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Author: wain, john
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Wain, John    Poet's Biography
14 poems available by this author


ANECDOTE OF 2 A.M.       
First Line: Why was she lost?' my darling said aloud
Last Line: She dreamed her question and we lay alone


ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: These are my thoughts on realising


APOLOGY FOR UNDERSTATEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgive me that I pitch your praise too low
Subject(s): Love


APOLOGY FOR UNDERSTATEMENT       
First Line: Forgive me that I pitch your praise too low
Last Line: It is not words could pay you what I owe
Subject(s): Love


AU JARDIN DE PLANTES       
First Line: The gorilla lay on his back
Last Line: With everything laid on, free of charge, %they cup their heads in prodigal idleness
Subject(s): Zoos


BROOKLYN HEIGHTS       
First Line: This is the gay cliff of the nineteenth century
Last Line: Breathe the ozone older than the name of commerce: %be the citizens of the true survival!
Subject(s): Brooklyn, New York; Travel


EIGHTH TYPE OF AMBIGUITY       
First Line: Love is too young to know what conscience is


LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS       
First Line: Leap, santa, down our chimney


NEW SUN       
First Line: The new sun rises in the year's elevation


POEM       
First Line: Life a deaf man meshed in his endless silence
Last Line: He has no ignorance to hold him separate. %everything is known to a god. The gods are desperate


POEM WITHOUT A MAIN VERB       
First Line: Watching oneself %being clever, being clever
Last Line: Afloat on that darkening, deepening sea, %helplessly, helplessly


REASON FOR NOT WRITING ORTHODOX NATURE POETRY       
First Line: The january sky is deep and calm


SONG ABOUT MAJOR EATHERLY       
First Line: Good news. It seems he loved them after all
Last Line: Say nothing of love, or thanks, or penitence: %say only 'eatherly, we have your message'
Subject(s): Guilt


YOUR HOUSE       
First Line: The house that shelters you shall have my thanks
Last Line: Should that, dear heart, seem strange to you and me, %who have so long been planets to each other?