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Subject: GUNS
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"SIR DILBERRY DIDDLE, CAPTAIN OF MILITIA; EXCELLENT NEW SONG", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Of all the brave captains that ever were seen
Last Line: "in his sleep if such dreadful destruction he makes, / what havoc, ye gods, shall we have when he wa
Subject(s): Courage;great Britain - Wars With France;guns;heroism;soldiers; Valor;bravery;heroes;heroines


0.22, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The legend is bull's eye, part of a local scene
Last Line: Death was once a barefoot boy
Subject(s): Guns


1917 - THE WAR CLASS, by GEROID TANQUARY ROBINSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Down the long white road beneath the / moon
Last Line: One great humanity?
Subject(s): Guns; Military Education; Soldiers; War; Youth; Military Schools


A COUP D'ETAT; AN INCIDENT IN THE NIGHT OF DECEMBER 4, 1851, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The child received two bullets in the brain
Last Line: Must sew the shrouds of children eight years old.
Subject(s): Death - Children; France; Grandparents; Guns; Murder; Napoleon Iii (1808-1873); War; Death - Babies; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


A GRAVE NEAR PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Head-board and foot-board duly placed
Last Line: The -- buried gun.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; Guns; U.s. - History; Tombs; Tombstones


A MERRY HEART: GOIN' SHOOTIN', by THELMA LUCILE LULL    Poem Text                
First Line: I took me out a-hunting for to bag a gamesome kill
Last Line: Holds still some eight professors on the dead tree limb!
Subject(s): Comedy; Guns; Hunting; Irony; Teaching & Teachers; Hunters


A SHOT AT NIGHT, by IDELLA PURNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A shot rings out upon the dreaming night
Last Line: Men turn in beds. A wind like weeping stirs.
Subject(s): Bullets; Guns; Night; Bedtime


ANTHROPOLOGY, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Remember the night you got drunk / and shot the roses?
Last Line: For the archerís bow to become a violin
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Fathers; Guns; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


AT THE SAND CREEK BRIDGE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The path of most insistence
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Guns; Mountains; Nature; Rivers; Trout; Anglers; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


BATTLE, by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you mind that old fight in the rattles
Last Line: The bill must go to mother and the girls!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Subject(s): Cowboys; Death; Guns; Soldiers; War; Dead, The


BELOW FREEZING ON PINELOG MOUNTAIN, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crouched in the rusted cab of a junked pulpwood truck
Last Line: Rises like gray smoke through rust holes in the roof.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Appalachia; Guns; Mountains; Rain; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


CHANNEL FIRING, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: That night your great guns, unawares
Last Line: And camelot, and starlit stonehenge.
Subject(s): Death; Guns; Social Protest; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


COLT AUTOMATIC, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My gun, the color of winter rain and thunder
Subject(s): Guns


DOMESDAY BOOK: AT NICE, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, let me tell you, safe beside you now
Last Line: To coroner merival in a leisure hour:
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; France; Guns; Love; Soldiers; Wine


DR. EGG: 5 SECURITY, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source                
First Line: In the waiting room
Last Line: He pulls out %nothing
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Fear; Guns; Psychology


DREAM OF A LARGE LADY, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The large lady laboriously climbs
Last Line: Painted by the sun against the sky.
Subject(s): Guns; Poetry & Poets; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


DURER'S HARE, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source                
Last Line: On the earth %or was all that %just to make the treads sway
Subject(s): Forests; Guns; Hunting


EPIGRAM: 10, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Vulcan begat me. Minerva me taught
Last Line: And if I be thine enemy I may thy life end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 103;description Of A Gun
Subject(s): Guns; Riddles


EPIGRAM: ON THE INVENTOR OF GUNS, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Praise in old times the sage prometheus won
Last Line: To emulate the fiery bolts of jove.
Subject(s): Guns


EVEN IF IT'S WRONG, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Gordon is a dead shot
Last Line: Go home & do something %even if it's wrong
Subject(s): Guns


FACTS, by CECILIA BUSTAMANTE    Poem Source                
First Line: The invisible machines of war
Last Line: That expertly penetrates %the tree of life
Subject(s): Bullets; Death - Children; Guns; War


GUNS IN THE HOUSE, by RENEE RUDERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: In the garage %he forges bullets
Last Line: Wrapped in silver scales, %racing for corners
Subject(s): Bullets; Guns


JOHN WAYNE, GUNSLINGER, R.I.P., by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: John wayne, gunslinger, pranced out
Last Line: Of our hero-gunslinger, john wayne
Subject(s): Cowboys; Guns; Hero And Leander; Wayne, John (1907-1979); West (u.s.)


JOHNNY BOER, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Men fight all shapes and sizes as the racing horses run
Last Line: And we'll be running after him with our little maxim gun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Boer War; Courage; Guns; Proverbs; South African War; Valor; Bravery; Maxims; Adages


JONESBORO ARKANSAS MARCH 24 1998, by D. A. FEINFELD    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes we forget the way
Last Line: Chastened by his shots %and go home
Subject(s): Guns


LESSONS OF THE WAR: 1. NAMING OF PARTS, by HENRY REED    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday
Subject(s): Guns; Men; Soldiers; World War Ii; Second World War


LESSONS OF THE WAR: 1. NAMING OF PARTS, by HENRY REED    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday
Last Line: Silent in all of the gardens and the bees going backwards and forwards, %for to-day we have naming o
Subject(s): Guns; Men; Soldiers; World War Ii


LOCAL QUARRELS, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As though the nineteenth century hadn't crumbled
Last Line: They sat in a common shadow.
Subject(s): Duels; Guns; Honor; Quarrels; Arguments; Disagreements


MARLBOROUGH FAIR, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I warr'nt our street be near so wide
Last Line: And the long down is whispering low 'goodnight.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Abandonment; Amusement Parks; Animals; Children; Churchyards; Circus; Country Dances; Country Life; Entertainers; Festivals; Fiddles; Games; Guns; Lions; Marlborough, England; Merry-go-grounds; Mourning; Musical Instruments; Night; Pleasure; Desertion; C


MEDITATION AT FIFTY YARDS, MOVING TARGET, by RITA DOVE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Never point your weapon, keep your finger
Last Line: Sleeping in the next room, all with one shot
Subject(s): Bullets; Guns; Meditation


MEDITATION AT FIFTY YARDS, MOVING TARGET, by RITA DOVE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Never point your weapon, keep your finger
Last Line: Before you know it %I am home
Subject(s): Bullets; Guns; Meditation


MOUNTAIN FROLIC, by GEORGE LAWRENCE ANDREWS    Poem Text                
First Line: In working clothes with song and whoop and shout
Last Line: Shot dead for dancing with his pal's best girl.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Festivals; Guns; Murder; Music & Musicians; Fairs; Pageants


MY MOTHER CONTEMPLATING HER GUN, by NICK FLYNN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One boyfriend said to keep the bullets
Subject(s): Mothers; Guns


OFFISA POPP; A MANEUVER IN CLASS WARFARE, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My father suited up
Last Line: A goddam plowshare
Subject(s): Fathers; Guns; Soldiers


ON A CANNON (RIDDLE), by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Begotten, and born, and dying with noise
Subject(s): Guns; Riddles


ON THE FREQUENT REVIEW OF THE TROOPS, by M. [PSEUD.]    Poem Text                
First Line: Reviews are gaudy shows - allowed
Last Line: "let causists tell us, if they can, / is england's welfare furthered?"
Alternate Author Name(s): M.
Subject(s): Death;england;fights;guns; "dead, The;english;


PASSING TIME, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: He climbs to a high room in the big house
Last Line: Shoots two swans
Subject(s): Birds; Guns; Home; Hunting; Swans


PORT BOU, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As a child holds a pet
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Guns; Travel; Journeys; Trips


PORT BOU, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As a child holds a pet
Last Line: Draw on long needles white threads through my navel
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Guns; Travel


PRINCIP, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look at him there, a lad of nineteen years
Last Line: Princip, with nineteen years, can you not tell?
Subject(s): Assassination; Fate; Guns; Nations; World War I; Destiny; First World War


RAVINE, by MONG-LAN    Poem Source                
First Line: As they come
Last Line: You point %to your head
Subject(s): Bodies; Guns; San Francisco; Sleep; Vietnam


RENDEZVOUS: BELLE GLADE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pine thicket at the edge of a clearing
Last Line: And nerves edged a name in his stock.
Subject(s): Burma; Guns; Night; Soldiers; Bedtime


REUBEN, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That very time I saw, (but thou couldst not)
Last Line: In henly meditation, bullet free.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Guns; Hens; Agriculture; Farmers


SHOOTING RATS AT THE BIBB COUNTY DUMP, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Loaded on beer and whiskey, we ride
Last Line: For all they're worth into the darkness we're headed for.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Guns; Refuse & Refuse Disposal; Rodents; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


SHOTGUN LOADED WITH ROCK SALT, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So I took my shotgun
Last Line: And that big boy's fat ass
Subject(s): Guns; Youth; Robbery


SNIPER, by NICOLE BLACKMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Last monday, they rushed out like
Last Line: Death comes from the trees
Subject(s): Ambulances; Blood; Death; Guns; Violence


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: IPPOLIT KONOVALOFF, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was a gun-smith in odessa
Last Line: To mould the metal over.
Subject(s): Guns


SPOON RIVER GARLAND: 5. DOUBLE SHOOTING, by MICHAEL JOSEPH BUGEJA    Poem Source                
First Line: I would have quizzed my executioner
Last Line: And then the guilt, so I fired again
Subject(s): Fire; Guns; Murder


THE BATTLE OF GLENCOE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the month of october, and in the year of 1899
Last Line: At home or abroad, wherever they go.
Subject(s): Death; Enemies; Guns; Highlands Of Scotland; War; Dead, The


THE BATTLE OF THE NILE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on the 18th of august in the year of 1798
Last Line: That thanksgiving should be returned to god for the victory complete.
Subject(s): Death; Guns; Nile (river); Sailing & Sailors; Victory; War; Dead, The


THE COWBOY TO HIS FRIEND IN NEED, by BURKE JENKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: You're very well polished, I'm free to confess
Last Line: You forty-five caliber colt!
Subject(s): Cowboys; Guns; Ranch Life; West (u.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


THE DRUNK HUNTER, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spun on a flat rock
Last Line: They will tell what found him in the deeper woods.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Guns; Hunting; Men; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Hunters


THE EMPTY GUN, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: You may loop the loop, and leap the gap
Last Line: But you can't get by the empty gun.
Subject(s): Guns


THE GUARD AT THE BINH THUY BRIDGE, by JOHN BALABAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How still he stands as mists begin to move
Last Line: He aims. At her. Then drops his aim. Idly.
Subject(s): Guns; Rivers; Soldiers; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975


THE GUN-CASTING, by HORACE W. STOKES    Poem Text                
First Line: In the furnace-glare the anvils rang
Last Line: The metal bubbles beneath the ground.
Subject(s): Guns; Yale University


THE GUNS IN SUSSEX, by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Light green of grass and richer green of bush
Last Line: But still I hear the mutter of the guns.
Subject(s): Desolation; England; Guns; Patriotism; Sussex, England; War; World War I; English; First World War


THE MAN WHO COOKS THE GRUB, by SAMUEL ELLSWORTH KISER    Poem Text                
First Line: We have read in song and story
Last Line: Is the man who cooks the grub.
Subject(s): Guns; Heroism; Men; Soldiers; War; Heroes; Heroines


THE MINUTE GUNS, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood within the little cove
Last Line: I only heard the minute guns.
Subject(s): Coves; Guns; Sea; War; Ocean


THE RECRUITING SERGEANT; A MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: AIR, by ISAAC BICKERSTAFFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What a charming thing's a battle!
Last Line: What a charming thing's a battle!
Subject(s): Guns; Soldiers; Trumpets; War


THE SWAMP ANGEL, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a coal-black angel
Last Line: Christ, the forgiver, convert his mind.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Charleston, South Carolina; Guns; United States - History


THE TROPHY GUNS, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the fourth of july, a. D. 1874, an impromptu
Last Line: "banner."
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Guns; Nations; Independence Day


THE VOLUNTEERS: A CHALLENGE, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come if you dare, reivers and raiders!
Last Line: Yes! Every one of you, come if you dare!
Subject(s): Bullets; Courage; Fire; Guns; Valor; Bravery


THREE FIGURES IN AN INTERIOR, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What's so special about shooting an animal?
Last Line: To anyone interested in taking it
Subject(s): Animals; Guns; Hunting


TO A NINE-INCH GUN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Whether your shell hits the target or not
Last Line: Seek bread to fill their mouths again
Subject(s): Arms & Armor;guns;krupp (industrial Conglomerate);murder;war


UTAH, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere nowhere in utah, a boy by the roadside
Subject(s): Utah; Guns


VENGEANCE IS MINE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Vengeance is mine, the lord declared of old
Last Line: Only when both shall put their vengeance by.
Subject(s): God; Guns; Vengeance


WHO'S CRAZIEST, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I've got a .357 snubby
Last Line: I wonder who's craziest. %me or the thief
Subject(s): Guns