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Author: UNTERMEYER, JEAN STARR
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Untermeyer, Jean Starr    Poet's Biography
61 poems available by this author


A MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Often, when I would sit, a dreamy, straight-haired child


A SOLDIER LISTENS    Poem Text    
First Line: What was it came to distress you?
Last Line: Who from the clamoring dead?
Subject(s): Death; Pain; Soldiers; War; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE       
First Line: Now are my vitals strapped and held together


AFTER FLOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Only these ravished banks
Subject(s): Floods


ALTAR       
First Line: There were estrangements on the road of love


ANCIENT RIDDLE       
First Line: I cried for stone to hack and hew


AT SEA       
First Line: Lonelier than gulls and wilder is the heart


AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: How memory cuts away the years
Last Line: High priestess of your home.


BIRTHDAY       
First Line: Now the beautiful business of summer is over


BITTER BREAD AND WEAK WINE       
First Line: I have tasted sorrow


CATHARSIS       
First Line: Tis true she was rejected and cast out


CLAY HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is easy to mould the yielding clay.
Subject(s): Rocks


CLAY HILLS       
First Line: It is easy to mold the yielding clay


CLOTHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Since the earliest days I have dressed myself
Last Line: I would find out what I really am.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


DISCOVER ME AGAIN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Relationships


DURING DARKNESS       
First Line: Take me under thy wing, o death


FROM A DAY-BOOK OF A FORGOTTEN PRINCE    Poem Text    
First Line: My father is happy or we should be poor
Subject(s): Fathers; Family Life; Relatives


GLIMPSE IN AUTUMN       
First Line: Ladies at a ball


GOTHIC       
First Line: Think not, my dearest, though I love to speak


GULLS       
First Line: The sun was shining so upon the river


HIGH-TIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: I edged back against the night
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


HIGH-TIDE       
First Line: I edged back against the night


HOLY BAND       
First Line: It was evening and the light was golden


INJUNCTION       
First Line: Mix the lyric water


KRISTIN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Poor, my dear
Subject(s): Disappointment; Death; Dead, The


LAKE-SONG       
First Line: The lapping of lake water


LAST PLEA       
First Line: O god, let me be beautiful in death


LOVE AND ART       
First Line: I left the place where one had sung


LULLABY FOR A MAN-CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: The mountains waver through my tears
Last Line: Sleep, my son.


MATER IN EXTREMIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I stand between them and the outer winds
Last Line: I am about to fall.
Subject(s): Failure; Shields


MIDNIGHT VISION       
First Line: A silver wind flew by our house


MOMENTARY DANIEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Down, down, hot beast
Subject(s): Daniel (bible)


NATURE CURE       
First Line: Tell it again in stronger tones


OLD MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: When an old man walks with lowered head
Last Line: Frail bridges to infinity.
Subject(s): Death; Old Age; Dead, The


ON TEMPLES       
First Line: Why do men make crypts of stone


ONE KIND OF HUMILITY       
First Line: Shall we sat heaven is not heaven
Subject(s): Nature


OPEN DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A lilac ribbon is unbound


PASSIONATE SWORD       
First Line: Temper my spirit, o lord
Last Line: Grasp it, thyself, o my god; %swing it straighter and higher
Subject(s): God


POSSESSION       
First Line: Walk into the world


RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I have always hated the rain
Subject(s): Rain


RAIN       
First Line: I have always hated the rain


RELIGHTED TORCH    Poem Text    
First Line: This certain miracle will happen


RESCUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Wind and wave and the swinging rope
Last Line: But not of you.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Sea; Dead, The; Ocean


SELF-REJECTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Plow not nor plant this arid mound
Last Line: Spare your trouble.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Hope; Agriculture; Farmers; Optimism


SILVER YOKE       
First Line: I grow sick: I grow fainter and fainter


SINFONIA DOMESTICA    Poem Text    
First Line: When the white wave of a glory that is hardly I
Last Line: With ewer and basin, with clothing and with food?
Subject(s): Love


SINFONIA DOMESTICA       
First Line: When the white wave of a glory that is hardly I


SOLUTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Now loss has solved
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


SONG FOR A SUNNY MORNING       
First Line: O holy cause


SPENT       
First Line: Oh, the night, the night


STONY WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Here many suns and many a sky, deep-overcast and dark
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


THE PASSIONATE SWORD    Poem Text    
First Line: Temper my spirit, o lord
Subject(s): God


THE REALISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The demon lover quit and poised for flight
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THEY SAY - .    Poem Text    
First Line: They say I have a constant heart, who know
Last Line: Service to all of beauty -- and her due.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Light


TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Time is the meagre measure set by man
Subject(s): Time


TO A WAR POET       
First Line: I stand before your grief with hanging, futile hands


TONE PICTURE (MALIPIERO: IMPRESSONI DAL VERO)    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the hot square, where the barbaric sun
Last Line: Aloof and silent.
Subject(s): Markets; Mystery; Sun; Supermarkets


TWO AND ONE       
First Line: Two loved him and clove to his side


UNDEDICATED       
First Line: The very sounding of her name


UNSHARED ELEGY       
First Line: There will be none to chronicle the event


WHITE ARMOUR       
First Line: Demand no bay or laurel now