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Author: MYLES, EILEEN
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Myles, Eileen    Poet's Biography
193 poems available by this author


1980: THE YEAR OF THE OX       
First Line: I was just in this room
Last Line: All %those flowers


1993       
First Line: This year is ending
Last Line: The last %year of %the day %no, I mean


26-AUG       
First Line: Couple of honchos
Last Line: I've been %here before


40TH STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd like / to say
Subject(s): Coffee


43       
First Line: Look at this my face in shock
Last Line: I miss him, last year


A WOMAN LIKE ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Wanna hear something really funny?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ABSOLUTELY EARTH       
First Line: I like movies because
Last Line: Just look at all these %people on my %screen


ALONG THE STRAND       
First Line: When I was a coke-dealer
Last Line: Pools in her gorgeous and tangled %black hair


AN AMERICAN POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born in boston in
Subject(s): Self; Gays & Lesbians; Ancestors & Ancestry; Boston; Social Classes; Social Commentaries; Poetry & Poets; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Heritage; Heredity; Caste


ANGEL PUNK       
First Line: What I really like to do is go home
Last Line: And my clean well-lit life


ANIMAL SOUNDS       
First Line: Riding past a green
Last Line: This is it right here %loews


APRIL       
First Line: Birds tweeting
Last Line: Along the %lowering lights


AT A WATERFALL, REYKJAVIK       
First Line: I still feel like
Last Line: I'm holding %out half %to you


AT LAST       
First Line: I always fall in love with tired %women
Last Line: Now nothing's %the same
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness


ATTITUDE ABOUT POETRY       
First Line: My attitude about poetry is somewhat
Last Line: My words jingle


AURORA       
First Line: I come from a long line of worshippers of strong crazy
Last Line: A loving cup of lying there forever %on that train


AUTHENTICITY       
First Line: There's pivotal moments %in bouncing time
Last Line: For another %one


BLACK LACINGS       
First Line: Bon ami, the shiftless one, walked grimly across
Last Line: Tonight. If the front porch was free


BLEEDING HEARTS       
First Line: Know what
Last Line: Where %I was %born


BOB DYLAN       
First Line: I can't taste my pie
Last Line: Here is my house


BRIEF STORY ABOUT MY FAMILY       
First Line: Myh father's name was terrence myles
Last Line: There is no st. Nancy


CHOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the ways of forgetting
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


CHRISTMAS       
First Line: Susie said morton has an island right between haiti
Last Line: Sure, she said. You've been listneing to me


CIGARETTES       
First Line: Emotions are like clothes. As I'm putting mine on
Last Line: And then you get toe. Fourteen cigarettes under the faucet


CITY       
First Line: It's narrow
Last Line: It is 4 o'clock


CONTINUITY       
First Line: As composed as that graveyard over there
Last Line: With their television eyes, beach-feet


CORIOLANUS       
First Line: And I hadn't read any of the plays at all
Last Line: Got a c+ on the exam I'm no prodigy


CORTEGE       
First Line: Sometimes when I'm riding down the street with my girlfriend
Last Line: And I don't know if I want to continue %to be in this life %on a bike
Subject(s): Bicycles


CRAZY       
First Line: As a result of my time
Last Line: Being different, faraway


DAWN       
First Line: I feel one tit
Last Line: I see me - I see me again


DEBATE WITH A GLOVE       
First Line: John higgins, mry mccluskey
Last Line: It called %me home %it said %lucifer


DECEMBER 9TH       
First Line: I have the same %birthday as john
Last Line: & die with me


DESIRE IS JUST LIKE A PARKING LOT       
Last Line: Standing in the middle of my parking lot


EACH DEFEAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Please! Keep / reading me
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827); Friendship; Relationships; Death - Animals; Failure


EFFIGY       
First Line: At home
Last Line: That lolling %stuck-out %tongue


EILEEN'S VISION       
First Line: One night I was home alone
Last Line: & I don't have to %tell anyone


EN GARDE       
First Line: All the hills & the trees
Last Line: Guns & %beg for %water


EVENING       
First Line: Supposed to be there at 7 o'clock
Last Line: The wind's stroking them


EXPLANATION       
First Line: I have this com0pulsion to live no matter what
Last Line: To offer you but stripes of light


EXPLODING THE SPRING MYSTIQUE       
First Line: Good morning, world! Captain eileen here
Last Line: Though still breathing, and it is spring


FIFTY-THREE    Poem Text    
First Line: I've already had a lot of them
Subject(s): Birthdays; Middle Age; Books; Trees; Reading


GENEVIEVE       
First Line: One boring march evening
Last Line: Up in this mess


GLOVE       
First Line: I couldn't get over the weather
Last Line: She loved, uninvented


GOLD       
First Line: Moon or mouse
Last Line: Through a fuzzy %gauze of %april trees


GOODBYE       
First Line: You're supposed %to stay
Last Line: But she %put the %difference %on


GREECE       
First Line: This summer
Last Line: But in greece I will be sane


GREEDY SEASONS       
First Line: The whole idea of sanity is intriguing


GREEK       
First Line: My identity as a specialist
Last Line: And the culture wore on


GREEN       
First Line: This is why it rains today
Last Line: Nudging selves from inner chambers


GREETINGS       
First Line: Sad %new england
Last Line: Houses, wooden %porches. Mom


HOME       
First Line: We don't live with rats but we look at them all the time
Last Line: I think god is death. I really do


HOMEBODY       
First Line: Oh, hello. C'mon in
Last Line: But just douse them with lemon juice


HONEY BEAR       
First Line: Billie holiday was on the radio
Last Line: I'm staring at the honey bear's face


HOW I LOST MY NOTEBOOK       
First Line: Quietly wishing I
Last Line: I attach %this note


I ALWAYS PUT MY PUSSY       
Last Line: So my lover & I %can be safe


IMMANENCE       
First Line: All the doors in my home are open
Last Line: I wish they were what I think they are; pure sound


IN THE RAIN       
First Line: Chickens spilling
Last Line: Jumping like there's %a war


INFINITY MINI       
First Line: I was taking %pictures %with %looking
Last Line: Language, %it doesn't %last long


IRONY OF THE LEASH       
First Line: Life is a plot to make me move
Last Line: And my latest poem, the irony of the leash


JOAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Today, may 30th, joan
Subject(s): Joan Of Arc (1412-1431)


JOAN       
First Line: Today, may 30th, joan
Last Line: A dove leaped right out of her mouth


JUMBLE       
First Line: Let's say it's like this
Last Line: You %tonight


JUNE-STONES       
First Line: Can't you feel the - quick
Last Line: A string of tiny shiny ones


JUST GOD       
First Line: We know the city
Last Line: The day is watchful %all we need


KID'S SHOW: 1991       
First Line: The tree %smells like %a lollipop
Last Line: What %I made %up. Goodbye


KURT       
First Line: The weekend you died was
Last Line: Was something we both %loved, this dead guy


LA VITA NUOVA       
First Line: Love is an assumption
Last Line: Which I have never %ever considered being


LA/DRIVING POEMS #1    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the emerging
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Automobile Drivers


LAST SUPPER       
First Line: It was wednesday night
Last Line: Real toast %is food


LATE MARCH       
First Line: Tons of purple
Last Line: Home. No %reason %to cry


LEO SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: You've gotta
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


LIFE       
First Line: My sense of preservation
Last Line: I am god


LIMBO       
First Line: There was a party I was at about 10 years ago
Last Line: Everyone loved, mark dumay


LOOKING OUT, A SAILOR       
First Line: The clouds looked made, & perhaps
Last Line: Now, & %our truth %is dark


LORNA & VICKI       
First Line: Inside the white house lives the president
Last Line: Back in bed and fell asleep


MAD PEPPER       
First Line: I wonder if anything really needs to be revived


MADELINE REVENGE       
First Line: It's such a bust to call this an occupation
Last Line: Across sheer ice


MAXFIELD PARRISH       
First Line: Often I turn on people
Last Line: & I'm dazzled by your frown


MAY 10TH    Poem Text    
First Line: The wall / is bleached


ME II       
First Line: There's tomorrow the next can of dog food
Last Line: Higher & sweeter


MEDIUM POEM       
First Line: I was the second of three children
Last Line: Sure. And I am always here


MEMORIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Bette davis just died
Subject(s): Davis, Bette (1908-1989)


MEMORIAL       
First Line: Bette davis just died
Last Line: All. Except life. And %bette davis doesn't have %it anymore.We do
Subject(s): Davis, Bette (1908-1989)


MEOW MIX       
First Line: Pushed the door open and nobody home
Last Line: When my dog will eat %cat food


MERK       
First Line: There's too much light in my life
Last Line: & proudly %I walked


MILK    Poem Text    
First Line: I flew into new york
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


MIRROR IS MY MOTHER       
First Line: If I'm not in there I'm in here
Last Line: In the brush let it pass %never strike


MISOGYNY       
First Line: My new tack will be to hate women
Last Line: Amelia. James. Anonymous


MOM       
First Line: The youngness
Last Line: I lived %in your %house


MOVIE    Poem Text    
First Line: You're like / a little fruit
Subject(s): Love


MR. TWENTY       
First Line: Everywhere I look %there's another bottle
Last Line: He was everywhere %the sun


MR. TWENTY', SELS.       
First Line: Won't somebody stop %this man. The first thing we learned
Last Line: Somehow it fell from %the sky


MY CHEAP LIFESTYLE       
First Line: After a bourbon %I came in turned on the tube
Last Line: The woods full of bears


MY RAMPANT MUSE, FOR HER       
First Line: Tuesday night reading for love on
Last Line: In her evening beauty


MY WAR IS LOVE       
First Line: I was moved
Last Line: We light a lamp %in our eyes


NANCY AT 40       
First Line: Susan wheeler & the dead sea
Last Line: And the walls come tumbling down


NEEDLES       
First Line: I seem to be left with the rest of my life
Last Line: Then, before %everything


NEW ENGLAND WIND       
First Line: Remember me this summer
Last Line: The sky %to be what %fell


NEW POEM       
First Line: My lover came over my house
Last Line: Can have some kind of control, %and it is kind of funny, I %mean dogs aren't blue


NEW TRUE BLACKNESS       
First Line: For once the street was something
Last Line: Back of your %travel, holding %you, holding %you in %my sleep


NEW YORK       
First Line: I came here because I
Last Line: So dark and so beautiful


NEW YORK TULIPS       
First Line: Ten a group of you
Last Line: I find them very beaufiful


NO NO       
First Line: Look I don't know
Last Line: In you like a door %that returns


NO POEMS       
First Line: It was %a little %golden
Last Line: What I %was just %thinking


NO REWRITING       
First Line: Nobody's going to come in
Last Line: Grew inside here


NOTICE       
First Line: The feathery horns of 21
Last Line: The horrible geese


ODALISK       
First Line: A toe points at me
Last Line: You make %everything %wake


ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT LOWELL       
First Line: O, I don't give a shit
Last Line: Fucking dead


ONWARDS UPWARDS & ALWAYS       
First Line: Nobody could deny no other bad times
Last Line: Smiling into cupboards


OPEN & THE CLOSE       
First Line: It's the openness of summer
Last Line: On the stone %my pages flutter


OSSINING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY       
First Line: I look in the ashtray and
Last Line: I scrambled to the train station and %ate my cheese


PEANUT BUTTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am always hungry
Subject(s): Peanut Butter; Sex; Appetite; Conduct Of Life


POEM       
First Line: A woman is ugly
Last Line: Uncorked. The night they %went back


POEM       
First Line: It's a new year; you try and stick your keys in the door


POEM FOR MY NEW FORTUNES       
First Line: I wish there were some animals
Last Line: Pen that %contains me


POEM FOR PATSY    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind shifts
Subject(s): Relationships


POEM ON THE PROFESSION       
First Line: Language interests me
Last Line: I think we both are looking in %the window


POET       
First Line: I made myself into a poet because it was lthe first thing
Last Line: She saw words shooting through


POETRY READING       
First Line: I heard this 'f .. Beautiful'


PORN POEMS       
First Line: Her tongue &
Last Line: Of her pussy


PTOLEMY       
First Line: September and the shit in the streets
Last Line: To hide %beyond. Beyonder


PUBLIC TELEVISION       
First Line: I'm always scared


PV       
First Line: Some old drunk who'd been
Last Line: Are growing before my %eyes


RAPE       
First Line: Next time I have a show
Last Line: And a loud rattling drain


REGINA COELI       
First Line: Now when
Last Line: To thank %you lady %something %everyone


ROAD BUDDY       
First Line: Fairly new blue jeans %every now &then
Last Line: I'm your %biggest pal %of all


ROAD WARRIOR       
First Line: What happens when you
Last Line: I'm coming home


ROMANTIC PAIN       
First Line: And in the first bar
Last Line: Goddamn dawn, said hart crane


ROTTING SYMBOLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Soon I shall take more
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ROTTING SYMBOLS       
First Line: Soon I shall take more
Last Line: & apart from the mold. %you survived


RUT       
First Line: I feel like a baby reading
Last Line: New & %holy %song


SADNESS OF LEAVING       
First Line: Everything's %so far away
Last Line: And there %can't be %two kings


SAILAWAY       
First Line: Listen %I will chase you to
Last Line: Breeze %my uneasy boat


SCHOOL OF FISH       
First Line: Everything's equal now. Blue leash blue bike
Last Line: Of lostness, it's like home, it's like family


SCRIBNER'S    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a little / more going
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Relationships


SEATTLE HARBOR       
First Line: They call it human
Last Line: The world %it's hurling


SHHH       
First Line: I don't think
Last Line: I'm surrounded by snow


SKUPPY THE SAILOR DOG       
First Line: I was just thinking about influential books in my life
Last Line: Correct course. Storm-free and guided by skuppy, smiling at his dreaming


SLAM       
First Line: I'm so sad my camera doesn't work
Last Line: But I forget %thank god
Subject(s): Cameras


SLEEPLESS       
First Line: I came in tonight and my building sighed
Last Line: I leave you I will %open its legs %with my sword


SMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's just not as much fun without a good
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Friendship; Relationships


SNAKES    Poem Text    
First Line: I was 6 and
Last Line: From the massachusetts review
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; Telephones; Childhood; Relatives


SO REALISM       
First Line: Poem in my pocket
Last Line: Never artificial & pretty %like that day


SORT OF AN EPIC       
First Line: I want to worship at
Last Line: Grief & going %home


SPACELESS       
First Line: There's no kind of care
Last Line: Please. Who %won


SPEECH ABOUT ALLEN       
First Line: Allen was more of a star than a homosexual. His
Last Line: State, for forty years, and he said that he was home. %speech originally delivered at planet news, %


STORY       
First Line: About a poet
Last Line: I said %I'm vanishing


SUBSCRIPTION       
First Line: Animals forever escaping
Last Line: Pulls out of a station in jerez, espana


SULLIVAN'S BRAIN       
First Line: If there's a person in the paintings
Last Line: Up the steps %to my abstraction


SUNSHINE       
First Line: In it %I see my favorite
Last Line: Hot thought. %kissing %it goes


SURPRISE       
First Line: Hey, you know
Last Line: Kept meaning %to tell %you that


SWAN PLACE       
First Line: I am running home fast as hell
Last Line: Didn't even know what 'sic' %meant


SWEET CHINA       
First Line: I threw the I ching and
Last Line: Keep smoking and smoking


SYMPATHY    Poem Text    
First Line: She's rubbing his shoulder
Subject(s): Relationships


SYMPATHY       
First Line: She's rubbing his shoulder %and he's reading about
Last Line: That we will fish again & again %& get lucky


TAXING       
First Line: I hate feeling
Last Line: The world %is empty. %there %is no %lamb


TELL ME       
First Line: I can't remember now
Last Line: If I live %my lie alone. %unenclosed, %selfish &true


TEXAS       
First Line: I'm nerly crying for it
Last Line: And shoot that fucking state to bits


THE BEACH    Poem Text    
First Line: Economically, not
Subject(s): Waves; Colors


THE HONEY BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Billie holiday was on the radio
Subject(s): Honey; Solitude; Conduct Of Life; Loneliness


THEKKADY       
First Line: We're embarrassed to
Last Line: The animals %can come %closer %now


THIS EVENING       
First Line: Intense restlessness
Last Line: Not the sky and sparkling %stars. Hello %hello


THREE WISHES       
First Line: The tree shadow
Last Line: Its beauty %is almost %gone


TILL DEATH DO US PART       
First Line: Was filled by rd laing
Last Line: No, books & pricks


TITLED       
First Line: As I am poor
Last Line: I like the gorgeousness of new


TO THE CLASS OF '92       
First Line: You all look great
Last Line: Everywhere you go in the world


TO THE MAIDEN OF CHOICE       
First Line: Too lmany systems colliding
Last Line: To know some %women and %come home


TONIGHT       
First Line: Just for the fuck of it
Last Line: In the light in the woods %tonight


TRIAL BALLOON       
First Line: Annie sprinkle rolled
Last Line: Sleep, especially names


TROUBADOR       
First Line: I sing this
Last Line: & so is %the sky


TRUE NORTH       
First Line: I want to be
Last Line: I am something %warm (a figure) %melting snow


TUESDAY BRIGHTNESS       
First Line: We had a fight so
Last Line: Go around again


TWILIGHT TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the pink is in the water
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


TWILIGHT TRAIN       
First Line: Now the pink is in the water
Last Line: I think 'time.' %then 'cargo.'


UNLEASHED       
First Line: Candida took me to fiorucci on friday
Last Line: Barbara, she's here, the fiorucci woman - barbara, barbara


VERSION OF COMPLAINT       
First Line: For the past two weeks I've been bleeding
Last Line: What will I hang my teeth on


WALLPAPER BANKRUPTCY SALE       
First Line: It doesn't help
Last Line: Lights %are going %out


WARRIOR       
First Line: Sensation of the supermarket
Last Line: It's very very powerful


WATERFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Poetry has often been described
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


WATERFALL       
First Line: Poetry has often been described
Last Line: By in %my eye
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


WATERFALL       
First Line: I miss whiskey
Last Line: I came to pray


WE THE LIVING       
First Line: As my platform I suggest
Last Line: My black %black cunt


WEAVING       
First Line: Her hand juts up, a claw
Last Line: In a mission %but love


WELSH POETRY       
First Line: Mainly it's the shape of the hills as the old soldier laments
Last Line: The year is latening, hush, hear the dogs again


WHAX 'N WAYNE       
First Line: The stars were glowing tonight
Last Line: Are the most beautiful and I will always love you


WHITE ORCHIDS       
First Line: What kind of
Last Line: Cleverly %intersected %later in %new york


WILLIAM DAWES    Poem Text    
First Line: Faint tinkling down the street
Subject(s): Dawes, William (1745-1799)


WINDSOR TRAIL       
First Line: Pines at attention
Last Line: It doesn't %mean it %didn't %happen


WOMAN LIKE ME       
First Line: Wanna hear something really funny?
Last Line: Blam - the place where it always starts
Subject(s): Homosexuality


WOO       
First Line: Out in a bus stop
Last Line: No woman %is like any %other


WOODS       
Last Line: In a moment %it passed


WORST SEAT IN THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everybody / wants to
Subject(s): Brainard, Joe (1942)


YELLOW TULIPS       
First Line: I was walking along the sidewalk
Last Line: Like wednesday, you %beautiful things