that certain orientational concepts of an ontological sort
Last Line: Receiving her certain richness from experience
Subject(s): Romeo And Juliet


MEANING MOTION       
First Line: Alarm smites upon the covers, clenches the hands
Last Line: They have taken on the day


MEASUREMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Campus measure looms and lifts


MEETING       
First Line: Once there lived on the east side of the city
Last Line: Volition moving in the paths of chance


MEMORIAL DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: After noon, in the plaza, cries, shrill yells, running and breaking
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY       
First Line: After noon, in the plaza, cries, shrill yells, running and breaking
Last Line: All these camellias overgrown and wasting?
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


MEN FRIDAY       
First Line: This water is for ships, that they cleave it
Last Line: It would start and wonder at the sea bearing %keel prints, at the heel prints in the sand


MERCHANT MARINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is the world? Not about
Subject(s): Merchant Marine


MERCHANT MARINE       
First Line: Where is the world? Not about
Last Line: A rendable tissue of sea-lanes, there is the heart


MERCHANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: As I came by the town, the townsmen
Subject(s): Merchants; Red Cross


MERCURY       
First Line: Then have mercy on me
Last Line: To make my life myself


METAMORPHOSIS       
First Line: At johns manville a miscalculation %sent more asbestos fibers
Last Line: You to their learning, making you put on %their knowledge with their power


MIDWEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: Plentiful people went to the cadillac drawing
Subject(s): Lotteries; Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


MIDWEEK       
First Line: Plentiful people went to the cadillac drawing
Last Line: Me not so pale. I wished the second feature %dark and dreadful


MINES, EXPLOSIONS, AND COLLISIONS.       
Last Line: Who were their friends? What is success?


MODERN DANCE PROGRAM: AMERICAN DOCUMENT       
First Line: God how we gallop, the youth of the land
Last Line: But definitely youth muscle and what you may call it, and definitely tech- %nic


MONKEY       
First Line: God, a man at yale, adopted a monkey
Last Line: His yale, my yale


MORNING IN BRANCHES       
First Line: Year upon year of sunlight lying here
Last Line: This branch and I will be a morning older - %year upon year of sunlight older than you know


MOTIVE       
First Line: A window in the shadowed room where I lay
Last Line: Oho! There is somehthing to life!


MOVING IN       
First Line: The telephone installer was interested %in the students helping me
Last Line: Don't let this last piece of cake go begging, begged the upstairs apartment
Subject(s): Moving And Movers


MY FEAR IN THE CROWD       
First Line: The thousand people stand in the sunlight
Last Line: In his own mind the place where he stood


NADIRS       
First Line: There were the clerks of the zenith and the figures
Last Line: And the moon to arise over the western figures %moving from plane to plane


NAME       
First Line: Father, father, says the sea's edge
Last Line: Father, father, remembers the sea %quietly under my window


NAME OF POWER       
First Line: Who called brought to my mind the name of power
Last Line: Puts in its hands its one life's simple portion


NATURAL WORLD       
First Line: From our view there is evil in the natural world
Last Line: The storm still blows from the left hand, and thunder from the heaven


NEW TRACT       
First Line: Streets under trees
Last Line: Droop of the dark sides, haggard of morning, %show that it was


NONE       
First Line: A nothing out of which to create a new
Last Line: Toppled in that void tossed there, and woke


NOON       
First Line: Noon students slid onto the unfolded chairs
Last Line: Two o'clock class: what do I believe? %I believe otherwise


NOW THAT APRIL'S HERE       
First Line: Coming up to the boulevard stop on the slant
Last Line: There through the shiny shallows remember that one dimension


NUMEROLOGY       
First Line: Plurality, my element by which I feed
Last Line: Toward an immensity %they must afford


ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jake's store past pindaric mountain
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


OFFICERS       
First Line: Mr. Hansen, the cop at the campus gate
Last Line: Since then, I have not met an officer %that I can call by name


ON INHABITING AN ORANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: All our roads go nowhere.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


ON INHABITING AN ORANGE       
First Line: All our roads go nowhere
Last Line: Making down the roads of earth %endless detour


OPAL       
First Line: The steamfitter had no notion of buying an opal
Last Line: His wife didn't want the jewel but he bought it %and took that burden on, which fate forebore


ORDERLY       
First Line: Hysteric sparks of self in the ward of night
Last Line: Blown almost away, he brings again %to its burning brand


OUTSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever saw sidewalk uninterpreted?
Subject(s): Sidewalks


OUTSIDE       
First Line: Ever saw sidewalk uninterpreted?
Last Line: It extends for the night-flight survivors %to alight, not awake, but walk over


PAINT       
First Line: When the old man died, the folks got the old lady
Last Line: But her daughter said, mama cheer up, it will certainly fadesome. %so she did


PARENT       
First Line: Letting down the isinglass curtains
Last Line: I said to him? He said to me


PASSION       
First Line: Hobbes spoke among the ball cries, telling what %was passion
Last Line: Moving together from eyes, ears, and other %organs to the heart


PATHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Going out into the fields of learning
Last Line: The spider's silk hypotheses unfold / tenancious, tenable
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Youth; Work; Workers


PATHS       
First Line: Going out into the fields of learning
Last Line: The spider's silk hypotheses unfold %tenacious, tenacious, tenable
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Youth


PEAK ACTIVITY IN BOADWALK HAM CONCESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: What was that they heard past the peal
Subject(s): Amusement Parks


PEAK ACTIVITY IN BOARDWALK HAM CONCESSION       
First Line: What was that they heard past the peal
Last Line: The driven voice to the rise %and fall of ocean


PEARL       
First Line: Inside the plane we went straight
Last Line: Of galatea, floating %a few words of pidgin into pearl


PELLEAS AND MELISANDE       
First Line: George, I am convinced I know what I want
Last Line: We're through with the blues


PERSONAL APPEARANCE       
First Line: Out of an english mystery which a detective
Last Line: Pass and repass the characters I love


PERSONIFICATION       
First Line: She will define for you in the sunny morning
Last Line: To cars and stores and stares and the sun in the morning %the self-possessed


PHOTOGRAPHER       
First Line: The man to be photographed was a student of mankind
Last Line: And set against the side of the portrayed studying forehead %a car-load sun


PHYSICS       
First Line: The mean life of a free neutron, does it exist
Last Line: Trembling, though beyond sight, %initially at rest


PHYSIOLOGUS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the mind is dark with the multiple shadows of facts
Subject(s): Knowledge


PHYSIOLOGUS       
First Line: When the mind is dark with the multiple shadows of facts
Last Line: And will belong to the body wholly


PLASTIC GLASS       
First Line: A saint I heard of saw the world
Last Line: Goldens from everyman, his singular credit %in the beatitude of place


PLAYERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the spacious bay the sun of afternoon
Subject(s): Card Games; Playing Cards


PLAYERS       
First Line: Into the spacious bay the sun of afternoon %shone
Last Line: While the spadebeard took easily a trick %already a century won


POETRY, BERKELEY    Poem Text    
First Line: When seamas heaney was staying a year in berkeley
Subject(s): Heaney, Seamus (b. 1939); Andrews, Lyman (1938-2009)


POISE       
First Line: Hsi dad holds his hand; his suspenders
Last Line: A humanist would recognize the kind


POLO MATCH. SUNDAY, 2 P.M.       
First Line: Polo is that gravy-look game
Last Line: The breadwinners winning it all up deep to saturation


PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST       
First Line: Being a paper blown into the street


POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who called brought to my mind the name of power


PREDICTION       
First Line: Ah face that has my heart in it
Last Line: All I ever knew, down to the last straw evem %looking at me


PRELIMINARY TO CLASSROOM LECTURE       
First Line: My quiet kin, must I affront you %with a telling tongue?
Last Line: And would you then begin %querying too, querying, my qiuet kin?


PREMIERE       
First Line: The searchlights ask the stars nothing
Last Line: Gathering, shining, what the lights are searching for


PRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: My pride should effect your escape
Subject(s): Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


PRIDE       
First Line: My pride should effect your escape
Last Line: And can dispense freedom from its cell
Subject(s): Pride


PRINCIPLES       
First Line: So you are thinking of princiles to go on
Last Line: Seeks your agility, and makes you smile


PROGRAM       
First Line: Martin on every block
Last Line: Does one single one ever hear all these musics? %maybe, maybe so


PROMISE       
First Line: He said: I do not lie; the institution
Last Line: In words even on paper in the means of life


PROPERTY       
First Line: How reach, how climb, how cover this mountainous poplar?


PROPHECY    Poem Text    
First Line: These mountains long to show their worth
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


PURCHASE OF A BLUE, GREEN, OR ORANGE ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jake's store past pindaric mountain
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


PURCHASE OF A BLUE, GREEN, OR ORANGE ODE       
First Line: Jake's store past pindaric mountain
Last Line: Sugared, colored, out of a jar, an ode
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


PURCHASE OF HAT TO WEAR IN THE SUN       
First Line: Sombrero is comfort because it keeps thought under foot
Last Line: To survive under blessing without blinking


PURCHASE OF LODGING FOR THE NIGHT       
First Line: Evil hemmed the curtains and swung in with them slightly
Last Line: But lay still in the linoleum and hem of curtain %when he went down to breakfast


QUARTOS    Poem Text    
First Line: Bad quartos were my first love
Subject(s): Books; Reading


QUESTION       
First Line: One watched the face listening and thinking of questions
Last Line: And one was wearied with following after, %and glad of reply achieved so hardly


RAIN       
First Line: When I came to the porch
Last Line: Of the louder and the louder rain


READERS (1)       
First Line: Jeff thinks %this is an angry text
Last Line: Protecting the text, protecting, then does he know %jeff's anger and mine?


READERS (2)       
First Line: Jim thinks %this is an angry text
Last Line: Protecting the text, protecting, then does he know %jim's anger and mine?


REASON       
First Line: Said, pull her up a bit will you, mac, I want to unload there
Last Line: Reason, reason is my middle name


RECEPTION       
First Line: When fate from its plane stepped down
Last Line: Which of your hundred faces calls us home?


RECOGNITION       
First Line: Known before, painfully learned before
Last Line: As if for the first time, the first word %first said


REDEMPTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The extra well movie ups and outs
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


REDEMPTION       
First Line: The extra-well-made movie ups and outs
Last Line: Affairs now fostered are not fostered by %any resolving sky


REHEARSAL    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman with a basket was walking
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights; Dramatists


REPORT       
First Line: For covering earth's skeleton the night is useless


RESIDENTIAL AREA    Poem Text    
First Line: Prevailing winds in this area below
Subject(s): Wind


RESISTANCE       
First Line: A young stranger came into town looking for trouble
Last Line: We were not, and would never be, immune


RETROSPECTIVE       
First Line: Once I didn't think that much about making the bomb
Last Line: To work again the slow used-over clay


RIDDLE       
First Line: You are a riddle I would not unravel
Last Line: Impossible, it is the marvel %nobody, as I am nobody, blieve s


RIDE       
First Line: It's not my world, I grant, but I made it
Last Line: But now it's down the road, and we're in it


RIOT       
First Line: What strength give to riot that it can subside?
Last Line: Cries mother, cries uncle, to the rioting man?


ROMANTIC LETTER       
First Line: Dear jo, margaret has been taken %to tehachapi prison in green june
Last Line: There is margaret instead, and the front of criminal %syndicalism. - beth, with love


ROOTER       
First Line: Played ball yourself once, mister?
Last Line: The curb where he stood as cold as stone %in the dark, when he is gone


ROW       
First Line: Some of the roofs are of hopi indian decision
Last Line: Sparkle their cups of milk and all accompany %with aerial music that evening sun go down


SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Went into a shoestore to buy a pair of shoes
Subject(s): Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


SALE       
First Line: Went into a shoestore to buy a pair of shoes
Last Line: To send, from whatever preoccupation, feet %implacably shod into the perfect street


SALESMAN       
First Line: Man came into the grill selling business papers
Last Line: That big look, put his hat on it, %took it away


SAME       
First Line: Mercedes was the lady's name and she had in her voice
Last Line: Under royal keys what mercedes thought of it


SAVAGES       
First Line: As we rowed from our ships and set foot on the shore
Last Line: We cannibals must help these christians


SCHOLARLY PROCEDURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Moves like an indian in the underbrush
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


SCHOOL       
First Line: After the yellow school bus with the waving windows
Last Line: And came back to walk fretfully over the fields, asking %what do you do at home?


SEA-WIND       
First Line: Yours is a wind even the beanfields bend before
Last Line: Leaf by leaf, silver and small, yours is a wind %the beanfields bend before
Variant Title(s): Se


SEER       
First Line: The psychic metaphysician sat tight in the white
Last Line: It was like living in a world of sight %the sign so took the light


SEMINAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we have a straining of effort that men can come to


SHEEP       
First Line: Led by johns hopkins on a trip through the heart
Last Line: That you do not look up into the camera %to tell on what youfeed?


SHIFT       
First Line: Many of the bodies arose at a graveyard shift
Last Line: Mortality has not ascertained


SIEGE       
First Line: The courtyards of the inner heart go round
Last Line: Out of the universal siege


SISYPHUS    Poem Text    
First Line: When sisyphus was pushing the stone up the mountain
Last Line: The heavy stone
Subject(s): Sisyphus


SISYPHUS       
First Line: When sisyphus was pushing the stone up the mountain
Last Line: This belief damned him, and damned, what's harder, %the heavy stone
Subject(s): Sisyphus


SKIN       
First Line: I've been going around everywhere without any skin
Last Line: Not by country by climate, this personal flaying
Variant Title(s): Without Ski


SLACK       
First Line: As slack mouth spills information
Last Line: Though it's the slack says I'm welcome


SLEEP       
First Line: What sleep obliterates, it manufactures
Last Line: How meaningful is life, but how halfway %it will wake you up


SLEEVE       
First Line: This was a dark year for spiro agnew
Last Line: In the dark, in the hidden dust, %to moth and rust


SMOKER    Poem Text    
First Line: The superfine intelligence
Subject(s): Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


SO GRAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Simplicity so graven hurts the sense.
Subject(s): Simplicity


SO GRAVEN       
First Line: Simplicity so graven hurts the sense
Last Line: And there's the trick simplicity has to win


SOLO       
First Line: The structure of music as an art behind that morning glory
Last Line: And will set up in the vines, along the wind, sound that is I, %founded and recognized


SOMEONE, AN ENGINEER, TOLD A CONFAB OF WIRES       
Last Line: Go ahead, remind her, for auld lang syne


SON       
First Line: Men have their alien sons and love them
Last Line: Hate all but him, dear father, and dear son


SORROW       
First Line: A tall stature of %grave sorrow
Last Line: More than man can


SPEAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: My talking heart talked less of what I knew
Subject(s): Hearts


SPEAKER       
First Line: My talking heart talked less of what it knew
Last Line: To say, I wish and want %and say, I know?


SPEED       
First Line: A light year is a cell year
Last Line: Gardens of time happen, come into bloom, fade, happen again?


SPEED LIMIT       
First Line: There is a heap of sky out tonight, brother
Last Line: Tight to the small ground moving steadily %in so much sky!


SPRING '44       
First Line: Nothing is so quick as a clocked robin
Last Line: Let's be off to the wars, says my sister to me


STATUTE       
First Line: The way I would look at the world, the houses
Last Line: That the great legal skies of human vision %observe their human shore


STEPS       
First Line: Every day when came to the steps that led
Last Line: Where had the unsounded hour gone? %it was ready and she was ready


STILL EARLY IN THE MORNING       
Last Line: As the sharp morning seeks delineation


STOPPING FOR BREAD       
First Line: Along the street where we used to stop for bread
Last Line: To my wild dwarf on his drug? I will have him greet you


STREET       
First Line: In the house you live in
Last Line: As well as the next


STROKE       
First Line: I should like to hurry to get back into the world
Last Line: Strike me back into the world


STUDENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is that student pale and importunate
Last Line: More than I could learn until tonight?
Subject(s): Schools; Students


STUDENT       
First Line: Who is that student pale and importunate
Last Line: Who, early in the alphabet, recited %more than I could learn until tonight?
Subject(s): Schools


STUDY       
First Line: At midnight dropping the bautiful %white net dress
Last Line: Of greek and geology. Learning the tools


SUBDIVISION       
First Line: Tiled fences run a mile along the freeway
Last Line: What games?


SUBDIVISION       
First Line: Three dogs bark at the street end, hear, this
Last Line: The hoary quarries and the scrub of hills


SUBJECT       
First Line: Tell me about happiness
Last Line: Every letter and space in your hand %to your absolving hand


SUMMER       
First Line: When I came to show you my summer cottage
Last Line: So they did, vanishing away off and shouting


SUN IS A REAGENT, THE SUN IS AN ACCOMPLICE       


SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: We have moving over us, over head and spire
Subject(s): Sabbath; Sunday


SUNDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Looking over toward tamalpais
Subject(s): Sabbath; Sunday


SYMPATHIZERS       
First Line: To this man, to his boned shoulders
Last Line: The reason nor the man nor whether %to share, or to beware
Subject(s): Pain


TALLY    Poem Text    
First Line: After her pills the girl slept and counted
Subject(s): Sleep


TALLY       
First Line: After her pills the girl slept and counted
Last Line: To take the shapes of life, %coming and being counted


TEACHER       
First Line: How did you come to be a teacher?
Last Line: To ebgineer arguments, try shakespeare, evaluate %albers mills for dun and bradstreet. %so that's ho


TEHACHAPI SOUTH       
First Line: Tehachapi south down with dust in the mouth
Last Line: Water, water, for men's throats. And the breath %of the town is in the teeth
Variant Title(s): Ridge Rout


TEN DREAMERS IN A MOTEL       
First Line: Some people said the cabin
Last Line: Into the thunder and silence of the unfolding %durable journey


THE CAMPAIGN    Poem Text    
First Line: My packard bell was set up in the vacant lot near the stump
Subject(s): Americans; Politics & Government; United States; America


THE DAY THE WINDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The day the wnds went underground I gasped for breath
Subject(s): Breath; Wind; City & Town Life; Pollution


THE DOCTOR WHO SITS AT THE BEDSIDE OF A RAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


THE HAMPTON INSTITUTE ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Down from another planet they have settled to mend
Subject(s): Hampton Institute


THE NATIONAL PARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Does the world look like a park to you? Yes, almost suddenly
Subject(s): National Parks


THE SYMPATHIZERS    Poem Text    
First Line: To this man, to his boned shoulders
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE SYMPATIZERS    Poem Text    
First Line: To this man, to his boned shoulders
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


THOROUGHGOING       
First Line: He killed and kept
Last Line: Saved for him


THREAD       
First Line: Take an emotion, how can it be?
Last Line: On simple pattern, not your prying %arabesques of what? Flesh? Watercolor?


THREE POEMS FOR NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Into oiur brick acropolis returns
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THREE STAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: When a city undergoes diaster, it moves as a mass
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Disasters


THREE STAGES       
First Line: When a city undergoes diaster, it moves as a mass
Last Line: It was not proper that she lay there pinned under debris


THROWING HIS LIFE AWAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


THROWING HIS LIFE AWAY       
Last Line: The ligaments of his hand


TIDE       
First Line: From the flood of tide to the shore edge how withdraws
Last Line: But in ebb %drains down to loss the fiction of belief


TO A METAPHYSICAL AMAZON       
First Line: If you had world more durable to walk on
Last Line: Tempering the sound of heels that can %create a stronger earth?


TO MAKE A SUMMER       
First Line: Barney says his high-school daughter %keeps exclaiming joy, joy
Last Line: In the easy early berkeley air %what we incommunicably share


TO TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Space keeps us, time forgives us
Subject(s): Time


TO TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: He never laughed or saw the need for laughter
Subject(s): City & Town Life


TO TOWN       
First Line: He never laughed or saw the need for laughter


TOURISTS       
First Line: Genealogists, geologists, and experts in falconry
Last Line: Eyes to the host eyes, and pressed past them %to the height where the hood eb lifted for work


TOWARD I       
First Line: When you turned your away your attention
Last Line: But the attention %of your presence is diffused


TOWARD II       
First Line: Go out a little from yourself as you sit here
Last Line: The grain of time you recognize as yours


TRACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Old tract, the houses of wood siding
Last Line: More callas, more houses
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


TRACT       
First Line: Old tract, the houses of wood siding
Last Line: For some, beyond the outskirts of the houses, %more callas, more houses
Subject(s): Americans; United States


TRADE CENTER       
First Line: When leopold senghor came to america
Last Line: Full over the hills into the blackest of summer skies, ascended %their own moon


TRAVELLERS       
First Line: The little girl was travelling unattached, as they say
Last Line: How about a game of three-way parcheesi?
Variant Title(s): Traveler


TRIP       
First Line: We started from a station in the city
Last Line: Drove our baggage into the springs, in oasis, %but we had gone farther away


TURN    Poem Text    
First Line: After I come home from the meeting with friends
Subject(s): Sleep


TWO KINDS OF TROUBLE; FOR MICHELANGELO       
First Line: Ruin of david directly offers
Last Line: Big enough for ruin %should he choose


UPON TWELVE       
First Line: Now has been contrived in the increasing noonday
Last Line: In the fine short space before the roof eastward %darkens again


VACUUM       
First Line: We are already on the moon
Last Line: As moon on man the gold foil of his brain


VERDICT       
First Line: It suffers by the jurist
Last Line: With the unconvictable, we %being the jury?


VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: When the last pullman of the day pulls into the grand canyon station
Subject(s): Railroads; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Railways; Trains


VIEWS FROM GETTYSBURG, SELS.       
First Line: Students all, we sit on the ridge, in a pontiac gto
Last Line: Where the fair fight?


VIEWS TO SEE CLAYTON FROM       
First Line: His brother's wife can't stand clayton
Last Line: And I said, yes I do. But I did not get into the argument


VIGILS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are talking about metaphor
Subject(s): Language; Metaphor; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary; Similes


VIOLETS       
First Line: Flat markets in the flat rain
Last Line: Sources beyond price, beyond hestitation


VISIT       
First Line: Cricket complained quite a bit how lights wept falling
Last Line: You take care now, bear said. %bye, bye son, said cricket


VISITING HOUR       
First Line: He sat in an easy chair by the open window
Last Line: Beating it with his fists


VOTE       
First Line: Be sure, said my mother, holding my hand
Last Line: Register faithfully, do they not, their care %for no more war?


VOTER       
First Line: How much is an old man %a citizen?
Last Line: Suspects of patience, age, policy %and sun


VOYAGE       
First Line: From his small city columbus
Last Line: Such a tiered city %high and dry?


WAR TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sun doesn't rise one day
Subject(s): War - Home Front; Morning


WARDEN       
First Line: Send me a voice from the store
Last Line: The great neighborhood bloom close as a clam


WARNING       
First Line: I have a sea to lie on, deep as breathing
Last Line: Breath deep under the grass tops you would find me %unquestionably drowned


WEED       
First Line: As weed swells to its joint
Last Line: Momentous as a time %to chew the remnant stem


WEST FROM ITHACA       
First Line: When we went out to a country inn for dinner
Last Line: Your west, he said


WHAT FOLLOWED    Poem Text    
First Line: In all happiness and peace of mind
Subject(s): Evil


WHAT FOLLOWED       
First Line: In all happiness and peace of mind
Last Line: He found he held its leash, it wwas his seeing eye %purchased and instructed


WHEN I TELEPHONED A FRIEND, HER HUSBAND TOLD ME       
First Line: When I telephoned a friend, her husband told me
Last Line: That there be %shore and sea


WHEN I WAS EIGHT, I PUT IN THE LEFT-HAND DRAWER       
Last Line: A plausible parable of computer analysis. %o small and flowering orchard of free friends!


WHEN SANDERS BRINGS FEED TO HIS CHICKENS, SOME SPARROWS       
Last Line: The comings and goings %of sanders to the chickens


WHEN THE SUN CAME, THE ROOSTER EXPANDED TO MEET IT       
Last Line: He will call us his chickens. %but that was already their name


WHO SHALL WE RAISE UP, WHO GLORIFY - OUR WOUNDED       
Last Line: The power of professional righteousness


WHY WE ARE LATE       
First Line: A red light is stuck
Last Line: A late green light later %may let us get home


WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's a gray aftertoon, blank as to freeze
Subject(s): Winter; Sickness; Illness


WITNESS       
First Line: Gassed going between classes
Last Line: But how to tell without dying %is not told by the dying trees


WOMAN WITH A BASKET WAS WALKING       
Last Line: Conveying what to whom on what aisle?


WORLD       
First Line: Coming up against the end of the world
Last Line: To piece together a pattern for the world?


WORLD A PARK       
First Line: Does the world look a park to you? Yes, almost suddenly
Last Line: Of nefertiti and osiris, %and carry them off to the park's museums


WRECK       
First Line: In the train wreck my pieces of life
Last Line: But crosswise stalled in the grave my greatest passion %was surprise, surprise


YARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Persons among the flapping clothes
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Laundry & Laundering


YESTERDAY EVENING AS THE SUN SET LATE       
Last Line: A trawler crossed between us and the sun