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Young, Dean    Poet's Biography
222 poems available by this author


ACCEPTANCE SPEECH    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Life; Poetry & Poets


ACCEPTANCE SPEECH       
First Line: This time I'm not going to say a thing
Last Line: Would it help if I said amen?


AESTHETICS       
First Line: She rummages though her purse, sobbing
Last Line: Maybe %knocking, maybe being shown in, finding some part %still hers


AESTHETICS LATE IN THE CENTURY       
First Line: Noon and crowded. People bring their coffee


AGE OF DISCOVERY    Poem Text    
First Line: On the 182nd day of the 34th year
Subject(s): Knowledge; Galileo (1564-1642); Galileo Galilei


AGE OF DISCOVERY       
First Line: On the 182nd day of the 34th year


AGONY IN THE GARDEN       
First Line: Today my friend asks me if I want
Last Line: Rights itself and starts singing country western


ALL TOLD       
First Line: News of her death
Last Line: Comes home, wet from walking in the fog


ALLOWANCE       
First Line: I don't know how my father's body


AND BECAUSE HER FACE       
First Line: And because her face has finally flown
Last Line: That all they've raved about has come to pass


ANOTHER HIVE       
First Line: What was I doing last night talking about flaubert
Last Line: And the other was to kill you


ARCHEOLOGY       
First Line: The wren says, let's fly really fast
Last Line: Who I am, tell me what I've become


ARCHON       
First Line: Something set it off, %a burst of light or
Last Line: Sky without a mark, %shadow knitted to the ground


ARTS OF CAMOUFLAGE       
First Line: Aftter years of walking funny
Last Line: In fact it's rained solid for weeks


AS I RAV'D AND GREW MORE FIERCE AND WILD       
First Line: I should be writing a letter of recommendation
Last Line: Into a sparrow maybe a hawk it's called %death wagon I'll read it to you


ASH ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I saw you ahead I ran two blocks
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


AVALANCHE GARDEN       
First Line: In the middle of the 45th year %of his education, dean young falls
Last Line: I am tired of fighting for you


BAY ARENA       
First Line: When I worked in the bookstore in berkeley
Last Line: Shuddering cores of cinder, whirlwinds of ash
Variant Title(s): First Course In Turbulenc


BEING ASKED BY A STUDENT IF SHOULD ASK OUT A CERTAIN GIRL       
First Line: I say ger her alone in the kitchen
Last Line: I say the final's on monday. %mostly short answer, some matching


BELOVED INFIDEL       
First Line: There was no end to it. Desire


BIOGRAPHY WITH LACK OF SLEEP       
First Line: Last night the party down the street
Last Line: Of love, like smoke I thought, watching her %in bed, the languorous inhale and sudden %stabbing out


BIRD SANCTUARY       
First Line: For a while we didn't know what to call it
Last Line: Even now, we love each other


BIRTHDAY       
First Line: I didn't expect to stand like my father


BOLINAS, CALIFORNIA       
First Line: The author of the well body book is digging up his septic tank
Last Line: Then there's what washes up


BREAKERS       
First Line: One summer I picked peaches in georgia


BRIGHT HEAD       
First Line: Unspeakable things have happened to you
Last Line: You said, jump. The chute opens


BRONZED    Poem Text    
First Line: That dusty bubble gum, once ubiquitous as starlings
Subject(s): Transience; Togetherness; Impermanence


BUSINESS OF LOVE IS CRUELTY       
First Line: It scares me, the genius we have
Last Line: Motor: how many times do you have to die %before you're dead?


CASTING OFF       
First Line: In a rowboat you can hear the other


CATALOGUES       
First Line: My slow mailman brings the same


CENTRIFUGE       
First Line: It might have been midnight when last we talked
Last Line: Can I call into this electrocuted dark? What will %these riven eyes see?


CHANGING GENRES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I was satisfied with haiku until I met you,
Subject(s): Books; Literature; Reading


CHANGING YOUR BULB       
First Line: I disconnect the power for at least
Last Line: Of the spirit that can not be destroyed


CHAPPED LIPS       
First Line: The problem with childhood
Last Line: They're completely devoid of pubic hair


CHICKEN LITTLE       
First Line: Yesterday the low-end guy


CIRCLES I TRAVEL IN       
First Line: My first wife only functioned %on days that required excessive
Last Line: We were born just minutes apart


CLANGOR       
First Line: I won't believe the frog brought forth
Last Line: I could live without you


COLOPHON    Poem Text    
First Line: More than the beetles turned russet,
Subject(s): Bees; Mortality; Beekeeping


COLOPHON       
First Line: More than the beetles turned russet
Last Line: Bodies of air. I don't think there's any way %to prepare


COMET       
First Line: After she left I sat trying to quiet


COTTON IN THE PILL BOTTLE       
First Line: I love the fog
Subject(s): Change; Fog; Haze


COTTON IN THE PILL BOTTLE       
First Line: I love the fog
Last Line: How it goes only so far from the sea
Subject(s): Change; Fog


CRASH TEST DUMMIES OF AN IMPERFECT GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Because we are so stupid
Subject(s): God; Life


DEAR BOB    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Life


DEAR FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: What will be served for our reception
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


DEAR READER    Poem Text    
First Line: My nightmares are your confetti


DISSECTING THE BEAST       
First Line: Warm february night. Still, inside


DOG TOY       
First Line: Master, how can I make a million dollars?
Last Line: Waiting for? You've already %been given your free gift


DON'T WEAR THAT SHIRT WITH THOSE PANTS       
First Line: One need not weep among the leafless trees
Last Line: But what's a judgment without a powdered wig?


DRAMA IN LAST ACTS       
First Line: Throughout, the days of summer will be portrayed
Last Line: Just as the white gloves made me feel %invulnerable and nearly vanished


DRINKING FROM A PUDDLE       
First Line: Denise says she can't recall one decent fuck
Last Line: In nothing but my only good white shirt


EASILY BRUISED       
First Line: Sometimes the foramen ovale doesn't
Last Line: Milky parallelograms, fiery triangles %charged with her protection


EASY AS FALLING DOWN STAIRS    Poem Text    
First Line: To always be in motion there is no choice
Subject(s): Love


EIDOS       
First Line: Mary suddenly laughs. Of course not yes
Last Line: Glue, bone. Dimensions unknown


ELEGY FOR MY CAT       
First Line: Toby's dying. Kidney failure. 18 years old


ELEGY ON TOY PIANO    Poem Text    
First Line: You don't need a pony
Last Line: About this, even diamonds do not lie
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


EMBRYOYO       
First Line: I don't ask for much: a little cleavage
Last Line: My garment bag's about to burst


EMERALD SPIDER BETWEEN ROSE THORNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Imagine, not even or really ever tasting


ERRATA       
First Line: I turned the assemblage upside-down
Last Line: The swans are back on the lake


EVENING PRIMROSE       
First Line: Beauty doesn't only reside in bodies
Last Line: In the hallways run a hundred children %in blue capes


EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE       
First Line: A man wakes in a rowboat


EVERYDAY ESCAPES    Poem Text    
First Line: My poor students, all I ask of them
Subject(s): Students


FACET       
First Line: For weeks I've gone unbroken %but not unpunished by the quiet
Last Line: Or only in a detached way like a monk %for a scorpion


FACULTY SUMMARY REPORT       
First Line: I'm afraid %they will know how powerless I am
Last Line: Where something was dragged then taken into the air


FAMILIAR TERRITORY       
First Line: In the place I'm renting
Last Line: I can write your name on a grain of rice


FIRST TIME & THE TIME BEFORE THAT       
First Line: I'm 17 & she's straddled me
Last Line: Who sends them on missions & they always return %dented, immutable, unalloyed


FLAMENCO       
First Line: Sad song, thousand-mile voice
Last Line: Space %teething through the night


FOTTAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: How goofy and horrible is life. Just
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


FROTTAGE       
First Line: How goofy and horrible is life. Just
Last Line: Hum of glories, morning glories


GERMINATIONS       
First Line: I love sitting here by the screens


GLIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: I was supposed to have died
Subject(s): Mortality


GLIDER       
First Line: I was supposed to have died
Last Line: Into the minnowy gears of the sea


GOD SON       
First Line: What could the baby know the couple
Last Line: Spinning above the bassinet


GUIDANCE COUNSELING       
First Line: When the woman, her shoulders on the bed
Last Line: The woman enters an elevator, a gentleman removes his hat


GUIDEBOOK       
First Line: Your last night in a foreign city
Last Line: You find yourself soliloquizing mist, %flicking matches at swans


HALFLIVES OF YOUNGONIUM       
First Line: I am wearing the bride's underpants
Last Line: Even their notebooks have to be locked %in a lead box


HAMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Every wednesday when I went to the shared office
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


HANDY GUIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Avoid adjectives of scale.
Subject(s): Advice; Conduct Of Life


HE SAID TURN HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: And then tony showed us the lake
Subject(s): Lakes; Summer; Grief; Pools; Ponds; Sorrow; Sadness


HE SAID TURN HERE       
First Line: And then tony showed us the lake
Last Line: Maybe even race


HIVE       
First Line: All the time asking where are we going
Last Line: When you thold them where you were going? %isn't anyone ever going to come?


HOW GRASP GREEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Trees I have planted: an ash,
Subject(s): Mortality


HOW I GET MY IDEAS       
First Line: Sometimes you just have to wait %15 seconds then beat the prevailing nuance
Last Line: But keep hammering because %hammering makes the world


HOWL UPONE ESKAPING, I LEARNED MEY VEHIKLE IS NOT SEA-WORTHIE       
First Line: When I got up from my nap in 1999
Last Line: I was just like you until I was alone %then I was a cherry blossom


HUMAN LOT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Life; Mankind; Human Race


I AM BUT A TRAVELER IN THIS LAND & KNOW LITTLE OF ITS WAY       
First Line: Is everything a field of energy caused
Last Line: Touches a bush in which birds are singing


I AM BUT A TRAVELER IN THIS LAND & KNOW LITTLE OF ITS WAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is everything a field of energy caused
Subject(s): Nature; Body, Human


I CAN HARDLY BE CONSIDERED A RELIABLE WITNESS       
First Line: First there was a raffle conducted by silhouettes
Last Line: And it's weeks before they can even float upright


I HAVE FOUND THE BEST WAY       
First Line: To break several bones of the hand
Last Line: Nothing will protect you


I SAID YES BUT I MEANT NO    Poem Text    
First Line: People are compelled to be togetherf


I SAID YES BUT I MEANT NO       
First Line: People are compelled to be together good and bad
Last Line: You are in fact dying


I'M SICK OF PEOPLE SAYING THE AVANT GARDE IS DEAD       
First Line: You never recover from being born
Last Line: Unprepared. Look out! For god's sake %turn into the skid!


IF THOU DISLIK'ST WHAT THOU FIRST LIGHT'ST ON       
First Line: I had come to the house, in a cave of trees
Last Line: But keep going and you'll reach the sea


IMMORTALITY       
First Line: I'm having myself for the last time
Last Line: Had let me, let me, let me, juice %would still be dripping down our necks


IN A SMALL COUNTRY       
First Line: Everyone completely done in
Last Line: Forks while an unseen force pulled back %a curtain in a box


INFIRMAMENT       
First Line: An end is always punishment for a beginning
Last Line: Which is how the continents are made %and broken


INTERFERENCE AND DELIVERY       
First Line: There's this hiss


INTERVIEW       
First Line: Don't be afraid of me on the telephone
Last Line: Those fortunes are a little late


INVENTION OF HEAVEN       
First Line: The mind becomes a field of snow
Last Line: And then you will wash your face


KNIGHT IN ERROR       
First Line: Someone called someone who called
Last Line: Take on the traffic at the boiling intersection, %hack deep into the valley of singing thorns


LACE       
First Line: While crickets tighten their solitary bolts
Last Line: Into seed and wind, into dirt, into into into


LAST NIGHT'S BREAD       
First Line: I need this light behind me on


LAST WORDS       
First Line: I too love my small life
Last Line: I used to move pretty fast. %invisible, barefoot river


LEARN BY DOING       
First Line: One walking a lobster on a leash
Last Line: To be fit for nothing else, except teaching


LIKE SADNESS IN MUSIC       
First Line: I have to lie on the floor
Last Line: A small-white-dog-in-the-rain thing. %february and tangerines. %erasing, erasing, not saying a word


LIVES OF COMPOSERS       
First Line: Once I knew a girl named dawn
Last Line: You thought you could dance, thought %you heard a song


LIVES OF THE DEAD       
First Line: So I left my kingdom. Granted
Last Line: Not knowing where I am


LIVES OF THE DEEP SEA DIVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I keep missing my stop so
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


LIVES OF THE INVENTORS       
First Line: When leonardo is 11 and still sober
Last Line: Part bellows, part tank and I got out of there quick


LIVES OF THE MIND       
First Line: I wake in pjs crenellated and badged
Last Line: But go the whole way through


LIVES OF THE NONCOMBATANTS       
First Line: Poor lorca, what a sissy, his whole life
Last Line: And even then our dreams will almost kill us


LIVES OF THE PAINTERS       
First Line: When I hatched from my black egg
Last Line: Swan sperm, beautiful beautiful bicycles


LIVES OF THE POETS       
First Line: To you, walt whitman has probably
Last Line: On being drunk when I leave


LIVES OF THE SURGE PROTECTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: When she said what she said I
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Robots & Robotics


LIVES OF THE VETERANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Byzantium was once a city on the bosporus
Subject(s): War


LOOSE KNOT       
First Line: It must have been on the same day


LOVE POEM WITH LIES AND SELFISHNESS       
First Line: Perhaps most it's brevity


MARRIAGE       
First Line: Most of us remember finding our first
Last Line: It's carrying something, %a cup too full, a phone number, a thought like %a letter torn then taped t


MATTER OF FAITH       
First Line: When they picked up the stretcher she died


MAYBE IT MEANT SOMETHING ELSE       
First Line: When the little girl held forward her lamb
Last Line: In a small, galvanized tub


MEMORIES OF THE INVISIBLE MAN       
First Line: I don't know if I have lost


MORTAL POEM       
First Line: I do not understand why I love you
Last Line: It is gone this morning


MY FALL TEACHING SCHEDULE       
First Line: We're trying to unload the pope
Last Line: He still won't say what it tastes like


MY LIFE WITH LITTER       
First Line: The man with a useless, ripped-cord mike


MY OWN RECOGNIZANCE       
First Line: Snow falls like torn kleenex that day
Last Line: They didn't search us all that much


MY PEOPLE       
First Line: Initially, I too appeared between the legs
Last Line: The trees our fathers planted we will not see again


MYTH MIX       
First Line: In the beginning, everything is mingled
Last Line: You won't have to worry if you are really loved


NOT NOW THOSE LITTLE GOODBYE STORIES       
First Line: Today my friend is having her heart fixed


NOTE TO TONY ENCLOSED WITH MY OLD JEAN JACKET       
First Line: Herein lies what I lived through and with
Last Line: Which may, even this, %nearly rag, permanently soiled, passed-on, %constitute a gift


ONE STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: In one story, the coyote sings us into being
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Garcia Lorca, Federico (1898-1936); Paperweights; Dead, The


ONE STORY       
First Line: In one story, the coyote sings us into being
Last Line: Mewing beneath the earth
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Garcia Lorca, Federico (1898-1936); Paperweights


ONLY ONE OF MY DEATHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Because it seems the only way to save the roses
Subject(s): Beetles; Roses


ONLY ONE OF MY DEATHS       
First Line: Because it seems the only way to save the roses
Last Line: Perhaps they'd prefer that


ORIGINAL MONKEY       
First Line: I'm working on my vanishing point
Last Line: As if back there somewhere %was something immense and intact


ORIGINAL PURPOSES       
First Line: I'm having trouble with my muffin
Last Line: Our liability and embeds us in the sky
Subject(s): Muffins


ORPHANAGE       
First Line: My friend has come back to the city


OTHER OBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Night, what more do you want
Last Line: Tock and such deep wagons on so many panged wheels
Subject(s): Nostalgia


OTHER OBIT       
First Line: Night, what more do you want
Last Line: Tock and such deep wagons on so many panged wheels
Subject(s): Nostalgia


OTHER ORBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Night, what more do you want? Why this second per second
Subject(s): Nostalgia


OVER THE INTERCOM       
First Line: They think if they talk in numbers
Last Line: Just put your hand on my chest, %I'll show you who's the monster


OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE       
First Line: It has always been our intention
Last Line: And remember, due to the flood, %the tornado drill has been postponed
Subject(s): Government; Politics


PAINTING THE HOUSE       
First Line: I've been listening to the old songs


PARADISE       
First Line: Behind the art building, the weather's
Last Line: Their children's first names, how they father died


PHANTOM PAINS       
First Line: Sometimes I remember my father


PINK DUST       
First Line: She was trying to explain how to get to her restaurant
Last Line: Which I do and woke accountably happy


PIT       
First Line: Before my father dies, before I fall asleep


PLEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: One of those times I knew even then
Subject(s): Restaurants; Pleasure; Cafes; Diners


PLEASURE       
First Line: One of those times I knew even then
Last Line: There's free matches by the door


POEM WITHOUT FORGIVENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The husband wants to be taken back
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Clemency


POST-OVIDIAN       
First Line: The last I remember is drinking
Last Line: Like one wrestled from a cloud


PRAYER TO A WINDOW       
First Line: Of some people all that remains
Last Line: Breathing but you could touch its open eye


PRESENTATION TO THE KING       
First Line: A beach in august, overcast, pelicans


PULLING THROUGH       
First Line: In the gash of my friend's leg, a whiteish lump


READY-MADE BOUQUET    Poem Text    
First Line: It's supposed to be spring but the sky
Subject(s): Play


READY-MADE BOUQUET       
First Line: It's supposed to be spring but the sky
Last Line: We think of it as a giant rose, %not a tiny room
Subject(s): Play


REDUX TELEMACHUS       
First Line: This night sky: not easily understood
Last Line: And I am surely chased


REPUBLICAN VICTORY       
First Line: In the field, the complex snowmen
Last Line: They'll never forgive us


REVIVE       
First Line: This morning a spider fell into my coffee


RIVER MERCHANT, STUCK IN KALAMAZOO, WRITES HIS WIFE A LETTER ....       
First Line: We were looking forward to being alive
Last Line: Fall on the no more factory


ROBERT DENOS (1900-1945)       
First Line: A surrealist in the twenties, praised
Last Line: Over the sundial of our lives


ROBERT DESNOS    Poem Text    
First Line: A surrealist in the twenties, praised
Last Line: Over the sundial of our lives
Subject(s): Desnos, Robert (1900-1945); Surrealism; Breton, Andre (1896-1966)


ROTHKO'S YELLOW    Poem Text    
First Line: What I don't understand is the beauty.
Subject(s): Beauty


ROTHKO'S YELLOW       
First Line: What I don't understand is the beauty.
Last Line: And tried. What I don't understand is the beauty


SAFE SEX       
First Line: Often you'll feel two things at once
Last Line: Or is it joy - is unbearable


SAME OCEAN       
First Line: When I saw my friend's daughter
Last Line: How relieved he is she's not afraid, how %relieved she is it's warm and full of voices


SAVE       
First Line: Last night after the last game I tried


SCARECROW ON FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything is brushed away, off the sleeve,
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


SECOND RECEPTION       
First Line: When I got back


SHALLOWS       
First Line: Every year two kids get to the middle


SHIELD OF MOON DUST       
First Line: Until your name is called
Last Line: Here comes the next. The doctor will see you now


SIDE EFFECTS       
First Line: Your papillae momentus is shot, these pills
Last Line: Right in the middle of your chest


SKIPPING THE RECEPTION       
First Line: I don't really want to meet burkard
Last Line: Welcome t the glacier


SKY DIVE       
First Line: In school it had been important to learn
Last Line: Hanging from a handkerchief


SNOWY PRAIRIE RABBIT       
First Line: Mary ruefle was born in missouri
Last Line: We are very luck tonight


SOURCES OF THE DELAWARE    Poem Text    
First Line: I love you he said but saying it took twenty years
Subject(s): Children; Love; Rivers; Childhood


STATE OF THE UNION       
First Line: Following the three hour discussion
Last Line: Forgive me, you who I've always known %but never met


STORMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I've been sweating again, a symptom
Subject(s): Anxiety


STORMS       
First Line: I've been sweating again, a symptom
Last Line: I am empty I am stuck. In the rain %I am pilfering and wanton and struck


STRIP/RUIN (DEKOONING WOMAN)       
First Line: What with the men shouting and pounding
Last Line: The connivance and sugars and arm utterly bent %to accomplish the last position. %the mouth, the mou


STUDENT IN A DISTANT LAND       
First Line: We could see some mountains I didn't
Last Line: And sometimes hydrogen peroxide


SUNFLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: When dean young vacuums he hears
Last Line: Clouds that were his idea
Subject(s): Men; Sunflowers


SUNFLOWER       
First Line: When dean young vacuums he hears
Last Line: Clouds that were his idea
Subject(s): Men; Sunflowers


THANK YOU, TEACHERS       
First Line: My teacher is lovely
Last Line: They somehow know is there


THE BUSINESS OF LOVE IS CRUELTY    Poem Text    
First Line: It scares me the genius we have
Subject(s): Evil


THE INVENTION OF HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The mind becomes a field of snow
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE    Poem Text    
First Line: It has always been our intention
Subject(s): Politics & Government


THE RHYTHMS PROUNCE THEMSELVES ADN THEN VANISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: After they told me the ct showed
Subject(s): Illness; Body, Human


THINE IS THE KINGDOM       
First Line: While we watch the sun drag its dropcloth


THIS LIVING HAND       
First Line: It's not only the word roses
Last Line: With which I write these words


THREE WEEKS LATE       
First Line: Because they've forgotten they're slaves
Last Line: To not answer it, there's all this blood on the sheet


THRESHOLD       
First Line: After the sagittal and lateral cuts
Last Line: Still, at any moment we can be carried skyward, %there's so little to us


THROWN AS IF FIERCE & WILD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Transience; Impermanence


TIGER       
First Line: Look of a wren, not dead yet
Last Line: If only I was thrown hard enough


TODAY'S VISIBILITY       
First Line: I don't know what I was thinking
Last Line: Roses, chunks of ice bobbing in the table


TORN RED INTERIOR       
First Line: This is the time of year people return
Last Line: Paree is a blitz of wussy amateurs


TRACE ELEMENTS       
First Line: There was this creek


TRANSUBSTANTIATION       
First Line: Once I found six letters


TRIBE       
First Line: The first people came out of the lake
Last Line: When you don't even know who you are


TWILIGHT WITH X'S       
First Line: A boy walking home in twilight


UNATTAINABLE       
First Line: Often, those first years of divorce
Last Line: Red parabola within flesh


UNTHREATENING GESTURES       
First Line: Please secure the cap back on the catsup
Last Line: I did not scream, baby was asleep


UPON HEARING OF ANOTHER MARRIAGE BREAKING UP    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Saw an upside-down horse in a puddle.
Subject(s): Guilt; Divorce


UPON HEARING OF MY FRIEND'S MARRIAGE BREAKING UP, I ENVISION ATTACK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Even in september moon, the ground hog
Last Line: As dog costumes go
Variant Title(s): Upon Hearing Of My Friend's Marriage Breaking Up
Subject(s): Divorce


UPON HEARING OF MY FRIEND'S MARRIAGE BREAKING UP, I ENVISION ATTACK       
First Line: Even in september moon, the ground hog
Last Line: To get them working again
Variant Title(s): Upon Hearing Of My Friend's Marriage Breaking U
Subject(s): Divorce


VELVET UNDERGOUND       
First Line: Everyone's sitting around nick's and kenny says
Last Line: Yet one remains unknown


VINTAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I will die soon, I fall asleep
Subject(s): Mortality


WAITING ROOM       
First Line: I could feel my limitless heart slamming
Last Line: Where twice it has been sown


WARBLER       
First Line: My novelist is suffering from an unknown
Last Line: Later he was surrounded by a beautiful sphere of light


WE THROUGH MISTS DESCRY       
First Line: So much energy. People buying watermelons
Last Line: Once a preying mantis chrysalis hatched in my desk


WHAT A GOOD HORSE I HAVE       
Last Line: Past the schoolhouses where %children are eating paint


WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE       
First Line: We've always been where we are
Last Line: We're going to carry you away


WHERE DO WE COME FROM? WHAT ARE WE? WHERE ARE WE GOING       
First Line: From the richest dirt man first molded


WHILE TONY HOAGLAND READS AT THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA       
First Line: I am not worried much. The music is very
Last Line: November 15th, 1973, cheering and shouting for more


WHIRLPOOL SUITE       
First Line: In regards to sexual relations
Last Line: Every day is crash day


WHITE CRANE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Fathers; Death; Cranes (birds); Dead, The


WHITE CRANE       
First Line: I don't need to know any more about death
Last Line: Its beak down your throat. %rain, heartbeats of rain


WHOZ SIDE U ON, ANYWAY?       
First Line: Once there was a mountain here %then a glacier came and when
Last Line: Of uplift in the end, a talking %rose or a kiss made of mist


WIND       
First Line: I'm looking for my trash-can lid


WINGED PURPOSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Fly from me does all I would have stay,
Subject(s): Flying


WITH LUCK, THEY COME WHEN CALLED       
First Line: My wife lies on the couch crying


WOMAN WHO PARKS IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE       
First Line: Hair the color of red vinyl talking
Last Line: Oh baby baby baby beautifully arrives


YEAH, YEAH, YEAH IMPERATIVE       
First Line: I'm worried how y carries his money
Last Line: Each other, the lady who runs the place saying, %no, the eyes aren't for sale separately