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A FILIAL REPUBLIC, by SUSAN WHEELER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And out on the plaza, there were more people
Alternate Author Name(s): Wheeler, Sue
Subject(s): City & Town Life


A NEW YORK CHILD?«÷S GARDEN OF VERSES, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In winter I get up at night
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Youth; City & Town Life; Family Life; Relatives


A NEW-ENGLAND TOWN-AT NOON, by MARJORIE MUIR WORTHINGTON    Poem Text                
First Line: I walked thru an old new england town
Last Line: Without purpose or will to stop itself.
Alternate Author Name(s): Muir, Marjorie
Subject(s): City & Town Life; New England; Travel; Vacation; Journeys; Trips


A SIDE STREET, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the warm sunday afternoons
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): City & Town Life


ADMISSIONS AGAINST INTEREST, by LAWRENCE JOSEPH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Taking my time, literal as I seemed, crazy
Last Line: But sell it cheaply to survive
Subject(s): Arab Americans; City & Town Life


AFTER MIDNIGHT, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark streets are deserted,
Subject(s): Night; City & Town Life; Bedtime


ALL LIFE IN A LIFE, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His father had a large family
Subject(s): Family Life; City & Town Life; Wealth; Social Protest; Capital Punishment; Conduct Of Life; Relatives; Riches; Fortunes; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


AND TO SEE THE CITY AGAIN AND TO SEE IT AGAIN, by PATRIZIA CAVALLI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): City & Town Life


AUBADE, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up and down the street the sound
Last Line: Up and down the street the sound
Subject(s): City & Town Life


AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN GREEN, by LINDA PASTAN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: At summer camp, / I wrapped my arms around
Last Line: In my own small commonwealth
Subject(s): Camping; Trees; Bronx, New York City; Country Life; City & Town Life; Nature; Camps; Summer Camps


BARBED WIRE, by DAVID LEE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It aint no easy way / to find the endpiece of wore
Last Line: Won't never get this damn fence done
Subject(s): City & Town Life - Utah; Farm Life; Inventions & Inventors; Agriculture; Farmers


BEANS AND FRANKS, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When newberry's closed
Subject(s): Novelty Stores; Store Closings; City & Town Life


BEYOND WORDS, by KEVIN YOUNG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you bomb / the ind
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; Popular Culture - United States


BLOOD ON THE WHEEL, by JUAN FELIPE HERRERA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blood on the night soil man en route to the country prison
Last Line: Bronze dead gold & diamond deep. Blood be fast
Subject(s): Blood; Social Commentary; City & Town Life


BUDAPEST, MARCH 1928: THE GENIUS OF FRIENDSHIP, by SUSAN STEWART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was not so much terror then
Subject(s): Budapest, Hungary; Photography & Photographers; City & Town Life


CALMLY WE WALK THROUGH THIS APRIL'S DAY, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Time; Transience; City & Town Life; Memory; Impermanence


CAPTIVE, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, kirkwood is a fine town, snugly nestled by the / hills
Last Line: Holds me captive to the music of the multitude's great heart.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; City & Town Life


CHARMING, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The remnant industry of a dying town's itself
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CITY AT NIGHT, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The blue-black plumes of the fountain
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Night; Bedtime


CITY ELEGEIS: 1. THE DAY DREAMERS, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day all over the city every person
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CITY ELEGIES: 2. EVERYWHERE I GO, THERE I AM, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hot days of errands and badges, paper, shrill rage
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CITY ELEGIES: 3. HOUSE HOUR, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the pale honey of a kitchen light
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Houses


CITY ELEGIES: 4. STREET MUSIC, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet babylon, headphones. Song bones.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Music & Musicians


CONSTRUCTION, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the sidewalk
Subject(s): City & Town Life


COUVRE-FEU; AFTER PAUL ELUARD (IN PEACETIME), by JEAN VALENTINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What could you expect
Last Line: Were on flesh one bone
Subject(s): City & Town Life


CROSSTOWN, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back in new york I grab a cab at port authority
Subject(s): New York City; Taxis; Immigrants; City & Town Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


DECLINE AND FALL, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We had a city also. Hand in hand
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Ruins; Defeat


DIMANCHE BLEU, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chestnut flowers are falling
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Abandonment; Desertion


DOCTOR FROLIC, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; Physicians; Doctors


DOG, by WELDON KEES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This night is monstrous winter winter when the rats
Last Line: And where my name must be
Subject(s): Dogs; City & Town Life


DRINKS IN THE TOWN SQUARE, by RACHEL WETZSTEON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No sooner had they carried their martinis
Last Line: Fists in their pockets, daggers in their eyes
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; City & Town Life; Wine


EAST SIXTY-FIFTH, by CHARLES MARTIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Erotic cannibals, we eat up
Subject(s): City & Town Life


ELEVATED, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fifty years the butcher shop
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Time


EVENING, STARY SACZ, by ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun sets behind the market square, and the nettle leaves reflect
Subject(s): City & Town Life


EVERYTHING'S A FAKE, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Coyote scruff in canyons off mulholland drive. Fragrance of sage and rosemary, now
Last Line: But a symptom nonetheless
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary; California


FLAMMONDE, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The man flammonde, from god knows where
Last Line: Horizons for the man flammonde.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Mystery


FLOOD SERMON, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the night, we got up, surely half the town
Last Line: That the world was leass good than it was bad
Subject(s): Floods; City & Town Life


FOGHORN IN HORROR, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know that behind these walls is the city, over these rooftops in the sun
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Fog; Haze


FRAGMENT OF THE HEAD OF A QUEEN, by CATE MARVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you known the roar of an estranging city
Subject(s): Heads; Statues; City & Town Life


FROM TOWN, by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We're the children of the open and we hate / the haunts o' men
Last Line: Ee—yow! A-ridin' up the rocky trail from town!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Variant Title(s): Ridin' Up The Rocky Trail From Town
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Cowboys; Ranch Life; Roads; West (u.s.); Paths; Trails; Southwest; Pacific States


GAIN, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A backwall of mirrors in a deserted store
Last Line: Yellow in the whites of my eyes. Pretend to wonder why
Subject(s): City & Town Life


GAYHEART, A STORY OF DEFEAT, by DANA BURNET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gayheart came in june, I saw his heels
Last Line: But I behold him in the city's eyes.
Subject(s): Boarding Houses; Poetry & Poets; Success; City & Town Life


GENIUS LOCI, by BRIAN TEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Make it / the place
Subject(s): Oakland, California; City & Town Life; Life Choices


HOMETOWN, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The three pronged armory tower, the civic statue
Subject(s): Home; City & Town Life


HOTEL FRANCOIS 1ER, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a very little while and they had gone in front of it. It was that they had liked it
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Friendship; Language; City & Town Life; Art & Artists; Social Commentaries; Male-female Relations; Words; Vocabulary


IN CITIES, BE ALERT, by ANNIE FINCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You may hear that your heartbeat is uneven
Subject(s): City & Town Life


INCREMENT, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So populous the region
Subject(s): City & Town Life


INDUSTRIAL LACE, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The city had such pretty clotheslines.
Subject(s): City & Town Life


IT'S NOT ME SHOUTING AT NO ONE, by LAWRENCE JOSEPH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Before dawn, on the street again
Last Line: To be alone
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 15, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the street I have just left
Subject(s): City & Town Life


KALIGHAT IN CALCUTTA, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Calcutta, India; City & Town Life


LETTER TO A CITY UNDER SIEGE, by CAROLYN FORCHE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Turning the pages of the book you have lent me of your wounded city
Alternate Author Name(s): Sidlosky, Carolyn
Subject(s): City & Town Life


LIFE ON THE LAKES: ORDERS, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: It is in or out as the orders send
Last Line: To the weathered wharves of the grey old town.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Memory


LIFE ON THE LAKES: OUTWARD BOUND, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The waters lap by the pier's green side
Last Line: In ghostly sheath.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Fields; Home; Travel; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Journeys; Trips


LIKE NEW, by LINDA GREGERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ones too broke or wise to get parts
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Baltimore, Maryland


LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW POEM, by DENIS JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sounds of traffic
Last Line: It shines so
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary


LOVE IN THE CITY OF LIGHT BENT BACK, by CHARLES MARTIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Being deceives, they believe: their existence
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


MEAT, by AUGUST KLEINZAHLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How much meat moves
Subject(s): City & Town Life


MILWAUKEE AVENUE, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Asphering sky, like a drop curtain hangs
Subject(s): Chicago; City & Town Life


MOON, MOON, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon follows me street by street
Subject(s): Moon; City & Town Life


NIGHT CELESTIAL, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You know the towns by neon. The plants and camps
Subject(s): City & Town Life


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen to the muse's lyre
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Drinks & Drinking; Wine


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 10, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Or, in that light, new arts! Dithyrambic, audience-as-artists! But I will listen to a man
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 13, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Unable to begin
Subject(s): Alienation Social Psychology); City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 14, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot even now
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Veterans; City & Town Life; Estrangement; Outcasts


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 19, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Now in the helicopters the casual will
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Life, Modern


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 2, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: So spoke of the existence of things
Subject(s): Skyscrapers; City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 6, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: We are pressed, pressed on each other
Subject(s): City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 7, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Obsessed, bewildered
Subject(s): Shipwrecks; City & Town Life


OF BEING NUMEROUS, 8, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Amor fati / the love of fate
Subject(s): Fate; City & Town Life; Destiny


ON THE NIGHT EXPRESS, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: Click-clack, click-clack, shouts the trampled track
Last Line: But the cities their scenery.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Railroads; Railways; Trains


ONE NIGHT IN BALTHAZAR, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The hotel bar downstairs
Last Line: As if he was the one
Subject(s): City & Town Life


OUT OF METROPOLIS, by LYNN EMANUEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Variant Title(s): Film Noir: Train Trip Out Of Metropolis
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Travel; Railroads; Journeys; Trips; Railways; Trains


PANORAMA, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Street sights! Street sounds! The wonder of it grows
Last Line: And flamed from every star!
Subject(s): City & Town Life


PEDESTRIAN, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Tottering and elastic, middle name of groan,
Subject(s): City & Town Life


PEOPLE WHO MUST, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I put my easel on the roof of a skyscraper
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; City & Town Life


PHOTO OF A MAN ON SUNSET DRIVE: 1914, 2008, by RICHARD BLANCO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And so it began: the earth torn, split open
Last Line: For years after I too disappear into a photo
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Photography & Photographers


PIGEONS AT DAWN, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Extraordinary efforts are being made
Subject(s): Morning; City & Town Life; Pigeons


PLEASURES OF TOWN AND COUNTRY, by THOMAS FITZGERALD    Poem Text                
First Line: No! No! 'tis in vain, in this turbulent town
Last Line: "would be sentenced to dig in the mine?"
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Country Life


POEM ABOUT PEOPLE, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The jaunty crop-haired graying
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; Relationships; Jews; Judaism


PREGNANCY, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Inside the pomegranate is the blue sky
Subject(s): Wisconsin; Paris, France; Animals; City & Town Life; Country Life


PROLETARIAN PORTRAIT, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A big young bareheaded woman
Subject(s): City & Town Life


PROLOGUE, by JUDY JORDAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In winterís spider-eyed light strung through steam grates, the
Last Line: Lover boy & philly boy. Wanna-beís and gonna-beís
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Human Behavior; City & Town Life; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


PROSE 22, by PALMER. MICHAEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Plan of the city of o. The great square
Subject(s): City & Town Life


PUPPET-MAKER, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In his fear of solitude, he made us.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Solitude; Night; Loneliness; Bedtime


READY FOR THE CANNERY, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm tired of phrases chock full of praise
Subject(s): New York City; City & Town Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


RELATING TO ROBINSON, by WELDON KEES    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere in chelsea, early summer
Last Line: The boats moved silently and the low whistles blew
Subject(s): Ghosts; City & Town Life


SAN FRANCISCO UNDER FOG, by GLADYS ADELINA LEWIS    Poem Text                
First Line: City of my dreams, like pearl the dew
Last Line: The city of my dreams!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewys, Georges
Subject(s): City & Town Life; San Francisco


SEVENTH STREET, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts
Subject(s): African Americans; City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; United States - Prohibition (1919-1933); Negroes; American Blacks


SHORT ODE TO MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, by RACHEL WETZSTEON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Convergence of worlds, old stomping ground,
Subject(s): Morningside Heights, New York City; City & Town Life


SLAUGHTER STREET, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One time years ago a man tried to sell
Subject(s): Children; Abandonment; City & Town Life; Childhood; Desertion


SLUMS, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The slow day burns across the rubble dial
Subject(s): Slums; City & Town Life; Tenements


SOLITAIRE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When night drifts along the streets of the city
Subject(s): Night; City & Town Life; Imagination; Bedtime; Fancy


SONNET: 10. TO A FRIEND, by WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, then, join the murmurming city's throng
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Friendship


SPRING DAY: MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Swirl of crowded streets. Shock and recoil of traffic.
Subject(s): Spring; City & Town Life


STATE AND 32ND, COLD MORNING BLUES, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A girl in a torn chemise
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Morning


STREETS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I wandered through the eight hundred and eight streets of the city
Subject(s): Women; Beauty; City & Town Life


STREETS, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: A man leaves the world
Subject(s): Death; City & Town Life; Sleep; Streets; Dead, The; Avenues


SUBMERGED CITY, by ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That city will be no more, no halos
Subject(s): City & Town Life


SUMMER IN A SMALL TOWN, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, the young mothers are beautiful
Last Line: Now. Steal pleasure
Subject(s): City & Town Life


TATTOOED CITY, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I, who am only an incomprehensible
Subject(s): Self; City & Town Life


THE AVENUES, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Some nights when you're off
Subject(s): Solitude; Night; Restaurants; City & Town Life; Love; Bedtime; Cafes; Diners


THE BEASTS, by CARL RAKOSI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fresh mollusk morning puts a foot
Alternate Author Name(s): Rawley, Callmann
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Capitalism; Social Commentaries; Social Classes; Immigrants; Caste; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE BOARDING, by DENIS JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One of these days under the white
Last Line: Iím telling you out of my soul
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Social Commentary


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: GAULEY BRIDGE, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Camera at the crossing sees the city
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE CITY'S LOVE, by CLAUDE MCKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For one brief golden moment rare like wine
Alternate Author Name(s): Edwards, Eli
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE COFFEE CUP, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The newspaper, the coffee cup, the dog's
Subject(s): Death; City & Town Life; Dead, The


THE DAY THE WINDS, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day the wnds went underground I gasped for breath
Subject(s): Breath; Wind; City & Town Life; Pollution


THE FRIENDS OF HERACLITUS, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Your friend has died, with whom
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Imaginary Conversations; City & Town Life; Philosophy & Philosophers; Dead, The


THE GOOD TOWN, by EDWIN MUIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look at it well. This was the good town once
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE GRAVE, THE MINE, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Taking off from the city
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE HOMESICK COWBOY, by EARL ALONZO BRININSTOOL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm tired and sick of the city
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Cowboys; Homesickness


THE INITIATE, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: St. John of the cross wore dark glasses
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: APOSTLE TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After your death
Last Line: Beautiful the nerves pouring around in her like palace fire
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Death


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: DESERT TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the sage came back in
Last Line: Waiting itself
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Homecoming; Waiting


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ENTGEGENWARTIGUNG TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard you are coming after me
Last Line: You went past.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Fear


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: HOLDERLIN TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You are mad to mourn alone
Last Line: Props hurtle past you
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Mourning


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LEAR TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Clamor the bells falling bells
Last Line: Into the kill-hole
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Winter


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: SEPTEMBER TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One fear is that
Last Line: Brother from the police
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF SPRING ONCE AGAIN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is always like what it used to be'
Last Line: Reached us
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Spring


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF THE DEATH OF SIN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is sin?
Last Line: Black as a wind over the forests
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Sin


THE MINNEAPOLIS POEM, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder how many old men last winter
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Minneapolis; City & Town Life; Brothers; Death; Half-brothers; Dead, The


THE SONGS OF MAXIMUS: SONG 1, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Colored pictures
Subject(s): Language; City & Town Life; Words; Vocabulary


THE SONGS OF MAXIMUS: SONG 2, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All / wrong
Subject(s): Travel; City & Town Life; Journeys; Trips


THE SOURCE, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If the city has roots, they are in filth
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE TIRED WORKER, by CLAUDE MCKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O whisper, o my soul! The afternoon
Alternate Author Name(s): Edwards, Eli
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE TOWN BY THE RIVER, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the watcher by the way
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE WANDERER, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm talking about what isn't there anymore,
Subject(s): Friendship; Family Life; City & Town Life; Farewell; Love; Relatives; Parting


THE WHARF ON THAMES-SIDE: WINTER DAWN, by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Day begins: cold and misty on soiled snow
Subject(s): Morning; Winter; London; Wharves; City & Town Life; Piers


THE WHEELCHAIR BUTTERFLY, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sleepy city of reeling wheelchairs
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THE WHITENESS, by HILDA MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep, deep under white now I longed to be
Alternate Author Name(s): Auerbach, Hilda; Wolpe, Stefan, Mrs.
Subject(s): Snow; City & Town Life


THERE IS, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THERE'S MANY A LONESOME DAISY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: There's many a lonesome daisy where never a child can be
Last Line: As if there were never a brooklet and never a daisy grew!
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Children


THERE'S TROUBLE EVERYWHERE, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There the blind man and his personal dark
Subject(s): Blindness; Homeless; City & Town Life; Visually Handicapped


THIS CITY, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: This apartment with no furniture,
Subject(s): City & Town Life


THREE STAGES, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When a city undergoes diaster, it moves as a mass
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Disasters


TO NOWHERE, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I carry my keys like a weapon
Last Line: On a mission to nowhere
Subject(s): Fear; Keys; City & Town Life


TO TOWN, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He never laughed or saw the need for laughter
Subject(s): City & Town Life


UPPER BROADWAY SUNDAY, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: It is high noon over upper broadway
Last Line: Dionysos has swallowed apollo
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; City & Town Life


URBAN GALLERY, by RACHEL WETZSTEON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the wind invades the treetops
Subject(s): Human Behavior; City & Town Life; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


VI, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Midsummer stretches beside me with its cat's yawn.
Subject(s): City & Town Life


VICTORY, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no rescue mission where it isnít freezing
Last Line: Into hip-hop? Dunnoóbut itís wonderful
Subject(s): Youth; Social Commentary; City & Town Life


VIEW FROM THE HOTEL LOBBY, by SHEROD SANTOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bleary by noon, the whitewashed
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Landscape


WARM DAYS IN JANUARY, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It has never been so easy to cry
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Ancestors & Ancestry; Hotels; Male-female Relations; Heritage; Heredity; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


WEST FOURTH STREET, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sycamores are leafing out
Subject(s): Imigrants; City & Town Life; Greenwich Village, New York City


WILD GARDENS OVERLOOKED BY NIGHT LIGHTS, by BARBARA GUEST    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Parking lot trucks overlooked by night lights. Buildings
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Reality


WINTER WORDS, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Day after day in a high room between
Subject(s): Harlem (new York City); City & Town Life


YOU CAN?«÷T WARM YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF A BOOK BUT YOU CAN WARM YOUR HOPES THERE, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Feathers fluffed the ashtray bin at the bottom of the elevator. Feathers and a smeared
Last Line: His rilke with a gentle smile
Subject(s): City & Town Life


YOU: PART 18, by RON SILLIMAN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: P=h=I=l=a=d=e=l=p=h=I=a. Under the dogwood tree,
Subject(s): Language Poetry; City & Town Life


YOUR MART AND MINE, by MABEL A. HANSON    Poem Text                
First Line: I wish I could sing of the cities
Last Line: In shop, or in office, or wide-sloping hill.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Hearts; South Dakota