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"DECEITFUL FANCY, WHY DELUD'ST THOU ME", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Only to lose the shadow of thy joy
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


&: SEVEN POEMS: 7, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who knows if the moon's
Last Line: In love and flowers pick themselves
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Imagination


A BALLADE OF GREEN FIELDS; FOR F.W.M., by AUSTIN PHILIPS    Poem Text            
First Line: Beyond the compass of our sight
Last Line: For distant fields are always green.
Subject(s): Fields; Imagination; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Fancy


A CHILD'S FANCY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: His chin went up and down, and chewed at nothing
Last Line: The wonderful strange sight he might have been.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


A COAT, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I made my song a coat
Last Line: In walking naked.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Poetry & Poets; Vision; Fancy


A DAY DREAM, by NELLY MILLER SEELY    Poem Text            
First Line: A birch tree stands in graceful beauty
Last Line: Yes -- and for the robins to come each year.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


A DIALOGUE OF SELF AND SOUL, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I summon to the winding ancient stair
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


A DREAMER, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies a little boy who made believe
Last Line: The world believe his make-believes were true.
Subject(s): Imagination; New York City; Fancy; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


A HYMN OF IMAGINATION, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagination's towers appear
Last Line: To be resumed in god we ripen here?
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


A MERRY HEART: THE GHOSTLING, by THELMA LUCILE LULL    Poem Text            
First Line: I had a little ghostling
Last Line: Whate'er results might be!
Subject(s): Conscience; Imagination; Thought; Fancy; Thinking


A SICK CHILD, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Postman comes when I am still in bed, the
Last Line: All that I've never thought of - think of me!
Subject(s): Sickness; Imagination; Children; Illness; Fancy; Childhood


A SUPERMARKET IN CALIFORNIA, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: What thoughts I have of you tonight, walt whitman, for I walked down
Subject(s): Humanity; Imagination; Markets; Poetry & Poets; Popular Culture - United States; Shopping; Vision; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); Fancy; Supermarkets


A VISION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my mind's eye a temple, like a cloud
Last Line: "hell-gates are powerless phantoms when 'we' build."
Subject(s): God; Imagination


ABORTION CHILD, by JEAN VALENTINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought: / you live somewhere
Subject(s): Abortion; Imagination; Fancy


ADDRESS TO A CHILD DURING A BOISTEROUS WINTER EVENING, by DOROTHY WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What way does the wind come? What way does he go
Last Line: Here's a 'cozie' warm house for edward and me.
Variant Title(s): The Wind;an Address To A Child In A High Wind
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


ADDRESS TO FANCY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, queen of dreams! 'tis now the hour
Last Line: To view the wonders of thy fairy clime!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


ADVENTURES OF ISABEL, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Isabel met an enormous bear
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


ADVENTURES OF ISABEL, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Isabel met an enormous bear
Last Line: And isabel calmly cured the doctor
Subject(s): Imagination


AFTER A MOVIE, by HENRY SPLAWN TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last small credits fade
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Imagination; Movies; Cinema; Fancy


AFTER CAREFULLY LISTING MY 10,000 ILLUSIONS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In the depths was lost int he shallows
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Imagination; Nature; Self-consciousness


AGAIN I FIND YOU, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A compulsive flasher, / the limp kelp rises up
Last Line: Only the bird.
Subject(s): Drowning; Imagination; Memory; Thought; Fancy; Thinking


AGAIN, AGAIN!, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again, again, even if we know the countryside of love
Last Line: Beneath the ancient trees, we lie down again, %again, among the flowers, and face the sky
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


ALL I WAS DOING WAS BREATHING, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Something has reached out and taken in the beams of my eyes
Last Line: Mira says: without the energy that lifts mountains, how am ito live?
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


ALL OF YOU UNDISTURBED CITIES, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: He is the one who breaks down the walls, %and when he works,he works in silence
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


ALL SOULS' NIGHT; EPILOGUE TO 'A VISION', by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midnight has come, and the great christ church bell
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


ALL SOULS' NIGHT; EPILOGUE TO 'A VISION', by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midnight has come, and the great christ church bell
Last Line: Wound in mind's wandering %as mummies in the mummy-cloth are wound
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


ALMANZOR & ALMAHIDE, OR THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA: PART 2. PROLOGUE, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They who write ill, and they who ne'r durst write
Last Line: Will prove a dowdy, with a face to fright you.
Variant Title(s): Prologues, Epilogues And Songs From The Conquest Of Granada: 5
Subject(s): Authors & Authorship; Critics & Criticism; Imagination; Plays & Playwrights ; Fancy; Dramatists


ALMOST ALL ABOUT EYES, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Nanny & ger have green eyes
Last Line: White patent leather shoes to go %out to play?
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


AMBER WAVES OF GRAIN, by EDWARD BARTOK-BARATTA    Poem Source            
First Line: My friend has become like john lennon, only no one
Last Line: Now fastened to the sun, has begun to drag his night light %across the vicious skies
Subject(s): Family Life; Imagination


AMBITION, by JOHN CHIPMAN FARRAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I were a rocket
Last Line: And thinking me a baby star %she'd keep me in the skies
Subject(s): Imagination


AMBUSHED, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace and safety seem to dwell
Last Line: You'll be spanked and sent to bed.
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Childhood; Fancy


AMERICA, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: America I've given you all and now I'm nothing
Subject(s): Americans; Imagination; United States; Vision; Fancy; America


AMERICA, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: America I've given you all and now I'm nothing
Last Line: America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel
Subject(s): Americans; Imagination; United States; Vision


AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk through the long schoolroom questioning
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Schools; Vision; Childhood; Fancy; Students


AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk through the long schoolroom questioning
Last Line: How can we know the dancer from the dance?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Schools; Vision


AN HOUR WITH FANCY, by RICHARD SOLOMON GEDNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up! Loved one, up! For the sun's rosy beam
Last Line: I stray thus in fancy, with you by my side!
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


AN IMAGINING, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two sisters that I never saw
Last Line: Two little baby girls with wings.
Subject(s): Children; Death - Children; Graves; Imagination; Mothers; Childhood; Death - Babies; Tombs; Tombstones; Fancy


AN ODE TO FANCY, by MARY JULIA YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Tell me, blyth fancy, shall I chuse
Last Line: A tragic theme for such a muse?
Subject(s): Imagination; Odes (as Poetic Form); Fancy


ANABASIS: 2, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: After the first night and bare morning passed
Last Line: The uncertain continent of a name
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Night; Sleep


AND THEN THAT GIRL THE ANGELS CAME TO VISIT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And she was like a slope with vines, heavily bearing
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


ANGEL & THE BIRDS OF PARADOX, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Logic places barbed wire %around an angel
Last Line: The closer she gets %the more I hear the birds of paradox
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


APPARITION, by MICHAEL LIEBERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: At noon helen appeared in a smart knit suit, a hermes scarf
Last Line: The room across the hall
Subject(s): Imagination


ARCHAIC TORSO OF APOLLO, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We cannot know his legendary head
Last Line: That does not see you. You must change your life
Subject(s): Apollo; Imagination; Men; Mythology - Classical; Statues; Vision


ART INSTITUTE MEMORIES, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: It seems so long since she and I
Last Line: Was but a picture in a frame.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Fantasy; Imagination; Love; Memory; Paintings And Painters; Portraits; Fancy


ARTIFICE, by RUTH E. DAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Generous weaver of dreams
Last Line: With unraveling skill.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


AS A REAL HOUSE, by PALMER. MICHAEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said darkling and you said sparkling
Subject(s): Houses; Imagination; Fancy


ASCETICS WANDER SHRINE TO SHRINE, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A little ways off, and even more %green farther on. Stay here
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


AT LAST, DEAR WARD, I TAKE A RHYMING QUILL, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On thine own regal cornerstone: I will!
Subject(s): Oxford, England; Creative Ability; Imagination


AT NIGHT, by MARY BALDWIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Mamma, at night, puts out my light
Last Line: My own mamma — and light.
Subject(s): Beds; Children; Imagination; Night; Sleep; Childhood; Fancy; Bedtime


ATLANTIC CITY, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: They arrive by bus. %the retired couple from bethesda
Last Line: Underneath the magnetic peanut shell
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To see a world in a grain of sand
Last Line: To those who dwell in realms of day
Variant Title(s): Blake's Testament;what A Wonderful World
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Freedom; Imagination; Innocence; Mythology; Religion; Vision; Liberty; Fancy; Theology


AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH            Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt jennifer's tigers prance across a screen
Subject(s): Animals; Aunts; Imagination; Love - Marital; Tapestries; Tigers; Women's Rights; Fancy; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Feminism


AUNT JENNIFER'S TIGERS, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aunt jennifer's tigers prance across a screen
Last Line: Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid
Subject(s): Animals; Aunts; Imagination; Love - Marital; Tapestries; Tigers; Women's Rights


BALLADE, by JOHN WOLCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Couldst thou look into mine heart
Last Line: Banish spectre forms away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pindar, Peter; Wolcot, John
Subject(s): Haunted Houses; Imagination; Fancy


BALLING, by J. V. BETZ    Poem Source            
First Line: A child can bounce a ball for
Last Line: And here she under %stands
Subject(s): Children; Imagination


BEAST, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: When the beast wakes up %it'll know exactly where to go
Last Line: Who lifted my dreaming muse %from its moonlit casket
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


BEAUTIFUL GHOST, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: I drive to the museum %just to see the vermeers
Last Line: Feels just like being kissed %by a beautiful ghost!
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


BEDTIME STORY, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was twelve, a horse appeared
Subject(s): Animals; Childhood Memories; Horses; Imagination; Fancy


BEDTIME STORY, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was twelve, a horse appeared
Last Line: Could her the clash of armor when I closed my eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Childhood Memories; Horses; Imagination


BEE! I'M EXPECTING YOU!, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or better, be with me, %yours, fly
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1035; Poem: 98
Subject(s): Animals; Bees; Imagination; Insects


BELIEF, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: In six gold weeks of summer
Last Line: Believing that flowers are eternal.
Subject(s): Death; Imagination; Dead, The; Fancy


BELLEVUE EXCHANGE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A large man rowing in a white tub
Last Line: To the floor. The water climbing for him.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Fantasy; Fog; Imagination; Water; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Haze; Fancy


BEND-A-FAMILY', by JIM DANIELS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Arrives attached to their own living room
Last Line: Hey, I say, loosen up
Subject(s): Imagination; Life; Play


BINDING MY ANKLES WITH SILVER, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Mira's lord can lift mountains, %he is her refuge
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


BINKER, by ALAN ALEXANDER MILNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Binker - what I call him - is a secret of my own
Last Line: But binker's always binker, and is certain to be there
Alternate Author Name(s): Milne, A. A.
Subject(s): Imagination


