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Brown, Ford Madox    Poet's Biography
2 poems available by this author


FOR THE PICTURE, 'THE LAST OF ENGLAND'    Poem Text    
First Line: The last of england! O'er the sea
Last Line: She cannot see a void, where he will be.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Farewell; Paintings & Painters; Woolner, Thomas (1825-1892); Parting


O.M.B. (DIED NOVEMBER, 1874)    Poem Text    
First Line: As one who strives from some fast steamer's
Last Line: Some vestige of your thought outspans the abysm!
Subject(s): Brown, Oliver Madox (1855-1874)



Brown, Steven Ford   
4 poems available by this author


AFTER THE VIETNAM WAR       
First Line: Sometimes %on windless nights
Last Line: Their cries are almost human
Subject(s): Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


LOVE EMBRACE OF THE WORLD: FRIDA KAHLO TRIPTYCH: 1. THE ACCIDENT       
First Line: We took the bus to coyoacan after school. Rain
Last Line: Among the crowd, louder now, I hear someone crying, %la bailarina! La bailarina! La bailarina!


SUMMER, THAT MASSIVE BLUE       
First Line: Summer, that massive blue dirigible, has floated
Last Line: Window, streams through our bodies


THINGS ARE BEING BUILT       
First Line: Things are being built. Across the lush
Last Line: For a chance to be dazzled by the real



Ford, ?   
1 poems available by this author


VERSES ON A TREE SPLIT IN A STORM; YORKSHIRE, 1863       
First Line: When didst thou first behold the blush of morn?
Last Line: Speak, if thy knotted trunk has a tongue, %and tell us how things looked when thou wast young
Subject(s): Trees



Ford, Anna M.   
1 poems available by this author


FOX AND GEESE       
First Line: Come, children dear, and listen to me



Ford, Charles Henri    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Ford, Charles Henry
89 poems available by this author


ABC'S       
First Line: Ask horror for a helping hand
Last Line: Zero hours zinc the throat %of time the drunkard every day: %oh how to sober hihm up before %he drea


AFTERNOON WITH ANDRE BRETON       
First Line: Suppose, suppose the lion closed a fist on the calendar
Last Line: The virgin, day, flies, flies from the negro, night


BABY'S IN JAIL; THE ANIMAL DAY PLAYS ALONE       
Last Line: You bit a butterfly, I'll chew a leaf. %baby will come to love and grief


BAD HABIT       
First Line: Drug of the incomprehensible
Last Line: Perpetually haunted, hopeless addict, %herding unheard of cattle! %rider on the bat-winged horse


BALLAD FOR BAUDELAIRE       
First Line: For this man shed no tear
Last Line: The world to his clairvoyant eye %a crystal swarming with eternity


BUTTERFLY AND THE BULL       
First Line: One moment you are stabbed with a white flag
Last Line: Your fame I trust, your actions I descry, %nor reconcile the bull and butterfly


CANDY DARLING       
First Line: The king of the monkeys tried to marry her
Last Line: I lift the glass of veneration to a glimmering vision, explosive flower planted %in the mud of a law


CHANSON PUR BILLIE       
First Line: Whoa, hillbilly, you've got me where you want me - in the ferris wheel of
Last Line: Gienic - housebreaker, cardsharper, anything you say - so long as the boss %can be billie holiday


COMEDY OF BELIEF       
First Line: I believe in the day hung between your hands
Last Line: Doubt will topple the last door, the cold grave's. %belief, let the wind walk over us, and the grass


CURSE FOR THE WAR MACHINE       
First Line: May all the slabs of clamor that you leave
Last Line: The carbonated soul will not aspire: %burn in the echo that deafened the heart's fire!


DESIRE TO BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE       
First Line: Stones watch the sea like cats: -- the stone of sleep
Last Line: I; stone and cat: -- both mine to wonder at
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


DICTY GLIDE IN CENTRAL PARK MENAGERIE       
First Line: Cowboy, where's your class-conscious horse?
Last Line: And it's not your smile will cut you down, %nor a ten-gallonhat in which you'll drown


EMBLEMS OF ARACHNE, SELS.       


EPIGRAMS       
First Line: The world's a mirror, break it and you die!
Last Line: When war goes on forever %and life almost as it was before %tell me tales that dead men tell, there


FACE OF THE EARTH       
First Line: Sand tears fall; time's tear always falling
Last Line: And there'll be other eyes to open %and see what else there is to see %on the face of the earth that


FLAG OF ECSTASY       
First Line: Over the towers of autoerotic honey
Last Line: Like one of those tender strips of flesh %on either side of the bertebral column %marcel, wave!


FOR DJUNA BARNES: 1 ROOTS       
First Line: And so the flowres grow and are deformed
Last Line: Sometimes and birds have screens, fishers are muted %in their deep waters; the beautiful are rooted


FOR DJUNA BARNES: 2 THE JEWELED BAT       
First Line: It is with terror that the jeweled bat
Last Line: The lovely black bat used to fly across %not knowing then the solitude that was


FOR DJUNA BARNES: 3 SEIS HARMANOS       
First Line: Six brothers in an autumn boat called me
Last Line: Though scattered far apart in their first flood, %are now one will, one engine and one blood


FOX WITH THE BLUE VELVET BAND       
First Line: Going from side to side and from place to place
Last Line: In the house on any street without a room


GARDEN OF DISORDER: 1       
First Line: To lodge your harvest in the lion's mouth
Last Line: Rear-gas of the sensational nor the %reactionary apple in the garden of the irrational


GARDEN OF DISORDER: 2       
First Line: Let us try dividing the impersonal and personal
Last Line: Oh why are we afraid? For beowulf bellows %across the centuries to bravery's bedfellows


GARDEN OF DISORDER: 3       
First Line: Perfume the clock, and the cricket will take care of aunt bess
Last Line: I'd rather be the shepherd %who traded spoors with the leopard


GARDEN OF DISORDER: 4       
First Line: Lenin has withdrawn to a dialectic
Last Line: In may's revolving botany: boquets of terror %from the garden of revolution
Subject(s): Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924); Russia


HE CUTS HIS FINGER ON ETERNITY       
First Line: What grouchy war-tanks intend to shred
Last Line: Or grammar they hung up your ace-in-the-hole coat on, %or love with closed eyes that your hot hand s


I WONDER       
First Line: Where do we go from here?
Last Line: And the tongue was red as flame %and the tree that grows will be red as a rose %as rose as red as th


I WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST YOU       
First Line: And you may not have hair as curly as the alphabet
Last Line: And my downtown a-waving in the wind


IMPOSSIBILITY OF DYING IN YOUR ARMS DOES NOT SADDEN ME       
First Line: I do not want to be told any more of your facts! I cannot abide any more
Last Line: Interested as the action of an enzyme. 'it is sweet,' said laotse, tasting the %vinegar


IS HE A BLOOD RELATION OF YOURS       
Last Line: Now he is stroking a giant feather %I go towards him, I am stranded in the great beyond


IT SEEMS YOU NEVER WERE       
First Line: Should every object claim a place to fit
Last Line: Though I find you fishing on every shore %no heart but my heart will make you live once more


MATIN POUR MATTA       
First Line: When the foot opens like a cup
Last Line: When you split the world in two, %one half lives, the other dies for you


MAX ERNST       
First Line: Though the practice of chastity confers magical powers
Last Line: Was it all due to a weakness on the dark squares %or to antibodies delicate and frightening as a thr
Subject(s): Chastity; Ernst, Max (1891-1976)


