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Waldrop, Keith    Poet's Biography
221 poems available by this author


71 ELMGROVE AVENUE       
First Line: Here, and in saint petersburg, one
Last Line: And through a desert, anytime, the nile %flows like a dream


A ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The hereditary prince of
Last Line: Quite wolgamot and all that


ACCIDENTAL NUMBER       
First Line: Stars, for %example, or atoms
Last Line: Time's on its own


ACTION A KIND OF IMAGE       
Last Line: Bookkeeping. Suggests %a hard-and-fast %muddle. %an area of %departure


ACTOR LEAVES THE STAGE       
Last Line: Pain without end. Without hope of ending


ADVANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: Seventy wingbeats
Subject(s): Weather; Time; Nature; Mind, The


AFTER METAPHYSICS       
First Line: Now art is %a principle of movement in
Last Line: Whole wide world %its crown of ignorance


ALICE-FFOSTER-FALLIS (AN OUTLINE)       
First Line: Alice ffoster-fallis is my idea
Last Line: Alice ffoster-fallis has me again


ALL THE FORMS OF STRENGTH. THE ANIMALS       
Last Line: Almanacs. Some %play of the heavens %determining this %spaceof time


AN APPARATUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: From where I sit, I can see other
Subject(s): Nature


ANGEL TO LOVE, MAN TO WORLD       
First Line: I was reared among prophets, who saw
Last Line: His sweaty children screw up generation %after generation


ANTIQUARY       
First Line: Some people try, before cashing in, to make
Last Line: From the larder, but I will not set %my house in order


APPARENT MOTION       
First Line: All noises, like the rattle of a train, seem


ARCHIPELAGO       
First Line: The wildness of birds, with
Last Line: Ago will there be %no more sea


ARGUMENT       
First Line: ...And will have %crossed the bridge
Last Line: Spirits (howling %on the shore)


AROUND THE BLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I will go for a walk before
Subject(s): Walking; Night; Thought; Bedtime; Thinking


AROUND THE BLOCK       
First Line: I will go for a walk before
Last Line: Dips in the sidewalk, reading %the difference between shadows


AS IT IS IN HEAVEN       
First Line: Something is %visible, a
Last Line: Love the beautiful %red light that %stops the traffic


ASYMMETRICAL       
First Line: The things of this %world are fluid, they
Last Line: Enfolded-earth-by %ether? %by ocean


ATTRACTIVE FORCES       
First Line: Banal details swim %heavily among precious
Last Line: Don't know the %hour of death


AUTOBIOGRAPHY       
First Line: As I came across the water where
Last Line: I've nevr done anything but drift by under %the history of the sky


BEFORE THE ARCHITECTS       
First Line: A jade axe %on the desert %floor
Last Line: Terror of beasts %that devour one another


BELOW THE EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: My ?Rst glance takes in


BIRTHDAY DEATH POEM       
First Line: World %in the mirror %all seasons %fall
Last Line: No miracle %...World


CENTURIES       
First Line: A strange lady, the one
Last Line: Value but merely %jingle


CHANCES OF MAGIC, SELS       
First Line: Triple %city, built %by the damned
Last Line: All %over


CHANGE OF ADDRESS       
First Line: Since I am background on the cover, I will come
Last Line: Cover (but rosemarie doesn't really look like mccartney), aging


CHROMATIC STUDY       
First Line: From here to %you is the shortest distance
Last Line: Deeply disturbed at %the edge of a map


COMMUNICATION       
First Line: No sooner is the tea into my teacup
Last Line: Otherwise, for the moment, no %message


CONCERN FOR AGES, AEONS       
Last Line: Desert. Ideas beyond %my production or my %quiet. Gloomy but with %reason


CONCLUDING SONG       
First Line: Room to room %like a child on a train
Last Line: Everything, will %never look here


CONJECTURAL, ALL MY COMPLICATIONS, ALL       
Last Line: My acts, my ignorance. %all my enemies


CONNECTICUT ELEGY       
First Line: In the new england winter
Last Line: He chews the dandelions by their roots now, %rotten under connecticut


CONVERSION       
First Line: I am already sweeping towards my most
Last Line: Shorten. I owe letters to so many, I doubt %that I will ever catch up now


CREDO       
First Line: It is a great doctrine that says we
Last Line: Overshadows this house will grow from my forehead, spreading%like veins, ring after ring


CROWN       
First Line: Crystal- %a bee %a gnat
Last Line: Unguarded- %pale entity, incorporeal, formless


CUES TO DISTANCE       
First Line: Of interest, to consider the
Last Line: And these perspectives %in oblivion's %gallery


CURTAINS OF ROSES       
First Line: Absurd reality of %the frame
Last Line: An unrefracting %water


DEGENERATION       
First Line: He is conceited about a disease
Last Line: Translate. %the capacity for attention has diminished


DETACH       
First Line: As plain as %noonday like a car
Last Line: A little house %not yet %ready


DO NOT DISTRUB       
First Line: If, when you've gotten past the door that's always locked
Last Line: And if you come to rest in some more satisfying spot to sleep, %wake me then


DOOR OPENING       
First Line: Lesser noises %penetrate
Last Line: Like rain, like %brick streets


EGGSHELLS HOLD WHAT THEY PLEASE       
Last Line: Lies. Many %weathers. Young girls %and superstition. %the warmth of skill


EMPTY DISTINCTIONS       
First Line: Being and %not
Last Line: Frame, the arch %and the vault


ENDOWMENTS TO DESIRED OBJECTS. AM I       
Last Line: Investment? Amateur, though %inept, in %the science of %improbabilities


EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT ATTENTION IS       
Last Line: Occurs. As %if. This side the %threshold. All stories love %stories


EXCUSED FOR FESTIVITIES       
First Line: Alcove to alcove, to enjoy a variety


FALL SONG       
First Line: I can't say for sure that I'll always love you
Last Line: I think I may die not grabbing for life so much as just groaning to hold you %one more season


FIRST DRAW THE SEA       
First Line: In the outer border of the arch there are angels: angels holding harps
Last Line: Unattended ground


FIRST DREAM OF SLEEPING       
Last Line: Pausing in his %bloody sport to %play his part, she is %prepared


FIRST IMPULSE, TO LIE       
Last Line: Difference. Shine and %ghastly become %familiar. Probably %in a sense


FRAGMENT FROM HERR STIMMUNG'S VERY LONG UNFINISHED NOVEL       
First Line: ...As he tries now to put her in perspective, into his particular perspective
Last Line: And he is undecided whether to complete it or to start again


GENERATION       
First Line: Passing within range of newly opened eyes, we feel ourselves
Last Line: Ungainly, graceless-with our lumbering gait-like trees walking


GRAVITY       
First Line: Disappearing, you
Last Line: Complete the night


HAPPY ENDING A MATTER OF THE FIRST       
Last Line: Street, noisy, lovely, %worn. Without %invocation. This is %a moment for terror


HARPIES       
First Line: Incessant song! %the harpies do not kill their victims
Last Line: Events, out of the world's long-term memory. Rough melody, squawk %of extinction, unnoticed


HATFUL OF FLOOD (1)       
First Line: Outside the calendar, %werewolves and other
Last Line: Horizon, haggling %over a birthday


HATFUL OF FLOOD (10)       
First Line: Starting %from 'here.' %a look in all
Last Line: Cannot say %'now.'


HATFUL OF FLOOD (2)       
First Line: Am I a prisoner?
Last Line: Time. The fatness %of time


HATFUL OF FLOOD (3)       
First Line: A face at the
Last Line: The unlived life is %not worth examining


HATFUL OF FLOOD (4)       
First Line: What happens %at the exact
Last Line: Nearer, farther. %nearer


HATFUL OF FLOOD (5)       
First Line: Bonelike light, straining %in patterns
Last Line: Doorstep, and a %shadow, face down


HATFUL OF FLOOD (6)       
First Line: Absence as %object of fetish
Last Line: Daylight, there were %no more symptoms


HATFUL OF FLOOD (7)       
First Line: Joy and pain %rejoice the
Last Line: If broken, %rules


HATFUL OF FLOOD (8)       
First Line: What carol, what margin
Last Line: Recondite linguistic %problems or tea


HATFUL OF FLOOD (9)       
First Line: Your body poses %no problem
Last Line: Otherwise %clear, dark


HEAVEN       
First Line: Let us suppose he has come to the threshold
Last Line: His wait will not be over


HERR STIMMUNG FAILS LOGIC       
First Line: He posits two realms, a & b
Last Line: Does this proof obtain in b?


HERR STIMMUNG HAS DOUBTS       
First Line: He finds the claim (whom is he reading: hegel? Brentano?) that
Last Line: Feels the presentation fail, making each moment of fulfillment a %mountain of frustration


HERR STIMMUNG ON TRANSPARENCY    Poem Text    
First Line: To those of a certain temperament, there is nothing worse than the
Subject(s): Secrets; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


HERR STIMMUNG ON TRANSPARENCY       
First Line: To those of a certain temperament, there is nothing worse than the
Last Line: While we see only his words, his daughter, his cigar. %poor lawrence


HIDDEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I propose / turning the key
Subject(s): Relationships; Fear


HIDDEN       
First Line: I propose %turning the key
Last Line: A narrow %lane on a %declivity


HIGHER SPIN       
First Line: Ararat lies %askew, along with
Last Line: Creep under %the thorn


HORROR STORY       
First Line: I had two %grandfathers. One was a bald gentle postmaster
Last Line: Loved houses are haunted. And I have %no explanation


HOSTILITY TO COMFORTERS       
First Line: A dilettante in %battle: make %for the river
Last Line: Warm at a %slant, sun %at the windows


HOW TO TELL DISTANCES       
First Line: Proclus rises from the
Last Line: Positive. It's touch and go. %gifts are brief, unaccountable


I ONLY KNOW WHERE IT IS I'M LOOKING       
Last Line: Example, trains and %in an unguarded %moment the %tracks cross %my mind


I WOULD NOT WANT TO WASTE WHAT LITTLE I KNOW       
Last Line: Be satisfied by abstract surfaces, which %spread as we pull away from them


IDLE WHEEL       
First Line: Heavenly quiet the whole
Last Line: Suspected of %appetite %already removing the %tables and the chairs %who %in the dark in %the doorwa


IF ONE SMOKES, THERE IS THE BURNT       
Last Line: Possibles %present themselves %now. %then the code tells %all, and %is altogether secret


IF VOLUME ONE       
First Line: Who remembers the %real sea surface assai
Last Line: Very strong %pressure if utterly %composed


IMAGE OF... ---       
Last Line: Have an idea. My %likeness %appears to abrupt %soft chords


IN PASSING       
First Line: Expresssion may be effected
Last Line: That solid grey sky, obscures %the decline of the afternoon


INDIFFERENCE POINT (1)       
First Line: Continuance, mere con- %tinuance. Your
Last Line: Idea like %'tomorrow night.'


INDIFFERENCE POINT (2)       
First Line: Figures of common %sense afford
Last Line: Correspondence. You %level me with here


INDIFFERENCE POINT (3)       
First Line: Love, my %weltanschauung
Last Line: Gone. %you intimidate


INDIFFERENCE POINT (4)       
First Line: Counted my %don't-cares
Last Line: How shall I keep %my distance?


INDIFFERENCE POINT (5)       
First Line: I repent of %nearly
Last Line: I want to see is %the visible


INDIFFERENCE POINT (6)       
First Line: I'll divert my %ear from you. I can
Last Line: The inner chambers to %disinherit you


INDIFFERENCE POINT (7)       
First Line: This is the real
Last Line: Keep a religious %silence.'


INDIFFERENCE POINT (8)       
First Line: Joy un- %does you. You
Last Line: Will destroy you - watch - as %we connive


INDIGNITY OF PROOF       
First Line: No reply sharp %outlines instantly %less visible
Last Line: We left %the evening


INSTINCTIVELY, THE WINDING STAIRS, ACCOMPANIED       
Last Line: Into footprints. %one kiss, I'm %surrounded. Love's %long debris


INTRODUCING A MADMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: He finished his speech in a
Last Line: Strength which seemed incredible
Subject(s): Hate


INTRODUCING A MADMAN       
First Line: He finished his speech in a
Last Line: Clever lady (with a %strength which seemed incredible)
Subject(s): Hate


LIGHT TRAVELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Common time I follow you un-
Subject(s): Light; Poetry & Poets


LIGHT TRAVELS       
First Line: Common time I follow you unkept
Last Line: To think or swim %reminiscence and extinction


LIPS MEET: SPIRIT BREATHES       
Last Line: Thought about it, I though %that perhaps too much emphasis has been put %on both pity and terror


LULLABY IN JANUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Bravely (it seems to me) you
Subject(s): Winter; Sleep; Birthdays


LUNCH       
First Line: The table is loaded. I marvel at my
Last Line: Than the rest; it is hard now to imagine %such connoisseurship
Subject(s): Lunch


MAJESTY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


MARGINAL NOTE       
First Line: She had read, she %tells us-mrs eddy, that
Last Line: And no last %judgement


MEANING SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD, LIKE A MISSING BUDDHA       
Last Line: Know it when %I see it. What could %reduce a man %to traces?


MILLENIUM       
First Line: So here is %center
Last Line: There is no everything


MIRROR       
First Line: Dark spaces %echoes: I will %outremember you
Last Line: We meet %and then we %meet by chance


MONEY       
First Line: Money %is pure spirit. It's what you convert
Last Line: Blunders in his accounting. %it's hell to be poor


MOTION DISCOMFORT       
First Line: El cheapo in the jaws of camp
Last Line: Gently, without impact, having no %place to land


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (1)       
First Line: Closing the door is supposed to open some
Last Line: It's a stroke of luck when traditional %wisdom so matchs the turning of the season


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (10)       
First Line: How naive can you get? - I
Last Line: Thought answers my stupid question: I %remember nothing


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (11)       
First Line: When I think of the books you could
Last Line: With my lids down. But I'm preparing. I need %many voices for my regvenge


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (2)       
First Line: I've often thought of writing a poem of grotesque
Last Line: Instant, because of course the buddha %reconsidered


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (3)       
First Line: Bulls for the bull-fight must (this is
Last Line: Develop a taste for battle or %get seven novels written or kill myself


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (4)       
First Line: History is hard for me. I've no
Last Line: Sense for it


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (5)       
First Line: The world - and if ever there was a self-evident
Last Line: Nights, wearily, I study my net. %the fish stinks


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (6)       
First Line: A friend talks passionately in favor of
Last Line: Plains, burying us. Friend, waist deep in dust or %sand, maybe we'd contrive a gesture


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (7)       
First Line: I passed the peak of my
Last Line: Study, but no one knows %my speciality


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (8) XMAS (AFTER PESSOA)       
First Line: A god is born. Other gods die. Truth
Last Line: A new god is nothing but a word. %seek not. Nor believe. Allis occult


MY NOTEBOOK FOR DECEMBER (9)       
First Line: Time is molecular - so much for
Last Line: Bright pulsations, a gob %of time, an after-image


NATURAL BRIDGE       
First Line: Climbs on the first spider that
Last Line: Thousand men. So decorated, at such expense


NATURAL DARKNESS       
First Line: Old philosophers %by rocky strand by %creek, unable %to sleep
Last Line: The usual diseases is un- %healthy


NO EXCUSE FOR THE PHYSICAL. THE SOUL DEMANDS       
Last Line: Give - go - keep - let - %make - put - seem - %take - be - do -have - %say - see - send - may - wil


NO LANGUAGE NATIVE, SOME MERELY LESS FOREIGN THAN OTHERS       
Last Line: Above the wind. %how I felt - my %symptoms %handed around


NOTHING       
First Line: Sweet music without dis- %tinguishable text
Last Line: Heaven and earth


NUMERICAL ARGUMENTS, LINKING TIME AND DIVIDING       
Last Line: Information. Flowers %shriek when wrenched %out. %into the mirror


ON EARTH       
First Line: This is the original %theme, through the
Last Line: And note how the face %disappears into the %eyes


OPPOSITE       
First Line: Absence %yes, it's of light
Last Line: Will %at a distance


ORDER       
First Line: Ox %to look at something that is changing
Last Line: A mark %space as static, time as flowing, knowledge as oscillation


OTHER NUMBERS       
First Line: Whether in the body %or out
Last Line: Without %redemption


PALMER-WORM       
First Line: And even lovers talk %sometimes of other things
Last Line: Desire for the body as %if for the dead %body


PAPER       
First Line: Somebody told me I wouldn't know how to choose
Last Line: On the sills, and I can't see %out my window anymore


PARADISE       
First Line: Garden abstracted
Last Line: The ability %to hover


PARADISE       
First Line: In this garden every %leaf is %mortal
Last Line: I wish I could %tell you %this


PLURALITY OF WORLDS       
First Line: And each inhabited. And each


POEM FROM MEMORY       
First Line: If one %smokes, there
Last Line: Open. %secret


POET    Poem Text    
First Line: The wind dying, I find a city deserted, except for crowds of
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POET       
First Line: The wind dying, I find a city deserted, except for crowds of
Last Line: I build houses that I will not inhabit


POTENTIAL RANDOM, SEL.       
First Line: No counting the %number of the dead, the number
Last Line: What have I ever wanted to %say, but %how at this moment


PROGRESSING       
First Line: At birth whole %areas of the globe are
Last Line: Career must proceed directly %from the stars of the microcosm


PSEUDODOXIA       
First Line: Among errors, he finds this one vulgar: the idea that, the sexes being
Last Line: Symmetry, herr stimmung thinks, must be strangely persuasive


PUT INTO PERSPECTIVE, THE DOME OF THE STATE HOUSE SINKS       
Last Line: How the letters follow their set %order, like the formula for some %catastrophe, called forth by %ac


REAL ANSWERS SIMPLY REPEAT THE QUESTION       
Last Line: Strains. These intrusions %not to be regarded as %abnormal, but %certainly surprising


ROUGH CIRCLE       
First Line: I went half way, half the remaining way, then half of that knowing I
Last Line: It was not a theory


RUINS OF PROVIDENCE       
First Line: Two oaks - in the afternoon, if
Last Line: Grove. I love these wooden houses that %the rich built, and we live in


SAINT MICHAEL, AS HE FLASHES HIS SWORD, SHOULD SWEAT       
Last Line: Teaches philosophy, or the likelihood %of a new ice age, or that pair of %slippers worn by enoch bef


SAME DISTANCE       
First Line: Silk at limits %pressed farther
Last Line: A word of %slang


SELF EVIDENT       
First Line: From this angle, at %this distance, I
Last Line: Resembling %blots


SHIFTERS       
First Line: Birds I hear %weeping
Last Line: There is no nothing


SHIPWRECK IN HAVEN: 4    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Fate is cleverer than the king
Subject(s): Transcendentalism


SHIPWRECK IN HAVEN: 5    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After this, the cold more intense, and the night comes rapidly up
Subject(s): Transcendentalism


SHIPWRECK IN HAVEN: I       
First Line: Balancing. Austere. Life-
Last Line: And blood, a rope of flowers


SINCE VOLUME ONE       
First Line: Periodically %glum %and the sun
Last Line: Dream of no %sleep comes %secondhand


SINGULAR STRAIN       
First Line: But words yes I do %hear words
Last Line: Until the sound %is out of hearing


SIXTH TRANSCENDENTAL STUDY       
First Line: Behind and above, I saw then everything
Last Line: Reaching for the centr. Look at the sycamore: %tall, healthy, flashing its regalia


SLEEPER NOT COMPLETELY ASLEEP       
Last Line: Of action. Not %mine. Shifted, %all the natural %divisions


SLEEPING BEAUTY       
First Line: Inside her slumber, she is fast awake
Last Line: The opposite of letting the mind wander %is letting the mind go home


SLIGHTLY ARCHED FORM       
First Line: The dead may hide %in a mirror
Last Line: Wholly different from %what is


SOFT HAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Afterward, to tell how it was possible to
Subject(s): Motion; Storms; Ships & Shipping


SOME GODS ARE TOO HIGH TO BE PTITIONED       
Last Line: Recognized, for instance, my way of %walking, could run to meet me


SOMETHING IS ALWAYS PULLING, LITTLE       
Last Line: Center. Only vectors of %rejection, lines %of force. This %reach. %open. %secret


SONG FOR CROSSING A BRIDGE       
First Line: This song started with evee, my mother
Last Line: Down the river, %into the open sea


SORROW AND LOVE, IN THE OLD HYMN       
Last Line: The high tone of gravity - the universe %displays a degrading shift towards red


SOUNDS, OVER A DISTANCE TOO GREAT TO HURT: THE IDEAL CLANG       
Last Line: Of hieroglyphic. There are %four colors that make %up the whole world. They are all %colors I have s


STORMY CROSSING       
First Line: What will %remain? Not new
Last Line: Paradise has %no feet


SURFACE AND AFTER       
First Line: A sweet and singular %strain of singing
Last Line: Instantly was %dead


THE BALUSTRADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ultimate boundary: arms
Subject(s): Amnesia; Conduct Of Life; Fear


THE GHOST OF A HUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: He reads: what soul suffers in secret, the flesh shows openly
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Coming Of Age


THE REAL SUBJECT [WHIR]    Poem Text    
First Line: Do not alarm yourself, I


THE UNRELIABLE NARRATOR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A great crime: she has
Subject(s): Matricide; Conduct Of Life


THIS BODY, MINE, IS ONLY AN IMAGE       
Last Line: Emotions. Meanwhile, all %legends about roses %bleed them from white to red


THREE LOGICAL POEMS (1) A RATIONAL HORIZON       
First Line: As I grow older, I
Last Line: Circle, assuming the universe %to be an individual


THREE LOGICAL POEMS (2) COOKBOOK ILLUSTRATIONS       
First Line: The food in thee
Last Line: Crocker, 'first %make your coffin.'


THREE LOGICAL POEMS (3) THE ENDS OF THE EARTH       
First Line: This' is %real. What
Last Line: The elements. %'now.'


THREE POEMS OF POSITION (1) SAILING THE WALL       
First Line: Now again, trees issue leaves
Last Line: Instant perfection. I like the way %thing sound, a sense of previous riverbeds


THREE POEMS OF POSITION (2) STANDING       
First Line: At the end of long marches, food appears
Last Line: Crosses falling night. We will not %meet, after today's losses


THREE POEMS OF POSITION (3) A DELICATE EMPIRICISM       
First Line: Under the threshold, unconscious
Last Line: Arrive at the same doorway, where %this cat is on that mat


TO KNOW, MERE EMOTION, BUT THE UNKNOWN       
Last Line: Down %to ordinary blue %eyes, or brown, or %pigmentation uncertain. %projection of %a tone, without


TO ROSMARIE IN BAD KISSINGEN       
First Line: I just squashed a fat
Last Line: A marigold %and an oak


TRANSITIVE       
First Line: The boundary is marked by boundary stones, standing in the dusk or
Last Line: To reinstate the surrounding void


TRANSPARENT LIKE THE AIR       
First Line: Spirits love
Last Line: Frozen to this %selfsame %stone %(opaque %and then the flash%of a bird's wing) I %go down the column


TRIPLE CITY, BUILT BY THE DAMNED       
Last Line: By its - our - own %will, collapsing %like a dying %star into %a bull's-eye for a %single arrow. %al


TUNING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


TUNING       
First Line: Herr stimmung-purblind-moves in corporeal time
Last Line: He has a special attitude towards terror


TURNING ROAD       
First Line: Earliest %ornament, bead or %pendant, first
Last Line: Lips, and the latest %doodad, %pendant


TWO ARMIES ADVANCE, DELINEATING AMID CLOUDS OF DEMOLITION       
Last Line: The ever %shifting and %the distant. Dreadful un- %certainty%of all the particulars. %there is no %c


ULTIMATE BOUNDARY: ARMS       
Last Line: Languor, uncanny and %pensive silence


UNTIL VOLUME ONE       
First Line: Vestiges and %not nearly separated
Last Line: As it has before %toward winter


UNWIELDINESS OF COMPLEXES       
Last Line: Purposes. Nothing %attaches %except worldliness. %encoded %and read henceforward only %for (ah---) t


VACANCY HAUNTS THE CITY. UNINTENDED SPACES       
Last Line: My best chances are %tonal, images not %quite in tune, partial %replies, a kind of %asymmetrical ech


VANITY       
First Line: The world I see-there-here-is the world I remember. What is to
Last Line: Trees %caught in the hearsay


VESTIGES       
First Line: Fire in %general, which neither
Last Line: Wedding night, the %teeth of evidence


WANDERING CURVES       
First Line: A new ridge spreads underneath. Volcanoes, often
Last Line: Ooze the crust along the mantle


WATER MARKS (1)       
First Line: Even if his dream were
Last Line: Not accept the it is %raining of someone asleep


WATER MARKS (10)       
First Line: Water, if quiet, may
Last Line: Battle, elaborate %ruins, the typical flora


WATER MARKS (11)       
First Line: Pieces of a game - king, queen
Last Line: His old enemy: the fascination %of drifting terms


WATER MARKS (12)       
First Line: Look here, at this---' - there
Last Line: And those creases of llight in the %sky are like nothing on earth


WATER MARKS (13)       
First Line: Even if his dream


WATER MARKS (14)       
First Line: If I ask, 'how %are the arches fallen?' does it not bridge
Last Line: Of blue sky and foundation? - %for at least this holiday


WATER MARKS (15)       
First Line: To use words in
Last Line: Such a way that no %frontier closes on them


WATER MARKS (16)       
First Line: N. B. There are more
Last Line: Insects in america


WATER MARKS (17)       
First Line: From certain angels, one may see
Last Line: Hues), such as %might tempt a man to step


WATER MARKS (18)       
First Line: And there are things of whihc - for
Last Line: Some reason - it is %difficult to remind oneself


WATER MARKS (19)       
First Line: Shall we, with our
Last Line: Establish a style - a form %of possession


WATER MARKS (2)       
First Line: It is raining


WATER MARKS (20)       
First Line: Don't %go away. This rain
Last Line: Speak of actual %rain, even if


WATER MARKS (21)       
First Line: And who will care about dirty
Last Line: An end ... Now logic must %take care of itself


WATER MARKS (3)       
First Line: Periods of dream, however
Last Line: Fatigue - will erupt into %the waking eye


WATER MARKS (4)       
First Line: It takes a horizontal
Last Line: Cannot lay a foundation, but must %build on one


WATER MARKS (5)       
First Line: Names bother him. Certain
Last Line: That---built. %(earthquake gardening


WATER MARKS (6)       
First Line: In the farthest %clearing, misunderstandings
Last Line: Still spring up


WATER MARKS (7)       
First Line: No description %satisfies him. When he
Last Line: He no longer finds it %characteristic


WATER MARKS (8)       
First Line: Rain is coming %down so as to flood the ill
Last Line: If his dream were actually %connected


WATER MARKS (9)       
First Line: Woven, the net, without
Last Line: Spread to the horizon, %unpronounceable


WHAT HERR STIMMUNG ADMIRES       
First Line: The famous harp-playing donkey at aulnay
Last Line: Rolling hard-boiled eggs downhill


WHILE SHE WAS HOLDING FORTH...       
Last Line: Tall empty helmet. If I needed %help, what hill would I climb or %lift my eyes toward?


WILL TO WILL       
First Line: An interesting case, the progress of a bird. When
Last Line: A new barn, buys cows. The rest I'm forgetting


WIND IS LAUGHING       
First Line: My love and I sat down to lunch
Last Line: And later the same wind will blow right through us, %but the wind is laughing


WONDERFUL BODY-THERE IS       
Last Line: We bend the %knee in %apposition


WORDS WORTH LESS       
First Line: Tell %blind. %intelligible
Last Line: With a soft inland murmur. -once again


WORLD BEGINS HERE       
Last Line: Let gestures %determine the marionette. %running down- %stairs always to the %chamber of horrors


WOUND UP, GOING ON       
Last Line: Houses. Flames %thronging %like the pains %of childbirth. Corpse %on the shore