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Author: WHEELER, SUSAN
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Wheeler, Susan    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Wheeler, Sue
87 poems available by this author


105 MULBERRY       
First Line: Here is the picture of the japanese snacks


13TH ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: A hummingbird flies through
Last Line: Slanting in predictable orbit


A FILIAL REPUBLIC    Poem Text    
First Line: And out on the plaza, there were more people
Subject(s): City & Town Life


ARBITER OF DESIRE & THE WREATH       
First Line: Happenstance becomes intended, like grass
Last Line: This badgering, a sheath for action


BELLE       
First Line: Sad, that porking verb. I went down
Last Line: Then the fear a far cry from complete.) %come gently, wash those hiboys here


CHARITY MUST ABIDE CALL FOR ANCIENT OCCUPATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Red barn, still house, shimmering heat


CHARITY MUST ABIDE CALL FOR ANCIENT OCCUPATION       
First Line: Red barn, still house, shimmering heat
Last Line: Staff, and thermos, crazed. Deafening heat


DEBTOR IN THE CONVEX MIRROR       
First Line: He counts it out. By now from abroad there are shillings and real
Last Line: Its dinanderie in order and its linens boiled and hung


DOUBLED INDEMNITY       
First Line: Late twentieth century, lower fifth avenue
Last Line: Spurting in the pendant day


EACH'S COT AN ALTAR THEN       
First Line: From the service of self %alone
Last Line: Seek a proper return for our labor


EVENING IN       
First Line: The sky falls all night, it is nothing new
Last Line: She turns the engine over again and again in the cold driveway


EXOTIC       
First Line: My husband's body was colonizing
Last Line: That, and collect shells, a pinker, %a bigger, a more intact


FARMERS, FALLING DOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the distance there are several trees
Last Line: Sympathy the unruly sky parts now into flocks
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


FARMERS, FALLING DOWN       
First Line: In the distance there are several trees
Last Line: It mattered. One trembles so to think of it you hold her. %sympathies the unruly sky parts now into
Subject(s): Farm Life


FIERCEST       
First Line: Above the stunted virgin pines the jagged
Last Line: You are shivering. %a sod root tips into your boot %and tugs


FILIAL REPUBLIC       
First Line: And out on the plaza, there were more people
Last Line: In the apartment above you, and the tenant is pacing


FORECAST FOR A PRACTICAL SOLUTION       
First Line: The man carries several watercolors across the street
Last Line: He is shivering. %a firefly batters his shoulder and whirrs again away


FORGETTING THE LIBERTY       
First Line: Something's going down. Check out page
Last Line: The burden of allegiance, the cup


HAIR ON YOUR CHEST       
First Line: What the green shoot becomes in shooting
Last Line: I cannot not witness now


HAND-ME-DOWNS: THE MOVIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Power schmauer. The trees glinting their crystal boughs beyond the breakfront
Last Line: The sparkling allure of the wager and the winning streak? On your mark, go
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


HAND-ME-DOWNS: THE MOVIES       
First Line: Power schmauer. The trees glinting their crystal boughs beyond the breakfront
Last Line: The sparkling allure of the wager and the winning streak? On your mark, go
Subject(s): Motion Pictures


HE OR SHE THAT'S GOT THE LIMB, THAT HOLDS ME OUT ON IT       
First Line: The girls are drifting in their ponytails
Last Line: Of the sunset. The youngest starts the song


HOMAGE       
First Line: Near the hopital stephane audran waits in a
Last Line: There! Two french twists, swinging through trees


HUMANS       
First Line: It's the old thought, isn't it?- %how coffee goes on being offered
Last Line: Lift of the chin that asks if %there's a table by the window


I WAS JUST FROSTED    Poem Text    
First Line: Thanks, ray, this is just what the doctor ordered.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


IN SKY       
First Line: The girl is waiting in the room to be discovered
Last Line: The girl, blushing: o did you see me there? Did you?


INDEPENDENCE DAY, CHICAGO       
First Line: The oblisk pier, buoyed by the floats
Last Line: The dozen constellary sheets of light


INSTRUCTIONS       
First Line: Imagine you %beneath the flue
Last Line: Whose hubris pales %before they fail


INSTRUCTIONS TO THE RAIN       
First Line: Five nights too late %they find her friend in his boat
Last Line: Come again some other day


JUST VANILLA    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Spendthrifts


KNOWLEDGE, SAY       
First Line: That forever describing experience
Last Line: And his hat flyint out across the used casr lot-- %the way that I have ever known. But for the. Ligh


KRYCEK: THE CONFESSION    Poem Text    
First Line: On an upper story, someone is dying
Last Line: To each lector at the lectionary
Subject(s): Confessions; Lectures; Addresses; Speaking; Public Speaking


KRYCEK: THE CONFESSION       
First Line: On an upper story, someone is dying
Last Line: To each lector at the lectionary
Subject(s): Confessions; Lectures


LASTING INFLUENCE       
First Line: This is the repugnant part, where now
Last Line: Dawning bridge of a fallacious jump, a cowboy is %coming after you, calmly askew, promising breath


LET'S TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN, PLEASE       
First Line: The gangs run the length of the market


LIVING WITH APPEARANCES       
First Line: On the lake the flecked boats weave
Last Line: Several clouds collide upon the point, %and then several colleagues leave


MAN WITH THE GREEN CARD       
First Line: Tenderness becomes its own reflex, like the cradled


MEETING AGAIN, AFTER HEINE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The moon rose like a blooming flower
Last Line: And I nodded fast in the fast nightfall
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MEETING AGAIN, AFTER HEINE       
First Line: The moon rose like a blooming flower
Last Line: And I nodded fast in the fast nightfall
Subject(s): Night


MOSE: 1660       
First Line: Mose looks up as the gray-and purple-uniformed
Last Line: Mose closes his eyes


MOSE: 1726       
First Line: He names his days in descending order
Last Line: With now and circle back to explanations


MOVIE SET ON THE HORIZON GLOWS       
Last Line: O u that turned and saw. Turned stone


NO MO FAITH IN THE STEPSA SALVATION       
First Line: What with quick hands you raced to open here
Last Line: The sex that floundered, the sex that carried on. %mom bent her head in shame. You were always game


O.K       
First Line: And then you come brandishing a shoddy nationalism
Last Line: Lazar will open the car door, offer you a ride


ORDINATION       
First Line: Some of it is ennobling, the dying
Last Line: Cracken this he did, did cracken how, %and the men do softly sleep


OVER ONCE AND OVER AGAIN       
First Line: Dear krsna ex: %in reply to your last letter, the skin does not recall. The
Last Line: Yours, sincerely, %gerry mander


PASTORAL CARE       
First Line: I couldn't mention him, sorry, father
Last Line: (it weren't nostalgia, it happening. It only if it no.) %andshe lost more than sneakers in the park


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Green is the false nettle
Subject(s): Desire


PORTRAIT STUDIES: AUGUST 23       
First Line: Unexplained: andy capp is passed
Last Line: Bug enwrapped in him, rapt dear


PORTRAIT STUDIES: JULY 2       
First Line: Late liquid light, and a swelled pool of it
Last Line: Goes, until exhaustion lays him down


PORTRAIT STUDIES: JULY 20       
First Line: I take the phone. What man is this?
Last Line: The outsize sacrifice of his nod, %his burden of my relief


PORTRAIT STUDIES: JUNE 10       
First Line: The inside of you red and raw
Last Line: Please warm me, now, again


PORTRAIT STUDIES: JUNE 15       
First Line: What spot? What shirt? No, this-this is
Last Line: You would wash away the secret formula??


PORTRAIT STUDIES: JUNE 22       
First Line: Steamed. Harboring a grievous grudge
Last Line: Around themselves? Helpful! Bull-scoff


PORTRAIT STUDIES: JUNE 3       
First Line: The place in which they were gathered
Last Line: Sloffing and sluffing a path to me


PORTRAIT STUDIES: MAY 24       
First Line: A shake erupts, a self-guffaw
Last Line: He slept through the headline rant


PRIVILEGE OF FEET       
First Line: Superb wandering this


PRODUCE, PRODUCE       
First Line: The thinnest meal on the slightest isle
Last Line: The food that keeps them from the noose %will crave on, too. Produce, produce


PROMISE OF STEUBEN       
First Line: I wish I had a packard every time you stopped
Last Line: The boy swats the light. He's sparking. He's right
Subject(s): Boys


RITE TWO       
First Line: Up late. The sleep has stopped
Last Line: Let me there go. Amen


ROANOKE AND WAMPUMPEAG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Child, entering ye olde trading post, takes the pegs upon the walls
Subject(s): Country Stores


RUINOUS DISBELIEF       
First Line: Sands, similitude, what's the difference


RUN ON A WAREHOUSE       
First Line: What he had said came back to him
Last Line: Just a hutch, just a hutch


SAME CATASTROPHE       
First Line: Turn, she said. Turn right
Last Line: Knife, and rub the small surface soon glass


SHANKED ON THE RED BED    Poem Text    
First Line: The perch was on the roof, and the puck was in the air.


SHANKED ON THE RED BED       
First Line: The perch was on the roof, and the puck was in the air
Last Line: To rip around your heady heart looking there for more


SHE'S A PILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, dangling long sleeves in the mercurochrome.
Subject(s): Bad Behavior


SHORT SHRIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: I was at and about everything, nodding through the mall lot
Subject(s): Change; Relationships


SHORT SHRIFT       
First Line: I was at and about everything, nodding through the mall lot
Last Line: Thank you, I prefer to stand'
Subject(s): Change; Relationships


SONG FOR THE SPIRIT OF NATALIE GOING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Small bundle of bones, small bundle of fingers, of plumpness, of heart
Last Line: In the wobbling hours of what has refuged, your future in me
Subject(s): Mediums; Spiritualists


SONG FOR THE SPIRIT OF NATALIE GOING       
First Line: Small bundle of bones, small bundle of fingers, of plumpness, of heart
Last Line: In the wobbling hours of what refuged here, your future in me
Subject(s): Mediums


SOUL THAT WAS SISTER CARRIE'S       
First Line: Before he went into the arena, he stooped over the wooden
Last Line: The cave in his chest, clear as a c print, %gleamed in the wax of the page


SPRING: CERTAINTIES       
First Line: Seeds for next year's onions
Last Line: Are rushed to us by light %that travels at its own speed, %and without portfolio


STRANGE CITY       
First Line: In the tenth month of their eleventh year
Last Line: No. Nothing could happen. There was no choice


THAT BEEN TO ME MY LIVES LIGHT AND SAVIOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Purse be full again, or else must I die. This is the wish


THE GREEN STAMP BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Child in the thick of yearning. Doll carted and pushed
Subject(s): Supermarkets; Children; Childhood


THE SCAR    Poem Text    
First Line: So long gone had I been
Subject(s): Homecoming


THE SPLIT, SELECTION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Times there were when we
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THEIR FUTURES DRIFT LIKE ASH ACROSS THE CITY       
First Line: Young women sturdy as pine trees
Last Line: Of reaching arms, fingers spread %like the ribs of the tightrope %walker's umbrella


THIC       
First Line: Manman got a special s'rop't cures the lonelies
Last Line: I on the tree stump, I missing all


TO DEIFY       
First Line: With the plaid of a cotton flounce as it


TO MY HUSBAND WHO DIED       
First Line: I caught you so often
Last Line: Is your voice. Escaped %into salt water that looks %like nothing at all


WAIT!       
First Line: There are too many people in my lobby
Last Line: Who are vinegar on his tongue


WE TWO KINGS       
First Line: It's hard to stay away
Last Line: Around you, what's left but grace?


WHAT MEMORY REVEALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Angels, pulled into light - provoking the air, fall
Last Line: Each open mouth awing in the light / on columbus avenue
Subject(s): Memory


WHAT MEMORY REVEALS       
First Line: Angels, pulled into light - provoking the air, fall
Subject(s): Memory


YOU TAKE ME TO YOUR HOMETOWN       
First Line: You never said this shortcut was ten tracks wide
Last Line: Those seasons picked up over the prairie