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Carson, Anne    Poet's Biography
332 poems available by this author


A STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: I was reading a life of george eliot
Last Line: To hampstead and a station
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AND KNEELING AT THE EDGE OF THE TRANSPARENT SEA I SHALL SHAPE FOR ...    Poem Text    
First Line: A wife is in the grip of being
Last Line: Not a bird not a breath in sight
Subject(s): Love – Nature Of; Marriage; Sea; Women; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean


AND KNEELING AT THE EDGE OF THE TRANSPARENT SEA I SHALL SHAPE FOR ...       
First Line: A wife is in the grip of being
Last Line: And slides off toward the falt gray horizon, %not a bird not a breath in sight
Subject(s): Love; Love - Unrequited; Marriage; Sea; Women


AND REASON REMAINS UNDAUNTED       
First Line: Searching for things sublime I walked up into the muddy windy big hills
Last Line: (architectural), scorned, clean, with blazing nostrils, not a servant, not %rapid, rapid


APRIL IN GERMANY       
First Line: Is it easier to believe in god if your hopes come to be
Last Line: That is %what bites
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUDUBON    Poem Text    
First Line: Audubon perfected a new way of drawing birds that he called his
Last Line: In the second (more affordable) octavo edition (birds of america, 1844)
Subject(s): Audubon, John James (1785-1851)


AUDUBON       
First Line: Audubon perfected a new way of drawing birds that he called his
Last Line: In the second (more affordable) octavo edition (birds of america, 1844
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED       
First Line: Geryon learned about justice from his brother quite early
Last Line: Where they stand side by side with arms touching, immortality on their faces %night at their back
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: 1. JUSTICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Geryon learned about justice from his brother quite early
Last Line: All trace of the world
Subject(s): Schools; Brothers


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: APPENDIX A       
First Line: Suidas s.V. Palinodia: 'counter song' or 'saying the opposite of what
Last Line: Once sat down to compose (his 'palinode'
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: APPENDIX B       
First Line: No it is not the true story
Last Line: No you never came to the towers of troy
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: APPENDIX C       
First Line: 1. Either stesichoros was a blind man or he was not
Last Line: 21. If stesichoros was a blind man either we will lie or if not not
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: RED MEAT - FRAGMENTS OF STESICHOROS       
First Line: Geryon was a monster everything about him was red
Last Line: The red world and corresponding red breezes %went on geryon did not
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED: RED MEAT - WHAT DIFFERENCE DID STESICHOROS MAKE?       
First Line: He came after homer and before gertrude stein, a diffi
Last Line: The box. 'believe me for meat and for myself,' as gertrude stein says. %here. Shake
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


BOOK OF ISAIAH       
First Line: Isaiah awoke angry
Last Line: He slept, the asters in the garden unloaded their red thunder into the dark
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


BOOK OF ISAIAH, PART 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Isaiah awoke angry
Last Line: He grinned in the dark, she went back inside
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


BOOK OF ISAIAH: 3       
First Line: Isaiah walked for three years in the valley of vision
Last Line: Thus their contract continued
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 1 - WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?       
First Line: What we have here
Last Line: Does that look like enough for a story?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 10       
First Line: The fact that anna is somewhere
Last Line: Down there %starving
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 11       
First Line: A phenomenologist from louvain-la-neuve
Last Line: Or we would eat %many more paintings
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 12       
First Line: One step back from the language
Last Line: Rendered in daubs %of blue and black
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 13       
First Line: Group portrait: a special commission
Last Line: Thence to be gathered %by painters
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 14       
First Line: The phenomenologist from paris hates mosquitoes
Last Line: That will open in the anglo-french dialectic here
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 15       
First Line: The phenomenologists are in each other's way today
Last Line: Heidegger, ja, liked farmers very much
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 16       
First Line: On the day anna was married
Last Line: To bring it closer %to true green
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 17       
First Line: It was the tender pietro vannucci
Last Line: Buonarroti, buonarroti all day long
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 18       
First Line: I was practicing my italian in the bar
Last Line: And left for a walk. %ich bin ich
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 19       
First Line: One phenomenologist has a coughing fit
Last Line: The speaker, infinitely %polite to us
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 2       
First Line: I think that I would like to call her anna
Last Line: Floor down there. %attenti ai cani
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 21       
First Line: In renaissance painting
Last Line: Unaccountable for the murder
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 22       
First Line: When you look at the painting you do not see the sound
Last Line: Of perugino's %creatures
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 23       
First Line: The pure lines of umbria
Last Line: Just lower than the %barking
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 24       
First Line: Working on her lecture in the library
Last Line: The ugly stain on the windowsill
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 25       
First Line: Anna's dogs were gunning in the blood down there before
Last Line: To paint %inside la rocca
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 26       
First Line: I will tell you two things about anna
Last Line: She killed her father
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 27       
First Line: In the sixteenth century there were lines and there were
Last Line: Eyes slide to the left
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 28       
First Line: Along the sight line
Last Line: Are an illusion produced by the painter
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 29       
First Line: The method of producing ultramarine
Last Line: By its cool cast and sparkle
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 3       
First Line: They do not know her here. That is
Last Line: I am free to invent her! Sweet %dogs
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 30       
First Line: Some of perugino's early works
Last Line: To shame his stinginess
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 31       
First Line: In the galleries above la rocca
Last Line: Making no sound
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 32       
First Line: Last night the dogs
Last Line: Demented infant wandering in from he edge of the world. %one cry. %grido
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 33       
First Line: Ordinarily %the conversations of phenomenologists
Last Line: Libertas ad peccandum et ad non peccandum %eyes left
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 34       
First Line: The first issue raised by the nuns
Last Line: Third was her name
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 35       
First Line: Do not hinge on me, anna says
Last Line: White lead %because of %dampness
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 36       
First Line: Inside la rocca they joked
Last Line: An ancient category comes to light
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 37       
First Line: The joy of living is to alter it
Last Line: Forbidden by an official %alter what?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 38       
First Line: In the convent
Last Line: And meant %the love of innocence
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 39       
First Line: Perugino, it is interesting to note
Last Line: The novel rule %of two centers of vision
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 4       
First Line: I slept, woke, slept in a fever of dogs
Last Line: It may not be serious
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 40       
First Line: To categorize %means to name in public
Last Line: Is another troublesome %ancient %category
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 41       
First Line: Clouds of smoke in early morning
Last Line: Delirious %through the smoke
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 42       
First Line: Silver leaf %must be cut with a knife on a leather cushion
Last Line: For burnishing %afterward
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 43       
First Line: A curious system of exchanges
Last Line: And the ritual %totters forward
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 44       
First Line: No. %yes %inside la rocca
Last Line: Deep in the background %dead center
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 45       
First Line: Cristo morto
Last Line: For the flesh tones. %alter what?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 46       
First Line: The beloved's innocence
Last Line: Enrages history. %senza uscita
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 47       
First Line: Anna's father enlisted
Last Line: You have killed your father
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 48       
First Line: On the last afternoon of the conference
Last Line: She assents vigorously. 'e difficile.'
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 49       
First Line: For very deep red
Last Line: But for scientists as well
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 5       
First Line: There are other women here
Last Line: At which she got angry
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 50       
First Line: Anna climbs stairs built on blood
Last Line: Il mio shaglio %il mio grido
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 51       
First Line: No,' said perugino
Last Line: Anna did not hear %the dogs turn
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 52       
First Line: It was the last occurrence of such a ritual
Last Line: Bloodless %glancing %out
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 6       
First Line: Famous phenomenologists of tutta l'italia
Last Line: Lunch is the central meal of the day here
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 7       
First Line: E il treno giusto per perugia
Last Line: No trains were going where you were, she answered
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 8       
First Line: Anna is hesitating somewhere
Last Line: I never heard of it %from anyone else
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