BIRD TALK, by AILEEN FISHER    Poem Source            
First Line: Think ... ' said the robin
Last Line: Aren't people funny %to be that way?
Subject(s): Imagination


BIRDELLO, by LAUREN SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: There were ten birds, each of which hated us differently
Last Line: And all the others accountrements of love
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Dreams; Imagination


BLACK HORSES, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Black horses clump together %near the faded oak fence
Last Line: Their deep black manes %twitch in the wind's icy fingers
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


BLOWFLY, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Half awake, I was imagining
Last Line: As we made tense, pensive love. Blowfly, blowfly
Subject(s): Desire; Imagination; Fancy


BODIES OF LIGHTNING, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: When one stands in the
Last Line: & the stirring of bodies %made of lightning
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


BOGY MAN, by FREDERICK MUNDLE    Poem Source            
First Line: She knows I know
Last Line: That's left of me in her is fear
Subject(s): Fear; Imagination; Insanity


BONWIT TELLER, by MICHAEL WATERS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who says the light doesn't breathe
Last Line: Will the change come? %into a speechless mannequin
Subject(s): Change; Cities; Imagination


BOOJUM TREE, by LIAM WEITZ    Poem Source            
First Line: It looks like something carroll would create
Last Line: And her son because the drapes were thin
Subject(s): Imagination; Trees


BOUSTROPHEDON, by GARY J. WHITEHEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: A small storm of swallows follows where the tines
Last Line: Turning - turning about it's - back your at full
Subject(s): Imagination; Nature


BOY IN A TREE, by EDWARD MCCRORIE    Poem Source            
First Line: Leopard cub on his tee-shirt. Hyenas
Last Line: The northwest wind. It won't be a long %wait for a good scare
Subject(s): Boys; Imagination


BOYHOOD WISH, by ALLEN BRADEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Just once come down from the mountains
Last Line: And comb stolen right from the hive
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Wishes


BRIDGE: 1. AVE MARIA, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be with me, luis de san angel, now
Last Line: Te deum laudamus %o thou hand of fire
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Imagination; Vision


BRIDGE: 8. ATLANTIS, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the bound cable strands, the arching path
Last Line: Whispers antiphonal in azure swing
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Atlantis; Imagination; Mythology - Classical; Vision


BROKEN TOWER, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bell-rope that gathers god at dawn
Last Line: Unseals her earth, and lifts love in its shower
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


BUBBLE FAIRY, by MARJORIE BARROWS    Poem Source            
First Line: I blew a bubble
Last Line: And the bubble went - %bing!
Subject(s): Imagination


BUDDHA IN GLORY, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Center of all centers, core of cores
Last Line: Will be, when all the stars are dead
Subject(s): Imagination; Religion; Vision


BUNDLES, by JOHN CHIPMAN FARRAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bundle is a funny thing
Last Line: Now wouldn't it be much more fun %if shoppers carried thingsundone?
Subject(s): Christmas Gifts; Imagination


CALENDAR AND BOOK, by ROBERT MYLES HERSHON    Poem Source            
First Line: In the darkness of the afternoon
Last Line: In the daylight, one man on a bridge
Subject(s): Imagination; Night


CANDLE, WINE, FRIENDS, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let shams cover %our shadows %like snow
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


CATARACT MOON, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: You have about as much chance as
Last Line: A swollen ear...Lanced by the rays of a %cataract moon
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


CHANGE: KYOTO-TOKYO EXPRESS, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black magicians %come home: the pink meat image
Last Line: Making my body visible %thru my eyes!
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


CHANGING, by MARY ANN HOBERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I know what I feel like
Subject(s): Imagination


CHILDHOOD, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time in school drags along with so much worry
Last Line: On childhood, what was us going away, %going where? Where?
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


CHILDHOOD HOME, A PANORAMA, by GILLIAN CONOLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: A crow on the telephone pole, tinging daylight
Last Line: No matter what, I will swear I didn't do it. %it's hot, it's hot, it's hot
Subject(s): Children; Imagination


CHRISTENDOM, by THOMAS TRAHERNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first mine infant-ear
Last Line: Make up the king of glory's diadem.
Subject(s): Christianity; Imagination; Fancy


COLLOQUY WITH A POLISH AUNT, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Elle savait toutes les legendes du paradis et tous les contes
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


CREATION OF FISH, FOWL, AND CATTLE, by MADELEINE L'ENGLE CAMP FRANKLIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Be! %be, caterpillar and comet
Last Line: Be with us %be!
Subject(s): Imagination


CROCODEAR, by GINA RUCK-PAUQUET    Poem Source            
First Line: Why %can't I have a crocodile?
Last Line: Don't you think that would be stylish?
Subject(s): Imagination


CROSSING THE WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: They have named a bridge after walt
Last Line: Between the shores of my solitude
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


CROWD OF MAPLE TREES, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
Last Line: That rinse their backbones %in the cold blue air
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


CUBAN DREAM, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: My shadow carries a sponge %down the beach
Last Line: A humid wind washes us to our bones
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


CUPS OF ILLUSION, by HENRY BELLAMANN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From this tower room above the wall
Last Line: As bird shadows on the grass.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


DANCE OF THE LEAVES, by ISLA PASCHAL RICHARDSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Come on, let's dance,' the gay wind cried
Last Line: The brown leaves went to sleep
Subject(s): Imagination


DANGERS INHERENT IN THE IMAGINATION, by MICHAEL+(2) FOSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: He opened a book and closed the day
Last Line: Time had carelessly mangled him
Subject(s): Imagination


DARK ONE, by MIRABAI                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark one, / all I request is a portion of love
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Variant Title(s): Meera
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision; Fancy


DARK ONE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark one, %all I request is a portion of love
Last Line: You've taken %this girl past the limits
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


DARK ONE, / HOW CAN I SLEEP?, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Mira waits for a single glance from your eye
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


DAYDREAM BELIEVER, by ALAN FRAME    Poem Source            
First Line: Beyond aggressive hurricanes of hurt
Last Line: As often as our fantasies occur
Subject(s): Imagination


DELIRIUM, SELS., by ARTHUR RIMBAUD                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DEMOCRACY, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flag goes with the foul landscape, and our jargon muffles the drum
Last Line: That's the system. Let's get going
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DEPARTURE, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seen enough: the vision has been met with in every air
Last Line: Departure in new affection and new noise
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DERVISH AT THE DOOR, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dervish knocked at a house
Last Line: Who doesn't try to turn a profit %from every human exchange
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Dervishes; Imagination; Vision


DESCRIPTION WITHOUT PLACE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it possible that to seem itis to be
Last Line: And very much more gaily
Subject(s): Language; Poetry & Poets; Earth; Imagination


DESERTS OF LOVE, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This time it is the woman whom I saw in the city
Last Line: Then, o despair! The wall became dimly the shadow of trees, and I was plunged in the amorous sadness
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DESIRE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FAILING, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A window opens
Last Line: It's spring, and finally %I have no will
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DIALOGUE OF SELF AND SOUL, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I summon to the winding ancient stair
Last Line: We are blest by everything, %everything we look upon is blest
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DON'T GO, DON'T GO, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Don't go, don't go. I touch your soles. I'm sold to you
Last Line: Mira says: you who lift the mountains, I have some light, I want to mingle it with yours
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


DON'T LET ME BE LONELY (2), by CLAUDIA RANKINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the bus two women argue about whether rudy giuliani
Subject(s): Giuliani, Rudy; Imagination; Fancy


DOWN BY THE RIVER A FLUTE!, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Lord, this stumbling body, %free it from torment
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


DREAM TYGER, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Today is a day for the dream tyger
Last Line: & into the darkness of a wristwatch %the tyger descends
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


DREAM VARIATIONS [OR, VARIATION], by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To fling my arms wide
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Variant Title(s): Dream Variations
Subject(s): African Americans; Imagination; Nature; Negroes; American Blacks; Fancy


DREAM VARIATIONS [OR, VARIATION], by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: To fling my arms wide
Last Line: Night coming tenderly %black like me
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Variant Title(s): Dream Variation
Subject(s): African Americans; Imagination; Nature


DRUNK, TURBULENT CLOUDS, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Infidelity spits like a snake
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


DRUNKEN BOAT, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I came down the impassable rivers
Last Line: Nor cross the pride of pennants and of flags, %nor swim pass prison hulks' hateful eyes!
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DUINO ELEGIES: 1, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
Last Line: That harmony which now enraptures and comforts and helps us
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DUINO ELEGIES: 10, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Someday, emerging at last from the violent insight
Last Line: Whenever a happy thing falls
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DUINO ELEGIES: 2, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every angel is terrifying. And yet, alas
Last Line: Where, measured more greatly, it achieves a greater repose
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DUINO ELEGIES: 6, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fig-tree, for such a long time I have found meaning
Last Line: At the end of all smiles, %-- transfigured
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DUINO ELEGIES: 9, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, if this interval of being can be spent serenely
Last Line: Grows any smaller -- superabundant %being wells up in my heart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


DYING AND GIVING BIRTH GO ON, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: How inside that, those %are one event
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


EARTH MUSIC, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: I constantly listen to music. Come to
Last Line: Earth music. Do you hear it?
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


EASTER 1916, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have met them at close of day
Last Line: A terrible beauty is born.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Imagination; Ireland - Rebellions; Vision; Markiewicz, Constance Georgine, Countess; Goone, Maud (1866-1953); Socialism; The Resurrection; Fancy


EAT! BREAD-BIRD, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Being hungry is better
Last Line: You're a bread-bird. Eat!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


EATING A STAR, by JOSIE KEARNS    Poem Source            
First Line: The first point breaks in half
Last Line: Wait to snap like bolts %of envy out of the blue
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Imagination; Stars


EEKA, NEEKA, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eeka, neeka, leeka, lee %here's a lock without a key
Last Line: And live to knock another day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Imagination


ELABORATE IS THE COURTLINESS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Before beauty
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Beauty; Imagination; Nature


ELEGY, by LYN HEJINIAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am writing now in preconceptions
Last Line: It must be beautiful and it can't be free
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


ELUSIVE ONES, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They're lovers again: sugar dissolving in milk
Last Line: Shams, my body is a candle touched by fire
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


ELVES, by GEORGE FREDERICK MORGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The notion of living entities in human shape, intelligent but not human
Last Line: I go out by night and watch them occasionally, under a sky of indigo
Subject(s): Imagination


ELVES AND APPLE TREES, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Elves love best of all to run
Last Line: When apples shine above your head %it was some elf who made them red!
Subject(s): Imagination


EPITAPH FOR HIMSELF, by EDOUARD JOACHIM CORBIERE    Poem Text            
First Line: Of many things adulterate
Last Line: He lived while waiting but to die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Imagination; Prisons & Prisoners; Fancy; Convicts


ETERNITY, by JASON SHINDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A poem written three thousand years ago
Subject(s): Poetry & Poems; Imagination; Time; Fancy


EVERYTHING THAT ACTS IS ACTUAL, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the tawny light
Subject(s): Autumn; Imagination; Relationships; Truth; Fall; Fancy


EXPOSED ON THE CLIFFS OF THE HEART. LOOK, HOW TINY ..., by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Without a shelter, here on the cliffs of the heart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FAIRY AEROPLANES, by ANNE BLACKWELL PAYNE    Poem Source            
First Line: The fairies, too, have aeroplanes
Last Line: They're very beautiful and gay, %because they're butterflies
Subject(s): Imagination


FAIRY WENT A-MARKETING, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And then she kissed its silken ears, %thanked it, and let it go
Subject(s): Imagination


FAME IS WATER, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: These are accomplishments %that will make you famous
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FANCY, by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fancy's the wealth of wealth
Last Line: Nor loses one sweet taste of the sweet world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FANCY, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The more I've viewed this world, the more I've found
Last Line: Colors as gay as those on angels' wings!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FANCY AND IMAGINATION, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a pleasure, now and then, in giving
Last Line: Woo your sublime delights, and bless you on my waking.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Nightmares; Fancy


FANCY AND IMAGINATION, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fancy scarce wings above the mountain height
Last Line: That in the empyrean seeks the star!
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FANCY, FR. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me where is fancy bred
Last Line: Ding, dong, bell.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FANCY-LAND, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: There is soft, purple charm to the night
Last Line: Of the world and eternity.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FAREWELL, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Autumn already! - but why regret an eternal sun
Last Line: And I shall be free to possess truth in one soul and one body
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FATHER, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The father's entire body %is heavy tonight. This father, like all other fathers
Last Line: Don't remember getting lost
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


FERAL CHILDREN, by JAMES FINNEGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: It is august and their bodies are tanned
Last Line: Of those wild islands only they have seen
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Summer


FEW MINUTES AGO I SPOKE TO THE MAN IN THE TALL GRASS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The man in the tall grass %said he didn't want to live
Last Line: Of just one wasp %resembles the voice %of his lover
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


FINAL SOLILOQUY OF THE INTERIOR PARAMOUR, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light the first light of evening, as in a room
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FIREFLY; A SONG, by ELIZABETH MADOX ROBERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little light is going by
Last Line: And made to go on wings.
Subject(s): Fireflies; Imagination; Glowworms; Fancy


FISHING THE SKY, by DEBRA KANG DEAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Through the lens of time
Last Line: Hear their motors hum
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean, Debi Kang
Subject(s): Imagination; Night; Silence


FIVE CHANTS: 1, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every time I climb a tree
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


FIVE CHANTS: 1, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every time I climb a tree
Last Line: But still it's pretty good for me %every time I climb a tree
Subject(s): Imagination


FLOATING MISTRESS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Far from philosophies, %I travel with my mistress, imagination
Last Line: I am as far away %as a needle %leaving its first stitch
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


FOR A CHILD: 1. WALKING SONG, by CHARLES WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here we go a-walking, so softly, so softly
Last Line: His wings.
Subject(s): Imagination; Walking; Fancy


FOR RODDY, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am imagining this of you
Last Line: Toward me, wherever, whose ever I am.
Subject(s): Imagination; Jesus Christ; Life; Resurrection, The; Fancy


FOR THE LOVE OF GERALD FINZI: ON PAPER, by MARY LEADER    Poem Source            
First Line: Paper, smooth, and cream, as %the longest oldest petals of the spider
Last Line: Mum I glide along my lips...Not despairing till made-up 'julie' asks: %'does that count?'
Subject(s): Imagination; Paper


FOR THE LOVE OF GERALD FINZI: THESE FUSE, by MARY LEADER    Poem Source            
First Line: Whether their quiet lamps darken or burn, fuse
Last Line: Fusing forever his bellow, her scream... %if only on paper
Subject(s): Imagination


FOR THE MARRIAGE OF FAUSTUS AND HELEN, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mind has shown itself at times
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


FOR THE MARRIAGE OF FAUSTUS AND HELEN, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mind has shown itself at times
Last Line: The imagination spans beyond despair, %outpacing bargain, vocable and prayer
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FOR THE SAKE OF A SINGLE POEM, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, poems amount to so little when you write them too early in your life
Last Line: Some very rare hour the first word of a poem arises in their midst and goes forth from them
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FOR YEARS, COPYING OTHER PEOPLE, I TRIED TO KNOW MYSELF, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Then I walked outside
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FOREIGN LANDS, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up into the cherry tree
Last Line: And all the playthings come alive.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 8
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Childhood; Fancy


FOREST OF DELIGHT, by DAVID KELLER    Poem Source            
First Line: The imagination begins, trying to fold
Last Line: Stare, you dumb bastard, why don't you stare?'
Subject(s): Imagination; Old Age


FORGET THE WORLD, AND SO, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A mouth is not for talking. %a mouth is for tasting this sweetness
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


FOUR ZOAS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The song of the aged mother which shook the heavens with wrath
Last Line: The dark relisions are departed and sweet science reigns
Variant Title(s): Vala, Or The Four Zoas, Sels
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter


FRIEND, / THOUGH THE WORLD SLEEPS, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Strips her of pain [or, eases her pain]
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


FRIEND, I SEE / ONLY THE DARK ONE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: She ambles the back %country roads
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


FROM THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM I WAS CALLED, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And the gentle throb of the friendly hand
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Dreams; Hallucinations And Illusions; Imagination; Solitude


GARDEN SLUG ON A YELLOW SQUASH, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: I reach through flat leaves %& prickly stalks to capture a pale yellow
Last Line: Mound of grass behind my busy reisterstown garden!
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


GECKO AND FIREFLY, by JOSIE KEARNS    Poem Source            
First Line: Somewhere a hit man is feeding his pet gecko
Last Line: Capture wielding their flashlights across the field
Subject(s): Fireflies; Imagination


GENIE, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: He is affection and the present since he has made the house open
Last Line: To follow his views, his breaths, his body, his day
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


GEPETTO IN THE BELLY OF THE DOGFISH, by SARAH GETTY    Poem Source            
First Line: In my little house, a hearth fire burned day and night
Last Line: End the tale? Splash and spalsh ... Let me hold up the candle ...
Subject(s): Imagination


GHAZALS: 59, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the fourteenth sunday after pentecost I rose early
Last Line: Poetry on a workbench and mom glazes the steamed froth for lunch.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


GIRL RIDING BAREBACK, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These late summer afternoons are so like childhood's
Subject(s): Horses; Imagination; Summer; Fancy


GIVE ME BACK MY DRAGON BONES, by KIRSTEN WASSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I say, pretending
Last Line: I hadn't known %this was a prayer
Subject(s): Imagination


GOOD HUNTING, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Table-leg jungle is dark and still
Last Line: And I'll make him into a teddy-stew.
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Childhood; Fancy


GOOD OLD BOYS, THE FORTIFICATIONS., by NANCE VAN WINCKEL    Poem Source            
First Line: Little play parlor under a v
Last Line: But a bigger one's on the way
Subject(s): Boys; Imagination; Play


GRANDDAD, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Granddad pinches a stalk %off his tomato plant
Last Line: Of indiana sun %from his forehead
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


GRASSHOPPER & THE MOWER, OR, THE MOWER'S SONG, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Wet cinnamon body... %dark banded thighs
Last Line: From their open september windows
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


GREAT FLOOD OF '93, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: I woke up in platte city, missouri this
Last Line: With stories of the really great flood, the one %that is yet to come
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


GREAT LOCALITIES. AN ASPIRATION (3), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor - could I bring within my visual scope
Last Line: Of god and man conspiring to the sound!
Subject(s): Homer (10th Century B.c.); Imagination; Poetry & Poets; Wandering & Wanderers; Iliad; Odyssey; Fancy


GRIEF, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Grief. I absorb it %like a sponge
Last Line: A sound that almost resembles birth
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


GUBBINAL, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That strange flower, the sun,
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


GUIDE THIS LITTLE BOAT, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Put an end to coming %and going
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


H, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every monstrosity violates the atrocious gestures of hortense
Last Line: O terrible shudder of novice loves on the bloody ground and in the transparent hydrogen! - find hort
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


HALLO [OR HALLOW] MY FANCY, by WILLIAM CLELAND    Poem Text            
First Line: In melancholic fancy
Last Line: Thou'rt welcome home, my fancy, welcome home to me.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


HALLOWE'EN SONG, by MARJORIE BARROWS    Poem Source            
First Line: Three little witches %pranced in the garden
Last Line: They will be back again %next hallowe'en
Subject(s): Imagination


HAVING BREAKFAST WITH A MOCKINGBIRD NEAR KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: A few minutes ago, while having breakfast
Last Line: Each other... Each holding breakfast as our eyes %glistened
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


HE HAS STAINED ME, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Birth after birth %she is his
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


HEAR MY PLEA, DARK ONE, I AM, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With me clasping your feet forever
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


HEAT OF MIDNIGHT TEARS, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen, my friend, this road is the heart opening
Last Line: Mirabai says, 'the heat of midnight tears will bring you to god'
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


HER ONLY PILOT THE SOFT BREEZE, THE BOAT, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: No fleeting spirit, but my own true love?
Subject(s): Muses; Imagination; Memory; Writing & Writers


HOPPOE'S TALENT, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever a pavilion was pitched in the countryside
Last Line: Crow doesn't acknowledge that
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


HOW DOES A PART OF THE WORLD LEAVE THE WORLD?, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Who am I, my friend?
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


HOWL; FOR CARL SOLOMON, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         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


HOWL; FOR CARL SOLOMON, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
Last Line: Across america in tears to the door of my cottage in the western night
Subject(s): Homosexuality; Imagination; Vision


I AM YOUR SLAVE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: By the river %just for a glimpse
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


I AM, O ANXIOUS ONE. DON'T YOU HEAR MY VOICE, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And turn myself into a star's vast silence %above the strange and distant city, time
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I CAME TO THIS BIRTH AND REBIRTH UNIVERSE, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: It's good to die, %and good to live long
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I DON'T GET TIRED OF YOU. DON'T GROW WEARY, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And I wonder why I ever thought %to use language
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I DWELL IN POSSIBILITY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To gather paradise
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Imagination; Freedom


I HAD BEEN A POLAR EXPLORER, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had been a polar explorer in my youth
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Imagination; Fancy


I HAVE BEEN TRICKED BY FLYING TOO CLOSE, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And tailors who sew beautiful clothes %by tearing them to pieces
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I MEANT TO DO MY WORK TO-DAY, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And a rainbow held out its shining hand - %so what could I do but laught and go?
Variant Title(s): Called Awa
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening; Imagination


I NEED A MOUTH AS WIDE AS THE SKY, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Where something might be planted, %a seed, possibly, from the absolute
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I UNCOIL MYSELF AND LIE STRAIGHT OUT, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To enjoy this body and mind
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Contentment


I WAS DEAD, THEN ALIVE, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of this game makes me %amazingly happy
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I WAS PASSIONATE, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I was at home
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


I'D LIKE TO BE A LIGHTHOUSE, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With the ships all watching me
Subject(s): Imagination; Lighthouses; Sea


IDEA: 33. TO IMAGINATION, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whilst yet mine eyes do surfeit with delight
Last Line: That eyes could think, or that my heart could see.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


IDEALITY, by DAVID HARTLEY COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The vale of tempe had in vain been fair
Last Line: The mounting soul must heavenward prune her wings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleridge, Hartley
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


IF I MAY HAVE IT WHEN IT'S DEAD, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Outvisions paradise!
Subject(s): Longing; Imagination; Death; Love Loss Of


IF PIGS COULD FLY, by JAMES REEVES    Poem Source            
First Line: If pigs could fly, I'd fly a pig
Last Line: If only pigs could fly!
Subject(s): Imagination


IMAGINARY FRIENDS, by ROBERT PHILLIPS    Poem Source            
First Line: In first grade I was positive there were
Last Line: Pontius the pilot, and of course the flea
Subject(s): Friendship; Imagination


IMAGINARY PRISONS, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A piranesian interior. Operatic space
Subject(s): Piranesi, Giambattista (1720-1778); Buildings & Builders; Imagination; Fancy


IMAGINARY TROUBLE, by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the tolls that I have paid
Alternate Author Name(s): Hotair, Dopeton
Subject(s): Imagination; Worry; Fancy


IMAGINATION, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rich raptures, you say, our dreams assume
Last Line: "and fondly believes that his thoughts are ""vast""!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Reason; Thought; Nightmares; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


IMAGINATION, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here fancy far outdoes the deed
Last Line: To fill the boundaries of thought.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


IMAGINATION'S KISSES, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Are a cloud of butterflies
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Imagination; Nature


IMAGINATION, FR. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Last Line: A local habitation and a name.
Subject(s): Imagination; Poetry & Poets; Fancy


IMAGINATIVE MAN, by RAFAEL ESTRADA    Poem Source            
First Line: Perhaps,' he told me, 'I imagine things because I don't dream'
Last Line: He closed his eyes, and I knew he was already in full-dream-production mode
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Motion Pictures


IMAGINE WHAT', by MICHELLE PAULSEN    Poem Source            
Last Line: Jack will %collapse?
Subject(s): Imagination


IMAGINED ROOM, by BARBARA GUEST    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Do not forget the sky has other zones
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


IMAGINING BEAR; FOR ALONZO MOORE SR., by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagine him too tall and too wide
Last Line: Remembering him in poems
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


IMAGINING STARRY, by MARIE PONSOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The place of language is the place between me
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


IN MY DREAM, SISTER, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Bears its [or, comes to] fruit
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


IN THE WAITING ROOM, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In worcester, massachusetts, / I went with aunt consuelo
Subject(s): Aunts; Children; Dentists; Imagination; Labor & Laborers; Pain; World War I; Childhood; Fancy; Work; Workers; Suffering; Misery; First World War


IN THE WAITING ROOM, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In worcester, massachusetts, %I went with aunt consuelo
Last Line: And it was still the fifth %of february, 1918
Subject(s): Aunts; Children; Dentists; Imagination; Labor And Laborers; Pain; World War I


IN THE WHITENESS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: In the whiteness of snow %death comes
Last Line: Strolling arm in arm, %would soon become a couplet
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


INDIAN PARROT, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a merchant setting out for india
Last Line: As you go on your new way. %I hope to follow you
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


IS IT ROBIN O'CLOCK?, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Do we still have to wait?
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Imagination


IT'S TRUE I WENT TO THE MARKET, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My friend, I went to the market and bought the dark one
Last Line: Be with me when I lie down; you promised me this in an earlier life
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


JAR WITH THE DRY RIM, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mind is an ocean - and so many words
Last Line: And never sees the horse that is beneath him
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


JOSIE MORRIS, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the petroglyph, / a child's greasy handprint on rock
Last Line: In the sun.
Subject(s): Graves; Imagination; Women; Tombs; Tombstones; Fancy


JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ, by FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA    Poem Source            
First Line: Into the infinite white
Last Line: Snow. Spice-plants. Salt
Subject(s): Ghosts; Imagination; Poetry And Poets; Snow; Supernatural


JUST NORTH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: A large, white breasted hawk %on a stubble fence post
Last Line: Grasp at a sudden %dark movement %inside a poem
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


LACHRYMAE CHRISTI, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whitely, while benzine
Last Line: Dionysus, thy %unmagled target smile
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


LALLA, YOU'VE WANDERED SO MANY PLACES, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of this body-house, in the heart-shrine, %you discover where he lives
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


LAPIS LAZULI (FOR HENRY CLIFTON), by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard that hysterical women say
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; History; Imagination; Religion; Vision; Historians; Fancy; Theology


LAPIS LAZULI (FOR HENRY CLIFTON), by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard that hysterical women say
Last Line: Their eyes mid many wrinkles, their eyes, %their ancient, glittering eyes, are gay
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Art And Artists; History; Imagination; Religion; Vision


LEDA AND THE SWAN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: A sudden blow [or, the great bird drops]; the great wings beating still
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): Leda
Subject(s): Birds; Imagination; Leda; Mythology - Classical; Seduction; Swans; Trojan War; Villains In Literature; Vision; Zeus; Fancy


LEDA AND THE SWAN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sudden blow [or, the great bird drops]; the great wings beating still
Last Line: Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): Led
Subject(s): Birds; Imagination; Leda; Mythology - Classical; Seduction; Swans; Trojan War; Villains In Literature; Vision; Zeus


LET THEM THROW THEIR CURSES, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: If a few ashes fall on a mirror, %use them to polish it
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


LETTER TO A PURIST, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That grandiose colossus who
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Imagination; Idealism; Fancy


LIFE ON THIS PLANET IS FRAGILE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: But I'm the one %who crosses the limits [or, but it's me who crosses %the limits]
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


LINEAR ILLUSIONS, by RUTH STONE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some days seem significant
Last Line: Relentlessly horizontal.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


LISBOA, by JEAN MCNEIL    Poem Source            
First Line: In the white city by the rose-oyster river
Last Line: Not so much an explosion %as a dream
Subject(s): Imagination


LITTLE GIRL AS EARTHQUAKE LIT BY STARS, by JOHN REINHARD    Poem Source            
First Line: She is embarrassed by the steadiness
Last Line: You go, no matter how high you climb
Subject(s): Dreams; Faith; Girls; Imagination; Stars


LITTLE POEM ABOUT DARKNESS &A DRIVER, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Darkness everywhere, %in his voice, %in his eyes
Last Line: For just a single moment %the road is infinite
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


LIVES, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the enormous avenues of the holy land, the temple terraces!
Last Line: That is not even to be thought of any longer. %I am relly from beyond the tomb, and no messages
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


LOOSEN THE LOAD OF SWEETNESS I'M CARRYING, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: You leave, so that we two %can do one dance
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


LOVE HAS STAINED MY BODY, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Day or night, she waits only on him
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


MAGIC, by DAVID KELLER    Poem Source            
First Line: I have stood with friends at the woods' edge
Last Line: I have looked in all the old sources
Subject(s): Imagination; Magic; Spells


MAGIC, by SHELBY SILVERSTEIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sandra's seen a leprechaun
Last Line: But all the magic I have known %I've had to make myself
Alternate Author Name(s): Silverstein, Shel
Subject(s): Imagination


MAKE ME A PICTURE OF THE SUN, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let's play those -- never come!
Variant Title(s): Poem: 188; Poem: 23
Subject(s): Imagination


MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG, by LAURIE ANN BLAUNER    Poem Source            
First Line: That's the wrong waist I tell her in dance class
Last Line: Thinking that what is wrong has already happened
Subject(s): Imagination


MANIFESTO, by STEVEN SHERRILL    Poem Source            
First Line: I've never kissed another man but sometimes
Last Line: Can't you see %I'm talking
Subject(s): Imagination


MASKS, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: It's our pure abandon you covet: to don the false
Last Line: We are your disembodied selves
Subject(s): Ghosts; Imagination; Masks; Secrets; Supernatural


MEDITATE WITHIN ETERNITY, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And afraid, who with a little guidance, %can find the path of courage
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


MEMORIES, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: All that can be said %is that the memories fly
Last Line: As though they were pages %turning below my skin
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


MEMORY, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One had a lovely face
Last Line: Where the mountain hare has lain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Imagination; Love; Vision; Fancy


MEN AND WOMEN NOW, EVEN THE BEST, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hand in hand to find new strangers %to lie down with
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


METAMORPHOSES: 6. MEDUSA, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM                Poet's Biography
First Line: I used to be afraid of horses - and then I rode
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Imagination; Fancy


METAMORPHOSES: 6. MEDUSA, by WAYNE KOESTENBAUM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I used to be afraid of horses - and then I rode
Last Line: The cottage was in carmel - on a bluff - nextdoor to bob hope
Subject(s): Animals; Horses; Imagination


METAPHYSICAL ANGELS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The metaphysical angels %rise from steam
Last Line: I grow the fish-shaped hands %of an angel!
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


MORNING, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will there really be a morning
Last Line: Where the place called morning lies.
Subject(s): Imagination; Morning; Night; Time; Fancy; Bedtime


MORNING, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Had I not once a lovely youth, heroic, fabulous, to be written
Last Line: The song of the heavens, the marching of peoples! Slaves, let us not curse life
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


MORNING OF DRUNKENESS, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my good! O my beautiful! Atrocious fanfare where I never falter
Last Line: The time of the assassins is here
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


MOTHER & CHILD, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: In a far off room %I hear my mother reading stories
Last Line: Imagination flickers %across the dark eyes %of three generations
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


MY BELOVED IS LOVELY TO LOOK AT, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To be human and not know the lord %is truly the womb of sorrow
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


MY DARK ONE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To what cannot perish, %her dark one
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


MY DREAM GIRL, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a flower in the mist of the moorland, spectral, / shadowy
Last Line: The flower in the mist of the moorland, lonesome and shadowy.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Flowers; Imagination; Love; Solitude; Youth; Death - Babies; Fancy; Loneliness


MY INSIDE-SELF, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My inside-self and my outside-self
Last Line: You would not think she could belong %to staid and sober me
Subject(s): Imagination; Wishes


MY SHADOW, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me
Last Line: Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 18
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Shadows; Childhood; Fancy


MY WORLD, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A warm thatched roof, 'neath which peer windows / small
Last Line: For naught then would I change this world of mine!
Subject(s): Home; Imagination; Fancy


MY YEAR AS A HORSE, by SHERRY FAIRCHOK    Poem Source            
First Line: One morning just before I turned twelve, a horse's long face
Last Line: You can't do this. I'm a horse. I'm a wild horse
Subject(s): Animals; Growth; Horses; Imagination


NEW RULE, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's the old rule that drunks have to argue
Last Line: Talking is pain. Lie down and rest, %now that you've found a friend to be with
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


NIGHT OF HELL, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have swallowed a monstrous does of poison
Last Line: It is the fire that flares up again with its damned
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 8. VIRTUE'S APOLOGY, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And has all nature, then, espoused my part?
Last Line: Satan, thy master, I dare call a dunce.
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Imagination; Immortality; Machiavelli, Niccolo (1469-1527); Night; Pleasure; Soul; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Fancy; Bedtime


NIGHT WILL NEVER STAY, by ELEANOR FARJEON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The night will slip away %like a sorrow or a tune
Subject(s): Imagination; Night; Time


NOVEMBER GRAVEYARD, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The scene stands stubborn: skinflint trees
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Imagination;graves; Fancy; Tombs; Tombstones


O CARIB ISLE!, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tarantula rattling at the lily's foot
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


O CARIB ISLE!, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tarantula rattling at the lily's foot
Last Line: You have give me the shell, satan - carbonic amulet %sere of the sun exploded in the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


O FRIENDS, I AM MAD, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Mira calls her lord: o dark one, %only you can heal this pain
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


O MY FRIENDS, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: She says, the single lotus will swallow you whole
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


OBSERVED, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reality is the other person
Last Line: In the other.
Variant Title(s): "reality Is The Other Person"";
Subject(s): Imagination; Reality; Fancy


OCELOT SONATA, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Large rain drops %spot the foggy windshield
Last Line: Of several thousand %wet & lonely cars
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


ODE TO FANCY, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Fancy, sweet and truant sprite
Last Line: But 't is for fancy's ear alone.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


OF ASPHODEL: CODA, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inseparable from the fire
Subject(s): Time; Love; Imagination; Fancy


OLD STREET, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think these houses are the ghosts
Last Line: Close in upon my heels
Subject(s): Houses; Imagination


ON A FOGGY MORNING, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The two white bands %on the mockingbird's outstretched wings
Last Line: With the magnesium light %of a new savior
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


ON A LANDSCAPE OF GASPAR POUSSIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poussin! How pleasantly thy pictured scenes
Last Line: Beats hard and heavy through his dungeon bars.
Subject(s): Comfort; Imagination; Paintings And Painters; Poussin, Gaspar (1613-1675); Fancy


ON THE DAY I DIE, WHEN I'M BEING, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And immediately opens %with a shout of joy there
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


ON THE DIFFICULTY OF CONJURING UP A DRYAD, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Imagination; Writing & Writers; Dryads; Fancy


ON THE MEETING OF GARCIA LORCA AND HART CRANE, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Garcia Lorca, Federico (1898-1936); Crane, Hart (1899-1932); Imagination; Fancy


ONE OF THE SMALLEST, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Made of the first grey light
Subject(s): Imagination; Night; Fancy; Bedtime


ONE OF THE SMALLEST, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Made of the first grey light
Last Line: A stone at first, I turned %garish for awhile and burned
Subject(s): Imagination; Night


ONE STEP BEYOND, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: You take me past common sense. Under
Last Line: Know why & that's the fire
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


ORPHEUS. EURYDICE. HERMES, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: That was the deep uncanny mine of souls
Last Line: Her steps constricted by the trailing graveclothes, %uncertain, gentle, and without impatience
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


OVERTURE OF AN HALLUCINATION, by PRISCILLA BECKER    Poem Source            
First Line: Six years have gone since I have been loved
Last Line: You can do that with words, use one %for the other
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


PANTHER, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: His vision, from the constantly passing bars
Last Line: Plunge into the heart and is gone
Subject(s): Imagination; Panthers; Paris, France; Vision


PAPER BOATS, by RABINDRANATH TAGORE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running stream
Last Line: The fairies of sleep are sailing in then, and the lading is their baskets %full of dreams
Subject(s): Imagination


PAPER TOPICS: A POEM, by KIRSTEN WASSON    Poem Source            
First Line: 1) write a paper in which you discuss the last three times you lied
Last Line: Else's mouth. Wad the paper up, chew it hard and swallow
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Imagination; Writing And Writers


PARABLES, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a child who dreamed
Last Line: And we begin again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Dreams; Imagination; Poetry And Poets; Reality


PARROT TREES, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The road is chilly %an october breeze
Last Line: Of at least %one thousand parrot trees
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


PARTY GAME, by MICHELE BOWMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Sometimes I pretend there is no boy so that
Last Line: Or a hat when there is not one
Subject(s): Games; Imagination


PASSAGE, by HAROLD HART CRANE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the cedar leaf divides the sky
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


PASSAGE, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the cedar leaf divides the sky
Last Line: Memory, committed to the page, had broke
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


PEGASUS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Solitude with infinite waist
Last Line: & supple waist %of our unsuspecting infinite!
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


PHILADELPHIA, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Working one spring afternoon %in mid-town philadelphia
Last Line: The open mouth %of my tired room
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


PIAZZAS, by BARBARA GUEST    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: In the golden air, the risky autumn,
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


PIRATE'S CAVE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the table when dinner's through
Last Line: And mother she gets the crew!
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Pirates; Play; Childhood; Fancy; Piracy; Buccaneers


PLAYFULLY, YOU HID FROM ME, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And the celebration %of that began
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


PLUMS TASTED, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Was a cowherding girl %at gokul
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


POWER OF FANCY, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wakeful, vagrant, restless thing
Last Line: Come, o come - perceived by none, %you and I will walk alone
Subject(s): Imagination


PREGNANT TEAPOT, by JACK ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Eek! She screamed from the kitchen one morning
Last Line: And whatever wasn't pregnant was obviously horny
Subject(s): Imagination; Pregnancy; Teapots


PRESSURE BODY MAINTAINS, by GUY BENNETT    Poem Source            
Last Line: Silences the corners %of visual dissipation
Subject(s): Imagination


PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA: EINSTEIN'S EXILE IN AN OLD DUTCH WINTER, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My theory withstood the light of the hyades
Last Line: The rose of all roses!
Subject(s): Descartes, Rene (1596-1650); Einstein, Albert (1879-1955); Imagination; Mathematics; Order; Fancy


PTERODACTYLS, by GEORGE FREDERICK MORGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I have always regarded them as friends. Somewhat grotesque, but dutiful
Last Line: Know he brings a message that had best be heeded
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Love


QUESTION, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: One dervish to another, 'what was your vision of god's presence?'
Last Line: The fire and water themselves: %accidental, done with mirrors
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


QUESTION, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source            
First Line: People always say to me
Last Line: Or maybe I will stay a child
Subject(s): Imagination


RADIATOR LIONS, by DOROTHY ALDIS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: George lives in an apartment and
Last Line: He hasn't dogs or polliwogs %like any other child
Subject(s): Imagination


RAGGEDY DOLL, by AILEEN FISHER    Poem Source            
First Line: The raggedy doll said, 'I don't mind'
Last Line: My very own raggedy doll, you know
Subject(s): Imagination


RANT, by DIANE DI PRIMA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You cannot write a single line w/out a cosmology
Last Line: Anything else
Subject(s): Imagination; War; Fancy


RANT, by DIANE DI PRIMA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You cannot write a single line w/out a cosmology
Last Line: The polis is constellated around the sun %the fire is central
Subject(s): Imagination; War


RECITATIVE, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Regard the capture here, o janus-faced
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


RECITATIVE, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Regard the capture here, o janus-faced
Last Line: Forgive me for an echo of these things, %and let us walk through time with equal pride
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


REFUGE IN YOU, DARK ONE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Spring her from this noose we call 'world'
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


REPOSE OF RIVERS, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The willows carried a slow sound
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Rivers; Vision; Fancy


REPOSE OF RIVERS, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The willows carried a slow sound
Last Line: I heard wind flaking sapphire, like this summer, %and willows could not hold more steady sound
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Rivers; Vision


RILKE SKY, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: There are three layers of dusk
Last Line: The angels are violins %for one hour
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


RITES OF PARTICIPATION, SELECTION, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The drama of our time is the coming of all men into one fate
Last Line: Either by the inner senses of the imaginative faculty or by the outer senses
Subject(s): Reality; Imagination


ROMAN POLANSKI'S 'ANNABEL LEE': LA-LA LAND, by RICHARD LAMB    Poem Source            
First Line: Chrome hurtles from an asphalt cloverleaf
Last Line: I believe in effort. The rich twist of wills
Subject(s): Imagination; Survival


SAILING TO BYZANTIUM, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: That is no country for old men. The young
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Birds; Constantinople; Death; Imagination; Immortality; Istanbul, Turkey; Men; Old Age; Poetry & Poets; Vision; Istambul; Byzantium; Dead, The; Fancy


SAILING TO BYZANTIUM, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: That is no country for old men. The young
Last Line: To lords and ladies of byzantium %of what is past, or passing, or to come
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Birds; Constantinople; Death; Imagination; Immortality; Istanbul, Turkey; Men; Old Age; Poetry And Poets; Vision


SALE, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: For sale what the jews have not sold
Last Line: No danger that travelers will be called to account in a hurry
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SARGASSO WEATHER, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: It's april %I'm reminded of eliot
Last Line: As I sway in the infinite hammock
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


SATISFACTION, by CHARLES WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While now upon the bank my engineers
Last Line: My futile works,—lo there on the other side.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


SEAL, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How must it feel
Last Line: The %fun
Subject(s): Imagination


SEASON OF HELL, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, I I remember well, my life was a feast where all hearts opened
Last Line: Few, hideous pages from my notebook of one of the damned
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SECRET CAVERN, by MARGARET WIDDEMER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Underneath the boardwalk, way, way back
Last Line: None of all the other children know!
Alternate Author Name(s): Schauffler, Mrs. Robert H.
Subject(s): Caves; Imagination


SEPTEMBER MORNING IN MOUNT AIRY, MARYLAND, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: With a gust %the strong web %shakes its red peach leaves
Last Line: One thin radio tower %sparks above the pines
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


SHADOWS IN THE WATER, by THOMAS TRAHERNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In unexperienced infancy
Last Line: Is broken, be admitted in.
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Mirrors; Childhood; Fancy


SHAKESPEARE, by EDWARD L. PONTZ    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou livest still: some modicum of time
Last Line: None but thyself thyself could valuate.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Imagination; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Praise; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Writing & Writers; Fancy


SHIPS, by CONSTANTINE P. CAVAFY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: From imagination to the blank page
Last Line: The exquisite ships would go by on their way - who knows where
Alternate Author Name(s): Kavafis, Konstantinos; Cavafy, C. P.
Subject(s): Imagination


SHIVA IS THE HORSE, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which are one thing, alone, %and the rider who mounts to ride
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SIDEWALK RACER, OR ON THE SKATEBOARD, by LILLIAN MORRISON    Poem Source            
First Line: Skimming %an asphalt sea
Last Line: Human auto %mobile
Subject(s): Imagination; Skating And Skaters; Sports


SIDEWINDER'S ADAGIO, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The distance %between %rhetoric & the bumble bee's heavy body
Last Line: The distance %inside melancholy %is immeasurable
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


SIGNAL CORPS, by ROBERT MORGAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wants someone else to talk to, wants
Last Line: But grateful for a face and tongue
Subject(s): Imagination


SISTER, THE DARK ONE WON'T SPEAK TO ME, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Mira's whole life is a long %night of craving
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


SKYSCRAPERS, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do skyscrapers ever grow tired
Subject(s): Cities; Imagination; Skyscrapers; Urban Life; Fancy


SKYSCRAPERS, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do skyscrapers ever grow tired
Last Line: And never get up at all?
Subject(s): Cities; Imagination; Skyscrapers


SNOW FAIRIES, by ISLA PASCHAL RICHARDSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I watched a little snowflake
Last Line: Just out for fun and frolic %and asking me to play!
Subject(s): Imagination


SOAP BUBBLES, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I knew magic, and could do
Last Line: The place where vanished bubbles play.
Subject(s): Bubbles; Children; Imagination; Childhood; Fancy


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


SOME JANUARY THOUGHTS OF JUAN RAMON, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: I love the rain %washed clean
Last Line: Like men %we sink %to our watery depths
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


SOME PEOPLE ABANDPN THEIR HOMES, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: This rivering mixture feels, %by turns, warm and cool
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SOMEONE SAID, 'THERE IS NO DERVISH, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: All qualities of doing-ness %disappear
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW THE TIGRIS RIVER EXISTS, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: You shake your thought-wings, loosen your shoulders, %and open
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SOMETHING YOU HAD SEEN, by ILONA POPPER    Poem Source            
First Line: Today I suddenly saw
Last Line: To sand as you ran %when your mother called
Subject(s): Imagination


SOMEWHERE, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could you tell me the way to somewhere?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Imagination; Travel; Fancy; Journeys; Trips


SOMEWHERE, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could you tell me the way to somewhere?
Last Line: The somewhere meant for me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Imagination; Travel


SONG OF GREATNESS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When I hear the old men %telling of heroes
Last Line: I too when my time comes %shall do mightily
Subject(s): Imagination


SONG OF THE JELLICLES, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jellicle cats come out tonight
Last Line: They are resting and saving themselves to be right %for the jellicle moon and the jellicle ball
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Imagination


SONGS OF INNOCENCE: INTRODUCTION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Piping down the valleys wild
Last Line: Every child may joy to hear.
Variant Title(s): Child And The Piper;the Happy Piper;pipe A Song;reeds Of Innocence;a Song Of Singing;the Piper
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Innocence; Music & Musicians; Mythology; Pipers; Vision; Fancy


SONNET TO THE IMAGINATION, by ROBIN BECKER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In early march, I watch you sleep, your mouth
Last Line: You will be after my imagination has ravished you
Subject(s): Imagination


SONNETS TO ORPHEUS: FIRST PART, 1, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A tree ascended there. Oh pure transcendence
Last Line: You built a temple deep inside their hearing
Subject(s): Imagination; Mythology - Classical; Orpheus; Vision


SONNETS TO ORPHEUS: FIRST PART, 3, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A god can do it. But will you tell me how
Last Line: Nothing. A gust inside the god. A wind
Subject(s): Imagination; Mythology - Classical; Orpheus; Vision


SOUL, LIKE THE MOON, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I began to go naked, and dance
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SOUND LAG, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: His glazed lips / moved slower
Last Line: Into the living world.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


SOUTH MIAMI BEACH, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The green humidity %strolls down aia
Last Line: Seated next to him %& casually offers her a blue drink
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


SPEAKING TO GHOSTS, by NICOLE DONNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: That winter in new york
Last Line: Replaced by the elegy %I had long ago written
Subject(s): Ghosts; Imagination; Supernatural


SPRING, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source            
First Line: I'm shouting %I'm singing
Last Line: I'm running on rooftops %and welcoming spring!
Subject(s): Imagination; Spring


ST. JOHN AND THE FAUN, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O blest imagination!
Last Line: Which is immortal art.
Subject(s): Amalfi, Italy; Imagination; St. John, Henry (1678-1751); Fancy; Viscount Bolingbroke


STAG AT BAY, by BIMSLEY PEABODY    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, how I long for the things
Last Line: A drab world at bay.
Subject(s): Cities; Imagination; Urban Life; Fancy


STRANGER EYES, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: A stranger walks over to me
Last Line: I wonder what she eats for breakfast
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


SUBJECTS FOR PICTURES, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What seek I here to gather into words?
Last Line: And grows distinct with poetry.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Imagination; Paintings & Painters; Poetry & Poets; Fancy


SUN, THE LOWEST CHAKRA OF ACTION, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Are they hiding in the nothing %like friends on a walk?
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this season of 'sweet / silent thought' on sunday afternoon
Subject(s): Imagination; Madrid, Spain; Thought; Fancy; Thinking


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this season of 'sweet %silent thought' on sunday afternoon
Last Line: Will be erased by the brightness you find here
Subject(s): Imagination; Madrid, Spain; Thought


SUNFLOWER SUTRA, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the
Subject(s): Imagination; Railroads; Sunflowers; Vision; Fancy; Railways; Trains


SUNFLOWER SUTRA, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the
Last Line: Motive riverbank sunset frisco hilly tincan evening sitdown %vision
Subject(s): Imagination; Railroads; Sunflowers; Vision


SUPERMARKET IN CALIFORNIA, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What thoughts I have of you tonight, walt whitman, for I walked down
Last Line: Bank and stood watching the boat disappear on the black waters of lethe?
Subject(s): Humanity; Imagination; Markets; Poetry And Poets; Popular Culture - United States; Shopping; Vision; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


TALE, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A prince was vexed at having devoted himself only to the perfection
Last Line: Skilled music is lacking to our desire
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


TALE OF A TUB, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The photographic chamber of the eye
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Imagination; Showers & Showering; Fancy


TEA-PARTIES, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I should enjoy, if I was let
Last Line: As those of other girls I know!)
Subject(s): Children; Food & Eating; Imagination; Play; Tea; Childhood; Fancy


TEN THOUSAND THANKS, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Shyam, the ocean of pleasure %has come into me
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


THE BLUE STAR, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What I remember of the soul
Last Line: The blue star see.
Subject(s): Girls; Imagination; Memory; Fancy


THE BOGEYMAN, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the desolate depths of a perilous place
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE BOY SHEPHERD'S SMILE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind rose cold under our robes, and straw blew loose
Last Line: For this we shivered in adoration. We bore the cold.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Dolls; Imagination; Toys; Childhood; Nativity, The; Fancy


THE BRIDGE: 1. AVE MARIA, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be with me, luis de san angel, now
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Columbus, Christopher (1451-1506); Explorers; Imagination; Vision; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Fancy


THE BRIDGE: 7. THE TUNNEL, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Performances, assortments, resumes
Last Line: Gatherest --
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Class Struggle; Imagination; New York City; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849); Subways; Vision; Fancy; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE BRIDGE: 8. ATLANTIS, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the bound cable strands, the arching path
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Atlantis; Imagination; Mythology - Classical; Vision; Fancy


THE BRIDGE: PROEM. TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest
Last Line: And of the curveship lend a myth to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Americans; Bible; Bridges; Brooklyn Bridge; Freedom; Imagination; Religion; United States; Vision; Liberty; Fancy; Theology; America


THE BROKEN TOWER, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bell-rope that gathers god at dawn
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


THE CAGED COCKATOO, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Perhaps,' the little maiden said
Last Line: "where gold was hid and men were slain!"
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Imagination; Childhood; Fancy


THE CHILD NEXT DOOR, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The child next door has a wreath on her hat
Last Line: Has seen a fairy?
Subject(s): Fairies; Girls; Imagination; Elves; Fancy


THE CIRCULATION, by THOMAS TRAHERNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As fair ideas from the sky
Last Line: And all it doth receive returns again.
Subject(s): Imagination; Soul; Fancy


THE CLOAK, THE BOAT, AND THE SHOES, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What do you make so fair and bright?
Last Line: "sudden and light."
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


THE COMEDIAN AS THE LETTER C, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nota: man is the intelligence of his soil,
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Se;f; Travel; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Imagination; Journeys; Trips; Fancy


THE COMPLAINT OF FANCY, by MATILDA BARBARA BETHAM-EDWARDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, musing, late I sat reclined
Last Line: And quickly bore them from my view.
Alternate Author Name(s): Betham, Mary Matilda; Edwards, Matilda B.; Edwards, B. M.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE COWBOY, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Someone had spread an elaborate rumor about me, that I was
Subject(s): Practical Jokes; Imagination; Motion Pictures; Pranks; Fancy; Movies; Cinema


THE CURATOR, by MILLER WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We thought it would come, we thought the germans would come,
Subject(s): Leningrad, Siege Of (1941); Paintings & Painters; Imagination; Museums; Blindness; Fancy; Art Gallerys; Visually Handicapped


THE DRAGON, by FEODOR KUZMICH TETERNIKOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Evil dragon in the zenith fiercely glowing
Last Line: Thou shalt fade, thou evil dragon, thou shalt perish.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sologub, Fedor (fyodor)
Subject(s): Dragons; Evil; Imagination; Fancy


THE DUINO ELEGIES: 1, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


THE FIFTH NIGHT: WHEN SHE MASTURBATES, by SHERYL A. ST. GERMAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: First of all she eats jellybeans
Last Line: Until it melts.
Alternate Author Name(s): St. Germain, Sheryl
Subject(s): Imagination; Longing; Sex; Story-telling; Survival; Waiting; Fancy


THE FLOWER GIRL (REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE), by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chimney-pot to chimney-pot who is it creeps
Last Line: Nicolo night-cap, say, is it you?
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE FIFTH AND SIXTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infected mad he danced on his mountains high & dark as heaven
Last Line: In their progressions & preparing urizens path before him
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE FIRST AND SECOND, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The song of the aged mother which shook the heavens with wrath
Last Line: Vala
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE NINTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And los & enitharmon builded jerusalem weeping
Last Line: The dark religions are departed & sweet science reigns
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then urizen arose the spectre fled & tharmas fled
Last Line: Babylon again in infancy calld natural religion
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE THIRD AND FOURTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now sat the king of light on high upon his starry throne
Last Line: Into unusual forms dancing & howling stamping the abyss
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE GLEAM OF AN HEROIC ACT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: By the imagination
Subject(s): Imagination


THE GOLDEN DAYS OF MAKE-BELIEVE, by LOREN H. PHILLIPS    Poem Text            
First Line: In the golden days of make - believe
Last Line: One golden day of make-believe!
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE GREY MONK, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I die, I die!' the mother said
Last Line: And became a tyrant in his stead
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Fancy


THE GROATSWORTH OF WIT: LAMILIA'S SONG, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fie, fie on blind fancy!
Last Line: To count love a toy.
Variant Title(s): Fancy
Subject(s): Imagination; Love; Youth; Fancy


THE IMAGINED COPPERHEAD, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Without intending to hide,
Last Line: And his priesthood.
Subject(s): Snakes; Childhood Memories; Imagination; Serpents; Vipers; Fancy


THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: As I sit looking out of a window of the building
Last Line: Rights reserved.
Subject(s): Boredom; Dreams; Guadalajara; Imagination; Ennui; Nightmares; Fancy


THE INVISIBLE MAN, by HICOK. BOB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He is my manta ray. The degas
Last Line: Blue unless red until green
Subject(s): Imagination


THE LADY UNKNOWN, by ALEXANDER (ALEKSANDR) ALEXANDROVICH BLOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of evenings hangs above the restaurant
Last Line: I also know: truth lies in wine.
Variant Title(s): The Stranger
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Dreams; Friendship; Imagination; Shadows; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Nightmares; Fancy


THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I will arise and go now, and go to innisfree
Last Line: I hear it in the deep heart's core.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Contentment; Country Life; Imagination; Inland Waters; Innisfree, Ireland; Islands; Lakes; Life Change Events; Nature; Sligo, County (ireland); Solitude; Vision; Fancy; Pools; Ponds; Loneliness


THE LAST WORD OF A BLUEBIRD; AS TOLD TO A CHILD, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I went out a crow
Last Line: "he would come back and sing."
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Imagination; Fancy


THE LEOPARD, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In lands where only jackals call
Last Line: The jackal's call!
Subject(s): Desert Animals; Deserts; Food & Eating; Imagination; Fancy


THE LITTLE ELF-MAN, by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a little elf-man once
Last Line: "as you are big for you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hotair, Dopeton
Variant Title(s): The Little Elf
Subject(s): Fairies; Imagination; Elves; Fancy


THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rintrah roars and shakes his fires in the burdened air
Last Line: For every thing that lives is holy
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Judgment Day; Mythology; Vision; Fancy; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE MENTAL TRAVELLER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I travel'd thro' a land of men
Last Line: And all is done as I have told.
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Mythology; Religion; Vision; Fancy; Theology


THE NATURE OF MAKE-BELIEVE, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To go there: do not fall asleep. Your forehead
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE OLD MEN ADMIRING THEMSELVES IN THE WATER, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the old, old men say
Last Line: Like the waters.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Time; Vision; Fancy


THE PLAIN SENSE OF THINGS, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After the leaves have fallen, we return
Subject(s): Imagination; Reality; Fancy


THE PLEASURES OF HOPE: 2, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In joyous youth, what soul hath never known
Last Line: And light thy torch at nature's funeral pile.
Subject(s): Hope; Imagination; Optimism; Fancy


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION: BOOK 1, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what attractive charms this goodly frame
Last Line: And tune to attic themes the british lyre.
Subject(s): Imagination; Perception; Philosophy & Philosophers; Reason; Thought; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION: BOOK 2, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When shall the laurel and the vocal string
Last Line: Nor so effaced the image of its sire.
Subject(s): Hallucinations & Illusions; Imagination; Philosophy & Philosophers; Vision; Fancy


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION: BOOK 3, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What wonder therefore, since the endearing ties
Last Line: And form to his, the relish of their souls.
Subject(s): Imagination; Philosophy & Philosophers; Reason; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 1, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what enchantment nature's goodly scene
Last Line: And tune to attic themes the british lyre.
Subject(s): Imagination; Reason; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 2, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus far of beauty and the pleasing forms
Last Line: Nor so effaced the image of her sire.
Subject(s): Imagination; Reason; Truth; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 3, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What tongue then may explain the various fate
Last Line: "I flung me, sad, faint, overworn with toil."
Subject(s): Imagination; Reason; Thought; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 4, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One effort more, one cheerful sally more
Last Line: The palm of spotless beauty doth resign.
Subject(s): Imagination; Prophecy & Prophets; Reason; Thought; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


THE PLUMPUPPETS, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When little heads weary have gone to their bed
Last Line: The little plumpuppets plump-up it!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE RADIO, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another morning I rose before work
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Radio; Imagination; Fancy


THE REALM OF FANCY, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ever let the fancy roam!
Last Line: Pleasure never is at home.
Variant Title(s): Fancy
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE ROOM, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With crayons and pieces of paper
Last Line: The white room swallowing what was passed.
Subject(s): Imagination; Rooms; Fancy


THE SECOND COMING, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Turning and turning in the widening gyre
Last Line: Slouches towards bethlehem to be born?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Chaos; Easter; History; Holidays; Imagination; Judgment Day; Men; Millenium; Religion; Vision; War; The Resurrection; Historians; Fancy; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


THE SIDEWALK RACER, OR ON THE SKATEBOARD, by LILLIAN MORRISON    Poem Text            
First Line: Skimming / an asphalt sea
Subject(s): Imagination; Skating & Skaters; Sports; Fancy


THE SONG OF THE JELLICLES, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jellicle cats come out tonight
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Imagination; Fancy


THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I went out to the hazel wood
Last Line: The golden apples of the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fairies; Imagination; Men; Supernatural; Vision; Witchcraft & Witches; Elves; Fancy


THE STATE OF WYOMING, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Perhaps a childhood magic-writing tablet
Last Line: To the shadow of an antelope stare.
Subject(s): History; Imagination; Wyoming; Historians; Fancy


THE SUN, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I told the sun that I was glad
Last Line: "I'm happy"" to the sun."
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE SUNSET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There late was one within whose subtle being
Last Line: This was the only moan she ever made.
Subject(s): Imagination; Memory; Fancy


THE THREE HERMITS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three old hermits took the air
Last Line: Sang unnoticed like a bird.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Hermits; Imagination; Mortality; Old Age; Vision; Fancy


THE TOWER, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I do with this absurdity
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


THE UNKNOWN, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you exist
Subject(s): Birds; Imagination; Fancy


THE VALLEY OF UNREST (1), by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far away - far away
Last Line: "over the hills and far away."
Variant Title(s): The Valley Nis
Subject(s): Imagination; Landscape; Fancy


THE VALLEY OF UNREST (2), by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once it smiled a silent dell
Last Line: Perennial tears descend in gems.
Subject(s): Imagination; Landscape; Fancy


THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The trees are in their autumn beauty
Last Line: To find they have flown away?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Aging; Birds; Coole, Ireland; Imagination; Swans; Vision; Fancy


THE WIND, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw you toss the kites on high
Last Line: O wind, that sings so loud a song!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 25
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Childhood; Fancy


THE YOUNG MAN FROM PALL MALL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a young man from pall mall
Last Line: And he was eat by a dog in the hall
Subject(s): Animals;dogs;errors;imagination;rabbits; Mistakes;fallacies;fancy;hares


THERE ARE THOSE SLEEPING WHO ARE AWAKE, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Doing household chores %who are free of any action
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


THERE ONCE WAS A SNEERING WIFE, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of water and dirt cracks open the head, %and afterwards there are other marriages
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


THERE SHE IS, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When I go into the garden, there she is
Last Line: It will have to include her
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Imagination; Women


THEY ARRIVE AND OTHERS ARRIVE, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Does it mean anything? %nothing, nothing, nothing
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


THEY SAY THAT PARADISE WILL BE PERFECT, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We hold on to times like this then, %since this is how it's going to be
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


THICK OVERHEAD / CLOUDS OF THE MONSOON, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: It's time to take my songs %into the street
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


THINK THAT YOU'RE GLIDING OUT FROM THE FACE OF A CLIFF, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. %one is just a voice, the other just a color
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED, by LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Some guy in red-and-white hooded jacket
Last Line: Was taking him up on the offer
Subject(s): Imagination


THIS IS THE SEAL OF, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Life after life %she awaits his arrival
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


THOSE WITH A KNACK FOR WALKING IN AIR, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: They're street jugglers, nothing more
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


THOUGHTS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: I think I'd like to live on mars
Last Line: And see the wrong side of the stars.
Subject(s): Children; Cosmology; Imagination; May (month); Planets; Sky; Stars; Childhood; Fancy


THREE UNKNOWN SEA CREATURES, by MAURA STANTON    Poem Source            
First Line: 1. Holothalma %each curled, glaucous wave
Last Line: That swim in and out of view, %eating each other with joy
Subject(s): Imagination; Sea Monsters


THREE-LEGGED HORSE, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: All day long I've been going %in fits & starts
Last Line: Where's my three-legged horse?
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


TO A CHILD OF FANCY (2), by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The nests are in the hedgerows
Last Line: The same dear winsome lass.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TO BE A DUCK, by AILEEN FISHER    Poem Source            
First Line: It must be fun to be a duck
Last Line: And be an airplane if you wish
Subject(s): Imagination


TO BE BORN IN THIS HUMAN BODY IS RARE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Awaken and sleep no more - %brief are the days of life
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


TO CASTARA, OF TRUE DELIGHT, by WILLIAM HABINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why doth the ear so tempt the voice
Last Line: Chaste virtue's only true and fair.
Subject(s): Duplicity; Imagination; Deceit; Fancy


TO CHELSEA: ON HER SECOND BIRTHDAY, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: My little lightning bug, %my ornery peaches &cream
Last Line: Now that your tiny green flame burns every second %of every day
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


TO ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, by ANNE CHARLOTTE LYNCH BOTTA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not met thee in this outward world
Last Line: Sends love and blessings unto thee and thine.
Subject(s): Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861); Imagination; Love; Women; Fancy


TO FANCY, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit of ethereal birth!
Last Line: Neath thine iris wings I'll roam!
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TO FANCY, by MARTHA HANSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Fancy! To thee, I pour a votive strain
Last Line: Its genial warmth revives my grief-chilled heart.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TO FANCY, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Most delicate ariel! Submissive thing
Last Line: Making this dull world an enchanted isle.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TO IMAGINATION, by DOROTHEA LAWRANCE MANN    Poem Text            
First Line: O beauteous boy a-dream, what visions sought
Last Line: Weaving us evermore thy shining pageantry.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TO IMAGINATION (2), by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When weary with the long day's care
Last Line: And sweeter hope, when hope despairs!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TO MY IMAGINARY SIBLINGS, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear brother and sister
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters; Imagination; Fancy


TO THE EVENING STAR, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou fair-haired angel of the evening
Last Line: Thy sacred dew: protect them with thine influence.
Subject(s): Bible; Evening; Evening Star; Imagination; Mythology; Stars; Vision; Sunset; Twilight; Fancy


TO THE MUSES, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether on ida's shady brow / or in the chambers of the east
Last Line: The sound is forced, the notes are few!
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Muses; Mythology; Poetry & Poets; Vision; Fancy


TO THE VISIONS OF FANCY, by ANN RADCLIFFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, wild illusions of creative mind!
Last Line: Still chase my real cares with your illusive powers!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ward, Ann
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TOWER, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I do with this absurdity
Last Line: Or a bird's sleepy cry %among the deepening shades
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


TRAGEDY, by ANNE COOPER    Poem Source            
First Line: As I went out a-walking
Last Line: When I passed that way next morning, %his hair had turned all white
Subject(s): Imagination


TRAIL OF TEARS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Who can imagine this prejudice with hands
Last Line: Adolescent lips of the cherokee girl kneeling today %at mass
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


TRANSFORMATION, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a garden far in fancy
Last Line: In the certainty of dreams.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Imagination; Fancy


TRAVEL, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The railroad track is miles away
Last Line: No matter where it's going.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


TRAVELING TO WORK ONE MORNING IN NOVEMBER, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: A large owl %sits on the rough branch
Last Line: His eyes are two saturns %in a new universe
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


TREASURE ISLAND, by KEITH ALTHAUS    Poem Source            
First Line: Beside me %on the couch
Last Line: He stirs at its cold scent, %a shiver runs through him, %then me. It's late. %I mark our place
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Imagination


TROUBLE WITH IMAGINATIVE CHILDREN, by JOHN B. LEE    Poem Source            
First Line: When I was a boy
Last Line: Like a suitcase made for thieves
Subject(s): Children; Imagination


TRUST, by LIZ WALDNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I would be walking down the road
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


UNBREAKABLE, O LORD, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O my beloved - %return
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


UNDER BEN BULBEN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Swear by what the sages spoke
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


UNDER BEN BULBEN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swear by what the sages spoke
Last Line: Horseman, pass by!
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


UNDER THE GREEN LEDGE, by KENNETH PATCHEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I huddle with that life I can steal
Subject(s): Hate; Imagination


UNDERSEA, by MARCHETTE CHUTE    Poem Source            
First Line: Beneath the waters %green and cool
Last Line: Can't seem to learn %the steps at all
Variant Title(s): Mermaid/underse
Subject(s): Imagination


V. NEZVAL, by JIRINA FUCHSOVA    Poem Source            
First Line: Through the park
Last Line: And leads imagination by the string %like a dog
Subject(s): Imagination; Nezval, Vitezslav (1900-1958); Poetry And Poets


VAGABONDS, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pitiful brother! What atrocious vigils I owe him!
Last Line: We wandered, I impatient to find the place and the formula!
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


VAN GOGH, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: In those paintings about taverns, with
Last Line: Inspired moments, create van goghs
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


VARIETY OF INTELLIGENCE IN HUMAN BEINGS, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As many kinds as might be marked on a vertical
Last Line: Joseph's brothers wept, but inside %they were tricky and jealous
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


VERY EARLY, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source            
First Line: When I wake in the early mist
Last Line: And I'm the one who woke the sun %and kissed the stars good night
Subject(s): Imagination


VIGILS, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is repose in the light, neither fever nor languor, on a bed or on a meadow
Last Line: In any case nothing of what it seems at present
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


VISION OF POESY, SELS., by HENRY TIMROD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes - could it be fancy? I have felt
Last Line: Fill the clear spirit's eyes with earthly %dust'
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Imagination; Poetry And Poets


VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved theotormon
Last Line: The daughters of albion hear her woes, & eccho back her sighs.
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Love; Mythology; Vision; Fancy


VOYAGE A L'INFINI, by WALTER CONRAD ARENSBERG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The swan existing / is like a song with an accompaniment
Last Line: Without imagination.
Subject(s): Birds; Imagination; Swans; Fancy


VOYAGES: 1, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the fresh ruffles of the surf
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Variant Title(s): The Sea
Subject(s): Imagination; Sea; Vision; Fancy; Ocean


VOYAGES: 1, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the fresh ruffles of the surf
Last Line: The bottom of the sea is cruel
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Variant Title(s): The Se
Subject(s): Imagination; Sea; Vision


VOYAGES: 2, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And yet this great wink of eternity
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Men; Vision; Fancy


VOYAGES: 2, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: And yet this great wink of eternity
Last Line: The seal's wide spindrift gaze toward paradise
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Men; Vision


VOYAGES: 3, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infinite consanguinity it bears
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


VOYAGES: 3, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infinite consanguinity it bears
Last Line: Permit me voyage, love, into your hands
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


VOYAGES: 4, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose counted smile of hours and days, suppose
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


VOYAGES: 4, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose counted smile of hours and days, suppose
Last Line: The secret oar and petals of all love
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


VOYAGES: 5, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Meticulous, past midnight in clear rime
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


VOYAGES: 5, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Meticulous, past midnight in clear rime
Last Line: Draw in your head and sleep the long way home
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


VOYAGES: 6, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where icy and bright dungeons lift
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


VOYAGES: 6, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where icy and bright dungeons lift
Last Line: Whose accent no farewell can know
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WALES VISITATION, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Wales; Fancy; Welshmen; Welshwomen


WALES VISITATION, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow
Last Line: Upward in motion with wet wind
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Wales


WALKING NEAR VIRGINIA BEACH, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Motionless in a pool of water %a yellow-billed crane
Last Line: Inside the violin bones %of its dark legs!
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


WAY IN, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoever you are; some evening take a step
Last Line: In the same moment that your will grasps it, %your eyes, feeling its subtlety, will leave it
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WE CAN'T HELP BEING THIRSTY, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Almost in sight! The first word they call out %will be the last word of our last poem
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WEAK IS THE WILL OF MAN, HIS JUDGMENT BLIND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind
Subject(s): Imagination


WEAR JUST ENOUGH CLOTHES TO KEEP WARM, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: This body will become food %for the forest crows
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WHAT IS A BUTTERFLY?, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: What is a butterfly? At best
Last Line: He's but a caterpillar dressed!
Subject(s): Imagination


WHAT IS RED?, by MARY O'NEILL    Poem Source            
First Line: Red is a sunset
Last Line: But can you imagine %living without it?
Subject(s): Colors; Imagination


WHAT IS WORSHIP? WHO ARE THIS MAN, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Let that be your sacred pouring. %let your worship song be silence
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WHAT UNDERSTANDING COMES THROUGH READING?, by LALLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Subtle intellect is a fox %who knows what I need
Alternate Author Name(s): Lal Ded; Lalla-vakyana; Lalleswari; Lalla Yogiswari
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WHEN CAN I MEET / THE DARK LORD?, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Fate never swerves from its course
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


WHEN I WAS THE SUBJECT, by JORDAN DAVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How we or anything exists
Last Line: Points sticking out
Subject(s): Chaos; Imagination; Fancy


WHEN I WAS THE SUBJECT, by JORDAN DAVIS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: How we or anything exists
Subject(s): Chaos; Imagination; Fancy


WHEN I WAS THE SUBJECT, by JORDAN DAVIS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How we or anything exists
Last Line: Without the sharp %points sticking out
Subject(s): Chaos; Imagination


WHEN THINGS ARE HEARD, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ear participates, and helps arrange marriages
Last Line: But if words do not reach the ear in the chest, nothing happens
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


WHERE GO THE BOATS?, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark brown is the river
Last Line: Shall bring my boats ashore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 14
Subject(s): Boats; Imagination; Rivers; Fancy


WHILE BEAMS OF ORIENT LIGHT SHOOT WIDE AND HIGH, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Gleams from a world in which the saints repose
Subject(s): Beauty; Imagination; Dawn


WHY LIFE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O beloved, take this raft quickly %and lead it to shore
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


WHY MIRA CAN'T GO BACK TO HER OLD HOUSE, by MIRABAI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The colors of the dark one have penetrated mira's body
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Variant Title(s): Meera
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision; Fancy


WHY MIRA CAN'T GO BACK TO HER OLD HOUSE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The colors of the dark one have penetrated mira's body
Last Line: And now you want me to climb on a jackass? Try to be serious!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


WHY THIS IMPULSE, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Singing from the deep in your throat
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


WIND, by MARION DOYLE    Poem Source            
First Line: I love the blustering noisy wind
Last Line: Until they look like small black notes %of music on the sky?
Alternate Author Name(s): Doyle, Marion Stauffer
Subject(s): Imagination


WIPING THE STARS, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The older korean gentleman %(barely 55!)
Last Line: From his forehead %with his left hand
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


WOLF AND THE RABBIT, by ANNA CITRINO    Poem Source            
First Line: Ohh,'
Last Line: To be, %cast out, %set free
Subject(s): Animals; Imagination; Rabbits; Wolves


WOODEN MOON, by ALAN BRITT    Poem Source            
First Line: The wooden moon %is a drifter. %hangs his hat %on any tree
Last Line: Takes up residence %in the long strands of our loneliness
Subject(s): Explorers; Imagination


WOODEN SWORD, by GARY GILDNER    Poem Source            
First Line: Some days I take my bokken
Last Line: My best friends. %how I pray
Subject(s): Imagination; Play


WOULDN'T YOU?, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I / could go
Last Line: I'd go!
Subject(s): Imagination; Wind; Farewell; Fancy


WOULDN'T YOU?, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I %could go
Last Line: I'd go!
Subject(s): Imagination; Wind


YOGIN, I DID NOT TOUCH, by MIRABAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: What mira obtains %has been written by fate
Alternate Author Name(s): Mira Bai; Mira
Subject(s): Imagination; Krishna (god); Transcendentalism; Vision


YOU COULD BELIEVE, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You could believe the city is more than you
Last Line: Everything in this place does what it can
Subject(s): Cities; Imagination


YOUTH: 1. SUNDAY, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Problems put by, the inevitable descent of heaven
Last Line: Let us resume our study to the noise of the devouring work that is assembling and rising in the mass
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


YOUTH: 2. SONNET, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man of ordinary constitution, was not the flesh a fruit hung in the orchard
Last Line: Might and right reflect your dance and your voice, only appreciated at present
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


YOUTH: 3. TWENTY YEARS OLD, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Instructive voices exiled
Last Line: Quickly, indeed, the nerves take up the chase
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


YOUTH: 4. WAR, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a child, certain skies refined my vision
Last Line: It is as simple as a musical phrase
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision