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Subject: AFFLICTION
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1994, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was leaving my fifty-eighth year
Last Line: From your own shivering life
Subject(s): Affliction; Breasts; Cancer, Breast; Women


AFTER SA'ADI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said, 'I do not fear the
Last Line: Strength failed me
Subject(s): Affliction; Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Strength; Parting


AFTER SA'ADI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said, 'I do not fear the
Last Line: Strength failed me
Subject(s): Affliction; Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Strength


BUT, by VLADIMIR HOLAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The god of laughter and songs long ago
Last Line: And yet it has to fit into his heart
Subject(s): Affliction; Pain


CHAIR, by THOMAS CENTOLELLA    Poem Source            
First Line: Day and night it waits for you
Last Line: Thus the smile of recognition. %thus the tears
Subject(s): Affliction


DEBT, by GRACIELA REYES    Poem Source            
First Line: There is a sad debt that cannot be repaid
Last Line: Any personal items on the plane
Subject(s): Affliction; Aviation And Aviators; Tourists; Travel


GRAND HOTEL EUROPA, by ALES DEBELJAK    Poem Source            
First Line: The carline thistles wither in the vase on the shelf. No man's land
Last Line: Anymore, yet I must sing for them to find peace in my song, finally united
Subject(s): Affliction; Introspection; Life


HYMN TO THE SUPREME BEING ON RECOVERY FROM .. ILLNESS, SELS., by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: But, o immortals! What had I to plead
Last Line: A birth of joy - not like the first of tears and woe
Subject(s): Affliction; Healing; Revivals; Sickness


I AM UPSTAIRS, TRYING TO BE QUIET, by DEBRA MARQUART    Poem Source            
First Line: When I think of her, I think of silence
Last Line: They are tearing her limb from limb
Subject(s): Affliction; Parents; Youth


IN THAT HOUR I HAVE SEEN', by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To the moon
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


IN THAT HOUR I HAVE SEEN', by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In a mirror of %ice
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief


LORD OF TEARS, by ALES DEBELJAK    Poem Source            
First Line: Let it be: may your ears never hear the fluttering of jackdaws
Last Line: Island. It will be too late when you kneel beneath a cruel star
Subject(s): Affliction


MANUFACTURING DUST, by ALES DEBELJAK    Poem Source            
First Line: Does a little teardrop sting? Do your loins already ache? Do you
Last Line: Is beyond you. You just sense that grating covers the arrow slit
Subject(s): Affliction


MISCHIEF MAKING, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only a tiny dropping
Last Line: For a scarcely-guessed mistake!
Subject(s): Affliction; Floods


MOTHER GOOSE, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do not pick my rosemary
Last Line: Girl, I think we're through'
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief


MOTHER GOOSE (4), by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do not pick my rosemary
Last Line: And throw them after me
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


MURDER OF THE MASTER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I sat alone in coimbra - the town myself had taken
Last Line: Thou art the cause, thou harlot false! In darkness lie thou here'
Subject(s): Affliction; Courts And Courtiers; Crime And Criminals; Murder


NOSCE TEIPSUM: AFFLICTION, by JOHN DAVIES (1569-1626)    Poem Text            
First Line: If aught can teach us aught, affliction's looks
Last Line: Which is a proud, and yet a wretched thing.
Subject(s): Affliction


ON RESIGNATION, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear child, know this, that he who gave thee breath
Last Line: And trust in god thro' his beloved son.
Subject(s): Affliction; Friends, Religious Society Of; Grief; Pain; Quakers; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


PALE ROSE, by ESTHER RUSSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: You laughed uncertainly
Last Line: Knowing you wanted red roses again.
Subject(s): Affliction; Flowers; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Roses; Male-female Relations


POUNDER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The christians have beleaguered the famous walls of xeres
Last Line: Let's call diego perez the pounder, from this hour
Subject(s): Affliction; Knights And Knighthood


POUNDER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The christians have beleaguered the famous walls of xeres
Last Line: Let's call diego perez the pounder, from this hour'
Subject(s): Affliction; Knights And Knighthood


SAPPHO AND PHAON: 2. THE TEMPLE OF CHASTITY, by MARY DARBY ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High on a rock, coeval with the skies
Last Line: While love, his arrows broke, retires forlorn.
Subject(s): Affliction; Frost; Ice; Love; Temples; Mosques


SLEET STORM, by GLENNYS RIVOLA    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a thought that haunts me in the night
Last Line: Is pain the only soil where splendor grows?
Subject(s): Affliction; Beauty; Ice; Night; Storms; Bedtime


SONG: 8, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First methought in my affliction
Last Line: How I did, ne'er seek to know.
Subject(s): Affliction


THE ASSIGNATION, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He said he would meet her but she saw him / not
Last Line: And tongue-tied shame that mad excuses muttered.
Subject(s): Affliction; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE FAST OF TEBETH, by JOSEPH BEN SAMUEL BONFILS    Poem Text            
First Line: Lo! I recall the siege which fell on me
Last Line: "who saith: ""ye waves, but so far shall ye come."
Alternate Author Name(s): Tob Elem, Joseph Bar Samuel
Subject(s): Affliction; Jews; Sin; Judaism


THIRST, by LUCILA GODOY ALCAYAGA    Poem Source            
First Line: All vessels are athirst,' the potter went on to say to me
Last Line: Vessel, which likewise is a thirsty mouth'
Subject(s): Affliction; Emptiness


UNDER THE STORYTELLER'S HAT, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Are many heads, all troubled
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Affliction; Grief; Nature; Story-telling