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Rothenberg, Jerome    Poet's Biography
308 poems available by this author


45, I GIVE UP MY IDENTITY    Poem Text    
First Line: My name is smaller
Subject(s): Aging


48 WORDS FOR A WOMAN'S DANCE SONG       
First Line: Playing the 7th
Last Line: What kind of indian are you?' %'a fuzzy indian'


A MISSAL LIKE A BONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Link by link / I can disown
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


A POEM FOR THE CRUEL MAJORITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The cruel majority emerges!
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Social Classes; Democracy; Caste


A SLOWER MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Time runs thru my fingers
Subject(s): Love


A WALKAROUND, FOR NEKO; KAMAKURA 11/10/96    Poem Text    
First Line: An old pone
Last Line: & a garden all around
Subject(s): Japan; Japanese


ALPHABET CAME TO ME; IN MEMORY OF WALLACE BERMAN       
Last Line: The distances to every side of us %as in a poem


ALTAR PIECES - 1986       
First Line: Jesus at a wedding


AMERICA A PROPHECY       
First Line: You'll be the first to be sacrificed'


ANOTHER IKON: MEXICO 1984       
First Line: The doll is god here


AT MYKINES: 1       
First Line: In the royal house
Last Line: With goat bells somewhere %in the distance


AT MYKINES: 2       
First Line: With goat bells somewhere
Last Line: At this time of year


AT MYKINES: 3       
First Line: Making echoes from its walls
Last Line: Are clanging in the air


AT MYKINES: 4       
First Line: Snowcapped arcadia %beyond small puffs of smoke
Last Line: Where we were too


AT THE GRAVE OF NAKAHARA CHUYA (1907-1937): 1       
First Line: The boy with the round hat
Last Line: & sang in a broken sleep


AT THE GRAVE OF NAKAHARA CHUYA (1907-1937): 2. AFTER NAKAHARA CHUYA       
First Line: He is their dada god
Last Line: My chewing gum stuck to my ear %forever


AT THE GRAVE OF NAKAHARA CHUYA (1907-1937): 3. AT THE GRAVESIDE       
First Line: It is because of you we come here
Last Line: Who make a free fall into empty space %vanishing into the dark sky


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Fish & styrofoam
Last Line: Red flowers & round open eyes
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan; Japanese


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: 1       
First Line: Fish & styrofoam
Last Line: Red flowers & round open eyes
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: 2. THE TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: He walks among the others: animals & neighbors. In the land of
Last Line: Prince of tides has written this for you. The land of islands
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan; Japanese


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: 2. THE TALE       
First Line: He walks among the others: animals & neighbors. In the land of
Last Line: Out of dreams. The prince of tides has written this for you. The land of islands
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: 3. FOR MAKOTO ODA    Poem Text    
First Line: A great quake / 'shook the earth
Last Line: The words rewoven to the present day
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan; Japanese


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: 3. FOR MAKOTO ODA       
First Line: A great quake %'shook the earth
Last Line: The words rewoven to the present day
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: [HOJOKI - CHOMEI AT TOYAMA]    Poem Text    
First Line: Months passed & people spoke about the quake no longer
Variant Title(s): [hojoki-chomei In Kyoto-1177.-kobe 1995/96]
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan; Japanese


AT TSUKIJI MARKET TOKYO: [HOJOKI - CHOMEI AT TOYAMA]       
First Line: Months passed & people spoke about the quake no longer
Last Line: Uncertain passage through a foreign world
Variant Title(s): [hojoki-chomei In Kyoto-1177.-kobe 1995/96
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Japan


AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1997: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED    Poem Text    
First Line: 1 archipelago of the wandering dream
Subject(s): Self


AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1997: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED       
First Line: 1. Archipelago of the wandering dream
Last Line: 100. It is eight a.M. In paris


AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1998: THE SECOND ONE HUNDRED       
First Line: 1. The penis of the king in steady motion %red butterfly over his lady's sex
Last Line: 100. The visions of an old ape keep the world in wonder %the paradise of poets crashes down


AUTOBIOGRAPHY 3: PICASSO'S HUNDRED       
First Line: 1. A flight of oranges fans open pissing in the wind
Last Line: 100. Images & words pass through the ether with the speed of %light


B*R*M*TZ*V*H       
First Line: Naming the day it comes
Last Line: A man child son %grown old & beautiful %at last %'joy joy %'praise praise


BELGRADE APOCALYPSE       
First Line: The animals over our heads


BLAKE'S BABES: A PROPHECY    Poem Text    
First Line: Infant encoil'd / inside a worm
Subject(s): Prophets & Prophecy


BOOK OF WITNESS (1-3): 1. THE CASE FOR MEMORY       
First Line: I was amok & fearless %twice deceived
Last Line: I only touch the ground %on sundays


BOOK OF WITNESS (1-3): 2. THE BURNING HOUSE       
First Line: It was always dark. %the red hole's %wetness threatened
Last Line: Strangers emerge %like wolves %to run you down


BOOK OF WITNESS (1-3): 3. WHERE GOD IS LIGHT       
First Line: The lost in hell %among the rat-faced %killers
Last Line: There are now angels everywhere %never look back


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 12.I.57       
First Line: The most complete gap on the stage
Last Line: Prescriptive signs picky picky & a sweet jelly roll


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 14.VIII.57       
First Line: The burial of the count of orgaz continues
Last Line: In their beds las meninas act out the burial of the count of %orgaz


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 16.I.58       
First Line: The girls from downstairs slipped themselves into an envelope
Last Line: Naked like worms in a pear & shaking with cold


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 17.I.58       
First Line: The butterflies were going from flower to flower laying fried
Last Line: Their feathers in the puddles of syrup


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 19.VI.58       
First Line: Sun squatting down makes its own don rodrigo diaz de vivar
Last Line: Night of tin leaves & of lettuce


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 2.XII.57       
First Line: The whole room busted up & thrown around chopped into
Last Line: Is coming he will snatch away the babes who aren't sleeping


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 20.VIII.59       
First Line: There leave two trucks to hose the bull ring down & slap bang
Last Line: Sugar & mint with their flesh like a quince's their ears spring- %ing locks in their gropings


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 21.VII.58       
First Line: Verdigris toro & lamp tripes & son of a bitch bitch & tailor for
Last Line: Kicked apart by the hoofs of the ages


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 27.I.57       
First Line: Apparition of old cunt & research into garbage cans for a
Last Line: Ecclesiastical illuminations


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 5.VIII.58       
First Line: Thoroughbred from head to toe & compass point for shaving
Last Line: Very heavens like a child


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 6.I.57. CANNES       
First Line: 1. Here there's nothing but some oil & shredded beef
Last Line: 1. Don't you be talking nonsense dance & sing you big %capuchin monk & don't you tell me any stories


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 8.VI.58       
Last Line: Canon law made of rainbow wheel hair


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 8.VIII.58       
First Line: But by then at that time from the girls down below to their
Last Line: Johns night & wrapped in scraps of paper made of silk


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: 9.VIII.58       
First Line: Here ends the letter & the signature follows & sets forth the
Last Line: Are being drawn-the shreds of dirty kitchen rags in all the %windows


BURIAL OF THE COUNT OF ORGAZ AFTER PABLO PICASSO: THIRD SEGMENT       
First Line: There did finally arrive the card announcing the festivities on
Last Line: The moon-the silver lace the pigeons raise up making light of %their sad plight


CHILD OF AN IDUMEAN NIGHT       
First Line: I, the fat god
Last Line: Though he was no father


CODA: THE FINAL LORCA VARIATION       
First Line: The end for lorca comes
Last Line: Offered to lorca's spain


COKBOY: PART ONE       
First Line: Saddlesore I came
Last Line: The story of the coming-forth begins


COKBOY: PART TWO       
First Line: Comes a brown %wind curling from
Last Line: Guess I got nothing left to say


CONNOISSEUR OF JEWS       
First Line: If there were locomotives to ride home on
Last Line: Will tell you had some special deal


CORTEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The drums have entered my heart
Last Line: You have returned with me
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


CORTEGE       
First Line: The drums have entered my heart
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


CRAZY DOG EVENTS (CROW INDIAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: Act like a crazy dog. Wear sashes & other fine clothes
Last Line: It jump dpwn a steep and rock bank, until both of you are crushed
Subject(s): Men


CRAZY DOG EVENTS (CROW INDIAN)       
First Line: Act like a crazy dog. Wear sashes & other fine clothes
Last Line: Make it jump down a steep & rocky bank, until both of you are crushed
Subject(s): Men


DEAD BODIES       
First Line: They pretend light


DER GILGUD (THE POSSESSED)    Poem Text    
First Line: He picks a coin up
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Shoah


DER GILGUL (THE POSSESSED)       
First Line: He picks a coin up


DER VIDERSHTAND (THE RESISTANCE)    Poem Text    
First Line: Began this in olson's words it was
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Shoah


DER VIDERSHTAND (THE RESISTANCE)       
First Line: The resistance began with this in olson's words it was


DI MAGILAS FUN AUSHVITS (THE SCROLLS OF AUSCHSWITZ)    Poem Text    
First Line: He vanished & reappeared in a room no bigger than a
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Concentration Camps; Jews; Judaism


DI TOYTE KLOLES (THE MALEDICTIONS)       
First Line: Let the dead man call out in you because he is a dead man


DIABOLO: A POEM OF THE NIGHT AFTER VITEZSLAV NEZVAL       
First Line: Night mourner's dress slung over
Last Line: When lady goes to sleep


DISPERSAL       
First Line: Figures in flight


DJOMAIN OF THE TOTAL CLOSES AROUND THEM       


DREAM & LIE OF GEORGE W. BUSH (AFTER PICASSO'S DREAM & LIE OF...       
First Line: Owl fandango escabeche swords of octopus of evil omen
Last Line: Embedded in the rock
Subject(s): Politics; War


DREAM ANTHEMS       
First Line: The patriots' dreams, the many


DREAMWORK FIVE       
First Line: In a corner of the old


DREAMWORK FOUR       
First Line: I have come back' he said


DREAMWORK ONE       
First Line: To dream that he is walking past a window


DREAMWORK SEVEN: THE BELLY       
First Line: The belly in the dream is central


DREAMWORK SIX       
First Line: Ready yourself for death


DREAMWORK THREE    Poem Text    
First Line: A trembling old man dreams of a chinese garden
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


DREAMWORK THREE       
First Line: A trembling old man dreams of a chinese garden


DREAMWORK TWO       
First Line: The rabbi whispers to the rabbi


FECKLESS WITH DISGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: All erasure of pain
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


FIRST NIGHT POEM, FOR JACKSON MAC LOW: 1.       
First Line: Where mac low walks someone stops a clock
Last Line: And her begins another night poem uniting light & night


FIRST NIGHT POEM, FOR JACKSON MAC LOW: 2. NIGHT WALK VARIATIONS       
First Line: So cold a woman might stop talking
Last Line: Until the hills wear down from silence %standing apart


FIRST NIGHT POEM, FOR JACKSON MAC LOW: 3.       
First Line: The first time I heard your light poems, jackson, I was over- %come with awe
Last Line: And the hope to be together in that darkness


FIVE KUWITTER POEMS AFTER KURT SCHWITTERS: AUTUMN       
First Line: It's autumn. Swans are eating their masters' bread in which
Last Line: It's autumn. And the swans are autumning too


FIVE KUWITTER POEMS AFTER KURT SCHWITTERS: THE MEADOW       
First Line: The meadow does grow. O woe to the man hiding meadows
Last Line: Meadow? I dream meadows pra


FIVE KUWITTER POEMS AFTER KURT SCHWITTERS:ROSES ABLOOM LIKE DAISY ..       
First Line: Roses abloom like daisy blossoms in the meadow, pressed
Last Line: Azure skyblue aether


FLOWER CANTATA       
First Line: He weaves his flowers into flower words


FLOWER CANTATA: CODA & VARIATIONS       
First Line: Shekinah incarnate in a flower fish


FOUR MEDIEVAL SCENES, FOR ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Jesus at a wedding
Subject(s): Past


FUNERAL: 1       
First Line: The bull stretched
Last Line: Pouring blood %into a bowl


FUNERAL: 2       
First Line: A lady with a crown
Last Line: Ax blades %birds are perching on


FUNERAL: 3       
First Line: Behind them %a musician comes
Last Line: From his tomb %behind the altar


FUNERAL: 4       
First Line: A chariot %drawn by horses
Last Line: & behind each walk %2 women


GOLEM & GODDESS       
First Line: Into the dark of prague


HANDS       
First Line: Looking at her hand
Last Line: Alive & dead


HIDDEN IN WOODS BAGGED LIKE AN INDIAN       


HUNGER       
First Line: The prisoners, committed to death
Last Line: Till the end of time'


I AM MAD BY TURNS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I close my eyes
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


I AM NOT A NATIVE OF THIS PLACE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


I AM THE PRESIDENT OF REGULATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the giant goliath,
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


I EXCEED MY LIMITS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have tried an altenstil
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


I FAIL AS A CELIBATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Despair leaves / a dry spot
Subject(s): Desire


I VENT MY WRATH ON ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: I came alive
Subject(s): Animals


I WILL NOT EAT MY POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: I kill for pleasure
Subject(s): Aging; Poetry & Poets


I WILL NOT SAVE THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: I like to cross
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Death; Dead, The


IKON: 1       
First Line: A female jesus


IKON: 2       
First Line: This morning in a dream the saint


IN THE DARK WORD, KHURBN       
First Line: All their lights went out


IN THE DARK WORLD, KHURBAN, FR. POLAND/1987       


IN THE SHADOW OF THE 1000 BUDDHAS: TERROR       
First Line: One holds a perch
Last Line: A bundle %with the wind inside


KHURBN, SELS.       


LEONARD PROJECT: 10 + 2       
First Line: The beard comes apart %the mouth
Last Line: My beard like yours %leonardo


LETTER TO PAUL CELAN IN MEMORY       
First Line: Of how your poems %arise in me
Last Line: The words of which still press into my tongue %drunk %bl est %gebentsht


LORCA VARIATIONS (1) LORCA'S SPAIN: A HOMAGE       
First Line: Beginning with olive trees
Last Line: This is a homage to water. %beginning & end


LORCA VARIATIONS (10) SUBLUNAR VISIONS : 1       
First Line: Blue stars %like infinity's moons
Last Line: Dim paths to the moon


LORCA VARIATIONS (10) SUBLUNAR VISIONS : 2       
First Line: Is moon the moon of deserts
Last Line: A true moon of color


LORCA VARIATIONS (10) SUBLUNAR VISIONS : 3       
First Line: Moon & star %& the chrysalis moon -- sublime
Last Line: Is moon's endless story


LORCA VARIATIONS (11) NEWTON : 1       
First Line: The men had green feet that vaulted them into the open where they could
Last Line: At length it looked like every other star or lake


LORCA VARIATIONS (11) NEWTON : 2       
First Line: Every wise man considers himself another newton: a philosopher musing
Last Line: Cedar will show a face that brings it home


LORCA VARIATIONS (11) NEWTON : 3       
First Line: There isn't a clue that the fruit into which adam bit was an apple & not his
Last Line: Paris in the other tale held up an orange


LORCA VARIATIONS (12) FEDERICO, NEWTON, ADAM : 1       
First Line: Federico in paris writing about newton's soul without a clue to what it is
Last Line: Apple & they all await federico's reply


LORCA VARIATIONS (12) FEDERICO, NEWTON, ADAM : 2       
First Line: Federico makes the pyramids his home as long as there are apples left to eat
Last Line: Taking the apple newton hands him, federico shoves it %under newton's nose


LORCA VARIATIONS (12) FEDERICO, NEWTON, ADAM : 3       
First Line: Federico is sailing on the lake just as a wind comes up
Last Line: Taking the apple newton hands him, federico shoves it under newton's %nose


LORCA VARIATIONS (13) FIREWORKS SUITE : 1       
First Line: Grenade in god's night
Last Line: We're born & die


LORCA VARIATIONS (13) FIREWORKS SUITE : 2       
First Line: The mystery of how a sunflower is all a sunflower can be
Last Line: Much as a cyclops winks


LORCA VARIATIONS (13) FIREWORKS SUITE : 3       
First Line: A gardenette implanted with small teeth rain dripping
Last Line: Spurt up fumes like rockets


LORCA VARIATIONS (13) FIREWORKS SUITE : 4       
First Line: Ziiip zaaap ziiip


LORCA VARIATIONS (13) FIREWORKS SUITE : 5       
First Line: The moon is afloat in a ring
Last Line: A game of black crystals


LORCA VARIATIONS (14) WHEEL OF FORTUNE : 1       
First Line: Fan-tan is a game of chance
Last Line: Before she glides past -- wet -- & -- smiling -- on her wheel of fortune


LORCA VARIATIONS (14) WHEEL OF FORTUNE : 2       
First Line: Blind peacock, %eyes like pinballs, cold
Last Line: Numbers, staking out a game %of blurred roulette


LORCA VARIATIONS (15) WATER JETS : 1       
First Line: If death once had a face
Last Line: & that a water jet wipes out


LORCA VARIATIONS (15) WATER JETS : 2       
First Line: It's night. %in the garden our hearts have turned blue
Last Line: A cloud breaks apart & starts quaking. %it's night


LORCA VARIATIONS (16) SEASIDE, SIRENS, STARS : 1       
First Line: Drop a lid down on the cavern's mouth
Last Line: Of coral sirens preening at the seaside


LORCA VARIATIONS (16) SEASIDE, SIRENS, STARS : 2       
First Line: Mary is sitting in a tower, seated in a kingdom
Last Line: Where she will still come to be


LORCA VARIATIONS (17) GOD, DARK, WITH PALM TREES: 1       
First Line: Mediterranean sky %with flowers sprung from his arms
Last Line: Shading the palm trees


LORCA VARIATIONS (17) GOD, DARK, WITH PALM TREES: 2       
First Line: A palm tree rears up from the sea
Last Line: Disentangling your hairdo


LORCA VARIATIONS (17) GOD, DARK, WITH PALM TREES: 3       
First Line: Fat patron, %chewing olives
Last Line: O towers overblown with sound


LORCA VARIATIONS (17) GOD, DARK, WITH PALM TREES: 4       
First Line: Blue wheat %eve shifts with her hands
Last Line: Over these palm trees


LORCA VARIATIONS (18) THOSE WHO WAIT       
First Line: When dawn rises from the prairie in chicago
Last Line: Lanterns wash away the shadows of a nose in spain


LORCA VARIATIONS (18) THOSE WHO WAIT : 2       
First Line: Spanish eyes, the secret of
Last Line: Displacing those who wait


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 1       
First Line: Snuffed out in mind
Last Line: The poppies from another war, %another homeland


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 2       
First Line: War makes a prisonhouse a thousand cells crisscross in
Last Line: A universe we enter down a single road


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 3       
First Line: A widow in the darkness gathers roots the slender stem of
Last Line: Butterflies over the road to war


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 4       
First Line: Inside the glass a crystal moon lives war will shatter into
Last Line: Flowers in the endless night


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 5       
First Line: Once the night grew tamer once the stars destroyed by war
Last Line: Inside their hive fled to the open air


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 6       
First Line: Moon acacia water lily star: even a year of war won't hide or tame them


LORCA VARIATIONS (19) IN A TIME OF WAR : 7       
First Line: War waiting in the gateway to the hive


LORCA VARIATIONS (2) BLUE POEMS/BLUE RIVER : 1       
First Line: Ivory lips %&blue kisses
Last Line: A poem in blue


LORCA VARIATIONS (2) BLUE POEMS/BLUE RIVER : 2       
First Line: Dream is desire: is
Last Line: Through the mud


LORCA VARIATIONS (2) BLUE POEMS/BLUE RIVER : 3 CODA       
First Line: Lips down words bench lianas
Last Line: In new blue lianas unreal eye


LORCA VARIATIONS (20) SONGS AT NIGHTFALL : 1       
First Line: Lorca's granada %turns white
Last Line: Cypress trees %under the moon


LORCA VARIATIONS (20) SONGS AT NIGHTFALL : 2       
First Line: Whites in the field
Last Line: (pianissimo) gold (pianissimo) %solitaire


LORCA VARIATIONS (20) SONGS AT NIGHTFALL : 3       
First Line: The dead climb a stalk to the sky
Last Line: Deeper deeper & more distant than a star %do-re-fa


LORCA VARIATIONS (21) THE RETURN : 1       
First Line: To write through lorca, to come back on lorca's wings, to
Last Line: Morning star drops colors onto a faded dress, like paint


LORCA VARIATIONS (21) THE RETURN : 2       
First Line: To come back on lorca's wings, who sees his origin in water
Last Line: In motion through his heart


LORCA VARIATIONS (21) THE RETURN : 3       
First Line: To see his origin in water, in the dawn, a feeble sight, the
Last Line: Songs, a girl & muchacho turning & returning through the spray


LORCA VARIATIONS (21) THE RETURN : 4       
First Line: To return with lorca only yesterday, to walk along the sea
Last Line: Wings, words that we write through lorca


LORCA VARIATIONS (22) SHADOWS : 1       
First Line: Midsummer. %night sky hides
Last Line: The sky drifts by in series


LORCA VARIATIONS (22) SHADOWS : 2       
First Line: The echo of the dead clears up the mystery of ghosts
Last Line: We have lately seen a bat become a star, we answered


LORCA VARIATIONS (22) SHADOWS : 3       
First Line: He who watches from the roof, sees
Last Line: Under ursa major


LORCA VARIATIONS (22) SHADOWS : 4       
First Line: A mountain top. %a flock
Last Line: Rusted in the rain


LORCA VARIATIONS (22) SHADOWS : 5       
First Line: Vespers lingering. %exquisite eyes across
Last Line: A willow stops %existing


LORCA VARIATIONS (23) WHITE : 1       
First Line: Birds fly down
Last Line: A cherrytree's %shadow


LORCA VARIATIONS (23) WHITE : 2. SECOND WHITE       
First Line: Frost on her feathers
Last Line: Throws open his wings l


LORCA VARIATIONS (23) WHITE : 3       
First Line: White's a conjure for clouds
Last Line: For all white conjurations


LORCA VARIATIONS (23) WHITE : 4       
First Line: Snow across the fields reveals the cock's crest
Last Line: His gold crest soon turns white


LORCA VARIATIONS (23) WHITE : 5 FINAL WHITE       
First Line: There were 'romantic' words to end with -- 'tree' or
Last Line: Mockorange: is the little 'secret' we perpetually write out


LORCA VARIATIONS (24) LORCA'S MIRROR: 1       
First Line: Look thru this lens
Last Line: A renaissance of silver boys


LORCA VARIATIONS (24) LORCA'S MIRROR: 2       
First Line: Never content until you
Last Line: Tracing her shape


LORCA VARIATIONS (25) TWO ALLEGORIES : 1       
First Line: A jew went dancing with the wind. It pulled him in concentric
Last Line: Small memories of jews & violins


LORCA VARIATIONS (25) TWO ALLEGORIES : 2       
First Line: Summer in the desert
Last Line: The music all night through. Night arising from the desert


LORCA VARIATIONS (26) PALIMPSESTS: 1       
First Line: It stands there, written, for them all to see
Last Line: A white sky hides %inside a sky of gold


LORCA VARIATIONS (26) PALIMPSESTS: 2       
First Line: All sounds constrict
Last Line: A whirligig set spinning %turning black


LORCA VARIATIONS (26) PALIMPSESTS: 3       
First Line: Somewhere like wax smeared on
Last Line: Etched into wax


LORCA VARIATIONS (26) PALIMPSESTS: 4       
First Line: This fountain %fountain
Last Line: On this last page


LORCA VARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : A VOYAGE       
First Line: Last night my heart had snakes in it. I was dead & taken to
Last Line: The chalk you gave me scribbles a memento l


LORCA VARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : SIX SONGS       
First Line: 6/22. Arrived back in grenada, feeling a little wild & lonely
Last Line: Forsaken, solitry in the dark, I write six songs at nightfall


LORCA VARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : THE DOUBLE       
First Line: After the second siren blew he left the capital & drove
Last Line: His shoulders, shaking him through & through, then sticking in his gullet


LORCA VARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : WATER JETS (1)       
First Line: The water jets are broken & the maids haven't been in to
Last Line: Night starts in again behind a single cloud


LORCA VARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : WATER JETS (2)       
First Line: Waking from a dream I touched death with my finger as he
Last Line: A water jet's deflected by your eye


LORCA VARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : ZOROASTER       
First Line: -- admit it, zoroaster, you're no star
Last Line: #name?


LORCA VARIATIONS (28) FOR TURTLES : 1       
First Line: Up there -- or down here
Last Line: Up there' & 'down here'


LORCA VARIATIONS (28) FOR TURTLES : 2       
First Line: My heart is flying from me
Last Line: Unto our final rest


LORCA VARIATIONS (29) LUNAR GRAPEFRUITS : 1       
First Line: [question]: do the wings
Last Line: Clang-clang was how it spoke


LORCA VARIATIONS (29) LUNAR GRAPEFRUITS : 2       
First Line: Huge mouth with %yellow smiles
Last Line: Forest, nailing skulls %over its doors


LORCA VARIATIONS (29) LUNAR GRAPEFRUITS : 3       
First Line: A tower of milk
Last Line: The light drawing back %from us others


LORCA VARIATIONS (29) LUNAR GRAPEFRUITS : 4       
First Line: He dreams of flowers
Last Line: High atop his tower


LORCA VARIATIONS (29) LUNAR GRAPEFRUITS : PRELUDE       
First Line: Mirror of a country night. Pale blue letters & a
Last Line: Waving at you like a tribe of friends


LORCA VARIATIONS (3) LORCA'S CLOCKS : 1       
First Line: A child in %the brambles
Last Line: Pale. %captive. %enormous


LORCA VARIATIONS (3) LORCA'S CLOCKS : 2       
First Line: Moons spin like clocks
Last Line: Giant swallows fly past, %growing white


LORCA VARIATIONS (3) LORCA'S CLOCKS : 3       
First Line: I & a pool & a ring
Last Line: The damned & their lyrical %butterflies


LORCA VARIATIONS (3) LORCA'S CLOCKS : 4       
First Line: One hour in the forest
Last Line: Gold watches. -- o my heart


LORCA VARIATIONS (30) JEWISH CEMETERY: 1       
First Line: Daylight like hospitals
Last Line: With his forsaken jews


LORCA VARIATIONS (31) JEWISH CEMETERY 2       
First Line: Let them cover her eyes with rags when the dusk begins to gnaw her joints
Last Line: Through she will watch her jews through rags & eyes


LORCA VARIATIONS (32) SECOND NEW YORK POEM : 1       
First Line: They are gone, the pepper trees'
Last Line: Their dance of death


LORCA VARIATIONS (32) SECOND NEW YORK POEM : 2       
First Line: Canyons of lime imprisoned'
Last Line: Buried in its canyons


LORCA VARIATIONS (32) SECOND NEW YORK POEM : 3       
First Line: Below us, men in iron masks
Last Line: To welcome our forgotten king & pope


LORCA VARIATIONS (32) SECOND NEW YORK POEM : 4       
First Line: Don't let the pope dance! Someone cries'
Last Line: The mask! The mask


LORCA VARIATIONS (32) 'FIRST NEW YORK POEM'       
First Line: Science & the paradise of labor give hope to those who live
Last Line: Crowds with faded light
Subject(s): New York City


LORCA VARIATIONS (4) MORE CLOCKS       
First Line: Hieratic & lilywhite
Last Line: In this forest) whose north is %your south


LORCA VARIATIONS (5) MIRROR VISIONS : 1       
First Line: Lantern's rays could be
Last Line: Lantern's rays could be everything


LORCA VARIATIONS (5) MIRROR VISIONS : 2       
First Line: Their eyes that were roses
Last Line: Like his replica


LORCA VARIATIONS (5) MIRROR VISIONS : 3 CAPRICCIO       
First Line: Twilight's mirror holds the image of a blank young mummy
Last Line: Rainbow brilliant let us fly forever among the desiccated dead


LORCA VARIATIONS (5) MIRROR VISIONS : 4 SHINTO EYES       
First Line: Shinto eyes. %shinto ivy
Last Line: Thru two secret eyes


LORCA VARIATIONS (5) MIRROR VISIONS : 5       
First Line: Adam -- eve -- serpent -- mirror
Last Line: Garden -- love -- kiss -- lips


LORCA VARIATIONS (5) MIRROR VISIONS : 6       
First Line: Air keyed to %heart
Last Line: Show me sighs that glide downhill %on wings


LORCA VARIATIONS (6) AT NIGHT : 1       
First Line: A blue man %walking down a road
Last Line: Through the night


LORCA VARIATIONS (6) AT NIGHT : 2       
First Line: Windstars, the eyelids' %milkyway caresses
Last Line: Again, again, %in tranquil space


LORCA VARIATIONS (6) AT NIGHT : 3       
First Line: Bear belly %like a lady's
Last Line: Stars inside %a wheel


LORCA VARIATIONS (6) AT NIGHT : 4       
First Line: Poor stars' or %'poorhouse' stars
Last Line: Of poorhouse stars


LORCA VARIATIONS (6) AT NIGHT : 5       
First Line: Sadness that comes with %light
Last Line: Casts tiny tendrils


LORCA VARIATIONS (7) WATER : 1       
First Line: Under the spring
Last Line: Nightingales & poppies %hurtling home


LORCA VARIATIONS (7) WATER : 2       
First Line: The moon drops flowers in your hand
Last Line: Here make your way into the infinite


LORCA VARIATIONS (7) WATER : 3       
First Line: Glass behive. %other moon cells
Last Line: O beehive %made of air


LORCA VARIATIONS (8) BLACKWATERS       
First Line: See him in ice & in pain
Last Line: Dead air %metal branches


LORCA VARIATIONS (9) A CUCKOO SUITE : 1       
First Line: Cuckoo who echoes cuckoo's whistle
Last Line: In words that echo %lorca's words


LORCA VARIATIONS (9) A CUCKOO SUITE : 2       
First Line: Night's end is on this ground
Last Line: Asleep & old %amen


LORCA VARIATIONS (9) A CUCKOO SUITE : 3       
First Line: Enduring, %the soul is a wind
Last Line: Cuckoo loses his bucket


LORCA VARIATIONS (9) A CUCKOO SUITE : 4       
First Line: (the night. %the waterdrops
Last Line: (nocturnes. %time


LORCA VARIATIONS (9) A CUCKOO SUITE : 5       
First Line: When day shudders
Last Line: Moon & olive grove's %last nocturne


LORCA'S LVARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : A MASTER       
First Line: The city will be located wherever you would like it. (all
Last Line: Through all your poems until we find some other word to name it


LORCA'S LVARIATIONS (27) LORCA'S JOURNALS : A POEM WITH       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: Until the moon drops down to where you wait & buries you


MILLENNIUM       
First Line: Extremely beautiful, he makes a season out of lamb bones


MORE THAN STARS    Poem Text    
First Line: You did it
Subject(s): Anger


NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA       
First Line: Someone arrives from tishomingo
Subject(s): Breton, Andre (1896-1966); Oklahoma


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 1       
First Line: Imperial & iron stanzas of the daytime signal to construct a
Last Line: Another world the first star on your radio the disk that spins & %opens sparks &letters for the new


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 2       
First Line: Looking hard can't see his face but turns the glass around his
Last Line: Speaks of comfort following your footsteps down a flight of %stairs & into what becomes your death


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 3       
First Line: A man who doesn't look at you in middle of the train the
Last Line: Car ascending now come crashing back to earth in sudden %darkness


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 4       
First Line: First liquid blood & now the feet shift as the trick car leaves its
Last Line: A mote in someone's eye a star to nail in glory bloodless on %your door


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 5       
First Line: The sperm bed slippery as wax & teeth that split crack-crack the
Last Line: To flounce to pivot to extend & open to the light to reconnoi-%ter to fall back to break & let the f


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 6       
First Line: A man without a face is still a man a dog without a collar is no
Last Line: Way the circle changes when a grain is added to the circle


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 7       
First Line: Breaking the passage he spits hard & lets it stain the floor to
Last Line: Nursed & searched for in the leather bag he sometimes wears %like gold over his heart


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 8       
First Line: A paper in the hand goes up in flame & when the hand
Last Line: Wait will be bereft of everything they know & will not know it


NEW IMPROVISATIONS: 9       
First Line: Like ice the streets shine black & gorgeous in the shadow of
Last Line: Behind him throws himself against it as the knife aglow with %fat goes diving in


OTHER SECRET IN THE TRAIL OF MONEY       


OTHERS - HUNTERS IN THE NORTH - THE CREE       
First Line: The photo shows me
Last Line: Down allegany %call them our deaths


PASSING CHELMNO ON THE MAIN ROAD DRIVING PAST IT ...       
First Line: In may, %along the road to warsaw


PERORATION FOR A LOST TOWN       
First Line: What will I tell you sweet town?


POEM FOR THE CRUEL MAJORITY       
First Line: The cruel majority emerges!
Last Line: Hail & farewell!


POEM IN YELLOW AFTER TRISTAN TZARA       
First Line: Angel slide your hand
Last Line: O dizzy human heart %my yellow dingdong


POLAND-1931 'THE WEDDING'       
First Line: My mind is stuffed with tablecloths
Last Line: Shall throw their arms around thy lintels poland %&begin to crow


POLAND/1987, SELS.       
Subject(s): Poland


PORTRAIT OF A JEW OLD COUNTRY STYLE       
First Line: Wisitor to warsaw
Last Line: Tho he worked in leather


PROLOGOMENA TO POLITICS       
First Line: Poet man walks between dreams
Last Line: As though the only witness


RACLE FOR DELFI: THE STONES OF DELFI (1)       
First Line: The stones speak
Last Line: He--like all poets-- %has a taste for stones


RED BANNER FLAG POEM       
First Line: Trotsky's blood %is falling


SECOND NEW YORK POEM : 1, THEY ARE GONE, THE PEPPER TREES       
First Line: Half of it was sand
Last Line: Inviting us to join %their dance of death


SECOND NEW YORK POEM : 2, CANYONS OF LIME IMPRISONED       
First Line: A fond farewell
Last Line: Buried in its canyons


SEEDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now in the dream
Subject(s): Dreams; Poetry & Poets; Poetry Readings; Nightmares


SENECA JOURNAL 1: A POEM OF BEAVERS       
First Line: In dream %the beavers come to
Last Line: Old man beaver's blessing song


SEVEN FLAG POEMS, SELS.       


SEVENTH HELL: OF SMOKE, WHERE FIRE-RAISERS TRY .. ESCAPE       
First Line: The houses of men are on fire
Last Line: The mind of man is on fire %and where will his eye find rest
Subject(s): Men; Nuclear War


SHAMAN DREAMWORK FOUR       
First Line: His road went to the south


SHAMAN DREAMWORK ONE       
First Line: They cut his arm off & they laughed & he laughed back


SHAMAN DREAMWORK THREE       
First Line: Quartz fragments %bore a hole in his tongue


SHAMAN DREAMWORK TWO       
First Line: I was moving through the water - somewhere in the middle


SIGHTINGS: 6       
First Line: The earth shudders under the rain


SONG OF AN INITIATE       
First Line: Climbed the blue staircase up to sky


SONGS FOR MIDSUMMER       
First Line: What is shining, shimmering


SPETSES IN WINTER       
First Line: Was more like maine's
Last Line: Does an indian eat eggs the way a greek does


STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In recent days, as part of the attempt to sanitize and justify
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE       
First Line: In recent days, as part of the attempt to sanitize and justify
Last Line: There is still a sense of resistance and hope
Subject(s): Politics; War


STONES OF DELFI (2)       
First Line: Here is an edge to stone
Last Line: A paradise of stone


STRUCTURAL STUDY OF MYTH       
First Line: The thief becomes the rabbi
Last Line: The crow indian had said about coyote %hiting the nail at last


TERROR    Poem Text    
First Line: Dream of the jews
Subject(s): Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Mysticism - Judaism; Terrorism; Judaism; Arab-israeli Conflict


THAT DADA STRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: The zig zag mothers of the gods


THAT DADA STRAIN       
First Line: The zig zag mothers of the gods
Last Line: Ye are hambyrgers


THE CASE FOR MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Http://www.Poets.Org/viewmedia.Php/prmmid/16429
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


THE CHICAGO POEM; FOR TED BERRIGAN AND ALICE NOTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: The bridges of chicago / are not the bridges of paris
Last Line: Modern times
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Chicago; Cities; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Urban Life


THE DREAM & LIE OF GEORGE W. BUSH (AFTER PICASSO'S DREAM & LIE OF FRANCO    Poem Text    
First Line: Owl fandango escabeche swords of octopus of evil omen


THE DREAM & LIE OF GEORGE W. BUSH (AFTER PICASSO'S DREAM & LIE OF...       
First Line: Owl fandango escabeche swords of octopus of evil omen
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


THE DREAM AND LIE OF GENERAL FRANCO, 15-18 JUNE 1937    Poem Text    
First Line: Owl fandango escabeche swords of octopus of evil omen
Subject(s): Franco, Francisco (1892-1975); Antiwar Movement


THE FIRST STATION: AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the serpent:
Subject(s): Concentration Camps


THE LAST FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: The day the last friend
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE LORCA VARIATIONS (1) 'LORCA'S SPAIN: A HOMAGE'    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginning with olive trees.
Subject(s): Spain


THE LORCA VARIATIONS (28) 'FOR TURTLES'    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Turtles; Tortoises


THE LORCA VARIATIONS (3) A BOOK OF HOURS    Poem Text    
First Line: The green man, more a man
Subject(s): Time


THE LORCA VARIATIONS (32) 'FIRST NEW YORK POEM'    Poem Text    
First Line: Science & the paradise of labor give hope to those who live
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE SEVENTH HELL: OF SMOKE, WHERE FIRE-RAISERS TRY .. ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: The houses of men are on fire
Subject(s): Men; Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE SLEEP OF REASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Words imprinted on a sign


THE TIMES ARE NEVER RIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Warm days hanging
Subject(s): Time


THOSE WHO ARE BEAUTIFUL & THOSE WHO ARE NOT       


THREE FOR THE SUN AS GODDESS       
First Line: Old hannah mother sun


THREE PARIS ELEGIES*: 1       
First Line: Into my own dark sunday light approaches like the moon
Last Line: Waiting with the friends who drop out one by one like cyber-%monkeys flying int mindless space


THREE PARIS ELEGIES*: 2       
First Line: Above a gorge we hung
Last Line: Rush of footsteps down an empty street


THREE PARIS ELEGIES*: 3       
First Line: Why does a well-dressed man come up to me & ask me for %a handout?
Last Line: & what has yet to be alive %is also gone


THRENODY       
First Line: The little jews are gone


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997 (I): 1       
First Line: Is he a fearful king
Last Line: But the backs of all are out of view


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997 (I): 3       
First Line: Fanged man
Last Line: The living dead- %is hell here too?


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997 (I): 4       
First Line: How sad this fearful king looks
Last Line: & in his other hand %a rope


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997 (I): 6       
First Line: Tridents & snakes
Last Line: His two front arms %across his chest


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997 (II): 1       
First Line: Giant gilded flower
Last Line: Small lions hold up %from the sides


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997(I): 2       
First Line: A man on a small elephant
Last Line: The elephant is graceful too %with tufts of skin


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997(I): 5       
First Line: A bell
Last Line: The fearful king holds %in his six hands


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997(I): 7       
First Line: Brahman on a lotus-
Last Line: Cushion on the backs of %four white geese


TOJI TEMPLE KYOTO 1997(II): 2       
First Line: Fierce flowers
Last Line: Oh flower darkness %night & day


TREASURES OF DUNHUANG: 2000 BUDDHAS       
First Line: A faceless buddha
Last Line: Sitting hand to chin %& smiling


TWENTIETH CENTURY UNLIMITED       
First Line: As the twentieth century winds down
Last Line: Like the perfect mask of death


VARIATIONS ON THE HELL OF THIEVES    Poem Text    
First Line: When a wind blows


VISIONS OF JESUS       
First Line: Let's say it was jesus. Who is jesus? Why should jesus be the name
Last Line: & cadillacs %under a leaky sky


WALKAROUND, FOR NEKO; KAMAKURA 11/10/96       
First Line: An old pone
Last Line: & nothing more
Subject(s): Japan


WHAT MAKES HIM KNEEL DOWN IN THE MUD       
First Line: Kneel down in the money field, to lift up


WOMEN (1)       
First Line: Women squeezing nipples
Last Line: A nipple like a star


WOMEN (2)       
First Line: A woman like a violin
Last Line: With folded arms


WOMEN (3)       
First Line: Two breasts in gold
Last Line: Gold eyes


WOMEN (4)       
First Line: Snakes crawling up her arms
Last Line: On which a panther sits


WOMEN (5)       
First Line: Women standing with
Last Line: Adorned with pods %of poppies


WOMEN (6)       
First Line: A woman on a swing
Last Line: With doves