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Subject: AMERICA - EXPLORATION
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ADRIAN BLOCK'S SONG, by EDWARD EVERETT HALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard aport! Now close to shore sail!
Last Line: And I name it roses island.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Block, Adrian; Netherlands; Holland; Dutch People


ADRIFT, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Abandoned by wind, the squadron drifts, bereft
Last Line: Until he becomes the blue eye of god
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


AFTER SUNRISE, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Whitecaps rise like blossoms on the waves
Last Line: Trembling like the flame inside the sun
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


ALL NIGHT, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Slaves to the vagaries of weather, displaced
Last Line: Is the axis. Their beaks align with light
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


AMERICA, by ARTHUR CLEVELAND COXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, who has not heard of the northmen of yore
Last Line: He gave them the spirit his own to defy.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Rollo The Viking (855-931); Vikings


ANCESTORS, by RICARDO JAIMES FREYRE    Poem Source            
First Line: Lake of the sun, that near the clouds dost slumber
Last Line: To make the new world's race which lives today!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Ancestors And Ancestry; Civilization; Incas; South America


APRIL IN ANDALUSIA, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: God lacks for nothing in andalusia -- rivers
Last Line: The decoration, something that god will forgive
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


AT ANCHOR, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: And still the hills of hierro, and still the moon
Last Line: Painted into angels burns behind their eyes
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


AT GRAN CANARIA, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: He believes in the burden of his name
Last Line: Lifting a skirt to let the light seep through
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


BALBOA, by NORA PERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With restless step of discontent
Last Line: Divinely guided, reached the goal.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Balboa, Vasco Nunez De (1475-1519); Explorers; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


BECALMED, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: He scans the rich green valley, hills rounded
Last Line: Riding the perfect breath that pumps the sea
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


BEFORE SUNRISE, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Iam lucis orto sidere
Last Line: The trinity his ships cut on the waves
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


BRANCH OF FIRE, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: This is the anarchy of stars, prophesied
Last Line: And make of this a miracle, a sign
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


BREAKING DOWN, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Monday is all perturbation. The pinta's
Last Line: They turn like gulls into the blackening sky
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


BREEZES, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: He breathes the elegant air, studies the clouds
Last Line: But the body of the air is beatriz
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


CIPANGO, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: The horizon cuts its oar into the sky
Last Line: The moon is his mistress. He watches her rise
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


COLUMBUS, by JOAQUIN CASTELLANOS    Poem Source            
First Line: He strove against the winds and waves of fate
Last Line: The mystical america of heaven!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Sailors And Sailing; Travel


COMPASS, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Tonight the compass turns, all lozenges
Last Line: To music -- outside thought, outside time
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


CONDORS' EYES, by ROBERTO BRENES MESEN    Poem Source            
First Line: A dream is into lily-water pouring
Last Line: For some new caesar bold, lord of our western world!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Birds; Latin America - History; Wings


CONTRARY WIND, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: They've had too much of ease, too much os scudding
Last Line: Of noblemen. He covets the trophy of stars
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF AMERICA, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then first columbus, with the mighty hand
Last Line: His gold and he were every nation's prey.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gold; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


DONA BEATRIZ, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: The hand that greets his is gloved in fawn
Last Line: He has left in her pillow will smell of waves
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


DOUBLE RECKONING, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Truth is a wall. He builds in it a window
Last Line: They could remember the light of the farthest stars
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


FALSE LANDFALL, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: The rigging is full of sailors, ladders lost
Last Line: Dark and rugged and windswept, holding on
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


FIXING THE RUDDER, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Fresh-hewn timber, how these boards arch
Last Line: Nothing. And when it falls, it turns the world
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


FLIGHT OF BIRDS, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: In nature there is always the exception
Last Line: Destiny, the roseate stain of wings
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


FLYING FISH, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Gunshot, a flock of fish spills up from the sea
Last Line: Than any ship, more plentiful and higher
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


FRIGATE BIRD, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: How does a bird explain the sorrow of
Last Line: As blameless as a sould without belief
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


GIRL, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: A girl is watching. The men in boots come
Last Line: Becomes less salty. All of her tears are returned
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


GOMERA, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: In caves, deep in the breathing mountain's side
Last Line: In birdsong -- come home! Come home
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


GUANAHANI, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: White laurel. White parrots. The lanterns
Last Line: They paint their faces red. They will bathe in dust
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


HENRY HUDSON'S QUEST [1609], by BURTON EGBERT STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out from the harbour of amsterdam
Last Line: "good time,"" quoth he."
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Hudson, Henry (1550-1611)


HIGH SEAS, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: And the sea rose and the sky became a wall
Last Line: Stands firm, his legs apart. He is the wave
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


IMAGINING THE INDIES, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: All things in the indies overflow
Last Line: And all the dust that sifts through stones is gold
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


ISABELA, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Dusk balances upon the mountain
Last Line: The fruit. %their kisses withered in the sun
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


JOHN SMITH'S APPROACH TO JAMESTOWN [MAY 13, 1607], by JAMES BARRON HOPE    Poem Text            
First Line: I pause not to speak of raleigh's dreams
Last Line: And breathed her fragrance on the lofty pines.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; George, Saint (3rd Century); Jamestown, Virginia; Smith, John (1580-1631)


KILL, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: He thinks that he despises violence: war
Last Line: The sea is a fresh grave covered with bouquets
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


LANDFALL, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Flotsam of branches; flotsam of wildest rose
Last Line: The sands are rolling; the waves raping the land
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Landfall


LIGHT, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: He cannot trust his senses: light is uncertain
Last Line: Round as the back of a turtle and as strong
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


MORNING, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: All things are opening to him, and none
Last Line: Rainspout, whirlpool, total eclipse of sun
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


MUTINY, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Exhausted from the constant flex of courage
Last Line: And ungrateful, into the promised land
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


NOREMBEGA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winding way the serpent takes
Last Line: Who hath the heavenly found.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Champlain, Samuel De (1567-1635); Penobscot (river), Maine


ORIGINS, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowering breaker detonates its surf]
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); America - Exploration


ORTIZ (1528), by HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go bring the captive, he shall die
Last Line: "away with the warrior's plume!"
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Cuba; Ortiz, Juan (16th Century); Slavery; Serfs


PONCE DE LEON, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You that crossed the ocean old
Last Line: Where old souls their age renew?
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Ponce De Leon, Juan (1460-1521)


PROEM: TO WATER, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: All things in the end return to water
Last Line: Will be released. Whatever is done, undone
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


QUIVIRA, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Francisco coronado rode forth with all his train
Last Line: The city of quivira whose streets are paved with gold.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Coronado, Francisco Vasquez De (1510-54); Explorers; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


RAIN, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Most of his life is gone, spent far from land
Last Line: Emerged: head first and dreaming, like a seed
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


RERIGGING THE NINA, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Like the gulls that play the wind at sagres
Last Line: Of a world, half hidden, half revealed
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


SARGASSO SEA, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: They sail upon the copse of weed, a shallow
Last Line: Even the longest voyage ends too soon
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT [1583], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Southward with fleet of ice
Last Line: Sinking, vanish all away.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gilbert, Sir Humphrey (1539-1583); Sea; Ocean


STAVE CHURCHES, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: I believe in the darkened churches
Last Line: All the days are evil, there's no hope anymore, but we %sail on, sail on. %laudate pueri dominum, la
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Andalusia, Spain; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Sailors And Sailing; Ships And Shipping


STONE, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Idleness has made a boy a killer
Last Line: Fish feed on bread and the ashes of the heart
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


SUNRISE, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Another sunrise, a month and a week of fading
Last Line: Is not a point to be imagined, but found
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


TERN, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: His ship is a dark city. No bird wavers
Last Line: Landlessness, the same elusive bird
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


THANKSGIVING, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: The men have grown impatient, unhappy
Last Line: The deep and teeming stillness they obey
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


THE FALL OF MAUBILA (1540), by THOMAS DUNN ENGLISH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hearken the stirring story
Last Line: I wait my latter day.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; De Soto, Hernando (1500-1542)


THE FIRST AMERICAN SAILORS, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Five fearless knights of the first renown
Last Line: Upon american sailors.
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596); Gilbert, Sir Humphrey (1539-1583); Grenville, Sir Richard (1542-1591); Hawkins, Sir John (1532-1595); Sailing & Sailors


THE FIRST VOYAGE OF JOHN CABOT [1497], by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He chases shadows,' sneered the british tars
Last Line: "fair fall the shadow-seekers!"" quoth the king."
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Cabot, John (1450-1499)


THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: A DREAM OF PONCE DE LEON, by HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A story of ponce de leon
Last Line: The beautiful fountain of youth.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Florida; Fountain Of Youth; Ponce De Leon, Juan (1460-1521)


THE LEGEND OF WAUKULLA (1513), by HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through darkening pines the cavaliers marched
Last Line: Waukulla.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Bimini (island); Fountain Of Youth


THE LUST OF GOLD, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rapacious spain
Last Line: And left a blank among the works of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gold; Spain


THE MYSTERY OF CRO-A-TAN, by MARGARET JUNKIN PRESTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The home-bound ship stood out to sea
Last Line: The tale of cro-a-tan!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Dare, Virginia (1587-?); Virginia (state)


THE NORSEMEN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gift from the cold and silent past!
Last Line: Of an immortal origin!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vikings


THE RISING GLORY OF AMERICA, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now shall the adventurous muse attempt a theme
Last Line: And future years of bliss alone remain.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Native Americans; Science; United States; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Scientists; America


THE SKELETON IN ARMOR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak! Speak! Thou fearful guest!
Last Line: Thus the tale ended.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Newport, Rhode Island; Scandinavia & Scandinavians; Vikings; Vinland


THE TORTURE OF CUAUHTEMOC, by ALAN SEEGER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Their strength had fed on this when death's white arms
Last Line: And turned his face against the wall -- and died.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Mexico


THE VOYAGE TO VINLAND: 1. BIORN'S BECKONERS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now biorn, the sun of heriulf, had ill days
Last Line: "ourselves a dream, and dreamlike all we did."
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vinland


THE VOYAGE TO VINLAND: 2. THORWALD'S LAY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So biorn went comfortless but for his thought
Last Line: The first rune in the saga of the west.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vinland


THE VOYAGE TO VINLAND: 3. GUDRIDA'S PROPHECY, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Four weeks they sailed, a speck in sky-shut seas
Last Line: Mighty of bone.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Vinland


TO ROOSEVELT, by FELIX RUBEN GARCIA SARMIENTO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The voice that would reach you, hunter, must speak
Last Line: And though you have everything, you are lacking one thing: god!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dario, Ruben
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Imperialism; United States


TO THE CANARIES, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: It is always spring in the canaries
Last Line: Seem to become, at dusk, the hilt of a sword
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


TOKEN, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Breakfast is a salty biscuit, a piece
Last Line: In harmony, breathing the same stale air
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


TOKINISH, by JAMES THOMAS STEVENS    Poem Source            
First Line: Truth is a native
Last Line: Drunke, and they shall sleep a perpetuall sleepe, and not wake
Subject(s): America - Exploration; History; Islands; Native Americans; Navigation; Sea Voyages; Trail Of Tears (1838-39)


TREE, by JOSE JOAQUIN OLMEDO    Poem Source            
First Line: In the calm, wide-spreading shadow
Last Line: Underneath the desert's tree
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Nature; Sea Voyages; Travel; Trees


VERAZZANO AT RHODES AND RHODE ISLAND, by HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the tides of the warm south wind it lay
Last Line: Bears the fairest isle of the western coast.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Rhode Island; Verazzano, Giovanni Da (1485-1528)


VOLCANO, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: O fountain! O black smoke and loud report
Last Line: Decks. Like skaters they glide in the pantomine
Variant Title(s): In Praise Of Music And Poetr
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


WEEDS, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: He would like to be odysseus, tied to
Last Line: Of eternity: the perfumed shroud of kings
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


WHALE, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: What rich milk has fed the beast to size
Last Line: The handiwork of god, pities the whale
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers


WIDOW, by BARBARA HELFGOTT HYETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Heraldic like a banner on the bow
Last Line: Prepared again to winnow, prepared to thrive
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers