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Williams, Jonathan    Poet's Biography
230 poems available by this author


5-MAR       
First Line: Clean sheets
Last Line: Just in case


A GLIMPSE OF THE SECRET PATH        Recitation by Author


A LITTLE TUMESCENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: This time, I mean it:
Last Line: Imp, / simply
Subject(s): Sex


A VULNERARY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: One comes to language from afar, the ear
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


A.L.B. (1917-1978)       
First Line: He was %oald as the fells
Last Line: And his throat war middlen slippy %and he is deed as a stean%but not gone %but not gone


ACTION DURING THE POUR-DOWN AT PLUM ORCHARD GAP ...       
First Line: One samson's snakeroot in a clump of galax


ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T COME OUT OF THE CLOSET UNTIL 1971       
Last Line: Buck-toothed %southern %gurl genes!


ADHESIVE AUTOPSY OF WALT WHITMAN       
First Line: Gentlemen, look on this wonder
Last Line: That he was a kosmos is a piece of news we were %hardly prepared for


AMORI ET DOLORI SACRUM       
Last Line: Boys %will be %boys' genes!


ANCHORITE       
First Line: Quotes basil bunting from 'chomei at toyama':
Last Line: Light airs of music... %we are left with %just the 'facts,' the endless %articulation
Subject(s): Homosexuality


ANCIENT OF DAYS       
First Line: Would that I %had known aunt cumi
Last Line: She is gone, she %enjoyed her days


AND HE HATH SOWN...       
Last Line: He hath made the dounghill %something less than it was


ANTHROPOPHAGITES GET DOWN       
Last Line: Highway nc 107 south of hamlet %eat %300 feet


ANTHROPOPHAGITES SEE A SIGN ON NC HIGHWAY 177 ... HEAVEN       
First Line: Eat
Last Line: 300 feet


AUBADE       
First Line: You could hear an ant
Last Line: Fart %it was that %quiet


AUBADE FROM VERLAINE'S DAY       
First Line: The cloud in my head
Last Line: Who pecks %berries %from the %dogwood %makes these two clouds %one, one eye %open


AUNT CREASY, ON WORK:       
First Line: Shucks %I make the livin
Last Line: Uncle %just makes the livin %worthwhile


AUNT DORY ELLIS, OF PENLAND, REMEMBERS WHEN SHE FELL       
First Line: The sky was high


AUTOCHTHON       
First Line: If it was clinch valley, virginia


BEA HENSLEY HAMMERS AN IRON CHINQUAPIN LEAF ON HIS ANVIL       
Last Line: Makes it %normal %again %I mean it's really %pretty!


BENEDICTINE       
First Line: Father odo %of cluny
Last Line: Some people couldn't say shit %if they had a mouth full


BIG JACK BRUNSKILL       


BITCH-KITTY       
First Line: O quodam pre-and-post-bellum %finger-lickin late georgian gentility
Last Line: O green as goslinshit, and fertile %to the poorest muse


BLAZON, BUILT OF THE COMMONEST OF ALL COMMON       


BLUE BALL BLUES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: O, mr. Chemist, please let me buy
Last Line: & pleasant gland!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


BLUE BALL BLUES       
First Line: O, mr. Chemist, please let me buy
Last Line: And we shall smear petroleum %on england's groin %& pleasantgland!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


BLUE RIDGE WEATHER PROPHET MAKES TWELVE STITCHES       
Last Line: It will make you at least for a little while feel %better about it - %before the real begins!


BLUE RIDGE WEATHER PROPHET MAKES TWELVE STITCHES IN ...       
First Line: January %worst


BOB DINSDALE       


BRIGHTON BELLE       
First Line: She's black with ten
Last Line: Inches %I'm green with en- %vy


BROWSING THROUGH A PLAYBOY MAGAZINE'S ADVICE COLUMN       
Last Line: In order to comply %with the demands %of the bbc's dietary programme %'nationwide slim 72'


BUNK JOHNSON        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Jazz; Johnson, Bunk (1889-1949)


BUNK JOHNSON       
Last Line: Fading out white %before day
Subject(s): Johnson, Bunk (1889-1949)


BUNK JOHNSON'S GRAVE AT NEW IBERIA       
First Line: Mr. Weeks, please don't bury me among them
Subject(s): Graves; Jazz; Johnson, Bunk (1889-1949); Music & Musicians; Tombs; Tombstones


BUNK JOHNSON'S GRAVE AT NEW IBERIA       
First Line: Mr. Weeks, please don't bury me among them
Subject(s): Graves; Jazz; Johnson, Bunk (1889-1949); Music And Musicians


CARL NIELSEN       
Last Line: Sang one fine tune!


CELESTIAL CENTENNIAL REVERIE FOR CHARLES E. IVES: PART 2       
First Line: (1) can a tune %literally represent a stone
Last Line: (31) cherished thoughts, sacred communities %now vanished t


CHAMELEON       
First Line: At 14 I decided it was avant-garde to dig
Last Line: When I write dearest to you in a letter, then %that's different, %isn't it?
Subject(s): Homosexuality


CHARLES IVES       
First Line: Where o %where %are
Last Line: New haven, %west redding, and %heaven! %all aboard! %amen!


CHARLIE PARKER TURN ON THE BIRD, THE BIRD       
Last Line: The early bird %turns worms t


CHIROMANTIC PHILOGIST, OR, A BRIEF WORD FROM CHARLES ...       
First Line: Cave, it means cave


CHORALE OF CHEROKEE NIGHT MUSIC AS HEARD THROUGH AN ...       
First Line: Wahuhu wahuhu wah


COBWEBBERY       
First Line: The best spiders for soup
Last Line: And let's stay here %and rot in the fields %and sit still t


COLOSSAL MAW FROM WAR-WOMAN DELL, GEORGIA       
First Line: More mouth on


CRACKER-BARREL REVERIES ON THE TUNE PAX AMERICANA       
First Line: Feller over in %franklin
Last Line: Why some things bes plain obvious %people get %what they want


CUSTODIAN OF A FIELD OF WHISKEY BUSHES       
Last Line: You get when its right %boys im talkin about somethin %good genes!


DADDY BOSTAIN, THE MOSES OF THE WING COMMUNITY       
Last Line: Little ol %dried up %soul! %jest make %good kindlin wood %fer hell...


DADY BOSTAIN, THE MOSES OF THE WING COMMUNITY MOONSHINERS       
First Line: God bless her pore


DALESMAN CONSIDERS       
Last Line: Valley of the whirling, splashing %river between reeth and richmond: %sualadala


DANGEROUS CALAMUS EMOTIONS       
First Line: Traffic jam! Tram drivers
Last Line: Variable, viable, %veritable walt %whitman!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


DAVENPORT GAP       
First Line: The young grove on the eastern slopes of
Last Line: In the dining room %since mr. Jefferson %dined there %alone... %a liriodendron %wind, a liriodendron


DAVENPORT GAP       
First Line: The tulip poplar is not a %poplar it is magnolia
Variant Title(s): A Week From The Big Pigeon To The Little Tennessee Rive
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


DEALER'S CHOICE AND THE DEALER SHUFFLES       
First Line: I saw the chattahoochee river get a haircut
Last Line: I saw a man who saw these too %and said though strange they were all true


DEAR REVEREND CARL C. MCINTIRE       
Last Line: Myrtle jean pugh, co-captain %james river industrial league of %white women bowlers, %team # 16


DEAR REVEREND CARL C. MCINTIRE       
First Line: Just a note


DERACINATION       
First Line: Definition: root, %a growing point
Last Line: Epiphanies pull up %from roots- %epiphytic, making it up %out of the air


DIRGE FOR SEER-SCRIVENER, PRINCE-PLANGENT OF GORMENGHAST       
First Line: This is the kind of vision
Last Line: I lament all ravens and the owls in hell %who stay his hand %and dis-connect this sun


DISTANCES TO THE FRIEND       
First Line: Thoreau, grabbing on, hard
Last Line: Bitter landscapes, unlovely
Subject(s): Homosexuality


DOMESTIC BLISS AMONGST THE CELTIC BRIGANTES OF WEST RIDING       
First Line: Behind the marquetry panel
Last Line: But, mostly, we stay home %and let our imaginations roam %tom %likes them %too


DRAFTS FOR DIMITIES, COVERLETS & QUILTS       
First Line: Napoleon crossing the rocky mountains


ELECTRONIC LYRE, STRUNG WITH POETS' SINEWS       
First Line: Hey, dead-head, %maenads got your tongue?
Last Line: All ass is grass, so let's make hay!'
Subject(s): Homosexuality


ELEGY FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS       
First Line: The last, absolutely the last
Last Line: The sacred red anemones of osiris %falling in the blue waterfalls of %lebanon- %and you knew it


EPITAPH ON UNCLE NICK GRINDSTAFF'S GRAVE       
Last Line: Lived alone suffered alone died alone genes!


EPITAPH ON UNCLE NICK GRINDSTAFF'S GRAVE ON THE IRON ...       
First Line: Lived alone


EPITAPHS FOR TWO NEIGHBORS IN MACON COUNTY NO POET COULD ...       
First Line: Uncle iv owens


FARMER BERESFORD, ON NOBILITY IN LANGSTROTHDALE CHASE       
First Line: If thou piss free
Last Line: Fart dry, %and pay 20 shillings in t' pound, %no man can touch thee!


FASTBALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Not just folklore, or / a tall can of corn (or grass on cranberry street)
Last Line: Old solitary whiff-beard
Variant Title(s): Fast Ball
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


FASTBALL       
First Line: Not just folklore, or %a tall can of corn (or grass on cranberry street)
Last Line: Bingo!- %old solitary whiff-beard
Variant Title(s): Fast Bal
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


FBI FILES ON / THE LATE EMILE DE       
Last Line: Told someone he wanted %to be an eggplant %when he grew up
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


FINGER EXERCISES       
First Line: Went down to the %boneyard
Last Line: Those on whom we lay %no hands
Subject(s): Homosexuality


FLOWER-HUNTER IN THE FIELDS       
First Line: A flame azalea, mayapple, maple, thornapple
Last Line: Philadelphia blue laws! %high hills, %stone cold %sober %as october


FOUND POEM NUMBER 1       
First Line: (fifth general hospital, bad cannstatt/
Last Line: And them big motherfuckers %go %chew! %chew!


FOUR-WAY GAY (VERSION FOR ENGLISH COUNTRY GENTS)       
First Line: Dave and jack; %rick and him;
Last Line: Dave and rick; %jim and jack; %jim and dave; %jack and rick-%plus fours!


FOURTEEN-YEAR OLD SAMUEL PALMER'S WATERCOLOUR ...       
First Line: Grey sky %mottled with blue &
Last Line: This %little %gate %very bright %br. Light


FRANCIS POULENC       
First Line: O salades! %o mes delices!
Last Line: Salut! %o zut %alors!


FROM THE TALMUD       
First Line: Britisher %was in the cab
Last Line: This %isn't %new york %this %used to be %new york


FROM UNCLE JAKE CARPENTER'S ANTHOLOGY OF DEATH ON ...       
First Line: Loney ollis %age 84
Last Line: Grates dere honter %wreked bee trees for hony %cild ratell s nak by 100 %cild dere by thousen %I nod


FRUITS CONFITS       
First Line: Neck tureen %turtle nectarine
Last Line: Dans passy %au tombeau %de de- %bussy


FULL-FRONTAL CARD OF MR. E.M. FORSTER       
First Line: Line drawing indicates path of the sensation
Last Line: From the back %(figure a) %into the ideas (figure b)


GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS       
Last Line: And that's all she wrote!


GASTRONAUT       
First Line: Bob brown's gone globe-gliding


GEORGE FOX       
First Line: (moved to open to the people
Last Line: Speaks from a stone on %firbank fell by %crockaloyne


GLIMPSE OF THE SECRET PATH       
Last Line: Used by beatrix potter to visit %dear mrs. Tiggy-winkle
Subject(s): Potter, Beatrix (1866-1943)


GRANNY DONALDSON SCOFFS AT SKEPTICS & THE UNINITIATED       
First Line: Question: whut fer


HEADMASTER       
First Line: In the school greenhouse
Last Line: Swimming pool filter house %in the study, in the car, %in bedrooms and in bathrooms


HEART-SONG DEAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE       
First Line: Don't let the sun set on your head! I said
Last Line: It stood %in the pine wood %out back %it was black %as a heart


HERMIT CACKLEBERRY BROWN, ON HUMAN VANITY       
Last Line: Just good to hold the world together %like hooved up ground %thats what


HISTORY 7: TO SLEEP NAKED       
Last Line: With a naked friend genes!


HOMAGE TO R. CRUMB, THE CRUMMY GOYA, THE RUNNY GOYIM       
First Line: Hot springs %it says
Last Line: Such tunes, %such tunes, %such tunes will make %your boogie %ooze


HOMAGE TO THE REVEREND A. RUFUS MORGAN, ON MOUNT LECONTE ...       
First Line: Rufus %you reckon there's
Last Line: Anything in heaven %worth climbing %173 times?


HONEY LAMB       
First Line: The boysick (by gadzooks thunderstruck)
Last Line: Or go down %on %that catamite cat, kid ganymedes, %mead-mover, %erstwhile eagle-scout %bed-mate
Subject(s): Homosexuality


IMITATION COCKNEY HOMAGE TO FLAUBERT       
Last Line: Just a mot %juste t


IN LUCAS, KANSAS       
First Line: Samuel perry dinsmoor
Last Line: All these things %are constructed in cement %and by 1927 %hehad used over 113 tons %or about %2273 s


IN MARSDEN HARTLEY'S HAND       
First Line: Happily contented %they have to come of themselves
Last Line: Somehow %this business of one %isn't big enough %love again,%always love


IN THE PIEDMONT       
First Line: The stem of jesse's rod


INTAKE AT OUGHTERSHAW       
Last Line: The %little %field %that %mat %had


JACK SPICER       
First Line: There was his poem
Last Line: Weary in the weeds without the hots %for anyone %let's hope death %has a big one %for jack


JARGON SOCIETY POSTCARD NO. 16       
Last Line: As you walk with your baby, %down by the san francisco bay...


JEAN SIBELIUS THE DRONE OF OVERTONES IN       
Last Line: A ry field by %a river


JEFF BROOKS, WAGON-MASTER OF ANDREWS       
Last Line: Except %the creak %of leather


JEFF BROOKS, WAGON-MASTER OF ANDREWS, EN ROUTE TO       
First Line: No %other


JOHN CHAPMAN PULLS OFF THE HIGHWAY TOWARDS KENTUCKY       
First Line: O'nan's %auto


JOHN DOUGLASS       


KEVIN HE SAYS       
Last Line: He's straight


LA SOURCE       
First Line: The conasauga and the


LACONIC, CONTRAPUNTAL NOCTURNE OF TWO GOATSUCKERS ...       
First Line: Chuck-will-widow chuck-will-widow


LAMENTS FROM THE PIGEON ROOST NEWS       
First Line: Once we all grew shellot


LAST WANK OF MAJOR WEDGWOOD-WANKER       
Last Line: Old %china %hand %job genes!


LEAF OF GALAX AND THE HABIT OF PYROLA       
First Line: Iwauchuwa in japan, shortia galicifolia in transylvania


LECONTE HIGH-TOP       
First Line: Unde the rondelay %the sun
Last Line: Into the wind and rain a %winter wren %again, again - %its song %needling the pines


LEE OGLE TIES A BROOM & PONDERS CURES FOR ARTHURITIS       
Last Line: And I %still tie thesehere brooms %pretty good genes!


LEOS JANACEK       
Last Line: Into the blue of the sky


LES CHAMPS ELYSEES DE LA GRANDE CUISINE       
Last Line: Farmboysin %framboises genes!


LES VACANCES DE JOCK TATTIE       
Last Line: Loch, n'est-ce pas?


LIPSTICK SIGN UNDER THE CONCRETE BRIDGE OVER MIDDLE CREEK       
First Line: Ass is nice


LITTLE TUMESCENCE       
First Line: This time, I mean it:
Last Line: Situation, such outrageous %limitation, %limp, %simply
Subject(s): Sex


LOGGER TO DOZER       
First Line: If you work


LOOK-OUT TOWER AT MOUNT VENUS, LOUISIANA       
First Line: Yes yes o lord yes, the bestest, sweetest
Last Line: You know: %'nappy' pussy, %like counting %prayer-beads:
Subject(s): Homosexuality


LORD, WORKING IN MYSTERIOUS WAHWYS, AT SCALY MOUNTAIN       
First Line: Married a dryman and


MAD DICK       


METAFOURS NEAR THE END       
First Line: As bob dole often %says god bless america
Last Line: And god bless america %cause nobody else will


MISERICORD       
First Line: A dignified figure
Last Line: And a long corn bin %as they kneel behind %a pile of grain


MISS LUCY MORGAN SHOWS ME A PHOTOGRAPH OF MRS. MARY       


MITCHELL       


MNEMONIC WALLPAPER PATTERN FOR SOUTHERN TWO-SEATERS       
First Line: White only black only


MR. RUFUS COOK       
First Line: Dear mr. Cook


MRS. SADIE GRINDSTAFF, WEAVER & FACTOTUM, EXPLAINS       
First Line: I figured
Last Line: Of %mebby


MUSE-FLASH FOR RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD       
First Line: Come on, %gene
Last Line: Lummy jean licklighter %in an attic %over near viper


MY QUAKER-ATHEIST FRIEND, WHO HAS COME TO THIS MEETING-HOUSE       
First Line: What do you do
Last Line: The ones you can touch, %the ones that yield %and a respect for the music... %what else can you tell


NIGHT LANDSCAPE IN NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY       
First Line: Ah, moon, shine
Last Line: Thou as amber in thy %charred-keg, hickory sky... %still as a still, steep %as a horse's face


NOSTRUMS OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN PUBLICAN       
First Line: Best thing


NOTE ON THE EUROPEAN BACKGROUND OF SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM       
First Line: This wort


NOTICE IN EIRE       
First Line: Ladies & gentlemen will not
Last Line: Pull the flowers in this garden


O FOR A MUSE OF FIRE!       
First Line: Date: tuesday, may 13, 1958-
Last Line: Say, stan, baby, how's it feel to hit 3000? %'uh, it feels fine'


OLD MAN SAM WARD'S HISTORY OF THE GEE'HAW WHIMMY-DIDDLE       
First Line: Some folks say
Last Line: Flippers-dingers, fly- %killers and bull-roarers, I can %kill a big fly at 60 feet %watch here


OMEN FOR STEVIE SMITH       
First Line: This is your aunt, stevie
Last Line: Yes, stevie, they too %shall come at last %to whinny-moor...%the five of you %shall dance that heath


ON COWEE RIDGE    Poem Text    
First Line: John gordon boyd / died on the birthday
Subject(s): Death; Writing & Writers; Mourning; God; Dead, The; Bereavement


ON THE FUEL TANK, RED BULL WHARF       
Last Line: Laugh, %if you didn't


ORANGE COUNTY BLUES       
First Line: Fresh, ford-run-over
Last Line: The possum, %like the literary life, %it's a little rank %lately...


OSIRIS, FROM HIS CAVE TO SPRING       
First Line: For the scripture is written


OUTDOOR GAMES NEAR WASHINGTON NEW TOWN       
First Line: One young lady %about eight
Last Line: She turns around, hoists her knickers %and says: %fook off, %you silly booger!


OVID, MEET A METAMORPHODITE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Hermaphroditus, a delight, a
Subject(s): Ovid (43 B.c.-17 A.d.); Sex Role; Mythology


OVID, MEET A METAMORPHODITE       
First Line: Hermaphroditus, a delight, a
Last Line: O, one'll get you two: a toy of double-shape %the cream of %genes!


OVID, MEET A METAMORPHODITE       
First Line: Hermaohroditus, a delight, a %dreamboat on lake salmacis
Last Line: The cream of %genes!


PAINT SIGN ON A ROUGH ROCK       
Last Line: Of shady valley %be prepared %to %meet god


PAINT SIGN ON A ROUGH ROCK, YONSIDE OF BOONE SIDE OF       
First Line: Beprepa %redto


PAINTING THE DAISIES WITH LARRY       
Last Line: His jockey shorts %on friday night


PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE (1911-1979)       
First Line: Gentlemen I must %report from a visit
Last Line: To lesbos %the natives are lesbians %to a man


PILEATED WOODPECKER'S RESPONSE TO FOUR DOGWOOD BERRIES       
First Line: Kuk %kuk kuk


PLAIN, ABSOLUTELY UNREFINED       
First Line: Yessir buddy %three moon pies and a nehi
Last Line: If I was lucky %and had me maybe just one more %moon pie genes!


PLAIN, ABSOLUTELY UNREFINED       
First Line: Yessir buddy


PLINTH BRONZE OF GALAX LEAF       
Last Line: In leach's %celadon %on %bronze


POETICULES CRITICASTERS KITSCHDIGGERS & JUSTFOLKS, SELS.       


R.F.G       


RAINY DAY AT MISS FIST'S       
Last Line: Coloring in %the coloring book genes!


RED-BONE HEAVEN       


REFLECTIONS FROM APPALACHIA       
First Line: Dawn songs in the dews of young orange trees;
Last Line: They lie on the great st. John's river's waters %in the monocular sunlight %three miles wide %lid to


REMAINS OF A SIGN, MITCHELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA       
First Line: Sink hole


REVEREND SEPTIMUS BUSS MEETS THE GREAT NORWEGIAN       
Last Line: Cowt %nowt %nobbut %newts


RHYME WITHOUT END FOR HOWARD FINSTER ABOUT HOW IT ...       
First Line: I thought at first of swarms of bees


RICHARD BRATHWAITE, OF WESTMORLAND, REPORTS       
Last Line: Is a small member, but %very glibbery


RIDE IN A BLUE CHEVY FROM ALUM CAVE TRAIL TO NEWFOUND GAP       
First Line: Goin' hikin'? %git in!
Last Line: Think I'll sell this car, go to denver, %set up a center... %name's davis, %what's yours?


RIDE IN THE BLUE CHEVY FROM ALUM CAVE TRAIL TO ...       
First Line: Goin' hikin


ROB AT HOME       
Last Line: In his room


ROUND OF NOUNS IN JACKSON COUNTY       
First Line: Rough butt creek


RUSTICATED VARIATION ON A POEM BY LADISLAV NOVAK       


SELECTED LISTINGS FROM THE WESTERN CAROLINA TELEPHONE       
First Line: Applewhite max moss floda


SEPTEMBER SATISFACTION OF UNCLE IV OWENS       
Last Line: I got %a rat-proof %crib! Genes!


SERIES OF FIVE CHARRED, BLACKENED LUMPS       
Last Line: (2) the lamb chop %(3)the mushroom (4) the tomato (5) the kidney


SHEPHERD       
First Line: I could tell he were gone
Last Line: His eye were cold %just like when you tell a dead lamb's, %it were like that


SHOTGUN SHUBA THINKS       
Last Line: Ruth died. %gehrig died. %a long way, %a long time ago...


SIR EDWARD ELGAR       
Last Line: Hill tune and wind song with maluerne's ear


SNUFFY SMITH'S COLOSSAL MAW FROM WAR-WOMAN DELL       
Last Line: That woman %than ass %on a goose


SOLOMON'S LAMENT FOR STEFAN WOLPE       
First Line: For, lo, the winter is past
Last Line: Tell him, %I am sick of love


SPRING THAW AT THE OLD GOODMAN PLACE       
First Line: The more %you come
Last Line: The more %you can!


STANDING BY HIS TRAILER-STUDIO IN CAMPTON, KENTUCKY       
Last Line: It needs wings %and a lions tail %some damn woman down in lexington %wants it


STANDING BY HIS TRAILER-STUDIO IN CAMPTON, KENTUCKY       
First Line: That piece


STILL WATER FOR LORINE NIEDECKER (1903-1970)       
First Line: She seined words %as others stars
Last Line: Along the bank %where the peony flowers %fall %her tall friend %the pine tree %is still there %to se


STONE SIGN BY THE TEMPLE CONGREGATIONAL COMMUNITY       
First Line: U %need


SWEET AIRES THAT GIVE DELIGHT       
First Line: There was an old fart from toulon
Last Line: Sur la terrasse %it could really tear-ass %and enchantingly blast clair de lune


SWITCH BLADE (OR, JOHN'S OTHER WIFE)       
First Line: Men share perceptions (and %their best friends' wives)


SYLLABLES IN THE FORM OF LEAVES       
First Line: Fox plus razor equals %the eye
Last Line: Turn over, %you new leaf, %ewe!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


SYMPHONIC DANCES, OPUS 45       
First Line: Lento assai: %a sigh
Last Line: And this is as %together %as it %gets


SYMPHONY NO. 3, IN D MINOR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language; Nature; Writering & Writers; Animals; Words; Vocabulary


SYMPHONY NO. 5, IN C SHARP MINOR: 1. FUNERAL MARCH       
First Line: Mahler, from his studio on the 11th floor of the
Last Line: Where black wheels smash %all %one roll of the drum


SYMPHONY NO. 5, IN C SHARP MINOR: 2. STORMILY AGITATED       
First Line: To be a block of flowers
Last Line: To be shone on %endlessly %to be there, there %and blessed


SYMPHONY NO. 5, IN C SHARP MINOR: 3. SCHERZO       
First Line: One two three
Last Line: At maiernigg on the %worthersee %and up the tree: %cacophony%one two three


SYMPHONY NO. 5, IN C SHARP MINOR: 4. ADAGIETTO       
First Line: One feels %one clematis petal
Last Line: Fell %its circle %is all %glimmer on this pale %river


SYMPHONY NO. 5, IN C SHARP MINOR: 5. RONDO-FINALE       
First Line: Schoenberg: I should %even have liked to observe
Last Line: His tie was knotted %with eclat %on the dead run!


T-SHIRT FOR THE SHOCK TROOPS OF GENERAL WILDE       
Last Line: War against the mulierists: %somdomite might


THE FBI FILES ON / THE LATE EMILE DE    Poem Text    
Last Line: When he grew up
Subject(s): Federal Bureau Of Investigation


THE FBI FILES ON / THE LATE EMILE DE    Poem Text    


THE HONEY LAMB    Poem Text    
First Line: The boysick (by gadzooks thunderstruck)
Last Line: Erstwhile eagle-scout / bed-mate
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE LOOK-OUT TOWER AT MOUNT VENUS, LOUISIANA    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes yes o lord yes, the bestest, sweetest
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE MIDNITE SHOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Red-wigglers, night-crawlers
Subject(s): Country Life


THE WRECK ON THE A-222 IN RAVENSBOURNE VALLEY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Where the car hit him, fireweed sprang with
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Death; Youth; Dead, The


THOSE TROUBLESOM DISGUISES       
First Line: Sat will & kate %doing a mr & mrs


THREE BEARS OF DIFFERENT SIZES, DREAMING FROM THREE       


THREE DALES LIMERICKS       
First Line: There was an old raven of tarset
Last Line: And was of no use for the rent


THREE GRAFFITI IN THE VICINITY OF THE MIKADO BAPTIST       
First Line: Bulldogs %stamp out


THREE LIMERICKS FOR THE THREE PEAKS: 1       
First Line: Assessing the angle of ingleborough
Last Line: Mixed with paine's grey, %he kept in a monochrome shingle burrow


THREE LIMERICKS FOR THE THREE PEAKS: 2       
First Line: Edward lear was the sort of gent
Last Line: He chortled - and sidled up penyghent


THREE LIMERICKS FOR THE THREE PEAKS: 3       
First Line: Turner was fast to decide
Last Line: Is worth the glum climb %to get to the tarns up on whernside


THREE RIPPLES IN THE TUCKASEIGEE RIVER       
First Line: Tsi ksi tsi


THREE SAYINGS FROM HIGHLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA:       
First Line: But pretty though as
Last Line: Your points is blue %and your timing's %a week off %sam creswell, auto mechanic


THREE THEFTS FROM JOHN EHLE'S PROSE       
First Line: Every night


TO CARVE IN WILD CHERRY FOR JOHN JACOB NILES       
First Line: 30 dulcimers


TRADITIONALLY ACCOMMODATING SPIRIT OF THE       


TRIUMPH OF CRAFT: A VIGNETTE FROM THE HEBRIDES FOR A...       
First Line: Lad asks bessie %the old lady
Last Line: With all that steel wool %you steal? %well then, %I'm knittin' %a kettle


TWO PASTORALS FOR SAMUEL PALMER AT SHOREHAM, KENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot put my hand into
Subject(s): Landscape


TWO PASTORALS FOR SAMUEL PALMER AT SHOREHAM, KENT: 1.       
First Line: If the night could get up & walk'
Last Line: Now two eyes in %my saturated %head!


TWO PASTORALS FOR SAMUEL PALMER AT SHOREHAM, KENT: 2.       
First Line: One must try behind the hills'
Last Line: Yields all power %in the valley of vision %eight suns, %on eight stems, %aflame!


UNCLE IV SURVEYS HIS DOMAIN FROM HIS ROCKER       
First Line: Mister williams %lets youn me move
Last Line: Mite nigh the awkerdist thing %I seen


UNCLE TOT HARPER       


UNITARIAN CRI DE GUERRE, CHEZ POINT, VIENNE (ISERE)       
First Line: Du beurre!
Last Line: Donnez-moi du beurre! %toujours de beurre!


VALEDICTION FOR MY FATHER, BEN WILLIAMS (1898-1974)       
First Line: All the old things
Last Line: Are gone now %and the people are %different


VICTORIEA WOOD, IN 'TALENT'       
Last Line: Coq au vin %was %love in a lorry


VOTRE SANTE AT THE HEADWATERS OF THE SANTEE       
First Line: Which water we drank of, it ...'


VULNERARY (FOR ROBERT DUNCAN)       
First Line: One comes to language from afar, the ear
Last Line: And the sweet-shrub


WEE TOT FOR CATULLUS       
First Line: Eye laddie!
Last Line: Jock strap %traps jock %catso %fatso


WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE MORE REMOTE MOUNTAINS OF       
First Line: Horseleg %john


WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF THE THREE TUTELARY HAMADRYADS       
First Line: Busthaid %blockade


WHO IS LITTLE ENIS?       
First Line: Little enis is %one hunnert an' 80lbs of
Last Line: Yonder in the blue %grass... %carlos & blue, %thinking of you... %hail & farewell


WHOLE SCENE, IN A TWO-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD DEMOGRAPHIC ...       
First Line: A long row to hoe


WORKSOP, NOTTS.       
First Line: Your brothers never used to do it
Last Line: Just look at those sheets %I ought to rub your nose in it


WRECK ON THE A-222 IN RAVENSBOURNE VALLEY       
First Line: Where the car hit him, fireweed sprang with
Last Line: Where the dill %lulls, %and all boys %spoil...


YE RATTLE-SNAKE       
First Line: Of the thickness


YELL FOR THE GREATEST TERRIBLE WRITER IN THE WORLD:       
First Line: Amanda! Amanda! Sis-boom-bah
Last Line: Mckittrick! Mckittrick! %rah-rah-rah! %ros! Ros! %the rest is dross!


YELLOW PERIL AT MOORE'S GROCERY       
First Line: Cold %beer


ZEPHYRINE BARBARACHILD