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Author: SEIDEL, FREDERICK
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Seidel, Frederick    Poet's Biography
63 poems available by this author


AIDS DAYS       
First Line: The most beautiful power in the world has buttocks
Last Line: And every dawn is hiroshima %hallali!


AUTUMN       
First Line: A fall will come that's damp and delicate
Last Line: He'll want to see. He'll walk behind. She'll call


BLACK SAPPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Suddenly the pace
Subject(s): Harlem (new York City)


BLUE-EYED DOE       
First Line: I look at broadway in the bitter cold


BURKINA FASO       
First Line: The first is take the innards out when you
Last Line: That once sold slaves and blames the french, in tears


CHARTRES       
First Line: The takeoff of the concorde in a cathedral
Last Line: Was like a large breast as we banked steeply left


CHIQUITA GREGORY       
First Line: Sagaponack swings the atlantic around its head
Last Line: And turns to serve the gore


CLIMBING EVEREST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The young keep getting younger, but the old keep getting younger.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Love - Age Differences; Youth; Old Age


COMPLETE WORKS OF ANTON WEBERN       
First Line: That wasn't it. %the other wasn't either
Last Line: I put the gun to my head


DEATH OF META BURDEN IN AN AVALANCHE       
First Line: I don't believe in anything, I do
Last Line: Without a god. I'm coming now to the conclusion
Variant Title(s): The Last Poem In The Boo


DIMPLED CLOUD       
First Line: Cold drool on his chin, worm drool on his lap, a sigh


DRINKING IN THE DAYTIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Anything is better than this
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Love - Erotic; War; Conduct Of Life; Wine


EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IN THE CHER       
First Line: The solemn radiance %on the radio is poulenc


ELMS       
First Line: It sang without a sound: music that
Last Line: Man-eater drinking its reflection: love


EMPIRE       
First Line: The endangered bald eagle is soaring


EMPRESS RIALTO       
First Line: Native americans were still indians
Last Line: The walls splashed with brains and rainbow, a minute ago


FEBRUARY 30TH    Poem Text    
First Line: The speckled pigeon standing on the ledge
Subject(s): Pigeons; War; Modern Life; Politics & Government


FINAL HOUR       
First Line: Another perfect hour of emptiness


FLAME       
First Line: The honey, the humming of a million bees


FORMER GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA       
First Line: The beauty in his arms could kill him early
Last Line: Stalin isn't a psychosomatic disorder


FROM A HIGH FLOOR       
First Line: City of neutered dogs
Last Line: To live where you should jump


GETHSEMANE       
First Line: My life. %I live with it


GLORY       
First Line: Herbert brownell was the attorney general
Last Line: I was a freshman and everywhere in washington, d.C. %I walke


HAIR IN A NET       
First Line: If you're a woman turning fifty
Last Line: Instantly into death like a flame


HOUR       
First Line: They can't get close enough -- there's no such thing
Last Line: The hour is over, and they tell her yes


JANE CANFIELD (1897-1984)       
First Line: The speed of light is not the limit'


LIFE AFTER DEATH       
First Line: Hundreds stand strangely
Last Line: Leave yourself and live


LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES       
First Line: Her lighting all the candles late at night
Last Line: She'd leave herself behind to not be there


LITTLE WHITE DOG       
First Line: The way the rain won't fall


LORRAINE MOTEL       
First Line: An angel's on his knees in front of her
Last Line: He pricks a yolk. The yellow spurts and groans


LOVER       
First Line: I'd been so seized by passion for this delectable lover
Last Line: What fear on our lips tomorrow


MORPHINE       
First Line: What hasn't happened isn't everything


MOUNT STREET GARDENS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): London


MY TOKYO       
First Line: Moshi-moshi. (hello)
Last Line: Murmurs in japanese moi aussi


NEW COSMOLOGY       
First Line: Above the third world, looking down on a fourth
Last Line: Before the big bang is endless.


ODE TO SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: I can only find words fo
Subject(s): Spring


OEDIPAL STRIVINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: A dinosaur egg opens in a lab
Subject(s): Jews; Ancestors & Ancestry; Weather; Judaism; Heritage; Heredity


ON WINGS OF SONG       
First Line: I could only dream, I could never draw


OUR GODS       
First Line: Older than us, but not by that much, men


POL POT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dawn. Leni riefenstahl
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963); Riefenstahl, Leni (1902-2003); Tyranny & Tyrants


POL POT       
First Line: Dawn. Leni riefenstahl
Last Line: And walked and walked through the terrible blood
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963); Riefenstahl, Leni (1902-2003); Tyranny And Tyrants


PRESSED DUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Caneton a la presse at the now extinct cafe chauveron
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


PRESSED DUCK       
First Line: Caneton a la presse at the now extinct cafe chauveron
Last Line: We're the world
Subject(s): Restaurants


RACKETS       
First Line: Reginald finke was his name
Last Line: I am mrs. Reginald fincke! Fincke with an 'e


RECESSIONAL       
First Line: How many breasts a woman has depends
Last Line: You were my partner and I liked you best


RITZ, PARIS       
First Line: A slight thinness of the ankles
Last Line: With an old man's buttocks


ROW OF FEDERAL HOUSES WITH ONE MISSING       


SCOTLAND       
First Line: A stag lifts his nostrils to the morning


SECOND COMING       
First Line: Half japanese, half jewish
Last Line: The millennium begins


SNOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Snow is what it does
Subject(s): Snow


SONNET       
First Line: The suffering in the sunlight and the smell
Last Line: Bodies swelled and split, erupting their insides %like sausages on the fire


STANZAS       
First Line: I don't want to remember the holocaust


STROKE       
First Line: The instrument is priceless
Last Line: Nine years before 2000


THAT FALL       
First Line: The body on the bed is made of china


THE       
First Line: The poem as a human torch. I burn. Burns out


THE OWL YOU HEARD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The owl you heard hooting
Subject(s): Owls; Sleep


THE STATE OF NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: I like the part I play.
Subject(s): New York State; Astaire, Fred (1899-1987)


THE YOUNG REPORTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Never again to wake up in the blond


TO PHILIP ROTH, FOR HIS EIGHTIETH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Mussolini, Benito (1883-1945); Womanizers; Roth, Philip


TO THE MUSE       
First Line: I'd had a haricut at mole
Last Line: To the phone to say you had gone


UNTITLED       
First Line: Brought to the surface from the floor of the ocean
Last Line: I played squash drunk


VICTORY PARADE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My girlfriend is a miracle.
Subject(s): Osama Bin Laden (1957-2011); Beauty; Hair; Sex


WHAT'S NEXT    Poem Text    
First Line: So the sun is shining blindingly but I can sort of see.
Subject(s): Autumn; Transience; Fall; Impermanence