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Moore, Marianne    Poet's Biography
251 poems available by this author


A CARRIAGE FROM SWEDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: They say there is a sweeter air / where it was made, than we have here
Subject(s): Denmark; Sweden; Danes


A FOOL, A FOUL THING, A DISTRESSFUL LUNATIC    Poem Text    
First Line: With webs of cool
Last Line: In folly's catalogue, distressful lunatic?
Subject(s): Nature


A GRAVE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Man looking into the sea
Last Line: In which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor consciousness.
Variant Title(s): A Graveyard
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Sea; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Ocean


A JELLYFISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Visible, invisible
Last Line: From you.
Variant Title(s): A Jelly-fish
Subject(s): Animals; Jellyfish


A RED FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Emotion, / cast upon the pot
Last Line: The leaves again.


A TALISMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Under a splintered mast
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Seagulls


AN ARDENT PLATONIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Prone to observe the self-evident fact: one cannot sweep the
Last Line: Longer privileged, to say what one thinks in order to be understood.


AN EGYPTIAN PULLED GLASS BOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF A FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here we have thirst
Last Line: Whose scales turn aside the sun's sword by their polish.
Subject(s): Bottles; Fish & Fishing; Anglers


AN OCTOPUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of ice. Deceptively reserved and flat
Last Line: "in a curtain of powdered snow launched like a waterfall."
Subject(s): Mount Rainier; Octopuses


ANIMALS SICK OF THE PLAGUE (FABLES, LA FONTAINE, BOOK 7, 1)       
First Line: A malady smote the earth one year
Last Line: The court says white is black or that black crimes are white


APPARITION OF SPLENDOR       
First Line: Partaking of the miraculous %since never known literally
Last Line: Shallow oppressor, intruder, %insister, you have here a resister


APPELLATE JURISDICTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Fragments of sin are a part of me
Last Line: Shall he? Shall he?
Subject(s): Sin


ARMOR'S UNDERMINING MODESTY       
First Line: At first I thought a pest
Last Line: There is the tarnish; and there, the imperishable wish


ARTHUR MITCHELL       
First Line: Slim dragonfly


ARTIC OX       
First Line: To wear the artic ox
Last Line: I think that we deserve to freeze
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Musk Oxen


AVEC ARDEUR       
First Line: I've been thinking - mean, cogitating
Last Line: Nothing mundane is divine; %nothing divine is mundane


BASEBALL AND WRITING    Poem Text    
First Line: Fanaticism? No. Writing is exciting
Subject(s): Sports


BASEBALL AND WRITING       
First Line: Fanaticism? No. Writing is exciting
Last Line: Your stars are muscled like the lion
Subject(s): Sports


BEAR AND THE GARDEN-LOVER (FABLES OF LA FONTAINE, BOOK 8,10)       
First Line: A bear with fur that appeared to have been licked backward
Last Line: Choose wisdom, even in an enemy


BIRD-WITTED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: With innocent wide penguin eyes
Subject(s): Mockingbirds


BIRD-WITTED       
First Line: With innocent wide penguin eyes
Last Line: With bayonet beak and cruel wings, the %intellectual cautiously creeping cat
Subject(s): Mockingbirds


BLACK EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Openly, yes, / with the naturalness
Last Line: Beautiful element of unreason under it?
Variant Title(s): Melancthon
Subject(s): Elephants


BLAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: I wonder if you feel as you look at us
Last Line: Reflections of the sun—shining pale-ly.
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827)


BLESSED IS THE MAN       
First Line: Who does not sit in the seat of the scoffer
Last Line: Whose illumined eye has seen the shaft that gilds the sultan's %tower


BLUE BUG       
First Line: In this camera shot
Last Line: China's very most ingenious man


BOWLS    Poem Text    
First Line: On the green / with lignum vitae balls and ivory markers
Last Line: In nothing so much as in a letter.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


BUFFALO       
First Line: Black in blazonry means
Last Line: Indeed with any %of ox ancestry


BY DISPOSITION OF ANGELS       
First Line: Messengers much like ourselves? Explain it
Last Line: Too like her %too like him, and a-quiver forever


CAMELLIA SABINA       
First Line: And the bordeaux plum
Last Line: For sabina born under glass. O generous bolzano


CAMPERDOWN ELM       
First Line: I think, in connection with this weeping elm
Last Line: Still there. Mortal though. We must save it. It is %our crowning curio


CARRIAGE FROM SWEDEN       
First Line: They say there is a sweeter air %where it was made, than we have here
Last Line: Skill, and a surface that says %made in sweden: carts are my trade
Subject(s): Denmark; Sweden


CHARITY OVERCOMING ENVY    Poem Text    
First Line: Have you time for a story
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Charity; Tapestries; Philanthropy


CHARITY OVERCOMING ENVY       
First Line: Have you time for a story
Last Line: The gordian knot need not be cut
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Charity; Tapestries


COMBAT CULTURAL       
First Line: One likes to see a laggard rook's high
Last Line: Objective symbolic of sagesse


COUNSEIL TO A BACHELER    Poem Text    
First Line: If thou bee younge, then marie not yett
Last Line: And olde mens' wyves bee good for naught.
Variant Title(s): Councell To A Bachelor
Subject(s): Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


CRITICS AND CONNOISSEURS    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a great amount of poetry in unconscious
Last Line: Of carrying a stick?
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism; Poetry & Poets


DILIGENCE IS TO MAGIC AS PROGRESS IS TO FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: With an elephant to ride upon-'with rings on her
Last Line: Which dubs them prosaic necessities—not curios.
Subject(s): Elephants


DIOGENES    Poem Text    
First Line: Day's calumnies, / midnight's translucencies
Last Line: Be thanked for it?
Subject(s): Diogenes


DOCK RATS    Poem Text    
First Line: There are human beings who seem to regard
Last Line: Most interesting thing in the world.
Subject(s): Rats


DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: The committee - now a permanent body
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750); Composers; Dreams; Music & Musicians; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Nightmares


DREAM       
First Line: The committee - now a permanent body
Last Line: Enough. J. Sebastian - born at eisenach: %its coat-of-arms in my dreams: bach plays bach!
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750); Composers; Dreams; Music And Musicians; Universities & Colleges - Faculty


EFFORTS OF AFFECTION       
First Line: Genesis tells us of jubal and jabal
Last Line: Attain integration to tough for infraction


ELEPHANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Uplifted and waved till immobilized
Subject(s): Elephants


ELEPHANTS       
First Line: Uplifted and waved till immobilized
Last Line: Asleep on an elephant, that is repose
Subject(s): Elephants


ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: With its baby rivers and little towns, each with its abbey or its cathedral
Last Line: That it is not there? It has never been confined to one locality.
Subject(s): England; English


ENNUI    Poem Text    
First Line: He often expressed / a curious wish
Last Line: In the sea.
Subject(s): Boredom; Ennui


ENOUGH       
First Line: Am I a fanatic? The opposite
Last Line: Stand for truth, it's enough


EXPEDIENT -- LEONARDO DA VINCI'S -- AND A QUERY       
First Line: It was patience
Last Line: At all has been done?


FACE       
First Line: I am not treacherous, callous, jealous, superstitious
Last Line: Must remain a delight


FEED ME, ALSO, RIVER GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Lest by diminished vitality and abated
Last Line: "as gifts in return for your own gifts—disregard the request."


FEED ME, ALSO, RIVER GODS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lest by diminished vitality and abated
Subject(s): Food & Eating


FISH       
First Line: No heart was planted in my body
Last Line: Has vouchsafed me courtesy


FOR FEBRUARY 14TH       
First Line: Saint valentine
Last Line: But that the ark did not sink


FOUR QUARTZ CRYSTAL CLOCKS       
First Line: There are four vibrators, the world's exactest clocks
Last Line: Newborn progeny that punctuality %is not a crime


FOX AND THE GRAPES (FABLES OF LA FONTAINE, BOOK 3, 11)       
First Line: A fox of gascon, though some say of norman descent
Last Line: Better, I think, than an embittered whine


FRIGATE PELICAN       
First Line: Rapidly cruising or lying on the air there is a bird
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators; Birds; Pelicans


GEORGE MOORE    Poem Text    
First Line: In speaking of 'aspiration'
Last Line: Which to fix your admiration.
Subject(s): Moore, George Augustus (1852-1933)


GLORY    Poem Text    
First Line: It spreads, the campaign - carried on
Variant Title(s): Carnegie Hall: Rescued
Subject(s): Carnegie Hall, New York City; Landmark Preservation; Music & Musicians; Stern, Isaac (1920-2001)


GLORY       
First Line: It spreads, the campaign - carried on
Last Line: For rushing to the rescue %as if you'd heard yourself performing
Variant Title(s): Carnegie Hall: Rescue
Subject(s): Carnegie Hall, New York City; Landmark Preservation; Music And Musicians; Stern, Isaac (1920-2001)


GRANITE AND STEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Enfranchising cable, silvered by the sea
Subject(s): Bridges; Brooklyn Bridge


GRANITE AND STEEL       
First Line: Enfranchising cable, silvered by the sea
Last Line: German's tenacity's also; %composite span - an actuality
Subject(s): Bridges; Brooklyn Bridge


HALF DEITY       


HE 'DIGESTETH HARDE YRON'    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Although the aepyornis
Subject(s): Birds


HE 'DIGESTETH HARDE YRON'       
First Line: Although the aepyornis
Last Line: Is the sparrow-camel
Subject(s): Birds


HE MADE THIS SCREEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Not of silver nor of coral
Subject(s): Creation; Screens


HE MADE THIS SCREEN       
First Line: Not of silver nor of coral
Last Line: Designating here, a bower; %there, a pointed passion-flower
Subject(s): Creation; Screens


HE SAID       
First Line: To me, %'it makes no difference to balbus whether he
Last Line: Drinks wine or water.' wine is nothing


HE WROTE THE HISTORY BOOK, IT SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: There! You shed a ray
Subject(s): Books; Reading


HE WROTE THE HISTORY BOOK,' IT SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: There! You shed a ray
Last Line: Your father's autograph.
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; History; Historians


HERO       
First Line: Where there is personal liking we go
Last Line: Covets nothing that it has let go. This then you may know %as the hero
Subject(s): Heroism


HIS SHIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: The pin-swim or spine-swine
Subject(s): Hedgehogs


HIS SHIELD       
First Line: The pin-swim or spine-swine
Last Line: Don't be envied or %armed with a measuring-rod
Subject(s): Hedgehogs


HOLES BORED IN A WORKBAG BY THE SCISSORS    Poem Text    
First Line: A neat, round hole in the bank of the creek
Last Line: Voids.
Subject(s): Rats


HOMETOWN PIECE FOR MESSRS. ALSTON AND REESE    Poem Text    
First Line: Millennium,' yes; 'pandemonium!' / roy campanella leaps high. Dodgerdom
Subject(s): Baseball; Brooklyn Dodgers (baseball Team); Sports


HOMETOWN PIECE FOR MESSRS. ALSTON AND REESE       
First Line: Millennium,' yes; 'pandemonium!' %roy campanella leaps high. Dodgerdom
Last Line: Watching everything you do. You won last year. Come on
Subject(s): Baseball; Brooklyn Dodgers (baseball Team); Sports


I MAY, I MIGHT, I MUST    Poem Text    
First Line: If you will tell me why the fen
Last Line: Can get across it, if I try.
Variant Title(s): Progress


ICHABOD       
First Line: Conditions continually change. What is good
Last Line: Attached to his outmoded rod, %resists resistance


ICOSASPHERE       
First Line: In buckinghamshire hedgerows
Last Line: We should like to know how that was done


IN 'DESIGNING A CLOAK TO CLOAK HIS DESIGNS' YOU WRESTED FROM OBLIVION    Poem Text    
First Line: Cowed by his uningenious will
Last Line: To serve two masters.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Immortality


IN DISTRUST OF MERITS    Poem Text    
First Line: Strengthened to live, strengthened to die for
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; World War Ii; Anti-war Protests; Second World War


IN DISTRUST OF MERITS       
First Line: Strengthened to live, strengthened to die for
Last Line: Beauty is everlasting %and dust is for a time
Subject(s): Antiwar Movements; World War Ii


IN LIEU OF THE LYRE       
First Line: One debarred from enrollment at harvard
Last Line: These reflections, mr. Davis %in lieu of the lyre


IN THE DAYS OF PRISMATIC COLOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Not in the days of adam and eve, but when adam
Last Line: "I shall be there when the wave has gone by."
Subject(s): Truth


IN THE PUBLIC GARDEN       
First Line: Boston has a festival
Last Line: Happy that art, admired in general, %is always actually personal


IN THIS AGE OF HARD TRYING, NONCHALANCE IS GOOD AND    Poem Text    
First Line: Really, it is not the
Last Line: Of manner, best bespeak that weapon, self protectiveness.
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons (turgenev)


INHERITANCE       
First Line: Erect as she, %like deity
Last Line: Flashed woe at them, %to be


IS YOUR TOWN NINEVEH?    Poem Text    
First Line: Why so desolate?
Last Line: At the statue of liberty.
Subject(s): Jehoshaphat (bible)


ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, EXEKIEL, DANIEL    Poem Text    
First Line: What is war
Last Line: Fail of a hearing!
Subject(s): War


IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO BALBUS WHETHER HE DRINKS WINE OR WATER       
First Line: Mixed metaphors are not necessarily
Last Line: In the morning.' in either case, %the inference is plain


JERBOA       
First Line: A roman hired an %artist, a freedman
Last Line: Between leaps to its burrow
Subject(s): Rodents


KAY NIELSON IN CINDERELLA       
First Line: The eye, the slipper, %but particularly the eye
Last Line: Where passion is %capacities are slaves


KAY NIELSON'S LITTLE GREEN PATCH IN THE MIDST OF THE FOREST       
First Line: If there is a heaven upon earth, it
Last Line: That's known as fact


KEEPING THEIR WORLD LARGE    Poem Text    
First Line: I should like to see that country's tiled bedrooms
Subject(s): Men; War


KEEPING THEIR WORLD LARGE       
First Line: I should like to see that country's tiled bedrooms
Last Line: Shine, o shine %unfalsifying sun, on this sick scene
Subject(s): Men; War


LADY WITH PEARLS, TO A BLOOD RED ROOK FROM TURKEY, WHO HAS ...       
First Line: To hang one's ivory fingers like a string
Last Line: And worthless to be heard?


LEAVES OF A MAGAZINE    Poem Text    
First Line: They open of their own will to the place
Last Line: Of buccaneering in the olden time.
Subject(s): Kidd, William (captain) (1645-1701)


LEONARDO DA VINCI'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Saint jerome and his lion
Subject(s): Animals; Jerome, Saint (347-419); Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519); Lions; Paintings & Painters


LEONARDO DA VINCI'S       
First Line: Saint jerome and his lion
Last Line: Lions as symbols of sovereignty
Subject(s): Animals; Jerome, Saint (347-419); Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519); Lions; Paintings And Painters


LIGHT IS SPEECH       
First Line: One can say more of sunlight
Last Line: Animate whoever thinks of her


LIGHT THROUGH A KEYHOLE       
First Line: As if an eye should wink
Last Line: His fund of canine here


LIKE A BULRUSH    Poem Text    
First Line: Or the spike
Last Line: Realize that he was amphibious.
Subject(s): Bulrush


LIKE A BULWARK       
First Line: Affirmed. Pent by power that holds it fast
Last Line: As though flying old glory full mast


LIKE BERTRAM DOBELL, YOU ACHIEVE DISTINCTION BY DISCLAIMING IT       
First Line: You are the most modest man I know
Last Line: The barrier of the lips is the best defense


LION IN LOVE (FABLES OF LA FONTAINE, BOOK 4, 1)       
First Line: Madamoiselle -- goddess instead
Last Line: One can but say 'farewell, good sense'
Subject(s): Animals


LOGIC AND 'THE MAGIC FLUTE' (IMPRESSIONS OF A PREMIERE)       
First Line: Up winding stair, / here, where, in what theatre lost?
Subject(s): Flutes; Reason; Theater & Theaters; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Stage Life


LOVE IN AMERICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever it is, it's a passion
Subject(s): Americans; Modern Life; United States; America


LOVE IN AMERICA       
First Line: Whatever it is, it's a passion
Last Line: Whatever it is, let it be without %affectation %yes, yes, yes, yes
Subject(s): Americans; Life, Modern; United States


MAGICIAN'S RETREAT       
First Line: Of moderate height
Last Line: Was above all discreet


MARRIAGE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This institution, / perhaps one should say enterprise
Last Line: "the hand in the breast-pocket."
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MASKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Loon'....'goose'....And 'vulture'
Last Line: Laugh in superb contempt at folly's catalogue!
Subject(s): Birds


MELCHIOR VULPIUS       
First Line: A contrapuntalist
Last Line: Love's signature cementing faith


MERCIFULLY       
First Line: I am hard to disgust
Last Line: Let it be that


MIND IS AN ENCHANTING THING       
First Line: Is an enchanted thing
Last Line: Not a herod's oath that cannot change
Variant Title(s): The Mind Is An Enchanting Thin
Subject(s): Gieseking, Walter Wilhelm (1895-1956); Reason; Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757)


MIND, INTRACTABLE THING       
First Line: Even with its own axe to grind, sometimes
Last Line: Craft with which I don't know how to deal


MONKEY PUZZLE       
First Line: A kind of monkey or pine-lemur
Last Line: But we prove, we do not explain our birth


MOUSE METAMORPHOSED INTO A MAID (FABLES/LAFONTAINE,BOOK 9,7)       
First Line: A mouse fell from a screech-owl's beak -- a thing that I can not %pretend
Last Line: None can diverge from the ends which heaven foreordained


MY APISH COUSINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Winked too much and were afraid of snakes
Subject(s): Cousins


MY LANTERN    Poem Text    
First Line: The banners unfurled by the warden
Last Line: So noisy, familiar, and safe by day.


MY SENSES DO NOT DECEIVE ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Like the light of a candle
Last Line: Compared with the name.
Subject(s): Hallucinations & Illusions


NEVERTHELESS    Poem Text    
First Line: You've seen a strawberry
Variant Title(s): It Is Late, I Can Wait
Subject(s): Fortitude; Fruit


NEVERTHELESS       
First Line: You've seen a strawberry
Last Line: Went through that little thread %to make the cherry red!
Variant Title(s): It Is Late, I Can Wai
Subject(s): Fortitude; Fruit


NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: The savage's romance, / accreted where we need the space for commerce
Last Line: "it is the ""accessibility to experience."
Subject(s): New York State


NINE NECTARINES       
First Line: Arranged by two's as peaches are
Last Line: Who imagined this masterpiece


NINE NECTARINES AND OTHER PORCELAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Arranged by twos as peaches are
Subject(s): Nectarines


NO BETTER THAN A WITHERED DAFFODIL       
First Line: Ben jonson said he was? O I could still
Last Line: An insouciant rester by a tree %no daffodil


NO SWAN SO FINE    Poem Text    
First Line: No water so still as the / dead fountains of versailles'
Subject(s): Sculpture & Sculptors


NO SWAN SO FINE       
First Line: No water so still as the %dead fountains of versailles'
Last Line: Flowers - at ease and tall. The king is dead
Subject(s): Sculpture And Sculptors


NORTH WIND TO DUTIFUL BEAST MIDWAY BETWEEN DIAL & FOOT OF GARDEN CLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Why clamber up the pedestal?
Last Line: Your conscientious feet sha'n't fall.
Subject(s): Time


NOTHING WILL CURE THE SICK LION BUT TO EAT AN APE'    Poem Text    
First Line: Perceiving that in the masked ball
Last Line: To smother us with fresh air.
Subject(s): Healing; Cures


NOVICES    Poem Text    
First Line: Anatomize their work
Last Line: "crashing itself out in one long hiss of spray."
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


O TO BE A DRAGON    Poem Text    
First Line: If I, like solomon
Subject(s): Wishes; Dragons; Bible; Dragons; Religion; Theology


O TO BE A DRAGON       
First Line: If I, like solomon
Subject(s): Bible; Dragons; Religion; Theology


O TO BE A DRAGON       
First Line: If I, like solomon
Last Line: A symbol of the power of heaven-of silkworm %size or immense; at times invisible. %felicitous phenom
Subject(s): Bible; Dragons; Religion


OLD AMUSEMENT PARK (BEFORE IT BECAME LA GUARDIA AIRPORT)       
First Line: Hurry, worry, unwary / visitor, never vary
Subject(s): Americans; Amusement Parks; United States; America


OLD AMUSEMENT PARK (BEFORE IT BECAME LA GUARDIA AIRPORT)       
First Line: Hurry, worry, unwary %visitor, never vary
Last Line: When the triumph is reflective %and confusion, retroactive
Subject(s): Americans; Amusement Parks; United States


PANGOLIN       
First Line: Another armored animal -- scale
Last Line: That comes into and steadies my soul


PAPER NAUTILUS       
First Line: For authorities whose hopes
Last Line: Strong enough to trust to
Variant Title(s): A Glass-ribbed Nes
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen


PEDANTIC LITERALIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Prince rupert's drop, paper muslin ghost
Last Line: Immutable production.


PEOPLE'S SURROUNDINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: They answer one's questions
Last Line: Castles, palaces, dining-halls, theatres and imperial audience-chambers.
Subject(s): Facades; Appearances


PETER    Poem Text    
First Line: Strong and slippery, built for the midnight grass-party
Last Line: Tion—this is life; to do less would be nothing but dishonesty.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


PICKING AND CHOOSING    Poem Text    
First Line: Literature is a phase of life: if
Last Line: Skin between the ears, are all we ask.
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism; Literature


PIGEONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Older than the ancient greeks, than
Subject(s): Pigeons


PLUMET BASILISK       
First Line: In costa rica %in blazing driftwood
Last Line: Which is the shattering sudden splash that marks his temporary %loss


POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: I, too dislike it: there are things that are important far beyond all .. Fiddle
Last Line: Genuine, you are interested in poetry.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POETRY (FURTHER REVISED)        Recitation
First Line: I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POETRY (FURTHER REVISED)       
First Line: I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle
Last Line: That which is on the other hand %genuine, you are interested in poetry
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


POETRY (REVISED VERSION)        Recitation
First Line: I, too, dislike it
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POETRY (REVISED VERSION)       
First Line: I, too, dislike it
Last Line: Covers in %it, after all, a place for the genuine
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


PREVALENT AT ONE TIME       
First Line: I've always wanted a gig
Last Line: I'm no hypochondriac


PROPRIETY    Poem Text    
First Line: Is some such word
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


PROPRIETY       
First Line: Is some such word
Last Line: Uncursed by self-inspection; blackened %because born that way
Subject(s): Music And Musicians


QUI S'EXCUSE S'ACCUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Art is exact perception
Last Line: Need apologize for art.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


RADICAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Tapering / to a point, conserving everything
Last Line: To hinder.
Subject(s): Carrots; Slavery; Serfs


REINFORCEMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The vestibule to experience is not to
Last Line: The future of time is determined by the power of volition.
Subject(s): World War I - United States


REMINISCENT OF A WAVE AT THE CURL       
First Line: On a kind of christmas day
Last Line: Rather hard on the fur


RESCUE WITH YUL BRYNNER       
First Line: Recital? Concert is the word
Last Line: Of fairy tales that can come true: yul brynner


RIGORISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: We saw reindeer
Subject(s): Language; Men; Reindeer; Words; Vocabulary


RIGORISTS       
First Line: We saw reindeer
Last Line: Whose reprieve he read in the reindeer's face
Subject(s): Language; Men; Reindeer


ROSEMARY       
First Line: Beauty and beauty's son and rosemary
Last Line: A kind of christmas-tree


ROSES ONLY    Poem Text    
First Line: You do not seem to realise that beauty is a liability rather than
Last Line: Your thorns are the best part of you.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Roses


SAINT NICHOLAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Might I, if you can find it, be given
Subject(s): Christmas; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


SAINT NICHOLAS       
First Line: Might I, if you can find it, be given
Last Line: Would it not be the most %prized gift that ever was!
Subject(s): Christmas; Santa Claus


SEA UNICORNS AND LAND UNICORNS    Poem Text    
First Line: With their respective lions
Last Line: "its ""mild wild head doth lie."
Subject(s): Unicorns


SHE WANDERED AFTER STRANGE GODS...       
First Line: O have you seen my fairy steed?
Last Line: To mount upon its back and ride?


SILENCE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: My father used to say
Last Line: Inns are not residences.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Fathers; Guests; Home; Silence; Visiting


SMOOTH GNARLED CRAPE MYRTLE       
First Line: A brass-green bird with grass
Last Line: By wisdom peace.' alas!


SNAKES, MONGOOSES, SNAKE-CHARMERS, AND THE LIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a friend who would give a price for those long fingers all
Last Line: Distaste which takes no credit to itself is best.
Subject(s): Animals


SOJOURN IN THE WHALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Trying to open locked doors with a sword, threading
Last Line: The path—rise automatically.
Subject(s): Jonah (bible)


SPENSER'S IRELAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Spenser's ireland has not altered / a place as kind as it is green
Subject(s): Ireland; Poetry & Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599); Irish


SPENSER'S IRELAND       
First Line: Spenser's ireland has not altered %a place as kind as it is green
Last Line: I am troubled, I'm dissatisfied, I'm irish
Subject(s): Ireland; Poetry And Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599)


ST. VALENINTE       
First Line: Permitted me to assist you, let me see
Last Line: Might verse not best confuse itself with fate?
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


STAFF OF AESCULAPIUS       
First Line: A symbol from the first, of mastery
Last Line: The symbol of medicine


STATE FOR STATE, WITH ALL ATTENDANTS, WHO WOULD CHANGE? NOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Some in the godspeed, the susan c.
Variant Title(s): Enough
Subject(s): Jamestown, Virginia; Native Americans; Pocahontas (1595-1617); Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


STATE FOR STATE, WITH ALL ATTENDANTS, WHO WOULD CHANGE? NOT       
First Line: Some in the godspeed, the susan c.
Last Line: It was enough; it is enough %if present faith mend partial proof
Variant Title(s): Enoug
Subject(s): Jamestown, Virginia; Native Americans; Pocahontas (1595-1617)


STEEPLE-JACK       
First Line: Durer would have seen a reason for living
Last Line: Pointed star, which on a steeple %stands for hope
Subject(s): Spires; Towns


STEEPLE-JACK (REVISED VERSION)       
First Line: Durer would have seen a reason for living
Last Line: Pointed star, which on a steeple %stands for hope
Subject(s): Spires; Towns


STORM       
First Line: On the high-road
Last Line: As each bullet strikes a leaf


STUDENT       
First Line: In america' began
Last Line: Has no feeling but because he has so much


STYLE       
First Line: Revives in escuder's constant of the plumbline
Last Line: Rosario escudero, etchebaster


SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: No man may him hyde
Last Line: Multiplied flames, o sun!
Variant Title(s): Fear Is Hope
Subject(s): Fear; Hope; Optimism


SYCAMORE       
First Line: Against a gun-metal sky
Last Line: Like a field-mouse at versailles


TALISMAN       
First Line: Under a splintered mast
Last Line: Parting its beak to greet %men long dead
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls


TELL ME, TELL ME       
First Line: Where might there be a refuge for me
Last Line: Ot rescued a leader %from being mad by a scold


THAT HARP YOU PLAY SO WELL    Poem Text    
First Line: O david, if I had / your power, I should be glad
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Harps; Musical Instruments; Lyres


THAT HARP YOU PLAY SO WELL       
First Line: O david, if I had %your power, I should be glad
Last Line: Grief's lustiness %must cure the harp's distress
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Harps; Musical Instruments


THE ARTIC OX    Poem Text    
First Line: To wear the artic ox
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Musk Oxen; Animal Abuse; Vivisection


THE BEAST OF BURDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: I think the scourge was made for men
Last Line: We forfeit, he attains the goal.
Subject(s): Mortality


THE BRICKS ARE FALLEN DOWN, WE WILL BUILD WITH HEWN STONES...       
First Line: In what sense shall we be able to


THE FISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Wade / through black jade
Last Line: Its youth. The sea grows old in it.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE FOX AND THE GRAPES    Poem Text    
First Line: A fox of gascon, though some say of norman descent
Subject(s): Foxes; Grapes


THE FRIGATE PELICAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rapidly cruising or lying on the air there is a bird
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Birds; Pelicans; Airplanes; Air Pilots


THE HERO    Poem Text    
First Line: Where there is personal liking we go
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines


THE JERBOA    Poem Text    
First Line: A roman hired an / artist, a freedman
Subject(s): Rodents


THE JUST MAN AND    Poem Text    
First Line: His pie. 'I would be
Last Line: And found in it nothing for himself.


THE LABORS OF HERCULES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To popularize the mule, its neat exterior
Last Line: "that the german is not a hun."
Subject(s): Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE LION IN LOVE (FABLES OF LA FONTAINE, BOOK 4, 1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Madamoiselle -- goddess instead
Subject(s): Animals


THE MIND IS AN ENCHANTING THING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Is an enchanted thing
Variant Title(s): "the Mind Is An Enchanting Thing"";
Subject(s): Gieseking, Walter Wilhelm (1895-1956); Reason; Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757); Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE MONKEYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Winked too much and were afraid of snakes. The zebras, supreme in
Last Line: "rye, flax, horses, platinum, timber, and fur."
Variant Title(s): My Apish Cousins
Subject(s): Animals


THE PAPER NAUTILUS    Poem Text    
First Line: For authorities whose hopes
Variant Title(s): A Glass-ribbed Nest
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE PAST IS THE PRESENT    Poem Text    
First Line: If external action is effete
Last Line: "the occasion and expediency determines the form'."
Variant Title(s): So Far As The Future Is Concerned
Subject(s): Hebrew Literature


THE PAST IS THE PRESENT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Revived bitterness / is unnecessary unless / one is ignorant
Last Line: A brass nailed echo.
Subject(s): Time


THE SENTIMENTALIST    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes in a rough beam sea
Last Line: "I'd drink the ship's hold dry."


THE STEEPLE-JACK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Durer would have seen a reason for living
Subject(s): Spires; Towns; Steeples


THE STUDENT    Poem Text    
First Line: In america everybody must have a degree,' the french man
Subject(s): Schools; Education; France; United States; Students; America


THE WIZARD IN WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am dead'
Last Line: "merlin."
Variant Title(s): Reticence And Volubility
Subject(s): Merlin


THE WOOD-WEASEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Emerges daintily, the skunk
Subject(s): Weasels


THEN THE ERMINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rather dead than spotted; and believe it
Subject(s): Fashion


THEN THE ERMINE       
First Line: Rather dead than spotted; and believe it
Last Line: Like violets by durer %even darker


THINGS ARE WHAT THEY SEEM    Poem Text    
First Line: The cloud between
Last Line: Prevention.
Subject(s): Reality


THIS IS TBE WAY TOADS TALK    Poem Text    
First Line: The spot upon my back that none would see there
Subject(s): Toads


THOSE VARIOUS SCALPELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those / various sounds consistently indistinct, like intermingled echoes
Last Line: Are more highly specialized than the tissues of destiny itself?
Subject(s): Surgery


TIPPOO'S TIGER       
First Line: The tiger was his prototype
Last Line: Can't make the owner's loss less hard


TO A BUFFALO    Poem Text    
First Line: Black in blazonry means
Subject(s): Buffaloes


TO A CHAMELEON    Poem Text    
First Line: Hid by the august foliage and fruit
Last Line: Could not snap the spectrum up for food as you have done.
Variant Title(s): You Are Like The Realistic Product Of An Idealistic Search For Gold ...
Subject(s): Chameleons


TO A FRIEND IN THE MAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: You wild, uncooked young fellow!
Last Line: Your candor compensates me for my old bouquet.
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship


TO A GIRAFFE    Poem Text    
First Line: If it is unpermissible, in fact fatal
Subject(s): Giraffes


TO A GIRAFFE       
First Line: If it is unpermissible, in fact fatal
Last Line: Is flawed; transcendence, conditional; %'the journey from sin to redemption, perpetual'
Subject(s): Giraffes


TO A MAN WORKING HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD    Poem Text    
First Line: To gordon craig: your lynx's eye
Last Line: There is a space, a fit gynmasium for action.
Subject(s): Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966)


TO A PRIZE BIRD    Poem Text    
First Line: You suit me well, for you can make me laugh
Last Line: Your brazen claws are staunch against defeat.
Variant Title(s): To Bernard Shaw: A Prize Bird
Subject(s): Birds; Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950)


TO A SCREEN-MAKER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not of silver nor of coral
Last Line: Hanging high.
Subject(s): Screens


TO A SNAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: If 'compression is the first grace of style'
Last Line: In the curious phenomenon of your occipital horn.
Subject(s): Snails


TO A STEAM ROLLER    Poem Text    
First Line: The illustration
Last Line: The congruence of the complement is vain, if it exists.
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Steamrollers; Bugs


TO AN INTRA-MURAL RAT    Poem Text    
First Line: You make me think of many men
Last Line: Too brisk to be inspected.


TO BE LIKED BY YOU WOULD BE A CALAMITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Attack is more piquant than concord,' but when
Last Line: Are a shout.
Subject(s): Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928); Poetry & Poets


TO BROWNING    Poem Text    
First Line: If yellow betokens infidelity
Last Line: Effrontery.
Variant Title(s): Injudicious Gardening
Subject(s): Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Gardens & Gardening; Poetry & Poets


TO COME AFTER A SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: A very awkward sketch, 'tis true
Last Line: I like it here and there;—do you?


TO DISRAELI ON CONSERVATISM    Poem Text    
First Line: You brilliant jew, / you bright particular chameleon, you
Last Line: Sound sense is contraband.
Variant Title(s): To A Strategist
Subject(s): Disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881)


TO MILITARY PROGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: You use your mind
Last Line: Red.
Variant Title(s): To The Soul Of 'progress'
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TO MY CUP-BEARER    Poem Text    
First Line: A lady or a tiger-lily
Last Line: Slave, come tell me which?


TO PIERROT RETURNING TO HIS ORCHID    Poem Text    
First Line: Spider, with the freckles of a clown
Subject(s): Spiders; Orchids


TO STATECRAFT EMBALMED    Poem Text    
First Line: There is nothing to be said for you. Guard
Last Line: Foe.
Subject(s): Thoth (egyptian God); World War I; First World War


TO THE PEACOCK OF FRANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: In 'taking charge of your possessions when you saw them'
Last Line: Tail was unfurled.
Variant Title(s): French Peacock
Subject(s): Moliere (jean Poquelin) (1622-1673)


TO THE SOUL OF 'PROGRESS'    Poem Text    
First Line: You've made your mind
Subject(s): Progress


TO VICTOR HUGO OF MY CROW PLUTO       
First Line: Of %my crow %pluto
Last Line: Verecondo %plato, addio


TO WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS ON TAGORE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is made clear by the phrase
Last Line: Outshines ordinary jewels, is your praise.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Tagore, Rabindranath, Sir (1861-1941); Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939)


TOM FOOL AT JAMAICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Look at jonah embarking from joppa, deterred by
Subject(s): Horse Racing


TOM FOOL AT JAMAICA       
First Line: Look at jonah embarking from joppa, deterred by
Last Line: And you may have seen a monkey on a greyhound. 'but tom fool...'
Subject(s): Horse Racing


TUNICA PALLIO PROPRIOR    Poem Text    
First Line: My coat is nearer than my cloak
Last Line: My coat is an integument of pride.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress


UNDER A PATCHED SAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, we'll drink once more
Last Line: Come lad—to the days that are!
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


VALUES IN USE       
First Line: I attended school and I liked the place
Last Line: Certainly the means must not defeat the end


VIRGINIA BRITANNIA       
First Line: Pale sand edges england's old
Last Line: Are to a child an intimation of what glory is


VORACITIES AND VERITIES SOMETIMES ARE INTERACTING       
First Line: I don't like diamonds
Last Line: One may be pardoned, yes I know %one may, for love undying


W.S. LANDOR       
First Line: There %is someone I can bear
Last Line: Talk about them when I understand them


WALKING-STICKS AND PAPERWEIGHTS AND WATERMARKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking among sceptre-headed
Subject(s): Walking; Canes


WEB ONE WEAVES OF ITALY       
First Line: Grows till it is not what but which
Last Line: Because the heart is in it all is well


WHAT ARE YEARS?    Poem Text    
First Line: What is our innocence
Subject(s): Time


WHAT ARE YEARS?       
First Line: What is our innocence
Last Line: This is mortality, %this is eternity
Subject(s): Time


WHEN I BUY PICTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Or what is closer to the truth
Last Line: It must acknowledge the spiritual forces which have made it.
Subject(s): Art & Artists


WOOD-WEASEL       
First Line: Emerges daintily, the skunk
Last Line: Only %wood-weasels shall associate with me
Subject(s): Weasels


YOU ARE FIRE EATERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Not a mere blowing flame
Last Line: Surrender, may be conquest.
Subject(s): Jehoshaphat (bible)


YOU SAY YOU SAID    Poem Text    
First Line: Few words are best'
Last Line: "me against subterfuge."
Subject(s): World War I - United States