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Author: WILBUR, RICHARD
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Wilbur, Richard    Poet's Biography
536 poems available by this author


5-APR-74       
First Line: The air was soft, the ground still cold
Last Line: Flowers, I said, will come of it


A BAROQUE WALL-FOUNTAIN IN THE VILLA SCIARRA    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the bronze crown / too big for the head of the stone cherub whose feet
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Fountains; Rome, Italy


A BARRED OWL    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The warping night air having brought the boom
Subject(s): Owls; Fear


A BLACK NOVEMBER TURKEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Nine white chickens come
Last Line: Acclaim the sun
Subject(s): Birds


A CHRISTMAS HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: A stable-lamp is lighted
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Holidays; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


A CHRONIC CONDITION    Poem Text    
First Line: Berkeley did not foresee such misty weather
Subject(s): Fear; Landscape; Weather


A COURTYARD THAW    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun was strong enough today
Subject(s): Winter; Weather


A DUBIOUS NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: A bell diphthonging in an atmosphere
Last Line: I weary of the confidence of god
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


A FABLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Securely sunning in a forest glade
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: You don't confuse a cake of soap
Last Line: Caused by a stomach full of bubbles
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: In what way do your two lips differ?
Last Line: When there's a need to sulk and pout
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The kindly barber trims your nape
Last Line: And shake you, and be pretty rough
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A FEW DIFFERENCES: 7       
First Line: A jester differs from a dunce
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


A LATE AUBADE    Poem Text    
First Line: You could be sitting now in a carrel
Last Line: Ruddy-skinned pears
Subject(s): Sex


A MEASURING WORM    Poem Text    
First Line: This yellow striped green
Subject(s): Caterpillars


A MILTONIC SONNET FOR MR. JOHNSON .. REFUSAL OF PETER HURD'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Heir to the office of a man not dead
Last Line: Who talk of vision but are weak of sight
Subject(s): Hate


A PASTURE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: This upstart thistle
Subject(s): Landscape


A PLAIN SONG FOR COMADRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though the unseen may vanish, though insight fails
Subject(s): Time


A SIMPLIFICATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Those great rough ranters, branns
Last Line: Maggot off a dead beetle
Subject(s): Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925); Religion; Speech; Theology; Oratory; Orators


A STORM IN APRIL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Some winters, taking leave
Last Line: And through chill air the puffs of milkweed hover
Subject(s): Storms


A WALL IN THE WOODS: CUMMINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: What is it for, now that dividing neither
Subject(s): Nature


A WEDDING TOAST    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: St. John tells how, at cana's wedding-feast
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Religion; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Theology


A WORLD WITHOUT OBJECTS IS A SENSIBLE EMPTINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The tall camels of the spirit
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ADVICE FROM THE MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: How credible, the room which you evoke


ADVICE TO A PROPHET    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city
Last Line: When the bronze annals of the oak-tree close.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Christianity; Environment; Judgment Day; Messiah; Nuclear War; Religion; Sea Monsters; Nuclear Freeze; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Theology; S


AFTER THE LAST BULLETINS    Poem Text    
First Line: After the last bulletins the windows darken
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


AFTER THE LAST BULLETINS       
First Line: After the last bulletins the windows darken
Last Line: With confident morning sound %the songbirds in the public boughs
Subject(s): Newspapers


AGENT       
First Line: Behind his back, the first wave passes over
Last Line: He shrinks against a trunk and waits to see


ALATUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Their supply lines cut
Last Line: Toward the hid pulse of things, its / winged skeleton
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Autumn; Theology


ALATUS       
First Line: Their supply lines cut
Last Line: Toward the hid pulse of things, its %winged skeleton
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


ALL THESE BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Agreed that all these birds
Subject(s): Birds


ALL THESE BIRDS       
First Line: Agreed that all these birds
Last Line: Come, stranger, sister, dove: %put on the reins of love
Subject(s): Birds


ALTITUDES    Poem Text    
First Line: Look up into the dome: / it is a great salon, a brilliant place
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


ALTITUDES       
First Line: Look up into the dome: %it is a great salon, a brilliant place
Last Line: To pace abut his garden, lost in thought
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


ANOTHER VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sword bites for peace
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


ANOTHER VOICE       
First Line: The sword bites for peace
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: A word sticks in the wind's throat
Last Line: Wind's word, apple-heart, haven of grasses
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


APOLOGY       
First Line: A word sticks in the wind's throat
Last Line: Softly, forgive me love if also I call you %wind's word, ap ple-heart, haven of grasses
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


APRIL 5, 1974    Poem Text    
First Line: The air was soft, the ground still cold.
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


ASPEN AND THE STREAM       
First Line: Beholding element, in whose pure eye
Last Line: Even if that blind groping but achieves %a darker head, a few more aspen leaves
Subject(s): Aspen Trees; Brooks; Trees


AT BREAKFAST TIME, THE USEFUL LETTER T       
Last Line: Preserves us all from eating shredded whea
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


AT MOORDITCH       
First Line: Now,' said the voice of lock and window-bar
Last Line: Till the heart's crayon spangle and fulfill it


ATTENTION MAKES INFINITY       
First Line: The kingdom of air, of lightly looming air


BALLADE FOR THE DUKE OF ORLEANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flailed from the heart of water in a bow
Last Line: I die of thirst, here at the fountain-side
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


BALLADE FOR THE DUKE OF ORLEANS       
First Line: Flailed from the heart of water in a bow
Last Line: We die of thirst, here at the fountain-side
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


BAROQUE WALL-FOUNTAIN IN THE VILLA SCIARRA       
First Line: Under the bronze crown %too big for the head of the stone cherub whose feet
Last Line: Toward which all hungers leap, all pleasures pass
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Fountains; Rome, Italy


BEACON       
First Line: Founded on rock and facing the night-fouled sea
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


BEASTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Beasts in their major freedom
Subject(s): Animals


BEASTS       
First Line: Beasts in their major freedom
Last Line: Navies fed to the fish in the dark %unbridled waters
Subject(s): Animals


BEAUTIFUL CHANGES       
First Line: One wading a fall meadow finds on all sides
Last Line: For a moment all that it touches back to wonder


BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS BUZZING, HONEY BEES       
Last Line: Would I give up such things as sleep and honey
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


BELL SPEECH       
First Line: The selfsame toothless voice for death or bridal
Last Line: Still gather to a language without flaw %our loves, and all the hours of our death


BEOWULF    Poem Text    
First Line: The land was overmuch like scenery
Subject(s): Beowulf


BEOWULF       
First Line: The land was overmuch like scenery
Last Line: Singing of him what they could not understand
Subject(s): Beowulf


BIRTH OF A VERSE FORM: FOR LEWIS TURCO       
First Line: Dear lew %all hail to you
Last Line: Might manage to. %adieu


BLACK BIRCH IN WINTER       
First Line: You might not know this old tree by its bark


BLACK NOVEMBER TURKEY       
First Line: Nine white chickens come
Last Line: Dawn after mortal dawn, with vulgar joy %acclaim the sun
Subject(s): Birds


BLACKBERRIES FOR AMELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Fringing the woods, the stone walls, and the lanes,
Subject(s): Blackberries; Grandchildren; Grandsons; Granddaughters


BLACKBERRIES FOR AMELIA       
First Line: Fringing the woods, the stone walls, and the lanes
Last Line: And a grandchild to talk with while we pick


BOY AT THE WINDOW    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Seeing the snowman standing all alone
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Snowmen


BOY AT THE WINDOW       
First Line: Seeing the snowman standing all alone
Last Line: Such warmth, such light, such love, and so much fear
Subject(s): Fathers; Men; Prayer


C MINOR       
First Line: Beethoven during breakfast? The human soul


CASERTA GARDEN       
First Line: Their garden has a silent tall stone wall
Last Line: There is no resting where it rots and thrives


CASTLES AND DISTANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: From blackhearted water colder
Subject(s): Walruses; Hunting; Courts & Courtiers; Hunters; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


CASTLES AND DISTANCES       
First Line: From blackhearted water colder


CATCH       
First Line: From the dress-box's plashing tissue


CEREMONY    Poem Text    
First Line: A striped blouse in a clearing by bazille
Subject(s): Bazille, Jean Frederic (1841-1870); Paintings & Painters; Women


CEREMONY       
First Line: A striped blouse in a clearing by bazille
Last Line: I think there are most tigers in the wood
Subject(s): Bazille, Jean Frederic (1841-1870); Paintings And Painters; Women


CHILDREN OF DARKNESS       
First Line: If groves are choirs and sanctuaried fanes


CHRISTMAS HYMN       
First Line: A stable-lamp is lighted
Last Line: By whose descent among us %the worlds are reconciled
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Holidays; Religion


CHRONIC CONDITION       
First Line: Berkeley did not foresee such misty weather


CIGALES       
First Line: You know those windless summer evenings, swollen to stasis
Last Line: Cigales cannot hear
Variant Title(s): Cicada


CLEARNESS       
First Line: There is a poignancy in all things clear


COMPLAINT       
First Line: Why is it that whenever I talk with the duchess


CONJURATION       
First Line: Backtrack of sea, the baywater goes; flats


COTTAGE STREET, 1953    Poem Text    
First Line: Framed in her phoenix fire-screen, edna ward
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


COTTAGE STREET, 1953       
First Line: Framed in her phoenix fire-screen, edna ward
Last Line: To state at last her brilliant negative %in poems free and helpless and unjust
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


COURTYARD THAW       
First Line: The sun was strong enough today


DEATH OF A TOAD       
First Line: A toad the power mower caught
Last Line: To watch, across the castrate lawn, %the haggard daylight steer
Subject(s): Toads


DIGGING FOR CHINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Far enough down is china,' somebody said.
Subject(s): China


DIGGING FOR CHINA       
First Line: Far enough down is china, somebody said
Last Line: All that I saw was china, china, china


DIGRESSION       
First Line: Having confided to the heavy-lipped
Last Line: To ponder what the world's confusion meant %when he regardd it without intent


DRIFTWOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: In greenwoods once these relics must have known
Last Line: Ingenerate grain
Subject(s): Driftwood


DRIFTWOOD       
First Line: In greenwoods once these relics must have known
Subject(s): Driftwood


DUBIOUS NIGHT       
First Line: A bell diphthonging in an atmosphere
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


DUTCH COURTYARD       
First Line: What wholly blameless fun


ECCLESIASTES 11:1    Poem Text    
First Line: We must cast our bread


EIGHT RIDDLES FROM SYMPHOSIUS       
First Line: Hung from a foot, I walk upon my head


EIGHTIETH-BIRTHDAY BALLADE FOR ANTHONY HECHT       
First Line: Who is the man whose poems dare
Last Line: The incomparable tony hecht


ELSEWHERE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The delectable names of harsh places
Subject(s): Names; Space & Space Travel; Outer Space; Fourth Dimension


EPISTEMOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Kick at the rock, sam johnson, break your bones
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


EPISTEMOLOGY       
First Line: Kick at the rock, sam johnson, break your bones
Last Line: We whisper in her ear, 'you are not true'
Subject(s): Religion


EVENT       
First Line: As if a cast of grain leapt back to the hand


EXEUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Piecemeal the summer dies; / at the field's edge a daisy lives alone
Last Line: Crawls from the dry grass
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EXEUNT       
First Line: Piecemeal the summer dies; %at the field's edge a daisy lives alone
Last Line: The field has droned the summer's final mass; %a cricket like a dwindled hearse %crawls from the dry
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


EYE       


EYE (PART II)       
First Line: One morning in st. Thomas, when I tried
Subject(s): Physical Disabilities


FALL IN CORRALES       
First Line: Winter will be feasts and fires in the shut houses
Last Line: Stand in the wind and, bowing to this time, %practise the candor of our bones


FERN-BEDS IN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY       
First Line: Although from them steep stands of beech and sugar-maple stem


FEW DIFFERENCES: 3       
First Line: You don't confuse a cake of soap
Last Line: With angel food or gingerbread
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


FEW DIFFERENCES: 5       
First Line: In what way do your two lips differ?
Last Line: When there's a need to sulk and pout
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


FEW DIFFERENCES: 6       
First Line: The kindly barber trims your nape
Last Line: And shake you, and be pretty rough
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


FEW DIFFERENCES: 7       
First Line: A jester differs from a dunce
Last Line: But one of them is bright, perhaps
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


FINISHED MAN       
First Line: Of the four louts who threw him off the dock
Last Line: If money talks, he may be perfect yet


FIRE-TRUCK       
First Line: Right down the shocked street with a siren-blast
Last Line: Your phoenix-red simplicity, enshrined %in that not extinguished fire


FIRST SNOW IN ALSACE    Poem Text    
First Line: The snow came down last night like moths
Subject(s): Alsace, France; World War Ii; Second World War


FIRST SNOW IN ALSACE       
First Line: The snow came down last night like moths
Last Line: He was the first to see the snow
Subject(s): Alsace, France; World War Ii


FIVE WOMEN BATHING IN MOONLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: When night believes itself alone
Last Line: The soft compulsions of their dance
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Women


FIVE WOMEN BATHING IN MOONLIGHT       
First Line: When night believes itself alone
Last Line: The soft compulsions of their dance
Subject(s): Baths And Bathing; Women


FLIPPANCIES       
First Line: While you're a white-hot youth, emit the rays
Variant Title(s): The Star Syste


FLUMEN TENEBRARUM       
First Line: This night's colossal quiet, in heaven crowned
Last Line: And with their lover swept away, and tossed %in scintillant embrace


FLYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Treetops are not so high
Subject(s): Flying


FOLK TUNE       
First Line: When bunyan swung his whopping axe
Last Line: I hear him driving all night long %to beat the leisured snarling drill


FOR C.    Poem Text    
First Line: After the clash of elevator gates
Last Line: Like a rose window or the firmament
Subject(s): Love


FOR C.       
First Line: After the clash of elevator gates
Last Line: Like a rose window or the firmament
Subject(s): Love


FOR DUDLEY       
First Line: Even when death has taken


FOR ELLEN       
First Line: On eyes embarked for sleep the only light


FOR K.R. ON HER SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Blow out the candles of your cake
Last Line: Blow out the candles of your cake
Subject(s): Birthdays


FOR K.R. ON HER SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY       
First Line: Blow out the candles of your cake
Last Line: You whet your wings till dawn shall break: %blow out the candles of your cake
Subject(s): Birthdays


FOR THE NEW RAILWAY STATION IN ROME       
First Line: Those who said god is praised


FOR THE STUDENT STRIKERS       
First Line: Go talk with those who are rumored to be unlike you
Last Line: Even for the gray wife of your nightmare sheriff %and the guardsman's son


FOURTH OF JULY       
First Line: Liddell, the oxford lexicographer
Subject(s): Liddell, Henry George (1811-1898)


FROM THE LOOKOUT ROCK       
First Line: Oh wind I hear you faltering


GAMBLER       
First Line: Full of a cold excitement, he betrays
Last Line: Doting, divine, and cold to all but him
Subject(s): Gambling


GAME TWO       
First Line: From barren coldness birds


GAMES ONE       
First Line: The asterisk says look below, as a star


GEMINI    Poem Text    
First Line: Because poor puer's both unsure and vain
Subject(s): Friends; Enemies; Faith; Belief; Creed


GEMINI       
First Line: Because poor puer's both unsure and vain


GIACOMETTI       
First Line: Rock insults us, hard and so boldly browed


GIAOUR AND THE PACHA       
First Line: The pacha sank at last upon his knee


GIFTS       
First Line: If you speak to me, some night


GLANCE FROM THE BRIDGE       
First Line: Letting the eye descend from seeking stack


GLITTER AND BE GAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Jewelry; Happiness; Shame; Joy; Delight


GNOMONS    Poem Text    
First Line: In april, thirteen centuries ago,
Subject(s): Time; Bede, Saint. The Venerable (673-735); Christianity


GNOMONS       
First Line: In april, thirteen centuries ago


GOOD SERVANT       
First Line: Its piers less black for sunny smiles above


GRACE       
First Line: So active they seem passive, little sheep


GRASSE: THE OLIVE TREES       
First Line: Here luxury's the common lot. The light
Last Line: And whose great thirst, exceeding all excess, %teaches the south it is not paradise


GRASSHOPPER       
First Line: But for a brief %moment, a poised minute
Last Line: Peaceful now that its peace %lay busily hid


H CAN BE TOO SCARED TO SPEAK, ALMOST       
Last Line: Or hallelujah! Or hip, hip, hurray!
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


HAIKU       
First Line: Nice guy is a man
Last Line: Without abandon


HAIL, LETTER F! IF IT WERE NOT FOR YOU       
Last Line: That it would help to keep the water out
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


HAMLEN BROOK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At the alder-darkened brink
Subject(s): Streams; Fish & Fishing; Anglers


HAMLEN BROOK       
First Line: At the alder-darkened brink
Last Line: Nothing can satisfy


HE WAS    Poem Text    
First Line: A brown old man with a green thumb
Last Line: Rose in the sparrow air
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


HE WAS       
First Line: A brown old man with a green thumb
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers


HOLE IN THE FLOOR; FOR RENE MAGRITTE       
First Line: The carpenter's made a hole
Last Line: Inflaming the damask love-seat %and the whole dangerous room


HOW STRANGE THAT THE BANANA'S SLIPPERY PEEL       
Last Line: Profound enough to think about a lot
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


ICONS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They are one answer to the human need
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Famous People


IF D DID NOT EXIST, SOME CREATURES MIGHT       
Last Line: Would rather be extinct than be an uck
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IF G DID NOT EXIST, THE COLOR GREEN       
Last Line: We would turn green at such a sight, I think
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IF THERE WERE NO SUCH THING AS C       
Last Line: See hipmunks gathering winter food
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IF, ALL AT ONCE, THERE WERE NO LETTER J       
Last Line: I think that I would miss them, wouldn't you?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IN A BIRD SANCTUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Because they could not give it too much ground
Last Line: What's all about
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


IN A BIRD SANCTUARY       
First Line: Because they could not give it too much ground
Last Line: On routine visions; we must figure out %what all's about
Subject(s): Environment


IN A CHURCHYARD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: That flower unseen, that gem of purest ray
Last Line: These unseen gravestones, and the darker dead
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


IN A CHURCHYARD       
First Line: That flower unseen, that gem of purest ray
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


IN LIMBO       
First Line: What rattles in the dark? The blinds at brewster?


IN THE ELEGY SEASON       
First Line: Haze, char, and the weather of all souls'
Last Line: Of green leaves building into the light %and azure water hoisting out of wells


IN THE FIELD       
First Line: This field-grass brushed our legs
Last Line: And is ourselves, and is the one %unbounded thing we know


IN THE SMOKING-CAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The eyelids meet. He'll catch a little nap
Last Line: Failure, the longed-for valley, takes him in
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


IN THE SMOKING-CAR       
First Line: The eyelids meet. He'll catch a little nap
Last Line: Failure, the longed-for valley, takes him in
Subject(s): Railroads


IN THE WORD DUMB, THE LETTER B IS MUTE       
Last Line: There'd be no big or little leagues at all
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IN TRACKLESS WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find
Subject(s): Maple Trees


IN TRACKLESS WOODS       
First Line: In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find
Last Line: Not subject to our stiff geometries


IS K UNNECESSARY? 'HEAVENS, NO!       
Last Line: The kayak, would be scuttled fore and aft.'
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IT WOULD BE BITTER, IF THERE WERE NO L       
Last Line: If lollilpops no longer could be had
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


JOHN CHAPMAN       
First Line: Beside the brokenstraw or licking creek


JOHN CHRYSOSTOM       
First Line: He who had gone a beast


JUGGLER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A ball will bounce, but less and less
Subject(s): Christianity; Jugglers; Religion; Theology


JUGGLER       
First Line: A ball will bounce, but less and less
Last Line: For him we batter our hands %who has won for once over the world's weight
Subject(s): Christianity; Jugglers; Religion


JUNE LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your voice, with clear location of june days
Subject(s): Love


JUNE LIGHT       
First Line: Your voice, with clear location of june days


JUNK    Poem Text    
First Line: An axe angles from my neighbor's ashcan
Subject(s): Decay; Junk & Junkyards; Labor & Laborers; Rot; Decadence; Work; Workers


JUNK       
First Line: An axe angles from my neighbor's ashcan
Last Line: And wayland's work is worn away
Subject(s): Decay; Junk And Junkyards; Labor And Laborers


L'ETOILE       
First Line: A rushing music, seizing on her dance


LA ROSE DES VENTS       
First Line: The hardest headlands
Last Line: And tend the true, the mortal flower


LACKING THE LETTER Y, I GUESS       
Last Line: Fudge cake, and everything that's nice?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


LAMARCK ELABORATED    Poem Text    
First Line: The greeks were wrong who said our eyes have rays
Subject(s): Environment; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


LAMARCK ELABORATED       
First Line: The greeks were wrong who said our eyes have rays


LAMENT       
First Line: Nashe's old queens who bartered young and fair


LATE AUBADE       
First Line: You could be sitting now in a carrel
Last Line: And some blue cheese, and crackers, and some fine %ruddy-skinned pears
Subject(s): Sex


LEAVING    Poem Text    
First Line: As we left the garden-party
Subject(s): Parties


LETTER X WILL NEVER DISAPPEAR       
Last Line: Of puzzled pirates digging everywhere
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


LIGHTNESS       
First Line: A birdnest built on the palm of the high


LILACS       
First Line: Those laden lilacs at the lawn's end


LOOKING INTO HISTORY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): History; Wars; Historians


LOOKING INTO HISTORY       
First Line: Five soldiers fixed by mathew brady's eye
Last Line: Its live formality


LORDLY ELEPHANT IS ONE WHOM WE       
Last Line: That that's a thing he never would forget
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


LOVE CALLS US TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The eyes open to a cry of pulleys
Subject(s): Christianity; Laundry & Laundering; Love; Mourning; Religion; Soul; Bereavement; Theology


LOVE CALLS US TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD       
First Line: The eyes open to a cry of pulleys
Last Line: Of dark habits, %keeping their difficult balance
Subject(s): Christianity; Laundry And Laundering; Love; Mourning; Religion; Soul


LOVES OF THE PUPPETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Meeting when all the world was in the bud
Last Line: Anc made the birds explode for miles around
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


LOVES OF THE PUPPETS       
First Line: Meeting when all the world was in the bud
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


LYING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To claim, at a dead party, to have spotted a grackle


LYING       
First Line: To claim, at a dead party, to have spotted a grackle
Last Line: Was faithful unto death, and shamed the devil


M IS A LETTER, BUT IT ALTERNATES       
Last Line: Mince pie, marshmallows, and a thousand years
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


MARCH       
First Line: Beech leaves which might have clung


MARCHE AUX OISEAUX    Poem Text    
First Line: Hundreds of birds are singing in the square
Last Line: And we’ll provide the water and the seed
Subject(s): Birds


MARCHE AUX OISEAUX       
First Line: Hundreds of birds are singing in the square
Last Line: And we'll provide the water and the seed
Subject(s): Birds


MARGINALIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Things concentrate at the edges; the pond-surface


MARGINALIA       
First Line: Things concentrate at the edges; the pond-surface
Last Line: Plying our trades, in hopes of a good drowning


MATTHEW VIII, 28 FF    Poem Text    
First Line: Rabbi, we gadarenes
Last Line: We had rather you shoved off
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


MATTHEW VIII, 28 FF       
First Line: Rabbi, we gadarenes
Last Line: We had rather you shoved off
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


MAYFLIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In sombre forest, when the sun was low
Subject(s): Flies; Nature


MAYFLIES       
First Line: In sombre forest, when the sun was low
Last Line: How fair the fiats of the caller are
Subject(s): Flies; Nature


MECHANIST       
First Line: Advancing with a self-denying gaze


MELONGENE       
First Line: Our uncrowned kings have no such regal rind


MERLIN ENTHRALLED    Poem Text    
First Line: In a while they rose and went out aimlessly riding
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Merlin; Arthur, King


MERLIN ENTHRALLED       
First Line: In a while they rose and went out aimlessly riding
Last Line: Their mail grew quainter as they clogged along. %the sky became a still and woven blue
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Merlin


MILL       
First Line: The spoiling daylight inched along the bar-top
Last Line: All that I can be sure of is the mill-wheel %it turns and turns in my mind, over and over
Subject(s): Memory; Poetry And Poets


MILTONIC SONNET FOR MR. JOHNSON .. REFUSAL OF PETER HURD'S       
First Line: Heir to the office of a man not dead
Last Line: Wait, sir, and see how time will render you, %who talk of vision but are weak of sight
Subject(s): Hate


MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Mind in its purest play is like some bat
Subject(s): Animals; Bats


MIND       
First Line: Mind in its purest play is like some bat
Last Line: A graceful error may correct the cave
Subject(s): Animals; Bats


MIND-READER       
First Line: Some things are truly lost. Think of a sun-hat
Last Line: One more, perhaps - %a mezzo-litro. Grazie, professore
Subject(s): Religion


MINED COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: They have gone into the gray hills quilled with birches
Last Line: Sure the whole world's wild
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


MINED COUNTRY       
First Line: They have gone into the gray hills quilled with birches
Last Line: Love in some manner restored; to be %sure the whole world's wild
Subject(s): World War Ii


MORE OPPOSITES: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of duck is drake
Last Line: Of duck, of course, is getting hit
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 1       
First Line: The opposite of duck is drake
Last Line: Of duck, of course, is getting hit
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of 'gee!' is some
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 10       
First Line: The opposite of 'gee!' is some
Last Line: Don't interrupt me, please. Gee whiz!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of kite, I'd say
Last Line: (if you can work the blasted thing)
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 11       
First Line: The opposite of kite, I'd say
Last Line: (if you can work the blasted thing
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: When ships send out an s.O.S.
Last Line: It means that things could not be finer
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 12       
First Line: When ships send out an s.O.S.
Last Line: It means that things could not be finer
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: When some poor thirsty nomad sees
Last Line: A sandy islet in the sea
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 13       
First Line: When some poor thirsty nomad sees
Last Line: A sandy islet in the sea
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of robber? Come
Last Line: Posite of robber is a cop
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 14       
First Line: The opposite of robber? Come
Last Line: Posite of robber is a cop
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of less is more
Last Line: Try to be temperate, more or less
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 15       
First Line: The opposite of less is more
Last Line: Try to be temperate, more or less
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: An echo's opposite is the cry
Last Line: It won't until; it hears from you
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 16       
First Line: An echo's opposite is the cry
Last Line: It won't until it hears from you
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 17       
First Line: What is the opposite of root?
Last Line: (such happenings are very rare
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 18       
First Line: A dragon is a winged snake
Last Line: A golden egg (or so they say
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 19       
First Line: The opposite of stunt? You're right!
Last Line: Or merely lying on the grass
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 2       
First Line: The opposite of doctor? Well
Last Line: It's anyone who makes you sick
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of so-and-so
Last Line: You so-and-so! I want that back!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 20       
First Line: The opposite of so-and-so
Last Line: You so-and-so! I want that back!'
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of punch, I think
Last Line: I'm getting punchy. That will do
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 21       
First Line: The opposite of punch, I think
Last Line: I'm getting punchy. That will do
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: A spell is something you are under
Last Line: And things are only fairly creepy
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 22       
First Line: A spell is something you are under
Last Line: And other horribel mistaiks
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of hot, we know
Last Line: Since all those things are not so hot
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 23       
First Line: The opposite of hot, we know
Last Line: Since all those things are not so hot
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 24       
First Line: The opposite of moth? It's moth!
Last Line: As well as dresses, coats, and hats
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 25       
First Line: The opposite of top, in case
Last Line: Since none of those is fun to spin
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 26       
First Line: When you are playing on a harp
Last Line: A soda should be full of fizz
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Gray is the opposite of blue
Last Line: And so its opposite is cheerful
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 27       
First Line: Gray is the opposite of blue
Last Line: And so its opposite is cheerful
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 28       
First Line: What is the opposite of chew?
Last Line: If you were seen to have a cud
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 29       
First Line: What is the opposite of a u?
Last Line: May have no opposite at all
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of baby?
Last Line: The answer is grown-up. Maybe
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 3       
First Line: What is the opposite of baby?
Last Line: The answer is a grown-up, maybe
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 30       
First Line: I wonder if you've ever seen a
Last Line: A wild beast laughing uncontrollably!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 31       
First Line: The opposite of pluck, my dear
Last Line: Of adding feathers to a bird
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of sound? Well, that's
Last Line: Or banging powder puffs together
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 32       
First Line: The opposite of sound? Well, that's
Last Line: Or banging powder puffs together
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 33    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of missouri?
Last Line: In massachusetts, anyway
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms; United States


MORE OPPOSITES: 33       
First Line: What is the opposite of missouri?
Last Line: In massachusetts, anyway
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 34       
First Line: The opposite of stop is go
Last Line: I'll stop. And go. Farewell, my friend
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 4    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: What is the opposite of pillow?
Last Line: Or else we'll have a pillow fight
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 4       
First Line: What is the opposite of pillow?
Last Line: Or else we'll have a pillow fight
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of tar is rat
Last Line: And bring the vessel into port
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 5       
First Line: The opposite of tar is rat
Last Line: And bring the vessel into port
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 6       
First Line: The opposite of sheep, I think
Last Line: To let you know it knows you're there
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 7       
First Line: How often travelers who mean
Last Line: Or you may draw a curious crowd
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: An omen is a sign of some
Last Line: And the cat looks a little fatter
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 8       
First Line: An omen is a sign of some
Last Line: And the cat looks a little fatter
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MORE OPPOSITES: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of road?
Last Line: Because you are already there
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms; Roads


MORE OPPOSITES: 9       
First Line: What is the opposite of road?
Last Line: Because you are already there
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


MUSEUM PIECE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The good gray guardians of art
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


MUSEUM PIECE       
First Line: The good gray guardians of art
Last Line: To hang his pants on while he slept
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters


MY FATHER PAINTS THE SUMMER       
First Line: A smoky rain riddles the ocean plains
Last Line: Riding the palest days %its perfect blaze


NEXT DOOR       
First Line: The home for the aged opens its windows in may


NO N? IN SUCH A STATE OF THINGS       
Last Line: For us to keep the letter n
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


O       
First Line: The idle dayseye, the laborious wheel
Last Line: I should go whirling a thin euclidean reel, %no hawk or hickory to true my run


OBJECTS       
First Line: Meridians are a net
Last Line: I see afloat among the leaves, all calm and curled, %the cheshire smile which sets me fearfully free


OCTOBER MAPLES, PORTLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The leaves, though little time they have to live
Last Line: They could not choose but to return in blue
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


OCTOBER MAPLES, PORTLAND       
First Line: The leaves, though little time they have to live
Last Line: They could not choose but to return in blue
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


ODE TO PLEASURE       
First Line: Pleasure, whom had we lacked from earliest hour


ON FREEDOM'S GROUND, SELS.       


ON HAVING MIS-IDENTIFIED A WILD FLOWER       
First Line: A thrush, because I'd been wrong


ON HAVING MISIDENTIFIED A WILD FLOWER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: A thrush, because I'd been wrong
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers


ON THE EYES OF AN SS OFFICER       
First Line: I think of amundsen, enormously bit


ON THE MARGINAL WAY       
First Line: Another cove of shale
Last Line: May that vast motive wash and wash our own


ONCE       
First Line: The old rock-climber cries out in his sleep
Last Line: That once, made safe by rashness, he could leap


OPPOSITES: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of nuts
Last Line: You’re nuts if you think otherwise
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 1       
First Line: What is the opposite of nuts
Last Line: You're nuts if you think otherwise
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of fox?
Last Line: Perhaps a greenish ox would do
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 10       
First Line: What is the opposite of fox?
Last Line: Perhaps a greenish ox would do
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of making faces
Last Line: Fixed expression can be scary
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 11       
First Line: The opposite of making faces
Last Line: Fixed expression can be scary
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite two?
Last Line: A lonely me, a lonely me
Subject(s): English Language; Hair; Synonyms & Antonyms; Togetherness; Solitude


OPPOSITES: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of two?
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 12       
First Line: What is the opposite of two?
Last Line: A lonely me, a lonely you
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 13    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of doe
Last Line: The current slang for dough is bread
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 13       
First Line: What is the opposite of doe
Last Line: The current slang for dough is bread
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of penny?
Last Line: Of someone who is penniless
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 14       
First Line: What is the opposite of penny?
Last Line: Which is it, heads or tails? You lose


OPPOSITES: 14       
First Line: What is the opposite of penny?
Last Line: Which is it, heads or tails? You lose
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 15    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of squash? Offhand
Last Line: The opposite of squash is bean
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 15       
First Line: The opposite of squash? Offhand
Last Line: The opposite of squash is bean
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of actor?
Last Line: I'm romeo. Who might you be?
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 16       
First Line: What is the opposite of actor?
Last Line: I'm romeo. Who might you be


OPPOSITES: 16       
First Line: What is the opposite of actor?
Last Line: I'm romeo. Who might you be?
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 17    Poem Text    
First Line: There's more than one way to be right
Last Line: The opposite of white is yolk!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 17       
First Line: There's more than one way to be right
Last Line: The opposite of white is yolk!


OPPOSITES: 17       
First Line: There's more than one way to be right
Last Line: The opposite of white is yolk!'
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 18    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of doughnut? Wait
Last Line: A cookie with a hole around it
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 18       
First Line: The opposite of doughnut? Wait
Last Line: A cookie with a hole around it
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 19    Poem Text    
First Line: Because what's present doesn't last
Last Line: Something with which you like to play
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 19       
First Line: Because what's present doesn't last
Last Line: Something with which you like to play
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of flying?
Last Line: Would be to take a train or bus
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 2       
First Line: What is the opposite of flying?
Last Line: Would be to take a train or bus
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 20    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of hat?
Last Line: And run the risk of looking silly
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 20       
First Line: What is the opposite of hat?
Last Line: And run the risk of looking silly
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposites of earth are two
Last Line: To choose. All right, we’ll keep them both
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 21       
First Line: The opposites of earth are two
Last Line: To choose. All right, we'll keep them both


OPPOSITES: 21       
First Line: The opposites of earth are two
Last Line: To choose. All right. We'll keep them both
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 22    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of a cloud could be
Last Line: Caused by a cloud's not being there
Subject(s): Clouds; English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 22       
First Line: The opposite of a cloud could be
Last Line: Caused by a cloud's not being there
Subject(s): Clouds; English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 23    Poem Text    
First Line: Not to have any hair is called
Last Line: And must be patted on their pores
Subject(s): English Language; Hair; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 23       
First Line: Not to have any hair is called
Last Line: And must be patted on their pores
Subject(s): English Language; Hair; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of cupid?
Last Line: “I hate you,” “ouch,” and “c uty it out”
Subject(s): English Language; Supernatural; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 24       
First Line: What is the opposite of cupid
Last Line: I hate you,' 'ouch,' and 'cut it out.'


OPPOSITES: 24       
First Line: What is the opposite of cupid?
Last Line: I hate you,' 'ouch,' and 'cut it out.'
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 25       
First Line: What is the opposite of a shoe
Last Line: The question's foolish, is it not


OPPOSITES: 25       
First Line: What is the opposite of a shoe?
Last Line: The question's foolish, is it not?
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 26    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of fleet
Last Line: Engage the first fleet in a battle
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 26       
First Line: What is the opposite of fleet
Last Line: Engage the first fleet in a battle
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of july?
Last Line: The opposite of july’s july
Subject(s): English Language; July; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 27       
First Line: What is the opposite of july?
Last Line: The opposite of july's july
Subject(s): English Language; July; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of bat
Last Line: Another answer might be ball
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 28       
First Line: What is the opposite of bat
Last Line: Another answer might be ball
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 29       
First Line: The opposite of well is sick
Last Line: Without a lot of 'well...Well...Well...'
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of foot is what?
Last Line: The opposite of foot was horse
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 3       
First Line: The opposite of foot is what?
Last Line: The opposite of foot was horse
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 30       
First Line: The opposite of tiller? Well,
Last Line: Since none of these can steer a boat
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of fast is loose
Last Line: The opposite of fast is feast
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 31       
First Line: The opposite of fast is loose
Last Line: The opposite of fast is feast
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of a prince?
Last Line: And sitting on a lily pad
Subject(s): English Language; Supernatural; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 32       
First Line: What is the opposite of a prince?
Last Line: And sitting on a lily pad
Subject(s): English Language; Supernatural; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 33       
First Line: The opposite of a king, I'm sure
Last Line: If she is quarrelsome and mean
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 34    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of spit, I'd say
Last Line: And decent instincts of mankind!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 34       
First Line: The opposite of spit, I'd say
Last Line: And decent instincts of mankind!
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 35    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of ball?
Last Line: And merely make a dreadful hole
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 35       
First Line: What is the opposite of ball?
Last Line: And merely make a dreadful hole
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 36    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of trunk could be
Last Line: The answer tail is rather clever
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 36       
First Line: The opposite of trunk could be
Last Line: Of anything in which to pack
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 37       
First Line: The opposite of post, were you
Subject(s): English Language; Postal Service; Synonyms & Antonyms; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


OPPOSITES: 37       
First Line: The opposite of post, were you
Last Line: To put your letters in the mail
Subject(s): English Language; Postal Service; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 38    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of mirror
Last Line: While looking at a swarm of flies
Subject(s): English Language; Mirrors; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 38       
First Line: What is the opposite of mirror
Last Line: While looking at a swarm of flies
Subject(s): English Language; Mirrors; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 39    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of opposite?
Last Line: That's much too difficult. I quit
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 39       
First Line: The opposite of opposite?
Last Line: That's much too difficult. I quit


OPPOSITES: 39       
First Line: The opposite of opposite?
Last Line: That's much too difficult, I quit
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 4       
First Line: What is the opposite of cheese?
Last Line: I'm certainly not opposed to it
Subject(s): Cheese; English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite ofjunk is stuff
Last Line: That isn’t in the least chinese
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 5       
First Line: The opposite ofjunk is stuff
Last Line: That isn't in the least chinese
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of string?
Last Line: It’s gnirts, which doesn’t mean a thing
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 6       
First Line: What is the opposite of string?
Last Line: It's gnirts, which doesn't mean a thing
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of standing still
Last Line: Or any other mode of travel
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 7       
First Line: The opposite of standing still
Last Line: Or any other mode of travel
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the opposite of riot?
Last Line: It's lots of people keeping quiet
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 8       
First Line: What is the opposite of riot?
Last Line: It's lots of people keep quiet


OPPOSITES: 8       
First Line: What is the opposite of riot?
Last Line: It's lots of people keeping quiet
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: The opposite of a hole's a heap
Last Line: If it will give you any pleasure
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


OPPOSITES: 9       
First Line: The opposite of a hole's a heap
Last Line: If it will give you any pleasure
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


ORCHARD TREES, JANUARY       
First Line: It's not the case, though some might wish it so


PANGLOSS'S SONG: A COMIC-OPERA LYRIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear boy, you will not hear me speak
Subject(s): Love


PANGLOSS'S SONG: A COMIC-OPERA LYRIC       
First Line: Dear boy, you will not hear me speak
Last Line: And gained in service of our fair %and universal queen
Subject(s): Love


PARABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I read how quixote in his random ride
Subject(s): Life Choices; Don Quixote


PARABLE       
First Line: I read how quixote in his random ride
Last Line: Were heavy, and he headed for the barn


PARDON       
First Line: My dog lay dead five days without a grave
Last Line: But whether this was false or honest dreaming %I beg death's pardon now. And mourn the dead
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Mourning


PART OF A LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Easy as cove-water rustles its pebbles and shells
Subject(s): Nature


PART OF A LETTER       
First Line: Easy as cove-water rustles its pebbles and shells
Last Line: A girl had gold on her tongue, and gave this answer: %ca, c'est l'acacia


PEACE OF CITIES       
First Line: Terrible streets, the manichee hell of twilight


PERSONAE       
First Line: The poet, mindful of the daring lives
Last Line: Rise rank on rank on rank of noble brows


PETER       
First Line: There at the story's close


PIAZZA DI SPAGNA, EARLY MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: I can't forget
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


PIAZZA DI SPAGNA, EARLY MORNING       
First Line: I can't forget
Last Line: Perfectly beautiful, perfectly ignorant of it
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


PICCOLA COMMEDIA       
First Line: He is no one I really know


PIG IN THE SPIGOT       
First Line: Because he swings so neatly through the trees
Last Line: But don't say that! I'll hate it if you do
Subject(s): Language


PITY       
First Line: The following day was overcast, each street


PLACE PIGALLE       
First Line: Now homing tradesmen scatter through the streets
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


PLACE PIGALLE       
First Line: Now homing tradesmen scatter through the streets
Last Line: Desperate soldier's hands which kill all things
Subject(s): World War Ii


PLAIN SONG FOR COMADRE       
First Line: Though the unseen may vanish, though insight fails
Last Line: Of grimy rainbows, and the stained suds flash %like angel-feathers


PLAYBOY    Poem Text    
First Line: High on his stockroom ladder like a dunce
Subject(s): Nudity; Nakedness


PLAYBOY       
First Line: High on his stockroom ladder like a dunce
Last Line: Grown sweetly faint, and swept beyond control, %consents to his inexorable will
Subject(s): Nudity


POPLAR, SYCAMORE       
First Line: Poplar, absolute danseuse


POTATO    Poem Text    
First Line: An underground grower, blind and a common brown
Subject(s): Food Habits; Potatoes


POTATO       
First Line: An underground grower, blind and a common brown
Last Line: Awkward and milky and beautiful only to hunger
Subject(s): Food Habits; Potatoes


PRAISE IN SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Obscurely yet most surely called to praise
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Summer; Theology


PRAISE IN SUMMER       
First Line: Obscurely yet most surely called to praise
Last Line: That trees grow green, and moles can course in clay, %and sparrows sweep the ceiling of our day?
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Summer


PRESIDENT'S SONG TO THE BARON       
First Line: Ah, baron... %think how the world would run
Last Line: A standardized laboring man with replacement parts!


PRISONER OF ZENDA       
First Line: At the end a %'the prisoner of zenda'
Last Line: Far from being a stranger, %is also stewart granger
Subject(s): Granger, Stewart (1913-1993); Motion Pictures


PROBLEM FROM MILTON       
First Line: In eden palm and open-handed pine


PROOF       
First Line: Shall I love god for causing me to be
Last Line: Crossed out delete and wrote his patient stet
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


PURITANS       
First Line: Sidling upon the river, the white boat


RAGPICKER'S SONG       
First Line: There was a time when the ragpicker's life was akin to
Last Line: Ladies that men could adore! %not any more!


REGATTA       
First Line: A rowdy wind pushed out the sky


RIDDLE       
First Line: Where far in forest I am laid


RIDE       
First Line: The horse beneath me seemed


RILLONS, RILLETTES    Poem Text    
First Line: Rillons, rillettes, they taste the same
Last Line: Of the doctrine of the trinity
Subject(s): Food & Eating


RILLONS, RILLETTES       
First Line: Rillons, rillettes, they taste the same
Last Line: Like non-non-a, infinity, %or the doctrine of trinity
Subject(s): Food And Eating


RUNNING    Poem Text    
First Line: What were we playing? Was it prisoner's base
Last Line: Thinking of happiness, I think of that
Subject(s): Running & Runners


RUNNING       
First Line: What were we playing? Was it prisoner's base
Subject(s): Sports


RUNNING: 1. 1933       
First Line: What were we playing? Was it prisoner's base?
Last Line: Thinking of happiness, I think of that


RUNNING: 2. PATRIOT'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Restless that noble day, appeased by soft
Last Line: Rocked in his will, at rest within his run
Subject(s): Running & Runners


RUNNING: 2. PATRIOT'S DAY       
First Line: Restless that noble day, appeased by soft
Last Line: Rocked in his will, at rest within his run
Subject(s): Sports


RUNNING: 3. DODWELLS HILL ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I jog up out of the woods
Last Line: Flying full tilt already
Subject(s): Running & Runners


RUNNING: 3. DODWELLS HILL ROAD       
First Line: I jog up out of the woods
Last Line: Flying full tilt already
Subject(s): Sports


SEED LEAVES; HOMAGE TO R. F.    Poem Text    
First Line: Here something stubborn comes
Last Line: And starts to ramify
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets; Seeds; Spring


SEED LEAVES; HOMAGE TO R. F.       
First Line: Here something stubborn comes
Last Line: Takes aim at all the sky %and starts to ramify
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry And Poets; Seeds; Spring


SHAD-TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Though between sullen hills
Subject(s): Nature


SHAD-TIME       
First Line: Though between sullen hills


SHALLOT       
First Line: The full cloves


SHAME    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a cramped little state with no foreign policy
Last Line: And bring about the collapse of the whole empire
Subject(s): Shame


SHAME       
First Line: It is a cramped little state with no foreign policy
Last Line: And bring about the collapse of the whole empire
Subject(s): Shame


SIGNATURES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Solomon (10th Century B.c.); Plants; Planting; Planters


SIMILE FOR HER SMILE       
First Line: Your smiling, or the hope, the thought of it
Last Line: The ringing of clear bells, the dip %and slow cascading of the paddle wheel


SIMPLIFICATION       
First Line: Those great rough ranters, branns
Last Line: Voiced people lack eloquence to blow a sick %maggot off a dead beetle
Subject(s): Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925); Religion; Speech


SIRENS       
First Line: I never knew the road


SKETCH       
First Line: Into the lower right %square of the window frame


SLEEPLESS AT CROWN POINT       
First Line: All night, this headland


SLEEPWALKER       
First Line: Like an axe-head sunk in a stump
Last Line: Beset, and in need of ransom


SOME DIFFERENCES: DAWN AND DAYBREAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Dawn is a thing that poets write
Last Line: My opulent bric-a-brac earth to damn his eyes
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences: 1
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms


SOME DIFFERENCES: DAWN AND DAYBREAK       
First Line: Dawn is a thing that poets write
Last Line: And drink it, and go off to work
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences:
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


SOME DIFFERENCES: OWL AND CAT       
First Line: An owl is like a cat because
Last Line: Until some fireman brings a ladder
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences:
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


SOME DIFFERENCES: ROOM AND MOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: How is a room unlike a moor?
Last Line: You wouldn't have one in the house
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences: 4
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms & Antonyms; Moors (land); Rooms


SOME DIFFERENCES: ROOM AND MOOR       
First Line: How is a room unlike a moor?
Last Line: You wouldn't have one in the house
Variant Title(s): A Few Differences:
Subject(s): English Language; Synonyms And Antonyms


SOME WODS INSIDE OF WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: If you've washed your clothes, and they are still wringing wet
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


SOMEONE TALKING TO HIMSELF       
First Line: Even when first her face


SONG       
First Line: As at the bottom of a seething well


SONNET       
First Line: The winter deepening, the hay all in


SPEECH FOR THE REPEAL OF THE MCCARRAN ACT       
First Line: As wulfstan said on another occasion
Last Line: Web, the self-true mind, the trusty reflex


STATUES    Poem Text    
First Line: These children playing at statues fill
Last Line: Stares at the image of his kingdom come
Subject(s): Statues


STATUES       
First Line: These children playing at statues fill
Last Line: Into an adamantine shapelessness, %stares at the image of his kingdom come
Subject(s): Statues


STILL, CITIZEN SPARROW    Poem Text    
First Line: Still, citizen sparrow, this vulture which you call
Subject(s): Birds; Noah (bible)


STILL, CITIZEN SPARROW       
First Line: Still, citizen sparrow, this vulture which you call
Last Line: Gladly with all you knew; he rode that tide %to ararat; all men are noah's sons
Subject(s): Birds; Noah (bible)


STOP       
First Line: In grimy winter dusk %we slowed for a concrete platform
Last Line: Or queen persephone's gaze %in the numb fields of the dark


STOP       
First Line: In grimy winter dusk


STORM IN APRIL       
First Line: Some winters, taking leave
Last Line: And through chill air the puffs of milkweed hover
Subject(s): Storms


SUMMER MORNING       
First Line: Her young employers, having got in late


SUN AND AIR       
First Line: The air staggers under the sun, and heat-morasses


SUNLIGHT IS IMAGINATION       
First Line: Each shift you make in the sunlight somewhere


SUPERIORITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Malachy stamped the diving decks
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


SUPERIORITIES       
First Line: Malachy stamped the diving decks


TERESA    Poem Text    
First Line: After the sun's eclipse
Last Line: The tempered consonants of discipline
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Teresa, Saint (1515-1582); Theology; Teresa Of Jesus, Saint; Teresa Of Avila, Saint; Theresa, Saint


TERESA       
First Line: After the sun's eclipse
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Teresa, Saint (1515-1582)


TERRACE       
First Line: We ate with steeps of sky about our shoulders
Last Line: And we were the only part of the night that we %couldn't believe


THE ASPEN AND THE STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Beholding element, in whose pure eye
Last Line: A darker head, a few more aspen-leaves
Subject(s): Aspen Trees; Brooks; Trees; Streams; Creeks


THE BEACON    Poem Text    
First Line: Founded on rock and facing the night-fouled sea
Last Line: Assembles all the sea
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE BEAUTIFUL CHANGES    Poem Text    
First Line: One wading a fall meadow finds on all sides
Subject(s): Nature; Change


THE CATCH    Poem Text    
First Line: From the dress-box's plashing tis-
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE DEATH OF A TOAD    Poem Text    
First Line: A toad the power mower caught
Subject(s): Toads


THE DISAPPEARING ALPHABET    Poem Text    
First Line: If the alphabet began to disappear,
Last Line: Anything happen to the alphabet
Subject(s): Alphabets


THE EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: One morning in st. Thomas, when I tried
Last Line: But giver of due regard
Subject(s): Eyes


THE FOURTH OF JULY    Poem Text    
First Line: Liddell, the oxford lexicographer
Last Line: To mean what once we said upon this day
Subject(s): Liddell, Henry George (1811-1898)


THE GIAOUR AND THE PACHA    Poem Text    
First Line: The pacha sank at last upon his knee
Last Line: That I may end the chase, and not ask why
Subject(s): Delacroix, Eugene (1798-1863); Duels


THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes, on waking, she would close her eyes
Subject(s): Houses; Dreams; Love - Loss Of; Nightmares


THE MILL    Poem Text    
First Line: The spoiling daylight inched along the bar-top
Last Line: It turns and turns in my mind, over and over
Subject(s): Memory; Poetry & Poets


THE MIND-READER    Poem Text    
First Line: Some things are truly lost. Think of a sun-hat
Subject(s): Religion; Mind, The; Theology


THE PARDON    Poem Text    
First Line: My dog lay dead five days without a grave
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Mourning; Bereavement


THE PEACE OF CITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Terrible streets, the manichee hell of twilight
Last Line: An blew the bolt from everybody's door
Subject(s): Cities; Air Raids


THE PIG IN THE SPIGOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Because he swings so neatly through the trees
Last Line: An ape feels natural in the word trapeze
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


THE PRISONER OF ZENDA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: At the end a / 'the prisoner of zenda'
Last Line: Is also stewart granger
Subject(s): Granger, Stewart (1913-1993); Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


THE PROOF    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall I love god for causing me to be
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE READER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: She is going back, these days, to the great stories
Subject(s): Books; Childhood Memories; Reading


THE RIDE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The horse beneath me seemed
Subject(s): Dreams; Horseback Riding; Storms; Nightmares


THE UNDEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Even as children they were late sleepers
Subject(s): Vampires


THE WRITER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In her room at the prow of the house
Subject(s): Family Life; Fathers & Daughters; Relatives


THEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Then when the ample season
Last Line: "till the unreturning leaves
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


THEN       
First Line: Then when the ample season
Last Line: Till the unreturning leaves %imperishably fell
Subject(s): Mourning


THIS PLEASING ANXIOUS BEING       
First Line: In no time you are back where safety was
Last Line: The world will swim and flicker and be gone


THREE RIDDLES FROM SYMPHONIUS, SELS.       


THREE RIDDLES FROM SYMPHOSIUS    Poem Text    
First Line: My death is life; when born, I am unmade
Subject(s): Phoenix (mythical Bird); Riddles; Mythology


THYME FLOWERING AMONG ROCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: This, if japanese, / would represent grey boulders
Last Line: Truer than it seems
Subject(s): Stones; Thyme; Granite; Rocks


THYME FLOWERING AMONG ROCKS       
First Line: This, if japanese, %would represent grey boulders
Last Line: A falsehood, but because it's %truer than it seems
Subject(s): Stones; Thyme


TO AN AMERICAN POET JUST DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: In the boston sunday herald just three lines
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Suburbs


TO AN AMERICAN POET JUST DEAD       
First Line: In the boston sunday herald just three lines
Last Line: It's just as well that now you save your breath
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Suburbs


TO HIS SKELETON    Poem Text    
First Line: Why will you vex me with
Last Line: And do not colonize
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


TO HIS SKELETON       
First Line: Why will you vex me with
Last Line: And do not colonize
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


TO ISHTAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it less than your brilliance, ishtar
Subject(s): Ishtar (babylonian Goddess)


TO ISHTAR       
First Line: Is it less than your brilliance, ishtar


TO THE ETRUSCAN POETS       
First Line: Dream fluently, still brothers, who when young


TRANSIT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A woman I have never seen before
Subject(s): Beauty


TROLLING FOR BLUES    Poem Text    
First Line: As with the dapper terns, or that sole cloud
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


TWO QUATRAINS FOR FIRST FROST       
First Line: Hot summer has exhausted her intent


TWO RIDDLES FROM ALDHELM    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I was water, full of scaly fish
Last Line: What's my name?
Subject(s): Religion; Riddles; Theology


TWO RIDDLES FROM ALDHELM       
First Line: Once I was water, full of scaly fish
Last Line: What's my name?
Subject(s): Religion; Riddles


TWO SONGS IN A STANZA OF BEDDOES       
First Line: That lavished sunlight


TWO VOICES IN A MEADOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Anonymous as cherubs
Subject(s): Religion; Stones; Theology; Granite; Rocks


TWO VOICES IN A MEADOW       
First Line: Anonymous as cherubs
Last Line: Did such as I aspire
Subject(s): Religion; Stones


TYWATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Death of sir nihil, book the nth
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Violence; World War Ii; Theology; Second World War


TYWATER       
First Line: Death of sir nihil, book the nth
Last Line: And what to say of him, god knows %such violence. And such repose
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Violence; World War Ii


UNDEAD       
First Line: Even as children they were late sleepers
Last Line: As rock-hollows, tide after tide, %glassily strand the sea
Subject(s): Vampires


UNDER A TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: We know those tales of gods in hot pursuit
Subject(s): Mythology; Love


UNDER CYGNUS       
First Line: Who says I shall not straighten till I bend


UP, JACK       
First Line: Prince harry turns from percy's pouring sides


VIOLET AND JASPER       
First Line: Outside, the heirs of purity pick by


VOICE FROM UNDER THE TABLE       
First Line: How shall the wine be drunk, or the woman known
Last Line: O sweet frustrations, I shall be back for more


WALGH-VOGEL       
First Line: More pleasurable to look than feed upon


WALKING TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


WALKING TO SLEEP       
First Line: As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there
Last Line: Lay clear, unfathomed, taken as they came
Subject(s): Dreams


WALL IN THE WOODS: CUMMINGTON       
First Line: What is it for, now that dividing neither
Last Line: With one life through all changes, %and of how we are enlarged %by what estranges
Subject(s): Nature


WATER WALKER       
First Line: There was an infidel who walked past all churches crying


WATERS       
First Line: From powdery palmyre, the tireless wind


WE    Poem Text    
First Line: We ought to drop the bomb at once before
Subject(s): Cold War; United States; Social Classes; Social Commentaries; America; Caste


WEATHER BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: It's hard to decide whether the weather-swallow
Subject(s): Swallows; Weather


WEDDING TOAST       
First Line: St. John tells how, at cana's wedding-feast
Last Line: And may that water smack of cana's wine
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Religion


WELLFLEET: THE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Roof overwoven by a soft tussle of leaves
Last Line: Can time have any foreignness or fears
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


WELLFLEET: THE HOUSE       
First Line: Roof overwoven by a soft tussle of leaves
Last Line: Can time have any foreignness or fears
Subject(s): Americans; United States


WERE THERE NO V, WOULD GEESE STILL FLY       
Last Line: Or nuts to you. You never know
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHALE       
First Line: Whale is the greatest beast in all the ocean waste
Subject(s): Religion


WHAT IF THE LETTER Q SHOULD BE DESTROYED?       
Last Line: Except, of course, in places like iraq
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THE LETTER S WERE MISSING?       
Last Line: The name of erpent or of nake
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO LETTER A?       
Last Line: And cows are happy not to try it
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO LETTER O       
Last Line: The letter o to orient you?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO LETTER W?       
Last Line: Different shape in cassiopeia
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO R? YOUR BOAT, I FEAR       
Last Line: On rocks, or run aground upon a reef
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL IS GOOD FOR SALES       
First Line: If fictive music fails your lyre, confess


WINTER SPRING       
First Line: A script of trees before the hill


WITHOUT THE LETTER I, THERE'D BE       
Last Line: We need to keep the letter I
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WITHOUT THE LETTER U, YOU COULDN'T SAY       
Last Line: New paltz, or scranton, or some place like that
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WOOD       
First Line: Some would distinguish nothing here but oaks


WORDS       
First Line: For alexander there was no far east


WORLD WITHOUT OBJECTS IS A SENSIBLE EMPTINESS       
First Line: The tall camels of the spirit
Last Line: Lampshine blurred in the steam of beasts, the spirit's right oasis, light incarnate
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


WORLDS    Poem Text    
First Line: For alexander there was no far east
Subject(s): Alexander The Great (356-323 B.c.); Earth; Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727); World


WRITER       
First Line: In her room at the prow of the house
Last Line: I wish %what I wished you before, but harder
Subject(s): Family Life; Fathers And Daughters


WRITER       
First Line: In her room at the prow of the house
Last Line: What I wished you before, but harder
Subject(s): Love


WYETH'S MILK CANS       
First Line: Beyond them, hill and field


YEAR'S-END    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Now winter downs the dying of the year
Variant Title(s): At Year's End;at Yearsend;year's End
Subject(s): History; Holidays; New Year; Historians


YEAR'S-END       
First Line: Now winter downs the dying of the year
Last Line: The new-year bells are wrangling with the snow
Variant Title(s): At Year's End; At Yearsend; Year's En
Subject(s): History; Holidays; New Year


ZEA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Once their fruit is picked,
Subject(s): Corn; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


ZEA       
First Line: Once their fruit is picked
Last Line: The sole thing breathing