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Blackburn, Paul    Poet's Biography
612 poems available by this author


(VALUES) COLD SOON       
First Line: It is a %goddamn


0.45       
First Line: Rage, panic, and speed


15-JUL       
First Line: Over the river soundlessly


16 SLOPPY HAIKU       
First Line: I say what I mean


17.IV.71       
First Line: My shoes %I have just taken them off
Last Line: Infield bounce to the shortstop, out at first


1965 SEASON       
First Line: Bottom of 7th, the


24.II.64, NOTE TO KYOTO       
First Line: Clay, it is almost spring . The air


7TH GAME : 1960 SERIES    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Nice day
Subject(s): Baseball


7TH GAME: 1960 SERIES       
First Line: Nice day %sweet october afternoon


A DULL POEM        Recitation by Author


A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM        Recitation by Author


ABRI: COTE D'AMORE       
First Line: I am an unquiet bird


ACCEPTING THE GIFT       
First Line: Wake at three


ACCUMULATION OF HISTORIE       
First Line: Let us call it


ACQUIRING A TEMPORARY CAT       
First Line: A toad %sitting there


ACTION       
First Line: The old man eats


AFFINITIES: 1       
First Line: Montalban, no 3, piso 2.


AFFINITIES: 2       
First Line: Whey do gulls like


AFFINITIES: 3       
First Line: Walking out of louis zukofsky's new place


AFTER DINNER       
First Line: The damm [or, small] cats disoblige to pose, she


AFTERNOON MEMORIES       
First Line: She takes her bath first and then


AFTERNOON, YEATS       
First Line: Dying is like this


AGAINST THE SILENCE OF STAIRCASES       
First Line: Scrap %what we bindoin' all week . Blow


AGAPE       
First Line: I had already gotten back in my pants


ALAMEDA       
First Line: Monday morning early %sunday evening late


ALBA       
First Line: Small clouds fill the edge of sky at dawn


ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT       
First Line: Low mostly naked hills


ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT, ALONG THE SANTA FE TRAIL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): California


ALPHABET SONG       
First Line: Before men %were gods, animals


AND A MOXIE NEW YEAR TO YOU       
First Line: Look around %look alive


ANGRY MAN SITS, MAKES HIS REVISIONS       
First Line: Thin as a rail, not pale, dark


ANSWER TO TWO INSCRIPTIONS       
First Line: But the poet is he who writes


ANY WINDOW OR YOU GIVE IT A FRAME       
First Line: Thin line of snow on the cornices


ANYTHING YOU WANT        Recitation by Author


APR-69       
First Line: Muddiness %of the columbia river is spring


ART       
First Line: To write poems, say %is not a personal achievement


ART TO WRITE POEMS       


AS IT ENDS        Recitation by Author


AS IT ENDS       
First Line: It is not just at night


ASH WEDNESDAY, 1965       
First Line: Do you fuck on a first date


ASKELEPIADES VARIATION       
First Line: May I address you, aphrodite, goddess


ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT MCKINLEY       
First Line: Before trinity church


ASSISTANCE       
First Line: On the farm it never mattered
Last Line: It was the trail of the likewise drinking-man who preceded me %that gave me the courage


AT THE CROSSROAD       
First Line: Close but far


AT THE WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we are, see
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


AT THE WELL       
First Line: Here we are, see
Last Line: Wheel your mounts about %there is nothing here
Subject(s): Deserts; Food And Eating


AT&T HAS MY DIME       
First Line: After your voice's frozen anger


ATARDECER       
First Line: The waves come in from the north


ATMOSPHERE OR HOW PUT IT TO YOU, RENDER       


AUGUST 1969: SOFTNESS       
First Line: Scrambled in the dark dug of dawn


AYEM       
First Line: The hanger-smell of oil


BACKWEEP / BLACK       
First Line: Sweep of the sea


BAGGS       
First Line: Keep no names that give us not


BAN ME THUOT       
First Line: Flat oneness %extending from the lido surfline without sting, the edge


BANALBUFAR, A BRAZIER, RELATIVITY ... WARM AT THE SAME TIME       
First Line: End of february, %beginning of lent


BARREL ROLL       
First Line: Peck slip . Smell of wholesale coffee


BARRICADES TOMORROW: THE GUNS TODAY       
First Line: O god, it's all grey fistfuls


BETWEEN SETS       
First Line: The bears are dancing


BIRD POEM? WORD POEM       
First Line: Under the leaves of the plane tree


BIRDS       
First Line: I want them to come here


BIRDS: AMSTERDAM        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Amsterdam, Netherlands


BIRDS; AMSTERDAM       
First Line: Flurry of fat sparrows hits the fence


BK. OF NUMBERS       
First Line: My heart is 3. 7. 9


BLUEGRASS       
First Line: Field of blue-white


BLUES FOR AUSTRYN WAINHOUSE       
First Line: In a stone room


BODY HEAT       
First Line: Body heat escapes to the air


BROOKLYN NARCISSUS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Straight rye whiskey, 100 proof
Subject(s): Subways


BROOKLYN NARCISSUS       
First Line: Straight rye whiskey, 100 proof
Last Line: The dirty window gives me back my face


BRYANT PARK       
First Line: I think it is its location
Subject(s): Bryant Park, New York City


BUSRIDE       
First Line: The 26 kilometers %between the city and this village


BUTTE       
First Line: On the ridge of habit


BUZZ        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Translations And Translators


CABRAS       
First Line: To sing the democratic man today


CAFE AT NIGHT       
First Line: White snow of paper sugar


CAFE FILTRE       
First Line: Slowly and with persistence


CALL IT THE NET        Recitation by Author


CALL IT THE NET       
First Line: Imagine a young woman


CANCER EJACULATIONS       
First Line: Not the %square root minus of 1, or we can't


CANCION DE LAS HORMIGAS       
First Line: Today makes 20 days


CANTAR DE NOIT       
First Line: This bird speaks to me from the night


CAPTAIN       
First Line: In port, laughing & drinking


CATAFALQUE       
First Line: Black horse behind, the stirrups


CATHERINE, AT EVENING       
First Line: Catherine ledoux %was someone who I was not permitted to play with


CHASE DEATH        Recitation by Author


CHEMISTRY       
First Line: Who is she


CIAO       
First Line: I'm sorry %life was tranquil (sort of)


CID AND THE JEWS TAKE LEAVE OF ONE ANOTHER....       
First Line: Raquel kissed the cid's hand: hey, campeador!
Last Line: Baby wants a new pair of briches


CID CALLS HIS VASSALS TOGETHER. THEY'LL GO...       
First Line: He %turned and looked back to see the towers
Last Line: It's my enemies have turned %this treachery upon me


CID, WITHOUT RESOURCES, APPEALS TO THE ASTUTENESS...       
First Line: Mio cid spoke
Last Line: And cover them with beautifully tooled leather


CITY MUSEUM, SPLIT       
First Line: The national costumes were simple or complex


CITY SUNSET        Recitation by Author


CITY SUNSET       
First Line: Pink and blue


CIVIL RIGHTS POEM       
First Line: My teeth are metal in my mouth


CLARKSON AVENUE RAMBLE       
First Line: Sarah! Saaraah! Hoo-hoo! ... Saaaraah! ... Hooo-hoo!


CLICKETY-CLACK        Recitation by Author


CLICKETY-CLACK       
First Line: I took %a coney island of the mind


COCTAIL PARTY       
First Line: Alone with the sandwiches I watch the movement


COFFERS ARE INTENDED TO GET MONEY FROM TWO BURGOS JEWS       
First Line: Let the leather be vermillion and the nails gilded
Last Line: Nothing else I can do


COLLAGE       
First Line: Hand on her


COLLIOURE       
First Line: The town laid in there


COMFORTS OF THE NIGHT       
First Line: Returning from the laboratory


COMMITTEE       
First Line: My two cats sit toward me resting


CONCERN       
First Line: One wonders about the hands and ribcages


CONCOMITANTS       
First Line: Fishing in the dark pools of the mind, one finds a


CONSOLATION       
First Line: It's all right now, henry


CONTINUITY       
First Line: The bricklayer tells the busdriver


CONTRAVENTION       
First Line: That is the line of red as it goes


CORNELIA 1/10/66       
First Line: There is such a thing as immediacy


COUPLETS       
First Line: To be a spot-headed cat on a forked tree


CRANK       
First Line: Dear carol, %logic is a machine


CRANK IT UP FOR ALL OF US, BUT LET ME HEAVEN GO       
First Line: Sometimes I think


CRISIS: A FEW NOTES       
First Line: There's two of us going


CROSSING       
First Line: The stream %piles out of the pile-up
Last Line: By all those migrations %of thousands and thousands of birds
Subject(s): Birds


CURRENCY EVENTS       
First Line: The american dollar


CUTTING THE MUSTARD        Recitation by Author


CUTTING THE MUSTARD       
First Line: The world and ourselves pass away


DARKNESS IS ON THE WORLD AND LOVE       


DEAL BETWEEN MARTIN ANTOLINEZ AND THE JEWS....       
First Line: Raquel and vidas were together counting over
Last Line: As long as they lived, %would ever be poor again


DEATH AND THE SUMMER WOMAN       
First Line: Curious reason in the choice of words


DEATH WATCH: VIELLE D'HIVER       
First Line: Intravenous is a lousy replacement


DECISIONS: 1       
First Line: Office worker from whitehall


DEFINITION       
First Line: Long ago and far away


DEPARTURE: THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE       
First Line: Sirius bright over smuggler


DEPOSIT       
First Line: It's an ill wind


DEPTH PERCEPTIONS       
First Line: Man's hand touches the strings of his guitar


DESCENT       
First Line: I wonder what the fight was about


DIFFERENT POEM       
First Line: Stay with me


DIRECTIONS TO GET THERE       
First Line: I go wherever my feet will carry me


DISCONTINUITIES       
First Line: Why is it the roman law sex


DISSOLVING FABRIC       
First Line: He who has own wound


DOUBLESL IT'S A CABIN       
First Line: The apartment %near emptied by now


DOWN ALONG M-45       
First Line: Pants are about to descend


DULL POEM       
First Line: Zen foods %it says on the truck outside


E.P. IN VENICE: REMEMBERING APRIL 1968, AND I SMILE       
First Line: Eagle is old man


EARLY HOURS       
First Line: 2 o'clock %it says now


EAST 3RD ST. DRAG       
First Line: Winding past %all those undulating


ED SANDERS AT THE DOM (WHEN THEY HAVE THE $2 COVER ON)       
First Line: Black and yellow


EL CAMINO VERDE       
First Line: The green road lies this way
Last Line: Where an actual %measure %exists


EL DIA VIENE COMO UNA PROMESA DE CALOR       
First Line: White clean sun in this dry street


ENCOUNTER       
First Line: Staggering down the road at midnite


ENVIRONMENT       
First Line: Jack- %rabbits are true


ENVOI IN MID-JUNE; WALTER GOES TO THE GARDEN & GETS A HARDO       
First Line: Ate a whole row of radishes


ESTATE       
First Line: From the formal garden


ETRUSCAN TOMB       
First Line: Leer and that spine moved
Subject(s): Etruscan Civilization; Graves


EVASION       
First Line: The light that enters


EVENTIDE       
First Line: White arms %beside the shalimar


EXPENSIVE MEAL       
First Line: Par la main


EYE OF THE STORM       
First Line: Struck by the wind, the taut guitar of rain


EZRA'S CONTRIBUTIONS       
First Line: As for the politics


FACES: 1        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Subways


FACES: 1        Recitation by Author


FACES: 1       
First Line: Who in new york in 1965 would have


FACES: 2       
First Line: The loneliness %of a single coated figure in the rian


FACING SOUTH        Recitation by Author


FACING SOUTH       
First Line: Assville, north carolina, or an


FALLOUT       
First Line: Now she's gone


FARM       
First Line: Goats in the oats


FASTNESS       
First Line: To stand there in the dimness with a robe on


FEBRUARY JOURNAL, 1969 BOQUERON, P.R. HEAT       
First Line: Sitting on the ashtray, yes


FEBRUARY JOURNAL: 1971       
First Line: Sun reaches in thrue the window


FIERCE SUNRISE       
First Line: I want night


FINGERS, FEET & KNEES OR FOLKDANCING: A VERY INFORMAL STUDY       
First Line: Banquet downstairs, on the phonograph


FIRST MATE       
First Line: 20 hours to midnight


FIRST OF ALL       
First Line: How fit the event, or


FIRST ROUND       
First Line: Sunday morning in early lent


FIRST TWO DAYS       
First Line: The sun comes and


FISHERMAN       
First Line: The moon-bitch lies in the morning sky


FLEXIBILITY: OR THE RIDGE       
First Line: Grey day, pinocchio, o puppet


FLEXIONS       
First Line: The river of afternoon


FLIES       
First Line: My hands circle her


FLOWER PHANTOM STRIKES AGAIN       
First Line: Dog leans his ugly head out the truck window


FLUVIAL       
First Line: She took off her clothes so


FOG        Recitation by Author


FOG       
First Line: My hands sit there


FOR MERCURY, PATRON OF THIEVES: A LAUREL       
First Line: The hour before dawn


FOREIGN POLICY COMMITMENTS OR YOU GET INTO THE CATAMARAN ...       
First Line: Y digamos que, pensamos que, like


FOREIGN POLICY: AN INTEROFFICE MEMO       
First Line: Gentlemen: %we shall keep a general check on the


FRANKLIN AVENUE LINE       
First Line: At park place %or dean street


FREE FALL       
First Line: Single %skinny, young


FRIENDS       
First Line: Perhaps it is right


FRIENDSHIP       
First Line: Now we can wonder


FROM THE JOURNALS; MARCH 1968       
First Line: Plaza de portal de elche


FROM THE NOVEMBER JOURNAL: FIRE       
First Line: The end of a distance come


FUNERAL       
First Line: Returning from the funeral


GEOLOGIST       
First Line: The rain falls in fresh gusts


GETTING A JOB       
First Line: How can we stand the soup?


GETTING ON AND OFF       
First Line: Lexington avenue bus


GHOST OF EN RAIMBAUT VISITS LES BAUX       
First Line: My lady biatrix, bel cavalier
Last Line: First les baux


GIFT AND THE ENDING       
First Line: The one-half moon is over the mountain


GIN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Gin (liquor); Netherlands; Holland; Dutch People


GIN       
First Line: Clear objects, the


GLORIOUS MORNING       
First Line: Sun bright on the water, some


GLORY HAIRS       
First Line: To watch a woman


GOAT: LITRY HISTRY       
First Line: F. Granville munson, col., u.S. Army, retired


GOING OFF (1)       
First Line: Going away %open at both ends
Last Line: Wait now then, have you back a man, shit!


GOING OFF (2)       
First Line: The sun came over the mountain
Last Line: I'll never leave


GOOD MORNING, LOVE!       
First Line: Rise at 7:15
Last Line: & making a cup %of coffee that's all


GRAFFITI       
First Line: The new york public library at one's back
Subject(s): Graffiti


GUGGENHEIM FELLOW, MANQUE       
First Line: How - I - wish - I


GV: JULY 1963       
First Line: Walking nw across the plaza with the


HALFWAY DOWN THE COAST       
First Line: What we do


HANDS       
First Line: Her room is


HAPPINESS JOE       
First Line: Not another one, for


HARK, HARK       
First Line: - yes, and %this warm spring night


HAWSER       
First Line: After midnite %gansevoort pier


HE SAID AH, NO       


HEADS       
First Line: That things go well


HEAT       
First Line: Under the sun for days
Subject(s): Heat


HER ROOM       
First Line: It is the regular quality makes us all obscene


HERE THEY GO       
First Line: The little girls in the alley


HESPER ADEST       
First Line: The evening comes


HET UP & TAKE YR YEETH WITH YOU       
First Line: Here I am, driving this aston-martin, see


HEY, OUSPENSKY, HOW DOES IT FE-EL?       
First Line: If we find ourselves


HOMAGE TO THE SPIRIT       
First Line: The moon is my beloved


HOT AFTERNOONS HAVE BEEN IN WEST 15TH STREET        Recitation by Author


HOT AFTERNOONS HAVE BEEN IN WEST 15TH STREET       
First Line: Here, in late spring, the summer is on us already


HOUR       
First Line: Noon-and-a-half: waiting to eat


HOW DO I ADDRESS YOU? LET ME COUNT THE WAVES       
First Line: She is in her subleased apartment on waverly place


HOW IS       
First Line: We keep our watch upon night


HOW IT IS VERY QUIET NOW       
First Line: At 4 %on a spring


HOW TO ENJOY FISHING BOATS       
First Line: Sit on the terrace


HOW TO GET THROUGH REALITY       
First Line: The long low hills humped back against the night


HOW TO GET UP OFF IT       
First Line: Any mountain climber will tell you


HOW TO LIVE WITH ONE ANOTHER       
First Line: Last september, a letter


HOW TO SUBLET AN APARTMENT TO FRIENDS       
First Line: Que los cobre' me han dicho


HUSBAND       
First Line: The vision is of a fist


I PASS, YOU PASS        Recitation by Author


I'D CALL IT BEGGARY, CORSO       
First Line: No love now


IDIOT       
First Line: I do not stammer


IN THE SOUP       
First Line: So, tonite the moon is full


IN WINTER       
First Line: All evidence of birds is queer


INGESTATION: OR TAKING IT ALL IN       
First Line: I try to, perhaps I try too hard


INNOCENTS WHO FALL LIKE APPLES       
First Line: Mohamet, old navigator, your flying coffin


INSTRUCTIONS       
First Line: 1 lb. New wax


INSTRUCTIONS TO A NEW TENANT       
First Line: Two small cats were their pharmakoi


INTENTION       
First Line: Why, why %on this brilliant day


INTERVIEW WITH F. SCOTT MCNUT       
First Line: What kind of nut is that


INTRODUCTION FOR A SHOW OF ROBERT SCHILLER'S PHOTOGRAPHS ...       
First Line: The subject becomes object %subject


INVITATION STANDING       
First Line: Bring a leaf to me


INVOCATION TO VENUS        Recitation by Author


INVOCATION TO VENUS       
First Line: O, foam-born lady


ISLAND       
First Line: Six men stand at the bar


IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING        Recitation by Author


IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING       
First Line: 6:15 %is already dark now


IT TAKES AN HOUR        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Banks


JAZZ        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Jazz


JAZZ 1968       
First Line: If it's bullshit, put


JOURNAL 5.XI.67       
First Line: How is it I keep remembering
Last Line: One / two / three


JOURNAL. 7 XI 67 FF       
First Line: Green shoes %black umbrella
Last Line: Between the cooper union buildings, nov. 10, 1967


JOURNAL. JUNE; AUGUST 1968 SAIGNON-PAR-APT (VAUCLUSE)       
First Line: Oscar %peterson %does ellington
Last Line: The flashlight works


JOURNAL: 20.V.71       
First Line: When I had %finished the book
Last Line: De tu cabeza, hombre


JOURNAL: 31. V. 71       
First Line: Crabapple blossoms white
Last Line: Gary got it this time


JOURNAL: APRIL 19 : THE SOUTHERN TIER    Poem Text    
First Line: Look out the window in upstate new york, see


JOURNAL: APRIL 19: THE SOUTHERN TIER       
First Line: Look out the window in upstate new york, see
Last Line: Now we eat


JOURNAL: AUG '69: LAKE TAHOE       
First Line: Douglas pines
Last Line: A dog barks %yip-yip


JOURNAL: DECEMBER 11, 1969       
First Line: The rain rain
Last Line: Different yeat


JOURNAL: DECEMBER 6, 1968       
First Line: A spooky green wheel
Last Line: Drive %very fast


JOURNAL: JULY 1971       
First Line: Branches bend %in the wind, leaves
Last Line: It's summer


JOURNAL: JULY 21/22. 1969       
First Line: Those boys comin' back fr %the moon
Last Line: Back from the moon


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971       
First Line: Shadow of a large bird
Last Line: Leaf shadow


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971       
First Line: Three hawks over the northern catskills
Last Line: Nearly awake, smiles


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971       
First Line: How it turns %in again, the pain


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971       
First Line: The spruce outside the bedroom


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971 (1)       
First Line: Top floor, then %when I look out, I look
Last Line: Having supper


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971 (2)       
First Line: The 2 a.M. %of a summer night incortland, this street


JOURNAL: JUNE 1971 (3)       
First Line: If the chairs are comfortable, why
Last Line: The state of new york


JOURNAL: JUNE, 1969       
First Line: Tangle of sheets in the backroom
Last Line: Head, I cannot see them


JOURNAL: JUNE, 1971. 110 IN THE SHADE       
First Line: Sitting in the tub
Last Line: Stopping now


JOURNAL: MARCH/70       
First Line: Syracuse of stopoff
Last Line: To buffalo


JOURNAL: MAY 1970       
First Line: These equations work out
Last Line: In shorts


JOURNALS: 26. VI. 71 THE NEWS       
First Line: To the rear, harch!-to the right front, harch'
Last Line: All day


JOURNALS: MAY, 1971, SELS.       
First Line: Carl is not coming to the reading. He has papers to correct


JOURNALS: MAY, 1971, THE BLUE MOUNDS ENTRIES       
First Line: Mary laird %is not afeard


JOURNALS: NOV/DEC. 1970: HIBERNATION       
First Line: He stuffed bear in a cave all winter
Last Line: Somepleace south of here


JOURNEY ITSELF IS HOME       
First Line: Two girls on the beach at brighton


JUDGEMENT       
First Line: The corners of the mouth


KICKOFF       
First Line: It is a word, always


L'ORCUS        Recitation by Author


L'ORCUS       
First Line: Long sideburns & teeth showing


LA LISIERE       
First Line: How we move


LA VIELLE BELLE       
First Line: After many times


LANNER       
First Line: Delicately ravaged, %scared


LATTITUDES       
First Line: I had a friend that took a cruise


LAUREL       
First Line: A 7-yr-old colt


LEAN LOVE SONG       
First Line: Break flesh together


LEFTOFERS       
First Line: I ate the beans for supper


LESIONS       
First Line: There's that %skinny skinny


LETTER       
First Line: Glenn: %I missed your ticker-tape parade


LETTER       
First Line: The legs being uneven


LI-KE-UN        Recitation by Author


LIGHT       
First Line: White flare of stone in the sun


LIMITATION       
First Line: The driver %has a wheel between his hands


LIMITS       
First Line: There is a line some


LINE       
First Line: It had nearly entered my body


LINES, TREES, WORDS       
First Line: How the lines run down into the night


LIST       
First Line: Shipping list 2 wks.


