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Waldman, Anne    Poet's Biography
476 poems available by this author


& SLEEP, THE LAZY OWL OF NIGHT       
Last Line: & sleep will make you sleep


*BABY BREAKDOWN*; FOR BILL BERKSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Lumbering logging lonesome
Last Line: Warmth surrounds the circle as you cheer them on, em on
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


2 A.M. TOULOUSE       
First Line: Heady talk in la garona restaurant after poetry show
Last Line: D'accord. %'un armagnac?'


3 EPIPHANIES    Poem Text    
First Line: What ever happened to
Last Line: He cut me like a man.
Subject(s): Friendship; Hearts; Love


50-STRING LUTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lifetimes / continue
Last Line: Forty-eight times they spin, right, then left
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


50-STRING LUTE       
First Line: Lifetimes %continue
Last Line: Just like nimble killers %on hand
Subject(s): Marriage


8/9    Poem Text    
First Line: Languor, uselessness & general swamp I'd be or
Last Line: Roving traveler.
Subject(s): Babies; Fertility; Mothers; Infants


A PHONECALL FROM FRANK O'HARA    Poem Text    
First Line: I was living in san francisco
Last Line: Dialing manhattan
Variant Title(s): A Phone Call From Frank O'hara
Subject(s): Death; O'hara, Frank (1926-1966); Dead, The


ABATE THE CLAUSE       
First Line: Promiscuity is not the same game plan resolving differences of desire
Last Line: In this scenario spare him would you? Never
Subject(s): Marriage


ABORTION       
First Line: What hag might I invoke?
Last Line: El gobierno no es dueno de mi mente!


ABOUT FACE       
First Line: In the broken range %of her voice


ABROCHESE EL CINTURON DE SEGURIDAD       
First Line: A modern erosion of what it had, was not lasting
Last Line: All the juices in the tropics won't help your pain


ACT OF VIOLENCE       
First Line: I loved him on the sofa. I loved him on the floor. I loved him from
Last Line: Ringed in a thousand golden circles. Look at it now. Here, this finger still exists
Subject(s): Marriage


ADULTERY       
First Line: Adultery %is old-fashioned
Last Line: & me the red light %go go
Subject(s): Marriage


AFTER 'LES FLEURS' (PAUL ELUARD)    Poem Text    
First Line: I am 20 years old and holding on
Last Line: When I close my eyes I kill you.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love - Beginnings; Youth; Nightmares


AFTER LI CH'ING-CHAO       
First Line: Drinking strong genmai tea


AFTER MIRABAI       
First Line: Anne's gone mad she's a mess, hopeless
Last Line: Now she's queen of her world


AFTER THE GREEK       
First Line: Tiny acropolises %I dreamed
Last Line: You're all jackals or yokels %after the same tricks!


ALASKA PIPE DREAM       


ALETHEIA       
First Line: In the beginning of my tuning, in the act of tinkling a syllable
Last Line: Our fertile meeting subsided. She kept upstaging me


ALICE AURORA       


ALIEN KINSHIP SAYS I WAS THE TROBRIAND ISLANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Borrowed in blue. Rule & deal. What kinship system operative here if
Last Line: Take that smirk off the face-gone-bush as your case may be
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ALIEN KINSHIP SAYS I WAS THE TROBRIAND ISLANDER       
First Line: Borrowed in blue. Rule & deal. What kinship system operative here if
Last Line: Butch & take that smirk off the face-gone-bush as your case may be
Subject(s): Marriage


ALLEGORICAL DREAM       
First Line: Night's oral %death rattle
Last Line: Language's allegorical dream
Subject(s): Marriage


ALLHALLOWS EVE       
First Line: My mother's


ALONE IN HER SPRINT OF HIM    Poem Text    
First Line: She alone in her sprint of him alone in her welcomed
Last Line: It is liquid: it is silver. It is gold. It is holy
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ALONE IN HER SPRINT OF HIM       
First Line: She alone in her sprint of him alone in her welcomed & wedded car
Last Line: Is a clear thread. It is liquid. It is silver. It is gold. It is holy
Subject(s): Marriage


ALPHABET OF MOTHER LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: If kali were a car, what kind of car would she be?
Subject(s): Alphabets; Language; Words; Vocabulary


AMBER'S SAD WALKING SONG       
First Line: I tried to pin my hair down


AMBROSE: NAM       
First Line: The cloudgatherer %with muscularf tautness
Last Line: How many people were killed in the war, both sides
Subject(s): Cambodia; Communism; Poetry And Poets; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; War


AMERICAN MANNERS       
First Line: You see the workers bore into the rock with a pneumatic drill


AMSTERDAM       
First Line: Past club paradiso
Last Line: Old dutch hippie's herb gift at hand %bom bom shivaya


AMTRAK MEDITATION       
First Line: Fleeting hudson, fleeting crimping river


ANACLASTIC       
First Line: Rays %of %broken
Last Line: Where the taliban rule
Subject(s): Marriage


ANARCHY REGGAE       
First Line: It touches wire - scares up a storm
Last Line: Dear delicious anarchy: many dark colors


ANCESTOR, ANCESTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Cry to you papa who
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; India; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ANCESTOR, ANCESTOR       
First Line: Cry to you papa who
Last Line: But came in spurt in me
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; India; Travel


ANCIENT SONG RISING    Poem Text    
First Line: Salute gravettian-aurignacian
Last Line: Where words collide out of igneous rubble.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Women


ANDREAS       
First Line: I could tell right away he was german from his gruff italian,
Last Line: I am hard on myself as well and hate that which is not perfect


ANIMAL'D WITH JOB TO DO       
First Line: One could live outside two married bodies & be or not be a financial
Last Line: Will not harm you. No spiders will harm you I will not let the spiders harm you
Subject(s): Marriage


APACHE TEARS       
First Line: My heart is breaking


APRIL DREAM       
First Line: I'm with frank o'hara, kenward elmslie & kenneth koch visiting
Last Line: To a large bay window which looks over a grade-school courtyard. Frank says, 'our youth.'


ARGUMENT       
First Line: Up the night with elegant former secretary
Last Line: Put all the demons to rest


ARIES RISING       
First Line: Out of hand
Last Line: All the way down
Subject(s): Marriage


ARISTOCRACY OF THE BRAIN       
First Line: Put in 'the divine magnet is on you & the magnet responds'


ARTEMIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I pray you are always above me
Last Line: Midwife your sting.
Subject(s): Artemis; Mythology - Classical


AS A BLACK MAN MOVES       
First Line: A most astonishing thing is moving


ASIDE: A JOT       
First Line: The fighting has been raging since dawn' comes live coverage
Last Line: People are being slaughtered, are dying


ASTROLOGY A MIDDLE NAME       
First Line: Red ray death %whips perceval must shun
Last Line: Ad rudimentary subatomic infinitum
Subject(s): Marriage


AUGURIES    Poem Text    
First Line: What is erroneous
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


AUGURIES       
First Line: What is erroneous
Last Line: In the genetic streams of children, remember that, in their genes
Subject(s): Marriage


BABY & THE GYPSY    Poem Text    
First Line: Wizened elf woman
Last Line: Don't you worry about that!
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


BABY'S PANTOUM    Poem Text    
First Line: I lie in my crib midday this is
Last Line: Mamma's sweeping or else boiling water for tea.
Subject(s): Babies; Boys; Literary Form; Milk; Mothers; Infants; Milkmen; Milkmaids


BARDO CORRIDOR       
First Line: I had my ego & two grams of hash
Last Line: In a bardo corridor roar roar roar


BATTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: A trio of instruments you love the notes
Last Line: Into eyes of love with eyes of love
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Melodies; Music & Musicians; Male-female Relations


BATTLE BEAST       
First Line: I woke in a terrible light
Last Line: I woke in bright light to name 'fire'


BERDACHE       
First Line: North american french
Last Line: To get a husband
Subject(s): Marriage


BERTHE MORISOT       
First Line: Toward the end of her life she said that the
Last Line: One of them a woman


BIJOU       
First Line: Marlene gets her dots off the borneo maps


BILL'S OLD GIRL       
First Line: The day was on fire but the night was still young


BILLY WORK PEYOTE       
First Line: Keep it moving, billy - there's some motion
Last Line: Moving keep it moving billy moving keep it bill


BLESSING       
First Line: Or/blurt %stages
Last Line: Get yr own map, woman
Subject(s): Marriage


BLUE MOSQUE       
First Line: This is many lifetimes from the capital of india speaking.
Last Line: When I return to the harem quarters the black eunichs will bathe me


BLUEHAWK       
First Line: Monk's gone
Subject(s): Jazz; Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982); Music & Musicians


BLUEHAWK       
First Line: Monk's gone
Last Line: Soar high
Subject(s): Jazz; Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982); Music And Musicians


BOOK OF EVENTS       
First Line: Sit %the logs
Last Line: Let her live


BORN AGAIN BLUES       
First Line: Orphaned orphaned mommy & daddy done gone
Last Line: Got that born again inner demon child inside telling me crazy lies


BURNING GHAT       
First Line: Sutee %a suture
Last Line: On the flaming corpse
Subject(s): Marriage


BY CANDLE'S LIGHT A BEDOUIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Say 'tree' say 'on the hill.' say 'game' say it is 'over'. Say (turning to
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BY CANDLE'S LIGHT A BEDOUIN       
First Line: Say 'tree' say 'on the hill.' say 'game' say it is 'over'. Say (turning to
Last Line: Something needs a marxist blessing
Subject(s): Marriage


CABAL       
First Line: New green life is pricking the tussle
Last Line: Jilted in the latest cabal


CABIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Eviction people arrive to haunt me
Last Line: Needle tickle your shoulder, peak curve, fresh air.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Moving & Movers; Universities & Colleges


CAN'T TOUCH THIS       
First Line: Don't interrupt %the flow face to face
Last Line: Of some vast wing alone command the rest -- we are


CANZONE; FOR TED BERRIGAN, 1934-1983       
First Line: I crisscross my feelings with a view
Last Line: I was there & I was there by the window onto you.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Heaven; Loss; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Paradise


CHARIVARI/SYNTAGMA       
First Line: Something amiss awry the whole community knows it. An ill-starred
Last Line: Hell breaks loose. Charivari punishes reprehensible unions. Charivari
Subject(s): Marriage


CHINA       
First Line: Acts to father
Last Line: Image of the marrying maiden do prosper
Subject(s): Marriage


CHLOR-TRIMETON       
First Line: Restore to battle under the sun: chlor-trimeton. Restore to


CLIMBS A TOWER AS IN A TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Moment hangs from a mouth. I love you christ the husband but trees
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CLIMBS A TOWER AS IN A TALE       
First Line: Moment hangs from a mouth. I love you christ the husband but trees
Last Line: Out the eyes. Left to devices one does this & up a vertiginous step & up a step
Subject(s): Marriage


CODA A CODE       
First Line: Thy lip againe thy firm seal
Last Line: In sentenc'd incision
Subject(s): Marriage


CODE: INTENSIFICATION OF SHADE       
First Line: In the terrain %& as time measured valuable
Last Line: Time was never again numerous or attractive


COLLEGE UNDER WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are these women and offices
Last Line: Lies on the other side of the poem.
Subject(s): Commencement; Exchange Students; Universities & Colleges; Writing & Writers; Graduation; Foreign Exchange Programs


COLORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Colors are more complicated than a state
Last Line: Our red desire, green aspiration
Subject(s): Colors; Paintings & Painters


COMES-WITH-A-CHILD       
First Line: Problematic conjunctions with each other & with other things
Last Line: And he -- dazzling electrons the two of them? -- by her side


COMMON LAW    Poem Text    
First Line: Common law you are always on your waking alarm by communal
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COMMON LAW       
First Line: Common law you are always on your waking alarm by communal
Last Line: Common law is fine
Subject(s): Marriage


COMMON TUNE       
First Line: Ask those %who
Last Line: & distant mandible lore
Subject(s): Marriage


COMPLAYNT; AFTER EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm wanton - no I've stopped that
Last Line: Continue!
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Literary Form; Mothers


COSMOLOGY: WITHIN THE MIND OF THE SLEEPING GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: The longest time in love with living
Subject(s): Cosmology


COSMOLOGY: WITHIN THE MIND OF THE SLEEPING GOD       
First Line: The longest time in love with living
Last Line: Which will someday be planets
Subject(s): Cosmology


COUP DE GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: You say you know what's up, what's what, what is or isn't true
Last Line: Hostage taking. It is dangerous? Canst be thyself and true?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Poetry & Poets


COVET       
First Line: It was a grandmother's working class gold band & later when one
Last Line: To surrogate-marry even if a junkie is simply hungry
Subject(s): Marriage


COYOTE ALMOST TAKES A WIFE       
First Line: Sounds improbable but one day coyote went along the human road &
Last Line: Way off the human road
Subject(s): Marriage


CRACK IN THE WORLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I see the crack in the world
Last Line: Walking on the periphery of the world.
Subject(s): Birth; Bodies; Mothers; Women; Child Birth; Midwifery


CREDO       
First Line: I want to live the state of 'co-emergent wisdom,' an old tantric notion
Last Line: Of the post-modern dark ages, ergo more light! More poems! More light!


CRIME WORK AFTER THE HOLOCAUST       
First Line: At the breakfast banquet all there is to eat there is to eat is cigarette
Last Line: Love me when we abolished hunger


CURE       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: - will it cure? That's the mighty thing %- yes
Subject(s): Marriage


CURSE       
First Line: You loathsome miserable draconian tv patriarchs
Last Line: Your genitalia will wither in the wind


CUT-UP AMENDMENT 2       
First Line: The proposed amendment to the colorado constitution
Last Line: Unenforcable barbarity, claustrophobia & unconstitutional sexual grammar can't win!


DALLAS       
First Line: I tried to sleep and not doing that the night before the things I could
Last Line: And the decorum of traffic getting somewhere


DARK O' NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: In some places a woman would marry a woman which torques the
Subject(s): Marriage; Night; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


DARK O' NIGHT       
First Line: In some places a woman would marry a woman which torques the
Last Line: Night what do they do?
Subject(s): Marriage; Night


DEVIL'S WORKING OVERTIME    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


DEVIL'S WORKING OVERTIME       
Last Line: Damn skeeters
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Sin; Slavery


DIALOGUE       
First Line: Silicon chip: I know a lot yet do not live


DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE SELF & THE SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Within your delight I'm warm, exquisite, take pride
Last Line: Or soar when you do.
Subject(s): Soul


DIAMOND       
First Line: Fluorite showing octagonal cleavage


DIARIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Martha was a girl after my own heart
Last Line: People in my life.
Subject(s): Diaries


DIES SANGUINIS       
First Line: Touch him %like a priest
Last Line: Sacrificing virility completely
Subject(s): Marriage


DISTANCE TRAVELED    Poem Text    
First Line: Hoist sail, little bark of my wit!
Last Line: At the foot of the mountain.
Subject(s): Farewell; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Travel; Parting; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


DIVA       
First Line: She never lost her voice or pounds


DIVERTERE       
First Line: That couples go free
Last Line: Marries for eternity
Subject(s): Marriage


DIVINATION       
First Line: Blurting a message in rocks, in birds


DIVINE JEALOUSY       
First Line: At the door dear marryings
Last Line: Hitched, just married, tied the knot, gave over to a lord
Subject(s): Marriage


DIVORCE WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: This is an energy crisis
Last Line: Distilling thru my eyes, tears for this whole world
Subject(s): Divorce; Hispanic Americans; Law & Lawyers; Unfaithfulness; Latinos; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


DO WHAT I KNOW BEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Actually, and weeping do nothing best
Last Line: Holding edwin
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets


DOOR CAR PAD HAIR DAVIDS       
First Line: Headstrong people butt the door. Orono. But the door


DOPPELGANGER FLAME       
First Line: Marry that ye may prosper & conceive a better way to be innoculated
Last Line: Virtual marriages where economies clash by night & yet you prosper you grow
Subject(s): Marriage


DOUG'S NATAL DAY       
First Line: Blinders on as a condition


DOWRY       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: #name?
Subject(s): Marriage


DRAM THREE TIMES STRANGE       
First Line: Love is a dram love is a cur love what makes the world go rue love is
Last Line: A father both stranger than a curtain when a stranger arrives
Subject(s): Marriage


DUO       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: #name?
Subject(s): Marriage


EARLY       
First Line: Family %truce %a truss
Last Line: It had roses in it %sobs %& gobs %of roses


EARLY       
First Line: So what... %boy, are you greek
Last Line: It had the roses in it %sobs %& gobs %of roses


EL RITO       
First Line: Joyful, as if you neared world's end


ELAPIDATION       
First Line: Virgin %intacta %she is 'one-in-herself'
Last Line: Throttle manhood's %dowry
Subject(s): Marriage


EMPTY SPEECH       
First Line: Empty city
Last Line: Head of words


ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT       
First Line: Record the bird song inside the oak wind
Last Line: Play back phenomena, you have a voice of steel


ERIC DOLPHY       
First Line: Out to lunch'
Subject(s): Dolphy, Eric (1928-1964); Jazz; Music & Musicians


ERIC DOLPHY       
First Line: Out to lunch'
Last Line: In the thick of it now
Subject(s): Dolphy, Eric (1928-1964); Jazz; Music And Musicians


EVANGELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ol / d / er / to make a spectable
Subject(s): Mediums; Poetry & Poets; Witchcraft & Witches; Women; Spiritualists


EVANGELLE       
First Line: Ol %d %er %to make a spectable
Last Line: O yes she did she did
Subject(s): Mediums; Poetry And Poets; Witchcraft And Witches; Women


EVEN KEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Thinking you want to secure 'on an even keel' is not enough in this
Last Line: And then be sacrificed the next day to a tutelary deity with your feather headdress on
Subject(s): Marriage; Relationships; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


EVEN KEEL       
First Line: Thinking you want to secure 'on an even keel' is not enough in this
Last Line: A tuletary deity with your feather headdress on
Subject(s): Marriage; Relationships


EXPEDITION TO A LAKE       
First Line: Stop: if
Last Line: & takes a husband
Subject(s): Marriage


EYES IN ALL HEADS TO BE LOOKED OUT OF    Poem Text    
First Line: Formed a new beast today: eye of hawk
Last Line: Cut cut!
Subject(s): Eyes


EZLN    Poem Text    
First Line: Note this / a range of which
Subject(s): Clubs (associations); Freedom; Human Rights; Labor Unions; Mexico; Military; Poverty; Strikes; Liberty; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


EZLN       
First Line: Note this %a range of which
Last Line: Terra-cotta idols %smashed to the ground
Subject(s): Clubs (associations); Freedom; Human Rights; Labor Unions; Mexico; Military; Poverty; Strikes


FACE THE ORIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I need to be dancing over the birth
Last Line: Look here. The horizon is the book.
Subject(s): Books; Poetry & Poets; Reading


FAIT ACCOMPLI (VERSION A)       
First Line: Look down. Heavier now. Onus of observable spectrums. A
Last Line: How it's a threat it's a fret but confusion is like the metabolic %street. Been out there lately?


FAIT ACCOMPLI (VERSION B)       
First Line: Look down. Heavier now. Onus of observable spectrums.
Last Line: It's a wrecker, america: been out there lately?


FAR FROM MY HEART       
First Line: I am carrying this weight around


FAST SPEAKING WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I don't have spit
Last Line: Coincidence of the same for all wandering spirits.
Subject(s): Women


FAST SPEAKING WOMAN & THE DAKINI PRINCIPLE       
First Line: As I began to write 'fast speaking woman,' I had in
Last Line: Embodies the qualities of compassion, emptiness, and %sagacity


FAST SPEAKING WOMAN, SELS       
First Line: I'm the woman never made a fool of
Last Line: I take out my own mind


FEMINAFESTO       
First Line: How different are times now for women writers, you ask.
Last Line: Turn the language body upside down. What does it look like?


FERTILE HOUSE       
First Line: Man's eros seems %a bout to act upon
Last Line: & command a settled fertile house
Subject(s): Marriage


FIGURES       


FIRST PERSON       
First Line: I broke with the conventional world to get a little sleep
Last Line: Patterns from ourselves to protect


FIRST POEM       
First Line: I put these words down to touch them


FLAME OR FLAMING    Poem Text    
First Line: It was to be a day to old flames a day dedicated to the flaming of way
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FLAME OR FLAMING       
First Line: It was to be a day to old flames a day dedicated to the flaming of way
Last Line: Which is salvation for her exed out of here
Subject(s): Marriage


FLORIDA MUSIC       
First Line: Palm talk? We are those


FOR HARRY SMITH       
First Line: We joke about running off to thailand together
Last Line: Missing you in the dark ages, buddy


FOR J.A. AS DUSK DEEPENS CANYON    Poem Text    
First Line: This time we were passing into night
Last Line: Pyrola
Subject(s): Canyons; Rocky Mountain Range


FOR THE GIFTS OF TED    Poem Text    
First Line: Who wields the press, who takes a
Last Line: Squall, whose link is to ecstasy.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Gifts & Giving; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


FOR YOU       
First Line: A beach you've never seen is where I've been


FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS        Recitation by Author


FROM A CONTINUING WORK IN SPANISH       
First Line: I come to you from a dark corner on the farm
Last Line: There is no artificial paradise in south america


FUROR BELLICUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The cobray m-11 and the tec-9 along with their relatives and clones
Subject(s): Cold War; Crime & Criminals; Military; Prisons & Prisoners


FUROR BELLICUS       
First Line: The cobray m-11 and the tec-9 along with their relatives and clones
Last Line: Transmute furor bellicus to %mere flame or tear
Subject(s): Cold War; Crime And Criminals; Military; Prisons And Prisoners


FUTURE DUTY       
First Line: Mister a bold apostrophe an article to do bidding of an astonishment
Last Line: Into future duty, future duty the laws do tighten their claws upon
Subject(s): Marriage


GAMETE       
First Line: Unless %chromosomal
Last Line: But mine & husband's %to burst
Subject(s): Marriage


GENDER GAME    Poem Text    
First Line: One said / once
Last Line: That it could be a temple & tempestuous & strange of body because of marriage
Subject(s): Games; Man-woman Relationships; Marriage; Sex; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements; Male-female Relations; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


GENDER GAME       
First Line: One said %once
Last Line: - paint them - %ruby red
Subject(s): Games; Man-woman Relationships; Marriage; Sex


GEORGE SAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Disguised bravado all doors open revise or polish
Last Line: Sexless eroticism
Subject(s): Sand, George (1804-1876); Dupin, Amanda. Baronne Dudevant


GESTATIONAL       
First Line: A next incredulous time o belly time was again another being blessed
Last Line: Paragraphs, staunch architectures of love
Subject(s): Marriage


GESTURES IN RED       
First Line: A shadow across my eye. You are memory


GIANT NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Awake in a giant night
Last Line: Just like what is here one minute and not the next.
Subject(s): Christmas; December; Family Life; Holidays; New York City; Nativity, The; Relatives; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


GIRL ENTICED TO THE SKY       
First Line: She lived up there. It had been her home after a


GLASNOST (VERSION A)       
First Line: I would her
Last Line: They grew in my writing of them. They rehearsed a lot. %theywere fit to be tied


GLASNOST (VERSION B)       
First Line: I would be her
Last Line: They got out in time


GLASS HYMEN RITE    Poem Text    
First Line: & smash a glass
Last Line: O smash the glass
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


GLASS HYMEN RITE       
First Line: & smash a glass
Last Line: O smash the glass
Subject(s): Marriage


GLOBAL POSITIONING    Poem Text    
First Line: That the shoe fits for the inaugural demonstration should
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


GLOBAL POSITIONING       
First Line: That the shoe fits for the inaugural demonstration should
Last Line: Glass and its antecedents
Subject(s): Politics; War


GLYPHS    Poem Text    
First Line: & the code / public record stopped midsentence
Subject(s): Language; Native Americans; Poetry & Poets; Tongues; Words; Vocabulary; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


GLYPHS       
First Line: & the code %public record stopped midsentence
Last Line: They were bled %who reads them now? %idzat %artist
Subject(s): Language; Native Americans; Poetry And Poets; Tongues


GO, POEM       


GO-BETWEEN BETWEEN       
First Line: Language does more than merely communicate and 'express.'
Last Line: The texts are throbbing with sound. I vocalize them to you. I type them to you


GOD'S HIDDEN PURPOSE       
First Line: A long %way %'round
Last Line: (the real sheikh knows when I am pure or impure
Subject(s): Marriage


GODDESS OF WISDOM WHOSE SUBSTANCE IS DESIRE       
First Line: You want distraction's collar & necktie


GOING IN    Poem Text    
First Line: We are going in the water for the rest of the day
Last Line: So bad being here, alive and wet all over and you along.
Subject(s): Exchange Students; Travel; Venice, Italy; Foreign Exchange Programs; Journeys; Trips


GRACE OF THESE LACUNAE       
First Line: Grew small in late afternoon
Last Line: His is the man's realm %fear & desire


GUARDIAN & SCRIBE       
First Line: You are my naming person back of the tongue
Last Line: Sparks fly out the throat up the page--seeds of future %poetic fire


GUSTON       
First Line: A skeletal guardian, a hungry ghost, a mafia man, an old implant,
Last Line: In the center of his life all the details showed one heart-risk


GYPSY NUN       
First Line: She wants to be weaving
Last Line: On, off %on %on


H.D.       
First Line: Split from hesperus' %she said join us
Last Line: For the poem-chase


HAG OF BEARE (CAILLECH BERRI)    Poem Text    
First Line: I ebb like the ocean
Subject(s): Irish Language; Poetry & Poets; Translating & Interpreting; Women's Rights; Gaelic; Feminism


HAG OF BEARE (CAILLECH BERRI)       
First Line: I ebb like the ocean
Last Line: That's all you get to blunt your knife
Subject(s): Irish Language; Poetry And Poets; Translating And Interpreting; Women's Rights


HAG'S HEART       
First Line: Pre-adamite sun pours down on aged stones & ferns
Last Line: & my hag's heart gets heavy with these things


HELD TOGETHER WITH A DESK       
First Line: What makes a man move


HER NIGHT       
First Line: Out of an eye comes research
Last Line: This is an ordinary great deal to know


HER SURE JOY    Poem Text    
First Line: Image of tall bed. Grow weak. Groan. Her cliche. Her japanese robe
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HER SURE JOY       
First Line: Image of tall bed. Grow weak. Groan. Her cliche. Her japanese robe
Last Line: He yet fetches for her
Subject(s): Marriage


HERMAN & HO       
First Line: Power to the all men all women all people . Solidarity against a muta
Last Line: Be true. Up the aisle with you
Subject(s): Marriage


HEURISTICALLY SPEAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Meant to be proud meant to be astonished & full of surprise at the
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


HEURISTICALLY SPEAKING       
First Line: Meant to be proud meant to be astonished & full of surprise at the
Last Line: What enemy? Say it, I do. I do what. Espouse
Subject(s): Marriage


HEX       
First Line: Be fruitful
Last Line: & breed %a little irony
Subject(s): Marriage


HIEROS GAMOS       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: - & into inner sanctum peep
Subject(s): Marriage


HOPES & FEARS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Hopes; Fears


HOW I BECAME BIBLICAL       
First Line: The boundary of my might wanting to be agreed upon.
Last Line: And one of strength & metal


HOW THE SESTINA (YAWN) WORKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I opened this poem with a yawn
Last Line: I choose all of you for my poem personally
Subject(s): Dreams; Sleep; Nightmares


I AM BLINDED BY A FIERY CIRCLE       
First Line: It is summer 1970
Last Line: No, don't do it' %(desperate) %'too bright!'


I AM THE GUARD!       
First Line: You are fun %you are god %you are %'far-out-like-a-light'
Last Line: So I write about heaven


I BOW AT BODHGAYA       
Last Line: Diamond throne-- %his vajra daughter


I GUARD THE WOODS       
First Line: I guard the woods so that no one enters
Last Line: Unless you are in love


I QUIT       
First Line: I quit the night you left, quit getting lost outside
Last Line: I could never stop


I THOUGHT I WAS IN FILMS       
First Line: A train on your thoughts, buzzard thoughts to get home on a


IN THE PARK OF BROTHERLY LOVE       
First Line: Perhaps the sky was clouding over after all, the


INCANTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Light as motion, people flit lightly along
Last Line: To hold the golden light of winter dusk.
Subject(s): Conversation; Life; Old Age; Poetry & Poets


INSURRECTION       
First Line: Night media told %urgent weight of
Last Line: Who you %who you be?


INVOCATION       
First Line: All the city city is delighted with the
Last Line: Fast-trembling %song


IOVIS 19: WHY THAT'S A BLADE CAN FLOAT       
First Line: The poet has by now travelled a distance, spanning mental universe
Last Line: They tend to shatter the words they tend


IOVIS OMNIA PLENA       
First Line: Mature love you say but my wounds come out through inner temple


IOVIS: ALL IS FULL OF JOVE: 21. SELF OTHER BOTH NEITHER       
First Line: The desultory hours go slogging by
Last Line: Think of the present as a dimensionless membrane


IOVIS: ALL IS FULL OF JOVE: 22. PIECES OF AN HOUR       
First Line: Rip rip rip rip rip rip rip %in the cave
Last Line: Hits its hard black underbelly 3 times %knock knock knock


IT SOUNDS IT    Poem Text    
First Line: You & I out of all dreaming
Last Line: This scheme
Subject(s): Dreams; Memory; Sleep; Thought; Nightmares; Thinking


IUS PRIMAE NOCTIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Ditch a king marry another king. Switch a ring marry another ring
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


IUS PRIMAE NOCTIS       
First Line: Ditch a king marry another king. Switch a ring marry another ring
Last Line: In a black rat plague
Subject(s): Marriage


JACK KEROUAC DREAM       
First Line: He's talking speedily about the evil of the feminine but he likes it.
Last Line: His eyes moist and glassy


JOANNE       
First Line: She suffers even in medicines, idols


JULY 4TH       
First Line: Wood green. Grandfather built it
Subject(s): Fourth Of July


JUNE DREAM       
First Line: I am a three-dimensional map for doctor 'sneakers' burroughs.
Last Line: Apartments? I awake with the task to go boil water, for coffee, for tea


JUNGLEFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Maze jungle rising into sky
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


JUNGLEFICATION       
First Line: Maze jungle rising into sky
Last Line: Resilient magics or
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


JURASSIC       
First Line: You think time had lost its way for you
Last Line: Perhaps this is the last light you will ever see %lining the beautiful earth


KALIGAT       
First Line: Bought big red wooden hoop bracelets about eight-inch diameter
Last Line: With earthly/unearthly desire
Subject(s): Marriage


KARYOGAMY       
First Line: The gardener works on the tent pole


KEEPING ABREAST IN BANGKOK       
First Line: A gang of transvestites has been robbing tourists
Last Line: To feed the tourists chocolates laced with tranquilizers


KILL OR CURE       
First Line: One can still fill whole books with descriptions
Last Line: Stepping off the plane from managua to miami


KINSHIP'S TOUCH AWAY       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: #name?
Subject(s): Marriage


KONTRANIKI    Poem Text    
First Line: Cave life in the hebron hills
Last Line: From here to eternity
Subject(s): War; Social Commentaries


LABOR DAY       
First Line: Slouched like


LACRIMARE, LACRIMATUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Strum / a ton / a rung
Subject(s): Crying; Latin Language; Poetry & Poets; Tears; Tongues; War; Women


LACRIMARE, LACRIMATUS       
First Line: Strum %a ton %a rung
Last Line: I wonder what dido understood
Subject(s): Crying; Latin Language; Poetry And Poets; Tears; Tongues; War; Women


LADY TACTICS       
First Line: She %not to be confused with she, a dog
Last Line: Not to be confused with sentimental %or sly


LAMENT YOU ARE IN THIS MIND OF       
First Line: Like a lament singing through your marrow all at
Last Line: She wants to be as big as the ocean to sink these %thinking tears


LAST DINNER       
First Line: Evening hot we compliment


LAST RITE       
First Line: We stop %brother & I, his wife, our children
Last Line: Spec to haunt an eye


LE NOZZE, A ROMP       
First Line: Four sopranos one mezzo two tenors one baritone three bass sing into
Last Line: Which builds into a blissful hymn. The curtain comes down on one %dysfunctional day
Subject(s): Marriage


LEONARDO    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter nights
Last Line: "& free my captive bird"
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


LESSONS SHED LIGHT       
First Line: Sanctity of text, devoted reader
Last Line: That melt into pleasure of kiss & book


LETHE       
First Line: Nor child painted sick


LIGHT & SHADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Rest you by this various planet
Last Line: Swaying in the tender light & shadow
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Shadows


LINEAGE       
First Line: Pass %ethos, an essay
Last Line: It will not harm you
Subject(s): Marriage


LINES TO A CELEBRATED FRIEND       
First Line: I feel me in you when you say where you go next, not stopping
Last Line: For heaven's sake allen, pull up those baggy pants


LIP OF THE REAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Exhaust appearance & / get the what-was-hidden or what's
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Burroughs, William S. (1914-1997); Poetry & Poets


LIP OF THE REAL       
First Line: Exhaust appearance & %get the what-was-hidden or what's
Last Line: Bring all to it, william %naming your planets & stars
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Burroughs, William S. (1914-1997); Poetry And Poets


LOKAPALA: 1. BODY       
First Line: Placed here %feet on ground
Last Line: Conquer with my seductive arm %lean back


LOKAPALA: 2. SPEECH       
First Line: Speech is intimate
Last Line: Conquer with your tongue


LOKAPALA: 3. MIND       
First Line: Mind of spectral places
Last Line: Here's earth %stake it out


LOOKING DOWN THE BEAUTIFUL PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY       
First Line: Once spare of feasting eyes


LORE       
First Line: It was a mercy %her %bishop's thing
Last Line: Poets are saints in the sedge


LOVE OF HIS ART       
First Line: I have not mastered cinematic intelligence
Last Line: Because my eyes sigh in debt to yours


LULLABY       
First Line: Kind fire kind coal


MAIL-ORDER GROOM       
First Line: Kiss %hand %some skull part
Last Line: At a touch of %bride let's hear
Subject(s): Marriage


MAKEUP ON EMPTY SPACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I am putting makeup on empty space
Last Line: Singing & moaning in empty space
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Women


MALE GAZE MALE       
First Line: Yearning in his voice man to man man on man had remembered I
Last Line: And after this man is gone try the different heartbreak tones of saigon
Subject(s): Marriage


MAMMOTH       
First Line: Bewilderment acquiescing in a view, my long term to see you


MANAGUA SKETCHES       
First Line: Christian santos the poet led me into her home.
Last Line: Sharp angular lines, vibrating war-torn landscapes


MARIANNE MOORE       
First Line: And reading out from a manuscript
Last Line: & music inexorably owned


MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM BLAKE       
First Line: On the day of his death he stopped work and turned to catherine
Last Line: Coming to him, and would not be long now.'
Subject(s): Marriage


MATRIARCHLY    Poem Text    
First Line: I gave this part away from me
Last Line: To bring it on again
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Mothers; Poetry & Poets; Women - Writers


MAUVE FLOWERS OF THE UBIQUITOUS WISTERIA       
First Line: The lapse attributed to the most jarring
Last Line: Take a solitary dinner, an early dark bed


MEN & WOMEN       
First Line: A woman goes away thinking the world


MEN OUGHT TO LOVE MEN/(AND DO)    Poem Text    
Last Line: The gay lordy praise her name
Subject(s): Love; Gays & Lesbians; Marriage


MEN OUGHT TO LOVE MEN/(AND DO)       
Last Line: The gay lordy praise her name
Subject(s): Marriage


METABOLIC       
First Line: It was %a force
Last Line: Identity in %pollock's absence
Subject(s): Marriage


MILES ABOVE       
First Line: To be silent was a thought concerning you


MILLENNIUM SUTRA       
First Line: What learned
Last Line: Thus have I heard


MIRROR MEDITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Look at my face
Last Line: Lead me astray
Subject(s): Meditation


MONTANE       
First Line: Past crumbled miner shack on quick return %to mineral earth %shadow canyon
Last Line: (& here ensues a list of mountains)


MOON-IN-HAND       
First Line: Beauty is set apart
Last Line: The little %crown %you took
Subject(s): Marriage


MORE MORES       
First Line: In the county of durham men with guns escort the bridal party to
Last Line: Their brides. (stop) (help) (continue
Subject(s): Marriage


MORTIFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Someone dies & / then a cat dies
Subject(s): Native Americans; Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


MORTIFICATION       
First Line: Someone dies & %then a cat dies
Last Line: Book again, being in the same place
Subject(s): Native Americans; Poetry And Poets; Writing And Writers


MOTHER & CHILD; AFTER CAREW    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the destination of the sunlight's particles?
Last Line: Under your innocent lashes
Subject(s): Babies; Literary Form; Mothers; Infants


MOTHER COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: What is around me is
Last Line: But you know you do, you do
Subject(s): Americans; Patriotism


MOTHER GRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Mother-in-law is absolute tyrannical law is dietary law is the vittles on
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MOTHER GRACE       
First Line: Mother-in-law is absolute tyrannical law is dietary law is the vittles on
Last Line: Other forms of life
Subject(s): Marriage


MOTHER'S CURSE; FOR DIANE DI PRIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of my pen: curses ride down
Last Line: To meet the faces of women who take the words out of my mind.
Subject(s): Babies; Birth; Breast Feeding; Family Life; Life; Mothers; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery; Nursing (infants); Relatives


MS. STEIN       
First Line: Ms. Stein likes it with sunlight & a kitchen
Last Line: I'm a big woman full of words


MS. STEIN       


MURDEROUS MAN & WIFE THINGS       
First Line: Sleep: violent %church: receptor blocked
Last Line: Consumption: cells of a nutritive cycle of animal %eats plastic, metal etecetera
Subject(s): Marriage


MUSE       
First Line: I am this one writing to be more herself in the thought
Last Line: Saw herself dancing in there, and the flames were the notes of my songs


MUSICAL GARDEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Can't give you up, can't stop
Last Line: Can't give it up!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love


MUST BE NEW JERSEY       
First Line: Later we're looking at the india slides
Last Line: They even got the rickshaws & dancing girls!


MY 16       
First Line: Combat, as thing of highest importance


MY KIND OF MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I like a man to know a lot more than I do
Last Line: I'm afraid this very minute I won't find this any man.
Subject(s): Love; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


MY LADY       
First Line: I wish to speak to you about my lady
Last Line: & the way she undoes me %my lady my lady


NAME AS REVERY       
First Line: Ate the bare limbs of words
Last Line: Lefevre, my mother, exposed in sandals & silk


NAPPING IN THE SHADOW OF DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The house is still that shook with glee
Last Line: Hush he's lightly breathing
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


NERVES: TERRORIST FOR LANGUAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Nerves, blind / attraction to
Subject(s): Language; Literary Form; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


NERVES: TERRORIST FOR LANGUAGE       
First Line: Nerves, blind %attraction to
Last Line: Act like you're dead & %remember you're dead
Subject(s): Language; Literary Form; Poetry And Poets


NET LIFE       
First Line: Insects, larvae, the mesh of forms. Net life.
Last Line: About the day 'it's sunday, again, a mesh of forms'


NIGHT WING       
First Line: That we might be caustic, luminous, stride into night
Last Line: Clouds anymore, but down through them from vantage-eye of sun


NIJINSKY       
First Line: I danced very little because I was sad & sad because I thought that my
Last Line: Not love me? I weep weep she weeps & weeps
Subject(s): Marriage


NIPPLE THAT DOES NOT ASK A SIGH       
First Line: How many colors in a love drama sleeping. Mauve? Tangential?
Last Line: Never hardened in prison paint
Subject(s): Marriage


NOMAD'S SONG       
First Line: I meet my selves when we cry like water
Last Line: And you sing, your selves liberated as a nomad


NOOSPHERE       
First Line: Literally we're saying here the head sphere
Last Line: I write these musings as poet trying to make sense of her world


NOTORIOUS       
First Line: Known for cutting up
Last Line: Known for toppling the house of representatives


NOUNS OF THE HOUSE       
First Line: I do yes I do I promise to love & placate mister/mrs in times of trial
Last Line: Stumble together about the stones about the nouns of the house
Subject(s): Marriage


NUMBER SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I've multiplied, I'm 2
Last Line: Kind congruity.
Subject(s): Babies; Hearts; Love; Parents; Infants; Parenthood


NUN ABUTSU       
First Line: Sea wind
Last Line: The road %east %is a song


OBEDIENCE & THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I do yes I do I promise to love & placate mister/mrs in times of trial


OBIT       
First Line: Necrology? Death roll?
Last Line: Took a powder down the information highway


OBJECTS OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: K, j, b, & a all characters, all stalwarts
Subject(s): Desire


OBJECTS OF DESIRE       
First Line: K, j, b, & a all characters, all stalwarts
Last Line: Mouth again %mouth again again
Subject(s): Desire


ODE TO MY PAYCHECK       
First Line: For my poor paycheck & to my sad paycheck - amends


ODE TO SPEECH       
First Line: I cannot be but
Last Line: What goddess will%abide %a %dull %self-serving %ignorant %tongue? %I speak it %you play me %that for
Variant Title(s): Of Ah O


OF A CRUEL MISTRESS       
First Line: She's cut me out of her life


OKAY THE DREAM       
First Line: Loaded %& covered %medieval wagons
Last Line: Now, a beach, a deserted stage %child's %eyes gone


OLD DREAM RITUAL       
First Line: Sister bernadette is heckling me
Last Line: It's as big as the world


OLYMPIC FLAME       
First Line: The olympic flame comes to toulouse
Last Line: To paris on time?


ON A KNEE       
First Line: One said once to get down on a lithesome knee & ask for a fecund
Last Line: The cool modernist new york springtime. Mister & me. We were very gay then
Subject(s): Knees; Marriage


ON WALT WHITMAN'S BIRTHDAY       
First Line: O strategic map of disasters, hungry america


ONE INCH OF LOVE IS AN INCH OF ASHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Allen ginsberg came to see me in a dream
Last Line: You know what the chinese poet said, anne, / 'one inch of love is an inch of ashes'
Subject(s): Love Complaints; Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997)


ONE ON HER SIDE       
First Line: What she does with leaf, twig, bird, lorgnette


ONE TASTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lone spot on the chanter who is writer
Subject(s): Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Solitude; Writing & Writers; Paradise; Male-female Relations; Loneliness


ONE TASTE       
First Line: Lon- (sounds like 'lawng') on-on-ong
Last Line: Reach up now %reach reach
Subject(s): Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Solitude; Writing And Writers


OPPOSITIONAL POETICS       
First Line: How do we now navigate a new chaos of possibility?
Last Line: As the muse said to hilda doolittle, 'write, write or die.'


ORPHAN       
First Line: Close ties both sides unless you are orphan-born. And even then &
Last Line: Never banish the orphan. Take her in
Subject(s): Marriage


OUR PAST       
First Line: You and my life was meant to run from yours
Last Line: As I came toward you you said what a youthful gait %you have


OUTED FOR ETERNITY       
First Line: Potency %is not
Last Line: Take a vow
Subject(s): Marriage


OUTSIDE CYBERSPACE       
First Line: Friendship %for beings
Last Line: Praxitilean curve of the blue god's hips %outside cyberspace
Subject(s): Marriage


PAEAN: MAY I SPEAK THUS?       
First Line: Lovers: %may you be inside each other
Last Line: Earth earth air air fire fire water water


PARIS DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I've had it here craving for new york city every day
Last Line: Let's go back immediately!
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); New York City; Writing & Writers; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


PARTED TOGETHER       
First Line: Missoula, I slept inside your walls


PASSION BEING WRITING       
First Line: The way you describe any animal for slaughter
Last Line: 3 centimeters (when cervix was dilating) %size 10 throbbing


PAUL ELUARD    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been reading about paul eluard tonight
Last Line: He lived on love, cold water, and poetry.
Subject(s): Books; Pain; Poetry & Poets; Reading; Suffering; Misery


PENELOPE'S VERSION       
First Line: In a minute: daniel cell, magnets, iron fillings


PEOPLE ARE SEEN BY ANIMALS       
First Line: Happy cat would love to jump off


PERSONAL UNIVERSE       
First Line: Wicket chatres lava


PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I turned: quivering yellow stars in blackness
Last Line: The nomads walk & walk.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PHOTOS AT THE EDGES       
First Line: I was stepping out of being a teenager


PICTURES FROM TOFUKUJI; FOR PHILIP WHALEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The buddha is dying
Last Line: Where resides the man who sent me them
Subject(s): Buddhism; Japan; Sects; Buddha; Buddhists; Japanese


PILLAR OF FIRE       
First Line: Though %claimed %or spoken for
Last Line: Genes don't go hog-wild in derision
Subject(s): Fire; Marriage


PLUTONIUM POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Fuck plutonium! Love it? Hate it?
Last Line: Reincarnated for a quarter of a million years
Subject(s): Physics; Radioactivity


POEM EN FORME DE LA BOUCHE    Poem Text    
First Line: Night first settles in the corners of your mouth
Last Line: Vast rambling speeches. O mouth: swallow the night!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POLEMIC       
First Line: World's gone as usual askew
Last Line: Take in the dark view. Darker view. %ask. Don't ask


POOR SPORT       
First Line: You are an act involving an unintentional deviation from accuracy


POSSE       
First Line: We have a posse of women


PRATITYA SAMUTPADA       
First Line: Do you know this term, my friend
Last Line: By this merit may all obtain omniscience


PREDATORY       
First Line: Holy family %in animal parts
Last Line: Dressed damsels/cross-gendered animals/eye dilation/sweat secretion
Subject(s): Marriage


PRESSURE       
First Line: When I %see you
Last Line: Now coaxing midnight gentle midnight no escape


PROBLEM       
First Line: Shove feelings back
Last Line: Home city, no matter, proves


PULSE       
First Line: She swallowed the drug with her whole heart.
Last Line: Fuchsia lipstick. She could face the world


QUEEN       
First Line: My sandpaper husband who


QUEER HEART       
First Line: Suck cock, father country
Last Line: Blessings on all natural acts


QUOTE CAPTIVE       
First Line: Orbits of intertextual modern talk
Last Line: Now sing and write this down


RAT TEMPLE       
First Line: Linking the name and the thing not a simple operation
Last Line: When the lizard clucks, the women beat the floor & say %'krishna, krishna'


REBUILDING OF DETROIT       
First Line: Once upon a time a person became more than one of us


RED HAT LAMA       
First Line: Red hat lama's hat is big flat flame
Last Line: Red hat diamond lotus lama in mind of me


REPLACEMENT       
First Line: I am watching how one is changing my place


REPLENISH MAKING TWINE IF YOU LIKE       
First Line: Somehow dreamed together
Last Line: Bow vulnerable %(knees) %under sign of capricorn


REVOLUTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Spooky summer on the horizon I'm gazing at
Last Line: And never waste a minute
Subject(s): Revolutions


RHUMBA    Poem Text    
First Line: Say 'bells' say 'buckskin leggings' say 'drumstick' say 'domestic' say
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


RHUMBA       
First Line: Say 'bells' say 'buckskin leggings' say 'drumstick' say 'domestic' say
Last Line: Show' say 'we go hand in hand.'
Subject(s): Marriage


RIDDLE A GEOGRAPHIC AMBITION       
First Line: Deities %of the %volcano
Last Line: Before she cools down


RIPARIAN       
First Line: Basho dogs us here %albeit 'pets %not aloud' %and five miles down
Last Line: I'm just going to walk over to it


RITE       
First Line: Brassy choir lament
Last Line: To pronounce you %man & wife
Subject(s): Marriage


ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Born & lost in a throw of time
Last Line: Not behaving like any government.
Subject(s): Cupid; Hearts; Love; Passion; Romance; Eros


ROOMS    Poem Text    
First Line: That it would be okay very soon okay, that okay it could be sooner before I
Subject(s): Buddhism; Psychoanalysis; Reason; Women; Buddha; Buddhists; Psychoanalysts; Psychotherapy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


ROOMS       
First Line: That it would be okay very soon okay, that okay it could be sooner before I
Last Line: Over. You don't even have a vocabulary yet
Subject(s): Buddhism; Psychoanalysis; Reason; Women


RUDESTE       
First Line: She ne're visits. I want her perfecte
Last Line: & seeing all lyfe as writing, a genuine worlde


RUSSIAN NELLI       
First Line: Come, russian nelli
Last Line: It spins, it spins' she sings


SAID SO       
First Line: They said must not, must not be said. They said it


SAVONAROLA ON MY MIND: A VALENTINE       
First Line: You enter, report. Now there are 3 stars in a triangle


SCALLOP SONG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I wore a garland of the briar that put me now in awe
Last Line: & leave all sorrow bye & bye.
Subject(s): Babies; Creation; Parents; Infants; Parenthood


SCIENCE ANNALS       
First Line: Chinese fireworks on the lawn. Lotus opening in distress to love
Last Line: Tigers will have the day with grrr with growl
Subject(s): Marriage


SCIENCE TIMES       
First Line: Must know all color, must know such tolerance


SECLUSION, CONCEALMENT & VEILING    Poem Text    
First Line: The bridegroom in ancient sparta supped on the wedding night at
Last Line: Accompanied by her sister dressed exactly like herself
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SECLUSION, CONCEALMENT & VEILING       
First Line: The bridegroom in ancient sparta supped on the wedding night at
Last Line: Is married she is accompanied by her sister dressed exactly like herself
Subject(s): Marriage


SELVES THE SHELF OF BALLADS MADE FROM       
First Line: If I was a carpenter
Last Line: Before you get married some pleasure to see
Subject(s): Marriage


SEQUEL TO A SHARP TURN    Poem Text    
First Line: Enter / swallow / each calling
Subject(s): Film (photography); Italy; Screen Writing; Sea Voyages; Travel; Writing & Writers; Italians; Motion Pictures - Play Writing; Journeys; Trips


SEQUEL TO A SHARP TURN       
First Line: Enter %swallow %each calling
Last Line: But speak of more cheerful imaginings
Subject(s): Film (photography); Italy; Screen Writing; Sea Voyages; Travel; Writing And Writers


SEX & INTRIGUE (SHE SEDUCES A TERRORIST & HAS TO LEAVE TOWN)       
First Line: She continues her memoirs, which seem seem more scurrilous
Last Line: There are obviously some provocateurs at work


SEXUAL MOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: A vision of a wifely woman one half of her face black the other half
Last Line: It is she my wifely sorcerly ayami, a terrifying sexual motion
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SEXUAL MOTION       
First Line: A vision of a wifely woman one half of her face black the other half
Last Line: Ayami, a terrifying sexual motion
Subject(s): Marriage


SHAMAN HISSES YOU SLIDE BACK INTO THE NIGHT       
First Line: It turns me weak it turns me weak - it turns me weak
Last Line: Salmon color woman skin make her skin a drum to heal


SHARK PEOPLE       
First Line: A divinity goes mute goes charioteering goes hidden underground
Last Line: Like the incense you give a passing thought to
Subject(s): Marriage


SHOPPING SPREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whose whose property property is whose whose in the origin origin
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SHOPPING SPREE       
First Line: Whose whose property property is whose whose in the origin origin
Last Line: Frenzy frenzy. Custody custody is brutal brutal. (one voice) custody is brutal
Subject(s): Marriage


SHREE JAGANNATHA       
First Line: It is written
Last Line: What -- text -- did -- you -- come -- from -- out -- of -- what -- oppositional -- dream
Subject(s): Buddhism; India; Middle East


SILVERHANDS       
First Line: A bear destroys the dwarf & marries snow white
Last Line: Fear of animal paws
Subject(s): Marriage


SIMULACRUM (NOT A REAL LIFE, CHEAP IMITATION)       
First Line: Coruscated distress %condition or
Last Line: I want us all to die


SKIN MEAT BONES       
First Line: I've come to tell you of the things dear to me
Last Line: & protect endangered species also


SLAUGHTER       
First Line: Way you describe animal
Last Line: Makes any woman shake


SLEEVE OF CARE       
First Line: Guard %up %the sleeve
Last Line: He does %& she? %she does rest
Subject(s): Marriage


SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow comes down on new york city
Last Line: You will later eat before it is cooked.
Subject(s): New York City; Snow; Winter; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SO HELP ME SAPPHO    Poem Text    
First Line: Lofty teacher had / put an end to his argument
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Muses; Mythology; Poetry & Poets; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Women; Zeus


SO HELP ME SAPPHO       
First Line: Lofty teacher had %put an end to his argument
Last Line: Maidenhead, did she commit suicide
Subject(s): Goddesses And Gods; Muses; Mythology; Poetry And Poets; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Women; Zeus


SO HELP ME SAPPHO       
First Line: She, the other one, a creature rapt longer than space in atention
Last Line: Lopped off, never emasculated %diminished of arrogance


SOFA IS BLACK       
First Line: Monsieur is here. I am reading. Reading the novel.
Last Line: The sofa is blue, no the sofa is black. The sofa is black


SOLIPSISTIC, ANATOMICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: One said once an overt thing a relevant thing & the first time heard it
Last Line: Incomplete tempestuous calm & strange of body trembling because of marriage
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SOLIPSISTIC, ANATOMICAL       
First Line: One said once an overt thing a relevant thing & the first time heard it
Last Line: Spun incomplete tempestuous calm & strange of body trembling because of marriage
Subject(s): Marriage


SOME OF THE THINGS I SEE FOR YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Great & dramatic he is sprouting a truant
Last Line: Dazzling sun moaning in my past
Subject(s): Memory; Past


SONNET FOR BROKEN WINDOWS       
First Line: I am meaning to inundate you with light


SONNET: O HUSBAND!    Poem Text    
First Line: O husband! This word of care born
Last Line: I'm a woman, am empty, yet full of light for thee.
Subject(s): Cupid; Hearts; Love - Marital; Marriage; Eros; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SPARROW       
First Line: Recognizing a life


SPEL       
First Line: As once one's flesh
Last Line: Hetero world %hetero whirl
Subject(s): Marriage


SPEL AGAINST SPECIOUS ONES       
First Line: That they be doused in hot roiling water
Last Line: On banish ho hum!--gone gone out of gentle pathways


SPIN OR LACE IT IN STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a spinster
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Story-telling; Women; Writing & Writers; Male-female Relations


SPIN OR LACE IT IN STORY       
First Line: There was a spinster
Last Line: Did not want to stop imagining
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Story-telling; Women; Writing And Writers


SPRECHSTIMME (COUNTESS OF DIA)    Poem Text    
First Line: Mouth down at sides
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Betrayal; Deception; Love; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Women - Writers


SPRECHSTIMME (COUNTESS OF DIA)       
First Line: Mouth down at sides
Last Line: What need his guns
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Betrayal; Deception; Love; Poetry And Poets; Singing And Singers; Women - Writers


STAR DUST       
First Line: Kenward elmslie & joe brainard took jackie curtis & me on a


STEREO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Marriage marriage is like you say everything everything in stereo
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


STEREO       
First Line: Marriage marriage is like you say everything everything in stereo
Last Line: Marriage is sweeter sweeter than you think. Think
Subject(s): Marriage


STREET OF HUMAN BODIES    Poem Text    
First Line: For he must repair to his father-in-law, the meter-outer-of-support if
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


STREET OF HUMAN BODIES       
First Line: For he must repair to his father-in-law, the meter-outer-of-support if
Last Line: & women 'doings.' ways?
Subject(s): Marriage


STREET RETREAT       
First Line: Spare any change?' %we tried panhandling on mulberry street
Last Line: Night after night like this would you go mad?


STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD COMPARED TO A BUBBLE       
First Line: Walking towards the imaginal and literal site
Last Line: Not a revealed religion but a walk on a wildebeeste side


SUCHLIKE       
First Line: In a wealth of nations speech it goes without saying manifest destiny
Last Line: Non-sufi wind. Dust moat in her maverick I told you so eye
Subject(s): Marriage


SUMUNGALA'S MOTHER SPEAKS       
First Line: I'm free!
Last Line: I mediate upon this as happiness


SUN THE BLOND OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: That's my mind out nines in coke
Last Line: Rich pieces of orchestra shimmer in this century only.
Subject(s): Publishing; Writing & Writers; Publishers


SUPPOSE A GAME       
First Line: Suppose language is a game
Last Line: Or glint as weapons in moonlight?


SWISS BANKER       
First Line: Lunch on the train. Two bottles of wine.
Last Line: Does he forget? I am the innocent, I am always the innocent


TALISMAN       
First Line: Unraveling scarf, a jeweled scarf owned since childhood
Last Line: To please you with its ambience & death vibe


TALKING MUSHROOMS       
First Line: Side 1, 7pm %can't wait till the part figaro
Last Line: Wake up instantly - turn the music over


TELL A STORY ABOUT A THRESHOLD HERE       
First Line: The country is calling, marry uncle sam. Rudimentary fear. War
Last Line: Related. I gather I hunt I gather I hunt. I hunted. Never for a husband
Subject(s): Fear; Marriage


THE DE CARLO LOTS    Poem Text    
First Line: You are parceled out over the post office
Last Line: Measuring the lots, the dreams by
Subject(s): Exchange Students; Farewell; Letters; Postal Service; Universities & Colleges; Foreign Exchange Programs; Parting; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


THE LIE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Art begins with a lie
Last Line: That's the story, sharp speck in the eye.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE STICK    Poem Text    
First Line: Crumpled paper, little stick
Last Line: Mother's love?
Subject(s): Love; Mothers & Sons


THE VO OF THEM    Poem Text    


THERE WAS A TIME AN ECLIPSE    Poem Text    


THERE WAS A TIME AN ECLIPSE       
Last Line: Art' to me is like walking down the street with someone and saying don't you love that building
Subject(s): Eclipses; Glaciers; Moon; Music And Musicians; Nature; Sky


THERIGATHA, SELS.       


THIN-SKINNED       
First Line: The world may be shaped as nourished
Last Line: Shed a petal, disappear
Subject(s): Marriage


THINKING RIGHT INSIDE THE THING       
First Line: Sadness about the coaches jane always like a dinner there


THIS OBJECT       
First Line: An object looks old but is as new as a ...'


THROW MATCHES AT THE SUN!    Poem Text    


THY LIP    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy lip thy eye thy brow thy single nature thy chorus thy marriage to
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THY LIP       
First Line: Thy lip thy eye thy brow thy single nature thy chorus thy marriage to
Last Line: Ious care thy pavaillion in baths do steepe them in common marriage amen
Subject(s): Marriage


TO BLUNT THE KNIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: Range / a rest / face off
Subject(s): Friendship; Poetry & Poets; Tourists; Travel; Women - Abused; Journeys; Trips; Wife Beating


TO BLUNT THE KNIFE       
First Line: Range %a rest %face off
Last Line: I sought the wild animal %salamat jalan
Subject(s): Friendship; Poetry And Poets; Tourists; Travel; Women - Abused


TO HUMMINGBIRD       
First Line: Odd paradigm of speed


TO THE CENSORIOUS ONES       
First Line: I'm coming up out of the tomb, men of war
Last Line: I'm opening the box %boo!
Variant Title(s): To Jesse Helms Et Al


TORPEDO       
First Line: All hands grow excited


TRACT       
First Line: I live with them: %palms, scrubs, oaks
Last Line: I lived beyond extinction so far, you too children listen %-- a terrible news


TRAVEL BEING LOVE       
First Line: I awoke in an ancient country to you
Last Line: While a green oilcloth shines in a new light


TRIANGLE       
First Line: The 2nd moon curled in a grimace


TRIOLET    Poem Text    
First Line: A perfectly clear liquid like water
Last Line: Last night, in the cold hospital, this is what I saw.
Subject(s): Hospitals; Medicine; Physicians; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


TU'M       
First Line: Tum' %tomb %pro %prodromus
Last Line: Penance for an age feminine: %plastique
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Memory; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; War


TWO AMERICAN NOZZLE RELICS       
First Line: Especially if you sing it accurately with smiles


TWO HEARTS; AFTER SIR PHILIP SIDNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: She's got my heart and I've got hers
Last Line: We're stuck with each other's hearts now.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


TWO MEN       
First Line: Writing to one man of another. Now there are 2
Last Line: Thighs of men. It does not change anything


UNDER MY BREATH       
First Line: Of memory there was also a song
Last Line: One might imagine it -- emptied shade


UNDER THE SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: John cage was a new or short or longer pause suppliant. John cage was a friend
Subject(s): Cage, John (1913-1992)


UP    Poem Text    
First Line: Reach me / I reach you
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The; Paradise


UP       
First Line: Reach me %I reach you
Last Line: Taste me now (offers up palm of left hand) %(right hand lifts up making gesture as if writing on the
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Love - Loss Of


UPADESHA: CYCLE OF DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Unheard / you do / stand me
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love


UPADESHA: CYCLE OF DESIRE       
First Line: Unheard %you do %stand me
Last Line: In flagrant periphrasis %heat's language
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love


VELENTINES       
First Line: I will write it out: a parable makes


VERSES FOR THE NEW AMAZING GRACE       
First Line: The grace of all the bards who pen
Last Line: With her haunting melody


VOWELS       
First Line: Hefty 'a' you hold the world like atlas


WALK AROUND TIME       
First Line: Girl bouncing red ball corner sullivan & spring streets 1953
Last Line: No one there the lone & level desks %sands of nebraska raising arms to stretch


WALK ON ROSES       
First Line: Melodrama of someone's youth


WANDERLUST       
First Line: Unsuited %& was %a root
Last Line: Pavati & shiva: the destruction of the world
Subject(s): Marriage


WAR BRIDE       
First Line: Who lives with a just war honorable mail order catalog afraid to
Last Line: Row he'll be home. Maybe a hopeful letter some news stuck in the blue metal slot
Subject(s): Marriage


WARBLER       
First Line: In being musical you put in the jerusalem artichoke, a kind


WAX GIRL       
First Line: Ornamental %presence
Last Line: Growing warm %that wax girl
Subject(s): Marriage


WEST POINT       
First Line: They come for me in a big limousine. The driver, a
Last Line: Spit and shine. Tamed to be fierce, unbending under %the seasoned officer's eye


WHEN THE WORLD WAS STEADY       
First Line: Blazing cinders blaise cendrars for my sake excellence as from
Last Line: Armor we do this in love I mean let's use this like lovers


WHITE EYES       
First Line: Friends & relatives
Last Line: & everybody was watching.
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Canada; Family Life; Travel; Canadians; Relatives; Journeys; Trips


WHY I MEDITATE       
First Line: I sit because I'm wing'd with awe


WIDE RECEIVER       
First Line: You are designated 'wide receiver'
Last Line: Where all the old scores settle, then churn again -- hike!


WILT       
First Line: If a man dies a bachelor the balinese say that in the next life he will
Last Line: Der an occult power or impotent
Subject(s): Marriage


WINE CUP OF NIGHT PLAY       
First Line: When you have amassed the tones-of-wear, of weight lift, a public life
Last Line: Beltane festival. Closer in the small bed
Subject(s): Marriage


WITHIN A BUDDING       
First Line: Rich %in %expletive %surprise
Last Line: Pent up for inking %the windswept ruin
Subject(s): Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); Friendship; Poetry And Poets; Women - Writers


WORKER SONG       
First Line: Breach %in the breath day
Last Line: She's a good old pal
Subject(s): Marriage


WRITING       
First Line: And putting my hand to my body examine a body
Last Line: I touch my breasts, yes I touched them. Imagine the rest


YOUTH & WOMAN       
First Line: You were the talk of all my travel days


YUM YAB       
First Line: How many heads %wily, cynical do I have?
Last Line: And needing you, ornament, %my subjugated 'other.'


ZOO       
First Line: Push the gesture %far as it will go
Last Line: See the animals in the zoo' %& never returns
Subject(s): Marriage