MESSAGE FOR RIMBAUD       
First Line: Your summerhouse of underdone meat is still standing, boy. The last time
Last Line: Was no signature, but I recognized humanity's handwriting


MISHIMA       
First Line: The unplayed idea returned to haunt you, yukio mishima
Last Line: You wear the hidden smile that triggers the trance of the sun


O       
First Line: O seditious toxins of nostalgia
Last Line: Undisguised as the virus of nothingness %rialtos revel in reptilian tranfusions


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 1       
First Line: O rook your pearly gray ruff
Last Line: Krishna in the bucket seat of his lotus knows %the bloodsugar in his brainbank is always overdrawn


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 2       
First Line: After being awarded the booby prize for cod banging
Last Line: In the cream separator the turning is conical %a drop falls from a narrow tube %urine digests starch


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 3       
First Line: Caracas. Pre-puberty education for the mentally defective continued here
Last Line: The critter next to me was going at it %like a night violet responding with its perfume to the night


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 4       
First Line: Sweat glands are being measured in seattle
Last Line: Farewell my dearest evil not every bulbous extremity will serve


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 5       
First Line: With ruby eyes singed in bristles and vestigial wings
Last Line: In an arched sewer redolent of the knot of brahma %hit the dog in the water with the force of an exo


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 6       
First Line: The curfew in bangkok from midnight to 4:30 a.M. Remains in force
Last Line: Another shortage of snow tires is expected %emotional numbness gives way to undisguised intoxication


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 7       
First Line: He who buys flesh buys groans
Last Line: The pig-boy and the punk-pusher play the beast with two backs %before ingesting french vanilla in an


OM KRINSHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 8       
First Line: Bacteria equipped with non-bacterial functions
Last Line: Drove screechingly away from what is said to be the most scientific prison %anywhere


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 1       
First Line: With an elaborate wail
Last Line: The other, ari ho-chen, pocketing the perfect title, there's a vapor dome %on the day coach


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 10       
First Line: Not to lose the drastic insight which is poetry
Last Line: Prostrate and gloating a pregnant sow foresees the future %in the flung snot of princes


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 11       
First Line: We are the severings of a serpentine mirror
Last Line: The sallow demeanor of a prodigal son %mark the flora and fauna of a missing person


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 12       
First Line: A well-conceived madonna is the eye-opening blue or a gift-wrapped city
Last Line: Ladies, there's a certain kind of abnormal lull, seems to nest in %foldaway cruelties. It's the mumm


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 13       
First Line: Beasts of song unstring their priceless tokens
Last Line: Who will banish my distrust of alien broods


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 14       
First Line: Take-over remains in texas. Copper values jump. A girl manacled north
Last Line: No one does it like an aching kid, looking for a place to stay


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 15       
First Line: Alchemists shift the unadulterated. 'testing 1-2-3 ...' persuasive jargon gets
Last Line: Brainwork's a spooky thing, the way traveling should always be
Subject(s): Alchemy And Alchemists


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 16       
First Line: Dehumanized sentences teach him everything
Last Line: Another example of indirect carnage %let us imagine that we have imagined it all


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 2       
First Line: Mysteries of behavior are solved by inanition
Last Line: Standing inside the doorway as though desperate %your lies are what give you away


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 3       
First Line: This is the story of fire without flames
Last Line: Into which of your eyes should I look %now that I have given you pain I see you more clearly


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 4       
First Line: Aware of an eventual pairing off, the changes stem from a fang-and-claw
Last Line: Iron. So let the hole in the ground tell you something. %allrooms are bedrooms


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 5       
First Line: Metaphysical weasel may your firstborn inherit
Last Line: Kindness expires in the coilsof concupiscence %drives a stake through the heart of orion


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 6       
First Line: A geek I know used to say that by standards prevalent in gypjoint hospitals
Last Line: Ties, I'd show you mistress quickly socking it to adolph, who'd have loved a hero's funeral


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 7       
First Line: Shuddering pageant, utter your joyous leaves
Last Line: To cut into our bafflement a snake without mishap %lunging at fugitives with 'face of oval scorn'


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 8       
First Line: Loin de l'abbatoir plus doux que le sommeil
Last Line: A see-through parasite is sloping the other way %eyelides open and close like greek foreskins


OM KRISHNA I: SPECIAL EFFECTS 9       
First Line: Scaley mammal lingering in what unreal quagmire .. Condemned to
Last Line: Agate-eyed eros is sweeping the sidewalk. A sleepless stallion in the %archway


OM KRISHNA II: PHASE THREE 1       
First Line: Astride the chiffonier of post-oral conductions
Last Line: Only the vesicula seminalis escape unscathed %overhead helicopters are searching the rooftops


OM KRISHNA II: PHASE THREE 2       
First Line: You cannot learn too much about the one you idolize
Last Line: Rapists with a typhoon in the breast %exchange beauty for hurt


OM KRISHNA II: PHASE THREE 3       
First Line: When a throwback to autogenesis takes place
Last Line: And when do lovers go unburied %all that will be left is an image %standing in the doorway of sleep


OM KRISHNA II: PHASE THREE 4       
First Line: She gave what she could but not always what she could have
Last Line: But he flies away gracefully the first to escape %and disappears with an owl's sound %married men sm


OM KRISHNA II: PHASE THREE 5       
First Line: I would like to have seen rupert brooke and king
Last Line: Though his foreskin might taste as if water of the %arabian sea had dried it up


OM KRISHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 6       
First Line: Dressed in a dhoti with scarf of yellow silk
Last Line: On the grave sits a young frog undisturbed by the cold winter wind


OM KRISHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 7       
First Line: Indra with his string of pearls
Last Line: Whatever the waves are saying will be cradled by the wind %leaving skull-silver mirrors to keep you


OM KRISHNA II: THE CONVALESCENCE 8       
First Line: What seems like fragmentation is making all in one
Last Line: Ginseng roots wrenched from their circuits %mix with the dregs of dreamless sleep


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 1       
First Line: The thousand-hooded one sleeps quietly his big toe in his mouth
Last Line: Of the guardian of cosmic law %family secrets exist no longer than quills on a toad


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 2       
First Line: He was not born he was dragged out
Last Line: The game becomes a work of art there are counter-strategies of mud and %poinsettias %doors are opene


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 3       
First Line: A war for dharma is waged with flower-tipped arrows
Last Line: Into a puja for the wax-winged icarus I am sorry but your banana leaf has %been flooded


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 4       
First Line: Distractions in the forest
Last Line: Shares with him blood siphoned from sleeping rabbits %his lotus eyes live only for the moment


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 5       
First Line: One reason for nature's attractin and repulsion
Last Line: If you wish to solve the riddle of his charm %it's not what he does it's what he lets you do


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 6       
First Line: Where is govinda tell him to come here
Last Line: A peacock dances in the wildwood %while two studs hurt each other taking it in turn


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 7       
First Line: The ashes of age having disappeared
Last Line: She went to the parapet and closed her eyes %he bit his lips till the blood came then walked away


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 8       
First Line: His satanic majesty is ignorant as hell
Last Line: With suprapubic aplomb the puer of testicular exploits %enunciated his ripostes %calculations for fi


OM KRISHNA II: THE ILLNESS 9       
First Line: Not only a miracle of beauty but a worker of miracles
Last Line: Why did bedi insist on battling at number eleven in the queen's park owl %test match


OVERTURNED LAKE       
First Line: Blue unsolid tongue, if you could talk
Last Line: As the mind is overturned by memory, the heart by dread


PLAINT (BEFORE A MOB OF 10,000 AT OWENSBORO, KY.)    Poem Text    
First Line: I, rainey betha, 22 / from the top branch of race-hatred look at you
Subject(s): Social Protest


PLAINT (BEFORE A MOB OF 10,000 AT OWENSBORO, KY.)       
First Line: I, rainey betha, 22 %from the top branch of race-hatred look at you
Last Line: Oh, who is the forester must tend such a tree, lord? %do angels pick the cherry-blood of folk like m
Subject(s): Social Protest


POEM FOR PAUL EULARD       
First Line: The clouds of dissipation hand like wars
Last Line: Whose eyes looked out from every pore, %and buried (like the bone of lust) %by children who never mo


PRISON LIFE       
First Line: Is the dilatory lightningbug more free
Last Line: Poetry roams in you head %like a sick child who burgeons %like a poem in a soiled bed %like a child


SECRET HAIKU, SELS.       


SERENADE TO LEONOR       
First Line: Lion-girl of the rue payenne
Last Line: As the cat with the violet lips leaps in %to visit the lion-girl of the rue payenne


ST.-JOHN PERSE       
First Line: Holding habit-shaped memories in a leopard-skin apron
Last Line: Your meanings, apparitional and boundless, added up to the sacred %number 7


THERE'S NO PLACE TO SLEEP IN THIS BED, TANGUY       
First Line: The storks like elbows had a fit of falling
Last Line: There's no place to sleep in this bed, tanguy %there are too many monuments of broken hearts


THIS IS THE STORY OF FIRE WITHOUT FLAMES       
Last Line: Your teeth are white as white radishes %before you wore those clothes they were not holy


TO CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE       
First Line: As much to blame as francis archer seems
Last Line: And makes him one of those grave thieves who go %to pick the lock of christopher marlowe


WAR       
First Line: Being black, you mergedd with the night
Last Line: And marauders no more apropos %than those in ethiopia, %bombs hurled at 15,000 poets, %killing 2,000


YOUR HOROSCOPE       
First Line: Capricornus
Last Line: Your happiness: illusory as a killer in repose



Ford, Charles L.   
1 poems available by this author


THE SACRAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: This is my body, which is given for you
Last Line: "and hear thy voice, ""arise, let us go hence."
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Resurrection, The



Ford, Corey   
2 poems available by this author


UP-SET       
First Line: Kid march had the stuff but his style was hard


WHEN WEST COMES EAST       
First Line: I hail from high in the alkali



Ford, Daniel Barker   
1 poems available by this author


LAY OF CAPE COD       
First Line: Hurrah! For old cape cod
Subject(s): Cape Cod



Ford, Deborah   
20 poems available by this author


AMAZING HAIR       
First Line: She wore her own hair
Last Line: The bishop discussed wall street %with the organist


ARITHMETIC       
First Line: Arithmetic cannot get along with one alone
Last Line: May have special meaning %for the concept of number. %and a parrot may eat it. %what shall I say num


BILLY       
First Line: Billy comes along %bouncing on the four
Last Line: And sunlight, sighting %between the steering rim %and dash, grinning over %his load of dirt


BRUSH STROKES       
First Line: I can't ever remember
Last Line: I tucked thought away %and laced my fingers %through hers, %palms straining together %to close the g


EXCELLENT DUMPLING HOUSE       
First Line: I dallied that morning in the open market
Last Line: In the marketplace, chicken feet %still dance %the chicken dance


FIBONACCI       
First Line: Fibonacci's golden numbers
Last Line: The activity is not misleading. %it is the way we stay afloat


FRAGILE DAYS       
First Line: In a dark room full of tears
Last Line: In a dark room full of tears %she lived out her fragile days


GLITTER       
First Line: On surf avenue %it's one minute and fifty seconds
Last Line: In the inky sky. %what dad promised us %were stars


HISTORY       
First Line: Let me just say this about homer
Last Line: But what reporting is, and how %much more than we were ever taught to expect %is really lies


LANDSCAPE       
First Line: Nineteenth century foundations
Last Line: Told they have too many children, %balancing resignation and fortitude


MARIONETTE       
First Line: Orange sea anemones washed ashore
Last Line: A rusty sunset dilates my vision; %hungry sting rays %gnaw at my black toe


NAKED ON SUNDAY       
First Line: Naked on sunday when god isn't home
Last Line: We take note, pay no attention at all %as we continue to read poems %naked on sunday


NOTEBOOK       
First Line: Run over a snapper.'
Last Line: He waded through alligator swamps %with chunks of horsemeat %trussed to his legs


PHYSICS       
First Line: Max planck and I discussed theology
Last Line: Then ran into a brick wall-- %the bits and pieces all falling %on the still solid ground


POEM       
First Line: A poem ought to be a rosetta stone
Last Line: Already my eyes sting %from soft pretzels and chestnuts %that must be roasting %where you are


RELIGION LESSON       
First Line: Somewhere, I was told
Last Line: In front of a closed country store, %and upon the monks of st. Francis %elsewhere and in harmony


SAFFRON AND SILVER       
First Line: We will make you braided plaits of gold set with beads of
Last Line: That explanations would be useless, %that love is, above all, history, %that breathing is a matter o


SNAILS       
First Line: Go deliberately %tasting all that lies in their path
Last Line: They do not stop until death-- %dissolving them like ink-- %leaves only a ram's horn %ro record the


STRANGER       
First Line: I remember when you were a stranger
Last Line: I now know loss, and I now know comfort. %here at home, there are no more shadows


UNCLE JIM       
First Line: He was old when I knew him:
Last Line: He grows smaller each summer %like the cash crop harvested



Ford, Edsel   
1 poems available by this author


LOOKING FOR SHILOH ON A COUNTRY ROAD       
Last Line: Because, like shiloh, they were in too deep



Ford, Edward Baunton   
2 poems available by this author


MOTHER MOST DEAR, LONG IS THE PATH BUT PLAIN       


TIPHAINE LA FEE       
First Line: The whispered spells your red lips stain



Ford, Elizabeth   
2 poems available by this author


NEW YORKER COVER       
First Line: Five calendar ducks padding in an arc
Last Line: And underneath here we are: skin, %web, shell, and bits of broken glass


SMALL ALMANAC FOR YOUNG WIDOW       
First Line: The terrapins rustling through dry leaves
Last Line: With hair od deer and print of horse's hooves %even though by then his bones are white



Ford, Flora P.   
1 poems available by this author


STAND OUT, YE MINERS       
First Line: Stand out, stand out, ye miners
Subject(s): Mines And Miners



Ford, Ford Madox    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
95 poems available by this author


A LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: We've wandered all about the upland fallows
Last Line: Sleep, liebchen, sleep, the stars are shooting.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


A MASQUE OF THE TIMES O' DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the dawn, beloved by those that watch
Last Line: These too shall pass away.
Subject(s): Day; Plays & Playwrights ; Time; Dramatists


A NIGHT PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: As I lay awake by my good wife's side
Last Line: Above the hills.
Subject(s): Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


A PAGAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Bright white clouds and april skies
Last Line: When it's dark at four of a winter's night.
Subject(s): Paganism & Pagans


A SEQUENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: You make me think of lavender
Last Line: Ah, heart's desire, once more by the old fire stretch out thy hands.
Subject(s): Admiration; Farewell; Love; Parting


A SOLIS ORTUS CARDINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, quiet peoples sleeping, bed by bed
Last Line: Give us your prayers!


A SUABIAN LEGEND    Poem Text    
First Line: God made all things
Last Line: So soon: so soon.)
Subject(s): Creation; Death; God; Dead, The


AFTER ALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, what's the use of striving on?
Last Line: And all the rest's just waste—just waste of time.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Death; Forgetfulness; Desertion; Dead, The


ALDINGTON KNOLL; THE OLD SMUGGLER SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Al'ington knoll it stands up high
Last Line: Cater the marsh and crost the sea.
Subject(s): Death; Mountains; Dead, The; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


AN ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Two decades and a minute
Last Line: Two decades and a minute.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Time


AN END PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: Close the book and say good-bye to everything
Last Line: As over the hill comes the morning.
Subject(s): Change; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


AN IMITATION (TO M.M.)    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, my sylvia, let us rove
Last Line: Sporting o'er the velvet green.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Fairies; Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elves; Male-female Relations; Dramatists


AND AFTERWARDS (A SAVAGE SORT OF SONG ON THE ROAD)    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I was a gallant and bold I
Last Line: "but I'll never again,"" etc."
Subject(s): Change; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


ANTWERP       
First Line: Gloom! %an october like november
Subject(s): Antwerp, Belgium


AT THE BAL MASQUE; COLUMBINE TO PIERROT    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah - ah- ah - if you ask for a love like that
Last Line: Qu'est c'-qu'est c'-qu'est c' que tu fais dans cette galère?
Subject(s): France; French Language; Love


AUCTIONEER'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Come up from the field
Last Line: Bid up!
Subject(s): Auctions; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


AUTUMN EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: The cold light dies, the candles glow
Last Line: But in the shadows, lo! Your eyes.
Subject(s): Autumn; Night; Seasons; Fall; Bedtime


BEGINNINGS; FOR ROSSETTI'S FIRST PAINTING    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether the beginnings of things notable
Last Line: And yet—it's just a question.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)


CANZONE A LA SONATA (TO. E.P.)    Poem Text    
First Line: What do you find to boast of in our age
Last Line: Gape open—where's your grinning melody?
Subject(s): Ancestors & Ancestry; Youth; Heritage; Heredity


CHILDREN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes wind and sometimes rain
Last Line: If things will always alter so.
Subject(s): Children; Weather; Childhood


CLAIR DE LUNE    Poem Text    
First Line: I should like to imagine
Last Line: Going over....
Subject(s): Moon


CLUB NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: There was an old man had a broken hat
Last Line: "and we'll dance all the village to its knees."
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Grief; Love - Loss Of; Marriage; Old Age; Sorrow; Sadness; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CONSIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now green comes springing o'er the heath
Last Line: "none striving, constraining none, and thinking not on death."
Subject(s): Death; Life; Dead, The


ENOUGH    Poem Text    
First Line: Long we'd sought for avalon
Last Line: The oars—yea, and yearned.
Subject(s): Avalon (legend); Sea; Ocean


FINCHLEY ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: As we come up at baker street
Last Line: And the twilight settling down on us.
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


FOOTSLOGGERS       
First Line: What is love of one's land?


FOUR IN THE MORNING COURAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The birds this morning wakened me so early it was hardly day
Last Line: The starling waked me ere the day aping the thrush's sober tune).
Subject(s): Birds; Morning; Summer


FROM INLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamed that you and I were young
Last Line: That fled so bravely to its death.
Subject(s): Old Age; Past; Relationships; Youth


FROM THE SOIL (TWO MONOLOGUES)    Poem Text    
First Line: Aham a mighty simple man and only
Last Line: All over hill and dale. ...
Subject(s): Farm Life; God; Labor & Laborers; Agriculture; Farmers; Work; Workers


GRAY; FOR A PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: The firelight gilds the patterns on the walls
Last Line: And wonder who shall do the like again.
Subject(s): Death; Farm Life; Graves; Dead, The; Agriculture; Farmers; Tombs; Tombstones


GREY MATTER    Poem Text    
First Line: They leave us nothing
Last Line: Begins the ancient mystery anew.
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Poetry & Poets; Women; Male-female Relations


HOW STRANGE A THING    Poem Text    
First Line: How strange a thing to think upon
Last Line: Doth bear us and our sin.
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers; Curiosities & Wonders; Earth; Enigmas; Oddities; World


IN TENEBRIS    Poem Text    
First Line: All within is warm
Last Line: Let the light fall on my face.
Subject(s): Light; Longing; Waiting


IN THE LITTLE OLD MARKET-PLACE (TO THE MEMORY OF A.V.)    Poem Text    
First Line: It rains, it rains
Last Line: From wet dawn to wet dawn...
Subject(s): Markets; Rain; Supermarkets


IN THE STONE JUG    Poem Text    
First Line: Old days are gone
Last Line: Too shall come in with me out of the rain.
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Crime & Criminals; Death; Sin; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Dead, The


IN THE TRAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the window I see a dozen great stars, burning bright
Last Line: Shall the white stars wheel in their reverie.
Subject(s): Railroads; Stars; Railways; Trains


IRON MUSIC       
First Line: The french guns roll continuously


KING COPHETUA'S WOOING; A SONG DRAMA IN ONE ACT    Poem Text    
First Line: Could I but keep my beggar's staff
Last Line: Blue and low.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Courts & Courtiers; Plays & Playwrights ; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dramatists


LOVE IN WATCHFULNESS; UPON THE SHEEPDOWNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sail, oh sail away
Last Line: You'll sail away.
Subject(s): Love


MAURESQUE (TO V.M.)    Poem Text    
First Line: To horse! To horse! The veil of night sinks softly down
Last Line: The crescent moon looks softly down.
Subject(s): Horseback Riding


MODERN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Knee-deep among the buttercups, the sun
Last Line: That lies before us, you of the dear eyes.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Love


MOODS ON THE MOSELLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet! Sweet! Sweet! Sings the bird upon the bough
Last Line: That our songs sing now.
Subject(s): Change; Mourning; Bereavement


NIGHT PIECE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, of those better tides of dark and melancholy
Last Line: They lie so deep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


OLD HOUSES OF FLANDERS       


OLD MAN'S EVENSONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis but a teeny mite
Last Line: Home on the sod.
Subject(s): Men; Old Age


OLD WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Old winter's hobbling down the road
Last Line: He's not such a bad old fellow.
Subject(s): Seasons


ON A MARSH ROAD (WINTER, NIGHTFALL)    Poem Text    
First Line: A bluff of cliff, purple against the south
Last Line: Nor none look back upon this world folding to-night, to rain and to sleep.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Winter; Bedtime


ON HEAVEN, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: And my dear one sat in the shadows; very softly she wept
Last Line: In front of a café in heaven.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


ON THE HILLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Keep your brooding sorrows for dewy-misty hollows
Last Line: In the brooding hollows where no breezes are.
Subject(s): Mountains; Nature; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


PERSEVERANCE D'AMOUR; A LITTLE PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A pretty pass
Last Line: From the window-sill. Its wings clatter in the stillness.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; France; Love; Plays & Playwrights ; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dramatists


RHYMING    Poem Text    
First Line: The bells go chiming
Last Line: O'er high germany.
Subject(s): Germany; Rhyme; Germans


SANCTUARY       
First Line: Shadowed by your dear hair, your dear kind eyes
Subject(s): Love


SEA JEALOUSY    Poem Text    
First Line: Cast not your looks upon the wan grey sea
Last Line: Of droned sea song.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SIDERA CADENTIA (ON THE DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA)    Poem Text    
First Line: When one of the old, little stars doth fall
Last Line: And the ultimate change that we fear feels a little less far.
Subject(s): Death; Victoria, Queen Of England (1819-1901); Dead, The


