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Author: WARREN, ROSANNA
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Warren, Rosanna    Poet's Biography
67 poems available by this author


ALPS       
First Line: The mountains taught us speechlessness


ANTIETAM CREEK       
First Line: The lovers cross the bridge, and the brown stream
Last Line: Till evening drains the landscape, and they go %hand gripping hand, coats buttoned, heads held low


ANTIQUE       
First Line: It doesn't happen these days, the retinal shock when
Last Line: Subtraction, and hearing it cry aloud, nightly, in our arms


ARRIVAL    Poem Text    
First Line: That's how a god descends from a mountain peak
Last Line: Later, how in such a flash, the dark came there
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Mythology


BROKEN POT       
First Line: I am far from you, I am walking farther
Last Line: With my tribute %of broken shards, my symbola %from the original vessel in whose clay we share


CHILD MODEL       
First Line: I want to adopt you, doll-like child


CORMORANT       
First Line: Up through the buttercup meadow the children lead
Last Line: And, beyond the cove, the channel bells
Subject(s): Birds; Cormorants


COST       
First Line: That wasn't our baby


COUPLE (FOR ISABEL ARCHER)    Poem Text    
First Line: You turn to the window, and whatever it was
Last Line: We are left with mere afternoon, in a daze
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COUPLE (FOR ISABEL ARCHER)       
First Line: You turn to the window, and whatever it was
Last Line: To collide, each with its destined mate
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage


CYPRIAN       
First Line: We could almost see her
Last Line: She who turns herself away


DAY LILIES    Poem Text    
First Line: For six days, full-throated, they praised
Subject(s): Lilies


DAYLIGHTS       
First Line: So the sky wounded you, jagged at the heart


DEPARTURE       
First Line: I can only speak to people who
Last Line: Nor will it, while we are alive


DIVERSION       
First Line: Go, I say to myself, tired of my notebooks and my reluctatnt pen
Last Line: And which will die, soon, from her ministrations


E.W.    Poem Text    
First Line: Your purpled, parchment forearm
Subject(s): Mothers; Illness


FARM       
First Line: Once you have described the barn, erase the page
Last Line: Into the north atlantic. Of the couple who lived here once %and quarreled, we know little. Mist dele


FOR D.    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The plane whumps down through rainclouds, streaks
Subject(s): Absence; Air Travel; Separation; Isolation


FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: It's not your mountain
Subject(s): Absence; Bears; Separation; Isolation


FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF ANNE VERVEINE    Poem Text    
First Line: When his dogs leapt on actaeon, he
Subject(s): Mythology; Love - Erotic; Relationships; Art & Artists


FUNERARY PORTRAITS       
First Line: Mother presses her head to her hand, already


FURTHER PAGES FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF ANNE VERVEINE       
First Line: The carpet is not a story. It is a place
Last Line: On my long gray street, the rue de lille, where I still live


GARDEN (CRETE -- NEW YORK)       
First Line: Petals fell white and remorseless as
Last Line: I begin my life


GIRL BY MINOAN WALL       
First Line: If, from a centuried window, she looks out


HAGAR       
First Line: Was it a mountain wavering on the rim
Last Line: Lord of thistle and mica. Here I am
Subject(s): Hagar


HELLENISTIC HEAD       
First Line: She's in two worlds, her veil blown half across her face
Last Line: The other half is stone that turns into wind


INTERIOR AT PETWORTH: FROM TURNER       
First Line: It was a way of punishing the house, setting it ablaze


ISLAND IN THE CHARLES       
First Line: Taking the well-worn path in the mind though dusk enroaches
Last Line: Draws off to the harbor and, farther, to the unseen sea %until evening settles, and takes her in its


JACOB BURCKHARDT, AUGUST 8, 1987       
First Line: He's dismissed them over


LE VENTRE DE PARIS: 1. LA RUE MONTORGEUIL: THE MARKET       
First Line: They built the church here, imagining
Last Line: Is life, and life runs %in us as doen this street


LE VENTRE DE PARIS: 2. ST. EUSTACHE: THE MARKET CHURCH       
First Line: The little we know
Last Line: Its organ recitals, %its street %whistling with market blood


LENA'S HOUSE: WATERCOLOR       
First Line: To have come so far into this sodden green
Last Line: And compose in every scene the maternal landscape


LILY       
First Line: The highway forever draws away


MAN IN STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: You stand in the brook, mud smearing
Subject(s): Rivers; Beavers; Death; Dead, The


MAN, THAT IS BORN OF WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: It is in slow choking
Last Line: Let it go
Subject(s): Nature; Leaves


MAN, THAT IS BORN OF WOMAN       
First Line: It is in slow choking
Last Line: Shelf, could clench as surely %an altocirrus wisp, %as freely %let it go
Subject(s): Nature


MATERNAL    Poem Text    
First Line: They keep them in vials at the institute of tears
Last Line: Over broken glass, rocks and soot. I count my bones
Subject(s): Mothers


MAX JACOB AT SAINT BENOIT    Poem Text    
First Line: The noonday square. Plane leaves, dust
Last Line: " at drancy. There, the nazis let him die - a sick old jew? - ""natural death. "" "
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts


MAX JACOB AT SAINT BENOIT       
First Line: The noonday square. Plane leaves, dust
Last Line: - an old jew with pneumonia - 'naturally.'
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social


MEDITERRANEAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: - when she disappeared on the path ahead of me
Subject(s): Mothers; Death; Dead, The


MISTRAL I    Poem Text    
First Line: Two donkeys graze in a meadow of wild golden buttons
Last Line: And children find some new thing, and shout at the sea
Subject(s): Seashore; Children


MUD       
First Line: It's not as simple as rhyming mud and blood
Last Line: Wanted. Not that we wanted to know.)


NECROPHILIAC       
First Line: More marrow to suck, more elegies
Last Line: Forever groping grief forever young.


NIGHTSHADE       
First Line: Suddenly, looking once more at the japanese elm, I saw
Last Line: Raw and brilliant from the feverish trickle of snot


NORTH: 1. OVER PRAIRIE       
First Line: Not in but past %the piled tumultuous torsos we
Last Line: Touched. It's possible to fly %not in but past


NORTH: 2. THE RIVER       
First Line: If it flashed a message in the pewtery twilight of northern plains
Last Line: If you touch me, I will run through your hands like water


NORTH: 3. HOME       
First Line: Would it be ablution if the brook
Last Line: And davens beyond our telling, what it tells


NOTEBOOKS OF ANNE VERVEINE, SELS: 3       
First Line: I kissed a flame what did I expect
Last Line: How much that is human will never burn


OLD CUBIST       
First Line: He sees your
Last Line: If you taste a wafer %it will not be sanctified


OMALOS       
First Line: The moon bloats full and white
Last Line: Floats downward from rock-jag, wavering, %the baleful laughter of goats


PAINTING A MADONNA       
First Line: If he has been so careful


PORNOGRAPHY       
First Line: That's good, the charcoal triangle of eye


RENOIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Under striped flutter of awnings, have come
Last Line: A constellation visible at dusk
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Paintings And Painters; Renoir, Jean (1894-19979)


RENOIR       
First Line: Under striped flutter of awnings, have come
Last Line: A constellation visible at dusk
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Paintings And Painters; Renoir, Jean (1894-19979)


SIDE STREET       
First Line: Controlled movement is the new step we dance down america lane
Last Line: I swear, that's really the name of the road to the prison: america lane


SIMILE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: As when her friend, the crack austrian skier, in the story
Subject(s): Skiing; Fear; Mothers; Death; Dead, The


SIMILE       
First Line: As when her friend the crack austrian skier, in the story
Last Line: Who was it, finally, %who loosened %her hands?


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: A yellow coverlet / in the greenwood
Last Line: I turn away
Subject(s): Nature


SONG       
First Line: A yellow coverlet %in the greenwood
Last Line: Preserves its blue heat %down my throat
Subject(s): Nature


THE CORMORANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Up through the buttercup meadow the children lead
Last Line: And, beyond the cove, the channel bells
Subject(s): Birds; Cormorants


THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: In your lace ruff you resemble a giant
Subject(s): Herbert, Mary Sidney (1561-1621); Pembroke, Countess Of; Sidney, Mary (1561-1621); Dudley, Mary


TIDE PICKERS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Question marks at the tide line, dark figures bend
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


TIDE-PICKERS       
First Line: Question-marks at the tide line, dark figures bend


TRAVEL       
First Line: 43,000 feet below us
Last Line: Heading, in every sense, in the wrong direction


TWO DAYS BEFORE YOU DIED, WE SAW YOUR DEATH       
Last Line: How wrenched up your %emaciated smile: 'come in! Come in!'


UMBILICAL       
First Line: It is not the first time
Last Line: Lines trace, for a %moment, a map


VIRGIN PICTURED IN PROFILE       
First Line: A white-gowned woman making offering