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Martin, Charles    Poet's Biography
52 poems available by this author


AFTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing happened after. For three days
Subject(s): Danger; Escapes; Fugitives


CALVUS IN RUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Venus loves noting more than juicy gossip
Subject(s): Roman Empire; Calvus, Licinius Macer (82-47 B.c.)


DIALOGUE OF STONE AND STREAM       
First Line: I am the figure to your ground
Last Line: A subject to reflect upon


DIDO AND AENEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flamboyant at the end
Subject(s): Dido; Love; Suicide


E.S.L. (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)    Poem Text    
First Line: My frowning students carve
Subject(s): English As A Second Language; Literary Form


E.S.L. (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)       
First Line: My frowning students carve
Last Line: As all the rest of my class is %bound to discover
Subject(s): English As A Second Language; Literary Form


EAST SIXTY-FIFTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Erotic cannibals, we eat up
Subject(s): City & Town Life


EASTER SUNDAY, 1985    Poem Text    
First Line: In the palace of the president this morning,
Subject(s): Literary Form


EASTER SUNDAY, 1985       
First Line: In the palace of the president this morning,
Last Line: With his arms safely wired up behind him.
Subject(s): Literary Form


END OF THE WORLD       
First Line: We've practiced it too often in our age
Last Line: And that is the way the end of the world ends.


EROGENOUS ZONES    Poem Text    
First Line: The bridge of the nose
Subject(s): Sex; Body, Human


EVEN AS WE SLEEP       
First Line: Avoidance has found someone else to blame
Last Line: Of whose existence he is much in doubt


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 1. THE CIRCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the matrix of all metaphor


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 2. THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the ruined kingdom of his father's house
Subject(s): Fathers; Gardens & Gardening


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 3. THE DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: All history was troubled by a dream
Subject(s): Death; Dancing & Dancers; Dead, The


FOUR FOR THEODORE ROETHKE: 4. THE BURDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: The burden, flowering, at heavy cost
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


FOUR POEMS: 1. SO THERE       
First Line: So he was there and she was there as well
Last Line: So there you were, and there I was as well


FOUR POEMS: 2. WHERE WE ARE NOW       
First Line: Back in that time when we were very new
Last Line: Might be a portent, he could only hope


FOUR POEMS: 3. YET HERE WE ARE       
First Line: When one says taking pleasure, what both mean
Last Line: When one says, take


FOUR POEMS: 4. NOW WE ARE WHERE       
First Line: Outside your window, rage's child, despair
Last Line: A day it proved impossible to waste


HAPPY ENDING FOR THE LOST CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: One of their picture books would no doubt show
Subject(s): Children - Lost


HEROIC ATTITUDES    Poem Text    
First Line: He has always feared the awakening dead
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


LEAVING BUFFALO    Poem Text    
First Line: Others, many others, must have known
Subject(s): Buffalo (city), New York; Farewell; Weather; Parting


LINES FREELY TAKEN FROM CALLIMACHUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Some enemies of mine (and of the muse)
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism


LOVE IN THE CITY OF LIGHT BENT BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: Being deceives, they believe: their existence
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


METAPHOR OF GRASS IN CALIFORNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The seeds of certain grasses that once grew
Last Line: As such men fall, these fell, but silently
Subject(s): Literary Form; California; Grass


METAPHOR OF GRASS IN CALIFORNIA       
First Line: The seeds of certain grasses that once grew
Last Line: As such men fall, these fell, but silently
Subject(s): Literary Form


NEITHER HERE NOR THERE       
First Line: Late afternoon: in studios
Last Line: And struggles to ascend on air %will soon be neither here nor there


ON THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS       
First Line: The dream desires to be understood
Last Line: In our vision of the beautiful and good


ON YIELDING TO WHIM       
First Line: Someone imagines that he sees a cat


ORGY WITH TOADS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flora and I know hardly anything
Subject(s): Toads


OUT OF THE LOST AND FOUND       
First Line: The neighbors' cats or children must have played
Last Line: It really seems to care (though how can it say?) %whether it's pocketed or thrown away


PERSISTENCE OF ANCESTORS    Poem Text    
First Line: The nineteenth century is not over yet
Subject(s): Red Jacket. Seneca Chief (1756-1830); Buffalo (city), New York; Time


PHILOSOPHER'S BALLOON       
First Line: Whether the laws that govern us were fashioned
Last Line: Becomes apparent only when we break them.


POISON       
First Line: A few drops in a hollow ring
Last Line: The slowly evanescing traces %of one dark thought


PROPOSAL FOR A MONUMENT OF PEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Four pears in all, and all of them gigantic
Subject(s): Pears


REFLECTIONS AFTER A DRY SPELL       
First Line: And the one that took this literally
Last Line: The unzapped verse or two he left behind %on the confusion between world and mind
Subject(s): Nature


REMEMBERING THE BOX    Poem Text    
First Line: Remembering the box in which I knelt
Subject(s): Confessions


SATYR, CUNNILINGUENT: TO HERMAN MELVILLE       
First Line: Twining her fingers through
Last Line: Of things that matter


SEVEN POEMS FROM THE LATIN OF JOHN OWEN       
First Line: Now when the lion, sated, leaves the feast
Last Line: Learn how to swim then,' his pontia responds


SHARKS AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM    Poem Text    
First Line: Suddenly drawn through the thick glass plate
Subject(s): Sharks; Aquariums


SHARKS AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM       
First Line: Suddenly drawn in through the thick glass plate
Last Line: Children almost never tap the glass


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: My paradise, my urban pastoral


SPEECH AGAINST STONE       
First Line: I watch a man in the schoolyard
Last Line: The cliffs of obdurate silence


STANZAS AFTER ENDGAME       
First Line: Hurrying toward a tiny off-off-off
Last Line: One vegetarian, two undecided


TAKEN UP    Poem Text    
First Line: Tired of earth, they dwindled on their hill,
Subject(s): Aliens; Extraterrestrials


TERMINAL COLLOQUY    Poem Text    
First Line: O where will you go when the blinding flash
Last Line: Nothing, after the blinding flash.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


TO THE BLACKBOARD       
First Line: Unyielding surface of pre-conscious mind
Last Line: The momentary lightning and the thunder


VICTORIA'S SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Victorian mothers instructed their daughters, ahem
Subject(s): Literary Form


VICTORIA'S SECRET       
First Line: Victorian mothers instructed their daughters, ahem
Last Line: Even the hats that wait in the dark to be chosen
Subject(s): Literary Form


WHAT THE DARK PROPOSES       
First Line: --but no, it isn't over for them yet
Last Line: Gives answers to the questions that she poses, %another hungry feeder on the prowl
Subject(s): Nature


WORK IN PROGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Doctor, I dream that I am lost, and mocked
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts



Martin, Charles Casey   
2 poems available by this author


FOUNDRYBLACK       
First Line: The river of charon, to the romans, was styx
Last Line: Walk don't walk not, on archer's shores, a lightly taken choice
Subject(s): Industry; Labor And Laborers


SATELLITES       
First Line: Long before the trend circulated



Martin, Charles P.   
6 poems available by this author


BROOD QUEEN (A VISION OF MOTHS)       
First Line: They are my dresden, my amritsar


GOOD-BYE CALIFORNIA       
First Line: Tomorrow I will take the train


ICE       
First Line: I am ice if I am anything


LAMENT       
First Line: There is no


MOTH LIGHT       
First Line: Perhaps it is wrong to dream of you


NORTHWEST PASSAGE       
First Line: They lie at anchor in an ice-locked bay