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Subject: ATOMIC BOMB
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A RENUNCIATION OF THE DESERT PRIMROSE; FOR J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am tired of the black and white photograph
Last Line: I have fallen behind...
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Oppenheimer, Julius Robert (1904-1967); Regret; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


ADVICE TO A PROPHET, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city
Last Line: When the bronze annals of the oak-tree close.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Christianity; Environment; Judgment Day; Messiah; Nuclear War; Religion; Sea Monsters; Nuclear Freeze; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Theology; S


AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH BEFORE THE ATOMIC BOMB, by TOI DERRICOTTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why did such terrible events / catch my eye
Last Line: Of contained passion?
Variant Title(s): Fires In Childhood
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


ANAGRAM BORN OF MADNESS AT CZERNOWITZ, 12 NOVEMBER 1920, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They were the strong nudes of a forgotten
Last Line: "hold on to me and we'll sing."
Subject(s): Celan, Paul (1920-1970); Czernowitz (chernvits), Romania; Korean War, 1950-1953; Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


AT THE BOMB TESTING SITE, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At noon in the desert a panting lizard
Last Line: The hands gripped hard on the desert.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Testing; Desserts; Nuclear Freeze


ATOM BOMB, by DORY LEVISS    Poem Source                
First Line: Can it then be that all the world is mad and
Last Line: If the oil was theirs, or ours, or cheaper
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims


ATOMIC DAWN, by GARY SYNDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day I first climbed mt. St. Helens was august 13, 1945.
Subject(s): Mountain Climbing; Atomic Bomb - Victoms; Hiroshima, Japan


ATOMIC NOTEBOOK, by ALLISON K. COBB    Poem Source                
First Line: Flames break out near town
Last Line: To a virgin mother with reinforced toe
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims


ATOMIC WEIGHT OF DUSK, by GEORGE KALAMARAS    Poem Source                
First Line: A richshaw wallah in benares eats tangerine
Last Line: Offers you sparks of light in a garland of marigolds
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims; Dusk


BURSTING RAPTURE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I went to the physician to complain,
Last Line: Thatís what a certain bomb was sent to be
Subject(s): Farm Life; Atomic Bomb; Agriculture; Farmers


CONVERSATION WITH A JAPANESE STUDENT, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That lovely climbing vine, so fresh
Last Line: And tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Japan; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Nagasaki, Japan; Nuclear War; Paintings & Painters; Women; Japanese; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


DIRGE FOR THE NEW SUNRISE, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bound to my heart as ixion to the wheel
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


ETERNAL RECURRENCE AND THE BIG BANG, by BRUCE BENNETT    Poem Source                
First Line: An accident waiting to happen
Last Line: Again
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims


FASHION STATEMENT, by JEFFERY DONALDSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Now for the first prize! Laura's attired
Last Line: And the creator's original design
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims; Fashion


FROM A STORY IN THE NEW YORK SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL SECTION, by ALAN DUGAN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: When the french monks stole the bones
Last Line: They join our general incest of dust or fire
Variant Title(s): On A Travel Story From Wormwood Valley
Subject(s): New York Times (newspaper); Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


GATHERED AT THE RIVER; FOR BEATRICE HAWLEY AND JOHN JAGEL, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As if the trees were not indifferent
Last Line: No pollen.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Hiroshima, Japan; Nagasaki, Japan; Nature; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


HIROSHIMA, by SACHCHIDANANDA HIRANANDA VATSYAYASNA    Poem Source                
First Line: On this day, the sun
Last Line: Man's witness to himself
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims; Hiroshima, Japan


HOW TO SURVIVE NUCLEAR WAR; AFTER READING IBUSE'S 'BLACK RAIN', by MAXINE W. KUMIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brought low in kyoto
Last Line: The enemies of despair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kumin, Maxine
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Radiation & Radiation Sickness; Survival; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


HUM BOM!, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Whom bomb? / we bomb them!
Subject(s): Nuclear War; United States; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; America


LAND OF LITTLE STICKS, 1945, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the wife is scouring the frying pan
Last Line: Against his forearm, leaning up against the barn.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Hiroshima, Japan; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


LATE SPRING IN THE NUCLEAR AGE; FOR CLARE ROSSINI, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fish hit water nymphs, breaking surface
Last Line: That our deaths will not be the last.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Death; Nuclear War; Survival; Nuclear Freeze; Dead, The; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


LOS ALAMOS NUCLEAR LAB, by CATHARINE P. MAZE    Poem Source                
First Line: South from the splendor %that is yellowstone
Last Line: Nuclear %lab
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing


MAY DAY 1986, by KIM MATTSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Everything on the outside is the same this morning. On the outskirts of kiev
Last Line: Into day and I have forgotten everything. The air is blue: stalks of poison
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims; Kiev, Ukraine


NEAR THE DESERT TEST SITES (PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA), by SHEROD SANTOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Unlike almost everything
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing


NEVADA NUCLEAR TEST SITE, by JOCELYN HOLLIS    Poem Source                
First Line: There is no manger anymore
Last Line: And all above in the white storm's eye, %no place to be born, no place to die
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing


PLUTONIAN ODE, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: What new element before us unborn in nature?
Last Line: Space, so ah!
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


POST-MODERNISM, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pinup of rita hayworth was taped
Last Line: Do I know him?
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Bombs; Death; Hiroshima, Japan; Nuclear War; Schools; Teaching & Teachers; Actresses; Dead, The; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Students; Educators; Professors


POSTCARD OF ATOMIC BOMB TEST, YUCCA FLAT, 1953, by JOHN DUFFRESNE    Poem Source                
First Line: Say there is an explosion so great it shakes off
Last Line: You tell yourself, only a test
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing


PRO-NUKE BLUES, by ALAN DUGAN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Bloom you flowers while you can
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


SIMULTANEOUSLY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Simultaneously, five thousand miles apart
Last Line: Sprouting leaves.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


SMOKE, by HUGH STEINBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: Upon visiting the site of the bravo shot
Last Line: The world was still there %after he had left it behind him
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing


SPRING SNOW, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A spring snow coincides with plum blossoms
Last Line: In memory people outline bodies on walls.
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Victims; Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


TERMINAL COLLOQUY, by CHARLES MARTIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
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


THE BATH: AUGUST 6, 1945, by KIMIKO HAHN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bathing the summer night
Last Line: And to take hold.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Hiroshima, Japan; Nuclear War; Peace; Radiation & Radiation Sickness; Social Protest; Survival; War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE FUNDAMENTAL PROJECT OF TECHNOLOGY, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under glass: glass dishes which changed
Last Line: To look back and say, a flash, a white flash sparkled.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Judgment Day; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE GARDEN, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were talking about poetry
Last Line: Preparing to open the door.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Poetry & Poets; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE GARDEN SHUKKEI-EN, by CAROLYN FORCHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By way of a vanished bridge we cross this river
Last Line: It is the bell to awaken god that we've heard ringing
Alternate Author Name(s): Sidlosky, Carolyn
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE HORSE, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They spoke of the horse alive
Last Line: Their bones in one mad dance.
Subject(s): Animals; Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Hiroshima, Japan; Horses; Nuclear Freeze


THE LOS ALAMOS MUSEUM, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In this museum is a replica of little boy and fat man. In
Last Line: Speed of light, but you can see it here in slow motion.
Subject(s): Hiroshima, Japan; Museums; Nagasaki, Japan; Nuclear War; Art Gallerys; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE SEVENTH HELL: OF SMOKE, WHERE FIRE-RAISERS TRY .. ESCAPE, by JEROME ROTHENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The houses of men are on fire
Subject(s): Men; Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


TIME OF THE MISSILE, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


TRYING TO TALK WITH A MAN, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out in this desert we are testing bombs
Last Line: As if we were testing anything else.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Testing; Men; Nuclear Freeze


TWELVE O'CLOCK, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At seventeen I've come to read a poem
Last Line: And everything, forever, everything is changed.
Subject(s): Einstein, Albert (1879-1955); Heisenberg, Werner Karl (1901-1976); Hiroshima, Japan; Nuclear War; Parents; Poetry & Poets; Women; Women's Rights; World War Ii; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Parenthood; Feminism; Second World War


VAPOR TRAILS, by GARY SNYDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twin streaks twice higher than cumulus
Last Line: —spotting that design.
Subject(s): Air Force - United States; Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


VERTICAL OR HOW HALVED GOURDS GLAZED WITH RAIN WATER REFLECT ATOMIC..., by VIRGIL SUAREZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's one of those blistering desert days
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Soldiers; War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


WAHSAH, by JOSEPH BRUCHAC    Poem Text                
First Line: Then old man spoke to the people
Last Line: We must answer: no!!!!
Variant Title(s): Wahsah Zeh (war Dance) - As Long As The Grass
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


WATCHING 'DARK CIRCLE', by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Men are willing to observe
Last Line: And ruth landy of the independent documentary group.
Subject(s): Atomic Bomb - Testing; Christianity; Motion Pictures, Documentary; Religion; Theology


WHEN, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder now only when it will happen
Last Line: It will look so beautiful.
Subject(s): Amputees; Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


WHEN THE VACATION IS OVER FOR GOOD, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It will be strange
Last Line: We are dying.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Vacation; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


WHO WOULD BE FREE, THEMSELVES MUST STRIKE THE BLOW, by JUNE JORDAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cow could not stand up. The deadly river
Subject(s): Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE, by PETER PORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The polar dew has just warned that a nuclear rocket strike
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Nuclear War; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb