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Subject: AUNTS
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A BIRTHDAY CARD, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In her eighties now, and weak and ill
Subject(s): Aunts; Sickness; Birthdays; Illness


A FAMILY TURN, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD                Poet's Biography
First Line: All her kamikaze friends admired my aunt
Subject(s): Aunts


A VISIT, by JACK MERTEN    Poem Text            
First Line: As she stirred her coffee at dinner in our house
Last Line: Whereupon I went out in the garden and threw stones at the hens.
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life; Guests; Relatives; Visiting


AGA KHAN, by STEPHEN ORLEN               
First Line: My aunt bebe %used to visit by surprise
Last Line: Her protector, friend, %on his passage in %and out of that tiny universe %and when would he ever sto
Alternate Author Name(s): Orlen, Steve
Subject(s): Aunts; Poetry And Poets


AN EPITAPH ON MY DEAR AUNT, MRS. ANN STANHOPE, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forbear, bold passenger, forbear
Last Line: Here she, who was the best of women, lies.
Subject(s): Aunts; Epitaphs


AN EPITAPH UPON THE DEATH OF HIS AUNT, ELIZABETH SKRYMSHER, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loe here beholde the certaine ende, of every living wight
Last Line: That wee may live with christ himselfe, (above) that lives for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Aunts


AT AUNTY'S HOUSE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One time, when we'z at aunty's house
Last Line: When we et on the porch!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Aunts; Cherry Trees; Country Life


AUNT FLOSSY, by JEAN PRIESTLEY FLANAGAN               
First Line: She climbs the stairs
Last Line: Around noon %she'll have a beer
Subject(s): Aunts; Old Age; Women


AUNT HANNAH JACKSON, by FENTON JOHNSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: Despite her sixty years aunt hannah jackson rubs on other people's
Last Line: Her a good-natured fool
Subject(s): Aunts; Old Age


AUNT JANE, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: Aunt jane has little shiny feet
Last Line: To think how soon aunt jane will die.
Subject(s): Aunts; Mortality


AUNT JANEY AND MABEL COOK SOUL FOOD, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: Aunt janey
Last Line: Boil and pickle them?' she said.'
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Aunts


AUNT JANEY MEETS SISTER CAUDHILL, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: Aunt janey would buy her hats from sister caudhill, the hat lady, who
Last Line: You at it!'
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Aunts


AUNT JANEY RESTIN' HER EYES SOME, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: I remember how she'd
Last Line: I was just restin' my eyes some
Subject(s): Aunts; Memory


AUNT JANEY SPEAKS OF THE CROOKED PREACHER, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: Aunt janey suddenly
Last Line: Screw him into the ground.'
Subject(s): Aunts; Baptists; Preaching And Preachers


AUNT JANEY VISITED BY THE SPIRIT, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: It was a hot
Last Line: In my arms
Subject(s): Aunts; Catholics; Churches; Preaching And Preachers


AUNT JANEY'S GREAT NORTHERNS AND BACON FAT, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: Aunt janey could
Last Line: And sizzling bacon grease
Subject(s): Aunts; Prayer


AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH            Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt jennifer's tigers prance across a screen
Subject(s): Animals; Aunts; Imagination; Love - Marital; Tapestries; Tigers; Women's Rights; Fancy; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Feminism


AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH                Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt jennifer's tigers prance across a screen
Last Line: Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid
Subject(s): Animals; Aunts; Imagination; Love - Marital; Tapestries; Tigers; Women's Rights


AUNT MARIA AND THE GOURDS, by DONALD DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt maria, to whom all doors are open
Subject(s): Aunts


AUNT MARY, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt mary died of eating twelve red peppers
Last Line: I pray the tear she taught me of us all
Subject(s): Death; Aunts; Gluttony; Dead, The


AUNT MARY'S, by CHARLES EDWARD MANN               
First Line: On the table, a half used two-slice toaster
Last Line: But absence, her imprint in the chair
Subject(s): Aunts; Food And Eating


AUNT SOPHIA, by LENORE MAYHEW               
First Line: Under the soft hair of her wig
Last Line: To worry when that day will be
Subject(s): Aunts; Memory


AUNT TABITHA; THE YOUNG GIRL'S POEM, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whatever I do, and whatever I say
Last Line: Aunt tabitha'll tell me she never did so!
Subject(s): Aunts


AUNTIE JO, by FAIRFAX DOWNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: My auntie jo / makes a mouth like an 'o'
Last Line: My auntie will shoot the whole nickel.
Subject(s): Aunts; Dancing & Dancers


AUNTIE'S SKIRTS, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever auntie moves around
Last Line: And trundle after through the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 15
Subject(s): Aunts; Noises; Sound


AUNTS, by ALFONSO QUIJADA URIAS               
First Line: They always went out together every afternoon
Last Line: Until they formed between their fingers a lump, a little gray ball
Subject(s): Aunts; Politics


AUNTY, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm sorry for a feller if he hasn't any aunt
Last Line: If pa's bought another baby in the time I've been away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Aunts


BACKYARD GARDENING IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, by ANNA LEAHY               
First Line: I have an aunt who looks %into the backyards of neighbors
Last Line: Waiting fo rht ecardinals to come %together to feed
Subject(s): Aunts; Springfield, Illinois


BECAUSE I COULD NOT GO HOME FOR MY AUNT'S FUNERAL, by DEBRA KANG DEAN               
First Line: Because my mother's parents were immigrants
Last Line: She coasts down the hill, poised, a surfer riding the big wave
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean, Debi Kang
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life; Immigrants


BLUE DRESS, by RUTH MORRIS MOOSE               
First Line: We buried her in blue
Last Line: For eighty-six years %plus two
Subject(s): Aunts; Death; Funerals


CARD SHARKS, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: They all sat around
Last Line: If I deal the next hand?'
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life; Reunions; Uncles


CHERRY, by STUART JOHN DYBEK               
First Line: Another wedding & aunt cherry %the only thing sexy about it
Last Line: To concentrate his tiny kleig lights %on aunt cherry's legs
Subject(s): Aunts


CURE PORCHES, by MARGOT SCHILPP    Poem Text            
First Line: Long before I was born, my aunt johanna caught
Subject(s): Aunts; Hospitals; Tuberculosis; Consumption (pathology)


DANCING WITH AUNT JANEY, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: Aunt janey, in a tight black dress on new year's day
Last Line: And anointed my brow
Subject(s): Aunts; Dancing And Dancers; Holidays; New Year


DEAR AUNT CHOFI, by DAISY ZAMORA               
First Line: You weren't the aunt chofi of jaime sabines' poem
Last Line: Perhaps you recognize yourself %in this mirror
Subject(s): Aunts; Politics


DEMIGODDESS, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt myrtle was very old now and lived
Subject(s): Aunts; Old Age; Raccoons


DEMIGODDESS, by JAMES TATE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt myrtle was very old now and lived
Last Line: Enough in this world
Subject(s): Aunts; Old Age; Raccoons


DIRE WARNINGS: AUNT ALICE: APPLIED ENGINEER, by ELAINE HATFIELD               
First Line: Don't shake coke bottles. They'll explode
Last Line: Unplug all the electrical appliances during a storm so %the house won't burn down
Subject(s): Advice; Aunts


DIRE WARNINGS: FROM AUNT EILEEN: SOCIAL ARBITER, by ELAINE HATFIELD               
First Line: Don't chew with your mouth open
Last Line: Get your feet off the coffee table
Subject(s): Aunts; Etiquette


DIRE WARNINGS: MY AUNT ROSEMARY: AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE, by ELAINE HATFIELD               
First Line: Love thy neighbor as thyself
Last Line: If you get married, don't ask me to watch your kids
Subject(s): Aunts; Neighbors


ELEVEN A.M. ON DAY OFF, SISTER .. DESPERATE FOR BABYSITTER, by SHARON HASHIMOTO               
First Line: Sitting in sunlight, the child
Last Line: She eats the core but saves the seeds %to plant in the soft earth of my yard
Subject(s): Aunts; Child Care


ELIZABETH HOAR, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Almost I am tempted to essay
Last Line: Never a poor return on self.
Subject(s): Aunts


FAMILY TURN, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD                Poet's Biography
First Line: All her kamikaze friends admired my aunt
Last Line: Pause -- 'and it's never been.'
Subject(s): Aunts


FOUR-LEAFED CLOVER, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cherished four-leafed clover
Last Line: Lies it there.
Subject(s): Aunts; Four-leaf Clovers


FROM OUR EMANCIPATED AUNT IN TOWN, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All has befallen as I say
Last Line: And send her greetings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Aunts


GOING TO MEET THE MASTER, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: My uncle charles
Last Line: With my young hand
Subject(s): Aunts; Death


GREAT-AUNT REBECCA, by ELIZABETH BREWSTER               
First Line: I remember my mother's aunt rebecca
Last Line: Soft as silk and tough as that thin wire %they use for snaring rabbits
Subject(s): Aunts; Pioneers


IF GOD WON'T TAKE ME WHY WON'T THE DEVIL?'; GREAT-GREAT-AUNT LEONORA, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We stroke your hands to make you smile
Last Line: Casting you back.
Subject(s): Aging; Aunts; Death; Dead, The


IN A NORTHERN COUNTRY, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday in a northern country
Subject(s): Aunts; Death; Dead, The


IN MEMORY OF ANN JONES, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: After the funeral, mule praises, brays
Variant Title(s): After The Funeral
Subject(s): Aunts; Funerals; Burials


IN MEMORY OF ANN JONES, by DYLAN THOMAS                Poet's Biography
First Line: After the funeral, mule praises, brays
Last Line: And the strutting fern lay seeds on the black sill
Variant Title(s): After The Funera
Subject(s): Aunts; Funerals


IN THE WAITING ROOM, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In worcester, massachusetts, / I went with aunt consuelo
Subject(s): Aunts; Children; Dentists; Imagination; Labor & Laborers; Pain; World War I; Childhood; Fancy; Work; Workers; Suffering; Misery; First World War


IN THE WAITING ROOM, by ELIZABETH BISHOP                Poet's Biography
First Line: In worcester, massachusetts, %I went with aunt consuelo
Last Line: And it was still the fifth %of february, 1918
Subject(s): Aunts; Children; Dentists; Imagination; Labor And Laborers; Pain; World War I


INTRODUCTION TO SOME POEMS, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD                Poet's Biography
First Line: Look: no one ever promised for sure
Last Line: Good: now it is time
Subject(s): Aunts


LATE, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your street was named for berries
Last Line: Today I would answer for all those other things.
Subject(s): Aunts; Childlessness; Family Life; Houses; Memory; Regret; Relatives


MAG, by FREDERICK MUNDLE               
First Line: Long after aunt mag went up
Last Line: For ourselves -- now there's no need %to mention our paranoia
Subject(s): Aunts; Fire


MY AUNT, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My aunt! My dear unmarried aunt! / long years have over her flown
Last Line: On my ancestral tree.
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Old Maids


MY AUNT, by EDWARD JAMES HUGHES                Poet's Biography
First Line: You've heard how a green thumb
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted
Subject(s): Aunts; Supernatural


MY AUNT, by NANCY (NAN) SHERMAN               
First Line: Memphis - wet and humid
Last Line: That hair %those hips
Subject(s): Aunts


MY AUNT ELLA MAE, by MICHAEL S. HARPER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was the first to tell me of juneteenth
Subject(s): Aunts; African Americans; Family Life; Negroes; American Blacks; Relatives


MY AUNT'S SPECTRE, by EDWARD JAMES MORTIMER COLLINS    Poem Text            
First Line: They tell me (but I really can't)
Last Line: And plague us as a spectre?
Alternate Author Name(s): Collins, Mortimer
Subject(s): Aunts; Ghosts; Supernatural


MY AUNTS, by ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always caught up in what they called
Subject(s): Aunts


MY AUNTS ON BOTH SIDES WITH THE LONGEVITY GENES, by ELIZABETH ZELVIN               
First Line: Still a virgin at ninety-one
Last Line: I guess the honeymoon is over
Subject(s): Aunts; Longevity; Psychoanalysis; Relationships


MY MOTHER'S SISTER, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see her against the pearl sky of dublin
Last Line: How can gthis be justified? How can it / be justified?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Old Maids


MY MOTHER'S SISTER, by CECIL DAY LEWIS                Poet's Biography
First Line: I see her against the pearl sky of dublin
Last Line: How can this be justified, how can it %be justified?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters


MY MOTHER'S YOUNG SISTER, by ROY MCFADDEN               
First Line: A new decade, the teacher cried
Last Line: Time being short, you had to travel fast
Subject(s): Aunts; Nostalgia


NEPHEW RUBS THE SORE FEET, by JAMES HARRISON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Creaks in the pulley
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Aunts; Grace; Nature


NEW YEAR'S 1965 AT AUNT JANEY'S, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: A hog's head
Last Line: Girl, you oughta be shot.'
Subject(s): Aunts; Holidays; New Year


OFRENDA FOR LOBO, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, fierce guardian angel
Last Line: You, entangle me. Come. Visit, if only for this night
Subject(s): Chicanos; Aunts; Ancestors & Ancestry; All Souls' Day; Mexican Americans


OLD-FASHIONED LADIES (TO THE MEMORY OF MY GREAT-AUNT, MADAME K-), by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An ample hall, a stair with wide
Last Line: That quaintness, calm and fine, god knows!
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life; Maturity; Relationships; Relatives


ON ERNEST DOWSON'S AUNT, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O grand old lady, how you hate
Last Line: And were as curates deified.
Subject(s): Aunts; Dowson, Ernest (1867-1900); Genius; Jealousy


ON MY AUNT MRS. A. K. DROWNED UNDER LONDON BRIDGE ... 1641, by ANNE KILLIGREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The darling of a father, good and wise
Last Line: The nation next, and king I will confound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Killegrew, Anne
Subject(s): Aunts; Drowning


OUT TO OLD AUNT MARY'S, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wasn't it pleasant, o brother
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Variant Title(s): Old Aunt Mary's
Subject(s): Aunts; Nostalgia; Youth


OUT TO OLD AUNT MARY'S, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Wasn't it pleasant, o brother
Last Line: Asleep this morning, whispering, %'tell %the boys to come.' ... And all is %well %out to old aunt ma
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Variant Title(s): Old Aunt Mary'
Subject(s): Aunts; Nostalgia; Youth


PHOTO OF EMILY, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI                Poet's Biography
First Line: She wore a cloche hat
Last Line: In the rue de seine
Subject(s): Aunts


PHOTOGRAPHY, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My aunt yetta sleeps, her mouth hanging open, her eyes
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Aunts; Photography & Photographers


SAPHRONIA, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN               
First Line: Born out of wedlock, she had a son
Last Line: She died sitting up in her chair. %her dog shed tears
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life


SATIN DOLL', by DAVID WOJAHN                Poet's Biography
First Line: It's probably the year her marriage
Last Line: Until this is a song she can dance with too, %and I can let her go
Subject(s): Aunts; Ellington, Edward Kennedy ("duke"); Jazz; Music And Musicians


SISTER EV, by FIONA HALL               
First Line: She was my aunt, long dead when I was born
Last Line: Your lemon-flavoured words I reassess %as pith, which, like your hair, now taunts in others
Subject(s): Aunts


SMALL DEFEATS: HANDIWORK, by GORDON WEAVER               
First Line: Constructs of memory are frail, like lace
Last Line: Than measured words are able to embrace
Subject(s): Aunts


SOLILOQUY OF A MAIDEN AUNT, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ladies bow, and partners set
Last Line: Than when I wore it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Aunts; Dancing & Dancers; Spinsters; Old Maids


THE FUNERAL, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It felt like the zero in brook ice
Last Line: The cancer ate her like horse piss eats deep snow.
Subject(s): Aunts; Cancer (disease); Farm Life; Funerals; Memory; Agriculture; Farmers; Burials


THE GREAT AUNTS OF MY CHILDHOOD, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Buns harden like pomanders
Last Line: With harsh yellow soap
Subject(s): Family Life; Aunts; Relatives


THE LOVING STRIP, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not for men alone do we remove our clothes
Last Line: Like young seals around our rock.
Subject(s): Aunts; Burlesque; Chicanos; Motion Pictures; Swimming & Swimmers; Theater & Theaters; Striptease; Mexican Americans; Movies; Cinema; Swimmers; Stage Life


THE PHOTO OF EMILY, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She wore a cloche hat
Subject(s): Aunts


THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT AUNT IDA, by EDWARD BUTSCHER               
First Line: I %alert eyes and benign smile
Last Line: The so slow crow cold turning %away from the light and me
Subject(s): Aunts


TITTY BOAT, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: My aunt
Last Line: Its black holds
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Aunts


TO AUNT ROSE, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt rose - now - might I see you
Subject(s): Aunts


TO AUNT ROSE, by ALLEN GINSBERG                Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt rose - now - might I see you
Last Line: The war in spain has ended long ago %aunt rose
Subject(s): Aunts


TO MY AUNT, ON HER BIRTHDAY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The muse shall breathe a native lay
Last Line: To bless our little band unite.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Aunts; Birthdays


TO MY AUNTY, by JANET LITTLE    Poem Text            
First Line: My ever dear an' worthy aunty
Last Line: Your sage advice in this to follow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Richmond, Janet; Little, Jennie
Subject(s): Advice; Aunts; Critics & Criticism


TRANSYLVANIA, by DIANNE STANNISH               
First Line: My aunt lived there
Last Line: Into mine. Twenty-seven, %alone, husbanded by danger
Subject(s): Aunts; Travel


TUNNEL, by NICANOR PARRA               
First Line: In my youth I lived for a time in the house of some aunts
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Youth


UNCLE AN' AUNT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy uncle us'd to be
Last Line: In leafy boughs a-swaÿèn.
Subject(s): Aunts; Farm Life; Gardens & Gardening; Happiness; Summer; Uncles; Agriculture; Farmers; Joy; Delight


UPPER PENINSULA LANDSCAPE WITH AUNTS, by PAMELA GEMIN               
First Line: Home from casino or fish fry
Last Line: Through needles' eyes %to the shimmering kingdom of heaven
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life; Women


VISITING AUNT AGGIE AND UNCLE LEW'S, by CRAIG PAULENICH               
First Line: I cannot recall the whole house
Last Line: Ascension into my own bed
Subject(s): Aunts; Card Games; Children; Uncles


WIDOWS, by LOUISE ELIZABETH GLUCK                Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother's playing cards with my aunt
Last Line: The one who has nothing wins
Subject(s): Aunts; Mothers; Widows And Widowers