CANICULA DI ANNA: 9       
First Line: It is perhaps not widely known
Last Line: His successor's more colossal genius
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DESPITE HER PAIN, ANOTHER DAY       
First Line: River fogs (7 a.M.) stray and begin, shiver and begin
Last Line: Me, as ever, gone
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: BEASTS       
First Line: The notion of female wildness, current in greek thinking from prehis
Last Line: Carry with them like a contagion. Which brings us to the question %'what is dirt?'
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: DIRTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dirt' may be defined as 'matter out of place.' the poached egg on
Last Line: Dirt confounds categories and mixes up form
Subject(s): Dirt


DIRT AND DESIRE: DIRTS       
First Line: Dirt' may be defined as 'matter out of place.' the poached egg on
Last Line: Is condemning melian civilization to chaos
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: LEAKS       
First Line: We find this same metaphor, deployed from the feminine point of view
Last Line: Are vessels whose contents are sealed against dirt and loss. To put the lid %on certifies purity
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: LIDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Putting the lid on female purity was the chief concern and ritual point
Subject(s): Women; Weddings


DIRT AND DESIRE: LIDS       
First Line: Putting the lid on female purity was the chief concern and ritual point
Last Line: If you can read this, you've come too close
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: LOGICS       
First Line: Physiologically and psychologically women are wet. Hippokrates differ
Last Line: No longer trembles with growth' but rather attains and keeps its %proper dry form
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: TOUCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: As members of human society, perhaps the most difficult task we face
Last Line: Closed category where one does not belong
Subject(s): Women; Relationships; Touch (sense)


DIRT AND DESIRE: TOUCHES       
First Line: As members of human society, perhaps the most difficult task we face
Last Line: We will address these in turn. First let us consider the logic of female pollution
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DIRT AND DESIRE: WANTONS    Poem Text    
First Line: This condition of dry stability is never attained by the female physique
Last Line: Unrestrained by an alternate system, women would incline to complete wantonness
Subject(s): Women; Body, Human; Sex


DIRT AND DESIRE: WANTONS       
First Line: This condition of dry stability is never attained by the female physique
Last Line: Categories of female and animal
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


DROP'T SONNET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: When a language drops a distinction (as e.G. English
Last Line: As / thine
Subject(s): Language


EPITAPH: ANNUNCIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Motion swept the world aside, aghast to white nerve nets
Last Line: Slow, from inside
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH: ANNUNCIATION       
First Line: Motion swept the world aside, aghast to white nerve nets
Last Line: Slow, from inside
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


EPITAPH: DONNE CLOWN       
First Line: Tho' perfect joint of moon I doe commend me to you
Last Line: No, coldlights. Eye at all
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


EPITAPH: EUROPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Once live x-rays stalked the hills as if they were
Last Line: Tattering on the daywall
Subject(s): Europe


EPITAPH: EUROPE       
First Line: Once live x-rays stalked the hills as if they were
Last Line: Tattering on the daywall
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


EPITAPH: EVIL    Poem Text    
First Line: To get the sound take everything that is not the sound drop it
Last Line: Then drop the sound. Listen to the difference / shatter
Subject(s): Evil


EPITAPH: EVIL       
First Line: To get the sound take everything that is not the sound drop it
Last Line: Then drop the sound. Listen to the difference %shatter
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


EPITAPH: OEDIPUS' NAP       
First Line: Scorched to wake lawless, loose
Last Line: Pulling the clouds home, balancing massacre %on the rips
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Oedipus


EPITAPH: THAW    Poem Text    
First Line: Little clicks all night in the back lane there blackness
Last Line: Anvil of deep decree
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Fathers


EPITAPH: THAW       
First Line: Little clicks all night in the back lane there blackness
Last Line: Anvil of deep decree
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


EPITAPH: ZION    Poem Text    
First Line: Murderous little world once our objects had gazes. Our lives
Last Line: Who drank a bowl of elsewhere
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH: ZION       
First Line: Murderous little world once our objects had gazes. Our lives
Last Line: Who drank a bowl of elsewhere
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


ESSAY ON ERROR (2ND DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: It is also true I dream about soiled suede gloves
Last Line: I still remember the phrase every time I pass that spot
Subject(s): Dreams; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939)


ESSAY ON ERROR: 2       
First Line: It is also true I dream about soiled suede gloves
Last Line: I still remember the phrase every time I pass that spot
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


ESSAY ON WHAT I THINK ABOUT MOST    Poem Text    
First Line: Error. / and its emotions
Last Line: But that such mistakenness is valuable
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


ESSAY ON WHAT I THINK ABOUT MOST       
First Line: Error. %and its emotions
Last Line: Using a single brushstroke
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FALL OF ROME: A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE       
First Line: By this time tomorrow I will be a man of rome
Last Line: Until %we meet again %so long
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FATHER'S OLD BLUE CARDIGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Now it hangs on the back of the kitchen chair
Last Line: Because he is riding backwards
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Fathers; Love - Unrequited


FATHER'S OLD BLUE CARDIGAN       
First Line: Now it hangs on the back of the kitchen chair
Last Line: Because he is riding backwards
Subject(s): Clothing And Dress; Fathers; Love - Unrequited


FIRST CHALDAIC ORACLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is something you should know
Last Line: Because it is out there (orchid) outside your and, it is
Subject(s): Reality


FIRST CHALDAIC ORACLE       
First Line: There is something you should know
Last Line: Because it is out there (orchid) outside your and, it is
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FLATMAN (1ST DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born in the circus. I play the flat man
Last Line: Not beethoven – beethoven I cannot flatten
Variant Title(s): My Show
Subject(s): Life


FLATMAN (2ND DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: If you see this card half out of my pocket you know
Last Line: And I can pay
Subject(s): Life


FLATMAN: 1       
First Line: I was born in the circus. I play the flat man
Last Line: Not beethoven - beethoven I cannot flatten
Variant Title(s): My Sho
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FLATMAN: 2       
First Line: If you see this card half out of my pocket you know
Last Line: And I can pay
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FREUD (1ST DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Freud spent the summer of 1876 in trieste
Last Line: "in fact nothing to do with them,"" he confided in a letter"
Subject(s): Freud; Sigmund (1856-1939)


FREUD (2ND DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: If you go to iowa visit the raptor center
Last Line: And find him right back on top
Subject(s): Freud; Sigmund (1856-1939)


FREUD: 1       
First Line: Freud spent the summer of 1876 in trieste
Last Line: In fact nothing to do with them,' he confided in a letter
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


FREUD: 2       
First Line: If you go to iowa visit the raptor center
Last Line: And find himself right back on top
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GENDER OF SOUND       
First Line: It is in large part according to the sounds people make that we judge
Last Line: Outside. Or indeed, another human essence than self
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: HERO       
First Line: I can tell by the way my mother chews her toast
Last Line: His black grin flares once and goes out like a match
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: HOT       
First Line: Hot blue moonlight down the steep sky
Last Line: Our guests are darkly lodged, I whispered, gazing through %t
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: I       
First Line: I can hear little chicks inside my dream
Last Line: Tomorrow I am going to visit my mother
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: KITCHEN       
First Line: Kitchen is quiet as a bone when I come in
Last Line: Okay ma. What's for supper
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: LIBERTY       
First Line: Liberty means different things to different people
Last Line: Prison for strongest [in emily's hand] altered to lordly by
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: SHE       
First Line: She lives on a moor in the north
Last Line: What meat is it, emily, we need
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: THOU       
First Line: The question I am left with is the question of her lonliness
Last Line: It walked out of the light
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: THREE       
First Line: Three silent women at the kitchen table
Last Line: She grins. Yes you do
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GLASS ESSAY: WHACHER       
First Line: Whacher, %emily's habitual spelling of this word
Last Line: Just some movements inside the light and then a sinking away
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GNOSTICISM       
First Line: Heaven's lips! I dreamed
Last Line: Is somewhere inside the machine. %veins pounding


GOD OF WASHINGTON       
First Line: I saw god one midnight near some bushes in washington
Last Line: Who needs always to be in love with someone it doesn't matter who
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GOD'S ARDOR       
First Line: God had been given a tape of lucifer's from hell
Last Line: God sat like a wife watching the slow fields %enter and release their illegible white sighs
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GOD'S BAD NIGHT       
First Line: Do you believe in the devil? Neither did kafka
Last Line: Kafka spoke german %only to extant beings
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GOD'S HANDIWORK       
First Line: The best way to insult god
Last Line: The best way to insult god %is to damage your uniqueness, %which god has worked on
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GOD'S TEAT       
First Line: A chance word (plastos) told oedipus
Last Line: The clamp that was growing forward from his forehead %snagged something soft
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


GOD'S VERIFICATIONIST PHASE       
First Line: In the rainforest are lizards called jesus christ lizards
Last Line: Who are you going to listen to, angela or some lizard
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HELEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Nights of a marriage are like an egypt in a woods
Last Line: Needs / one
Subject(s): Helen Of Troy; Marriage


HELEN       
First Line: Nights of a marriage are like an egypt in a woods
Last Line: Every war needs one
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HER BECKETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Going to visit my mother is like starting in on a piece by beckett
Last Line: And hides again
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


HER BECKETT       
First Line: Going to visit my mother is like starting in on a piece by beckett
Last Line: Whipping everything %and hides again
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOKUSAI    Poem Text    
First Line: Anger is a bitter lock
Last Line: Or crashed / together
Subject(s): Anger; Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849)


HOKUSAI       
First Line: Anger is a bitter lock
Last Line: As they thudded past
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS       
First Line: I hope it does not tell an obvious anecdote
Last Line: For none is intended
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: AUTOMAT       
First Line: Night work %neon milk
Last Line: Domine %girl de luxe
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: ELEVEN A.M.       
First Line: White bones %hapless mortal
Last Line: As cloth or clay. %for rags
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: EVENING WIND       
First Line: What dog or horse will wish to be remembered
Last Line: That links origin %and tendency?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: NIGHTHAWKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to run away with you tonight
Last Line: I wanted to run away with you tonight
Subject(s): Desire


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: NIGHTHAWKS       
First Line: I wanted to run away with you tonight
Last Line: I wanted to run away with you tonight
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: OFFICE AT NIGHT       
First Line: Man woman windowcord paper fire stones
Last Line: Autumn that pierces our bones?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: ROOM IN BROOKLYN       
First Line: This %slow %day
Last Line: Down my afternoon
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: SUMMER INTERIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Summer smeared the day, you slid
Last Line: Spoke to themselves low, near / and tenderly
Subject(s): Summer


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: SUMMER INTERIOR       
First Line: Summer smeared the day, you slid
Last Line: Spoke to themselves low, near %and tenderly
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: THE BARBER SHOP       
First Line: It takes practice to shave the skin off the light
Last Line: Quiet she %may %be %his %daughter
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: THE GLOVE OF TIME BY EDWARD HOPPER       
First Line: True I am but a shadow of a passenger on this planet
Last Line: For in what does time differ from eternity except we measure it?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: WESTERN MOTEL       
First Line: Pink bedspreads you say
Last Line: Two suitcases watch you like dogs
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


INTERVIEW WITH HARA TAMIKI: 1950    Poem Text    
First Line: I: death / ht: death made me grow up
Last Line: Ht: there is no shorter way home
Subject(s): Death; Love; Life


INTERVIEW WITH HARA TAMIKI: 1950       
First Line: I: death %ht: death made me grow up
Last Line: Ht: there was no shorter way home
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


IRONY IS NOT ENOUGH: ESSAY ON MY LIFE AS CATHERINE DENEUVE       
First Line: 1. Beginngs %beginnings are hard
Last Line: Hearing the bell ring five o'clock. Comes a knock at the door
Subject(s): Deneuve, Catherine; Love - Unrequited


IRONY IS NOT ENOUGH: ESSAY ON MY LIFE AS CATHERINE DENEUVE (2D DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Beginnings are hard. Sappho put it sumply. Speaking of a young girl
Last Line: Lengths inch forward, not touching
Subject(s): Deneuve, Catherine; Irony


IRONY IS NOT ENOUGH: ESSAY ON MY LIFE AS CATHERINE DENEUVE (2D DRAFT)       
First Line: Beginnings are hard. Sappho put it sumply. Speaking of a young girl
Last Line: Five o'clock bell. Comes a knock at the door
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LAZARUS       
First Line: Other bait pushed their way past me with cloaklike flutters
Last Line: When shall I not %hear it
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LAZARUS (1ST DRAFT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside the rock on which we live, another rock
Last Line: Nothing else goes on. While a blurred and breathless hour
Subject(s): Time; Life


LAZARUS: 1       
First Line: Inside the rock on which we live, another rock
Last Line: Nothing else goes on. While a blurred and breathless hour repeats, repeats
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: A TOWN I HAVE HEARD OF       
First Line: In the middle of nowhere
Last Line: On the stove
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: ANNA TOWN       
First Line: What an anxious existence I led
Last Line: For bitter warfare. %is dear to us
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: APOSTLE TOWN       
First Line: After your death
Last Line: Beautiful the nerves pouring around in her like palace fire
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: BRIDE TOWN       
First Line: Hanging on the daylight black
Last Line: Noon the demander was waiting for me
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: DEATH TOWN       
First Line: This day whenever I pause
Last Line: Its noise
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: DESERT TOWN       
First Line: When the sage came back in
Last Line: Waiting nothing else %waiting itself
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: EMILY TOWN       
First Line: Riches in a little room
Last Line: It meant to. %her
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: ENTGEGENWARTIGUNG TOWN       
First Line: I heard you are coming after me
Last Line: You went past
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: FREUD TOWN       
First Line: Devil say I am an unlocated
Last Line: Devil outlived devil in
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: HOLDERLIN TOWN       
First Line: You are mad to mourn alone
Last Line: Props hurtle past you
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: JUDAS TOWN       
First Line: Not a late hour not unlit rows
Last Line: Not morsel not I
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: LEAR TOWN       
First Line: Clamor the bells falling bells
Last Line: Into the kill-hole
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: LOVE TOWN       
First Line: She ran in
Last Line: Down her back
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: LUCK TOWN       
First Line: Digging a hole
Last Line: A man struck gold
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: MEMORY TOWN       
First Line: In each one of you I paint
Last Line: 15 miles? %140 miles?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: ONE-MAN TOWN       
First Line: It's magritte weather today said max
Last Line: Ernst knocking his head on a boulder
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: PUSHKIN TOWN       
First Line: It has rules
Last Line: Or will be by the time our eyes are ember
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: SEPTEMBER TOWN       
First Line: One fear is that
Last Line: Brother from the police
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: SYLVIA TOWN       
First Line: The burners and the starvers
Last Line: Lay on the desk
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: THOMAS TOWN       
First Line: Hand in hand into his mind never
Last Line: A thought came but that other %followed
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOLERANCE TOWN       
First Line: Gold cup 1 woman 2
Last Line: Gold cup 1 woman 1 %gold cup 1
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN A-ROVING       
First Line: There is no god but
Last Line: Of gold as if they would break
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN GONE TO SLEEP       
First Line: There was distant thunder that was its
Last Line: Was a creature's heart. %plunged
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN JUST BEFORE THE LIGHTNING FLASH       
First Line: Nuances not effective in point form
Last Line: Wrote paul klee (1923)
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF BATHSHEBA'S CROSSING       
First Line: Inside a room in amsterdam
Last Line: On tracks and sideroads
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Rembrandt Harmensz Van Riij (1606-1669); Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF FINDING OUT ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD       
First Line: I had made a mistake
Last Line: The sobbing made me. %audible to you
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF GRETA GARBO       
First Line: When my idol left it broke
Last Line: Hearing still hear
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF MY FAREWELL TO YOU       
First Line: Look what a thousand blue thousand white
Last Line: Blowing down the road
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF SPRING ONCE AGAIN       
First Line: Spring is always like what it used to be'
Last Line: Longing from a great distance. %reached us
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DEATH OF SIN       
First Line: What is sin?
Last Line: Black as a wind over the forests
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DRAGON VEIN       
First Line: If you wake up too early listen for it
Last Line: Time
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE EXHUMATION       
First Line: Old mother fingers coming down through the dark
Last Line: At the back
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE LITTLE MOUTHFUL       
First Line: Without arrows how?
Last Line: Through by the bowstring
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE MAN IN THE MIND AT NIGHT       
First Line: Twenty-five %to four a
Last Line: Of night like a %paring
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE NOON STACK       
First Line: Midi
Last Line: Midi
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE SOUND OF A TWIG BREAKING       
First Line: Their faces I thought were knives
Last Line: Out of his hand and impales %itself
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE WRONG QUESTIONS       
First Line: How. %walls are built why
Last Line: Do they eat -- light?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF UNEVEN LOVE       
First Line: If he had loved me he would have seen me
Last Line: At an upstairs window brow beating against the glass
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN ON THE WAY THROUGH GOD'S WOODS       
First Line: Tell me %have you ever seen
Last Line: Old freight car the word for god's %woods
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LIFE OF TOWNS: WOLF TOWN       
First Line: Let tigers. %kill them bears
Last Line: Hear a cloud pass. %overhead
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: While talking to my mother I neaten things. Spines of books by the phone
Last Line: "it feel like burning, said the child trying to be
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters


LINES       
First Line: While talking to my mother I neaten things. Spines of books by the phone
Last Line: It feel like burning, said the child to be kind
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


LONGING, A DOCUMENTARY       
First Line: 1. Night %river
Last Line: Subtitle: as usual she enjoyed the sense of work, of having %worked. Other fears would soon return
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


METHINKS THE POOR TOWN HAS BEEN TROUBLED TOO LONG       
First Line: Light on the brick wall and a north wind whipping the branches
Last Line: Mother gallant %and gay
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


MISTAKES OF GOD       
First Line: No one can be with you on the inside
Last Line: This you may mistake for god
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


NEW RULE    Poem Text    
First Line: A new year's white morning of hard new ice
Last Line: So / clear
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Squirrels


NEW RULE       
First Line: A new year's white morning of hard new ice
Last Line: The way to hold on is %afterwards %so %clear
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


NO EPITAPH       
First Line: Because he grew up in the west he was used to the sound of the wind
Last Line: No need for men to chatter so
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


NO EPITAPH: PAGE OF HIS       
First Line: This is a song on the death and burial of one prince
Last Line: Being but a tree, but still!
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


NOTHING FOR IT    Poem Text    
First Line: Your glassy wind breaks on a shoutless shore and stirs around the rose
Last Line: Nothing for it just row
Subject(s): Despair; Stoicism


NOTHING FOR IT       
First Line: Your glassy wind breaks on a shoutless shore and stirs around the rose
Last Line: Blows on what was our house. %nothing for it just row
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


NOW WHAT?    Poem Text    
First Line: Dead and you will lie dead
Last Line: Like something / breathed
Subject(s): Death


NOW WHAT?       
First Line: Dead and you will lie dead
Last Line: As a participle. %perfect: never. %flown. %yet already %(breathed) gone?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


ON GERTRUDE STEIN ABOUT 9€‹:€‹30        Recitation
First Line: How curious. I had no idea! Today has ended.
Subject(s): Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)


ON HEDONISM       
First Line: Beauty makes me hopeless. I don't care why anymore I just want to
Last Line: Me all night, I no longer gather what falls


ON HOMO SAPIENS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: With small cuts cro-magnon man
Last Line: Call storytellers blind—a taunt
Subject(s): Man; Story-telling


ON ORCHIDS       
First Line: We live by tunneling for we are people buried alive. To me, the tunnels
Last Line: Asked where he was going, he replied, vermont or asia


ON SHELTER       
First Line: You can write on a wall with a fish heart, it's because of the phosphorus
Last Line: It glows. Tell me


ON WATERPROOFING       
First Line: Franz kafka was jewish. He had a sister, ottla, jewish. Ottla married
Last Line: Shoeshine by josef david. He applied a coat of grease. Now they are %waterproof, he said


OPPOSED GLIMPSE OF ALICE JAMES, GARTH JAMES, HENRY JAMES, ........       
First Line: A sunday terrible in all the little ways that sunday is terrible news
Last Line: Without any dinner, as she does not eat
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


POWDERED WHITE LEAD FOR THE LONG EYES OF PERUGINO       
First Line: Powdered white lead for the long eyes of perugino
Last Line: Powdered white lead for the long eyes of perugino
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


RECIPE        Recitation


RED MEAT - FRAGMENTS OF STESICHOROS: 1. GERYON    Poem Text    
First Line: Geryon was a monster everything about him was red
Last Line: Secret pup at the front end of another red day
Subject(s): Red (color)


RETICENT SONNET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A pronoun is a kind of withdrawal from sonnet (as literary
Last Line: Brushing, brushing, brushing wild grapes onto truth
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form); Language


SHADOWBOXER    Poem Text    
First Line: Of the soldier who put a spear through christ's side on the cross
Last Line: Was a face all still as dew in april. Hook. Jab. Jab
Subject(s): Death; Jesus Christ


SHADOWBOXER       
First Line: Of the soldier who put a spear through christ's side on the cross
Last Line: As dew in aprille. %hook. %jab. %jab
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


SHOES: AN ESSAY ON HOW PLATO'S SYMPOSIUM BEGINS       
First Line: The beginning has as its purpose to set us on the road
Last Line: Who heard it from diotima %whose feet remain a mystery
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


SHORT LIST. LONGING, A DOCUMENTARY    Poem Text    
First Line: 1. Night / river
Last Line: Subtitle: night is not a fact
Subject(s): Work


SONNET ISOLATE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A sonnet is a rectangle upon the page
Last Line: While using only two pronouns, “I” and “not-I
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form); Language


SONNET OF ADDRESSING OSCAR WILDE        Recitation
Subject(s): Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)


STATION       
First Line: I was reading a life of george eliot
Last Line: To hampstead and a station
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


STRANGE HOUR    Poem Text    
First Line: 3 a.M. Cool palace roar of oakland night
Last Line: Clear at this hour
Subject(s): Night; Hate


STRANGE HOUR       
First Line: 3 a.M. Cool palace roar of oakland night
Last Line: Clear at this hour
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


SUMPTUOUS DESTITUTION       
Last Line: The way out of here
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THAT STRENGTH    Poem Text    
First Line: That strength. Mother, dug out. Hammered, chained
Last Line: Mother / broke
Subject(s): Mothers


THAT STRENGTH       
First Line: That strength. Mother, dug out. Hammered, chained
Last Line: Breakable on grindstones %that strength, %mother %broke
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, PART 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Isaiah walked for three years in the valley of vision
Last Line: Thus their contract continued
Subject(s): Bible


THE FALL OF ROME: A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: By this time tomorrow I will be a man of rome
Subject(s): Rome


THE GLASS ESSAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I can hear little chicks inside my dream
Last Line: It walked out of the light
Subject(s): Love – Unrequited; Psychiatry; Mothers & Daughters; Fathers; Home Life; Women's Rights; Solitude; Alzheimer's Disease; Dreams; Anger; Love – Nature Of; Love – Loss Of; Bronte, Emily (1818-1848); Bronte, Charlotte (1816-1855); Man-woman Relationships


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: A TOWN I HAVE HEARD OF    Poem Text    
First Line: In the middle of nowhere
Last Line: On the stove
Subject(s): Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ANNA TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: What an anxious existence I led
Last Line: Is dear to us
Subject(s): Anxiety


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: APOSTLE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: After your death
Last Line: Beautiful the nerves pouring around in her like palace fire
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Death


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: BRIDE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hanging on the daylight black
Last Line: Noon the demander was waiting for me
Subject(s): Brides


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: DEATH TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: This day whenever I pause
Last Line: Its noise


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: DESERT TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: When the sage came back in
Last Line: Waiting itself
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Homecoming; Waiting


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: EMILY TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Riches in a little room
Last Line: It meant to / her
Subject(s): Messages & Messangers


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ENTGEGENWARTIGUNG TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: I heard you are coming after me
Last Line: You went past.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Fear


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: FREUD TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Devil say I am an unlocated
Last Line: Devil outlived devil in
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: HOLDERLIN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: You are mad to mourn alone
Last Line: Props hurtle past you
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Mourning


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: JUDAS TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Not a late hour not unlit rows
Last Line: Not morsel not I
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LEAR TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Clamor the bells falling bells
Last Line: Into the kill-hole
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Winter


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LOVE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: She ran in
Last Line: Down her back
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LUCK TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Digging a hole
Last Line: A man struck gold
Subject(s): Luck


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: MEMORY TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: In each one of you I paint
Last Line: 140 miles
Subject(s): Nuclear Waste


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ONE-MAN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It's magritte weather today said max
Last Line: Ernst knocking his head on a boulder
Subject(s): Weather


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: PUSHKIN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: It has rules
Last Line: Or will be by the time our eyes are ember
Subject(s): Chance; Love


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: SEPTEMBER TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: One fear is that
Last Line: Brother from the police
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: SYLVIA TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: The burners and the starvers
Last Line: Lay on the desk
Subject(s): April


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: THOMAS TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hand in hand into his mind never
Last Line: A thought came but that other. / followed
Subject(s): Thought


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOLERANCE TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold cup 1 woman 2
Last Line: Gold cup 1
Subject(s): Women


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN A-ROVING    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no god but
Last Line: Of gold as if they would break
Subject(s): God


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN GONE TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: There was distant thunder that was its
Last Line: Was a creature's heart. / plunged
Subject(s): Death


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF BATHSHEBA'S CROSSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside a room in amsterdam
Last Line: On tracks and side roads
Subject(s): Rembrandt Harmensz Van Riij (1606-1669); Amsterdam, Netherlands


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF FINDING OUT ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: I had made a mistake
Last Line: Audible to you
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF GRETA GARBO    Poem Text    
First Line: When my idol left it broke
Last Line: Hearing still hear
Subject(s): Loss


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF MY FAREWELL TO YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Look what a thousand blue thousand white
Last Line: Blowing down the road
Subject(s): Farewell


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF SPRING ONCE AGAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Spring is always like what it used to be'
Last Line: Reached us
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Spring


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DEATH OF SIN    Poem Text    
First Line: What is sin?
Last Line: Black as a wind over the forests
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Sin


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DRAGON VEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: If you wake up too early listen for it
Last Line: To. / time
Subject(s): Sound


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE EXHUMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Old mother fingers coming down through the dark
Last Line: At the back
Subject(s): Soul


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE LITTLE MOUTHFUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Without arrows how?
Last Line: Through by the bowstring
Subject(s): Arrows; Archers & Archery


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE MAN IN THE MIND AT NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Twenty-five / to four a
Last Line: Of night like a / pairing
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Towns


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE NOON STACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Midi
Last Line: Midi
Subject(s): Noon


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE SOUND OF A TWIG BREAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: Their faces I thought were knives
Last Line: Out of his hand and impales / itself
Subject(s): Night


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE WRONG QUESTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: How. / walls are built why
Last Line: Do they eat—light?
Subject(s): Walls


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF UNEVEN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: If he had loved me he would have seen me
Last Line: At an upstairs window brow beating against the glass
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN ON THE WAY THROUGH GOD'S WOODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me / have you ever seen
Last Line: Old freight car the word for god's / woods
Subject(s): Faces


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: WOLF TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Let tigers. / kill them bears
Last Line: Hear a cloud pass / overhead
Subject(s): Death – Animals


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: BY GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes by night I don't know why
Last Line: Little by little the first union
Subject(s): Death


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: DEFLECT    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a friend who is red hot with pain
Last Line: Subsided behind a heap of blueblack syllables
Subject(s): Pain; Language


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S BELOVEDS REMAIN TRUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Chaos overshadows us
Last Line: We have been instructed to call this his love
Subject(s): God; Conduct Of Life


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S CHRIST THEORY    Poem Text    
First Line: God had no emotions but wished temporarily
Last Line: They are saving to move to los angeles
Subject(s): God; Jesus Christ


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S HANDIWORK    Poem Text    
First Line: The best way to insult god
Last Line: Which god has worked on
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S JUSTICE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the beginning there were days set aside for various tasks
Last Line: Its black wings vibrated in and out
Subject(s): God; Justice


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Are you angry at nature? Said god to his woman
Last Line: Choose, said god
Subject(s): God; Women


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: Moonlight in the kitchen is a sign of god
Last Line: Put away your sadness, it is a mantle of work
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: MY RELIGION    Poem Text    
First Line: My religion makes no sense
Last Line: With its rifle butt.
Subject(s): Religion


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: TERESA OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Teresa lived in a personal black cube
Last Line: It was indeed rent
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GOD COUP    Poem Text    
First Line: God is a grand heart cut
Last Line: When the lens kept melting
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GOD FIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes god will drop a fit on you
Last Line: To escape god who is burning, untended
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GRACE THAT COMES BY VIOLENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yours is not (I regret to say) the story they tell
Last Line: Cleansed now
Subject(s): God


THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE WOLF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Like a painting we will be erased, no one can remain
Last Line: Things are as hard as you make them
Subject(s): Wolves; Death


TRIPLE SONNET OF THE PLUSH PONY PART 3    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A body in the dawn
Last Line: Thy breath
Subject(s): Language; Horses


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: BY GOD       
First Line: Sometimes by night I don't know why
Last Line: Little by little the first union
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: DEFLECT       
First Line: I have a friend who is red hot with pain
Last Line: Subsided behind a heap of blueblack syllables
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD STIFF       
First Line: God gave an onomatopoeic quality to women's language
Last Line: Treachery' (she notices) sounds just like his zipper going
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S BELOVEDS REMAIN TRUE       
First Line: Chaos overshadows us
Last Line: We have been instructed to call this his love
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S BOUQUET OF UNDYING LOVE       
First Line: April snow. %god is waiting in the garden
Last Line: The trees are white nerve nets
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S CHRIST THEORY       
First Line: God had no emotions but wished temporarily
Last Line: They say they are saving to move to los angeles
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S JUSTICE       
First Line: In the beginning there were days set aside for various tasks
Last Line: Its black wings vibrated in and out
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S LIST OF LIQUIDS       
First Line: It was a november night of wind
Last Line: Memory %semen %song %tears %time
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S MOTHER       
First Line: She doesn't get to say much in the official biography
Last Line: It is what grammarians call a difference of tense and aspect
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S NAME       
First Line: God had no name
Last Line: Just chew it and rub it on
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S WOMAN       
First Line: Are you angry at nature? Said god to his woman
Last Line: Fire, time, fire. %choose, said god
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: GOD'S WORK       
First Line: Moonlight in the kitchen is a sign of god
Last Line: Put away your sadness, it is a mantle of work
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: MY RELIGION       
First Line: My religion makes no sense
Last Line: It batters my soul %with its rifle butt
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: TERESA OF GOD       
First Line: Teresa lived in a personal black cube
Last Line: When the lens kept melting
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GOD COUP       
First Line: God is a grand heart cut
Last Line: As the prophet says, %tarry
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GOD FIT       
First Line: Sometimes god will drop a fit on you
Last Line: To escape god who is burning
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE GRACE THAT COMES BY VIOLENCE       
First Line: Yours is not (I regret to say) the story they tell
Last Line: Diving in pig blood -- %'cleansed' now
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TRUTH ABOUT GOD: THE WOLF GOD       
First Line: Like a painting we will be erased, no one can remain
Last Line: Things are as hard as you make them
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: AKHMATOVA       
First Line: Do you love him? I don't know. I believe he is my fate
Last Line: Up almost as high as the stain on the wall, blotting out all trace of the harvest
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: AKHMATOVA (TREATMENT FOR A SCRIPT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you love him? I don't know. I believe he is my fate
Subject(s): Akhmatova, Anna (1889-1966)


TV MEN: ANTIGONE (SCRIPTS 1 AND 2)       
First Line: Antigone likes walking behind oedipus
Last Line: Here, twist a bit off. %freedom is next
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: ARTAUD       
First Line: Artaud is mad. %he stayed close to the madness. Watching it breathe or not
Last Line: They found him at dawn. Seated at the foot of his bed. Hold shy away
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: LAZARUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes I admit a degree of unease about my
Last Line: Of the vermin in his ten fingers and I stand back to wait for the miracle
Subject(s): Motion Pictures, Documentary; God; Television; Names


TV MEN: LAZARUS       
First Line: Yes I admit a degree of unease about my
Last Line: To it too long will climb into your eyes and whiten %real objects
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: SAPPHO       
First Line: No one knows what the laws are. That there are laws
Last Line: Earth will be warmer than we thought, %after all this circli
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: SOKRATES       
First Line: Before the robin's red surmise we were at the prison gates on sokrates' death
Last Line: Never paid for. He suggested we settle the bill. %which we
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: THE SLEEPER       
First Line: The sleeper, real and dear, is cared on the dark
Last Line: To live here one must forget much
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: THUCYDIDES IN CONVERSATION WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF ON THE SET OF       
First Line: T: bell dies away in seven seconds then a light comes up and we see you walking
Last Line: T: can we play with that strip of light
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 1. CHAMBRE    Poem Text    
First Line: A curiously tender man and yet
Last Line: On rustling coats or shawls
Subject(s): Tolstoy, Leo (1828-1910)


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 1. CHAMBRE       
First Line: A curiously tender man and yet
Last Line: You are so young! And this fog
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 10. VOUS AUTRE       
First Line: With the diaries he forced into her
Last Line: I would do it joyfully!'
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 11. MORT       
First Line: There is a dog howling in russia's soul
Last Line: Slowly silently the crowd moved away
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 12. FIN       
First Line: Indeed the pit bears iron.'
Last Line: God's meal is a buried meal
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 2. VIE       
First Line: Lev had no death wish
Last Line: You'll live you'll see!
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 3. CORPS       
First Line: In sex (he told her) the mind evaporates and suddenly
Last Line: The little satin parts especially
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 4. GUERRE       
First Line: Take notes with your eyes, he advises. War is clear and intricate
Last Line: Have a raw feel
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 5. FAIM       
First Line: When famine struck lev moved like a lion
Last Line: Hunched over the brown earth, seeing no flesh
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 6. ETUDES       
First Line: When he got round to rebuilding the middle of his house
Last Line: And live like a peasant. %'like you,' he said
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 7. LIBERTE       
First Line: Lev could lift 180 lbs. With one hand
Last Line: Came the exposed skull bone %of anna karenina
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 8. NUIT DIVINE       
First Line: Live a true life?
Last Line: Then he was my lev.'
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


TV MEN: TOLSTOY: 9. FAMILLE       
First Line: When the dark people began appearing
Last Line: Into a knapsack and left for america
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


VICTORY MUST BE A SUMPREMELY GLORIOUS EXPERIENCE SAID A WOMAN . . .       
First Line: 2:22 am too hot to sleep
Last Line: A defeat he replied
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


VICTORY MUST BE A SUMPREMELY GLORIOUS EXPERIENCE SAID A WOMAN TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON    Poem Text    
First Line: 2:22 am too hot to sleep
Last Line: A defeat he replied
Subject(s): War; Hate; Fear; Defeat; Victory; Wellington, Duke Of


VISIT       
First Line: Rose-ice winter fog over the bridges of the town
Last Line: Have to go through me to get to the other place
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


WHY DID I AWAKE: FLATMAN: 3       
First Line: Lonely among the sleepers.' up from the pavements of foreign cities
Last Line: By, how far from shore is hard to say
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited