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63RD STREET Y, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All night steam heat pours
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A BAD SLEEPER, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He is a bad sleeper and it is a joy to me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A BETTER RESURRECTION, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have no wit, no words, no tears
Last Line: O jesus, drink of me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Faith; Gays & Lesbians; Jesus Christ; Pain; Belief; Creed; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Suffering; Misery


A DECADE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you came, you were like red wine and honey
Last Line: But I am completely nourished.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A DILEMMA; EPIGRAM, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever I marry,' says masculine ann
Last Line: Should be equally nice about wedding a woman?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A GLIMPSE, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A glimpse, through an interstice caught
Last Line: Little, perhaps not a word.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Men; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A HEAD, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dead boy living among men as a man
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A MERRY CHRISTMAS - IN SPITE OF ALL!, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long years ago in london town
Last Line: Can rob us of our christmas cheer.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gays & Lesbians; Nativity, The; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A MUSE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He winds through the party like wind, one of the just
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A PLAGUE FOR KIT MARLOWE; IN MEMORY OF DEREK JARMAN, by REGINALD SHEPHERD                    Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't trust beauty anymore, when will I stop
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Dramatists; Gays & Lesbians; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Plays & Playwrights; Sickness; Illness


A POEM FOR COCKSUCKERS, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Well we can go
Last Line: I burn in the memory of love
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A POEM FOR THE OLD MAN, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God love you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A POEM FOR TRAPPED THINGS, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning with a blue flame burning
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A POET'S EDUCATION, by RAFAEL CAMPO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In fact, the classroom overlooked a street
Last Line: His dusty classrom beckoned, high aloft
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Medical Students; Poetry & Poets; Education; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A QUEST, by BEATRICE WASHBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: I have not played with love as others have
Last Line: And stopped to tame her in some forest glade.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love


A QUOI BON DIRE, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seventeen years ago you said
Last Line: You will have smiled, I shall have tossed your hair.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 15, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look not in my eyes, for fear
Last Line: A jonquil, not a grecian lad.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 44, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shot? So quick, so clean an ending?
Last Line: But wear it and it will not fade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A SPRIG OF ROSEMARY, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot see your face
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A VIEW, by JAMES SCHUYLER                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: How come a thickish tree
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


A WOMAN LIKE ME, by EILEEN MYLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wanna hear something really funny?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ABOUT A BOY, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Everything derives from wreckage, returns
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


ABSENCE, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I know the way
Last Line: I will come -- he shall let me go!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ACT #2, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I took love home with me
Last Line: The night moan yr. Name
Subject(s): Dietrich, Marlene; Gays & Lesbians


AFTER A POEM FOR COCKSUCKERS, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have never stopped loving him
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Unrequited; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AFTER THE ORGASM, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Aw, what is fame, is it
Last Line: Only to find it's some worthless punk who ends up in your arms
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


AFTER THE PARTY, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid glasses clinking, mineral water, schnapps
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AGES AND AGES RETURNING AT INTERVALS, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Offspring of my loins
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ALL THAT, STAMMERING, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the orchard at the edge of the ragged pines, the apples come
Last Line: The singing stopped
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ALL THE WOMEN CAUGHT IN FLARING LIGHT, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagine a big room of women doing anything
Subject(s): Women; Mothers; Gays & Lesbians; Children; Grief; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Childhood; Sorrow; Sadness


ALSO LOVE YOU, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I think of you when I am dead, the way rocks
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology Classical; Sun


AN AMERICAN POEM, by EILEEN MYLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was born in boston in
Subject(s): Self; Gays & Lesbians; Ancestors & Ancestry; Boston; Social Classes; Social Commentaries; Poetry & Poets; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Heritage; Heredity; Caste


ANGELUS, by BRIAN TEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, okay!, speak goodness of marriage
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Marriage; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ANOTHER UNCLASSICAL ECLOGUE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where were you when I was for sail
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


ANTAEUS; A FRAGMENT, by WILFRED OWEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So neck to stubborn neck, and obstinate knee to knee
Last Line: But no so loud as on eurystheus of old.
Subject(s): Hercules; Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Soldiers' Writings


ANTIBODY, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've heard that blood will always tell
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


APOSTASY, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We open our mouths and the seasons
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AS FROM A QUIVER OF ARROWS, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What do we do with the body, do we
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


AS USUAL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "oh, the gay and festive freshman has appeared upon the scene"
Last Line: And mother will not know her son a year or so from now
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


AT APRIL, by ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Toss your gay heads
Last Line: At our hearts?
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AT DAYBREAK, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I listen for him through the rain
Last Line: Abides with me until to-morrow.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Soldiers' Writings


AT HOME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was dead, my spirit turned
Last Line: That tarrieth but a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ghosts; Gays & Lesbians; Supernatural; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AT THE CAPRI, by ALLEN GINSBERG                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AT THE END OF OUTSIDE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer opens its caesura
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


AT THE GRAVE OF HART CRANE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mobile light paints me an undertow, trailing
Subject(s): Crane, Hart (1899-1932); Gays & Lesbians


AT WEEP, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Can't move can't speak can't think to wonder
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


AUBADE, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Again I've been searching for omens flimsy as they are, and the cat
Last Line: Pretend I'll tell you when it fails to come home
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


AUTUMN, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They brought me a quilled, yellow dahlia
Last Line: All I once possessed?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


BE KIND TO ME, by SAPPHO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gongyla, I ask only
Last Line: Come soon
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Gays & Lesbians; Love; Mythology - Classical


BEFORE THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP FADED FADED: 21, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love my love with a v
Last Line: Renee vivien, 1877-1909
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


BEING AWARE, by DENNIS COOPER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Men are drawn to my ass by
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Pornography; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the painting by guido reni of saint sebastian
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sebastian, Saint (d. 288); Supermarkets


BLUE BALL BLUES, by JONATHAN WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: O, mr. Chemist, please let me buy
Last Line: & pleasant gland!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


BLUEBERRIES, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, I know you well: how you look, desiring
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


BOY, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I run into my old boyfriend's new boyfriend
Last Line: Boy, is this guy in for trouble
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


BUILDING TRUST, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I liked it when he fucked me
Last Line: Be trusted, not by anyone
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mothers; Love Complaints; Distrust; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


BY THESE WATERS, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What begins in recognition
Last Line: By these waters on my knees I have wept
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


C'MON PIGS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION EAT MORE GREASE, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Eat eat more marbled sirloin more pork'n gravy
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CAFE: 3 A.M., by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Detectives from the vice squad
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Gays & Lesbians; Negroes; American Blacks; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CANNIBAL BEACH, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard that the wide beach of my childhood
Last Line: Mess up their chenille bedspread
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CARD 19: THE SUN, by BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you show yourself to the woman
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CARREFOUR, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O you, / who came upone me once
Last Line: Of the forest bees?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CEASE, THE HEART IS WITH ME, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today I've felt it, like bees humming, wanted the mean
Last Line: A young man's spilled semen, arrows piercing flesh
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


CHAPEL OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: C. Calls to tell me mercury is in retrograde, so watch out. Just last night
Last Line: Perfect thing left there for me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


CHERISH, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: He puts his mouth on me even if
Last Line: To finish off what we started
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic


CLADE SONG. THIS TOO SHALL PASS, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You think of the time
Last Line: It's more than over
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Time; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CLIFTON, by JOAN LARKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved booze
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Gays & Lesbians; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


COME ALL YE BRAVE BOYS, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all you young men that proudly display
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


COMING IN FOR A LANDING, by JAMES RICHARD BROUGHTON                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Though no pilot guarantees a bumpless arrival
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CONFESSIONAL, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is she dead?
Last Line: No, I didn't forgive her
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Gays & Lesbians; Clemency; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CORDON NEGRO, by ESSEX HEMPHILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I drink champagne early in the morning
Last Line: "my concerns are small
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CORNKIND, by FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So the rain falls / it drops all over the place
Subject(s): Fertility; Gays & Lesbians; Morris, William (1834-1896); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


COUPLES SYNDROME, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother's argument
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Togetherness; Mothers; Prejudice; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


CREPE DE CHINE, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These drugstore windows
Last Line: Call me crepe de chine
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DAYS OF 1941 AND '44, by JAMES INGRAM MERRILL                    Poet's Biography
First Line: The nightmare shower room. My tormentor leers
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DEAR GONGLYA, by BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The most inscrutable beautiful names in this world
Subject(s): Names; Gays & Lesbians; Desire; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DENVER STREET, by WILLARD JOHNSON    Poem Text                
First Line: A garish flare of magazines
Last Line: And navels before breakfast!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Oranges; Youth; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DIFFERENCE, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jellyfish / float in the bay shallows
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DOMESTIC, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If, when studying road atlases
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Family Life; Travel; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Relatives; Journeys; Trips


DOSSIER OF IRRETRIEVABLES, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night at bar 6
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Gays & Lesbians; Social Commentaries; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DOUBLE LIFE, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My father was a fundamentalist minister.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Conduct Of Life; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


EAST DOES IT, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Our bodies are made for bliss
Last Line: Else to get tono place left to go
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Body, Human


EATING CLAY, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Face damp on a lover's thigh and scratchy
Last Line: Surrender, the tongue's flame in the furnace of the mouth
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love Erotic


EATING CLAY, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Face damp on a lover's thigh and scratchy
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


EDEN INCUNABULUM, by BRIAN TEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So his luciferous kiss, ecliptic : me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Relationships; Death; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Dead, The


EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Still the loud death drum, thundering from afar
Last Line: And swears -- thy world, columbus, shall be free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Liberty; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, by RAFAEL CAMPO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In mexico, I met myself one day
Last Line: In mexico, they sing so beautifully
Subject(s): Mexico; Gays & Lesbians; Illness


ELEGY, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor eros: sadly, as in the boning of fowl
Last Line: Pink legs working whole crowds into longing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ELEGY WRITTEN AT THE SEA-SIDE .. ADDRESSED TO HONORIA SNEYD, by ANNA SEWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I write, honora, on the sparkling sand
Last Line: But will on lasting tablets write thy name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Seward, Nancy
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPIGRAM (1), by MELEAGER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As honey in wine / wine, honey
Last Line: As vineyards of deathless cypris.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPIGRAM (2), by MELEAGER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boys of tyre are beautiful
Last Line: Whose blazing forth extinguishes the stars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPIGRAM: DIODORUS, by MELEAGER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Diodorus is nice, isn't he, philocles?
Last Line: I'll scratch them out.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPIGRAM: ON HEDYLUS, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend hedylus' cloak is a sight to behold
Last Line: That his cloak's much less worn than the hole in his rump.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPIGRAM: TO CHARINUS, A CATAMITE, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cracked is the very foundation
Last Line: For pleasures he's no power to grasp.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPIGRAM: TO LYGDUS, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You swear you'll come, you name the time and place
Last Line: Save at the heels of some damned one eye'd whore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


EPITAPH, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Again, traveller, you have come a long way led by that star
Last Line: Living on catastrophe, eating the pure light
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Friendship; Gays & Lesbians; Men


EROS IN HIS STRIPED BLUE SHIRT, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: And green plaid shorts goes strolling
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


FACING AN HOUR-GLASS, by ELFRIDA DE RENNE BARROW    Poem Text                
First Line: I see your outline
Last Line: Your feet in the dust.
Subject(s): Girls; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FAMILY JEWELS, by ESSEX HEMPHILL    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I live in a town
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FAUSTINE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lean back, and get some minutes' peace
Last Line: Or what, faustine?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FEMALE MASCULINITY, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two guys sucking each other in the steam room
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Gays & Lesbians; Relationships; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FFLIGHT OF DOVES, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been the king for whom the loveliest beasts
Last Line: I brush the snow from his hair, as I take him, in my arms
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


FIRST BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 17. SIC TRANSIT, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, cheerful day, part of my life, to me
Last Line: So every day we live a day we die.
Variant Title(s): Day And Night
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Impermanence


FOR THE COURTESAN CH'ING LIN, by WU TSAO    Poem Text                
First Line: On your slender body
Last Line: And carry you away.
Alternate Author Name(s): P'in-hsiang; Wu Zao
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Memory; Past; Women


FOR THE GODDESS TOO WELL KNOWN, by ELSA GIDLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have robbed the garrulous streets
Last Line: I ask no man pardon.)
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Bound, hungry to pluck again from the thousand / technologies of ecstasy
Last Line: In all but szigetis hands
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FORGOTTEN SEX, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They tore down the old movie palaces
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FRAGMENTS FOR MY VOYEURISTIC BIOGRAPHER, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Write that I started in barcelona
Last Line: I leave you the fragments the furniture the horrible fatigue
Subject(s): Biography; Gays & Lesbians; Promiscuity; Truth; Biographers


FRIENDSHIP, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When we were charming backfisch
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FRIENDSHIP'S MYSTERY, TO MY DEAREST LUCASIA, by KATHERINE PHILIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, my lucasia, since we see
Last Line: Grows deathless by the sacrifice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orinda
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FROM A VACANT HOUSE, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's hard to want a thing you know will hurt another,
Last Line: I will open my mouth to your opening mouth
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


GARBO, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Her eyes never blink
Last Line: She could not, would not, choose another fate
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Garbo, Greta (1905-1990); Gays & Lesbians


GEOLOGY OF WATER, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Striated tides draw their lines
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


GETTING HAPPY, by FORREST HAMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the men got happy in church
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


GIVEN IN PERSON ONLY, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tompkins square park's a mess of shopping carts
Last Line: Some common flame, or the one
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Tompkins Square Park, New York Cit


GLORY HOLES FOR LARRY, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's not only young guys dying of aids
Last Line: To the joys of gay sex
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Aids (disease); Old Age; Friendship


GOBLIN MARKET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Morning and evening / maids heard the goblins cry
Last Line: "to strengthen whilst one stands."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fairies; Gays & Lesbians; Sisters; Elves; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


GROWING DARK, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The grass shakes
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


HARLEM, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: What happens to a dream deferred
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Variant Title(s): Dream Deferred;lenox Avenue Mural;harlem: 2;from Montage Of A Dream Deferred: Harlem (2)
Subject(s): African Americans; Dreams; Gays & Lesbians; Men; Racism; Negroes; American Blacks; Nightmares; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


HER FINAL SHOW, by RAFAEL CAMPO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She said it was a better way to die
Last Line: Before pronouncing her to no applause
Subject(s): Medicine; Physicians; Gays & Lesbians; Death; Drugs, Prescription; Doctors


HERACLITUS, by CALLIMACHUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They told me, heraclitus, they told me you were dead
Last Line: For death he taketh all away, but these he can not take.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kallimachos
Subject(s): Friendship; Heraclitus (540-480 B.c.); Gays & Lesbians; Life Change Events; Poetry & Poets; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


HERITAGE, by BLANCHE SHOEMAKER WAGSTAFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lover can never still in me
Last Line: The ancient fire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Carr, Mrs. Donald
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Lesbos (island), Greece; Love; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Women


HOCKNEY: BLUE POOL, by DAVID TRINIDAD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Los angeles, / california: / a summer afternoon
Subject(s): Cities; Hockney, David (b. 1937); Gays & Lesbians; Lakes; Los Angeles; Urban Life; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Pools; Ponds


HOMO WILL NOT INHERIT, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Downtown anywhere and between the roil
Last Line: Gorgeous, and on fire. I have my kingdom
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Gays & Lesbians; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


HOMOSEXUALITY, by HENRI COLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First I saw the round bill, like a bud
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


HOMOSEXUALITY, by FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So we are taking off our masks, are we, and keeping
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


HOW TO COPE WITH THIS?, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A mean, dark man
Last Line: And only scope
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


HOWL; FOR CARL SOLOMON, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Imagination; Vision; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Fancy


I KNOW MY HUSBAND'S BODY, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


I STARTED SUBSCRIBING, by TRISH REEVES    Poem Text                
First Line: To the christian science monitor
Subject(s): Buses; Capital Punishment; Gays & Lesbians; Photography & Photographers; Women; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


I'M GUIDED IN THE DARKEST NIGHT, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: To show you my peculiar love
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ICARUS ON FIRE ISLAND, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two loves I have, each one
Subject(s): Fire Island; Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


IMITATIONS OF HORACE: ODE IV, 1, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Again? New tumults in my breast?
Last Line: And now, on rolling waters snatch'd away.
Variant Title(s): To Venus
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Middle Age; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN A SOLITARY PLACE, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was going to write to you about romance
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


IN EXCELSIS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You - you / your shadow is sunlit on a plate of silver
Last Line: Are rubies mortised in a gate of stone.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 13, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tears of the widower, when he sees
Last Line: And not the burthen that they bring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 130, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy voice is on the rolling air
Last Line: I shall not lose thee tho' I die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): All Is Well
Subject(s): Friendship; Gays & Lesbians; Religion; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Theology


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 27, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I envy not in any moods
Last Line: Than never to have loved at all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 7, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark house, by which once more I stand
Last Line: On the bald street breaks the blank day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): In Memoriam;in Memoriam (2)
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mourning; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Bereavement


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 9, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair ship, that from the italian shore
Last Line: More than my brothers are to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): Dead, In A Foreign Land
Subject(s): Death; Gays & Lesbians; Dead, The; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, by RICHARD TAYSON    Poem Text                
First Line: For a week you lie beneath one sheet
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Love; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 1. THE IRREPARABLE, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First, I was there where unheard
Last Line: Massed above the towers, rushing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 2. IN MY DESK, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two cigarette butts - / left by you
Last Line: Now the envelope is in my desk
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WESTERN NIGHT: 3. TWO MEN, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The man who does not know himself, who
Last Line: You, through the waters (you are cruel) fleeing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


IN THE WINTER OF THIS CLIMATE, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I dream it is of sheep
Last Line: Do you hear it? do you hear what Im trying to say?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


INTERLUDE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I have baked white cakes
Last Line: Outside.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


INTERVIEW, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought once I'd like to be a kleptomaniac,
Subject(s): Divorce; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ISN'T IT FUNNY?, by ESSEX HEMPHILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't want to hear you beg
Last Line: " hair is cut close too, like mine
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


τ?θνάκην δ€ ολίγω €πιδ??ης φαίνομ€ αλαία, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Red cheeked boyfriends tenderly kiss me sweet mouthed
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


KING OF HEARTS, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere now, someone is missing him
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


KNEELING SELF-PORTRAIT, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fluencies of light dally
Last Line: You fly through me
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


LAMENT, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your dying was a difficult enterprise
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


LENS, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the blue meets blue, where sky
Last Line: On where he stands. His face? Unverifiable
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


LESBOS, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Viciousness in the kitchen!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Suicide; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LET IT RIDE, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LETTER TO A FRIEND: WHO IS NANCY DAUM?, by JAMES SCHUYLER                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: All things are real
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LETTER WRITTEN TO A VERSE BY KAREN CARPENTER, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky had been clear all day -- so clear with a high wind, and
Last Line: Despite its magnitude and weighty decision, it's a moveable thiing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


LOOKING AT EACH OTHER, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, we were looking at each other
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


LOVE POEM, by AUDRE LORDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak earth and bless me with what is richest
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LOVE POEM ON A THEME BY WHITMAN, by ALLEN GINSBERG                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LUCASIA, ROSANIA, AND ORINDA PARTING AT A FOUNTAIN, by KATHERINE PHILIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, here are our enjoyments done
Last Line: The fears and sorrows of this day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orinda
Subject(s): Grief; Gays & Lesbians; Love; Time; Sorrow; Sadness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LUGGAGE, by FRANK BIDART    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: You wear your body as if without
Last Line: Rise like grief before you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Self; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LULLABY, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay your sleeping head, my love
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Variant Title(s): "song 11;""let Your Sleeping Head, My Love"";
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Mortality; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LUNA MOTH, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No eye that sees could fail to remark you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


MADONNA OF THE EVENING FLOWERS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day long I have been working
Last Line: Canterbury bells.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MALEST CORNIFICI TUO CATULLO, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm happy, kerouac, your madman's allen
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MANHOOD, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love to see the man, a long-lived child
Last Line: From the recesses of a brave man's eye.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


MARRIAGE, by MARY ELIZABETH COLERIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No more alone sleeping, no more alone waking
Last Line: All for her sake must the maiden die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Anodos
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MAYBE LOVE, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Maybe love will come
Last Line: To wet the silken dust
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MEDITATION: SURRENDER, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As when, / into the canyon that means
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


MEN OUGHT TO LOVE MEN/(AND DO), by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The gay lordy praise her name
Subject(s): Love; Gays & Lesbians; Marriage


MICHAEL WHO WALKS BY NIGHT, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For his sake drifting away from the true
Last Line: She survived to die for good
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


MONOLOGUE OF TWO MOONS, NUDES WITH CRESTS: 1938, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, lily and I fell from a ladder
Last Line: Twigs, leaves, and an infinite black string.
Subject(s): Accidents; Adolescence; Desire; Gays & Lesbians; Teen Agers; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MOOD, by DOROTHY ALLISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Floating like a dust moat
Last Line: But little laments in a row.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Loss; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MORE SEXY NOW THAN EVER, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Was up for a hot little piece of hispanic tail
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MOTIVE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm a penny fallen from heaven's
Last Line: Flower face in no one's voice
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


MULTIPLE IDENTITY QUESTIONNAIRE, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm a jew? A nice jewish boy?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Jews; Buddhism; Self; Identity; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MY LAST HUSTLER, by RICHARD HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When 'brad' is lying naked, or rather naked is lying
Alternate Author Name(s): Howard, Joseph
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MY MOTHER, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Talking to strange men on the subway
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mothers; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MY MOTHER LOVES WOMEN, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MY PAST, by DENNIS COOPER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Is a short string of beautiful
Subject(s): Desire; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NEW AGE AT AIRPORT MESA, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My husband was hanging wet sheets, almost in disbelief
Last Line: I told her I was done feeling sorry for myself.
Subject(s): Canyons; Hearts; Gays & Lesbians; Laundry & Laundering; Self-pity; Widows & Widowers; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NEW YEAR'S, 1984, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I avoid the stalled elevator, walk up five flights
Last Line: Your hand has written your name inside me forever
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


NIGHT GLEAM, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over and over thru the dull material world the call is made
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NOCTURNES: JOSHUA TREE, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Each of us locked inside our rooms
Last Line: Nailed down behind the bedroom door
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Trees; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NOT THE END OF THE STORY, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lying on you naked, naked skin to skin
Last Line: As wet dirt under me, to go to sleep before the candle goes out
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic


ODE TO JOY, by FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966)    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: We shall have everything we want and there'll be no more dying
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ODE: SALUTE TO THE FRENCH NEGRO POETS, by FRANK O'HARA (1926-1966)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From near the sea, like whitman my great predecessor, I call
Subject(s): Cesaire, Aime (b. 1913); Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ON THE FRIENDSHIP BETWIXT TWO LADIES, by EDMUND WALLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, lovely, loving pair!
Last Line: Or with more consent do move.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ON THE ROAD TO THE SEA, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We passed each other, turned and stopped for half an hour, then went our way
Last Line: I have made you smile.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ORIENTAL PHANTASY, by LE BARON COOKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Sometimes the sky
Last Line: Marionettes . . .
Subject(s): Asia; Gays & Lesbians; Puppets; Far East; East Asia; Orient; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Marionettes


PASTORAL: 2. ALEXIS, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Young corydon, th' unhappy shepherd swain
Last Line: And find an easier love, though not so fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


PEACH, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My tongue, your ass
Last Line: Eat you? I ask
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic


PENSIONNAIRES, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The one was fifteen years old, the other sixteen
Last Line: And, blushing, smiled innocently
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


PEONIES, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the yard, peonies burst their white hearts
Last Line: An infant, an infinity, a crisis, an end
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Peonies


PLACET FUTILE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rise up, my love. This is the unasked-for morning
Last Line: Or perhaps it's just a plastic grocery bag
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


PLEASE MASTER, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Please master can I touch your cheek
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; United States; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; America


PLUMS, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the way you
Last Line: Way you give me tongues
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


POEM, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your enchantment
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


POEM ABOUT MY RIGHTS, by JUNE JORDAN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


POEM FOR GEORGE PLATT LYNES, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: George platt lynes photographed a naked man, curled
Last Line: Raises his hand to feel the fine light fail?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


POWER, by AUDRE LORDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The difference between poetry and rhetoric
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


PRAYER TO ST. FRANCIS, by BRIAN TEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now low rod :
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Marriage; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


RAPE, by JOAN LARKIN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: After twenty years I want to call it that, but was it?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


READING WHITMAN IN A TOILET STALL, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A security-man who stood, arms crossed, outside
Last Line: As we walk out of our secrets into the world
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Trysts; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


REMINISCENCE, by DOROTHY ALLISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long since, these ghosts lay dead -
Last Line: Memories are only heavy prisoners now.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Gays & Lesbians; Memory; Supernatural; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


REWARDS AND FAIRIES, by ROGER WODDIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you can sleep when those who write about you
Last Line: And — which is more — you'll make a mint, my son!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)


RHYME OF MY INHERITANCE, by JOAN LARKIN                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother gave me a bitter tongue
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ROSABEL (OF ROSALIE), by ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Leaves that whisper whisper ever
Last Line: And for her, -- for her.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Gays & Lesbians; Women's Rights; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Feminism


SALT POINT, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While grieving I went down, I was only
Last Line: The brother in the broken-bottle eden
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SAPPHIC SUICIDE NOTE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Day out
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Letters; Sappho (610-580 B.c.); Suicide; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SENRYU: OCCUPIED, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When he unzipped
Last Line: Stimulus package -
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SHADOWBOXING, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm telling my story to this couple who're over for dinner, they're friends, though not best friends
Last Line: It takes some getting used to
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Marriage; Theater & Theaters; Motor Vehicle Bureaus; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Stage Life


SHAME, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I ask for justice but do not release
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mothers & Sons; Divorce; Grief; Loss; Shame; Guilt; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Sorrow; Sadness


SISTERS IN ARMS, by AUDRE LORDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The edge of our bed was a wide grid
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Death - Children; South Africa; Racism; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Death - Babies; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


SO THE MIND SWINGS OPEN LIKE A GATE, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When it comes what, eventually, it must come to
Last Line: Meaning it anyway. He touches me, or I touch him, or don't
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love Meaning Of


SOLSTICE AS DEMON LOVER, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You disappear again, december sun
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Mythology - Classical; Sun


SOME MAPS, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Which it watches, where it waits
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SONG (1), by JOHN WILMOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Love a woman? You're an ass
Last Line: Does the trick worth forty wenches.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rochester, 2d Earl Of
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Misogyny; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONG FOR OUR SON, by RAFAEL CAMPO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pretending fatherhood was simply sperm
Last Line: Forgive us, but we love you very much
Subject(s): Fathers; Gays & Lesbians


SONNET TO MY FRIEND, WITH AN IDENTITY DISC, by WILFRED OWEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If ever I had dreamed of my dead name
Last Line: Until the name grow blurred and fade away.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Identity; Soldiers' Writings


SONNET: 1, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sporting at fancie, setting light by love
Last Line: When his faire forehead with disdain is frowned.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 1, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Now there is a love of which dante does not speak unkindly
Last Line: For a joining that is not easy
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 10, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus was my love, thus was my ganymed
Last Line: He loves to be belov'd, but not to love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 10, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, think not I am faithful to a vow
Last Line: I am most faithless when I most am true.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Variant Title(s): "oh, I Think Not I Am Faithful To A Vow!;
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 104, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: To me, fair friend, you never can be old
Last Line: Ere you were born was beauty's summer dead.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 11, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sighing, and sadly sitting by my love
Last Line: He straight perceav'd himselfe to be my lover.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 110, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! 'tis true I have gone here and there
Last Line: Even to thy pure and most most loving breast.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 116, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me not to the marriage of true minds / admit impediments
Last Line: I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Variant Title(s): "love;love's Not Time's Fool;true Love;love Unalterable;the Marriage Of True Minds;""let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds"";
Subject(s): Fidelity; Gays & Lesbians; Life Change Events; Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Religion; Faithfulness; Constancy; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Theology


SONNET: 12, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some talke of ganymede th' idalian boy
Last Line: But he is fairer then I can indite.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 14, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here: hold this glove (this milk-white cheveril glove)
Last Line: Then glove is love: and so I send it thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 144, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Two loves I have of comfort and despair
Last Line: Till my bad angel fire my good one out.
Variant Title(s): "two Loves I Have, Of Comfort And Despair"";
Subject(s): Comfort; Despair; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 17, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cherry-lipt adonis in his snowie shape
Last Line: Be slow to love, and quicke to hate, enduring?
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 19, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah no; nor I my selfe: though my pure love
Last Line: Are dearest unto me, as doth ensue.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Ganymede (mythology); Beauty; Love - Erotic; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 20, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But now my muse toyld with continuall care
Last Line: Pardon I crave of them, and of thee, pitty.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 20, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: A woman's face with nature's own hand painted
Last Line: Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure.
Variant Title(s): "a Woman's Face, With Nature's Own Hand Painted"";
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 29, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
Last Line: That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
Variant Title(s): "amor Omnia Vincit;a Consolation;fortune And Men's Eyes;""when, In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes"";
Subject(s): Desire; Friendship; Gays & Lesbians; Jealousy; Love; Religion; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Theology


SONNET: 35, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done
Last Line: To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 36, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me confess that we two must be twain
Last Line: As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 4, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two stars there are in one faire firmament
Last Line: How can it chuse (with me) but be dark night?
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 53, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: What is your substance, whereof are you made
Last Line: But you like none, none you, for constant heart.
Variant Title(s): "what Is Your Substance, Whereof Are You Made"";
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 55, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Last Line: You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gays & Lesbians; Poetry & Poets; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 57, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Being your slave, what should I do but tend
Last Line: Though you do any thing, he thinks no ill.
Variant Title(s): "absence;""being Your Slave, What Should I Do Not Tend"";
Subject(s): Absence; Desire; Gays & Lesbians; Love; Separation; Isolation; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 6, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet corrall lips, where nature's treasure liea
Last Line: What should I doe, if I did so indeede?
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 60, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore
Last Line: Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.
Variant Title(s): "revolutions;""like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbled Shore"";
Subject(s): Aging; Gays & Lesbians; Time; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 67, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah wherefore with infection should he live
Last Line: In days long since, before these last so bad.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 7, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet thames I honour thee, not for thou art
Last Line: My mirth is turn'd to extreame miserie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 76. FATAL INTERVIEW: 7, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Night is my sister, and how deep in love
Last Line: Watches beside me in this windy place.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Variant Title(s): "night Is My Sister, And How Deep In Love"";
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Love - Loss Of


SONNET: 8, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I wish that I his pillow were
Last Line: How hony-combs from his lips dropping bee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 87, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell! Thou art too dear for my possessing
Last Line: In sleep a king, but, waking, no such matter.
Subject(s): Absence; Gays & Lesbians; Loss; Love; Separation; Isolation; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 94, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: They that have power to hurt, and will do none
Last Line: Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.
Variant Title(s): "the Life Without Passion;""they That Have Pow'r To Hut And Will Do None"";
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Hypocrisy; Sin; Villains In Literature; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SONNET: 97. FATAL INTERVIEW: 28, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When we are old and these rejoicing veins
Last Line: We rose from rapture but an hour ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Aging; Gays & Lesbians


SORTES VERGILIANAE, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You have been living now for a long time and there is nothing you do not know
Last Line: Only long patience, as the star climbs and sinks, leaving illumuniation to the setting sun
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SPHINCTER, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hope my good old asshole holds out
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


SPIRAL IN VERMILLION; AFTER HUNDERTWASSER, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes the fog submits to the lake, the lake
Last Line: You have arrived.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Loss Of; Women


SPRING, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tender, the young auburn woman
Last Line: And the wild sheets. O to your bed!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


ST. ROACH, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For that I never knew you, I only learned to dread you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


STAR VEHICLES: I'M NOT IN 'DARLING', by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bette davis has no reason to be jealous of michelangelo antonioni
Last Line: A wilderness stretching farther than the exiled eye could see
Subject(s): Davis, Bette (1908-1989); Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


STAR VEHICLES: THE GARBO INDEX, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dead friend vito praised garbo's last scene in queen christina
Last Line: With the tranquililty of all final compositions
Subject(s): Garbo, Greta (1905-1990); Gays & Lesbians; Identity; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


STRANGE, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange with women when
Last Line: On the mouth again
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Women; Human Behavior


STRANGE FRUIT, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spray-painted across a garage door
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Prejudice; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


STUBBORN AS A YEAR AGO, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have thistles in my house in a blue bottle
Last Line: Thistledown in the air was your hair, my breath
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Thistles; Aging


SUNSET OVER HANDMADE CHURCH, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like, / people get emotionally tied to
Last Line: Ghosts.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love Affairs; Travel; Journeys; Trips


SURFACE EFFECTS IN SUMMER WIND, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm learning to remember the sound
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SUTURE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


SWEET BOY, GIMME YR ASS, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lemme kiss your face, lick your neck
Last Line: Softness this relaxed sweet sigh?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SYMPATHY, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lately, alas I knew a gentle boy
Last Line: Nor mortals know a sympathy more rare.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sympathy; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Empathy


TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the runway at the roxy, the drag queen
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Gays & Lesbians; Popular Culture - United States; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TELEMACHUS ON THE WATERFRONT, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I listened to the utterance of an owl, I took
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


THE AGE OF AIDS, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our postman, jim was always after me
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Postal Service; Aids (disease); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE ASIAN GAY DISCO IN LA, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He sits there with his pad of paper
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE ASS FESTIVAL, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pink cum dribbles out my anus
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE ASSIGNATION, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Every vow I kept
Last Line: Inside of you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Promises; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, by RAFAEL CAMPO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Defending you, my country, hurts
Last Line: For once I would be what I would always be
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE BEAUTIFUL, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Incertitudes are buying shirts
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE BEAUTIFUL SWIMMER, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see a beautiful gigantic swimmer swimming naked through the eddies of the sea
Last Line: Swiftly and out of sight is borne the brave corpse.
Subject(s): Drowning; Gays & Lesbians


THE BEAUTY LOVER, by CLAIRE BU ZARD    Poem Text                
First Line: The round, pink, laughing girl bathes
Last Line: And is ashamed.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE BOOK OF SCAPEGOATS, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Click the grief castanets.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Social Commentaries; Skin Condition; Grandparents; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE BRUISE OF THIS, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night I woke to find the sheets wet from you,
Last Line: And those things I could do that might cushion it
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Illness


THE BUGLER'S FIRST COMMUNION, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bugler boy from barrack (it is over the hill there)
Last Line: Forward-like, but however, and like favourable heaven heard these.
Subject(s): Army Life; Eucharist; Gays & Lesbians; Drills & Minor Tactics; Communion; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE CHERRY TREE, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: In her gnarled sleep it
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Cherry Trees; Environment; Gays & Lesbians; Poetry & Poets; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE CHILD TAKEN FROM THE MOTHER, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I could do nothing. Nothing. Do you
Last Line: And women, lovers, mothers, lesbians. Yes
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Child Custody; Sacrifices; Women's Rights


THE CONVENT THRESHOLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's blood between us, love, my love
Last Line: And love with old familiar love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE CORNELIAN, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No specious splendor of this stone
Last Line: And none remain'd to give the rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE DEAD POET, by ALFRED BRUCE DOUGLAS    Poem Text                
First Line: I dreamed of him last night, I saw his face
Last Line: And so I woke and knew that he was dead.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE DEATH OF ANTINOUS, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the beautiful young man drowned
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE EAGLE BAR, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A lamp lit in the corner
Last Line: Bottles off the bar
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE FACT OF THE GARDEN, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With this rain I am satisfied we will be together
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE GARBOS AND DIETRICHS, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moving like a dream through ibiza
Last Line: To those men they turn into swine
Subject(s): Dietrich, Marlene; Garbo, Greta (1905-1990); Gays & Lesbians


THE GARDEN BY MOONLIGHT, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A black cat among roses
Last Line: When I am gone.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE HAMMAM NAME (FROM A POEM BY A TURKISH LADY), by JAMES ELROY FLECKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Winsome torment rose from slumber, rubbed his eyes, and went his way
Last Line: The water froze.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Gays & Lesbians; Turkey; Showers & Showering; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE HONEY LAMB, by JONATHAN WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boysick (by gadzooks thunderstruck)
Last Line: Erstwhile eagle-scout / bed-mate
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE ICE-CREAM WARS, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Although I mean it, and project the meaning
Last Line: A randomness, a darkness of one's own
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LAUGHTER OF DEAD MEN, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Candid jeremiads drizzle from his lips
Last Line: And all the singular adventures it implies
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LETTER, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Going to him! Happy letter! Tell him
Last Line: "gesture, coquette, and shake your head!"
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Letters; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LION FOR REAL, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I came home and found a lion in my living room
Subject(s): Animals; Gays & Lesbians; Lions; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LOOK-OUT TOWER AT MOUNT VENUS, LOUISIANA, by JONATHAN WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes yes o lord yes, the bestest, sweetest
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE LOVER, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been seeing his face everywhere, the face of a former lover
Last Line: Seeing his wrath in faces passing
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Instead of the flatland of my youth
Last Line: And wait for him
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE PAYNE WHITNEY POEMS: SLEEP, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The friends who come to see you
Last Line: Give my love to, oh, anybody
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE PLAYBOY OF THE DEMI-WORLD, by WILLIAM PLOMER                Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Aloft in heavenly mansions, doubleyou one
Subject(s): Hate; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE RING, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How long before the grave
Last Line: Into the morgues gas jets
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Rings; Gifts & Giving; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE SILENCE, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She took the spareribs out of the oven
Last Line: Wish I was there with you
Subject(s): Mothers; Farewell; Absence; Gays & Lesbians; Togetherness; Relationships; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE SIZE OF IT, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew the length of an average penis
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sexual Organs; Size & Shape; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Sex Organs; Genitalia


THE STORM (1), by TIMOTHY LIU                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Black ants crawl in the sugar bowl
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE TAXI, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I go away from you
Last Line: To wound myself upon the sharp edges of the night?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Taxis; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE THREAD OF LIFE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The irresponsive silence of the land
Last Line: And sing, o grave, where is thy victory?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Jesus Christ; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE TRICK, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I made love with a man -- hugely muscled, lean -- the body
Last Line: The heaving back, the beard, the teeth at the throat
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THE WOMAN HANGING FROM THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR WINDOW, by JOY HARJO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She is the woman hanging from the 13th floor
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Gays & Lesbians; Minorities - United States; United States - Race Relations; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THEN, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am dead, even then / I will still love you, I will wait in these poems
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


THINGS I'LL NOT DO: NOSTALGIAS, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Never go to bulgaria, had a booklet & invitation
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THIS FORM OF LIFE NEEDS SEX, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will have to accept women
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sex; Women; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THIS HEAT, THESE HUMAN FORMS, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two years ago, while crossing the street, a group of boys came
Last Line: It is difficult enough without your body in the world
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Suicide; Human Behavior; Childhood Memories; Horses


THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, by JAN HELLER LEVI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THIS PLACE RUMORD TO HAVE BEEN SODOM, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Might have been. / certainly these ashes might have been pleasures
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THORN PIECE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cliffs, / cliffs, / and a twisted sea
Last Line: Like leaves falling
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Russell, Ada Dwyer (1863-1952); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO AUSONIUS, by PAULINUS OF NOLA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I, through all chances that are given to mortals
Alternate Author Name(s): Meropius Pontius Anicius Pauli
Subject(s): Ausonius, Decimus Magnus (310-394); Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO MY EXCELLENT LUCASIA, ON OUR FRIENDSHIP. 17TH JULY 1651, by KATHERINE PHILIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I did not live until this time
Last Line: Immortal as our soul.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orinda
Subject(s): Friendship; Gays & Lesbians; Owen, Anne (lewis) (1633-1692); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO SOME SUPPOSED BROTHERS, by ESSEX HEMPHILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You judge a woman
Last Line: The way america / loves us
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 21
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TO THE LADY ELEANOR BUTLER AND THE HONORABLE MISS PONSONBY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A stream, to mingle with your favourite dee
Last Line: Even on this earth, above the reach of time!
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


TOM, by JAMES SCHUYLER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: A key. The door. Open
Subject(s): Desire; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


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. THROUGH THE LONG NIGHT, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You, proud curve-lipped youth, with brown sensitive face
Last Line: And I remain gazing into them.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TOYS, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seeing them like this
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Popular Culture - United States; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TREASURES ON EARTH, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What no one wants. Coin by coin
Last Line: Intervals till you shut it off completely
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Absence; Transience; Relationships; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TREE MARRIAGE, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In chota nagpur and bengal
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TROIKA FOR LOVERS, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His gait is like he's got a cricket in his shoe
Last Line: But the dream that produced it.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Men; Relationships; Triplets


TUNNEL, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come now, if ever. / when it is raining this gentle
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Illness


TURTLE, SWAN, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because the road to our house
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 1, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherever in this city, screens flicker
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 12, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleeping, turning in turn like planets
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWENTY-ONE LOVE POEMS: 16, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across a city from you, I'm with you
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWO LOVES: TO THE SPHINX, by ALFRED BRUCE DOUGLAS    Poem Text                
First Line: I dreamed I stood upon a little hill
Last Line: "I am the love that dare not speak its name."
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


TWO POEMS FOR DAVID KALSTONE: 2. FAREWELL PERFORMANCE, by JAMES INGRAM MERRILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Art. It cures affliction. As lights go down and
Variant Title(s): Farewell Performance
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


TWO TAKEN, by SCOTT HIGHTOWER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: In iran, the table of allah
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Iran; Capital Punishment - Minors; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Persia


UNDER THE ZANZARIERE, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She put the comb in one hand and with the left waved. With that
Last Line: Persistent voices, like whispers in another room.
Subject(s): Girls; Gays & Lesbians; Mothers & Daughters; Secrets


UNWANTED, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The poster with my picture on it
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Labor & Laborers; Poetry & Poets; Social Protest; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Work; Workers


UNWANTED, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The poster with my picture on it
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Labor & Laborers; Poetry & Poets; Social Protest; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Work; Workers


UP AND DOWN: 1. SNOW KING CHAIR LIFT, by JAMES INGRAM MERRILL                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Prey swooped up, the iron love seat shudders
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


UP AND DOWN: 2. THE EMERALD, by JAMES INGRAM MERRILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hearing that on sunday I would leave
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


VARIATIONS ON SAPPHO: 33, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Maids, not to you my mind doth change
Last Line: My weary bosom fill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


VARIATIONS ON SAPPHO: 35, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, gorgo, put the rug in place
Last Line: Thy pride upon a ring?
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Variant Title(s): Long Ago: 35
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Pride; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Self-esteem; Self-respect


VENUS TRANSIENS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me / was venus more beautiful
Last Line: The sands at my feet.
Subject(s): Botticelli, Sandro (1444-1510); Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Paintings & Painters; Venus (goddess); Filipepi, Alesandro Di Mariano; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WANT, by JOAN LARKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She wants a house full of cups and the ghosts
Subject(s): Relationships; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WAULKING SONG: TWO, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT                    Poet's Biography
First Line: At first she would not answer
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


WE SAY WE LOVE EACH OTHER, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You say: the trouble is: we don't understand
Last Line: After a while, we say again we love each other
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


WEDNESDAY OR SOMETHING, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I might even listen
Last Line: Tuesday's rebellion
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians


WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: July is over, four hot weeks
Last Line: How to slow it then, when I call your name
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic


WHEN I DRINK I BECOME THE JOY OF FAGGOTS, by DOROTHY ALLISON                    Poet's Biography
First Line: When I drink I become
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WHERE WILL YOU BE?, by PATRICIA PARKER    Poem Text                
First Line: Boots are being polished
Alternate Author Name(s): Parker, Pat
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; African Americans - Women; Gays & Lesbians; Women's Rights; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Feminism


WHERE YOU ARE: 1, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flung to your salt parameters in all that wide gleam
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WHERE YOU ARE: 2. EVERYWHERE, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought I'd lost you. But you said I'm inbued
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WHERE YOU ARE: 3. VAN GOGH, FLOWERING ROSEBUSHES: 1889, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A billow of attention
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WITCH WIFE AND I, by SARA BARD FIELD    Poem Text                
First Line: When the moon has poured her light
Last Line: Day has brought you back to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wood, Charles Erskine Scoot, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Gays & Lesbians; Love; Witchcraft & Witches; Nightmares; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WONDROUS THE MERGE, by JAMES RICHARD BROUGHTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Had my soul tottered off to sleep
Subject(s): Desire; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WORLD, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The man in my dream said, let me live, but that
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical


YELLOW CLOVER, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Must I, who walk alone
Last Line: Only white cover blossoms on your grave.
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?', by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was shy and tender as a 10 year old kid, you know what I'm saying?
Last Line: She was nice to me a scared gay kid at eastside high , you know what I'm saying? / allen ginsberg
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


YOU LOVE, YOU WONDER, by BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You love a woman and you wonder where she goes all night
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Nature Of; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


YOU. THEREFORE, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: You are like me, you will die too, but not today:
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mortality; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


YOUTH, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The first darkness / on blue hill ave
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians