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A POEM FOR THE CRUEL MAJORITY, by JEROME ROTHENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The cruel majority emerges!
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Social Classes; Democracy; Caste


ACCOMPLICES, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: After all those years
Last Line: Into subterranean pools %to contemplate darkness again
Subject(s): China - Democracy


AFTER THE NEWSCAST, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Past tribal heart's rusty twists
Last Line: It's time
Subject(s): Cities; Democracy; News; Urban Life


AFTER THE NIGHT, by JIANG SHIWEI    Poem Source                
First Line: Softly, you open your door
Last Line: Like two fish after mating, %each swimming its own way
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ALL, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: All is fated %all cloudly
Last Line: Every explosion heralds an instant of stillness, %every death reverberates forever
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ALSO ALL; IN ANSWER TO BEI DAO'S 'ALL', by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not all trees are felled by storms
Last Line: Though we might stumble under the load
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ANSWER, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: The scoundrel carries his baseness around like an id card
Last Line: Can you see it there? That ancient ideogram - %the eye of the future, gazing back
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ARK, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The ship you've boarded
Last Line: Till cool flames float up %from every cabin
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ASSEMBLY LINE, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In time's assembly line
Last Line: For my own manufactured fate
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy


AUGUST SLEEPWALKER, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: The stone bell tolls on the seabed
Last Line: The august sleepwalker %has seen the sun in the night
Subject(s): China - Democracy


AUGUST SLEEPWALKER, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: On the sea-floor a stone bell, tolling
Last Line: The august sleepwalker has seen %the midnight sun
Subject(s): China - Democracy


AUTUMN, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Autumn's a blue country
Last Line: The destination sign will fall %from the side of my railroad car
Subject(s): China - Democracy


BEI TAI-HE BEACH, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I felt like a child of eight that night
Last Line: The anchorage of the heart
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Longing


BITS OF REMINISCENCE, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A toppled wine-cup
Last Line: A dream, half-illumined, half-obscure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Chinese Literature; Memory


BLACK-AND-WHITE SKETCHES, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: My world is burning like my palms
Last Line: The lilacs tremble in the gathering dark
Subject(s): China - Democracy


BLOOD OF ONE ENTIRE CLASS HAS ALREADY BEEN SHED, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
Last Line: Again the red terror begins %its savage hammering
Subject(s): China - Democracy


BY BLUE ONTARIO'S SHORE, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By blue ontario's shore, / as I mused of these warlike days & of peace return'd
Last Line: You by my charm I invoke.
Variant Title(s): As I Sat Alone By Blue Ontario's Shore
Subject(s): Democracy; Poetry & Poets; United States; America


CAPITAL 'I', by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: I stare into the sun, at the bright dawn
Last Line: The east is merely a myth no loner!
Subject(s): China - Democracy


CARNAGE: 6. DESTINY, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are what we imagine, and our deeds
Last Line: And dream from that despair — democracy.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Subject(s): Democracy; Fate; World War I; Destiny; First World War


CHASING THE SUN, by YU YOUZE    Poem Source                
First Line: The day kau-fu set out he was already old
Last Line: When he raised his eyes he'd see peaches rolling all round him over hills and valleys
Subject(s): China - Democracy


CRACK, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Hidden among boards and stones
Last Line: A centipede dangles like a spring, %then vanishes
Subject(s): China - Democracy


CROSSTOWN, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back in new york I grab a taxi at port authority
Last Line: X-rays, so itís cancer
Subject(s): New York City; City Traffic; Taxis; Buses; Democracy; War; Politics & Politicians; African Americans; Racism; Nightmares


DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: President roosevelt, you
Last Line: I await your reply
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Democracy


DEMOCRACY, by DERICK BURLESON    Poem Source                
First Line: Here it's the rainy season, but it still hasn't rained
Last Line: Something was bound to happen soon
Subject(s): Democracy; Rwanda


DEMOCRACY, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Democracy, those men have done thee wrong
Last Line: See freedom widen in the people's care.
Subject(s): Democracy


DEMOCRACY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bearer of freedom's holy light
Last Line: The homage of his generous youth.
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Liberty


DEMOCRACY AT HAND, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He is coming, brothers, coming
Last Line: Hail, all hail, democracy!
Subject(s): Democracy


DEMOS, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All you that are enamored of my name
Last Line: Still to be wrangling in a noisy grave.
Subject(s): Democracy


DIVIDING THE SKY, by YU YOUZE    Poem Source                
First Line: Pan-gu crouched up there
Last Line: Pan-gu drifted to sleep while the moon foretold a heavenly spring
Subject(s): China - Democracy


DREAM GARDEN, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: We slip into a dream
Last Line: Cold blood gleaming %from its mouth
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ELEGY, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: A widow offers her broken tears to an ideal
Last Line: Our bed adrift on morning's river
Subject(s): China - Democracy


FAIRY TALES; FOR GU CHENG, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You believed in your own story
Last Line: The world may be tiny %but the heart's enormous
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy


FALLEN LEAVES, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon sets, a sliver of ice
Last Line: For the start of a new green dream %to begin the cycle again
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy


FALLEN TREE, by JIANG SHIWEI    Poem Source                
First Line: On the branches of a fallen tress
Last Line: I can see its skelton on the ground
Subject(s): China - Democracy


FEAR II, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Fear was no longer that continuous presence that took pleasure
Last Line: A time of %lies and idleness
Subject(s): Death; Democracy; Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Fear; Human Rights - Argentina


FOR YOU O DEMOCRACY, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, I will make the continent indissoluble
Last Line: For you, for you I am trilling these songs.
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Patriotism; Liberty


FROM DEATH'S POINT OF VIEW, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Looking from death's point of view
Last Line: Those screams that freeze your spine
Subject(s): China - Democracy


GALLERY, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The fog creeps blindly onward, pulling out of the station
Last Line: Like a sleigh %across a wound
Subject(s): China - Democracy


GIFTS, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dream is the dream of a pond
Last Line: Because all that I am %has been a gift from earth
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy


HEADSTRONG BOY, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: I guess my mother spoiled me
Last Line: And let them drift away, %hunting for butterflies
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Drawing


HYMN TO DEMOCRACY, by PAUL ELIOT GREEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Out of the rich and deep-bosomed earth
Subject(s): Democracy


I HAVE NEVER PROMISED ANYTHING, by F. JOHN HERBERT    Poem Source                
Last Line: Let hearten a beaten chance. Let me have a fever. %vive la france
Subject(s): Democracy; Promises


ILL GOVERNMENT, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Preposterous is that government, (and rude)
Last Line: When kings obey the wilder multitude.
Subject(s): Democracy


IMAGE, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The sky is grey
Last Line: And one light green
Subject(s): China - Democracy


LET'S GO, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
Last Line: Down the road, strolling through drifts %of scarlet poppies
Subject(s): China - Democracy


LOVE STORY, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: After all, there's only one world for us
Last Line: And there are other people
Subject(s): China - Democracy


MANY YEARS, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: It's you, it's you
Last Line: Which blossomed and bore fruit %for many years
Subject(s): China - Democracy


MAPLE LEAF, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is a heart-shaped leaf
Last Line: As you quiver on your twig
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Leaves; Maple Trees


MEDIUMS, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They shall arise in the states
Last Line: Death, the future, the invisible faith, shall all be convey'd.
Subject(s): Democracy


MEMORY, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: Candlelight flickered %on every face
Last Line: Whispering together %on quiet water
Subject(s): China - Democracy


MISSING YOU, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A multicolored chart without a boundary
Last Line: Only this.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): Absence; China - Democracy; Chinese Literature; Grief; Tears; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness


NIGHT, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: In the night, awash with symbols
Last Line: Moonlight, oh, sharp intimation of exile
Subject(s): China - Democracy


NOTES ON THE CITY OF THE SUN, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: Life %it rises, like the sun
Subject(s): China - Democracy


NUO-RI-LANG (IN TIBET, THE GOD OF VIRILITY), by YANG LIAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The mountain is a tiger burning fiercely beside the sea of chaos
Last Line: Heaven and earth have been created. The birds are twittering. All %this is merely a revelation
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ODE TO DEMOCRACY, by JOSEPH SEAMON COTTER JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Whither bound and how goeth?
Last Line: On freedom's holy land.
Subject(s): Democracy


OLD AGE, by JIANG SHIWEI    Poem Source                
First Line: The wall grows suddenly wrinkled
Last Line: He seems to be listening for something. %what can he possibly have heard?
Subject(s): China - Democracy


ON A GREAT ELECTION, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The accursed power which stands on privilege
Last Line: Which goes with bridge, and women and champagne
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Democracy; Wit & Humor


ORANGES ARE RIPE, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
Subject(s): China - Democracy


PARTING, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Now, as we cross this ancient threshold
Last Line: And our windy sighs to its sails
Subject(s): China - Democracy


PRESIDENT, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source                
First Line: All dressed in white
Last Line: This summer in the country of the dead
Subject(s): Democracy; Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Fascism And Fascists; Government; Human Rights - Argentina


REBEL CAMP IN THE HINDU KUSH, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The mountains lie quietly together
Last Line: On the horizon %not one single light
Subject(s): China - Democracy


SAYING GOOD-BYE, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The green field stretches out like a mind at ease
Last Line: Just guarding the darkness
Subject(s): China - Democracy


SNOW LINE, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: Forget what I said
Last Line: Meltwater streams %through the lush marsh grass
Subject(s): China - Democracy


SONG: PROMOTING WOMEN'S RIGHTS, by CH'IU CHIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Our generation yearns to be free
Last Line: Never to fail or disappoint, out citizen heroines!
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Women's Rights


SORROWS, by JIANG SHIWEI    Poem Source                
First Line: Grey earth. %I gaze at you a long time
Last Line: Again, this darkest moment of the year
Subject(s): China - Democracy


SUMMER, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The flowers are blooming still, those hypocrites
Last Line: Among the woebegone sunflowers
Subject(s): China - Democracy


TESTAMENT, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: Perhaps the time has come
Last Line: From starry bullet-holes %the blood-red dawn will flow
Subject(s): China - Democracy


THE BLIND MAN, by WILLIAM HERVEY ALLEN JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: At nogent, on the river marne
Last Line: "my little eleanor is dead."
Alternate Author Name(s): Allen, Hervey
Subject(s): Blindness; Death; Death - Children; Democracy; Fathers; Innocence; Schools; Social Protest; War; Visually Handicapped; Dead, The; Death - Babies; Students


THE COMMONPLACE, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The commonplace I sing
Last Line: The democratic wisdom underneath, like solid ground for all.
Subject(s): Democracy


THE DEMOCRATIC BARBER; OR, COUNTRY GENTLEMAN'S SURPRISE, by JOHN PARRISH    Poem Text                
First Line: Good gad! Who's this? What's this, my son?
Last Line: Unto the world I will the deed proclaim.
Subject(s): Democracy; Human Rights; Men; Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)


THE SEVENTH VIAL, by WILLARD WATTLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the days when men draw pens for swords
Last Line: Tho this is war, there is another war!
Subject(s): Democracy; United States; War; America


THE SINGING FLOWER, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am already a singing flower
Last Line: Your singing flower.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Chinese Literature; Dreams; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Water; Nightmares; Ocean


THE VOICE OF WEBSTER, by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence was envious of the only voice
Last Line: Long shall its echoes rouse the patriot's heart.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Democracy; United States - Congress - Senate; United States - History; United States - Reconstruction (1865-1877); Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)


THESE DAYS ARE ABJECT AND CRAVEN, by JIANG SHIWEI    Poem Source                
Last Line: But it could knock you over with one blow
Subject(s): China - Democracy


TICKET, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: He hasn't got a ticket
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Longing


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY, SELS., by EDWARD CARPENTER                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Peace


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 1, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Freedom at last!
Last Line: Written—and of this book.
Subject(s): Democracy; Expressionism - Poets; Freedom; Life; Nations; Politics & Government; Self-consciousness; Liberty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. AS A WOMAN OF A MAN, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Democracy!
Last Line: I will conceive by thee, democracy.
Subject(s): Bodies; Democracy; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. I HEARD A VOICE, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard a voice say unto me
Last Line: And that shall suffice for thy life.
Subject(s): Democracy; Life


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE WOODS, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the voice of the woods and of the grass
Last Line: Walk: and leave all to me.
Subject(s): Democracy; Speech; Voices; Oratory; Orators


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. IN A MANUFACTURING TOWN, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I walked restless and despondent through the gloomy city
Last Line: Little child.
Subject(s): Capitalism; Democracy; Depressions, Economic; Environment; Factories; Labor & Laborers; Poverty; Smoke; Recessions; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Work; Workers


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. WHO YOU ARE I KNOW NOT, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who you are I know not, but I have it before me that you shall know
Last Line: Voyaging—and then haply some time we shall meet.
Subject(s): Democracy; Equality


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. YORK MINISTER, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Solid and ghostly in the pale winter morning
Last Line: To sit and sing—for pure joy simply to sit and sing!
Subject(s): Christianity; Churches; Democracy; God; Humanity; Nations; Cathedrals


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. AFTER CIVILISATION (2), by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the first soft winds of spring, while snow yet lay on the ground
Last Line: Looking out over the earth, on which he was once a mortal.
Subject(s): Democracy; Life Change Events; Modern Man


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. ANDROMETA, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now over the mediterranean shore, fronting the sun
Last Line: Dragon guards its prey.
Subject(s): Andromeda (mythology); Civilization; Democracy; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. THE WORD DEMOCRACY, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Underneath all now comes this word, turning
Last Line: Himself over the earth and launch forth to sail through heaven.
Subject(s): Democracy; Nations; Politics & Government


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. THESE POPULATIONS, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These populations
Last Line: The true the human society!
Subject(s): Democracy; Equality; Human Rights; Public Opinion


TRANSPARENT GRIEF, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: My transparent grief %was filled with you
Last Line: Bathing the road in light
Subject(s): China - Democracy


UNFAMILIAR SHORE, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: These sails are slack
Last Line: A gull swoops down, but will not light %on your outstretched hand
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Shadows


UNFINISHED POEM, by YU YOUZE    Poem Source                
First Line: I stood nailed to a prison wall
Last Line: The corner of my jacket flutters gently %like a rising flag
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WEEKEND EVENING, by GONG PEIYU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has lost its mind
Last Line: Cling to the world, or let it go
Alternate Author Name(s): Shu Ting; Shu Ding
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WHEN HOPE COMES BACK; FOR SHU TING, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: There's nothing left
Last Line: Hope's back. %what more can I ask?
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WHEN I BLINK, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm convinced
Last Line: I try to stare at it without blinking
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WHEN PEOPLE RISE FROM CHEESE, STATEMENT #1, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Songs, but the bloody revolution goes unnoticed
Last Line: From far away there comes marching a troop %of smoking people
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WHEN THE PEOPLE AROSE FROM CHEESE, by LI SHIZHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: The songs ignored the blood of revolution
Last Line: In the distance, another legion approaches
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WINDOW IN THE CLIFF, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source                
First Line: The wasp arouses the flower with terrible thrusts
Last Line: In the market, women are buying spring
Subject(s): China - Democracy


WINTER LONGING, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: In the naked tree an enromous crow
Last Line: Are there no tadpoles anywhere %wriggling, searching for green coral?
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Longing


WITH A BURNING THIRST, by CHI-HA KIM    Poem Source                
First Line: In the back alley at daybreak
Last Line: Long live democracy!
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Human Rights; Police; Politics; Prisons And Prisoners


YESTERDAY, by GU CHENG    Poem Source                
First Line: Yesterday %coils in the corner
Last Line: To circumvent %the second coming
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Violence


YOUNG DEMOCRACY, by BERNARD O'DOWD    Poem Source                
First Line: Hark! Young democracy from sleep
Subject(s): Democracy