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Author: STEWART, SUSAN
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Stewart, Susan    Poet's Biography
103 poems available by this author


1937. THE ARBOR       
First Line: A thousand bees were tensing on the blue-black grapes


A LANGUAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I had heard the story before
Subject(s): Language; Teaching & Teachers; Miscarriage; Words; Vocabulary; Educators; Professors


ANDRE DERAIN, WOMAN IN CHEMISE       
First Line: In the dream of constantly changing


APPLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I could come back from the dead, I would come back
Subject(s): Apples


APPLE       
First Line: If I could come back from the dead, I would come back
Last Line: What you thought it would be


AT SIX    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a distant singing, like a finger sizzling
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT THE FONT OF ARETUSA       
First Line: Some things cannot follow


AWAKEN       
First Line: Now in the minute, in the half-life when the rose
Last Line: I awakened to the world as it was given


BEES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That the bees were born in the corpse of the injured animal
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


BEES       
First Line: That the bees were born in the corpse of the injured animal
Last Line: Into sweetness, and the dark into the sun, and the bees %thus born
Subject(s): Bees; Insects


BLUE WILLOW       
First Line: A woman grows up


BRAID    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Shoulders knobbed against
Subject(s): Hair; Women


BRAID       
First Line: Shoulders knobbed against
Last Line: And the tether cannot %be undone
Subject(s): Hair; Women


BUDAPEST, MARCH 1928: THE GENIUS OF FRIENDSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: There was not so much terror then
Subject(s): Budapest, Hungary; Photography & Photographers; City & Town Life


BUDAPEST, MARCH 1928: THE GENIUS OF FRIENDSHIP       
First Line: There was not so much terror then


CARDINAL       
First Line: It was on a day like this one


CHOPIN. MAY 1988       
First Line: The lay-offs and ransacked apartments, the
Last Line: It turns out, the occasion had ended, the %lights are turnedout, the %gates opened, the rain


COMMUTER'S WIFE       
First Line: He touched his collar


CONSECRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: The man in the yellow hard hat,
Subject(s): Cranes (machines); Home; Commuters; Nostalgia


CONSECRATION       
First Line: The man in the yellow hard hat


DARK THE STAR'    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


DARK THE STAR'       
Last Line: There is no technique in the rose
Subject(s): Stars


DEATH TO THE WOLF       
First Line: What can you recall


DESERT (1990-1993)       
First Line: In the sense that the world is happened upon
Last Line: As the past increases, the future is diminished %and fear assumes the features of love


EIGHT TABLEAUS OF A RUMOR OF WAR       
First Line: The raven fell from a shadow on the sun


ELLIPSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Night after night the astronomer
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers


ELLIPSE       
First Line: Night after night the astronomer
Last Line: Of leaning: you chose to stop and fall
Subject(s): Astronomy And Astronomers


EVENING OF MONTALE'S DEATH       
First Line: A green light trailed through the park at dusk


FACTORY GIRLS GET UP TO READ SHAKESPEARE       
First Line: At dawn a piece of ice snaps from the roof


FIRE CEREMONY    Poem Text    
First Line: A girl called out to her horse
Subject(s): Fire; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


FIRE CEREMONY       
First Line: A girl called out to her horse


FLIGHT       
First Line: Snatched away, the paper lands flat at first
Last Line: It is neither evil nor good, as things are neither here nor there when %they fly


FLOWN FROM THE GENERATION OF WATER       
First Line: A breath flew across the water, a breath, a thread, of living fire
Last Line: Thread of living fire that never ends


FOREST       
First Line: You should lie down now and remember the forest
Last Line: Singular, too, %but the truth is, it is, lost to us now


FOUR LACK SONGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Hammer to a copper bowl,
Subject(s): Loss; Love


FOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DREAMS OF ANIMALS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is true, for the spaces of night surround them with shape and purpose,
Subject(s): Animals; Dreams; Nightmares


FOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DREAMS OF ANIMALS: 1       
First Line: It is true, for the spaces of night surround them with shape and
Last Line: The cage and the forest are as helpless in the night as a pair of %open hands holding rain


FOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DREAMS OF ANIMALS: 2       
First Line: Think of the way a woman who wanders the roads could step into
Last Line: White rope slowly through the sand


FOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DREAMS OF ANIMALS: 3       
First Line: The prairie lies open like a gentle eye, blind to everything but the
Last Line: Sleepers. They do not dream of us


FOUR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DREAMS OF ANIMALS: 4       
Last Line: This is all we will ever know


GARLAND       
First Line: Here are the four


GAVILLE       
First Line: At evening the laundry


GYPSY       
First Line: A late afternoon in july, too early to begin
Last Line: They can speak, they can speak


IN QUESTA REGGIA. MAY 1989       
First Line: What could we see aside from the man
Last Line: Heart. Meanness all around, %nothing in sight but tanks


IN THE NOVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: He described her mouth as full of ashes.
Subject(s): Kisses


IN THE NOVEL       
First Line: He described her mouth as full of ashes


KING OF THE HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: What looked like a statue held a shove


LAST PRINCE OF URBINO       
First Line: Before the skull closes, month by month


LESSONS FROM TELEVISION (SELECTION)    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You must laugh at yourself, laugh and laugh.
Subject(s): Television; Social Commentaries; Tv


LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY MARVELOUS GOD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): God; Nature


LETTER FROM TURIN       
First Line: Tonight the moon is falling like a piece of silver


LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS       
First Line: Nothing so heretical as dusk


LIGHTNING       
First Line: Was it the gold of mercy or the god of light
Last Line: And it won't be a god who will tell me


LINTEL       
First Line: I stood before the lintel %the door swung open then
Last Line: Another and none of them %turning back to us


LISTEN       
First Line: In a golden field alone %lone
Last Line: Forbear %be air


LITTLE NIGHT SONGS       
First Line: Oleander, pennywort %a fillip in the wind
Last Line: Come drink now, drink it in


MAN DANCING WITH A BABY    Poem Text    
First Line: Before balance, before counting, before
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


MAN DANCING WITH A BABY       
First Line: Before balance, before counting, before


MAP OF THE WORLD CONFUSED WITH ITS TERRITORY       
First Line: In a drawer I found a map of the world


MEADOW       
First Line: When he returned from the meadow he said
Last Line: He hadn't seen them and he wonderd what %kind of meadow I could be thinking of


MEMORY CABINET OF MRS. K. - 1960       
First Line: Top right drawer
Last Line: A blue kimono; diploma; certificate of perfect attendance


MEMORY OF HAPPINESS IN A TIME OF MISERY       
First Line: Like starlings in winter the wind beating against their beating wings
Last Line: So it might breathe freely again


MINERS OF DELTA       
First Line: In the anonymous night I see them
Last Line: Stand naked as diamonds or stars
Subject(s): Industry; Labor And Laborers


MOON AT MORNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Ghostly chalk rounded low in bluest
Subject(s): Moon; Mornng; Love


MOUTH OF THE WOLF       
First Line: In my photograph of the sphinx
Last Line: And the other rain, too, which disappears %from the picture


PEAR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Believing each simple thing passes from a perception that is less clear
Subject(s): Nature; Simplicity


PEAR       
First Line: Believing each simple thing passes from a perception that is less clear
Last Line: And burn back to the ground
Subject(s): Nature; Simplicity


PROVERBS OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY       
First Line: When the animal eye of the moon hangs above us


REWIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Strange how he had written, when he was thinking about music
Subject(s): Change


REWIND       
First Line: Strange how he had written, when he was thinking about music
Last Line: So for god's sake don't jump
Subject(s): Change


ROADS    Poem Text    
First Line: Roads are the infinity of things cut out of paper
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


ROSE       
First Line: Not so long ago, or was it?-the bud was tightly wound and the edge
Last Line: But then the rose came to save me


SCARECROW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now, when I picture him, I realize his secret
Subject(s): Scarecrows


SCARECROW       
First Line: Now, when I picture him, I realize his secret
Last Line: In our absence, find some part of ourselves %that does not grow
Subject(s): Scarecrows


SECRET CEREMONY: THE SAILBOAT       
First Line: There were thirty-six streets between us


SEVEN BRIDGES    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes before I wake I see
Subject(s): Bridges


SEVEN BRIDGES       
First Line: Sometimes before I wake I see


SHADOW       
First Line: You came upon me like a shadow
Last Line: And we cannot recognize %the forms of light


SLAUGHTER: ON THE PROPERTIES GENERALLY REQUIRED... E       
First Line: Remembering the shot that seemed to burst with no
Last Line: There would be no more instruction, %no more, in the end, hand guiding the hand


SPELL       
First Line: Stubble in the burnt field
Last Line: Its errant phantom, %the minister of our forgetting


SUMMER BEFORE THE MOON       
First Line: Began its pull, the wire fence scrawled


SUNG FROM THE GENERATIONS OF AIR       
First Line: Or vacancy, what memory can sing and a pod
Last Line: Yet air is the element most bearable to every mortal thing


SURVIVAL OF ICARUS       
First Line: My father saw the feathers on the waves and grieved
Last Line: Or if it sings from its strings or its spaces


THE DELTA PARADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything stops. A fat man on his way to baltimore
Subject(s): Time


THE FOREST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: You should lie down now and remember the forest,
Subject(s): Forests; Deforestation; Loss; Woods


THE LOST COLONY    Poem Text    
First Line: They never learned to tell
Subject(s): Sects


THE MAP OF THE WORLD CONFUSED WITH ITS TERRITORY    Poem Text    
First Line: In a drawer I found a map of the world
Subject(s): Maps; Earth; World


THE MINERS OF DELTA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the anonymous night I see them
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


THE OAKEN BOAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Wide of the mark, I dreamed again of the oaken boat
Subject(s): Boats


THESE TREES IN PARTICULAR       
First Line: Three pine masts lodged in the clay of the pining sailors
Last Line: When you recognize the trees, you must be home


WE NEEDED FIRE TO MAKE       
Last Line: How the cinder bears the seed


WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Sounds travel far and wide
Subject(s): Weather


WEATHER       
First Line: Sounds travel far and wide
Last Line: With a passing thought for us
Subject(s): Weather


WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE MOON       
First Line: All the little lies follow the big lie
Last Line: Whisper 'I saw you before you saw me'


WHEN I'M CRYING, I'M NOT SPEAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Barred back from the glare
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


WHEN I'M CRYING, I'M NOT SPEAKING       
First Line: Barred back from the glare
Last Line: The words' grip %ground to a halt


WHEN I'M SPEAKING, I'M NOT CRYING       
First Line: The personal is artificially political just as
Last Line: When I'm thinking, I'm not speaking


WHISPER       
First Line: A whisper within an ordinary parting
Last Line: But something, something meant- %what was it?


WINGS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you could have wings would you want them
Subject(s): Wings


WINGS       
First Line: If you could have wings would you want them
Last Line: That I might fly away where the ships of pine wood pass between %the dark cliffs
Subject(s): Wings


WROUGHT FROM THE GENERATION OF EARTH       
First Line: One boot planted, firm as a trunk, the other shoved down on the shovel
Last Line: Not the earth itself, but tenderness


YELLOW STARS AND ICE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am as far as the deepest sky between clouds
Subject(s): Relationships; Space & Space Travel; Outer Space; Fourth Dimension


ZERO       
First Line: Mark a circle and start digging here
Last Line: In the shape of your shadow falling