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Author: TANNING, DOROTHEA
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Tanning, Dorothea    Poet's Biography
39 poems available by this author


9 TABLE SETTINGS       
First Line: Candle-flame %someone gasps behind %red fingers
Last Line: Finally %conscience is silent %as a plate


ALL HOLLOWS' EVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Be perfect, make it otherwise.
Subject(s): Relationships; Life Choices


ARTIST, ONCE    Poem Text    
First Line: That was in a room for rent.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Pregnancy


ARTSPEAK    Poem Text    
First Line: If art would only talk it would, at last, reveal
Subject(s): Art & Artists


ASPECTS OF ICE (DETAIL)       
First Line: The chalky blur of failed snapshots defines my father's landscape
Last Line: Sinisterly disappearing under filthy snowdrifts and dead wolves


AWAKE AT FIFTEEN       
First Line: Once intended for a long voyage
Last Line: Just imagine, I have a lover


COLLAGE       
First Line: A studio afternoon %down left with you, at table chaos
Last Line: The reason for this day of rain %for all things unbelievable believed


COMING TO THAT    Poem Text    
First Line: If it comes to that,' he said, 'there'll be no preventing it.'
Subject(s): Language; Mind, The; Words; Vocabulary


DESTINATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Yesterday I saw some bears at the top of a waterfall
Subject(s): Bears; Salmon


END OF THE DAY ON SECOND       
First Line: Her husband, traveling for his company, is rarely home
Last Line: In their frozen pose, their endless closing time


EVENING       
First Line: He told us, with the years, you will come
Last Line: And comforted them
Subject(s): Comfort; Sympathy


FIGURE APPROACHING, OPPOSITE       
First Line: It was someone I knew, had known in one of those lives
Last Line: Behind me now, my grateful breathing glad she did not know me


FLEA MARKET (RAINY DAY)       
First Line: Get out of the car. Walk into. Look a web-sited spider in the eye
Last Line: Tarpaulins come out. Watch your step. Get the mirror into the car


FOR INSTANCE       
First Line: Take a boy on a motorcycle
Last Line: Himself and his steed; %both of them complete


FORTUNE COOKIES       
First Line: Blackwidow and bluedaughter will precede a bronze fortune
Last Line: Go mad and you will not become truly insane. Tomorrow you %will be chosen


GRADUATION    Poem Text    
First Line: He told us, with the years, you will come
Subject(s): Graduation


HEAVEN ON EARTH       
First Line: Pronounced in a phone booth long-distance from a friend
Last Line: Sounds and love sounds that know no other heaven


IL A TROUVE LA MORT       
First Line: In french death is feminine
Last Line: Across the street-see her


INSOMNIA, MY COUSIN       
First Line: You ride the night machine %witlessly in bedlam
Last Line: Cousin, I repeatedly %betray you with its debris


LANDSCAPE WITH POSTMARK       
First Line: On that plain of sand and wind in march
Last Line: At derb amzmiz, %kasbah, marrakech


LUCKY    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever imagining the dire, the sudden
Subject(s): Luck; Surgery; Food & Eating; Hair


NEVER MND    Poem Text    
First Line: Never mind the pins
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Relationships


NO PALMS    Poem Text    
First Line: No palms dolled up the tedium, no breathing wind.
Subject(s): Mediums; Spiritualists


NO PALMS       
First Line: No palms dolled up the tedium, no breathing wind
Last Line: Still time to blow some kisses. Look up, there they go!


RAIN OF BLOOD, AIX-EN-PROVENCE       
First Line: Toward noon, july 1608
Last Line: (who, by the way, %beat everyone at chess)


RECKLESS WORDS       
First Line: Though they are not lies they lie upon
Last Line: Crash-landing on the tarmac of backyard


REPORT FROM THE FIELD       
First Line: Sublimation, a new version of piety
Last Line: Agonizingly know it is more like dying


RUE MONGE NARRATED       
First Line: Up or down it, disguise and
Last Line: To be wildly, wildly %needed later on


SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: On one of those birthdays of which I've had so many
Subject(s): Birthdays


SEQUESTRIENNE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't look at me


SEQUESTRIENNE       
First Line: Don't look at me
Last Line: Looking inside %at broken glass


STRAWBERRIES       
First Line: Waiting in line for the bus that never comes
Last Line: At me dripping in a red puddle of equanimity


SYBARIS 1972       
First Line: Siesta breathes in the old-plane-trees
Last Line: Why is it widening, crowding me?


TIME FLEW       
First Line: (2 hrs 10 min.) %flurries, flurries
Last Line: Would have no end, both knew


TO ZENO       
First Line: You with your equation, %an arrow plugs your heart
Last Line: Deck me out in minutes


TWO CITY MICE       
First Line: This is the hour for getting to where I'm supposed to be
Last Line: This is your hour. I'm waiting in this hole I occupy


WAVERLY AND A PLACE       
First Line: The room-a cave, %an alexandria before the flames
Last Line: Merge, turn a cheek, a phrase, %leave this evening's alchemy


WOMAN WAVNG TO TREES    Poem Text    
First Line: Not that anyone would
Subject(s): Trees


ZERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that legal tender has
Subject(s): Money; Economics