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Author: REXROTH, KENNETH
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Rexroth, Kenneth    Poet's Biography
822 poems available by this author


140 SYLLABLES    Poem Text    
First Line: All my life I have wondered
Last Line: Out of all the dirty squares
Subject(s): Expressionism - Poets; Poetry & Poets; Social Protest


140 SYLLABLES       
First Line: All my life I have wondered
Last Line: Out of all the dirty squares
Subject(s): Expressionism - Poets; Poetry And Poets; Social Protest


22-AUG-39       
First Line: What is it all for, this poetry
Last Line: Writers and readers of the liberal weeklies?
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


22-AUG-39       
First Line: When you want to distract your mother from the
Last Line: Writers and readers of the liberal weeklies?
Subject(s): Injustice; Sacco-vanzetti Case (1921); Speculation


A BESTIARY    Poem Text    
First Line: The man who found the aardvark
Last Line: Had sneaked off to africa
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


A BREAD AND BUTTER LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Although it was not my home
Last Line: The window smelled just the same
Subject(s): Plums; Smells; Plum Trees; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


A CHRISTMAS NOTE FOR GERALDINE UDELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Do the prairie flowers, the huge autumn
Subject(s): Christmas; War; Nativity, The


A COTTAGE IN THE MIDST'    Poem Text    
Last Line: The flight of cawing crows
Subject(s): Calm; Forests; Landscape; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Woods


A COTTAGE IN THE MIDST'    Poem Text    


A DAWN IN A TREE OF BIRDS'    Poem Text    
Last Line: And then another
Subject(s): Birds; Dawn; Trees; Sunrise


A DAWN IN A TREE OF BIRDS'    Poem Text    


A FLUTE OVERHEARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Grey summer / low tide the sea in the air
Subject(s): Flutes; Love; Socrates (470-399 B.c.)


A LESSON IN GEOGRAPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: The stars of the great bear drift apart
Subject(s): Geography


A LETTER TO WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear bill / when I search the past for you
Subject(s): Letters; Poetry & Poets; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


A LETTER TO YVOR WINTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Again tonight I read 'before disaster'
Subject(s): Winters, Yvor (1900-1968)


A LIVING PEARL    Poem Text    
First Line: At sixteen I came west, riding
Subject(s): West (u.s.); Youth; Southwest; Pacific States


A LONG LIFETIME'       


A NEOCLASSICIST    Poem Text    
First Line: I know your moral sources, prig
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Man-woman Relationships; Old Age; Dead, The; Nightmares; Male-female Relations


A PROLEGOMENON TO A THEODICY    Poem Text    
First Line: This the mortared stone
Subject(s): Evil; Justice


A SINGING VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once, camping on a high bluff
Subject(s): Love; Singing & Singers; Voices


A SONG AT THE WINEPRESSES    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the end of the grape
Subject(s): Nature; Santa Barbara, California


A VERY EARLY MORNING EXERCISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Chan yuen is on the threshold of a remarkable career
Subject(s): Introspection; Men; Nanking, China


ABSORBENT GLIMMER OF THE NIGHT'       
Last Line: Great hills slide silently into the sea
Subject(s): Night; Passion


ADONIS IN SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: The lotophagi with their silly hands
Subject(s): Adonis; Mythology - Classical; Mythology - Greek


ADONIS IN SUMMER       
First Line: The lotophagi with their silly hands
Last Line: A mad old man, plucking at my sleeve
Subject(s): Adonis; Mythology - Classical; Mythology - Greek


ADONIS IN WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Persephone awaits him in the dim boudoir
Subject(s): Adonis; Aphrodite; Mythology - Classical; Mythology - Greek; Persephone; Proserpine; Proserpina


ADONIS IN WINTER       
First Line: Persephone awaits him in the dim boudoir
Last Line: Their mortal lechery in dispassionate hell
Subject(s): Adonis; Aphrodite; Mythology - Classical; Mythology - Greek; Persephone


ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING       
First Line: I am a man with no ambitions
Last Line: Nymphomaniacs of my imagination
Subject(s): Learning; Self-criticism


ADVENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The year draws down. In the meadows
Subject(s): Antoninus, Saint (1389-1459); God; Religion; Theology


ADVENT       
First Line: The year draws down. In the meadows
Last Line: God goes again to birth
Subject(s): Antoninus, Saint (1389-1459); God; Religion


ADVISING AN ADULT    Poem Text    
First Line: No wish to leave unseen
Subject(s): Advice; Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Life; Poetry & Poets


ADVISING AN ADULT       
First Line: No wish to leave unseen
Last Line: Ice black on the green shoots %the taut chain
Subject(s): Advice; Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Life; Poetry And Poets


AFTER AKIKO-- YORU NO CHO NI       
First Line: In your frost white kimono
Last Line: Your wind blown hair and you cry, %'the first snow!'
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Snow


AFTER AKIKO--'YORU NO CHO NI'       
First Line: In your frost white kimono


AFTER SA'ADI    Poem Text    
First Line: I said, 'I do not fear the
Last Line: Strength failed me
Subject(s): Affliction; Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Strength; Parting


AFTER SA'ADI       
First Line: I said, 'I do not fear the
Last Line: Strength failed me
Subject(s): Affliction; Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Strength


AFTER SAPPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: I loved you, leslie, long ago
Last Line: When I was just an ungainly boy
Subject(s): Love; Past; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Youth


AFTER SAPPHO       
First Line: I loved you, leslie, long ago
Last Line: When I was just an ungainly boy
Subject(s): Love; Past; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Youth


AFTER THE ANTHOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Artemis, more passionate
Last Line: To sleep exhausted until you return
Subject(s): Artemis; China; Mythology - Classical; Passion


AFTER THE ANTHOLOGY       
First Line: Artemis, more passionate
Last Line: To sleep axhausted till you return
Subject(s): Artemis; China; Mythology - Classical; Passion


AGAIN AT WALDHEIM    Poem Text    
First Line: How heavy the heart is now, and every heart
Subject(s): Death; Social Protest; Dead, The


AGAIN AT WALDHEIM       
First Line: How heavy the heart is now, and every heart
Last Line: Coalition of the blood of men
Subject(s): Death; Social Protest


AIR AND ANGELS: 1. THE NIGHT ONLY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Moonlight now on malibu
Subject(s): Loves; Kissies; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


AIR AND ANGELS: 2. AT LEAST THAT ABANDON    Poem Text    
First Line: As I watch at the long window


AIR AND ANGELS: 3. AN EASY SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: It's rained every day since you


AIR AND ANGELS: 4. COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: You are driving to the airport


ALL IS GONE NOW'       


ALL IS GONE NOW'       
Last Line: They break silently %into many pieces
Subject(s): Grief; Solitude


AMERICAN CENTURY       
First Line: Blackbirds whistle over the young
Last Line: In the century of horror
Subject(s): Children; Daughters; Love; Parents; United States


AMONG THE CYPRESSES AT THE END OF THE WAY OF THE CROSS    Poem Text    
First Line: Will you eat watermelon
Last Line: And the stars speak
Subject(s): Love


AMONG THE CYPRESSES AT THE END OF THE WAY OF THE CROSS       
First Line: Will you eat watermelon
Last Line: And the stars speak
Subject(s): Love


AN EQUATION FOR MARIE    Poem Text    
First Line: This dream prorogued / is not a cause
Subject(s): Dreams; Reality; Nightmares


ANDREE REXROTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Purple and green, blue and white
Subject(s): Love; Past; Solitude; Youth; Loneliness


ANDREE REXROTH       
First Line: Purple and green, blue and white
Last Line: Flesh is utterly consumed
Subject(s): Love; Past; Solitude; Youth


ANDREE REXROTH (DIED OCTOBER, 1940)    Poem Text    
First Line: Now once more gray mottled buckeye branches
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


ANDREE REXROTH (DIED OCTOBER, 1940)       
First Line: Now once more gray mottled buckeye branches
Last Line: Moving seaward on this stream
Subject(s): Death; Love


ANDREE REXROTH: KING RIVER CANYON    Poem Text    
First Line: My sorrow is so wide
Subject(s): Canyons; Death; Grief; Love; Solitude; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Loneliness


ANDREE REXROTH: KING RIVER CANYON       
First Line: My sorrow is so wide
Last Line: Over the cobbles, in a lost spring
Subject(s): Canyons; Death; Grief; Love; Solitude


ANDREE REXROTH: MT. TAMALPAIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The years have gone. It is spring
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love; Mountains; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


ANDREE REXROTH: MT. TAMALPAIS       
First Line: The years have gone. It is spring
Last Line: Of your death
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love; Mountains


ANDROMEDA CHAINED TO HER ROCK THE GREAT NEBULA IN HER HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: The ache / the heart is never well
Subject(s): Andromeda (constellation); Andromeda (mythology)


ANDROMEDA CHAINED TO HER ROCK THE GREAT NEBULA IN HER HEART       
First Line: The ache %the heart is never well
Last Line: Where the blood runs cold
Subject(s): Andromeda (constellation); Andromeda (mythology)


ANOTHER EARLY MORNING EXERCISE    Poem Text    
First Line: One hundred feet overhead the fog from the pacific
Subject(s): China; Morning


ANOTHER EARLY MORNING EXERCISE       
First Line: One hundred feet overhead the fog from the pacific
Last Line: Talking little, %rifles in their hands
Subject(s): China; Morning


ANOTHER ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Septimius, the forms you know so well
Last Line: But not with me
Subject(s): Relationships; Women


ANOTHER ONE       
First Line: Septimius, the forms you know so well
Last Line: From certitude to tock; %but not with me
Subject(s): Relationships; Women


ANOTHER SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: The seasons revolve and the years change
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


ANOTHER SPRING       
First Line: The seasons revolve and the years change
Last Line: Slide unconsciously by us like water
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


ANOTHER TWILIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Far out across the great valley
Subject(s): Evening; Nature; Sunset; Twilight


ANOTHER TWILIGHT       
First Line: Far out across the great valley
Last Line: Peek out from the manzanita
Subject(s): Evening; Nature


APPLE GARTHS OF AVALON       
First Line: Here the face turns
Last Line: While the sculptor makes faces and %busts
Subject(s): Writing And Writers


AS THE YEARS PASS'       


AS THE YEARS PASS'       
Last Line: To thousands of generations of men
Subject(s): Animals; Mankind; Time


ASAGUMORI    Poem Text    
First Line: On the forest path
Last Line: My sleeves wet with memory.
Subject(s): Forests; Memory; Woods


ASCENSION NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I take a bath enveloped
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Italy; Italians


ASCENSION NIGHT       
First Line: I take a bath enveloped
Last Line: Moonlight over the alps %in a stormy sky
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Italy


ASPEN MEADOWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Look. Listen. They are lighting
Subject(s): Love; Relationships


ASPEN MEADOWS       
First Line: Look. Listen. They are lighting
Last Line: And the warm wet moonlight
Subject(s): Love; Relationships


AT LAKE DESOLATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is about to come up and the regiments lie
Subject(s): Death; Injustice; Dead, The


AT LAKE DESOLATION       
First Line: The sun is about to come up and the regiments lie
Last Line: Full of dead strangers
Subject(s): Death; Injustice


AT LEAST THAT ABANDON    Poem Text    
First Line: As I watch at the long window
Subject(s): Air Travel


AT LEAST THAT ABANDON       
First Line: As I watch at the long window
Last Line: Of the end of a weekend
Subject(s): Flight; Love; Travel


AUGUST 22, 1939    Poem Text    
First Line: What is it all for, this poetry
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


AUSONIUS, EPISTLE VII    Poem Text    
First Line: A letter from a flier
Last Line: I bribe the spring with wine
Subject(s): Ausonius, Decimus Magnus (310-394); History; Historians


AUSONIUS, EPISTLE VII       
First Line: A letter from a flier
Last Line: I bribe the spring with wine'
Subject(s): Ausonius, Decimus Magnus (310-394); History


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: The children have colds and snore
Last Line: From the plane trees through the dark
Subject(s): Autumn; Provence, France


AUTUMN       
First Line: The children have colds and snore
Last Line: From the plane trees through the dark
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons


AUTUMN COVERS ALL THE WORLD       
Last Line: They are more thrifty than I am
Subject(s): Autumn; China; Seasons


AUTUMN IN CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Autumn in california is a mild
Subject(s): California; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


AUTUMN IN CALIFORNIA       
First Line: Autumn in california is a mild
Last Line: Loud, wiry, and tremulous
Subject(s): California; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


AUTUMN OF MANY YEARS       
First Line: In a ruddy light, in a craggy
Last Line: Summerhouse above the hazy river
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons


AUTUMN RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Two days ago the sky was
Last Line: Steep rocks through the soaking ferns
Subject(s): Autumn; Rain; Seasons; Sky; Fall


AUTUMN RAIN       
First Line: Two days ago the sky was
Last Line: Steep rocks through the soaking ferns
Subject(s): Autumn; Rain; Seasons; Sky


BAD OLD DAYS       
First Line: The summer of nineteen eighteen
Last Line: And the misery, and the %anger, and the vow are the same
Subject(s): Chicago; Evil; Past; Poverty


BECAUSE I CAN'T STOP       
Last Line: Now goes around me three times
Subject(s): Clothing And Dress; Desire; Japan; Slenderness; Thought


BECAUSE I DREAM       
Last Line: Are only dreams
Subject(s): Dreams; Solitude


BEI WANNSEE       
First Line: Evening twirling %in a thousand thanks
Last Line: A thousand thanks %a waving light
Subject(s): Evening; Sailors And Sailing


BESTIARY       
First Line: The man who found the aardvark
Last Line: Or a thief's colors at ascot
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


BESTIARY, SELS.       


BETWEEN MYSELF AND DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: A fervor parches you sometimes
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Women; Male-female Relations


BETWEEN MYSELF AND DEATH       
First Line: A fervor parches you sometimes
Last Line: Dreams instead of myself
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Women


BETWEEN TWO WARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember that breakfast one november
Subject(s): Lament; Parties; Past


BETWEEN TWO WARS       
First Line: Remember that breakfast one november
Last Line: Over their own fragmented flesh
Subject(s): Lament; Parties; Past


BLOOD AND SAND    Poem Text    
First Line: If there ever was a spoiled darling
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); Spanish Literature


BLOOD AND SAND       
First Line: If there ever was a spoiled darling
Last Line: Noticed you again, federico
Subject(s): Plays And Playwrights; Poetry And Poets; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); Spanish Literature


BLUE SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Chestnut flowers are falling
Subject(s): Cities; Houses, Deserted; Solitude; Urban Life; Loneliness


BLUE SUNDAY       
First Line: Chestnut flowers are falling
Last Line: And papers blow down the street
Subject(s): Cities; Houses, Deserted; Solitude


BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: The tops of the higher peaks
Subject(s): Blue (color); Flowers; Sierra Nevada Mountains


BLUES       
First Line: The tops of the higher peaks
Last Line: This flower to its hidden senses
Subject(s): Blue (color); Flowers; Sierra Nevada Mountains


BONAPARTISME    Poem Text    
First Line: Napoleon on st. Helena
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821); Writing & Writers


BONAPARTISME       
First Line: Napoleon on st. Helena
Last Line: If they are mine or another's
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821); Writing And Writers


BREAD AND BUTTER LETTER       
First Line: Although it was not my home
Last Line: The window smelled just the same
Subject(s): Plums; Smells


BRIDE AND GROOM       
Last Line: Above the typhoon
Subject(s): Marriage


BRIGHT IN THE EAST       
Last Line: By tens and thousands the stars go out
Subject(s): Farewell; Love - Loss Of


CAMARGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Green moon blaze
Last Line: On the lonf surge of sleep
Subject(s): Love; Sleep


CAMARGUE       
First Line: Green moon blaze
Last Line: On the long surge of sleep
Subject(s): Love; Sleep


CAN I COME TO YOU       
Last Line: Wide as the river heaven
Subject(s): Heaven; Relationships


CHICAGO CABARET    Poem Text    
First Line: That was a strange game of chess
Subject(s): Chicago; Prostitution; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


CHICAGO CABARET       
First Line: That was a strange game of chess
Last Line: Pure indian that kid %and some jazz'
Subject(s): Chicago; Prostitution


CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: The biggest tree in provence
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


CHRISTMAS       
First Line: The biggest tree in provence
Last Line: In the sky at the road's end
Subject(s): Christmas


CHRISTMAS NOTE FOR GERALDINE UDELL       
First Line: Do the prairie flowers, the huge autumn
Last Line: Of the flowing ocean
Subject(s): Christmas; War


CINQUE TERRE    Poem Text    
First Line: A voice sobs on colored sand
Last Line: Silver olive trees
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


CINQUE TERRE       
First Line: A voice sobs on colored sand
Last Line: Silver olive trees
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


CITY OF THE MOON       
First Line: The sun sets as the moon
Last Line: Always read those of heaven
Subject(s): Moon


CITY OF THE MOON, SELS       
First Line: Buddha took some autumn leaves
Last Line: Than can ever be numbered


CLEAR AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: This small flat clearing is not
Last Line: Brilliant under a gauze of light
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


CLEAR AUTUMN       
First Line: This small flat clearing is not
Last Line: Brilliant under a gauze of light
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons


CLIMBING MILESTONE MOUNTAIN, AUGUST 22, 1937    Poem Text    
First Line: For a month now, wandering over the sierras
Subject(s): Sacco-vanzetti Case (1921)


CLIMBING MILESTONE MOUNTAIN, AUGUST 22, 1937.    Poem Text    
First Line: For a month now, wandering over the sierras
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing; Sacco-vanzetti Case (1921); Sierra Nevada Mountains


CLIMBING MILESTONE MOUNTAIN, AUGUST 22, 1937.       
First Line: For a month now, wandering over the sierras
Last Line: Many men, along time, comrade
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing; Sacco-vanzetti Case (1921); Sierra Nevada Mountains


CODICIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Most of the world's poetry
Subject(s): Expressionism - Poets; Poetry & Poets; Self


CODICIL       
First Line: Most of the world's poetry
Last Line: The use of the pronoun, 'I'
Subject(s): Expressionism - Poets; Poetry And Poets; Self


COLD BEFORE DAWN'    Poem Text    
Last Line: As if in pain
Subject(s): Birds; Cold; Dawn; Night; Peacocks; Sunrise; Bedtime


COLD BEFORE DAWN'    Poem Text    


COLD BEFORE DAWN'       
Last Line: The peacocks cry to each other, %as if in pain
Subject(s): Birds; Cold; Dawn; Night; Peacocks


COMING       
First Line: You are driving to the airport
Last Line: To your curving lips and your %ivory thighs
Subject(s): Abandonment; Longing; Love; Reunions


CONFUSION OF THE SENSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight fills the senses
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Romance; Male-female Relations


CONFUSION OF THE SENSES       
First Line: Moonlight fills the senses
Last Line: Do you hear? We are breathing. We are alive
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Romance


CONFUSION; FOR NANCY SHORES    Poem Text    
First Line: I pass your home in a slow vermilion dawn
Subject(s): Home; Love; Relationships


CONFUSION; FOR NANCY SHORES       
First Line: I pass your home in a slow vermilion dawn
Last Line: Until a fallen [or, till a wet] vermilion petal quivers before me [or, on my hand]
Subject(s): Home; Love; Relationships


CONSULAR DIVIDES AND THE BUTTES GLOW    Poem Text    


CONSULAR DIVIDES AND THE BUTTES GLOW       
Last Line: Masts at the end of the streets
Subject(s): Nature


COTTAGE IN THE MIDST'       
Last Line: The flight of cawing crows
Subject(s): Calm; Forests


CRISIS       
First Line: Earth upon earth %between the confines of the day
Last Line: The head in the hands, %the urn upon the knee
Subject(s): Earth; Nature; Sky; Stars


DATIVE HARUSPICES    Poem Text    
First Line: Film and filament, no
Subject(s): Life


DATIVE HARUSPICES       
First Line: Film and filament, no
Last Line: Guarded by an arrow %in what hour
Subject(s): Life


DAWN IN A TREE OF BIRDS'       
Last Line: And then another
Subject(s): Birds; Dawn; Trees


DE FERA DORMITA       
First Line: Annos tres vesperi, passer venit, sub tecto
Last Line: Capite velato, dormiens in tenebra glauca
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, HELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The functioning total then
Last Line: The tangent creeping ultre herculis columnas
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, HELL       
First Line: The functioning total then
Last Line: The tangent creeping ultra herculis columnas
Subject(s): Death


DELIA REXROTH    Poem Text    
First Line: California rolls into
Subject(s): Mothers


DELIA REXROTH       
First Line: California rolls into
Last Line: Of your torn and distraught life
Subject(s): Mothers


DELIA REXROTH (DIED JUNE, 1916)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Under your illkempt yellow roses
Subject(s): Love; Mothers


DELIA REXROTH (DIED JUNE, 1916)       
First Line: Under your illkempt yellow roses
Last Line: And knowledge past your agony wand waste
Subject(s): Love; Mothers


DIALOGUE OF WATCHING       
First Line: Let me celebrate you. I
Last Line: One more beautiful than you
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Marriage; Women


DID A CUCKOO CRY?    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Cuckoos


DID A CUCKOO CRY?       
Last Line: Perishing! Perishing!
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Moon; Night


DIMANCHE BLEU    Poem Text    
First Line: Chestnut flowers are falling
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Abandonment; Desertion


DISCRIMINATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't mind the human race
Subject(s): Mankind; Race Awareness; Racism; Human Race; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


DISCRIMINATION       
First Line: I don't mind the human race
Last Line: And you must admit, they smell
Subject(s): Mankind; Race Awareness; Racism


DISORDER OF MY HAIR       
Last Line: My hollow eyes and gaunt cheeks %are your fault
Subject(s): Grief; Weariness


DOUBLE HELLAS       
First Line: Before the ice the convulsions of
Last Line: To walk the seastrand of sculpt and colored stones and shells
Subject(s): Life


DOUBLED MIRRORS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is the dark of the moon
Subject(s): Insects; Nature; Raccoons; Spiders; Bugs


DOUBLED MIRRORS       
First Line: It is the dark of the moon
Last Line: Across immeasurable distance
Subject(s): Insects; Nature; Raccoons; Spiders


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN (COMPLETE)       
First Line: And what is love?' said pilate


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 2       
First Line: The art of worldly wisdom
Last Line: Man, eagle, bull, and lion
Subject(s): Dragons; France; Unicorns


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 2, SELS.       
First Line: Discursive knowledge, knowledge by


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 3       
First Line: Zoroaster long ago %said poetry presents us
Last Line: Ever saw growing on the trees
Subject(s): Dragons; Italy; Unicorns


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 3, SELS.       
First Line: Boswell: 'sir, what is the chief.'


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 4       
First Line: Over switzerland broods the
Last Line: Love who moves the sun and other stars
Subject(s): Dragons; Religion; Unicorns


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 4, SELS.       
First Line: I come back to the cottage in
Last Line: Long rollers wrinkling the dark bay
Variant Title(s): Only Year
Subject(s): Love; Time


DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 5       
First Line: New york a grey haze with flights of
Last Line: Across immeasurable distance
Subject(s): Cities; Dragons; Unicorns


DRAGON OF THE UNICORN: 1       
First Line: And what is love?' said pilate
Last Line: The dragon and the unicorn
Subject(s): Dragons; Love; Unicorns


DRAMATIC LIGHT, GOLD AND ROSE'       
Last Line: I miss the skies of venice, the most noble in the world


DRY AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the evening, just before
Last Line: Mountains to eat your tender heart
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Autumn; Innocence; Seasons; Animal Abuse; Vivisection; Fall


DRY AUTUMN       
First Line: In the evening, just before
Last Line: Mountains to eat your tender heart
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Autumn; Innocence; Seasons


EASY LESSONS IN GEOPHAGY    Poem Text    
First Line: The leonids having fallen
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


EASY LESSONS IN GEOPHAGY       
First Line: The leonids having fallen
Last Line: It loses energy as it gets older, traveling %through space
Subject(s): Thought


EASY SONG       
First Line: It's rained every day since you
Last Line: In the perfume of your flesh. %moi aussi, je suis content
Subject(s): Contentment; French Language; Love; Man-woman Relationships


EDUCATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Now to the dry hillside
Subject(s): Education; Knowledge; Nature; Teaching & Teachers


EDUCATION       
First Line: Now to the dry hillside
Last Line: Your speaking lips and moving hand
Subject(s): Education; Knowledge; Nature; Teaching And Teachers


EIGHT FOR ORNETTE'S MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: If the pain is greater
Subject(s): Love; Music & Musicians; Trust; Coleman, Orenette (1930-2012


EIGHT FOR ORNETTE'S MUSIC       
First Line: If the pain is greater
Last Line: It will never be any different
Subject(s): Love; Music And Musicians; Trust


ELEGY ON ENCOUNTERING THE TROUBLE OF THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Young, in spring, I gathered
Subject(s): Children; Nature; Parents; Sargent, Dudley Allen (1849-1924); Childhood; Parenthood


ELEGY ON ENCOUNTERING THE TROUBLE OF THE WORLD       
First Line: Young, in spring, I gathered
Last Line: Legs twinkle in the deep %meadow amongst flowers
Subject(s): Children; Nature; Parents; Sargent, Dudley Allen (1849-1924)


EMITTING A FLOOD OF LIGHT       
Last Line: Forces which came from without
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


EMPTY MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: As long as we are lost
Subject(s): Self


EMPTY MIRROR       
First Line: As long as we are lost
Last Line: Snake skin and an uncut stone
Subject(s): Self


ENTRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether or not, it is no question now
Subject(s): Lament; Life; Relationships


ENTRANCE       
First Line: Whether or not, it is no question now
Last Line: Of the pattern of our lives
Subject(s): Lament; Life; Relationships


EQUATION FOR MARIE       
First Line: This dream prorogued %is not a cause
Last Line: For it is being %and no seeming
Subject(s): Dreams; Reality


ERINNERUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: At the door of my thatched hut
Last Line: Sounds like the rustle of brocaded silk
Subject(s): China; Gingko Trees; Wind


ERINNERUNG       
First Line: At the door of my thatched hut
Last Line: Sounds like the rustle of brocaded silk
Subject(s): China; Gingko Trees; Wind


ET POUR EUX SEULS, LES PARADIS CHANTENT ENCORE'       
First Line: There is a mist that moves off acheron


ET POUR EUX SEULS, LES PARADIS CHANTENT ENCORE'       
First Line: There is a mist that moves off acheron
Last Line: Measure of my eternities
Subject(s): Nature; Self


FACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Chirotherium tracks occur
Subject(s): Encyclopedia; Mammals; Reproductive System; Women; Sex Organs; Genitalia


FACT       
First Line: In the encyclopedia %are facts on which you can't improve
Last Line: The female hyena, it is %very large'
Subject(s): Encyclopedia; Mammals; Reproductive System; Women


FACT       
First Line: Chirotherium tracks occur
Last Line: Mainly in the middle bunter
Subject(s): Knowledge


FALL OF CH'OU       
First Line: Jade pendants chime before the dawn audience
Last Line: Tow hearts singing like chiming jade
Subject(s): China; Nature


FALLING LEAVES AND EARLY SNOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the years to come they will say
Last Line: The moon has a sheen like a glacier
Subject(s): Leaves; Nature; Snow


FALLING LEAVES AND EARLY SNOW       
First Line: In the years to come they will say
Last Line: The moon has a sheen a glacier
Subject(s): Leaves; Nature; Snow


FAMILY       
First Line: Late night %coming back to melbourne
Last Line: And two in the bottomless water
Subject(s): Stars; Universe


FEBRUARY 1944 [OR, THE GIANT WEAPON]    Poem Text    
First Line: Today the giant weapon came
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Arms & Armor; Books; Marriage; Winters, Yvor (1900-1968); Reading; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FEBRUARY 1944 [OR, THE GIANT WEAPON]       
First Line: Today the giant weapon came
Last Line: Found, in doubled vision no cost %of time or death shall blind
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Arms And Armor; Books; Marriage; Winters, Yvor (1900-1968)


FIFTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Rainy skies, misty mountains
Subject(s): Middle Age


FIFTY       
First Line: Rainy skies, misty mountains
Last Line: My fiftieth year has come
Subject(s): Middle Age


FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: The air is dizzy with swallows
Subject(s): Italy; Sex; Italians


FIRE       
First Line: The air is dizzy with swallows
Last Line: As though it were filled with doves
Subject(s): Italy; Sex


FISH PEDDLER AND COBBLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Always for thirty years now
Last Line: Savage eyed whores paraded the streets
Subject(s): Change; Past; Progress; Social Protest; United States; America


FISH PEDDLER AND COBBLER       
First Line: Always for thirty years now
Last Line: Savage eyed whores paraded the street
Subject(s): Change; Past; Progress; Social Protest; United States


FLOATING    Poem Text    
First Line: Our canoe idles in the idling current
Subject(s): Love


FLOATING       
First Line: Our canoe idles in the idling current
Last Line: On [or, in] our mortal, timeless flesh
Subject(s): Love


FLOWER SUTRA       
First Line: Deep drowsy shade under the broad leaves
Last Line: Flutter about, watching me and crying, %'kegonkyo'
Subject(s): Flowers


FLOWERS SLEEP BY THE WINDOW       
Last Line: Destiny counts the clock ticks in decimals
Subject(s): Fate; Silence


FLUTE OVERHEARD       
First Line: Grey summer %low tide the sea in the air
Last Line: Reading socrates on death
Subject(s): Flutes; Love; Socrates (470-399 B.c.)


FOR A MASSEUSE AND PROSTITUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nobody knows what love is anymore
Subject(s): Prostitution; Touch (sense); Women; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


FOR A MASSEUSE AND PROSTITUTE       
First Line: Nobody knows what love is anymore
Last Line: Every hour there is less of that touch in the world
Subject(s): Prostitution; Touch (sense); Women


FOR ELI JACOBSON    Poem Text    
First Line: There are few of us now, soon
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Men


FOR ELI JACOBSON       
First Line: There are few of us now, soon
Last Line: Happiest men alive in our day
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Men


FOR THE CHINESE ACTRESS, GARDENIA CHANG    Poem Text    
First Line: When tu fu was a small boy
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Love; Tu Fu (712-770); Du Fu


FOR THE CHINESE ACTRESS, GARDENIA CHANG       
First Line: When tu fu was a small boy
Last Line: The deep heart of a jewel
Subject(s): Actors And Actresses; Love; Tu Fu (712-770)


FRAGRANCE OF THE TEAPOT'       
Last Line: And I no longer fear %that it may strike
Subject(s): Teapots


FRIGHTENING A CHILD       
First Line: It's not wise to go walking in the ruin
Last Line: Or weaving violets in an endless chain
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Children; Poetry And Poets; Ruins


FROM THE PARIS COMMUNE TO THE KRONSTADT REBELLION    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember now there were others before this
Subject(s): Death; Paris, France; Revolutions; Social Protest; Dead, The


FROM THE PARIS COMMUNE TO THE KRONSTADT REBELLION       
First Line: Remember now there were others before this
Last Line: And people remembering in the future
Subject(s): Death; Paris, France; Revolutions; Social Protest


FROM THE PERSIAN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Naked out of the dark we came
Subject(s): Love; Nudity; Nakedness


FROM THE PERSIAN (1)       
First Line: Naked out of the dark we came
Last Line: Come to my arms, naked in the dark
Subject(s): Love; Nudity


FROM THE PERSIAN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: You are like the moon except
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Love; Nature; Nudity; Women; Nakedness


FROM THE PERSIAN (2)       
First Line: You are like the moon except
Last Line: Most splendid naked, at night
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Love; Nature; Nudity; Women


FULL MOON OF SPRING       
Last Line: On pale velvet, set with gems
Subject(s): Astronomy And Astronomers; Moon; Spring; Stars


FULL MOON SHINES ON       
Last Line: Attend you with gifts of joy
Subject(s): China; Holidays; New Year; Time


FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENT WITH TWO CONTEMPORARIES       
First Line: From any event intervals radiate in
Last Line: Their jaws were broken, they died %and lay unburied
Subject(s): Mathematics; Thought


FURTHER ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING    Poem Text    
First Line: One day in the library
Subject(s): Buddhism; Learning; Libraries & Librarians; Buddha; Buddhists


FURTHER ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING       
First Line: One day in the library
Last Line: Busy place of a better world
Subject(s): Buddhism; Learning; Librarians And Libraries


GAMBLING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thoughts of you spatter my thought
Last Line: That smell of marzipan
Subject(s): Card Games; Gambling; Loss; Relationships; Playing Cards; Wagering; Betting


GAMBLING       
First Line: Thoughts of you spatter my thought
Last Line: That smell of marzipan
Subject(s): Card Games; Gambling; Loss; Relationships


GAS OR NOVOCAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here I sit, reading the stoic
Last Line: The senses, and the right / to homosexuality
Subject(s): Books; Latin; Reading


GAS OR NOVOCAIN       
First Line: Here I sit, reading the stoic
Last Line: The senses, and the right %to homosexuality
Subject(s): Books; Latin


GENTLEMEN, I ADDRESS YOU PUBLICLY    Poem Text    
First Line: They said no one would ever care
Subject(s): Thought; Time; Waiting; Thinking


GENTLEMEN, I ADDRESS YOU PUBLICLY       
First Line: They said no one would ever care
Last Line: Some one screaming sees it from a boat
Subject(s): Thought; Time; Waiting


GIC TO HAR    Poem Text    
First Line: It is late at night, cold and damp
Last Line: Ten years in an unfriendly city
Subject(s): Encyclopedia; Introspection; Solitude; Loneliness


GIC TO HAR       
First Line: It is late at night, cold and damp
Last Line: Ten years in an unfriendly city
Subject(s): Encyclopedia; Introspection; Solitude


GOLDEN SECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Paestum of the twice blooming
Subject(s): Love


GOLDEN SECTION       
First Line: Paestum of the twice blooming
Last Line: Deep bosomed angels, wet with sweat
Subject(s): Love


GRADUALISM    Poem Text    
First Line: We slept naked / on top of the covers and woke
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Sex; Male-female Relations


GRADUALISM       
First Line: We slept naked %on top of the covers and woke
Last Line: Even in mexico even for us'
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Sex


GROWING       
First Line: Who are you? Who am I? Haunted
Last Line: Our selves for the [or, each] other
Subject(s): Death; Love


HABEAS CORPUS       
First Line: You have the body, blood and bone
Last Line: Blood biding the worm and his time
Subject(s): Bodies


HANGED MAN       
First Line: Storm lifts from wales
Last Line: It is all just like the poet said
Subject(s): England; Love - Unrequited; Poetry And Poets


HAPAX    Poem Text    
First Line: Holy week. Once more the full moon
Last Line: What does it mean. This is not a question, but an exclamation
Subject(s): Nature; Space And Space Travel; Speculation; Universe


HAPAX       
First Line: Holy week. Once more the full moon
Last Line: This is not a question, but %an exclamation
Subject(s): Nature; Space And Space Travel; Speculation; Universe


HARMODIUS AND ARISTOGETITON       
First Line: Last night, reading the anthology
Last Line: Your act is vocal still. Men grow deaf
Subject(s): Books; Epitaphs


HEART UNBROKEN AND THE COURAGE FREE       
First Line: It is late autumn, the end of indian summer
Last Line: I look at them, they are the color of snow
Subject(s): Autumn; Eyes; Nature; Seasons


HEART'S GARDEN, THE GARDEN'S HEART (COMPLETE)       
First Line: Young rice plants are just being
Last Line: Dissipate in the clear sky
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening; Hearts; Love


HIGH PROVENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every evening at seven o'clock
Last Line: Swimming overf the mediterranian
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Romance; Provence, France; Male-female Relations


HIGH PROVENCE       
First Line: Every evening at seven o'clock
Last Line: Swimming over the mediterranean
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Romance


HIKING ON THE COAST RANGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The skirl of the kingfisher was never
Subject(s): Labor Unions; Murder; San Francisco; Strikes; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


HIKING ON THE COAST RANGE       
First Line: The skirl of the kingfisher was never
Last Line: There is no %other source than this
Subject(s): Labor Unions; Murder; San Francisco; Strikes


HOJOKI    Poem Text    
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


HOJOKI       
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Last Line: Busy all night long tonight
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter


HOMER IN BASIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Glitter of nausicaa's / embroideries, flashing arms
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Poetry & Poets; Iliad; Odyssey


HOMER IN BASIC       
First Line: Glitter of nausicaa's %embroideries, flashing arms
Last Line: Ever fell or odysseus %ever sailed from home
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Poetry And Poets


HOMESTEAD CALLED DAMASCUS       
First Line: Heaven is full of definite stars
Last Line: Full of dead strangers
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria


HOMESTEAD CALLED DAMASCUS (COMPLETE)       
First Line: Heaven is full of definite stars


HOMESTEAD CALLED DAMASCUS: 2. AUTUMN MANY YEARS, SELS.       
First Line: How short a time for a life to last


HOMESTEAD CALLED DAMASCUS: 3. THE DOUBLE HELLAS, SELS.       
First Line: The world is composed of a pair of


HOMESTEAD CALLED DAMASCUS: 4. STIGMATA OF FACT, SELS.       
First Line: Morphololgy, repeats ontology


HORNY DILEMMA    Poem Text    
First Line: I have long desired to shine
Last Line: To martial's brief excursions
Subject(s): Sex


HORNY DILEMMA       
First Line: I have long desired to shine
Last Line: To martial's brief excursions
Subject(s): Sex


HUMAN, AVIAN, VEGETABLE, BLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Today, three days before christmas
Subject(s): Fruit; Nature; Robins


HUMAN, AVIAN, VEGETABLE, BLOOD       
First Line: Today, three days before christmas
Last Line: The barren mexican mountains
Subject(s): Fruit; Nature; Robins


I AM FIFTY-TWO YEARS OLD'    Poem Text    
Last Line: ?Took me cruising on his yacht
Subject(s): Middle Age; Self-criticism; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


I AM FIFTY-TWO YEARS OLD'       


I AM FIFTY-TWO YEARS OLD'       
Last Line: Is better not to be rich
Subject(s): Middle Age; Self-criticism; Wealth


I CANNOT ESCAPE FROM YOU    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love


I CANNOT ESCAPE FROM YOU       
Last Line: Of which nothing can be said
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of


I DO NOT REMEMBER THE NUMBER'       


I DO NOT REMEMBER THE NUMBER'       
Last Line: Upon your trembling eyelids
Subject(s): Kisses; Memory; Relationships


I DREAM OF LESLIE    Poem Text    
First Line: You entered my sleep
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


I DREAM OF LESLIE       
First Line: You entered my sleep
Last Line: That I was old and you a shade
Subject(s): Dreams


I LIKE TO THINK OF YOU NAKED       
Last Line: Its cloud of intimate odor %dreams instead of myself


I LOOK AROUND       
Last Line: In the autumn evening
Subject(s): Autumn; Evening; Seasons


I WAITED ALL NIGHT       
Last Line: Birds tormented me
Subject(s): Dreams; Longing


I WONDER IF YOU CAN KNOW       
Last Line: How utterly banished I am
Subject(s): Grief


ICE SHALL COVER NINEVEH    Poem Text    
First Line: Distant on the meridian verges
Last Line: And for this wheat what winnowing floor what flail
Subject(s): Glaciers; Ice; Legends


ICE SHALL COVER NINEVEH       
First Line: Distant on the meridian verges
Last Line: And for this wheat what winnowing floor what flail
Subject(s): Glaciers; Ice; Legends


ILLUSION       
First Line: When we were young, because we
Last Line: We thought we were middle-aged
Subject(s): Fictional Characters; Youth


IN THAT HOUR I HAVE SEEN'    Poem Text    
Last Line: To the moon
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN THAT HOUR I HAVE SEEN'       


IN THAT HOUR I HAVE SEEN'       
Last Line: In a mirror of %ice
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief


IN THE DARK FOREST THE WHISPER'       


IN THE DARK FOREST THE WHISPER'       
Last Line: Of a million waves
Subject(s): Forests; Leaves; Waves


IN THE MEMORY OF ANDREE REXROTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Is a question of mutual being
Last Line: It is held by a very old very endurable / meaning
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Dead, The


IN THE MEMORY OF ANDREE REXROTH       
First Line: Is a question of mutual being
Last Line: Is held by a very old very endurable %meaning
Subject(s): Death; Memory


IN THE MONTH OF GREAT HEAT       
Last Line: It is time to leave'
Subject(s): Crickets; Heat


IN THE OPEN SEA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


IN THE SUMMER, BY THE RIVER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fireflies; Glowworms


INCARNATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Climbing alone all day long
Subject(s): Love


INCARNATION       
First Line: Climbing alone all day long
Last Line: Real beyond flower or stone
Subject(s): Love


INCENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her boudoir is ornamented with
Last Line: Only by their singular frequency
Subject(s): Property; Rooms; Women; Possessions


INCENSE       
First Line: Her boudoir is ornamented with
Last Line: Only by their singular frequency
Subject(s): Property; Rooms; Women


INTO THE SHANDY WESTERNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you understand the managing
Subject(s): Nature; West (u.s.); Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963); Southwest; Pacific States


INTO THE SHANDY WESTERNESS       
First Line: Do you understand the managing
Last Line: Down under the peonies. As it gets darker they disappear
Subject(s): Nature; West (u.s.); Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


INVERSELY, AS THE SQUARE OF THEIR DISTANCES APART    Poem Text    
First Line: It is impossible to see anything
Subject(s): Love; Solitude; Loneliness


INVERSELY, AS THE SQUARE OF THEIR DISTANCES APART       
First Line: It is impossible to see anything
Last Line: Distance of loneliness
Subject(s): Love; Solitude


IS IT JUST THE WIND       
Last Line: But I only become more restless
Subject(s): Longing; Waiting


IT IS A GERMAN HONEYMOON       
First Line: They are stalking humming birds
Last Line: Found, you could not see it in %an electron microscope
Subject(s): Germany; Marriage


IT ROLLS ON    Poem Text    
First Line: Irresolute, pausing on a doubtful journey
Last Line: Here, in this place, each year
Subject(s): Autumn; Past; Seasons; Fall


IT ROLLS ON       
First Line: Irresolute, pausing on a doubtful journey
Last Line: Here, in this place, each year
Subject(s): Autumn; Past; Seasons


IT TURNS OVER       
First Line: The lightning does not go out
Last Line: Of midsummer midnight
Subject(s): Night; Sky


JANUARY NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


JANUARY NIGHT       
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter


LA VIE EN ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fog fills the little square
Last Line: Around and around
Subject(s): France; Waiting


LA VIE EN ROSE       
First Line: Fog fills the little square
Last Line: Around and around
Subject(s): France; Waiting


LAST PAGE OF A MANUSCRIPT    Poem Text    
First Line: Light / light


LAST PAGE OF A MANUSCRIPT       
First Line: Light %light %the silver in the firmament
Last Line: Tris agies %the sapphire snow %hryca hryca nazaza


LAST VISIT TO THE SWIMMING POOL SOVIETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lives in the woods
Last Line: Keep off my bandwagon you sow!
Subject(s): Parties; Superficiality; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


LAST VISIT TO THE SWIMMING POOL SOVIETS       
First Line: Lives in the woods
Last Line: Keep off my bandwagon you sow!
Subject(s): Parties; Superficiality; Wealth


LATE HALF MOON       
First Line: Late half moon %high over head
Last Line: In the moonfilled dawn
Subject(s): Birds; Moon; Owls; Space And Space Travel


LATE NIGHT, UNDER THE       
Last Line: Honey of summer
Subject(s): Seasons


LATE SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Before he goes, the uguisu
Subject(s): Spring


LATE SPRING       
Last Line: No man can ever learn
Subject(s): Mankind; Spring


LEAVING L'ATELIER - AIX-EN-PROVENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Bare trees / smoky lavender twigs
Last Line: Under the morning moon
Subject(s): Aix, France; Farewell


LEAVING L'ATELIER - AIX-EN-PROVENCE       
First Line: Bare trees %smoky lavender twigs
Last Line: Under the morning moon
Subject(s): Nature


LEDA HIDDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Christmas eve, unseasonable cold
Subject(s): Christmas; Parks; Snow; Nativity, The


LEDA HIDDEN       
First Line: Christmas eve, unseasonable cold
Last Line: And the snow and the odor %of the frosty water
Subject(s): Christmas; Parks; Snow


LESSON IN GEOGRAPHY       
First Line: The stars of the great bear drift apart
Last Line: That speaks and hears as though it were myself
Subject(s): Geography


LETTER TO WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS       
First Line: Dear bill %when I search the past for you
Last Line: With love and admiration, %kenneth rexroth
Subject(s): Letters; Poetry And Poets; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


LETTER TO YVOR WINTERS       
First Line: Again tonight I read 'before disaster'
Last Line: Swords that shall not strike?
Subject(s): Winters, Yvor (1900-1968)


LIGHT ON THE PEWTER DISH       
First Line: Driving across the huge bridge
Last Line: During the thirty years' war
Subject(s): Navy - United States; War


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: A MAZE OF SPARKS OF GOLD       
First Line: Spring -- the rain goes by, the stars
Last Line: Under the bright wasting stars
Subject(s): Love; Stars


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: A SWORD IN A CLOUD OF LIGHT       
First Line: Your hand in mine, we walk out %to watch the christmas eve crowds
Last Line: Abstractions of the rascals %hwo live by killing you and me
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters; Love; Stars


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: BLOOD ON A DEAD WORLD       
First Line: A blowing night in late fall
Last Line: She asks. I do not answer
Subject(s): Eclipses; Love


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: HALLEY'S COMET       
First Line: When in your middle years
Last Line: River that flows now in your veins
Subject(s): Halley's Comet; Love


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: PROTOPLASM OF LIGHT       
First Line: How long ago
Last Line: During an eclipse. I saw it %long ago
Subject(s): Love; Planets


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: THE GREAT NEBULA OF ANDROMEDA       
First Line: We get into camp after
Last Line: To murder you while you sleep
Subject(s): Andromeda (constellation); Camping; Love


LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: THE HEART OF HERAKLES       
First Line: Lying under the stars
Last Line: Have an eye that sees itself
Subject(s): Love; Stars


LIKE QUEEN CHRISTINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Orange and blue and then grey
Subject(s): Love; Women


LIKE QUEEN CHRISTINA       
First Line: Orange and blue and then grey
Last Line: Laughing like a splendid jewel
Subject(s): Love; Women


LIVING PEARL       
First Line: At sixteen I came west, riding
Last Line: She will be one year old
Subject(s): West (u.s.); Youth


LONELINESS       
First Line: To think of you surcharged with
Last Line: The word freedom. The word peace
Subject(s): Love; Solitude


LONG LIFETIME'       
Last Line: Infinitely small - %infinitely large
Subject(s): Life; Mankind; Time


LONG PAST MIDNIGHT, I WALK OUT       
Last Line: An owl marking time for the silence
Subject(s): Nature; Night


LOST ETC.    Poem Text    
First Line: The expatriates of the
Last Line: Than the eighteenth amendment
Subject(s): History; Poetry & Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972); Revolutions; U.s. - Constitution; U.s. - History; Historians


LOST ETC.       
First Line: The expatriates of the
Last Line: Than the eighteenth amendment
Subject(s): History; Poetry And Poets; Pound, Ezra (1885-1972); Revolutions; U.s. - Constitution; U.s. - History


LOST LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Geese fly from north to south
Last Line: Wind never blows
Subject(s): China; Love - Loss Of


LOST LOVE       
First Line: Geese fly from north to south
Last Line: Wind never blows
Subject(s): China; Love - Loss Of


LOVE ME. AT THIS MOMENT WE       
Last Line: People in the world
Subject(s): Happiness; Love


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO (COMPLETE)       
First Line: I sit at my desk
Last Line: Like the pale moon in the dawn
Subject(s): Love; Poetry And Poets


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 1       
First Line: I sit at my desk
Last Line: And will not stop
Subject(s): Longing; Love


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 10       
First Line: Frost covers the reeds of the marsh
Last Line: My full heart throbs with bliss
Subject(s): Happiness; Nature


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 11       
First Line: Uguisu sing in the blossoming trees
Last Line: To the ports of love
Subject(s): Love; Sailors And Sailing


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 12       
First Line: Come to me, as you come
Last Line: Glowing through the night-bound forest
Subject(s): Desire; Romance


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 13       
First Line: Lying in the meadow, open to you
Last Line: Hazy smoke half hides %my rose petals
Subject(s): Nature; Relationships


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 14       
First Line: On the bridges
Last Line: Nothing of mine is burning


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 16       
First Line: Scorched with love, the cicada
Last Line: My flesh is consumed with love
Subject(s): Love; Nature


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 17       
First Line: Let us sleep together here tonight
Last Line: Our heads on the rocks
Subject(s): Sleep; Togetherness


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 18       
First Line: Fires
Last Line: No one knows
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 19       
First Line: I pass the day tense, day
Last Line: The evening bells ring from temple to temple
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Night; Relationships


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 2       
First Line: If I thought I could get away
Last Line: And a mile is longer than a million miles
Subject(s): Relationships; Travel


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 20       
First Line: Who is there? Me
Last Line: And we are us
Subject(s): Identity; Relationships; Self


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 23       
First Line: I wish I could be
Last Line: To embrace you forever
Subject(s): Kisses; Romance


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 24       
First Line: I scream as you bite
Last Line: Had been cut in two
Subject(s): Erotic Love; Pleasure; Sex


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 25       
First Line: Your tongue thrums and moves
Last Line: Of a vast expanding pearl
Subject(s): Erotic Love


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 26       
First Line: It is the time when
Last Line: Brant write the character of 'heart'
Subject(s): Hearts; Language; Nature


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 27       
First Line: As I came from
Last Line: Buttocks shivered against you
Subject(s): Baths And Bathing; Erotic Love; Nudity


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 28       
First Line: Spring is early this year
Last Line: Moon, night smells like your body
Subject(s): Bodies; Nature; Spring


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 3       
First Line: Oh the anguish of these secret meetings
Last Line: Words with no connection
Subject(s): Family Life; Fear; Man-woman Relationships; Secrets


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 31       
First Line: Some day in six inches of
Last Line: By our love, its orgin %and passing away
Subject(s): Death; Love


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 32       
First Line: I hold your head tight between
Last Line: Boat on the river of heaven
Subject(s): Erotic Love; Sex


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 33       
First Line: I cannot forget %the perfumed dusk inside the
Last Line: After a long night of love
Subject(s): Memory; Sex


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 34       
First Line: Every morning, I %wake alone, dreaming my
Last Line: Arm is your sweet flesh %pressing my lips
Subject(s): Desire; Kisses; Longing


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 35       
First Line: The uguisu sleeps in the bamboo grove
Last Line: Now she sleeps in a bamboo cage
Subject(s): Bamboo


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 36       
First Line: I am sad this morning
Last Line: As you passed my shoji
Subject(s): Grief; Relationships


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 4       
First Line: You ask me what I thought about
Last Line: I didn't have anything to think about
Subject(s): Love; Speculation; Thought


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 40       
First Line: As the wheel follows the hoof
Last Line: As you leave me in the dawn
Subject(s): Grief; Relationships


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 42       
First Line: How many lives ago
Last Line: Yet I know I will enter again and again
Subject(s): Love


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 43       
First Line: Two flowers in a letter
Last Line: Wild geese cry overhead. %nothing else
Subject(s): Nature; Night


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 47       
First Line: How long, long ago
Last Line: We swept through clouds of fireflies
Subject(s): Nature; Sailors And Sailing


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 48       
First Line: Now the fireflies of our youth
Last Line: Of our middle age
Subject(s): Middle Age


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 50       
First Line: In the park a crow awakes
Last Line: For the years that are gone
Subject(s): Grief; Past


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 51       
First Line: Did you take me because you loved me?
Last Line: To experiment on my heart?
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 52       
First Line: Once I shone afar like a
Last Line: Alone, like the unicorn
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Solitude


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 53       
First Line: Without me you can only
Last Line: I am your wisdom
Subject(s): Relationships; Wisdom


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 54       
First Line: I hate this shadow of a ghost
Last Line: And wonder, have I grown so thin?
Subject(s): Aging


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 55       
First Line: The night is too long to the sleepless
Last Line: On the twisted paths of love?
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 56       
First Line: This flesh you have loved
Last Line: In uji river, the current and the mist %are taking me
Subject(s): Life


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 57       
First Line: Night without end. Loneliness
Last Line: Did it matter? They were only for me
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Solitude


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 58       
First Line: Half in a dream
Last Line: Grows fainter and fades away
Subject(s): Autumn; Grief; Seasons; Time


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 6       
First Line: Just us %in our little house
Last Line: Listen. Hear the wind in the trees.'
Subject(s): Calm; Togetherness


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 60       
First Line: Chilled through, I wake up
Last Line: Like the pale moon in the dawn


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 7       
First Line: Making love with you
Last Line: But to drink the entire sea
Subject(s): Love; Sex


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 9       
First Line: You wake me
Last Line: Of the first morning of the world
Subject(s): Morning; Sex


LUCRETIUS, III, 1053-1076    Poem Text    
First Line: Baudelaire knew what it was like
Last Line: Cannot be called very helpful
Subject(s): Lucretius (99-55 B.c.)


LUCRETIUS, III, 1053-1076       
First Line: Baudelaire knew what it was like
Last Line: Cannot be called very helpful
Subject(s): Lucretius (99-55 B.c.)


LUTE MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: The earth will be going on a long time
Subject(s): Love; Lutes


LUTE MUSIC       
First Line: The earth will be going on a long time
Last Line: Into untraveled spaces of the stars
Subject(s): Love; Lutes


LYELL'S HYPOTHESIS AGAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The mountain road ends here
Subject(s): Geology; Love; Nature


LYELL'S HYPOTHESIS AGAIN       
First Line: The mountain road ends here
Last Line: Printed on the immortal %hydrocarbons of flesh and stone
Subject(s): Geology; Love; Nature


MARICHI       
First Line: An hour before sunrise
Last Line: Risen sun - star and crescent gone into light
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Nudity


MAROON BELLS    Poem Text    
First Line: How can I love you more than
Last Line: The light love you and love you
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of; Metaphor; Similes


MAROON BELLS       
First Line: How can I love you more than
Last Line: The light love you and love you
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of; Metaphor


MARRIED BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: I didn't want it, you wanted it
Subject(s): Marriage; Reality; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MARTIAL - XII, LII    Poem Text    
First Line: This is your own lover, kenneth, marie
Subject(s): Death; Love; Lust; Man-woman Relationships; Dead, The; Male-female Relations


MARTIAL - XII, LII       
First Line: This is your own lover, kenneth, marie
Last Line: Dead bones at my still glowing ashes
Subject(s): Death; Love; Lust; Man-woman Relationships


MARY AND THE SEASONS, SELS.       


MAXIMIAN, ELEGY 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky is perfectly clear
Subject(s): Chaos; Grief; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Social Protest; Sorrow; Sadness; Male-female Relations


MAXIMIAN, ELEGY 5       
First Line: The sky is perfectly clear
Last Line: Ever lived, had stepped across my grave
Subject(s): Chaos; Grief; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Social Protest


ME    Poem Text    
First Line: The bleeding hearts in the garden
Subject(s): Grief; Self-pity; Sorrow; Sadness


ME       
First Line: The bleeding hearts in the garden
Last Line: I float in the plunging year
Subject(s): Grief; Self-pity


ME AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: They say I do not realize
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Morality; War; Anti-war Protests; Ethics


ME AGAIN       
First Line: They say I do not realize
Last Line: Sitting at my typewriter
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; Morality; War


MEMORANDUM    Poem Text    
First Line: If distraught shall be the word or not
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


MEMORANDUM       
First Line: If distraught shall be the word or not
Last Line: Distraught or not, the iron at the throat
Subject(s): Grief


METEMPSYCHOSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Two months old, already
Last Line: Pass faces long past and dead
Subject(s): Babies; Death; Faces; Infants; Dead, The


METEMPSYCHOSIS       
First Line: Two months old, already
Last Line: Pass faces long past and dead
Subject(s): Babies; Death; Faces


MIDNIGHT, THE WANING MOON       
Last Line: The first flowers of autumn
Subject(s): Night; Seasons


MINUTE FINGERS OF A TINY WIND'       
Last Line: Walk back the way we came
Subject(s): Relationships; Wind


MIRROR    Poem Text    
First Line: The afternoon ends with red


MIRROR       
First Line: The afternoon ends with red
Last Line: With white feet, and swaying hips, %and fragrant sex
Subject(s): Canyons; Nature; Nudity


MIRROR IN THE WOODS       
First Line: A mirror hung on the broken
Last Line: The wood rats and moss work unseen
Subject(s): Ballet; Dancing And Dancers; Daughters; Houses, Deserted; Mirrors; Parents


MISSISSIPPI RIVER       
First Line: Autumn morning %these are the ghosts of tears
Last Line: And strangle the harpers %of the waterfall
Subject(s): Mississippi River; Rivers


MOCKING BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: In mid-march in the heart of
Subject(s): Love; Mockingbirds


MOCKING BIRDS       
First Line: In mid-march in the heart of
Last Line: With the songs of mocking birds
Subject(s): Love; Mockingbirds


MONADS    Poem Text    
First Line: As the sun comes in the window
Subject(s): Aquariums


MONADS       
First Line: As the sun comes in the window
Last Line: In the stratosphere
Subject(s): Aquariums


MOONLESS NIGHT'       


MOONLESS NIGHT'       
Last Line: Melancholy fills the heart
Subject(s): Melancholy; Night


MOTHER GOOSE       
First Line: Do not pick my rosemary
Last Line: Girl, I think we're through'
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief


MOTHER GOOSE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A gold and silver bird
Last Line: Come home! Come home!
Subject(s): Birds; Homecoming


MOTHER GOOSE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hidden in the briar bush
Last Line: With a billion ladies' pee


MOTHER GOOSE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Last night I saw in the moon
Last Line: I'll drink mine
Subject(s): Moon; Rabbits; Wine


MOTHER GOOSE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Do not pick my rosemary
Last Line: And throw them after me
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


MOTTO ON THE SUNDIAL       
First Line: It is september and the wry corn rattles
Last Line: Once it has spoken it shall never be silenced
Subject(s): Sundials


MY HEART'S AS GAY AS A YOUNG SUNFLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, who will shoe your pretty little foot
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Parting; Male-female Relations


MY HEART'S AS GAY AS A YOUNG SUNFLOWER       
First Line: Oh, who will shoe your pretty little foot
Last Line: It'll stay right there till the day I die, %for all men to behold
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Man-woman Relationships


NEATNESS IS ALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of ptolemy's principle
Last Line: Immortal cosmophages
Subject(s): Ptolemy I, King Of Egypt


NEATNESS IS ALL       
First Line: Out of ptolemy's principle
Last Line: Immortal cosmophages
Subject(s): Ptolemy I, King Of Egypt


NEOCLASSICIST       
First Line: I know your moral sources, prig
Last Line: Old women, waited, patiently
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Man-woman Relationships; Old Age


NERVES GRIND QUIETLY IN THE TWILIGHT       
Last Line: The eyes gaze quiet at the fading embers
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; October; Seasons


NEW MOON HAS REACHED       
Last Line: Month ago we were strangers
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships


NEW OBJECTIVES, NEW CADRES       
First Line: Before the inevitable act
Last Line: We already understand it
Subject(s): History


NEW YEAR       
First Line: I walk on the cold mountain above the city
Last Line: In the branches of the chestnuts that are gone
Subject(s): Holidays; Nature; New Year


NIGHT BELOW ZERO    Poem Text    
First Line: 3 am, the night is absolutely still
Subject(s): Night; Skiing; Speculation; Bedtime


NIGHT BELOW ZERO       
First Line: 3 am, the night is absolutely still
Last Line: Locked between the mountains
Subject(s): Night; Skiing; Speculation


NO WORD    Poem Text    
First Line: The trees hang silent
Last Line: Has ever rung
Subject(s): Silence; Talk


NO WORD       
First Line: The trees hang silent
Last Line: Like bells no one %has ever rung
Subject(s): Silence; Talk


NO!    Poem Text    
First Line: I have closed my ears, I refuse
Subject(s): Grief; Past; Sorrow; Sadness


NO!       
First Line: I have closed my ears, I refuse
Last Line: The past you want. You are wrong
Subject(s): Grief; Past


NORETORP-NORETSYH    Poem Text    
First Line: Rainy, smoky fall, clouds tower
Subject(s): Evil; Social Protest


NORETORP-NORETSYH       
First Line: Rainy, smoky fall, clouds tower
Last Line: Of the world covets your living flesh
Subject(s): Evil; Social Protest


NORTH PALISADE, THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 1939    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun drops daily down the sky
Subject(s): Winter


NORTH PALISADE, THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 1939       
First Line: The sun drops daily down the sky
Last Line: Ours is the peace to find
Subject(s): Winter


NORTHAMPTON, 1922 - SAN FRANCISCO, 1939    Poem Text    
First Line: All night rain falls through fog
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Past; Male-female Relations


NORTHAMPTON, 1922 - SAN FRANCISCO, 1939       
First Line: All night rain falls through fog
Last Line: With children on the verge of youth
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Past


NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS WORTH    Poem Text    
Last Line: Fills us with glory
Subject(s): Love


NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS WORTH       
Last Line: Fills us with glory
Subject(s): Love


NOVEMBER HAS HUNG THE LOCUST'       


NOVEMBER HAS HUNG THE LOCUST'       
Last Line: That claw my %window
Subject(s): Locusts; November


NOW THE STARLIT MOONLESS SPRING    Poem Text    


NOW THE STARLIT MOONLESS SPRING       
Last Line: After they have had their coffee
Subject(s): California; Love; Paris, France; Spring


OAXACA 1925    Poem Text    
First Line: You were a beautiful child
Subject(s): Love; Love Affairs; Man-woman Relationships; Past; Male-female Relations


OAXACA 1925       
First Line: You were a beautiful child
Last Line: And black shadows in the moonlight %a lifetime ago
Subject(s): Love; Love Affairs; Man-woman Relationships; Past


OBSERVATIONS IN A CORNISH TEASHOP    Poem Text    
First Line: How can they write or paint
Last Line: Fed intravenously?
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Social Protest; Speculation


OBSERVATIONS IN A CORNISH TEASHOP       
First Line: How can they write or paint
Last Line: Would it be nicer to be %fed intravenously?
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Social Protest; Speculation


OKEANOS AND THE GOLDEN SICKLE       
First Line: Where is the toothed estuary the toothed
Last Line: Softer than the old elementalisms
Subject(s): Music And Musicians; Women


OLD SONG AND DANCE       
First Line: You, because you love me, hold
Last Line: The children laugh in the air
Subject(s): Love - Marital


OLD STREET       
First Line: I think these houses are the ghosts
Last Line: Close in upon my heels
Subject(s): Houses; Imagination


ON A BEAUTIFUL BAR BUTTERFLY IN THE BLACK CAT       
First Line: Vinea submittit car(e)as non semper edulis
Last Line: She-goats bred in vineyards are not always edible
Subject(s): Goats; Latin; Nonsense


ON A FLYLEAF OF RIME - GASPARA STAMPA       
First Line: While the light of canaletto
Last Line: Are the two halves of my heart
Subject(s): Love; Venice, Italy


ON A MILITARY GRAVEYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Stranger, when you come to washington
Subject(s): Arlington National Cemetery; Death; Graves; Military; Soldiers; Washington, D.c.; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON A MILITARY GRAVEYARD       
First Line: Stranger, when you come to washington
Last Line: Obedient to their orders
Subject(s): Arlington National Cemetery; Death; Graves; Military; Soldiers; Washington, D.c.


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL       
First Line: An aging pilgrim on a
Last Line: Circle of dancing gopis
Subject(s): Forests; Introspection; Nature; Self; Thought


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: An aging pilgrim on a
Last Line: In the streets of thhazy city
Subject(s): Forests; Introspection; Nature; Self; Thought; Woods; Thinking


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 1       
First Line: An aging pilgrim on a
Last Line: In the streets of the hazy city


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 2       
First Line: Who was this princess under
Last Line: Two thousand year old cypress


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 3       
First Line: The full moon rises over
Last Line: Lights of the city remain


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: No leaf stirs. I am alone
Last Line: Rustles softly like fine silk
Subject(s): Forests; Introspection; Nature; Self; Thought


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 4       
First Line: No leaf stirs. I am alone
Last Line: Rustles softly like fine silk


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: This world of ours, before we
Last Line: Sands of the shores of all the world
Subject(s): Forests; Introspection; Nature; Self; Thought


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 5       
First Line: This world of ours, before we
Last Line: Sands of the shores of all the world


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 6       
First Line: Clustered in the forest around
Last Line: As they were two months ago


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 7       
First Line: Night shuts down the misty mountains
Last Line: And man but a little while


ON FLOWER WREATH HILL: 8       
First Line: Oborozuki, %drowned moon
Last Line: Circle of dancing gopis


ON THE EVE OF THE PLEBISCITE       
First Line: The mistral blows, the plane leaves
Last Line: By whose indifferent consent they rule
Subject(s): Government; Upper Classes


ON THE MOUNTAIN       
Last Line: Cries out, seeking her mate
Subject(s): Pheasants


ON THE POST OFFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you ever forgotten
Last Line: That noble sentence of / herodous?
Subject(s): Herodotus (484-420 B.c.); New York State


ON THE POST OFFICE       
First Line: Have you ever forgotten
Last Line: That noble sentence of %herodotus?
Subject(s): Herodotus (484-420 B.c.); New York State


ON WHAT PLANET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Uniformly over the whole countryside
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Planets


ON WHAT PLANET       
First Line: Uniformly over the whole countryside
Last Line: On saturn, with the rings and all the moons'
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Planets


ONCE AGAIN I HEAR       
Last Line: I am overwhelmed by the past
Subject(s): Past


ONLY THE SEA MIST       
Last Line: Full moon %void only
Subject(s): Moon; Nature; Nothingness; Sea


ONLY YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: I come back to the cottage in
Last Line: Long rollers wrinkling the dark bay
Variant Title(s): Only Years
Subject(s): Love; Time


OPEN THE BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Nests in the eaves stir in the dawn
Last Line: Ten billion years before we ever met
Subject(s): Love


OPEN THE BLIND       
First Line: Nests in the eaves stir in the dawn
Last Line: Ten billion years before we ever met
Subject(s): Love


ORANGE AND SILVER       
Last Line: The wind from siberia
Subject(s): Evening; Siberia; Stars


ORGANIZATION MEN IN AFFLUENT SOCIETY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is deep twilight, my wife
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Books; Cleopatra, Queen Of Egypt (69-30 B.c.); History; Love; Marcus Antonius; Anthony, Mark; Reading; Historians


ORGANIZATION MEN IN AFFLUENT SOCIETY       
First Line: It is deep twilight, my wife
Last Line: Armpits, the bed full of bugs
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Books; Cleopatra, Queen Of Egypt (69-30 B.c.); History; Love


ORGANON       
First Line: Intact as concave %for cause as varnished
Last Line: To speak it was there %a single old
Subject(s): Life


ORPHIC SOUL       
First Line: As I walk slowly along
Last Line: Kept secret even from myself
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Self; Soul


OTTFFSSENTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Twelve / a dozen / a docent
Last Line: All sang / do
Subject(s): Africa


OTTFFSSENTE       
First Line: Twelve %a dozen %a docent
Last Line: And the tiger %all sang %do
Subject(s): Africa


OUR HOME IS IN THE ROCKS       
First Line: Breasted, beginning his lectures
Last Line: So still in your hand, breathless, with %dulling eyes
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Egypt


PACIFIC BEACH    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the sea called peaceful
Subject(s): Love; Pacific Ocean


PACIFIC BEACH       
First Line: This is the sea called peaceful
Last Line: Fleet gleam like a golden town %in another country
Subject(s): Love; Pacific Ocean


PARITY    Poem Text    
First Line: My uncle believed he had
Subject(s): Character; Identity; Self


PARITY       
First Line: My uncle believed he had
Last Line: And go about his business
Subject(s): Character; Identity; Self


PARK IN THE PUBLIC'S OR IN THE PUBLIC, PARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Cessible / inack / cessibleinack
Last Line: Ny. Inack kyack
Subject(s): New York State; Parks


PARK IN THE PUBLIC'S OR IN THE PUBLIC, PARKS       
First Line: Cessible %inack %cessibleinack
Last Line: N.Y. Inack kyack
Subject(s): New York State; Parks


PAST AND FUTURE FALL AWAY'    Poem Text    


PAST AND FUTURE FALL AWAY'       
Last Line: Sea surface. %no place. %no time
Subject(s): Future; Past


PAST AND FUTURE TURN ABOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Autumn has returned and we return
Subject(s): Future; Past


PAST AND FUTURE TURN ABOUT       
First Line: Autumn has returned and we return
Last Line: A windrow of the terribly %red dogwood leaves
Subject(s): Future; Past


PAST MIDNIGHT'    Poem Text    
Last Line: Creep through the duckweed
Subject(s): Ice; Night; Bedtime


PAST MIDNIGHT'       


PAST MIDNIGHT'       
Last Line: Creep through the duckweed
Subject(s): Ice; Night


PHAEDO    Poem Text    
First Line: After midnight mass
Last Line: Sleeping at the foot of the cross
Subject(s): Christmas; Stars; Nativity, The


PHAEDO       
First Line: After midnight mass
Last Line: Sleeping at the foot of the cross
Subject(s): Christmas; Stars


PHOENIX AND THE TORTOISE       
First Line: Webs of misery spread in the brain
Last Line: Of ten thousand thousand years
Subject(s): Phoenix (mythical Bird); Turtles


PHOENIX AND THE TORTOISE (COMPLETE)       
First Line: Webs of misery spread in the brain


PHOENIX AND THE TORTOISE: 2, SELS.       
First Line: I am cold in my folded blanket


PHOENIX AND THE TORTOISE: 4, SELS.       
First Line: Dark within dark I cling to sleep


PHONESIS       
First Line: And now old mammal, gall
Last Line: No we didn't find it
Subject(s): Nature


PLACE       
First Line: Unique planets break
Last Line: The plume of mimosa %brushing the roof
Subject(s): Thought


PLINY - IX,XXXVI - LAMPRIDIUS - XXIX       
First Line: When I remember that letter of pliny's
Last Line: Return from high school
Subject(s): Poverty; Writing And Writers


PLOVERS CRY IN THE       
Last Line: Calling deep into the land
Subject(s): Plovers


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: As the full moon rises
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


PORTRAIT OF A LADY       
First Line: She was a symphony of silent smokes
Last Line: To be desired of all life's offerings
Subject(s): Desire; Women


PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR AS A YOUNG ANARCHIST    Poem Text    
First Line: While things were going on in europe
Subject(s): Anarchism And Anarchists; Poverty; Social Classes; Social Protest; Wealth; Youth; Caste; Riches; Fortunes


PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR AS A YOUNG ANARCHIST       
First Line: While things were going on in europe
Last Line: Stole out and shat in the golf holes
Subject(s): Anarchism And Anarchists; Poverty; Social Classes; Social Protest; Wealth; Youth


PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES       
First Line: Time was, I walked in the february rain
Last Line: And the reassurances of my own pulse
Subject(s): Love; Self; Time; Writing And Writers


PRIVACY       
First Line: Dense fog shuts down
Last Line: A man and a woman cry out with love
Subject(s): Forests; Privacy; Sex


PROLEGOMENON TO A THEODICY       
First Line: This the mortared stone
Last Line: The sapphire snow %hryca hryca nazaza
Subject(s): Evil; Justice


PROUST'S MADELEINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Somebody has given my
Subject(s): Card Games; Death; Fathers & Daughters; Fathers & Sons; Proust, Marcel (1871-1922); Playing Cards; Dead, The


PROUST'S MADELEINE       
First Line: Somebody has given my
Last Line: Slow horses and fast women
Subject(s): Card Games; Death; Fathers And Daughters; Fathers And Sons; Proust, Marcel (1871-1922)


PRUFROCK IN WONDERLAND       
First Line: These sky-rocket etchings are my life
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


PRUFROCK IN WONDERLAND       
First Line: These sky-rocket etchings are my life
Last Line: Lead to an overwhelming... %white rabbit
Subject(s): Dreams


QUIETLY       
First Line: Lying here quietly beside you
Last Line: In your thigh caressing my cheek. Quiet
Subject(s): Erotic Love; Love


RAIN FALLS ON HER GLYPTIC EYELIDS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Rain


RAIN FALLS ON HER GLYPTIC EYELIDS       
Last Line: The breaking bones of your wrist and knee
Subject(s): Cancer (disease); Mathematics


RED MAPLE LEAVES    Poem Text    
First Line: The maple leaves are brilliant
Last Line: And then I drive west into the smoky sunset
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Maple Trees; Past


RED MAPLE LEAVES       
First Line: The maple leaves are brilliant
Last Line: And then I drive west into the smoky sunset
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Maple Trees; Past


REFLECTING TREES OF BEING AND NOT BEING       
First Line: In my childhood when I first
Last Line: Golden fires and lamps of years
Subject(s): Introspection; Love; Ontology; Self


REQUIEM       
First Line: A thousand leaves slant down across the rain
Last Line: Then lends itself singly to the loam
Subject(s): Comfort; Home; Leaves


REQUIEM FOR THE SPANISH DEAD [OR, THE DEAD IN SPAIN]    Poem Text    
First Line: The great geometrical winter constellations
Subject(s): Death; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); Dead, The


REQUIEM FOR THE SPANISH DEAD [OR, THE DEAD IN SPAIN]       
First Line: The great geometrical winter constellations
Last Line: The great nebula glimmering in his loins
Subject(s): Death; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


REVOLT    Poem Text    
First Line: Outside of the movies
Last Line: London anachist group
Subject(s): Eyeglasses; Spectacles


REVOLT       
First Line: Outside of the movies
Last Line: London anarchist group
Subject(s): Eyeglasses


ROGATION DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the orchards, under
Subject(s): Farm Life; Italy; Agriculture; Farmers; Italians


ROGATION DAYS       
First Line: Under the orchards, under
Last Line: To go nowhere at all
Subject(s): Farm Life; Italy


ROSA MUNDI    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright petals of evening
Subject(s): Florence, Italy; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


ROSA MUNDI       
First Line: Bright petals of evening
Last Line: As though it were filled with doves
Subject(s): Florence, Italy; Love; Man-woman Relationships


ROSE COLORED GLASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ten years, and it's still on the
Last Line: The next number is ciao, ciao, bambina
Subject(s): Radio; Singing & Singers; Venice, Italy


ROSE COLORED GLASSES       
First Line: Ten years, and it's still on the
Last Line: The next number is 'ciao, ciao, bambina'
Subject(s): Radio; Singing And Singers; Venice, Italy


RUNAWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: There are sparkles of rain on the bright
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


RUNAWAY       
First Line: There are sparkles of rain on the bright
Last Line: Was a magnet to draw you always home
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships


SAINT JOHN       
First Line: He loved you and you lay upon his breast
Last Line: Kept thee for very love on calvary
Subject(s): Calvary; Catholics; Crucifixion; Jesus Christ; John The Apostle, Saint (1st Century); Martyrs


SCHATTEN KUSSE, SCHATTEN LIEBE       
First Line: Shadow kisses, shadow love
Last Line: Lamps once blazing with kisses
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Solitude


SENSE OF PROPORTION    Poem Text    
First Line: The old lion hunter and I
Last Line: Will never come around again
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Future; Hunting; Time; Dead, The; Hunters


SENSE OF PROPORTION       
First Line: The old lion hunter and I
Last Line: Will never come round again
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Future; Hunting; Time


SEVEN POEMS FOR MARTHE, MY WIFE: 2, MARTHE AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: All night I lay awake beside you
Subject(s): Marriage


SEVEN POEMS FOR MARTHE, MY WIFE: 3, MARTHE LONELY    Poem Text    
First Line: To think of you surcharged with


SEVEN POEMS FOR MARTHE, MY WIFE: 4. QUIETLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lying here quietly beside you
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love


SEVEN POEMS FOR MARTHE, MY WIFE: 6. MARTHE GROWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are you? Who am I? Haunted
Subject(s): Marriage


SEVEN POEMS FOR MARTHE, MY WIFE: 7. THE OLD SONG AND DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: You, because you love me, hold
Subject(s): Lov


SEVEN POEMS FOR MATHILDE, MY WIFE: 5. A DIALOGOE WATCHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me celebrate you. I
Subject(s): Marhriage


SEVEN SONGS FOR MARTHE, MY WIFE: 1.    Poem Text    
First Line: In my childhood when I first
Last Line: Golden fires and lamps of years
Subject(s): Knowledge; Self; Relationships


SHARP IN MY HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, o my love, and lay you down
Subject(s): Lament; Love; Love - Complaints


SHARP IN MY HEART       
First Line: Come, o my love, and lay you down
Last Line: I wish I never had seen
Subject(s): Lament; Love; Love - Complaints


SHE IS AWAY       
First Line: All night I lay awake beside you
Last Line: Through all my flesh the blood of truth
Variant Title(s): Marthe Away (she Is Away
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Night


SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS       
First Line: My head and shoulders, and my book
Last Line: Of pale cold light that was alive
Subject(s): Nature; Self


SILVER SWANS: 14. HOTOTOGISU - HOROBIRETE       
First Line: The cuckoo's call, though
Last Line: Against the spring
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos


SILVER SWANS: 19       
First Line: The drowned moon plunges
Last Line: Their winter nests, in the moments of dark
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SILVER SWANS: 4       
First Line: Under the half moon
Last Line: Still, behind the gas heater
Subject(s): Crickets


SINGING VOICE       
First Line: Once, camping on a high bluff
Last Line: Common song like an %angelic memory
Subject(s): Love; Singing And Singers; Voices


SINGLE RAY IN THE DAWN       
Last Line: With love which light up all the world
Subject(s): Happiness; Light; Love


SLOWLY THE MOON RISES'    Poem Text    
Last Line: Forms in my mind
Subject(s): Faces; Love; Moon


SLOWLY THE MOON RISES'    Poem Text    


SLOWLY THE MOON RISES'       
Last Line: Forms in my mind
Subject(s): Faces; Love; Moon


SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Low clouds hand on the mountain
Last Line: Purple and citron and leaves
Subject(s): Snow


SNOW       
First Line: Low clouds hand on the mountain
Last Line: Purple and citron oak leaves
Subject(s): Snow


SOMETIMES. A SORT OF ERASURE    Poem Text    


SOMETIMES. A SORT OF ERASURE       
Last Line: Through pursued by the magna mater
Subject(s): Thought


SONG AT THE WINEPRESSES       
First Line: It is the end of the grape
Last Line: The archangel, and tobit %and the faithful dog
Subject(s): Nature; Santa Barbara, California


SONG FOR A DANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: I dream my love goes riding out
Last Line: U[pn my lips they laid
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


SONG FOR A DANCER       
First Line: I dream my love goes riding out
Last Line: Upon my lips they laid'
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


SONGS FOR MARIE'S LUTEBOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: The blue-eyed grass is opening now
Subject(s): Nature; Time


SONGS FOR MARIE'S LUTEBOOK       
First Line: The blue-eyed grass is opening now
Last Line: And when it is too late for haste, %remember this
Subject(s): Nature; Time


SOTTOPORTICO SAN ZACCARIA    Poem Text    
First Line: It rains on the roofs
Last Line: In the female smell of venice
Subject(s): Love Affairs; Venice, Italy


SOTTOPORTICO SAN ZACCARIA       
First Line: It rains on the roofs
Last Line: In the female smell of venice
Subject(s): Love Affairs; Venice, Italy


SPARK IN THE TINDER OF KNOWING       
First Line: Profound stillness in the greystone
Last Line: Of my person in time
Subject(s): Life; Love


SPEAK NOT, LET NO WORD BREAK'    Poem Text    


SPEAK NOT, LET NO WORD BREAK'       
Last Line: With the silence I have placed on them
Subject(s): Farewell; Grief; Loss; Relationships; Silence; Weariness


SPRING       
First Line: I sit under the old oak
Last Line: In the hollow trunk will be %busy all night long tonight


SPRING       
First Line: There are no images here
Last Line: Beginning of another spring
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


SPRING       
First Line: In the morning all the almond trees
Last Line: The movement of leaves and stones
Subject(s): Nature; Provence, France; Spring


SPRING       
First Line: Wind in almond blossoms
Last Line: Soldiers shoot at paper men
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the morning all the almond trees
Last Line: The movement of leaves and stones
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Wind in almond blossoms
Last Line: Soldiers shoot at paper men
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING PUDDLES GIVE WAY'    Poem Text    
Last Line: Change to singing birds
Subject(s): Change; Nature; Rain; Spring


SPRING PUDDLES GIVE WAY'    Poem Text    


SPRING PUDDLES GIVE WAY'       
Last Line: Change to singing birds
Subject(s): Change; Nature; Rain; Spring


SPRING RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The smoke of our campfire lowers
Last Line: The throb and hiss of the rain


SPRING RAIN       
First Line: The smoke of our campfire lowers
Last Line: The throb and hiss of the rain
Subject(s): Camping; Forests; Rain; Spring


STAR AND CRESCENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The air has the late summer
Subject(s): Evening; Summer; Sunset; Twilight


STAR AND CRESCENT       
First Line: The air has the late summer
Last Line: A voice speaks in the silence
Subject(s): Evening; Summer


STATE AND 32ND, COLD MORNING BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: A girl in a torn chemise
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Morning


STIGMATA OF FACT       
First Line: This calcined idiocy, the fool
Last Line: Tiny, closing doors of silence
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria


STILL ON THE WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Solitude closes down around us
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Solitude; Loneliness


STILL ON WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Solitude closes down around us
Subject(s): Calm; Love; Nature; Nudity; Swimming & Swimmers; Water; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Nakedness; Swimmers


STILL ON WATER       
First Line: Solitude closes down around us
Last Line: Of your nude jubilation
Subject(s): Calm; Love; Nature; Nudity; Swimming; Water


STONE AND FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in america, / by the other ocean
Subject(s): England; Poetry & Poets; United States; War; English; America


STONE AND FLOWER       
First Line: Here in america, %by the other ocean
Last Line: Sky to the black water %and turns it all to ice
Subject(s): England; Poetry And Poets; United States; War


STRENGTH THROUGH JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Coming back over the col between
Subject(s): Death; Introspection; Mountains; Self; Dead, The; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


STRENGTH THROUGH JOY       
First Line: Coming back over the col between
Last Line: Standing sentry for the avalanche
Subject(s): Death; Introspection; Mountains; Self


SUCH WAS OUR GARDEN'       
First Line: That is all, merely / a matter of poised


SUCH WAS OUR GARDEN'       
First Line: That is all, merely %a matter of poised
Last Line: Crimson daggers- %fleshy, %and phallic
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening; Relationships


SUCHNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the theosophy of light
Subject(s): Universe


SUCHNESS       
First Line: In the theosophy of light
Last Line: Is camphor, whose flames leave no ashes
Subject(s): Universe


SUFFICIENT       
First Line: Ancre ridgedge et poissoble gongpoint
Last Line: Invariant as grace, as the answer %plenum
Subject(s): Social Protest; Thought


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST    Poem Text    
First Line: I realize as I / cast out over the lake
Last Line: Made from your blonde pubic hair
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Love; Marriage; Past; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST       
First Line: I realize as I %cast out over the lake
Last Line: Made from your blonde pubic hair
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Love; Marriage; Past


THE ABSORBENT GLIMMER OF THE NIGHT'       


THE ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a man with no ambitions
Subject(s): Learning; Self-criticism


THE AMERICAN CENTURY    Poem Text    
First Line: Blackbirds whistle over the young
Subject(s): Children; Daughters; Love; Parents; United States; Childhood; Parenthood; America


THE APPLE GARTHS OF AVALON    Poem Text    
First Line: Here the face turns
Last Line: A single old
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


THE AUTUMN OF MANY YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: In a ruddy light, in a craggy
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


THE BAD OLD DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: The summer of nineteen eighteen
Subject(s): Chicago; Evil; Past; Poverty


THE CRISIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Earth upon earth / between the confines of the day
Last Line: Felt that he wished to sit and sharpen an arrow
Subject(s): Earth; Nature; Sky; Stars; World


THE DOUBLE HELLAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Before the ice the convulsions of
Last Line: To walk the sea strand of sculpt and colored stones and shells
Subject(s): Life


THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 3, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Zoroaster long ago / said poetry presents us
Subject(s): Dragons; Italy; Unicorns; Italians


THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Over switzerland broods the
Subject(s): Dragons; Religion; Unicorns; Theology


THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: New york a grey haze with flights of
Subject(s): Cities; Dragons; Unicorns; Urban Life


THE DRAGON OF THE UNICORN: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: And what is love?' said pilate
Subject(s): Dragons; Love; Unicorns


THE FALL OF CH'OU    Poem Text    
First Line: Jade pendants chime before the dawn audience
Last Line: Two hearts singing like chiming jade
Subject(s): China; Nature; Jade


THE FLOWER SUTRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep drowsy shade under the broad leaves
Subject(s): Flowers


THE FRAGRANCE OF THE TEAPOT'       


THE FULL MOON SHINES ON    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Moon


THE HANGED MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Storm lifts from wales
Last Line: It is all just like the poet said
Subject(s): England; Love - Unrequited; Poetry & Poets; English


THE HEART UNBROKEN AND THE COURAGE FREE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is late autumn, the end of indian summer
Last Line: I look at them, they are the color of snow
Subject(s): Autumn; Eyes; Nature; Seasons; Fall


THE HEART'S GARDEN, THE GARDEN'S HEART (COMPLETE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Young rice plants are just being
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Hearts; Love


THE HOMESTEAD CALLED DAMASCUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Heaven is full of definite stars
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: A MAZE OF SPARKS OF GOLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring -- the rain goes by, the stars
Last Line: Under the bright wasting stars
Subject(s): Love; Stars


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: A SWORD IN A CLOUD OF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your hand in mine, we walk out / to watch the christmas eve crowds
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Love; Stars


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: BLOOD ON A DEAD WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: A blowing night in late fall
Last Line: She asks. I do not answer
Subject(s): Eclipses; Love


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: HALLEY'S COMET    Poem Text    
First Line: When in your middle years
Last Line: River that flows now in youjr veins
Subject(s): Halley's Comet; Love


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: PROTOPLASM OF LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: How long ago
Subject(s): Love; Planets


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: THE GREAT NEBULA OF ANDROMEDA    Poem Text    
First Line: We get into camp after
Last Line: To murder you while you sleep
Subject(s): Andromeda (constellation); Camping; Love; Camps; Summer Camps


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: THE HEART OF HERAKLES       
First Line: Lying under the stars
Last Line: Have an eye that sees itself
Subject(s): Love; Stars


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: I sit at my desk
Subject(s): Longing; Love


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Frost covers the reeds of the marsh
Last Line: My full heart throbs with bliss
Subject(s): Happiness; Nature; Joy; Delight


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 11       
First Line: Uguisu sing in the blossoming trees
Subject(s): Love; Sailing & Sailors


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Come to me, as you come
Last Line: Glowing through the night-bound forest
Subject(s): Desire; Romance


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: Lying in the meadow, open to you
Last Line: My rose petals
Subject(s): Nature; Relationships


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I dream
Last Line: Are only dreams
Subject(s): Dreams; Reality


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Scorched with love, the cicada
Last Line: My flesh is consumed with love
Subject(s): Love; Nature


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us sleep together here tonight
Last Line: Our hearts are on the rocks
Subject(s): Sleep; Togetherness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: Fires / burn in my heart
Last Line: No one knows
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: I pass the day tense, day
Last Line: The evening bells ring from temple to temple
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Night; Relationships; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: If I thought I could get away
Last Line: And a mile is longer than a million miles
Subject(s): Relationships; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is there? Me
Last Line: And we are us
Subject(s): Identity; Relationships; Self


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: The full moon of spring
Last Line: On pale velvet, set with gems
Subject(s): Moon


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: I wish I could be
Last Line: Dainichi to hold you / forever
Subject(s): Kisses; Romance


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: I scream as you bite
Last Line: Had been cut in two
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Pleasure; Sex


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 25    Poem Text    
First Line: Your tongue thrums and moves
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: It is the time when
Last Line: Brant write the character “heart”
Subject(s): Hearts; Language; Nature; Words; Vocabulary


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: As I came from
Last Line: Buttock shivered against you
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Love - Erotic; Nudity; Nakedness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring is early this year
Subject(s): Bodies; Nature; Spring


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 29    Poem Text    
First Line: Love me. At this moment we
Subject(s): Love


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh the anguish of these secret meetings
Last Line: Words with not connection
Subject(s): Family Life; Fear; Man-woman Relationships; Secrets; Relatives; Male-female Relations


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Some day in six inches of
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: I hold your head tight between
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Sex


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot forget / the perfumed dusk inside the
Subject(s): Memory; Sex


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: Every morning, I / wake alone, dreaming my
Last Line: Pressing my lips
Subject(s): Desire; Kisses; Longing


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 35       
First Line: The uguisu sleeps in the bamboo grove
Subject(s): Bamboo


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: I am sad this morning
Last Line: As you passed my shoji
Subject(s): Grief; Relationships; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 37    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it just the wind
Last Line: But I only become more restless
Subject(s): Wind; Anxiety


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: I waited all night
Subject(s): Waiting


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: You ask me what I thought about
Subject(s): Love; Speculation; Thought; Thinking


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 40    Poem Text    
First Line: As the wheel follows the hoof
Last Line: As you leave me in thr dawn
Subject(s): Grief; Relationships; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 42    Poem Text    
First Line: How many lives ago
Last Line: Yet I know I will enter again and again
Subject(s): Love


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 43    Poem Text    
First Line: Two flowers in a letter
Last Line: Nothing else
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 44    Poem Text    
First Line: The disorder of my hair
Subject(s): Love


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 45    Poem Text    
First Line: When in the noh theater
Last Line: Will ever happen to me
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights; Contentment


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 47    Poem Text    
First Line: How long, long ago
Last Line: We swept through clouds of fireflies
Subject(s): Nature; Sailing & Sailors


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 48    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the fireflies of our youth
Last Line: Of our middle age
Subject(s): Middle Age


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 49    Poem Text    
First Line: Once again I hear
Subject(s): Love


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 50    Poem Text    
First Line: In the park a crow awakes
Last Line: For the years that are gone
Subject(s): Grief; Past; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 51    Poem Text    
First Line: Did you take me because you loved me?
Last Line: To experiment on my heart
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 52    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I shone afar like a
Last Line: Alone like the unicorn
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Loneliness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 53    Poem Text    
First Line: Without me you can only
Last Line: I am your wisdom
Subject(s): Relationships; Wisdom


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 54    Poem Text    
First Line: I hate this shadow of a ghost
Last Line: And wonder,, have I grown so thin?
Subject(s): Aging


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 55    Poem Text    
First Line: The night is too long to the sleepless
Last Line: On the twisted paths of love?
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 56    Poem Text    
First Line: This flesh you have loved
Last Line: Are takng me
Subject(s): Life


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 57    Poem Text    
First Line: Night without end. Loneliness
Last Line: Did it matter? They were only for me
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Loneliness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 58    Poem Text    
First Line: Half in a dream
Last Line: Grows fainter and fades away
Subject(s): Autumn; Grief; Seasons; Time; Fall; Sorrow; Sadness


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 59    Poem Text    
First Line: I hate this shadow of a ghost
Subject(s): Aging


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Just us / in our little house
Last Line: Listen. Hear the wind in the trees
Subject(s): Calm; Togetherness; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 60    Poem Text    
First Line: Chilled through, I wake up
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Making love with you
Subject(s): Love; Sex


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: A single ray in the dawn
Last Line: With love which lights up all the world
Subject(s): Love


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: You wake me
Last Line: Of the first morning of the world
Subject(s): Morning; Sex


THE MINUTE FINGERS OF A TINY WIND'       


THE MIRROR IN THE WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: A mirror hung on the broken
Last Line: The wood rats and moss work unseen
Subject(s): Ballet; Dancing & Dancers; Daughters; Houses, Deserted; Mirrors; Parents; Parenthood


THE MOTTO ON THE SUNDIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: It is september and the wry corn rattles
Last Line: Once it has been spoken it shall never be silenced
Subject(s): Sundials


THE NEW MOON HAS REACHED    Poem Text    
Last Line: Month ago we were strangers
Subject(s): Moon


THE NEW YEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: I walk on the cold mountain above the city
Subject(s): Holidays; Nature; New Year


THE ORPHIC SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: As I walk slowly along
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Self; Soul; Bugs


THE PHOENIX AND THE TORTOISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Webs of misery spread in the brain
Subject(s): Phoenix (mythical Bird); Turtles; Tortoises


THE PLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unique planets break
Subject(s): Thought; Thinking


THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: My head and shoulders, and my book
Subject(s): Nature; Self


THE SILVER SWAN: MARICHI    Poem Text    
First Line: An hour before sunrise
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Nudity; Male-female Relations; Nakedness


THE SILVER SWANS: 14. HOTOTOGISU - HOROBIRETE    Poem Text    
First Line: The cuckoo's call, though
Last Line: Against the spring
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos


THE SILVER SWANS: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: The drowned moon plunges
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


THE SPARK IN THE TINDER OF KNOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: Profound stillness in the greystone
Subject(s): Life; Love


THE STIGMATA OF FACT    Poem Text    
First Line: This calcined idiocy, the fool
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria


THE SUFFICIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ancre ridgedge et poissoble gongpoint
Subject(s): Social Protest; Thought; Thinking


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Later when the gloated water
Subject(s): Memory; Pride; Time; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the westborne snow shall come a memory
Subject(s): Bodies; Man-woman Relationships; Memory; Sex; Male-female Relations


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone has cast an unwary match
Subject(s): Absence; Longing; Separation; Isolation


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: After a hundred years have slept above us
Subject(s): Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts; Catskill Mountains, New York State; Death; Memory; Dead, The


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: This shall be sufficient
Subject(s): Day


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: You alone, / a white robe over your naked body
Subject(s): Bodies; Desire; Dreams; Past; Nightmares


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Six months as timeless as dream
Subject(s): Relationships; Time


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Indigenes of furnished rooms
Subject(s): Parks


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: Chill and abandoned, the pavillion
Subject(s): Night; Parks; Bedtime


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The absorbent, glimmering night
Subject(s): Night; Parks; Bedtime


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The minute fingers of the imperceptible air
Subject(s): Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: I think these squalid houses are the ghosts
Subject(s): Extinct Animals; Houses


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether or not, it is no question now
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Speculation; Male-female Relations


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: After an hour the mild
Subject(s): Footprints; Snow; Solitude; Loneliness


THE UNPEOPLED, CONVENTIONAL ROSE-GARDEN'       
First Line: There are cannas now on the guarded lawns
Last Line: The brittle privet leaves, the day sleeps
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Lament; Love - Loss Of


THE UNPEOPLED, CONVENTIONAL ROSE-GARDEN'    Poem Text    
First Line: There are cannas now on the guarded lawns


THE WHEEL REVOLVES    Poem Text    
First Line: You were a girl of satin and gauze
Last Line: All this will never be again
Subject(s): Daughters; Love


THEORY OF NUMBERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Think, as we lie in this sweet bed
Last Line: And honey where the bees sleep
Subject(s): Sky


THEORY OF NUMBERS       
First Line: Think, as we lie in this sweet bed
Last Line: And honey where the bees sleep
Subject(s): Sky


THERE SHALL COME FAINT LIGHT'       


THERE SHALL COME FAINT LIGHT'       
Last Line: Of a meditative white crane
Subject(s): Self; Thought


THEY SAY THIS ISN'T A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: All that is is a harmony
Subject(s): Humanity


THEY SAY THIS ISN'T A POEM       
First Line: All that is is a harmony
Last Line: To grow old in his own home
Subject(s): Humanity


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE, 1922-1926       
First Line: Later when the gloated water


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 1       
First Line: Later when the gloated water
Last Line: Hugely, in vertigo and awe
Subject(s): Memory; Pride; Time


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 10       
First Line: Out of the westborne snow shall come a memory
Last Line: Spring's flesh in my hands
Subject(s): Bodies; Man-woman Relationships; Memory; Sex


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 11       
First Line: Someone has cast an unwary match
Last Line: Since I have heard your voice
Subject(s): Absence; Longing


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 12       
First Line: After a hundred years have slept above us
Last Line: The berkshires, %have good memories
Subject(s): Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts; Catskill Mountains, New York State; Death; Memory


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 13       
First Line: This shall be sufficient
Last Line: Electric, coming day
Subject(s): Day


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 14       
First Line: You alone, %a white robe over your naked body
Last Line: Through the dreams of twenty years
Subject(s): Bodies; Desire; Dreams; Past


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 2       
First Line: Six months as timeless as dream
Last Line: Circumvent its dial?
Subject(s): Relationships; Time


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 3       
First Line: Indigenes of furnished rooms
Last Line: Infinitely memorable things
Subject(s): Parks


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 4       
First Line: Chill and abandoned, the pavillion
Last Line: And revealed the moon, rushing dead white %over the city
Subject(s): Night; Parks


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 5       
First Line: The absorbent, glimmering night
Last Line: Mountains slide silently into the sea
Subject(s): Night; Parks


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 6       
First Line: The minute fingers of the imperceptible air
Last Line: And hand in vibrating hand walk back the way we came
Subject(s): Lakes


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 7       
First Line: I think these squalid houses are the ghosts
Last Line: Close in upon our heels
Subject(s): Extinct Animals; Houses


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 8       
First Line: Whether or not, it is no question now
Last Line: A cynical, levantine prayer
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Speculation


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 9       
First Line: After an hour the mild
Last Line: Line of footprints
Subject(s): Footprints; Snow; Solitude


THIS NIGHT ONLY (ERIC SATIE: GYMNOPEDIE #1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight now on malibu
Variant Title(s): This Night Only
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


THIS NIGHT ONLY (ERIC SATIE: GYMNOPEDIE #1)       
First Line: Moonlight now on malibu
Last Line: Never %end
Variant Title(s): This Night Onl
Subject(s): Love; Night


THIS SPRING, MERCURY       
Last Line: Illimitable ocean
Subject(s): Planets


THOU SHALT NOT KILL    Poem Text    
First Line: They are murdering all the young men
Subject(s): Death; Murder; Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953); Dead, The


THOU SHALT NOT KILL       
First Line: They are murdering all the young men
Last Line: In your god damned brooks brothers suit, %you son of a bitch'
Subject(s): Death; Murder; Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953)


TIME IS AN INCLUSION SERIES SAID MCTAGGART    Poem Text    
First Line: In just a minute we will say goodbye
Subject(s): Time


TIME IS AN INCLUSION SERIES SAID MCTAGGART       
First Line: In just a minute we will say goodbye
Last Line: By the driftwood fires %singing forever forever
Subject(s): Time


TIME IS THE MERCY OF ETERNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Time is divided into
Subject(s): Future Life; Time; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


TIME IS THE MERCY OF ETERNITY       
First Line: Time is divided into
Last Line: Say about them, nothing at all
Subject(s): Future Life; Time


TIME SPIRALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the second moon the
Subject(s): Introspection; Salmon; Time


TIME SPIRALS       
First Line: Under the second moon the
Last Line: Cycle from the sky to the sea
Subject(s): Introspection; Salmon; Time


TO ANOTHER       
First Line: Let us sit now in the broad window
Last Line: That li po saw in the drowned rushes
Subject(s): Books; China; Legends; Li Po (701-762); Relationships


TOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Take it bright day first hour
Subject(s): Animals


TOOK       
First Line: Take it bright day first hour
Last Line: Anybody get there and not one of the angels will ever come %back %as %took
Subject(s): Animals


TOWARD AN ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: The glow of my campfire is dark red and flameless
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Spring; Fall


TOWARD AN ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY       
First Line: The glow of my campfire is dark red and flameless
Last Line: And links the roll of a planet alike with the interests %of marmots and men'
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Spring


TOWARD AN ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY: FALL, SIERRA NEVADA       
First Line: This morning the hermit thrush was absent at breakfast


TOWARD AN ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY: SPRING, COAST RANGE       
First Line: The glow of my campfire is dark red and flameless
Last Line: They are silent and immaculate


TOWARD AN ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY: SPRING, SIERRA NEVADA       
First Line: Once more golden scorpio glows over the col


TRAVELERS IN EREWHON    Poem Text    
First Line: You open your
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love; Sex


TRAVELERS IN EREWHON       
First Line: You open your
Last Line: In the country of eyes
Subject(s): Erotic Love; Love; Sex


TWILIT SNOW    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Snow


TWILIT SNOW       
Last Line: Twilit snow
Subject(s): Death; Snow; Suicide


UN BEL DI VEDREMO    Poem Text    
First Line: Hello nbc, this is london speaking'
Subject(s): Italy; War; World War I; World War Ii; Italians; First World War; Second World War


UN BEL DI VEDREMO       
First Line: Hello nbc, this is london speaking'
Last Line: The second as evil farce'
Subject(s): Italy; War; World War I; World War Ii


UNDER SORACTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Another day, deep in the stacks
Subject(s): Books; Libraries & Librarians; Sex; Reading


UNDER SORACTE       
First Line: Another day, deep in the stacks
Last Line: Made love in the most remote %corner of knowledge
Subject(s): Books; Librarians And Libraries; Sex


UNPEOPLED, CONVENTIONAL ROSE-GARDEN'       
First Line: There are cannas now on the guarded lawns
Last Line: Between tremulous, tired fingers
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening; Lament; Love - Loss Of


VALUE IN MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are those to whom value is a weapon
Subject(s): Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


VALUE IN MOUNTAINS       
First Line: There are those to whom value is a weapon
Last Line: And the unique %note %of the stricken
Subject(s): Mountains


VALUE IN MOUNTAINS: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: You return breathless havingb startled
Last Line: The past curled like wire
Subject(s): The Past Curled Like Wire Parting; Sorrow; Sadness; Fatigue


VALUE IN MOUNTAINS: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: And now surprised by lunar mountain avatars
Last Line: And green over them the nova grows above the grass
Subject(s): Mountains; Woods


VALUE NEUTER       
First Line: Traders, parsons, and stoolpigeons
Last Line: The best income tax attorneys
Subject(s): Philosophy And Philosophers; Speculation; Thought


VALUTA       
First Line: Have you ever noticed how, the
Last Line: Illimitable bounties of %deathlessness
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Immortality; Mortality


VENICE: MAY DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once more it is early summer
Subject(s): Daughters; Holidays; May (month); Parents; Venice, Italy; Parenthood


VENICE: MAY DAY       
First Line: Once more it is early summer
Last Line: Know that it has passed them by
Subject(s): Daughters; Holidays; May (month); Parents; Venice, Italy


VENICE: ROSE COLORED GLASSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Ten years, and it's still on the
Subject(s): Venice, Italy; Music & Musicians; Radio


VERY EARLY MORNING EXERCISE       
First Line: Chan yuen is on the threshold of a remarkable career
Last Line: The first dawn glows at the end of the streets
Subject(s): Introspection; Men; Nanking, China


VITAMINS AND ROUGHAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Strong ankled, sun burned, almost naked
Subject(s): Humanity; Nature


VITAMINS AND ROUGHAGE       
First Line: Strong ankled, sun burned, almost naked
Last Line: Vanish in the gymnopaedia
Subject(s): Humanity; Nature


VOID ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Time like glass / space like glass
Last Line: "of the coiling mind
Subject(s): Emptiness


VOID ONLY       
First Line: Time like glass %space like glass
Last Line: Of the coiling mind %only
Subject(s): Emptiness


WE COME BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Now, on this day of the first hundred flowers
Last Line: In the pause of fate, the threading of the year
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


WE COME BACK       
First Line: Now, on this day of the first hundred flowers
Last Line: In the pause of fate, the threading of the year
Subject(s): Fate


WE FEED THE BLUE JAYS       
Last Line: The opportunity to do so narrows
Subject(s): Life; Nature


WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, 1940    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the east window a storm
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, 1940       
First Line: Out of the east window a storm
Last Line: And a gale with it
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


WHEEL REVOLVES       
First Line: You were a girl of satin and gauze
Last Line: All this will never be again
Subject(s): Daughters; Love


WHEN IN THE NOH THEATER       
Last Line: Will ever happen to me
Subject(s): Theater And Theaters; Tragedy


WHEN WE WITH SAPPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: We lie here in the bee filled, ruinous
Last Line: Evening sky of summer
Subject(s): Love; Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


WHEN WE WITH SAPPHO       
First Line: We lie here in the bee filled, ruinous
Last Line: Evening sky of summer
Subject(s): Love; Sappho (610-580 B.c.)


WHEN YOU ASKED FOR IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear friend, / the day the seal came up the beach and mother fed him
Subject(s): Farewell; Loss; Parting


WHEN YOU ASKED FOR IT       
First Line: Dear friend, %the day the seal came up the beach and mother fed him
Last Line: Dont worry about it dont think I mean everything I say it will %be all right
Subject(s): Farewell; Loss


WORKING DAY       
First Line: The hands of the clock go'round
Last Line: Broken moon plunges through blowing fog
Subject(s): Day; Labor And Laborers; Professions


WRITTEN TO MUSIC, SELS.       


XMAS COMING    Poem Text    
First Line: November night. Waning moon
Last Line: The jolly secrets she can't tell
Subject(s): Christmas; November; Nativity, The


XMAS COMING       
First Line: November night. Waning moon
Last Line: The jolly secrets she can't ell
Subject(s): Christmas; November


YIN AND YANG    Poem Text    
First Line: It is spring once more in the coast range
Last Line: Between the fish called yes and no
Subject(s): Life; Nature


YIN AND YANG       
First Line: It is spring once more in the coast range
Last Line: Between the fish called yes and no
Subject(s): Life; Nature


YOU DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS ETERNAL? THERE'       


YOU DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS ETERNAL? THERE'       
Last Line: Her faint heart flowers, an anemone
Subject(s): Future Life; Women


YOU FAIL AN APPOINTMENT       
First Line: Nervously my fingernails
Last Line: The uncut pages %of my book
Subject(s): Fear


YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: A broken moon on the cold water
Subject(s): Birthdays; California; Death; Memory; Mountains; Past; Dead, The; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS       
First Line: A broken moon on the cold water
Last Line: But you have been dead for thirty years
Subject(s): Birthdays; California; Death; Memory; Mountains; Past


YUGAO    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight is clearer and colder
Last Line: Watched over by yur love for me
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


YUGAO       
First Line: Tonight is clearer and colder
Last Line: Watched over by your love for me
Subject(s): Love; Night