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HANDS. TOMORROW CHANGE FERAQUENCIES. THINE, CUPCAKE, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To image (more on the nature of the grid
Last Line: Hands. Tomorrow change frequencies. Thine, cupcake
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS OF ESPIONAGE: 6/26 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This tedious surveillance goes on without
Last Line: The foot in the field. But let us get on with %tying up the matter once and for all now
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS OF ESPIONAGE: 7/15 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Same frequency, same cipher as you see, same
Last Line: Let us transmit on it while yet we can, and %move on in the end, move on then when we must
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS OF ESPIONAGE: 8/25, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Orange: it must not be abandoned; neither
Last Line: Mute bathrobe I stare out at the gray early %morning traffic groaning down its avenue
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS OF ESPIONAGE: 9/28 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image, your reply to my last transmission
Last Line: Quickly -- respond in the old way, for loss of %image would be too much, now, to envision
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/14, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake here. Hardly anything to report
Last Line: I must hear from him soon. That is all for now
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/14, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake here. Hardly anything to report
Last Line: And gave me something of a start. Tell lyrebird %I must hear from him soon. That is all for now
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/15, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Steampump is gone. He died quietly in his
Last Line: Told, I know. Until next time, thisd is cupcake
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/15, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Steampump is gone. He died quietly in his
Last Line: Was part of the work or not. I shall not be %told, I know. Until next time, this is cupcake
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/16, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No new movements of goods or men. Today was
Last Line: What would have been a better one? Signing off
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/16, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No new movements of goods or men. Today was
Last Line: Suit the instance of myself we selected? %what would have been a better one? Signing off
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/17, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reception has been weak and I received
Last Line: Hoping that lyrebird will get through, I remain
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/17, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reception has been weak and I received
Last Line: Well, I suppose that our work is play enough. Hoping that lyrebird will get through, I remain
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/18, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bit of transmission has been coming through
Last Line: I have started to brood about artifact
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/18, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bit of transmission has been coming through
Last Line: Of the very signal. Come in, lyrebird: for %I have started to brood about artifact
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/19, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not been in touch with anyone else
Last Line: So report it for what it might be worth
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/19, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not been in touch with anyone else
Last Line: Of light on my way back this evening, and %so report it for what it may be worth
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/19 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake to image: they are not aware of
Last Line: Secrets of size, color of glaze. More later
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/19 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake to image: they are not aware of
Last Line: Whisper to some monk in a cold, white room the %secrets of size, color of glaze. More later
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/20 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To image (more on the nature of the grid
Last Line: This code is all I have; my life is in your %hands. Tomorrow change frequencies. Thine, cupcake
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No report yesterday: a mechanical / failure. I read the recent material
Last Line: I have been so fond of gland. Do not trust her
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No report yesterday: a mechanical %failure. I read the recent material
Last Line: Is too much to do at any one of them. %I have been so fond of gland. Do not trust her
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/23, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Report on artifact: we met this morning
Last Line: Names. Tonight artifact goes south for a week
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/23, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Report on artifact: we met this morning
Last Line: (I will not speak of the joy we have in our %names.) tonight artifact goes south for a week
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/24, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been studying moroz, whose story
Last Line: Case? Inscribed in the book of work. O, and sealed
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/24, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been studying moroz, whose story
Last Line: Moroz? Crueller than we are. The moroz %case? Inscribed in the book of work, o, and sealed
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/24 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image, your cover alone has allowed you
Last Line: In fecund microdots? O image, I have
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/24 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image, your cover alone has allowed you
Last Line: On which three abbreviations concluded %in fecund microdots? O image, I have
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/25, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reports keep coming in, other agent's work
Last Line: In on this, or I soon must move against them
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/25, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reports keep coming in, other agent's work
Last Line: Friendship? O, quickly, quickly lyrebird, fill me %in on this, or I soon must move against them
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/25 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What are we doing? The work goes on under
Last Line: Walls can. A book neither of truth nor falseness
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/25 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What are we doing? The work goes on under
Last Line: Doors, whose opening closes off far more than %walls can. A book neither of truth nor falseness
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/26, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hope to have more soon about tactical
Last Line: We will hope they have not gone too far with this
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/26, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hope to have more soon about tactical
Last Line: He may start asking for more money soon, though %we will hope they have not gone too far with this
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/27, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Artifact, as you know, was broken early
Last Line: Turn, spool, turn, spool, spin, tape and wind him home now
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/27, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Artifact, as you know, was broken early
Last Line: This is all over will they let me be done? %turn, spool, turn, spool, spin, tape and wind him home n
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/28, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At sundown last week in a noisy, crowded / cafeteria I caught two of maisie's
Last Line: Lyrebird won't care about this much, but you might
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/28, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At sundown last week in a noisy, crowded %cafeteria I caught two of maisie's
Last Line: I left, and walked outside where a streetlamp was %flooding with first light an unwilling sidewalk
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/29, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We should have more soon from our political
Last Line: Flooding with first light an unwilling sidewalk
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/29, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We should have more soon from our political
Last Line: We shall keep to keep to the usual fall of leaflets %the broadcast sowing and the men of good will
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange, warm weather this week, a gentleness in
Last Line: The broadcast sowing and men of good will
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange, warm weather this week, a gentleness in
Last Line: It drop; our people will have to deal with it %has this warm air affected my transmissions?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/31, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No word in the press of artifact's body
Last Line: Around pinpoints of darkness, turning toward me
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 1/31, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No word in the press of artifact's body
Last Line: By watching the black kitty's eyes, all yellow %around pinpoints of darkness, turning toward me
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 10/1, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: (lyrebird on all frequencies
Last Line: Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image, there were funny pings in my headset
Last Line: Of mirror, each of them reflecting the whole
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image, there were funny pings in my headset
Last Line: Image, fragmentary as they are, like shards %of mirror, each of them reflecting the whole
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/13, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am acting under the old instructions
Last Line: I have my maps. We shall see what tey are for
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/13, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am acting under the old instructions
Last Line: Place, of the twilight of darkening varnish %I have my maps. We shall see what they are for
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/18, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Still no reports from you. I have returned from
Last Line: Best, on such nights, that no messases reach me
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/18, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Still no reports from you. I have returned from
Last Line: Over the hopelessness of such clarity %best, on such nights, that no messages reach me
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/19 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The project relevant to which I enclose
Last Line: To get on with it again in any case %and in any case, this one now, for your files
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/20, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kidd has, I have been able to determine
Last Line: Not yet. I cannot develop orange yet
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/20, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kidd has, I have been able to determine
Last Line: As they are. Orange will perhaps come next, but %not yet. I cannot develop orange yet
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/20 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In re the final cipher again: it would
Last Line: Could this be built into the code alone?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/20 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In re the final cipher again: it would
Last Line: Parts whose beauty nastier ones would enhance %could this be built into the code alone?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bad dream: I am sitting on a daybed / looking at an unlit lamp in the corner
Last Line: For lyrebird: are the instructions still the same?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bad dream: I am sitting on a daybed %looking at an unlit lamp in the corner
Last Line: Trust them utterly? Of what am I afraid? %(for lyrebird: are the instructions still the same?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/27, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have remained silent for some days, leaving
Last Line: On this. The cipher still seems quite secure, though %please advise on the matter of the fictions
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/27 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bad bleak week, with the work as usual
Last Line: Harmless as a kind of humming while we work
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/27 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bad bleak week, with the work as usual
Last Line: O, I suppose we have been left with that, too %harmless as a kind of humming while we work
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/28 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One prefers not to remember too clearly
Last Line: Are we, after all, even supposed to know?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/28 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One prefers not to remember too clearly
Last Line: Enciphered version of the other one, and %are we, after all, even supposed to know?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/4, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No transmissions for the last two days, while we
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/4, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No transmissions for the last two days, while we
Last Line: Nor we had any choice ( no case is ever %finished, but only abandoned. Remember?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/4 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your crocus has reported, its cups aflame
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/4 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your crocus has reported, its cups aflame
Last Line: Della terra -- terrible return of spring %this will be the password for the coming weeks
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/5, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The unlucky felucca acknowledges
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/5, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The unlucky felucca acknowledges
Last Line: Like small, dust-colored grasshoppers unable to budge. Is it permitted to wonder why?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/6, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Very well then: no more of what you call my
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/6, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Very well then: no more of what you call my
Last Line: I hope we can get out of here. I hope this %reaches you by these most unusual means
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/6 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We who have done work on the final cipher
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/6 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We who have done work on the final cipher
Last Line: Do we not need to know that once, and somewhere %this had been done, and, indeed, that it was right?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 2/9, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There have been no transmissions. Power lines are
Last Line: Reaches you by these most unusual means
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 3/1, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All quiet here. Again, no report from you
Last Line: Of freedom arms, informs and helps to finance
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 3/1, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All quiet here. Again, no report from you
Last Line: From the terror which only the illusion %of freedom arms, informs and helps to finance
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 3/2, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your transmission of yesterday received and
Last Line: I fear most. I always fear for all of us
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 3/2, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your transmission of yesterday received and
Last Line: To get on with it; still these are moments %I fear most. I always fear for all of us
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 3/8 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your moving memoir of those uncompleted
Last Line: And, even with the most fragile, of themselves
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 3/8 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your moving memoir of those uncompleted
Last Line: In the old wind, flowers of enduringness %and, even with the most fragile, of themselves
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/10, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing more than routine reports from any
Last Line: Of both, either way, bad then. Bad for the work
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/10, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing more than routine reports from any
Last Line: The other endangers the security %of both. Either way, bad, then. Bad for the work
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/16, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No news yet. I hear that one of their people
Last Line: By next week flypaper will have been shot down
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/16, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No news yet. I hear that one of their people
Last Line: Flight is safe. Standing is what we dare to do %be next week flypaper will have been shot down
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/17, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Enclosed you will find the requested reports
Last Line: Have to end her work merely that his should cease
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/17, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Enclosed you will find the requested reports
Last Line: I hope that in a crisis we should never %have to end her work merely that his should cease
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/18 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These nights of ciphering, image can be quite
Last Line: That would be the world where we were unneeded
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/18 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These nights of ciphering, image can be quite
Last Line: Text of itself, the one world best left in plain %that would be the world where we were unneeded
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/3 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today in doing some routine decoding
Last Line: The void in which our people often vanish
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/3 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today in doing some routine decoding
Last Line: The need for frissions -- that is most dangerous %the void in which our people often vanish
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In case tonight's contact fails to occur, I
Last Line: Should know what little there is to know of this
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In case tonight's contact fails to occur, I
Last Line: In view of everything, I thought that lyrebird %should know what little there is to know of this
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/30 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image: I could not reach you before you left
Last Line: For the grounded deceptions of the new shore
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/30 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image: I could not reach you before you left
Last Line: Heart of the tea; wrapped in cover, one waited %for the grounded deceptions of the new shore
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/6, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Resuming regular reports: the recent
Last Line: Still, after all after all that and all this
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/6, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Resuming regular reports: the recent
Last Line: At something not unruined and not of stone %still, after all -- after all that and all this
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/7, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My memory may be going, in the way
Last Line: Fof the moment. I will await his visit
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 4/7, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My memory may be going, in the way
Last Line: Always await one. Tell lyrebird I am well %for the moment. I still await his vision
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, image, at one aspect of the work's long
Last Line: Common name ours and theirs, in conflct's despite
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, image, at one aspect of the work's long
Last Line: Many-eyed facade, through time's logoscope, our %common name -- ours and theirs, in conflict's despi
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/10 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To come, image, upon the final cipher
Last Line: A poem whose form was of the world itself
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/10 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To come, image, upon the final cipher
Last Line: Them, and their wits, in excessive clarity %a poem whose form was of the world itself
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/11, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The results of the last few days will surely
Last Line: A shipment of bronzes arrives tomorrow
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/11, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The results of the last few days will surely
Last Line: Least, all is untroubled at the museum %a shipment of bronzes arrives tomorrow
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/12, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Urgent to lyrebird: do they have one of their
Last Line: Of theirs. I do not like this much. Please advise
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/12, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Urgent to lyrebird: do they have one of their
Last Line: People to use (and I would have thought any %of theirs). I do not like this much. Please advise
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/12 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are plain, image, to ourselves even when
Last Line: Yet fully formed on these pages they dwell in
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/12 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are plain, image, to ourselves even when
Last Line: Notional characters, thinner than fictions %yet fully formed on these pages they dwell in
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/13, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While compiling the figures you requested / I saw ember today at the museum
Last Line: That universal and public manuscript
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/13, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While compiling the figures you requested %I saw ember today at the museum
Last Line: It is as if his work were of the wide world %that 'universal and public manuscript'
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/14, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You will have received by now the new reports
Last Line: Just part of a wide general retrenchment
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/14, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You will have received by now the new reports
Last Line: My budget there has been cut back, but that is %just part of a wide general retrenchment
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/15, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Inquiries that you suggested be made in
Last Line: For him, for his part of the work, for all of us
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/15, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Inquiries that you suggested be made in
Last Line: There, as it were, is bad. It cannot be good %for him, for his part of the work, for us all
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/9, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The major work on project aspasia
Last Line: To be involved with the work still, and always
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 5/9, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The major work on project aspasia
Last Line: In the service, yet can hardly not be said %to be involved with the work still, and always
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been working around the clock at some
Last Line: Frequency. Is all distinct again? All clear?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been working around the clock at some
Last Line: As you can see, I have resumed the same old %frequency. Is all distinct again? All clear?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/10 (IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your having picked up the last message noted
Last Line: Seem purged of intention, seem not set there, but %merely given. What part of one's eye lies, then?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/15 (TO BUN), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This should not go out on this frequency, but
Last Line: I glance up at the clocked hour remembering %all the things. I need not try to list them yet
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/16 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To grusha, on the instructions of lyrebird
Last Line: Uneventual; and always the work goes on
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/16 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To grusha, on the instructions of lyrebird
Last Line: Evenings. Nothing happening is by no means %uneventful; and always the work goes on
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/17 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No activity yesterday to suggest / expanded coverage. He visited her
Last Line: Continue to have him watched as before
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/17 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No activity yesterday to suggest %expanded coverage. He visited her
Last Line: For any obvious betrayals. We will %continue to have him watched as before
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/18 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Surveillance continues, and surveillance of
Last Line: This, too, was a message, his one adventure
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/18 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Surveillance continues, and surveillance of
Last Line: Baker was a mere courier and he stayed one %this, too, was a message, his one adventure
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/20 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full reports on the observation of the
Last Line: Please forward all reports direct to lyrebird
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/20 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full reports on the observation of the
Last Line: But error, often, at the attentive eye %please forward all reports direct of lyrebird
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The surveillance you ordered on the foot has
Last Line: Night work reminded me of it all again
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The surveillance you ordered on the foot has
Last Line: Do you remember that one? The mere touch of %night work reminded me of it all again
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/27, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grusha has been receiving my reports in
Last Line: So bad that you should have to keep it from me
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/27, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Grusha has been receiving my reports in
Last Line: Better that than the situation be %so bad that you should have to keep it from me
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing beyond routine. At the museum
Last Line: Disturbing all I can do is look to it
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing beyond routine. At the museum
Last Line: I know I find that gluey impulse in me %disturbing -- all I can do is look to it
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/30 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought I saw the foot in the museum
Last Line: That, even once, I felt that senecas were %being multiplied beyond necessity
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/6, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your unexpected visit of last week was
Last Line: I will in any case put kidd out of my mind
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 6/6, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your unexpected visit of last week was
Last Line: Again. Perhaps you will visit before then %I will in any case put kidd out of mind
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/1, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kidd was seen today in the usual place
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/1, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kidd was seen today in the usual place
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake to image: this new frequency is
Last Line: These are for us, I should think, in the long run
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/1 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake to image: this new frequency is
Last Line: Momentarily adopted ladybugs %these are for us, I should think, in the long run
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/12, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Addendum to the regular transmission
Last Line: Et vidi vnxt: what is this all about?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/13, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This transmission was sent out on all frequencies
Last Line: Eeeee wheezes the respiring wind desparingly. Eeee!
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/14, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: (lyrebird on all frequencies
Last Line: Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/15, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was followed yesterday -- not in the way
Last Line: I slipped behind a 'no admittance' door, but %I dare say there is something peculiar there
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/16, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A fine bright day. No one is following me
Last Line: At the museum. Cancel the message to %lyrebird about it. None of them is watching
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/18, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As from the airport where I have gone to check
Last Line: Home yesterday to find your new instructions %awaiting me. Silence until departure
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/20, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All is quite ready for the trip tomorrow
Last Line: An impersonal agent is another %still, it will probably work out all right
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Via green handkerchief: the pickup at the
Last Line: The green handkerchief got the message from me %barely touching. Our eyes avoided our eyes
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/3 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some of our people observing the foot have
Last Line: For a while. They will go a bit more slowly %but in the end -- near ends and far -- more surely
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/4 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lyrebird has thrown the switch on the surveillance
Last Line: Like arch intrusions of a foreign language
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/4 (TO GRUSHA), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lyrebird has thrown the switch on the surveillance
Last Line: Used in our various cover lives would sound %like arch intrusions of a foreign language
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/8, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All is in order for the trip. If lyrebird
Last Line: We sometimes feel who have been quite cured of hope
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 7/8, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All is in order for the trip. If lyrebird
Last Line: Sense of deep brightness behind surface that %we sometimes feel who have been quite cured of hope
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 711 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Image, your reply to my last transmission
Last Line: Image would be too mjch, now, to envision
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/21, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake resuming transmission: it will be
Last Line: There is the work. There are very few of us %I shall take over payments early next week
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/22, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This found in a long-since abandoned drop: a
Last Line: Sent the ridiculous thing by microdot %it is most likely wholly irrelevant
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/23, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All seemingly well. I have seen kidd and I
Last Line: Alarm. The clock is quite unremarkable %as always. But perhaps this should be checked out
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/26, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Apologies for the last transmission: if
Last Line: Covers mutually enfold us, this man %and I, every day. I shall have to do something
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/27, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So. They may be at me soon to go over
Last Line: Count on me as I do on myself there would %never be need of anyone like lyrebird
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/28, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: False alarm. No move was made nor was there one
Last Line: Hysteria of caution. The most diseased %breeding place of all, as doubtless lyrebird knows
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 8/29 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While I was away I missed your transmissions
Last Line: Receiver with the heat of its history %safer then, silence. Good luck on your journey
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/1, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing new. Reports are desultory and
Last Line: But the weather is strange and we have all been %on edge for more than a week now. All of us
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/11, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In lieu of further orders I continue
Last Line: Under no pressure to return for a while %is there any special assignment for me?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/12 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I just heard that you had returned earlier
Subject(s): Espionage; Rumors


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/12 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I just heard that you had returned earlier
Last Line: Rumors of life, mere events (still, that woman %I wonder what the chilly lake said of it?
Subject(s): Espionage; Rumors


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/13, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cupcake reporting. What can lyrebird mean by
Last Line: It; neither are we free to desist from it %I wish to be assigned a new frequency
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/15 (TO LYREBIRD, DIRECTLY), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your gift, the jigsaw puzzle full of yellow
Last Line: None may have been intended; to be able %to do this must be part of what strength we have
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/17 (TO LYREBIRD), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Apologies for using this frequency
Last Line: His bulging plain text a reproach to all my %daily twilight messages. Finish. Cupcake
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/27 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear image: I picked up a strange up a strange transmissions
Last Line: Is. But for what? What is to be done with it?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/27 (TO IMAGE), by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear image: I picked up a strange up a strange transmissions
Last Line: For pebbles on a windy beach. But there it %is. But for what? What is to be done with it?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/29, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Addendum to the regular transmission
Last Line: But all I send you is in order. Et glpkx %et vdi vxnt: what is this all about?
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This transmission sent out on all frequencies
Last Line: Eeeee wheezes the respiring wind desparingly. Eeee!
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/30, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This transmission sent out on all frequencies
Last Line: Is an agency of rhyming death. Where is my breath? %eeeee wheezes the respiring wind despairingly, e
Subject(s): Espionage


REFLECTIONS ON ESPIONAGE: 9/8, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The last report sent by the microdots has
Last Line: The slightest comprehension of the reason %with so much to be done, for such an order
Subject(s): Espionage