LISTENING TO SONNY ROLLINS AT THE FIVE-SPOT       
First Line: There will be many other nights like
Last Line: A-noth—
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Rollins, Sonny (b. 1930)


LITTER       
First Line: A gust of wind blows papers in the parking lot like leaves


LONG DAY       
First Line: The night is also my lover, I shall not want


LONG RANGE INTERVIEW WITH SATCHEL PAIGE, THE MAN OF AGE       
First Line: I wasn't in training, so


LOTTERY       
First Line: Que buen numeros me quedan


LOVE SONG     Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty is a promise of happiness
Last Line: And sometimes it is very ugly
Variant Title(s): Love In The South Or The Movies
Subject(s): Happiness; Beauty


LOVE SONG (1)       
First Line: Beauty is a promise of happiness
Last Line: And sometimes it is very ugly
Variant Title(s): Love In The South Or The Movie
Subject(s): Love


LOVE SONG (2)       
First Line: Upon returning home tonite
Last Line: So this perfume also


LOVER CASE POEM       
First Line: Fish nibble at the surface


LOVER'S GREETING       
First Line: She came in out of the


MADRUGADA NO. 8       
First Line: The whole world has it miseries


MAJOR MANIFESTATION OF THE PROBLEM, IS THE PROBLEM       
First Line: You appear %here on these slopes


MALAGA       
First Line: Warm autumn night, light


MALAGA, PORT       
First Line: It saved the city


MARGIN       
First Line: Late morning on this island: cocks


MARINE CUMULUS: THE VALUE OF THE SYSTEM       
First Line: The wind moves them


MARRIED MAN       
First Line: Your love like any cage


MARTIN ANTOLINEZ COMES OUT OF TOWN WITH PROVISIONS...       
First Line: Martin antolinez, that worthy man of burgos
Last Line: For what I leave behind


MARTIN ANTOLINEZ GOES BLACK TO BURGOS TO LOOK FOR THE JEWS       
First Line: Martin antolinez didn't wait
Last Line: And asked for raquel and vidas


MARY JANE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Candy


MATCHBOOK POEM       
First Line: But why do you go to the wall?


MAYAKOVSKY       
First Line: His father was a forest ranger


MCCLURE POEM       
First Line: Mary had a little lamb


MEASURE THE TAKERS       
First Line: How the words there


MEDITATION ON THE BMT    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, at the beginning of the new season
Last Line: Nearly empty train / empty
Subject(s): Brooklyn, New York; Subways


MEDITATION ON THE BMT       
First Line: Here, at the beginning of the new season
Subject(s): Brooklyn, New York; Subways


MEMORIES OF HOME       
First Line: There he come come across the big sunlit lawn


MESSAGE       
First Line: The man who writes a ltter to the times


MESSAGE TO MICHAEL       
First Line: I wish to say


MESTROVIC AND THE TREES       
First Line: The wood. %you never get past the wood


METAMORPHOSIS       
First Line: The lady, reclining, declines


MINE SUMP       
First Line: The shrieking call of foolish owls pretending


MINT QUALITY       
First Line: One friend - no


MIRROR       
First Line: The lazy dragon of steam issues


MISUNDERSTANDING       
First Line: Morning sun clear on the mountain


MORNING SONG       
First Line: Warm bed is a winter morning, brilliant
Subject(s): Morning


MOSCA       
First Line: A fly sits & scrubs his front feet
Last Line: Why is buzzing considered idle?
Subject(s): Flies


MOTHER, IN THE 45 CENT BOTTLE       
First Line: Slow lines lay down the curve, curve


MOTIVATIONS: 1        Recitation by Author


MOTIVATIONS: 1       
First Line: Each animal %his own gravedigger


MUSEE DES AUGUSTINS: TOULOUSE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Museums; Art Gallerys


MUSEE DES AUGUSTINS: TOULOUSE       
First Line: Kartha %ginian lamps, shaped


MY SAINTED        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Grandparents; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


MY SAINTED       
First Line: God has taken your grandmother


MYTH, NO MYTH       
First Line: The head of eurystheus singing


NAME CAST INTO THE TREE-ALAPHABET FOR MATTHEW CRAIG ESHLEMAN       
First Line: The beth luis nion (ogham)


NECESSARY GODDESS       
First Line: Seeds on my desk


NEDERLANDISCHE DICHTER       
First Line: He constructed forms and lines of piles


NEEDLE       
First Line: Two blocks away


NERVE       
First Line: There are no true images anymore


NET OF MOON       
First Line: Impact of these splendid things


NET OF PLACE       
First Line: Hawk turns into the sun
Last Line: Your words are mine, at the end


NEW DIRECTIONS 23       
First Line: Between 5 sonnets by bill bronk


NEW YORK QUARTERLY TRANSLATION       
First Line: In your view, what is a translator
Subject(s): Translating And Interpreting


NEWSCLIPS: 2 (DEC/6-7)       
First Line: The news keeps squirting in from all over


NIGHT CAPPY        Recitation by Author


NIGHT CAPPY       
First Line: O, danny lynch be sittin below there in mcsorley's


NIGHT SONG FOR TWO MYSTICS       
First Line: That man, this man, never satisified


O, DO THAT MEDIEVAL THING AGAIN, BABY       
First Line: Love is a weakness


O, SHAKE IT UP, BABY       
First Line: Today was wave day


OBIT PAGE       
First Line: O god %first the greatest right-handed batter in history


OCTOBER JOURNAL: 1970       
First Line: 6 a.M. %and it's still dark


ODYSSEY       
First Line: Heavy rains were predicted for the early hours


OFF AND RUNNING        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


OFF AND RUNNING       
First Line: To sit and wipe one's ass is paris


OH SHAKE IT UP BABY        Recitation by Author


OLD ARGUMENT ... CARPE DIEM       
First Line: How we live


OLD DAYS       
First Line: The stupid indelicacy and


OLD QUESTION       
First Line: Why has life put such


OLD THINGS: LAZY DOGS       
First Line: The sense of separation is intense


ON THE ROCKS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


ON THE ROCKS       
First Line: Small, %polish they told him, bar, east 7th street


ONCE PICTURE OF THE FLOATING WORLD       
First Line: The tree, the window filled with


ONCE-OVER       
First Line: The tanned blonde %in the green print sack
Last Line: Yet the sign is on her
Subject(s): Lust


ONE ANSWER       
First Line: At 5:30 it looks like clouds


ONE FOR SARA       
First Line: Making a career of the carretera


ONE-NIGHT STAND: AN APPROACH TO THE BRIDGE       
First Line: Migod, a picture window


OPEN ROAD       
First Line: Housewives walk in the street


OUT       
First Line: The force fairly raising one


OUT       
First Line: Friday night %free night


PAIN       
First Line: A pert maid, a perty maid, a pretty maid


PAISAJE       
First Line: The mule walks on the sand


PARIS AND NOT SPRING EITHER        Recitation by Author


PARIS, AND NOT SPRING EITHER       
First Line: The young man in the next booth


PARIS-TOULOUSE TRAIN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Railways


PARIS-TOULOUSE TRAIN       
First Line: Roads %run off into the countryside & lanes


PARK POEM        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Parks


PARK POEM       
First Line: From the first shock of leaves their alliance
Last Line: To prepare %love later


PASTURES OF THE EYE       
First Line: Flocculations of cirrus hang


PEEING ALL OVER THE PE-NINSULA       
First Line: At the front of the truck with the door open


PEEING ALL OVER THE PENINSULA        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


PERMANENCE       
First Line: The bear %does not go down into the sea


PERSEPECTIVE: HE WATCHES       
First Line: Windows are %steps of light


PEURTO RICO       
First Line: Seaplane gong over, going


PHONE CALL TO RUTHERFORD       
First Line: It would be / a mercy if
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


PHONE CALL TO RUTHERFORD       
First Line: It would be %a mercy if
Last Line: A record in my heart. %goodbye
Subject(s): Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


PHOTOSYNTHESIS: 1       
First Line: Surrender the grass! Let


PLANS AND CHIPS       
First Line: The three %trees on the corner square


PLAZA REAL WITH PALM TREES       
First Line: At seven in the summer evenings


PLAZA REAL WITH PALM TREES: SECOND TAKE       
First Line: Barcelona! This city again


POEM       
First Line: Memories %of summer come back


POEM FOR METAPHOR       
First Line: The relationship is multiple


POEM FOR THE MANUFACTURERS       
First Line: Think I'll buy me a rifle


POEM FOR THE POSTPONED TRIPLE-ORBIT RIDING ATLAS ...       
First Line: The countdown %t minus 48 hours


POLITICAL POEM: 1       
First Line: The politician's sweetheart has just turned 22


POLITICAL POEM: 2       
First Line: Deus ex what


POLITICAL POEM: 4. OUR EMERGING AFRICAN NATIONS       
First Line: Ruanda sit right down


POOR DOG        Recitation by Author


POOR DOG       
First Line: Out of the back window


POP SONG MARKET       
First Line: See, see rider


PRE-LENTEN GESTURES        Recitation by Author


PRE-LENTEN GESTURES       
First Line: Thank god one tone or %one set of decibels


PROBABILITY       
First Line: On that not-so-bleak hillside, rocky tho, there's


PROBLEM       
First Line: My wife broke a dollar-tube of perfume


PROCEDURES       
First Line: The law, once decreed, is still the law


PROPOSITION       
First Line: After she %had complained


PROTEST MEETING       
First Line: Because the host displayed a decidedly cool


PURITY DEFINED       
First Line: It is time to be silent


PURSE-SEINE       
First Line: Fierce luster of sun on sea, the gulls


QUARREL       
First Line: Dried green leaf on the door


QUEST       
First Line: No image is decisive argument


QUIET INDEPENDENCE DAY, 1963       
First Line: One stretch of beach at bridgehampton, one can


RAMAS, DIVENDRES, DIUMENGA       
First Line: Before the cathedral, the plaza is a forest


REALITY INVOKES       
First Line: O let us make a poem of


REDEFINITIONS       
First Line: Take off another man's style


REDHEAD: (OR: LOOK MA, NO CONVOLUTIONS)       
First Line: You are no mistress


REDUCTIO AD SUBURBUIM       
First Line: Plymouth (mass.) %variety of mailboxes


REMAINS OF AN AFTERNOON       
First Line: Flick of perfume, slight, and faintly bitter


REPETITIONS       
First Line: Pain is what you feel . So is pleasure . Suffering is what happens


REQUEST       
First Line: Fishing boat at night


RETURN (1)       
First Line: He had sought
Last Line: Casting at dice to buy his shoes


RETURN (2)       
First Line: That this would be his homecoming
Last Line: To live in two places at once


RITUAL VII        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Subways; Desire


RITUAL VIII    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me tell you, let me tell


RITUAL X. THE EVENING PAIR OF ALES    Poem Text    
First Line: East of eden


RITUAL: 1       
First Line: Procession with candles around the streets of the town
Last Line: End of a timeless act of the peoples of earth


RITUAL: 10. THE EVENING PAIR OF ALES       
First Line: East of eden %is mountains & desert


RITUAL: 13. THE SHOT       
First Line: Sounds in this house I do not understand
Last Line: Take it down at a gulp, feel it burn


RITUAL: 16. IT TAKEN AN HOUR       
First Line: Clear empty days like this
Last Line: Feeds me


RITUAL: 17. IT TAKES AN HOUR       
First Line: Money seems to avoid me in
Last Line: All my poems


RITUAL: 2       
First Line: The human body is not supposed mean
Last Line: Not said


RITUAL: 4       
First Line: Seedlings %a season old


RITUAL: 6       
First Line: Grids and lines


RITUAL: 7       
First Line: What is there sits anonymous


RITUAL: 8       
First Line: Let me tell you, let me tell


RITUAL: 9. GATHERING WINTER FUEL       
First Line: The jews burn wood on first ave., new york city, in a barrel


RITUALS PREPARATORY TO THE VOYAGE        Recitation by Author


RITUALS PREPARATORY TO THE VOYAGE       
First Line: How cum do don' call onme no more


ROADS       
First Line: Having been on %the road


ROCKHOUND       
First Line: Some pebbles from colorado, that's


ROSEMARY & THE LANGUAGE PROBLEM       
First Line: Coming to paris, I


ROUTINE       
First Line: Each day I open the cupboard


RUE DU TAUR       
First Line: The miracle has happened


SAIGNON SUITE       
First Line: Looking up the hill


SAILBOAT REFLECTED IN THE LAKE        Recitation by Author


SAM       
First Line: My pants wear thin


SARA IS MY GUGGENHEIM       
First Line: Three months now


SCOFFING IT        Recitation by Author


SCOFFING IT       
First Line: The blind man with the wallace beery


SCOTCH FOR BREAKFAST       
First Line: The helicopter circling


SEA AND THE SHADOW       
First Line: If falls. %the night falls


SEARCH       
First Line: I have been looking for this animal for three days now


SEIGE       
First Line: Keep it open somehow, that sluice


SELECTIONS OF HEAVEN       
First Line: God, that it did happen


SEPTEMBER JOURNAL       
First Line: My friend, byrd, looks


SEVENTEEN NIGHTS LATER AT MCSORLEY'S: 2/10/66       
First Line: I know you,' he sed
Subject(s): Bars And Bartenders


SHE HOLDS HIS HAND        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Desire


SHE HOLDS HIS HAND       
First Line: You are wearing a very zen dress


SHOESHINE BOY       
First Line: Subway stop at wall street


SHORT HISTORY OF MODERN AMERICAN POETRY       
First Line: Give a nickel to the collection plate


SHORT, COLORFUL RIOT POEM FOR LEE MERRILL BYRD       
First Line: Blue %bottles are blue, green


SIGHT       
First Line: After the oo's and aa's, after


SIGN       
First Line: End of september . At


SIGNALS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


SIGNALS: 1. TANGER, AUGUST 1956       
First Line: Even in algeciras %that cesspool


SIGNALS: 2       
First Line: Aside, %that you wd not come to me


SIGNALS: 3       
First Line: Spring, being what it is this year


SIMPLE TECHNOLOGIES       
First Line: Brown eyes, brown eyes


SING-SONG IN WINTER FOR THE LADY & THE GENT       
First Line: Let me put %violets in your fur


SIRVENTES       
First Line: I have made a sirventes against the city of toulouse
Last Line: Out from this dripping cave %in the name of love


SIT READ       
First Line: Is any coherence


SITTING POEM       
First Line: Toward the botton of bowling green


SLOGAN       
First Line: Over the right %triangle formed
Last Line: Dig we must %they dig
Subject(s): Lust


SO WHO NNEEDS LEGS? WE DO       
First Line: O, to look at all those revolutionaries


SONG       
First Line: Of sea and the taking of breath


SONG FOR A COOL DEPARTURE       
First Line: When the track rises


SONG OF THE HESITATIONS       
First Line: The moon is setting in the west
Last Line: But still I am not drunk enough %ro dream us into spring


SONG OF THE WIRES       
First Line: Wires in the countryside are never still


SONOFABEECH       
First Line: The sea is great tonight, full


SOUNDS       
First Line: Listen, death %beth, see, it's


SOUTH OF BARCELONA       
First Line: Early morning birdsong


SOUTH WIND ON MY RIGHT CHEEK       
First Line: After seven month of discomfort


SPRING       
First Line: My branch cut from the tree I


SPRING AGAIN       
First Line: Night sits %on the hawks eyelid


SPRING THING       
First Line: Tomorrow ramas %& the moon will


ST. MARK'S-IN-THE-BOUWERIE       
First Line: Cargo's outbound, the supercargo speaks


STANDUP       
First Line: Blue curtain %sounds in the corridor


STANFORD WHITE MEMORIAL       
First Line: He who not have his hands stripped down to bone


STILL HUNGRY       
First Line: After lunch and we strip


STONE       
First Line: The stone found me in bright sunlight
Last Line: He had been shaped like a drunken pyramid, irregularly triangular. %I liked him
Subject(s): New York City; Stones


STORM       
First Line: The field below dark green, solid and dark


STRUCTURAL       
First Line: Where sleep goes


STRUCTURAL PROBLEM       
First Line: A roll of soft tissue


STYLE       
First Line: I do not know what is


SUDDEN FEAR       
First Line: The marble blocks guarding the gates to the park are monsters


SUERTE       
First Line: You shall not always sit in sunlight watching


SUMMER       
First Line: Girl child, %standing toward the field's edge


SUMMER WINDOW       
First Line: Cat stalks the parking lot alone


SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY       


SUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Sabbath; Summer; Sunday


SUNDOWN. THE LAST OF THE WINE       
First Line: Red wine, half-a-bottle I had


SUNFLOWER ROCK        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


SUNFLOWER ROCK       
First Line: C'mon, get out


SUNLIT ROOM       
First Line: Here we find our private temporary limit


SURROGATE       
First Line: She stole ma hat


SUSPENSION       
First Line: Slow wash of sea at dockside


TANKS       
First Line: Houses three stories high


TELLING YES FROM NO IN A ... FROM NOES IN AN ETC.       
First Line: This mouth is not so tired, no


TEN YEARS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


TEN YEARS       
First Line: Eight of 'em together, I


THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT MCKINLEY        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Mckinley, William (1843-1901)


THE CAFĂ© FILTRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly and with persistence
Subject(s): Coffee


THE CANDIDATE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Politics And Politicians


THE CONTINUITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The bricklayer tells the busdriver


THE EVASION    Poem Text    
First Line: The light that enters


THE EXPENSIVE MEAL        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE FRANKLIN AVENUE LINE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Subways


THE GAME        Recitation by Author


THE GHOST AT 7:30 WHEN THE APPLES MOVE        Recitation by Author
First Line: For a long time you were lonely
Subject(s): Love


THE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Noon-and-a-half
Subject(s): Time


THE METAMORPHOSIS        Recitation by Author


THE NECESSARY GODDESS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Spring


THE NET OF NOON        Recitation by Author


THE NET OF PLACE        Recitation by Author


THE NEW YORK QUARTERLY TRANSLATION       
First Line: In your view, what is a translator
Subject(s): Translating & Interpreting


THE ONCE-OVER       
First Line: The tanned blonde / in the green print sack
Subject(s): Lust


THE PROBABILITY        Recitation by Author


THE PROPOSITION        Recitation by Author


THE QUALITY        Recitation by Author


THE REQUEST        Recitation by Author


THE SLOGAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Over the right / triangle formed
Last Line: They dig
Subject(s): Lust


THE STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The stone found me in bright sunlight
Last Line: I liked him
Subject(s): New York City; Stones; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Granite; Rocks


THE TISSUES        Recitation by Author


THE UNEMPLOYMENT BUREAU        Recitation by Author


THE YAWN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Subways; Yawns


THERE ARE DOORS       
First Line: Wisteria %would not be enough


THERE IS AN IRREGULAR MOVEMENT OF THE LIGHT       


THESE FOOLISH THINGS       
First Line: Shadow net %a net of


THIN WALLS - OPEN DOORS       
First Line: Zipguns of lightning over the lower hills


THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN AGAIN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love


THIS COULDN'T HAPPEN AGAIN       
First Line: The heavy pressure


THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS SHARING ANYONE ELSE'S DESPAIR        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Despair


THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS SHARING ANYONE ELSE'S DESPAIR       
First Line: Bright sunlight on the avenue


THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD BEGINS        Recitation by Author


THREE-PART INVENTION JUNE 21/62, 1:05 AM SOLSTICE       
First Line: All windows open, moths


TIDES       
First Line: The girl with the beautiful legs
Last Line: What the man must do %what the woman must


TISSUES       
First Line: You know what has invaded


TO-DO, TO WAKE       
First Line: Someone %who smell you there


TORCH BALLAD FOR JOHN SPICER: D. 8/17/65       
First Line: Four for you


TOUCH       
First Line: The windows %are never wide enuf


TRADE       
First Line: You and an ancient spring


TRAIN TO AMERSFOORT        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


TRAIN TO AMERSFOORT       
First Line: Sheep staring %dully across a field


TRAVELER       
First Line: Leaf %time %postage stamps by the dozen


TREES       
First Line: Leaves on the branches


TRYING TO GET OUT       
First Line: The rain falls in the night


TWO FLOWERS (1)       
First Line: At spring & lafayette streets
Last Line: He spits on the ear


TWO FLOWERS (2)       
First Line: The god sits staring helplessly
Last Line: Walking the corridors


TWO GREEKS       
First Line: The straight-backed shepherd


TWO KISSES       
First Line: The way the skin


TWO SHORT POEMS FOR ARLES, SELS.       


TWO SONGS FOR THE OPP        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


TWO SONGS FOR THE OPP       
First Line: Stay drunk! %that's my motto
Last Line: Nobody care


UNCHARTED       
First Line: Sun is that %rare in paris, I


UNEMPLOYMENT BUREAU       
First Line: The fly on the floor


USES OF THE EYE       
First Line: When the door of the next truck is open


VALENCIA: WINTER        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Valencia, Spain


VALENCIA: WINTER       
First Line: Sunrise now %abt/ 8:15 every morning
Last Line: Then make coffee


VALUE       
First Line: After the argument in bed


VAUCLUSE       
First Line: A track? Well yes


VENUS       
First Line: This star, see she comes up and leaves
Last Line: Drown in the sea?
Subject(s): Venus (planet)


VENUS, THE LARK FLIES SINGING UP BLUE SMOKE ... FULL CIRCLE       
First Line: Summer had 5. Leafy center of the year


VERBENA       
First Line: You can have it by being in it


VINE. THE WILLOW LURCH TO AND FRO       
First Line: Fate and I distribute, am


VIRTUE       
First Line: Let me say this reluctantly


VISITATION: 1       
First Line: Magic of morning


WAIT       
First Line: The earth tips


WAITING FOR (WHAT?) THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR HEADING EAST ...       
First Line: The bus you sed, it


WALK AFTER RAIN       
First Line: The after-flow of water in the gutters


WALKING INTO MIDTOWN       
First Line: They come out of the trees, out of the bushes


WATCH       
First Line: Watch a gull rise from the water


WATCHERS       
First Line: It's going to rain
Last Line: The watchers are the gods %the leaves burgeon


WE CANNOT AGREE       


WE DEFINITIONS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Air Travel


WET        Recitation
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


WET       
First Line: Goats trot and feed among the oil refineries


WHAT THE TIDE GAVE       
First Line: Oiled bodies tangent hand on hand


WHAT YOU DO IS PICK 'EM UP AND PACK 'EM IN        Recitation by Author


WHAT YOU DO IS PICK 'EM UP AND PACK 'EM IN       
First Line: Vineyards on these quiet mountain


WHAT'S UNITED ON WHITSUNTIDE?       
First Line: The last nite before june, I lean


WHEE!       
First Line: A goat lies in the grass beside %a dry irrigation ditch


WHITE SAIL       
First Line: The red dog races toward the cliff's edge


WHO NEEDS LEGS? WE DO        Recitation by Author


WIND FROM THE SOUTH AT 12 M.P.H.       
First Line: High tail %wagging in the breeze


WINDSOUND       
First Line: Stand of beech & elm, pin %oak, cherry


WINGS (TALK OF THE TOWN: ITEM)       
First Line: A %boeing 707


WINTER SOLSTICE       
First Line: At twenty-of-four in the afternoon


WNW       
First Line: Rosy-fingered dawn %with her saffron cloak


WORD       
First Line: Stink, stank, stunk


WORKING LATE ON A HOT NIGHT       
First Line: It says quarter-to-6 on one watch


WRITER       
First Line: He always did have a tendency to mumble


YA LIFT A COLD ONE (THAT'S THE COMMERCIAL)       
First Line: Shultzie? %- yeah


YAWN       
First Line: The black-haired girl


YOU ASK ME WHY       
First Line: Say that spring is a momentary answer


YOU JUST LOVE, THAT'S ALL       
First Line: It is a force . Fierce, %she . Whoever she is . Is unavoidable


YOU LIGHT IT       
First Line: The baritone penetrated the left