SILVER MUSIC       
First Line: In chepstow stands a castle


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! Purer than the day new-born
Last Line: Come soon!
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Night; Bedtime


SONG DIALOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it so, my dear
Last Line: "now that day's begun."
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


SONG OF THE HEBREW SEER    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh would that the darkness would cover the face of the land
Last Line: The myriad, myriad sounds of the sea.
Subject(s): God; Jews; Prophecy & Prophets; Religion; Judaism; Theology


SONNET (SUGGESTED BY THE 'PHOEBUS WITH ADMETUS' BY GEORGE MEREDITH)    Poem Text    
First Line: After apollo left admetus' gate
Last Line: Had quickened their dead world? And, ah, his lute...
Subject(s): Apollo; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Mythology - Classical; Mythology - Greek; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


SPRING ON THE WOODLAND PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: So long a winter such an arctic night
Last Line: With the old hearts in this forgotten way?
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Relationships; Spring; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


ST AETHELBURGA; FOR A PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Queen, saint, evangelist; sweet, patient, fain to wait
Last Line: She enters through that gate.
Subject(s): Aethelburga Of Kent (d. 647); Christianity; Courts & Courtiers; Kent, England; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


SUSSMUND'S ADDRESS TO AN UNKNOWN GOD (ADAPTED FROM HIGH GERMAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: My god, they say I have no bitterness
Last Line: And turn reformer.
Subject(s): God; Sussmund, Carl Eugen Von (1872-1910)


THANKS WHILST UNHARNESSING    Poem Text    
First Line: West'ring the last silver light doth gleam
Last Line: (he closes the stable door and enters the cottage.)
Subject(s): Gratitude; Horseback Riding


THAT EXPLOIT OF YOURS       
First Line: I meet two soldiers sometimes here in hell
Last Line: Are saying the selfsame words at this very moment %concerning that exploit of yours
Subject(s): World War I


THE DREAM HUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: My lady rides a-hunting
Last Line: My heart and makes away.
Subject(s): Hunting; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Hunters; Male-female Relations


THE EXILE    Poem Text    
First Line: My father had many oxen
Last Line: Of hirelings once queen's daughters and slaves the seed of kings.
Subject(s): African Americans; Slavery; Southern States; Negroes; American Blacks; Serfs; South (u.s.)


THE FACE OF THE NIGHT; A PASTORAL    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen the night with her hair gemm'd with stars
Last Line: It continues through the night.
Subject(s): Faces; Legends; Night; Plays & Playwrights ; Bedtime; Dramatists


THE FEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I wonder dost thou sleep at night
Last Line: Friend of mine, my enemy.
Subject(s): Enemies; Friendship; Friendship - False Friends; Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.); Fair Weather Friends


THE GIPSY AND THE CUCKOO    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, brother, what's a cuckoo, but a roguish chaffing bird?
Last Line: Were the sounds all organ pealing, psalm and song and prayer?
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Gypsies; Gipsies


THE GREAT VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Up here, where the air's very clear
Last Line: There is france.
Subject(s): Beauty; France; Nature


THE GYPSY AND THE TOWNSMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Pleasant enough in the seed time
Last Line: There than here in the saddest month of the weariest year.
Subject(s): Gypsies; Towns; Weather; Gipsies


THE MOTHER; A SONG DRAMA    Poem Text    
First Line: It's I have conquered you
Last Line: Curtain.
Subject(s): Dust; Grass; Mothers; Nature; Plays & Playwrights ; Dramatists


THE OLD FAITH TO THE CONVERTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the world is growing older
Last Line: But we—we shall never return.
Subject(s): Conversion; Faith; Belief; Creed


THE OLD LAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: What maketh lads so cruel be?
Last Line: And never once look back!
Subject(s): Lament; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


THE PEASANT'S APOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Down near the earth
Last Line: Bitterness and blackness from the earth.
Subject(s): Grief; Peasantry; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PEDLAR LEAVES THE BAR PARLOUR AT DYMCHURCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Good night, we'd best be jogging on
Last Line: To sleep to-night.
Subject(s): Peddlers & Peddling


THE PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: She sits upon a tombstone in the shade
Last Line: And solves the riddles of the universe.
Subject(s): Life


THE SONG OF THE WOMEN; A WEALDEN TRIO    Poem Text    
First Line: When ye've got a child 'ats whist for want of food
Last Line: Singin' of the shepherds on that morn.
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Carols; Jesus Christ; Women; Nativity, The


THE STARLING    Poem Text    
First Line: It's an odd thing how one changes!
Last Line: Yes, it's strange how one changes! . . .
Subject(s): Starlings


THE THREE-TEN    Poem Text    
First Line: When in the prime and may day time dead lovers went a-walking
Last Line: Those maids, thank god! Are' neath the sod and all their generation.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


THE UNWRITTEN SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Now where's a song for our small dear
Last Line: And hush herself to sleep?
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


THE WIND'S QUEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, where shall I find rest?
Last Line: Anarchist journal, the torch, in 1891.
Subject(s): Rest; Wind


THERE SHALL BE MORE JOY'       
First Line: The little angels of heaven


TO ALL THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: A chinese queen on a lacquered throne
Last Line: To all the dead!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO CHRISTINA AND KATHARINE AT CHRISTMAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now christmas is a porter's-rest whereon to set his load
Last Line: For you and me!
Subject(s): Christmas; God; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


TO CHRISTINA AT NIGHTFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Little thing, ah, little mouse
Last Line: Ah, sweet! Do you the like where I lie dead.
Subject(s): Children; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


TO PETRONELLA AT SEA       
First Line: To the remotest verges of the sea
Subject(s): Love


TWO FRESCOES    Poem Text    
First Line: Down there where europe's arms
Last Line: Rose over africa.
Subject(s): Africa; Art & Artists; Courts & Courtiers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


VIEWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Being in rome I wonder will you go
Last Line: When I may be your I, your rome my rome.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Man-woman Relationships; Rome, Italy; Male-female Relations


VOLKSWISE    Poem Text    
First Line: A poor girl sat by a tower of the sea
Last Line: "just a token, just a glimmer of his ship's lant ... Horn?"
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Sailing & Sailors; Waiting; Male-female Relations; Seamen; Sails


WHAT THE ORDERLY DOG SAW       
First Line: Seven white peacocks against the castle wall


WHEN THE WORLD CRUMBLED'       
First Line: Once there were purple seas


WHEN THE WORLD WAS IN BUILDING'       
First Line: Thank goodness, the moving is over


WIFE TO HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: If I went past you down this hill
Last Line: And nought had passed of all that was of yore?
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WISDOM    Poem Text    
First Line: The young girl questions: 'whether were it better'
Last Line: "nor may till we be dead."
Subject(s): Death; Life; Rest; Wisdom; Dead, The



Ford, Francis Alan   
1 poems available by this author


SONG OF THE GULF STREAM       
First Line: Twas yesterday he made me and tommorrow ... Die
Subject(s): Sea



Ford, Gail   
2 poems available by this author


DIE TODAY?       
First Line: If I knew we would die today
Last Line: The rising %falling %sea
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001)


I SEE AGAIN       
First Line: The sixty-year-old man %forty-eight hours tired
Last Line: I drink him drink him in
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001)



Ford, Gena   
3 poems available by this author


LEGACY       
First Line: Grandad, I didn't burn it
Last Line: No one here could play it
Subject(s): Grandparents; Violins


LINES FOR A HARD TIME       
First Line: Evil does not go always
Last Line: As we can. And send our sons %to walk out in open day


NUDE ON THE BATHROOM WALL       
First Line: I'll prop her, I swear, ankle, butt and chin
Last Line: For desperately sensual bathers to drown



Ford, Grace D.   
1 poems available by this author


HIGHEST EDUCATION       
First Line: Boys of mine, I send you forth



Ford, Gregory J.   
1 poems available by this author


BITS AND PIECES       
First Line: Freckles %tickle your nose



Ford, Harriet   
1 poems available by this author


HIS SISTER, HIS COUSIN, AND HIS PANTS       
First Line: There was a man in allentown, and he was wondrous wise



Ford, Horatio   
1 poems available by this author


FRINGED GENTIAN       
First Line: A violet grew in the meadow-grass



Ford, Janice   
2 poems available by this author


CHAFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me no more in fretful mood arise
Last Line: Nor this, my voice, be raised in cold disdain.


MY ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a lovely rose that never dies
Last Line: The fragrance that has made it mine.
Subject(s): Immortality; Youth



Ford, John James B.   
2 poems available by this author


HEY VERBAL       
Last Line: What's pouring shite. Icky


TO THE STRANGE ANGELS       
Last Line: Bury me %with my play-station



Ford (1586-1639), John   
12 poems available by this author


BROKEN HEART, SELS.       
First Line: Bassanes. Beasts onely capable of sense, enjoy
Last Line: No tempests of commotion shall disquiet %the calmes of my composure


BROKEN HEART, SELS.       
First Line: Our orisons are heard; the gods are merciful


BROKEN HEART, SELS. (AFTER SENECA)       
First Line: Put out thy torches hymen, or their light
Last Line: Till men can call th'effects of them their owne


FANCIES       
First Line: Fancies are but streams


LADY'S TRIAL, SELS.       
First Line: Pleasures, beauty, youth attend ye
Last Line: For in all the loser gains


LINES TO JOHN WEBSTER ON HIS PLAY THE DUCHESS OF MALFI    Poem Text    
First Line: Crown him a poet, whom nor rome nor greece
Last Line: A lasting fame to raise his monument.
Subject(s): Webster, John (1580-1625)


LOVE AND DEATH       


LOVE'S SACRIFICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Depart the court?
Last Line: That ever here befell a sadder day. [exeunt.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


PERKIN WARBECK    Poem Text    
First Line: Studies have of this nature been of late
Last Line: And often find a welcome to the muses.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Henry Vii, King Of England (1457-1509); Impostors & Imposture; English History; Fitzroy, Henry, Duke Of Richmond; Tudor, Henry


THE BROKEN HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Our scene is sparta. He whose best of art
Last Line: The broken heart may be pieced-up again.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Marriage - Forced; Marriage - Arranged


THE LOVER'S MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: To tell ye, gentlemen, in what true sense
Last Line: In this kind he'll not trouble you again.


TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE       
First Line: Dispute no more in this



Ford, John+(2)   
1 poems available by this author


SILKSTONE, YORKSHIRE, AND DUBLIN; A COMPARISON       
First Line: Two famous places I record
Last Line: But I prefer the coal, though some %declare that whisky's warmer
Subject(s): Dublin, Ireland; Silkstone, England



Ford (17th Century-), John   
1 poems available by this author


TO MY FRIEND AND KINSMAN, JOHN FORD, AUTHOR OF 'PERKIN WARBECK'    Poem Text    
First Line: Dramatic poets, as the times go now
Last Line: Many may imitate, few match thy play.
Subject(s): Ford, John (1586-1639)



Ford, K. B.   
1 poems available by this author


BABY KANGAROO       
First Line: Queer little baby kangaroo



Ford, Katie   
4 poems available by this author


LAST BREATH IN SNOWFALL       
First Line: I loved one person do you see the evergreen there in fog %one by one
Last Line: Towards the city and twine a new twine binding me %binding


LAST BREATH ON THE FLOOR       
First Line: In the shower linoleum then floorboards then earth in
Last Line: What is used on the disobedient in some countries acid


LAST BREATH WITH NO PROOF       
First Line: What is unremembered may be lodged she said a child %may not
Last Line: And the trespass it begins again?


THAT THE OMISSIONS CAST A BLUER LIGHT       
First Line: There would have been birds there
Last Line: How is it to be always and never touched?



Ford, Linda   
1 poems available by this author


BEACH GLASS       
First Line: Bits of jagged bottle glass splashing color
Last Line: Blasted and worn smooth



Ford, Martyn   
3 poems available by this author


AFTER THE FUNERAL       
First Line: Jeoffry is not in mourning
Last Line: Scuttle back behind the wainscot. %this killing is strictly for laughs


NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR       
First Line: Amidst the unsuspecting young
Last Line: Wolfish men in sheepskin jackets, %get each golf ball in its hole


THRIFT       
First Line: He sits in his windowless dining room
Last Line: Has been eaten up. As if he also hated waste, %which, when we look around us, is not the case
Subject(s): Saving And Thrift



Ford, Mary A.   
1 poems available by this author


A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: The surging sea of human life forever onward rolls
Last Line: Beneath the shadow of thy throne a hundred years from now.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology



Ford, Mary Elizabeth   
1 poems available by this author


WEEKEND ANGELS       
First Line: On sunny saturdays, the liquor park
Last Line: And heimie's gospels kindly smooth their beds



Ford, Michael C.   
6 poems available by this author


CONVERSATIONS & THE NEW POETICS       
First Line: Koertge & I were born in little


DENNIS HOPPER HOPES, ONCE MORE...       
First Line: After all, kiddo, our words tap-dance
Last Line: Young girls with carrots in their mouths %being chased by elmer fudd


DULCIMER IN THE BASEMENT       
First Line: Marie flaurette, last year (by now
Last Line: I'll try not to think the only thing shrunk %by a shrink is imagination


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: A few years ago, I remember visiting


MY MOTHER'S FATHER       
First Line: I was the only child back
Last Line: That just isn't him


TREASON WOULD FAIN BE IN ONE SO FAIR       
First Line: Declining collectively, in irresponsible
Last Line: The risk of an encounter with weaponry, you %took the woman's way out



Ford, Nick Aaron   
1 poems available by this author


NIGHT AND A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark grey clouds massed themselves
Last Line: The child dreamed of heaven.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood



Ford, Richard Clyde   
1 poems available by this author


FOREST BOAT SONG       
First Line: The dawn is comin,' callin'.



Ford, Robert   
4 poems available by this author


BARBER WILLIE'S BONNIE DAUCHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: There leeves a lass in oor toun-en'
Last Line: Frae barber willie's bonnie dauchter!
Subject(s): Daughters; Shaving


BONNIEST BAIRN IN A' THE WARL'       


CUPID IN THE TEMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: I canna, winna cloak the fact
Last Line: But cease your sabbath descration!
Subject(s): Cupid; Love; Eros


TWA PU'D FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: I pu'd a flower in yonder vale
Last Line: "my violet, that droop'd, and died."
Subject(s): Flowers



Ford, Robert Arthur Douglas   
5 poems available by this author


DELUSION OF REFERENCE       
First Line: The arms of the sea are extended


EARTHQUAKE       
First Line: The seasons burn. The wind is dry
Last Line: The blast with her too late warning %and testimony of love
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes


ROADSIDE NEAR MOSCOW       
First Line: Bent and heavy with rain


SAKHARA       
First Line: Here the eye is inevitably cast
Last Line: The half-starved children %in the desert slums


TWENTY BELOW       
First Line: The woman watches her husband rubbing his nose
Last Line: And thaws before the flames
Subject(s): Cold



Ford, S. Gertrude   
4 poems available by this author


FIGHT TO THE FINISH'       
First Line: Fight the year out!' the war-lords said
Last Line: On!' echoed hate where the fiends kept tryst: %asked the church, even, what said christ?
Subject(s): Women; World War I


HOW SHALL THE MINER KNOW?       
First Line: The world lies cold and white and bright
Subject(s): Mines And Miners


NATURE IN WAR-TIME       
First Line: The banished thrush, the homeless rook
Last Line: Winds sweep it now; a battle-ground %between two gun-swept hills
Subject(s): Women; World War I


TENTH ARMISTICE DAY       
First Line: Lest we forget!' let us remember then
Last Line: Build their memorial in the league of nations!
Subject(s): Women; World War I



Ford, S. V. R.   
4 poems available by this author


INASMUCH       
First Line: Good deacon roland - 'may his tribe increase!'


OBSTINATE MUSIC-BOX       
First Line: For forty years the meetinghouse at riverdale


OCEAN'S DEAD       
First Line: Down in the depths


SHOUTING JANE       
First Line: Our minister, good dr. Kane, a ... 'proper man'



Ford, Sara De   
3 poems available by this author


LOVE AT 17       
First Line: I lost control of the left lane
Last Line: Recognize the smell and decide, %it serves her right?


SLEEPING BEAUTY       
First Line: In your scarred, peeling crib you lay neglected
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


WHO NAMED YOU MOON?       
First Line: Your mother lacked the courage
Last Line: Signed. 'I am,' you said. 'you forget %our beginnings. I can do better.'



Ford, Simon   
3 poems available by this author


LONDONS REMAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: All you whose cheeks my londons obsequies
Last Line: More glorious by your overthrow.
Subject(s): London Fire (1666); Great Fire Of 1666


LONDONS RESURRECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: My salamander-muse, which newly sprung
Last Line: Ev'n so to die, that so she might arise.
Subject(s): London Fire (1666); Great Fire Of 1666


THE CONFLAGRATION OF LONDON, POETICAL DELINEATED    Poem Text    
First Line: What ayls the poet? What unwonted fire?
Last Line: That's such an one, and let him stand for me.
Subject(s): Langham, Sir John (1584-1671); London Fire (1666); Great Fire Of 1666



Ford, Terri   
2 poems available by this author


BEACH OF MY MOM       
First Line: I know why the ships are she. I've got
Last Line: Roaring. Against this current I'm wading out
Subject(s): Seashore


SONG FOR TWO BODIES       
First Line: Lumber me up, my licky bloke
Last Line: Mouth. There will be tongues, %I think, and bells



Ford, Thomas+(1)   
1 poems available by this author


WHITE SLAVE; OR, THE FACTORY GIRL'S LAST DAY       
First Line: Twas on a winter's morning
Last Line: While the white slave was dying, %who gain'd their father's gold!



Ford (1580-1648), Thomas   
3 poems available by this author


FOND LOVE, NO MORE, FR. LOVE'S LABYRINTH       


PASSING BY    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a lady sweet and kind
Last Line: Yet will I love her till I die.
Subject(s): Fidelity; Faithfulness; Constancy


SINCE FIRST I SAW YOUR FACE I RESOLVED       



Ford, Victoria   
1 poems available by this author


CARVING FRUIT       
First Line: This morning one was bruised among the whole
Last Line: And saved for last the bruise, the sweetest part



Ford, William   
22 poems available by this author


AT MOUNT RUSHMORE       
First Line: About this official american monument


AUDITION       
First Line: What the mirror reveals at dawn
Last Line: Who knows your old nickname. %everyone's waiting. %get on with it


AUGUST DEPRESSION, WINTER DREAMS: 1.       
First Line: By the early month the corn reaches up
Last Line: All those things you let simmer %on the well-resolved back burners %of the worst winter in many


AUGUST DEPRESSION, WINTER DREAMS: 2.       
First Line: Christmas brought darkness earlier
Last Line: Over the dead fields of plenty, %taking its time with crows overhead %all the way home to west l.A


BIRD PLAGUE       
First Line: That's what they are, starlings
Last Line: No matter the character


COUNTRY CRIME, A TALE       
First Line: It has been a week or so


DESERT ROMANCE       
First Line: The eye dilates into the moon
Last Line: Here are the altars of borax and rock %and the bakeries of sand


DOCTOR DOCTORUM       
First Line: When your father told his pain, you left


DOWN ON THE RED FUNGI FLOOR       
First Line: Now stalking the forest floor
Last Line: Upon the red fungi floor


EX-SMOKER       
First Line: Tobacco lives forever
Last Line: To lift our thoughts to heaven


HOMELESS BELOW THE BRIDGE       
First Line: They cry out in their longing
Last Line: I've seen them, below the bridge
Subject(s): Homeless


LEAVING INSURANCE       
First Line: You'd rather be fishing %you'd kidded for years
Last Line: Your teeth shining %as never before


LOVE IN MIDDLE AGE       
First Line: It doesn't matter who begins
Last Line: If we're truly lucky


MORNING SPIRITS       
First Line: Lost walk now, %to the morning spirits
Last Line: Not saying where they've been


OF MILES DAVIS       
First Line: The pop-out eyes belong to baldwin
Last Line: Nameless, we think, but for the music-%with bird close by and trane coming on
Subject(s): Davis, Miles (1926-1991); Jazz; Music And Musicians


OF RAY YOUNG BEAR DES MOINES POETRY FESTIVAL 1992       
First Line: The young girls do not know your poems
Last Line: And the words of medicine rising %beyond what my ears may touch


ON A PAINTING OF WILLIAM ZORACK, 1912       
First Line: There in the velvet pond
Last Line: Dreamed of world beyond


OUTSIDER RETURNS HOME       
First Line: Of course you don't remember me
Last Line: No wonder everything's dead


QUARRY IN IOWA       
First Line: Before it was broken up
Last Line: Its half-moon shape the one %blue thing for miles and miles


SECOND DEATH       
First Line: It takes place sometime after a sleep
Last Line: Only then %will we truly believe that our lives %are worthy of eternal punishment


THANKSGIVING       
First Line: November, the month %between leaves and busses
Last Line: Neither one of us %will look it up


WOMAN AT THE WELL       
First Line: He told me all the things I had done



Ford, William R., Jr.   
3 poems available by this author


ESCAPE THE PRISON PAST       
First Line: Can you not escape the prison past
Last Line: No refuge from here, %no way to last
Subject(s): Prisons And Prisoners


HIGH, WYOMING ROCKS       
First Line: It is where the wind will talk
Last Line: Now collected there for you


HILL BEYOND THE DREAM       
First Line: Out in the low mist of dawn
Last Line: And the hill beyond the dream



Ford-smith, Honor   
2 poems available by this author


AUX LEON - WOMEN       
First Line: Before the sunlight
Last Line: Right here %among us


LALA: THE DRESSMAKER       
First Line: Across from chang's green emporium
Last Line: Lick the rotten wooden walls



Martin, Herman Ford   
4 poems available by this author


FLAME    Poem Text    
First Line: It was april. In the orchard
Last Line: "go to search the city."
Subject(s): Wandering & Wanderers


HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: He left his office for the street
Last Line: He turned towards the sea.
Subject(s): Home; Sea; Ocean


HUNGER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have known hunger
Last Line: But he is crucified.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Hunger; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion


O TRAVELER    Poem Text    
First Line: O traveler, what trenchant wonder
Last Line: And crowned you with a curse?
Subject(s): Experience; Travel; Journeys; Trips



Park, Marian Ford   
27 poems available by this author


ALIEN SPIRIT       
First Line: The alien within me
Last Line: Astonishing me %with her passion


COVENANT KEPT       
First Line: Though shades of sorrow may envelope me
Last Line: I search for rainbows in more sunny skis %and write my memos to our blessed lord


EQUINOX       
First Line: I watch you go
Last Line: As the last leaf ... %and just as dry


ETERNAL SPRING       
First Line: Grandmother ease %her ninety pounds
Last Line: Possesses the youth of spring %and the wisdom to enjoy it


GOING HOME       
First Line: Old ghosts are in the atmosphere
Last Line: One lonely sound comes to my ears ... %I hear the old house softly cry


HOMECOMING OF A P.O.W.       
First Line: The family is once again secure
Last Line: The waiting done at last, nw hope is born %for all that heaven holds and has to give


I WANT TO GO WHERE POTS GO       
First Line: If I should die and go where poes go
Last Line: Oh let me then come home to fireside %where I can dream and let all pain subside


IN MEMORIAM       
First Line: Your love, %sweet as the breaath of morning
Last Line: Was brushed aside %by the glacial hand of winter


LONG FREIGHT       
First Line: The sudden wail %of a midnight train
Last Line: To strike out aimlessly %and die for an unknown god


MARY       
First Line: Smooth as the pearls she wore
Last Line: And beneath the surface %howls strained at the tether


METRONOME AT DUSK       
First Line: There is a pensive time of day
Last Line: They ring with ancient beat, and so %I must forget past errors made


MIDNIGHT       
First Line: I feel an agony
Last Line: And the antidote will appear %with the morning sun


ODE TO A LOST LOVE       
First Line: Your memory lingers
Last Line: Leaving one candle gleaming %in my solitary soul


OLD GHOSTS       
First Line: Darknes cloes in %to arouse old ghosts
Last Line: To filter out %the unbearables


OLD TOM CAT       
First Line: He strides the night away on panther feet
Last Line: Of age, and like an old cat he will laze %and dream a reverie of other days


OLD TRAIN STATION       
First Line: A vestige of victorian age, she stands
Last Line: At dusk her grey decrepitude is masked; %the sunset halos relics of our past


ONE STARRY NIGHT       
First Line: Let the last ray of wun
Last Line: Over the world ... %and time paused


POINT OF VIEW       
First Line: My neighbor, elegant in every way
Last Line: And I, in turn, could not exchange with her %one cookie crumb for all her elegance


PRELUDE TO FEAR       
First Line: I felt the stiffness
Last Line: Weeps with feaar %of the unknown


PROLOGUE       
First Line: I bow to winter skies
Last Line: An edge of sadness when birds leave %and they will sing no more


SEASON OF PAUSE       
First Line: I stand in silence
Last Line: I'm sorry to tell you, %we didn't get it all.'


SHIPS IN THE NIGHT       
First Line: Within my soul a flet of dreams
Last Line: And I can sail majestic seas %on jewels of kinder years


TOO LITTLE TIME       
First Line: My days slip past me
Last Line: Flings shadows of ancestral ghosts %upon my walls


TRIBAL RITE       
First Line: Each one of us has a legacy
Last Line: The forgotten remnant %of another age


UNSOLVABLES       
First Line: This day has died slowly
Last Line: With velvet fingers that cloak %the inflexible fist of futility


WHEN SUMMER ENDS       
First Line: A deluge of rain
Last Line: Penetrate the lush green %of a dying season


WHEN TIME STANDS STILL       
First Line: There are those times
Last Line: Enjoy, and haul %the silence in after me



Piper, Edwin Ford   
21 poems available by this author


ANNIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe nine years, her hair in yellow braids
Last Line: Sang to her doll a formal lullaby.


BIG SWIMMING       
First Line: Rain on the high prairies
Last Line: Beyond midnight... %big swimming


BINDLESTIFF    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, the lives of men, lives of men
Last Line: And remember mary's son.


CHURCH       
First Line: The blinding july sun at ten o'clock
Last Line: A little thing, this church? Remove its roots, %ossa upon pelion would not fill the pit
Subject(s): Churches; Religion


GEE-UP DAR, MULES    Poem Text    
First Line: He stood up in our khaki with the poise
Last Line: "gwan-n, mules! Gee-up dar, mules!"
Subject(s): African Americans; Heroism; Negroes; American Blacks; Heroes; Heroines


HAVE YOU AN EYE    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you an eye for the trails, the trails
Last Line: Was never trimmed for shoe?
Subject(s): Cowboys


INDIAN COUNSEL       
First Line: Do not be always looking on the fire
Last Line: No, not on the fire - %you will go blind


LAST ANTELOPE       
First Line: Behind the board fence at the banker's house
Last Line: At the banker's house, behind the high board fence %the last slim pronghorn perishes of fear


LOW VOICES       
First Line: Beat against me no more


MEANWHILE    Poem Text    
First Line: The august sun had still two hours of sky
Last Line: How ease the watching of her wide-stretched eyes?


MOON-WORSHIP    Poem Text    
First Line: I hear them singing in the open spaces
Last Line: The worship of the moon.
Subject(s): Moon


POSTSCRIPT    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a maker of songs
Last Line: I am a lover of songs.


PRAIRIE SCHOONER       
First Line: The meadow larks rejoice, as the bright sun


ROAD AND PATH    Poem Text    
First Line: O, road, and path, and path and road
Last Line: And the needs of folk long dead?
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


SIX YOKE       
First Line: I sit by the trail in the misty moonlight


SWEETGRASS RANGE       
First Line: Come sell your pony, cowboy


THE BANDED    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are the banded? Gather from the four
Last Line: Shall ask for health, a clean soul, and good neighbors.
Subject(s): Neighbors


THE BOY ON THE PRAIRIE    Poem Text    
First Line: At thirteen he first saw a railway train
Last Line: With grant and lincoln as his greatest men.
Subject(s): Children; Middle West; Prairies; Childhood; Midwest; Old Northwest; Central States; North Central States; Plains


THE GAMES    Poem Text    
First Line: Luck makes him head, he meets it pranksomely
Last Line: Youth, and romance, and music of the moon!
Subject(s): Children; Games; Childhood; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


VERSES       
First Line: Heart hunger is for me and you


WHOA, ZEBE, WHOA    Poem Text    
First Line: Saddle me up the zebra dun
Last Line: Whoa, till I hitch you, whoa!
Subject(s): Horseback Riding



Schively, Edwin Ford   
1 poems available by this author


IN MEMORIAM: CHARLES P. KRAUTH       
First Line: Soldier of christ! Now lay thine armor down



Shaw, Carleton Ford   
1 poems available by this author


ENEMY       
First Line: The reason for my laughter lies



Swetnam, Ford   
3 poems available by this author


BIRTHDAY METAMORPHOSES       
First Line: Gerald, this one makes forty
Last Line: And with the tree exchanges rain


ONE WINTER       
First Line: Snow on the mountain again
Last Line: Even the humans, heavy of blood, %jitter and almost fly


PIONEER LEAGUE, BUTTE V. POCATELLO       
First Line: Fertilizer plants in their summer layoff
Last Line: We have another chance to catch the runner
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports