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Subject: NARCOTICS
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AN OPIUM FANTASY, by MARIA WHITE LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft hangs the opiate in the brain
Last Line: "ring into golden bowls."
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Fantasy; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


AUDEN, by TONY HOAGLAND                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Nicotine, caffeine, amphetamine - these
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


BROKEN GIRL, by JOAN LARKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seconal and wine I lived on the street
Subject(s): Alcoholics & Alcoholism; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Substance Abuse Recovery; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


CANARY, by RITA DOVE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Billie holiday's burned voice
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Holiday, Billie (1915-1959); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Songs


COCAINE, by JOHN WIENERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For I have seen love
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


DIGGER, by LLOYD SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Would you believe I went to college? Yeah,
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Prisons & Prisoners; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Convicts


ELVIN'S BLUES, by MICHAEL S. HARPER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Sniffed, dilating my nostrils
Last Line: With only itself to love
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Sex; Jones, Elvin (1927-2004); Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


GREEN SEES THINGS IN WAVES, by AUGUST KLEINZAHLER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


HEROIN, by BOB HICOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagine spring's thaw, your brother said
Last Line: To the strenuous work of vanishing
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Hallucinations & Illusions; Needles; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


HISTORIOGRAPHY, by LORENZO THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The junkies loved charles parker and the sports
Last Line: 1974).
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Parker, Charlie ('bird') (1920-1955); Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


IN PRAISE OF LAUDANUM, by WILLIAM HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel, o laudanum, thy power divine
Last Line: And everything but mira is forgot.
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Pleasure; Praise; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


JEREMIAD, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After a night of opium and alcohol, edgar poe
Last Line: As they sometimes will in baltimore.
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Food & Eating; Hallucinations & Illusions; Parks; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849); Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


LETTERS TO YESENIN: 20, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The mushrooms helped again: walking hangdoggedly to the granary
Last Line: Skips in the noose like a marlin bait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Despair; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Yesenin, Sergei (1895-1925); Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


LINES TO ACCOMPANY FLOWERS FOR EVE, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The florist was told, cyclamen or azalea
Last Line: Though once we lay and waited for a death.
Subject(s): Cities; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Flowers; Hospitals; Women; Women's Rights; Urban Life; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Feminism


LUNAR BAEDEKER, by MINA LOY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A silver lucifer
Last Line: Waxes and wanes
Alternate Author Name(s): Cravan, Arthur, Mrs.; Lowy, Mina Gertrude; Haweis, Stephen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Nightmares; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


MOTHER JUNKIE, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She has the shakes, thinks she's gonna die
Last Line: To the east river, five blocks away
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Medicine; Substance Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Drugs, Prescription; Addictive Behavior


NEAR THE BRIDGE OF SAINT-CLOUD; AFTER ROUSSEAU, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A swollen infant under a tree, rose petals
Last Line: Equal to childhood, throughout the kingdoms of the east.
Subject(s): Babies; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Paintings & Painters; Rousseau, Theodore (1812-1867); Infants; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


O.D., by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was surprised to find them
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Music & Musicians; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


ODE ON THE FACELIFTING OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, by EDWARD DORN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: America is inconceivable without drugs
Subject(s): United States; Narcotics; America


OPIUM HARVEST, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: High up in hollow valleys where dim lakes
Last Line: Round the wide world in bales of solid sleep.
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


PROLOGUE, by JUDY JORDAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In winterís spider-eyed light strung through steam grates, the
Last Line: Lover boy & philly boy. Wanna-beís and gonna-beís
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Human Behavior; City & Town Life; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


RIGHT NOW, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The mind assumes the position
Last Line: You could lose in a heartbeat
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


SILVER SLUR, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing stays attached to what I saw
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Sex; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


SOMEWHERE HOLY, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are places in this world where
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE BLACK RIVIERA, by MARK JARMAN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: There they are again. It's after dark.
Last Line: So insular, so quiet, it enters the earth
Subject(s): Youth; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE BUS STOPPED IN FIELDS OF MISDEMEANOR, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't know why they turn the irrigation
Last Line: And I am of the enemy. And we are legion.
Subject(s): Death; Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); Drugs & Drug Abuse; Mothers & Daughters; Dead, The; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE CALIFORNIA CRACK, by WANDA COLEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She didn't know he was so shook
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleman-straus, Wanda
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE GARLAND OF SLEEP, by AUGUSTE ANGELLIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wreath of poppy flowers
Last Line: As if it were a tomb.
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Poppies; Sleep; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE OPIUM-EATER (AFTER TAKING A DOSE), by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Now I sit in bowers of bliss
Last Line: I know I'll never weep again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE OPIUM-EATER (BEFORE TAKING A DOSE), by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Life's pathway to me is dreary
Last Line: A moment's rest, and peace of mind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE STORY OF RICHARD MAXFIELD, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He jumped out of a window
Subject(s): Maxfield, Richard (1927-1969); Composers; Suicide; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


THE THREAT, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother pushed my sister out of the apartment door with an empty
Subject(s): Family Life; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Relatives; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


TO OPIUM, by MARIA LOGAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Let others boast the golden spoil
Last Line: Admiring, own thy pow'r!
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


WHITE LADY, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wants my son
Last Line: To own our own at last
Variant Title(s): White Lady; Street Name For Cocaine
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


WITH A BOTTLE OF BLUE NUN TO ALL MY FRIENDS, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sisters, / the blue nun has eloped with one
Last Line: It's that simple.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Change; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Nuns; Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin